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Internships

The Walters Art Museum is pleased to offer opportunities for qualified undergraduate and graduate candidates to intern in various museum divisions throughout the year. Based on a system of supervised learning, the internships enable interns to understand how a museum operates and how to relate this experience to academic and professional goals. Credit can be arranged with your college/university.

Internship Requirements:

  • All individuals must be 18 years of age or older
  • Must be an undergraduate or graduate student, as well as recent graduates
  • Committed to the full duration of the internship assignment, including work schedule and punctuality
  • Candidates will be subject to a favorable investigative background check report

Application Process

All candidates will submit a cover letter, resume and all supplemental materials to internships@thewalters.org. Some internship positions require additional materials (see below). Please indicate your first and second choice of internship in your cover letter.

The Walters Art Museum is an equal opportunity, equal access employer committed to achieving a diverse workforce. Employment at the Walters is contingent on a favorable investigative background check. The museum is a drug and smoke free work workplace. The Walters Art Museum is an at will employer.

Spring 2018 Internships

Registrar Intern

The Walters Art Museum seeks a qualified intern to assist the Collections Department and opportunities to learn about many aspects of collections care and registration.

Duties:

  • Record management and object data entry using The Museum System (TMS)
  • Assist with the inventory and rehousing of objects
  • Other collections management projects as assigned

Experience/Skills:

  • Strong attention to detail and organized
  • Interest in registration and collections management

Preferred Major or Areas of Study:

  • Art History
  • History
  • Museum Studies

In addition to providing the standard application materials, please provide a letter of reference by January 31, 2018.

Human Resources Intern

This intern will support the human resources department with recruitment, benefits, and employee relations. Intern will also, assist with developing a benefits reference guide.

Duties:

  • Assist with recruitment including maintaining websites incoming applications
  • Research and assist with creating a benefits reference guide
  • Assist with on boarding tasks as assigned

Experience/Skills:

  • Strong written communication skills
  • Strong attention to detail and organizational skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, etc.)
  • Interest in recruiting and benefits

Preferred Majors/Areas of Study:

  • Business
  • Business Management
  • Human Resources

Application deadline is Friday, December 1, 2017.

Studio Teaching Intern (December- June)

The Education Department seeks undergraduate and graduate students who are interested in gaining practical teaching experience in a museum setting to lead interactive and interdisciplinary studio art classes for K-12 students. Successful candidates are enthusiastic, motivated, resourceful, and dependable. These interns should have some knowledge or experience in teaching, museum education, art history and/or studio practices.

Experience/Skills:

  • Knowledge of museum/education theory and pedagogy, preferred
  • Experience (formal or informal) working with children and/or teens

Preferred Major or Areas of Study:

  • Museum Education
  • Art History
  • Education
  • Studio/ Fine Art

In addition to the standard application materials, please provide two letters of reference (academic or professional). Application deadline is December 8, 2017.

Family Programs Intern

The Family Program Intern will revamp the Walters’ Art Cart, a mobile cart with family-friendly resources, including books, games, costumes, drawing kits, and other activities that relate to our collection or general art concept. The Art Cart provides families with opportunities to take a break and play, and is a springboard for gallery exploration.

Duties:

  • Observe education staff and interact with families at the Art Cart
  • Create interpretive materials
  • Research other interactive museum resources
  • Inventory and evaluate current resources
  • Recommend changes
  • Experience/Skills:

  • Understanding of art and art history
  • Intermediate experience creating innovative and interactive experiences for a multi-generational audience in informal learning environments
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Ability to work independently and on a team
  • Some weekend availability as the Art Cart is staffed on Saturdays and Sundays
  • Preferred Major or Areas of Study:

    • Museum Studies
    • Museum Education
    • Art Education
    • Fine Arts
    • Art History
    • Liberal Arts Program

    In addition to the standard application materials, please provide a letter of reference. Application deadline is December 8, 2017.