185 Elm Street
Fitchburg, MA 01420
Date Posted: January 23, 2019
Region: Western Massachusetts
Curatorial Internships at the Fitchburg Art Museum (FAM) are designed to give curious future curators a substantive, immersive educational experience in a fast-paced regional art museum.
The Spring/Summer 2019 FAM Curatorial Internship is a one-semester, one or two day a week commitment for students currently pursuing undergraduate or graduate degrees in museum studies or art history. Interns will be exposed to both historical and contemporary works of art, and may engage in a variety of tasks including research, curatorial planning, writing, studio/museum/gallery visits, and other administrative work, including assisting with preparation and implementation of FAM’s Regional Exhibition of Art & Craft.
Ideally, the candidate would begin in late February and commit to one to two days a week until the end of May and then increase the number of days as we prepare for the Regional Exhibition that opens on June 21, 2019. However, the start and end dates will be determined in consultation with the selected candidate. Please note that while public transportation to FAM is available, it is limited. Therefore, we request that interns have a car.
Curatorial Interns will report to Curator Lisa Crossman, Ph.D. Interns will enjoy an immensely collegial, supportive, collaborative, and creative work culture with other members of the FAM team.
Interested candidates should send a cover letter, CV or resume, and the names and contact information for 2 references by email to Curator Lisa Crossman (firstname.lastname@example.org, ATTN: Curatorial Internship).
The Fitchburg Art Museum is the leading cultural institution in North Central Massachusetts. FAM was founded in 1925, and its four-building complex, with over
20,000 square feet of exhibition space, features exhibitions from its art historical collections of over 5,000 objects, as well as special loan exhibitions focused on New England contemporary art. Collection strengths include American Art, photography, and African Art. Area schools, community groups, and artist organizations organize shows for FAM’s Community Gallery, and the Museum maintains active educational partnerships with public and private schools, and Fitchburg State University. FAM also participates in efforts to stimulate the local creative economy. FAM is fully accredited by the American Alliance of Museums.
For more information about FAM, please visit www.fitchburgartmuseum.org.
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¹ Americans for the Arts. (2017). “Arts & Economic Prosperity 5: The Economic Impact of Nonprofits and Cultural Organizations and Their Audiences in the State of Massachusetts.” Retrieved from www.AmericansForTheArts.org
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