The Ringling (The John & Mable Museum of Art)

Approximate Date of Posting: January 3, 2018

Eligibility; must be enrolled in a graduate program at the time of
application, or have received a graduate degree no earlier than December 2017

Position: Archives

Location: Sarasota, Florida

Schedule/Hours: Full–Time

Time Frame:  June 4-August 9, 2018

Compensation: $11.50 hourly



The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art in Sarasota, Florida, will be offering paid internships for ten weeks from June 4 – August 9, 2018. The Ringling is the State Art Museum of Florida and a part of Florida State University. It consists of art and circus museums, as well as a historic mansion and theater, all on a 66-acre site overlooking Sarasota Bay.

Summer internships combine practical, hands-on experience working on a project for a specific department with exposure to all aspects of The Ringling’s operation

Department: Archives

Description: Participate in the activities of the department; work on digitization projects; catalogue, edit, and enter data in The Museum System (TMS) collections management database; assist with reference requests and other duties as required.

Education Requirements: Graduate studies in history, cultural studies, or related field with an interest in archives or history museums.

Qualifications: Knowledge of digital photography preferred.

Internship Application:

  1. 1. Letter of Interest (stating your interest in and qualifications for the internship to which you are applying)
  2. Résumé or Curriculum Vitae
  3. Academic Transcript (most recent, official or unofficial)
  4. Two Letters of Recommendation (one of which must be from a current or recent professor)

Note: Each letter must be e-mailed directly from your recommender or mailed in a sealed envelope with your recommender’s signature across the flap. All materials must be received by


Deadline: February 15, 2018 Applications can be mailed or e-mailed (as a .pdf) to

Contact Information: Debi Schalch The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art 5401 Bay Shore Road Sarasota, FL 34243


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