Approximate date of posting June 7, 2019
Position: Library & Archives also accepting applications for internships in all museum departments, including (but not limited to): Curatorial, Development, Education, Exhibition Management, Marketing, and Publishing & Digital Media.
Eligibility Candidates must be junior-year college level or above, recent graduates, graduate students, postgraduates, and mature professionals pursuing further experience in the arts. In pursuit of, or hold a master’s degree in library and information sciences. Candidates who have taken coursework in cataloging, rare books, library services, archival managements, and/or digital preservation are also encouraged to apply.
Location: New York
Company/Organization Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
Schedule/Hours Full-time, four days a week Monday-Thursday, in addition to half-day seminars on Fridays.
Time Frame begin on Monday, June 3 and end on Friday, August 9
Compensation: $500 stipends to all undergraduate-level students and $1,000 stipends to all graduate-level students
Description: The library consists of published resources focused on modern and contemporary art, architecture, and photography, with an emphasis on the museum’s international collections and exhibitions, and serves the research needs of museum staff. The archives contain primary-source documentation that reflects the museum’s history, exhibitions, and collections, and is open to museum staff and qualified researchers. Library and Archives staff are responsible for the maintenance and management of the archives and library holdings.
The objective of the Internship Program is to offer practical museum training experience to individuals interested in pursuing careers in the arts and museum fields. Interns gain general knowledge and broad understanding of how a particular department functions within the context of a major museum, as well as specific skills related to a particular department’s activities. Interns are assigned to a department based on their academic backgrounds, professional skills, interests, and career goals.
In addition, the Museum Culture Seminar Program supplements the Internship Program by incorporating site visits to other New York arts and cultural institutions. Discussion with a broad array of arts and museum professionals, including Guggenheim staff, is facilitated. A field trip outside New York City is planned for the end of each internship period.
Interns participate in the ongoing work of the department and complete specific projects or portions of larger departmental initiatives. For a full list of departments that offer internships, please see www.guggenheim.org /internships
Museum Culture Seminar Program
The Museum Culture Seminar Program forms an integral part of our Internship Program. The program includes field trips to sites such as auction houses, galleries, corporate collections, and other museums. Discussion with Guggenheim Museum staff from a range of departments and awareness of a range of museum-related issues is facilitated. A field trip outside of New York City is planned for the end of every session.
How to Apply Prospective applicants, please send cover letter, resume Guggenheim application form (found on web site), list of relevant coursework, academic writing sample, and two letters of recommendation via postal mail to Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Internship Program, 1071 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10128-0173.
Deadline June 1, 2019 (postmark) extended through June 28, 2019
Education Associate, Internship Program
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
1071 Fifth Avenue
New York, New York 10128
(212) 423- 3697
Spring: January–April (application deadline: November 1)
Summer: June–August (application deadline: January 30)
Fall: September–December (application deadline: June 1)