2014 Summer Internships at the BMA
The BMA offers Internships to undergraduate and graduate students, as well as recent graduates. These positions provide the opportunity for Interns to contribute to various Museum projects and activities while learning how a major institution functions on a day-to-day basis. Interns will be guided by their supervisor who will act as a mentor and teach them about their departmentís function within the Museum.
Please be advised that the Application Deadline has been extended to March 14th, 2014. Selected candidates will be notified by April 21st, 2014.
Arts of Africa, the Americas, Asia, and the Pacific Islands
Women who belong to the Sande womenís society in Sierra Leone dance helmet-style masks, representing female beauty, during the initiations of girls into adulthood. Women commission these masks from artists who travel through southern and western Sierra Leone. The BMA holds over thirty examples of these Sande Society masks in its African art collection but there could be approximately ten thousand in existence. The AAAPI Department is seeking an intern to compile an image database of known Sande Society helmet masks, so that individual artists can be identified. This task will involve searching online for images in African Art collections and contacting institutions that do not have their collections online. More (PDF) »
Development & Membership
The Development Department Intern will assist in membership and development projects. This position will take an important role in the restructuring of the Development records archive including, weeding for non-essential information, interpreting records retention schedules, and preparing records for Museum archives. Other projects such as furthering and strengthening the Neighborhood Benefits Program, representing the membership program at events and programs, and other related duties may be assigned. More (PDF) »
The IT Intern will be responsible for day-to day activities within the IT Department as well as other hands on tasks as they arise. The Intern will gain valuable knowledge into how an organization manages computers, storage servers, office equipment (i.e. copiers), phone systems, and how to trouble-shoot difficult technological impediments. More (PDF) »
Library & Archives
The Archival Processing Intern will work under the direction and supervision of the BMAís Head Librarian and Archivist to process manuscripts and/or institutional records. The Intern will be involved in all aspects of archival processing including arrangement and preservation as well as the creation of EAD-encoded finding aids and MARC21 records. The Intern will also scan and created metadata for selected materials. More (PDF) »
Marketing & Communications
The Public Relations & Marketing Intern will assist in implementing promotional activities in support of expanding awareness of the BMAís exhibitions and programs, especially for the Museumís upcoming 100th anniversary celebration and reopening of the American Wing in the fall of 2014. The Intern will also attend department team meetings to and gain experience in a wide variety of marketing and communications skills More (PDF) »
Prints, Drawings and Photographs
The Department of Prints, Drawings & Photographs is looking for one intern to assist with the cataloguing of the Museumís collection of WWI and WWII posters. The responsibilities of the IFPDA Summer Intern will include researching the posters and entering appropriate information into TMS (the Museumís collection management database). More (PDF) »
The Textiles Intern will collect past exhibition, research, and conservation data from the hard copy file records and enter it into the museum database , documenting past exhibitions histories and conservation procedures performed on the textiles. More (PDF) »
The Visitor Services Department seeks an enthusiastic summer intern to assist in the development of systems for tracking and evaluating visitor experiences. Responsibilities include researching and reporting on peer institutionsí practices, compiling and reviewing museum reports, and working with colleagues to develop a comprehensive system for analyzing and reporting on visitor experiences. The intern will also assist in providing exemplary customer service and ensuring welcoming and positive experiences for the museumís visitors, and may help with administrative projects and departmental initiatives, including efforts related to the museumís renovations. More (PDF) »