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    2014 Summer Interns

    2015 Summer Internship Program Opportunities


    Gain experience in the Southeast's premier art museum, featuring a significant permanent collection and world-class special exhibitions.

    The High Museum of Art's internship program is offered for eight weeks each summer to rising college juniors and seniors as well as to graduating seniors. The Museum's internships are unpaid learning opportunities, but interns do receive many benefits which include free admission to Museum functions, discounts at our gift shops and café and the ability to observe and receive instruction that enhances their knowledge of the area in which they are assigned. Candidates accepted into the program are responsible for securing their own housing and transportation (including parking, which they will receive at a discounted employee rate) for the duration of the program.

    The High's 2015 Summer Internship Program will run from Monday, June 1 through Friday, July 24, 2015 (9 a.m.-5 p.m. M-F).

    The High offers you the chance to gain experience in fields where experience is crucial. We strive to give our interns projects that are meaningful and educational. In addition to contributing to important tasks in the departments to which interns are assigned, once a week interns will participate in a series of professional development workshops in various departments and learn daily operational functions.

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    Application Deadline: Friday, March 6, 2015

    This year we are pleased to offer the following opportunities:




    COLLECTIONS AND EXHIBITIONS AND EUROPEAN ART: CURATORIAL INTERN

    Supervisor's Name: David Brenneman/Alexandra Skliris

    Department: Curatorial: Collections and Exhibitions/European Art

    Internship Summary: The interns will have the opportunity to gain museum experience in the dynamic and fast-paced departments of Collections and Exhibitions and European Art. Interns will assist with collections maintenance and cataloging, and assist with ongoing projects related to exhibitions, acquisitions, and other departmental duties. The interns will assist with keeping the European Art Department's records up to date by using TMS (The Museum System) software, with research for recent and potential acquisitions, and with ongoing research and projects in the Collections and Exhibitions and European Art Departments. The interns will also have the opportunity to assist with upcoming exhibitions, as well as handle day-to-day activities such as conducting artist- and object-centered research, preparing fact sheets and checklists, and assisting with carrying out various other administrative tasks. Additional projects may be assigned as they arise.

    Necessary Qualifications:

    • Strong writing and research skills
    • Excellent communication skills
    • Detail-oriented, hard-working, and organized
    • Ability to work efficiently with minimal supervision
    • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
    • Proficient computer skills, including Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Outlook, Access, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.)
    • An interest in European art


    Number of Interns Needed: 2




    MUSEUM INTERPRETATION: EDUCATION INTERN

    Supervisor's Name: Julia Forbes/Ginia Sweeney

    Department: Education/Museum Interpretation

    Internship Summary: The intern will assist with the development of the interpretive tools for the Museum's major fall exhibitions: Hapsburg Splendor: Masterpieces from Vienna's Imperial Collections and Iris van Herpen as well as interpretation for the permanent collection, an ongoing process of rethinking the High's collections. Interpretive elements include gallery labels, audio tours, exhibition website components, docent training, and the Museum's handheld mobile experience, ArtClix. The intern will learn in-depth how an exhibition comes together in a team-based setting. Additional responsibilities will include assisting with research, maintenance of the Greene Family Learning Gallery, and other projects within the education department.

    Necessary Qualifications:

    • Strong writing skills
    • Comfort with public speaking
    • Basic computer skills, including Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Outlook, Access, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.)
    • Some art history


    Number of Interns Needed: 1




    PUBLIC PROGRAMS: EDUCATION INTERN

    Department: Education/Public Programs

    Supervisor's Name: Erin Dowdy

    Internship Summary: The intern will assist with summer public programming including the piazza activation project, as well as summer classes, family programming such as Toddler Thursdays and Arts & Rec days, and adult programs such as lectures and Friday Night Music Remix. The intern will also participate in community engagement and outreach activities and functions. The intern will assist with the Family Programs blog Highly Hands-on, conduct research for upcoming exhibitions, and learn the day to day operations of programming that connects to the museum's permanent collection and special exhibitions. The intern will also provide support with special departmental projects and administrative duties as needed.

    Necessary Qualifications: People skills are a must. The intern must be comfortable in a classroom setting, able to engage with families, patrons and visitors, and members of the public, and be highly organized with the ability to multitask. An interest in programming, childhood education and arts education preferable.

    Desired Skills:

    • Excellent writing and communication skills
    • Ability to work under a deadline
    • Ability to work with minimal supervision
    • Ability to work in a fast=paced environment
    • Experience working with families and children
    • Detail-oriented, strong work ethic
    • Teaching experience
    • Knowledge of Microsoft Suite


    Number of Interns Needed: 1




    SCHOOL AND TEACHER SERVICES: EDUCATION INTERN

    Department: Education: School & Teacher Services

    Supervisor's Name: Kate McLeod

    Internship Summary: Assist in Woodruff Arts Center Educator Conference (June 1-5, 2015), Planning for the 2015-2016 School Year, School County Kick-Offs, and Summer Camp.

    Internship Summary/Job Description/Duties: The intern will assist with the Woodruff Arts Center Educator Conference on June 1-5, 2015, the planning and implementation of School County Kick-Offs, Summer Camp, and the planning, promotion, and implementation of school programs for the 2015–2016 school year. Other responsibilities will include research, writing, interacting with teachers and students, creating hands-on materials, and assisting with other projects within the education department.

    Necessary Qualifications:

    • Strong writing and communication skills
    • Ability to work with minimal supervision
    • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
    • Experience in and comfortable working with children
    • Strong organizational skills
    • An outgoing personality
    • Computer proficiency, including Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Outlook, Access, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.)
    • Some knowledge of curriculum and standards are highly desirable


    Number of Interns Needed: 2




    PUBLIC YOUTH PROGRAMS: EDUCATION INTERN

    Supervisor's Name: Katie Bush

    Department: Education/Public Programs/Youth Programs

    Internship Summary: The intern will assist with summer public programming, including the teen summer intensive, developing youth-centric tours, and community programming. The intern will also work on ongoing research regarding youth and community programming.

    Necessary Qualifications: People skills are a must. The intern must be comfortable in the classroom, highly organized, and able to multitask. It is preferred that the intern have an interest in working with tweens, teens, education, and programming.

    Desired Skills:

    • Ability to multitask and exhibit patience
    • Experience in and comfortable working with tweens and teenagers
    • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
    • Detail-oriented, hard-working, and organized
    • Desire to mentor youth
    • Good writing and communication skills
    • Ability to work with minimal supervision
    • A background in education


    Number of Interns Needed: 1




    MARKETING: MARKETING AND COMMUNICATIONS INTERN

    Supervisor's Name: Manager of Marketing and Advertising

    Department: Marketing and Communications

    Internship Summary: The intern will assist with integrated marketing projects to promote the High Museum of Art and its programs, exhibitions and events to generate incremental attendance, as well as attracting new audiences. Duties include assistance with writing and distributing marketing materials, developing promotions, performing market research, and staffing promotional events. Other duties include assistance with creating, promoting, and evaluating Museum marketing initiatives. The intern will assist with creative briefs and provide creative input for advertising campaigns. Additional duties include assisting with social media and digital strategy.

    Necessary Qualifications:

    • A background in marketing or advertising
    • Ability to work efficiently with minimal supervision
    • Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues
    • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Outlook, Access, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.)
    • Strong oral and written communication skills
    • Excellent organizational skills
    • Familiarity with social media applications and emerging media


    Number of Interns Needed: 1




    PUBLIC RELATIONS: MARKETING AND COMMUNICATIONS INTERN

    Supervisor's Name: Marci Tate

    Department: Marketing and Communications

    Internship Summary: The intern will help the public relations team to generate and analyze media coverage, as well as help develop PR strategies. The intern will assist the public relations team with a variety of media relations duties, including gathering and analyzing media coverage, generating media lists, updating events calendars, writing public relations content, planning and executing media events, assisting with media outreach, and coordinating other projects as assigned.

    Necessary Qualifications:

    • Strong writing skills, excellent grammar, and knowledge of AP style
    • An interest in the practice of public relations
    • Excellent interpersonal communication skills


    Number of Interns Needed: 1




    COMMUNITY RELATIONS: MARKETING AND COMMUNICATIONS INTERN

    Supervisor's Name: Rachelle Beisel

    Department: Marketing and Communications

    Internship Summary: The intern will assist with attracting and sustaining new audiences, generating attendance, and creating marketing strategies. Other duties include assistance with creating, promoting, and evaluating Museum marketing initiatives as well as assisting the marketing department in promoting Museum events and programs. This may include assisting with performing market research, contacting constituents via phone or e-mail, distributing collateral materials, and creating and/or staffing promotional events. The intern will assist with the drafting of marketing plans and creative briefs and will provide creative input for advertising campaigns. Additional duties include assistance with managing a component of a major research project and sharing analysis with the marketing/public relations team, and assisting in creating new strategies, programs, and events targeted to college students and young professionals.

    Necessary Qualifications:

    • Ability to work efficiently with minimal supervision
    • Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues
    • A strong knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Outlook, Access, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.)
    • Strong oral and written communication skills
    • Excellent organizational skills
    • Experience with Photoshop preferred


    Number of Interns Needed: 1




    MEMBERSHIP AND GUEST RELATIONS: MARKETING AND COMMUNICATIONS INTERN

    Supervisor's Name: Jennifer McNally

    Department: Membership and Guest Relations

    Internship Summary: The intern will assist membership staff in event planning and implementation, research projects, and membership operations. The intern will provide support to membership staff for membership events, operations, programming, and customer service. This includes updating membership information for permanent collection artists; researching and updating member acknowledgment packages; providing support for Art Partners, member events, and programming; researching the membership programs of similar institutions; and other general administrative tasks as assigned. The intern will receive comprehensive exposure to the operations of one of the country's largest museum membership programs.

    Necessary Qualifications:

    • Strong oral and written communication skills
    • High proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Word, and PowerPoint
    • Ability to work with minimal supervision
    • Experience or knowledge of database management systems strongly preferred


    Number of Interns Needed: 2




    RIGHTS AND REPRODUCTION: REGISTRAR INTERN

    Supervisor's Name: Laurie Kind

    Department: Registrar

    Internship Summary: The intern will assist with images and rights management for the permanent collection. General responsibilities will include researching and pursuing non-exclusive licenses for recent acquisitions, particularly modern and contemporary works; entering new rights information into the TMS database (The Museum System); and attending photo shoots.

    Necessary Qualifications:

    • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
    • Strong verbal and writing skills
    • Familiarity with digital imaging/photography; experience with Photoshop preferred
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel, and PowerPoint as well as general internet research skills
    • Art history or arts administration major preferred


    Number of Interns Needed: 1