DMFAH Internship Program
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Open to rising and current undergraduate students or recent college graduates, our programs run year-round.
Visitor Services Associate (VSA)
A Visitor Services Associate is responsible for facilitating daily Visitor services. VSAs are tasked with engaging with the public in order to provide an educational, safe and memorable experience. VSAs are also tasked with running the daily, frontline operations in a smooth and efficient manner per the instructions of the Visitors Service Supervisor.
Applicants for this position are typically interested in public relations, marketing, promotion, and/or media studies. VSA interns should be outgoing, detail-oriented, and adaptable.
Education Interpreters & Curriculum Builders (EICB)
Education Interpreters & Curriculum Builders (EICB) work to bring the Collections and Exhibition content to life for all ages through interactive educational curriculum units, as well as virtual and real classroom experiences. Museum educators at DMFAH are responsible for developing and carrying out all of the museum’s various education and public programs, e.g., lectures, family, community and school programs, etc. This position involves planning and presenting educational programs that enhance public understanding of the museum’s collections.
Applicants for this position are typically interested in educational programs, working with school-age children, and/or engaging with their communities. EICB interns should be creative, critical thinkers, and responsible.
Museum Collection Assistants (MCA)
The exhibits on display at the museum represent only a fraction of the total collection. Museum Collections Assistants interns are invited behind the scenes and are trained to provide assistance with the safekeeping of the museum’s collections and to ensure artifacts are correctly catalogued and properly housed. Interns may assist with cataloguing, processing inventory, and researching. Knowledge of the PastPerfect museum database software would be helpful but training can be provided. Experience or education in collections management methods is highly valued by museums across the country. Working with the collections is a delicate task that requires caution and patience; training for handling items in the collections can be provided. MCA Interns must follow all precautions and guidelines for handling materials to ensure the safety of the museum’s collections.
Applicants for this position are typically interested in art history, visual arts, and/or museum and curatorial studies. MCA interns should be creative, critical thinkers, and organized.