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    2014 Summer Interns

    2016 Summer Internship 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 2016 Summer Internship Program will run Monday, June 6 through Friday, July 29, 2016 (9am-5pm 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.

    Application Deadline: Friday, March 4, 2016

    This year we are pleased to offer the following opportunities:


    EDUCATION INTERN: MUSEUM INTERPRETATION


    Supervisor's Name: Julia Forbes/Ginia Sweeney

    Department: Curatorial: Education: Museum Interpretation

    Internship Summary: The intern will assist with the development of the interpretive tools for the Museum’s upcoming exhibitions and for the permanent collection. 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




    EDUCATION INTERN: SCHOOL AND TEACHER SERVICES


    Supervisor's Name: Kate McLeod/Meghan McFerrin

    Department: School and Teacher Services

    Internship Summary: Assist in Woodruff Arts Center Educator Conference (June 7 – 9, 2016), Planning for the 2016-2017 School Year, School County Kick-Offs, and Summer Art Excursions.

    Internship Summary/Job Description / Duties: The intern will assist with the Woodruff Arts Center Educator Conference, the planning and implementation of School County Kick-Offs, Summer Art Excursions, and the planning, promotion, and implementation of school programs for the 2016–2017 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: 1




    EDUCATION INTERN: PUBLIC YOUTH AND COMMUNITY PROGRAMS


    Department: Education: Public Programs: Youth and Community Programs

    Supervisor's Name: Nina Fyfe

    Internship Summary: The intern will assist with summer public programming, including the teen summer intensive, developing tours geared to youth and community programming. The intern will also research and create a Teen Guide to the museum and will develop new workshops and programs for youth and community groups.

    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 teens, education, and programming.

    • Ability to multitask and exhibit patience
    • Experience in and comfortable working with 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
    • Available some weekends to help facilitate programs


    Number of Interns Needed: 1




    EDUCATION INTERN: FAMILY PROGRAMS


    Department: Education: Family Programs

    Supervisor's Name: Nicole Cromartie

    Internship Summary:The intern will assist with all aspects of Family Programs including Toddler Takeover (June 3 – June 5), Toddler Thursdays, and Family Sundays. The intern will learn in-depth how programming for families is developed in a team-based setting. The intern will also be involved with the planning and implementation of Family Festivals and Sunday programming for the 2015–2016 year. Additional responsibilities will include research, writing, interacting with families, creating hands-on materials, maintenance of the CreATL blog, and administrative duties as needed. *Please note that this intern may need to start a week earlier if helping out with Toddler Takeover. Details can be worked out with Supervisor.*

    Necessary Qualifications:

    • Excellent writing and communication skills
    • Experience working with families and children
    • Detail-oriented, strong work ethic
    • Comfort with public speaking
    • Basic computer skills, including Microsoft Office Suite


    Number of Interns Needed: 1




    MARKETING AND COMMUNICATIONS INTERN: MARKETING AND PUBLIC RELATIONS


    Supervisor's Name: Sloan Carroll/Marci Tate

    Department: Marketing and Communications

    Internship Summary: The intern will assist with integrated marketing and public relations projects to promote the High Museum of Art and its programs, exhibitions and events to drive attendance and attract new audiences. Duties include assistance with writing and distributing marketing and public relations materials, developing promotions, performing market research, and staffing promotional events. Additional duties include assistance with creating, promoting, and evaluating Museum marketing initiatives and assisting with creative briefs, advertising campaigns and social media strategy. The intern will also help the public relations team to generate and analyze media coverage, generate media lists, update events calendars, plan and execute media events, and develop PR strategies.

    Necessary Qualifications:

    • A background or interest in marketing, advertising or public relations
    • 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 grammar
    • Excellent organizational skills
    • Familiarity with social media applications and emerging media


    Number of Interns Needed: 1




    MARKETING AND COMMUNICATIONS INTERN: MEMBERSHIP AND GUEST RELATIONS


    Supervisor's Name: Jennifer McNally/Stephanie Smith

    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: 3




    REGISTRAR INTERN: RIGHTS AND REPRODUCTION


    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. May involve assisting with entering images and metadata into the High’s digital asset management system, Piction.

    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