Collections Research Intern
Toledo Museum of Art - Toledo OH

Internship Category: Paid

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  • POSITION: COLLECTIONS RESEARCH INTERN (Paid)
    AVAILABILITY: SUMMER 2018

    WHO WE ARE: Since our founding in 1901, the Toledo Museum of Art has earned a global reputation for the quality of our collection, our innovative and extensive education programs, and our architecturally significant campus. More than 30,000 works of art represent American and European painting, the history of art in glass, ancient Greek, Roman, and Egyptian works, Asian and African art, medieval art, sculpture, decorative arts, graphic arts, and modern and contemporary art.

    To accommodate the ever growing collection and demand for art education, the Museum campus has grown exponentially since its founding. From its humble first exhibition space in two rented rooms, the Museum has grown to cover approximately 36 acres with six buildings.

    Thanks to the benevolence of its founders, as well as the continued support of its members, the Toledo Museum of Art remains a privately-endowed, non-profit institution and opens its collection to the publicfree of chargesix days a week, 309 days a year. We are closed on Mondays and major holidays.

    AREAS OF INTERESTS: Collections Research, Registrar

    SUMMARY: This internship provides students or recent graduates with experience researching collections history and provenance. The intern would review the current status of provenance research for TMAs permanent collection and provide reports of works requiring further research. This internship will provide experience researching and compiling collections information from object files and institution archives, working with the collections database (TMS), as well as an introduction to the subject of provenance research in museums.

    RELATIONSHIPS: Reports to the Assistant Registrar; works collaboratively with Curatorial and Collections departments as research needs require

    EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE & COMPETENCIES: Active undergraduate senior, graduate student, or recent graduate; Art History or History related degree; Adept in using Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel; Proficient in methods on online and physical research; Experience with Collections Databases, preferably The Museum System (TMS), is a plus

    WORK ENVIRONMENT: Standard open concept office work environment shared with co-workers, with related phone, computer and printer noise; position requires the ability to operate a computer and other office productivity machinery, such as a copy machine, printer, and phone system; the person in this position may be required to communicate with other staff, the public, or outside scholars and must be able to exchange accurate information in these situations.

    The Toledo Museum of Art provides equal opportunity for employment and promotion to all qualified employees and applicants. No person shall be discriminated against in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other status or condition protected by applicable federal or state statutes. The Museum is committed to maintaining an environment in which all employees are treated equitably and given the opportunity to achieve their full potential in the workplace.

    POSITION: COLLECTIONS RESEARCH INTERN (Paid)
    AVAILABILITY: SUMMER 2018

    WHO WE ARE: Since our founding in 1901, the Toledo Museum of Art has earned a global reputation for the quality of our collection, our innovative and extensive education programs, and our architecturally significant campus. More than 30,000 works of art represent American and European painting, the history of art in glass, ancient Greek, Roman, and Egyptian works, Asian and African art, medieval art, sculpture, decorative arts, graphic arts, and modern and contemporary art.

    To accommodate the ever growing collection and demand for art education, the Museum campus has grown exponentially since its founding. From its humble first exhibition space in two rented rooms, the Museum has grown to cover approximately 36 acres with six buildings.

    Thanks to the benevolence of its founders, as well as the continued support of its members, the Toledo Museum of Art remains a privately-endowed, non-profit institution and opens its collection to the publicfree of chargesix days a week, 309 days a year. We are closed on Mondays and major holidays.

    AREAS OF INTERESTS: Collections Research, Registrar

    SUMMARY: This internship provides students or recent graduates with experience researching collections history and provenance. The intern would review the current status of provenance research for TMAs permanent collection and provide reports of works requiring further research. This internship will provide experience researching and compiling collections information from object files and institution archives, working with the collections database (TMS), as well as an introduction to the subject of provenance research in museums.

    RELATIONSHIPS: Reports to the Assistant Registrar; works collaboratively with Curatorial and Collections departments as research needs require

    EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE & COMPETENCIES: Active undergraduate senior, graduate student, or recent graduate; Art History or History related degree; Adept in using Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel; Proficient in methods on online and physical research; Experience with Collections Databases, preferably The Museum System (TMS), is a plus

    WORK ENVIRONMENT: Standard open concept office work environment shared with co-workers, with related phone, computer and printer noise; position requires the ability to operate a computer and other office productivity machinery, such as a copy machine, printer, and phone system; the person in this position may be required to communicate with other staff, the public, or outside scholars and must be able to exchange accurate information in these situations.

    The Toledo Museum of Art provides equal opportunity for employment and promotion to all qualified employees and applicants. No person shall be discriminated against in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other status or condition protected by applicable federal or state statutes. The Museum is committed to maintaining an environment in which all employees are treated equitably and given the opportunity to achieve their full potential in the workplace.

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