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    2017 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 2017 Summer Internship Program will run:
    Monday, June 5 through Friday, July 28, 2017 (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.

    *Hours/days may vary according to internship position, as specified by Supervisor.

    Apply Now
    Application Deadline: Friday, March 10, 2017

    This year we are pleased to offer the following opportunities:



    CURATORIAL INTERN: MODERN AND CONTEMPORARY ART


    Supervisors: Michael Rooks/Jonathan Odden

    Department: Modern and Contemporary Art

    Internship Summary: The intern will assist with the general curatorial work of the Modern and Contemporary department, mixing object-based research, exhibition development, and administrative tasks. The intern will work closely with Michael Rooks, Wieland Family Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, Jonathan Odden, Curatorial Assistant to the department, and Karuna Srikureja, Mellon Curatorial Fellow. This internship is meant to expose students to the wide variety of work in the curatorial field. It is not a research internship, and it requires a considerable amount of team-based problem solving.

    Necessary Qualifications:

    • Art history concentration, modern and contemporary art preferred
    • Strong writing skills
    • Prefers to work on a variety of projects in a group
    • Basic computer skills, including Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Outlook, Access, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.)


    Number of Interns Needed: 1




    CURATORIAL INTERN: RESEARCH IN MODERN AND CONTEMPORARY ART


    Supervisors: Michael Rooks/Jonathan Odden

    Department: Modern and Contemporary Art

    Internship Summary: The intern will focus exclusively on research, writing, and documenting objects in the permanent collection. The intern will be expected to conduct individual research into permanent collection objects and write detailed didactic material based on work, as well as other archival projects such as working in Works on Paper storage and offsite art storage. This is a research-based internship that will provide the opportunity to learn essential art historical research skills and develop a written voice in a museum and curatorial context.

    Necessary Qualifications:

    • Art history concentration, modern and contemporary art preferred
    • Strong writing skills
    • Prefers to work alone and is self-motivated
    • Basic computer skills, including Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Outlook, Access, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.)


    Number of Interns Needed: 1




    CURATORIAL INTERN: RESEARCH AND DIGITIZATION IN PHOTOGRAPHY AND FOLK/SELF-TAUGHT ART


    Supervisors Greg Harris/Katherine Jentleson/Erin Nelson

    Departments: Photography, Folk & Self-Taught Art

    Internship Summary: The departments of Photography and Folk & Self-Taught Art seek an intern who will assist in building research materials for both curatorial departments. The intern will work to build and catalog a research library for the departments and will digitize important articles, object records, and exhibition essays. The intern will also assist in day-to-day operations of both departments and gain unique insight into the curatorial process. This position is suited for students interested in pursuing an academic, curatorial, or museum studies track.

    Necessary Qualifications:

    • Attention to detail, organized
    • Familiarity with libraries and basic research skills
    • Basic computer skills, including Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Outlook, Access, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.)
    • Some art history preferred


    Number of Interns Needed: 1




    EDUCATION INTERN: MUSEUM INTERPRETATION


    Supervisors: 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 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: Dina Tyson

    Department: Education: School and Teacher Services

    Internship Summary: The intern will assist with various aspects of school programs, including Summer Art Excursions and the annual Woodruff Arts Center Educator Conference. The intern will learn in-depth how the High serves students and teachers through fieldtrips, standards connections, professional learning and relationship building. The intern will assist with preparing for the 2017-2018 school year, including assisting with teacher outreach, updating tour materials, compiling and analyzing evaluations, and greeting Summer Art Excursion groups.

    *Please note that this intern may have an alternative schedule in order to help during programming. Details can be worked out with Supervisor.*

    Necessary Qualifications:

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


    Number of Interns Needed: 1




    EDUCATION INTERN: FAMILY PROGRAMS


    Supervisor: Nicole Cromartie

    Department: Education: Family Programs

    Internship Summary: The intern will assist with all aspects of Family Programs including 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 2017-2018 year. Additional responsibilities will include research, writing, interacting with families, creating hands-on materials, and administrative duties as needed. 

    *Please note that this intern may have an alternative schedule in order to help during programming.  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




    EDUCATION INTERN: PUBLIC PROGRAMS—ADULT PROGRAMMING


    Supervisor: Erin Dowdy

    Department: Education: Public Programs

    Internship Summary: The intern will work directly with the Coordinator of Public Programs on such events as First Fridays, Friday Jazz, Talks, and other programs as needed. The intern will gain hands on experience in the scheduling and planning of programs and events, including artist communication, arranging hospitality, and providing support and on-site assistance to artists and guests here at the High Museum. The intern will gain a practical understanding of the full length of producing an event or performance, from event concept to event breakdown. * Evening availability required every first and third Friday.

    Necessary Qualifications:

    • Strong writing and communication skills
    • Ability to work with minimal supervision
    • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
    • Experience in working events
    • Strong organizational skills
    • An outgoing personality
    • Demonstrates professionalism and courtesy
    • Detail-oriented, strong work ethic
    • Comfortable with public speaking
    • Computer proficiency, including Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Outlook, Access, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.)


    Number of Interns Needed: 1




    EDUCATION INTERN: PUBLIC PROGRAMS—YOUTH ENGAGEMENT PROGRAMS


    Supervisor: Coordinator of Youth Engagement Programs

    Department: Education: Public Programs

    Internship Summary: The intern will assist with summer public programming, including supporting the teaching artist during the teen summer intensive (Teen Team), assisting with Summer Camp when necessary, and working to build a Teen Team alumni database for future communication and collaboration.

    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




    MARKETING & COMMUNICATIONS: MULTIMEDIA TECHNOLOGY


    Supervisors: Ivey Rucket, Meagan Mastriani, Scott Mika

    Department: Multimedia Technology

    Internship Summary: The intern will assist with implementation of our new High.org website and Tessitura database, including audience research, user testing, and content management.

    Necessary Qualifications: The intern must have knowledge of digital content creation and website maintenance. It is preferred that the intern have an interest in working with databases, content management systems, and technology in general.

    • Ability to multitask and exhibit patience
    • Experience working with Wordpress or other CMS
    • Interest in web development, Google Analytics, and Adobe Creative Cloud a plus
    • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
    • Detail-oriented, hard-working, and organized
    • Excellent writing and communication skills
    • Ability to work with minimal supervision
    • Background in digital media, computer science, or related field


    Number of Interns Needed: 1




    MARKETING & COMMUNICATIONS: VIDEOGRAPHY


    Supervisor: Courtney Williams

    Department: Multimedia Technology

    Internship Summary: The intern will assist with video production, including assisting with the shooting and editing of High video materials and in-gallery equipment installation.

    Necessary Qualifications: The intern must have knowledge of video production. It is preferred that the intern have an interest in technology in general and experience working with audio visual equipment.

    • Ability to multitask and exhibit patience
    • Experience with and comfortable using DSLR and mirrorless cameras, Adobe editing suite, sound equipment (Zoom, lavalier microphones) and lighting equipment
    • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
    • Detail-oriented and hard-working
    • Ability to work with minimal supervision
    • A background in video production and interest in A/V installation
    • Creative and innovative
    • Not afraid to voice input
    • Laid back, yet productive
    • Positive and fun spirited
    • Coachable


    Number of Interns Needed: 1




    MARKETING AND COMMUNICATIONS INTERN: MARKETING AND PUBLIC RELATIONS


    Supervisor: Marci Davis

    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, drafting social media posts, 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
    • Solid understanding and interest in social media marketing


    Number of Interns Needed: 1




    DEVELOPMENT INTERN: MEMBERSHIP OPERATIONS


    Supervisors: Stephanie Smith & Laura Jurotich

    Department: Membership

    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, Young Professionals, 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:

    • A background or interest in development, membership, or guest relations
    • Strong oral and written communication skills
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite
    • Ability to work with minimal supervision
    • Detail-oriented, strong work ethic
    • Experience or knowledge of database management systems strongly preferred
    • Excellent organizational skills


    Number of Interns Needed: 2


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