Internship Opportunities at the Modern
Communications and Media Intern
Education and Skill Requirements:
Graduating senior or recently graduated student, BA or BS, majoring in Mass Communications, Public Relations, Marketing, or Radio/Television/Film. Excellent writing, communication, and interpretive skills. Experience with video production and editing. Knowledge of social media.
Produce and edit a series of short, less than 5 minute, videos about exhibitions and museum programming for use on the museum’s website and social media.
Conduct recorded interviews with exhibited artists, curators, and museum staff.
Assist communications staff with development of press materials, including but not limited to press releases, emails, advertising, and printed materials.
Participate in planning, development, and implementation of:
• New media
• Marketing strategies
• Press events
• Other events organized by the communications department
Monitor the museum’s presence on social media.
Assist the communications staff in implementation of social media strategy.
Remain up-to-date on latest communication technology.
Excellent communications skills, both written and spoken
Knowledge of video production, including editing, script writing, and photography
Familiarity with social media
Sense of humor
Grace under pressure
Application deadline for fall semester: July 31, 2013
Apply for this position.
Public Relations Photography Internship
Applicant should be a junior or senior photography major that is capable in various environments with a camera and is proficient in Photoshop CS2 (RAW digital images and transparency scans) and possibly Adobe Illustrator. Please send 5 to 10 images with your resume, submitted electronically or with a self-addressed envelope. The photography intern will assist the department in photographing various events and subjects for both promotions and print, assist the graphic designer in preparing images for publication, and participate on the Modern Blog as an author. This position is available Fall 2013. The application should be submitted by July 31. This is a paid internship position. Apply for this position.
Public Relations Internship
Applicant should be a junior or senior majoring in art history or public relations with an interest in modern and contemporary art.
Internship Responsibilities: Assist PR Manager on projects as assigned, including but not limited to:
- Manage news clippings
- Receive and count packages from the clipping bureau
- Maintain a clipping center for museum staff to use
- Provide a summary to staff of news online
- Maintain bulletin board notices
- Research for a media buying plan
- Find costs, circulations, demographics, and income level for demographics
- Assist in the distribution and writing of press releases and communication material
- Gather information and update monthly listings online
- Keep up with ongoing filing and database updates
- Fulfill admission ticket donation requests from organizations
Candidates must commit to work 10 hours per week. This position is paid $8/hour. This position is available Fall 2013. The application should be submitted by July 31. Apply for this position.
Description: The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth Education Internship program provides students with practical work experience in museum education and gives a sense of administrative and creative responsibilities involved in education programming. Internships acquaint students with the Museum’s collection and special exhibitions. They provide an opportunity to work with people of all ages in various programs. Under the guidance of education staff, interns assist with routine administrative tasks from clerical to research as well as assist artists who lead the Modern programs with hands-on art activities in the studio and galleries. Internships are invaluable experiences due to the level of involvement and responsibility entrusted to each intern.
Positions: The Education department offers internships each semester and through the summer in conjunction with various programs as needed.
Qualifications: Positions are open to art and art history students. Acceptance is determined by academic achievements, experiences, interests, and future career goals.
To Apply: Email the education department at firstname.lastname@example.org with a resume or CV and a cover letter with a statement of purpose. Someone will contact you about the availability of current internships in Education.
In the Moment at the Modern – Fall 2013
This internship supports a monthly program designed for people with memory loss and their caregivers where participants experience works of art at the Modern through intimate conversations with docents and thoughtful gallery projects.
The intern is responsible for working with the Assistant Curator of Education, Docent Programs to create sketchbooks that encourage close looking and conversation about artwork currently on view. The intern is responsible for designing and making approximately 30 sketchbooks in advance of each month’s program. In addition, the intern will participate in each month’s program (with hour-long sessions held the 4th Wednesday of each month at 10 am and 2 pm), guiding guests through the galleries and supporting the docents. The internship is approximately 10 hours per week, from August-December. This position is paid $8 per hour.
The position is open to art and art history students knowledgeable about modern and contemporary art. Experience working with people with memory loss is preferred, but not required.
E-mail the Assistant Curator of Education, Docent Programs (email@example.com) with a CV and statement of purpose. The deadline is June 21, 2013. An interview is required.
Museum Library Intern
To assist the Curatorial Department for approximately 7 hours per week in organizing books, catalogues, periodicals, and slides for easy access and retrieval using the Library of Congress Cataloging System. Meet periodically with the Curatorial staff to determine organizational needs, plans, and organizational procedures for new materials and storage of infrequently used items. Assist with correspondence to other museums and organizations regarding reciprocal material situations.
- Upper level undergraduate or graduate student
- Knowledge and/or experience in Library Science
- Knowledge of the Library of Congress System and OCLC
- Excellent organizational skills
- Ability to work independently
- Detail oriented
- Knowledge of visual arts and/or art history
- Knowledge of Resource Description and Access (RDA) standard
- Knowledge of stacks management
This is a paid internship
Individuals interested in the opportunity should submit a CV or resumé to Brent Mitchell, Head Registrar, at firstname.lastname@example.org.