Internships: Available Positions
Curatorial (5 positions available)
CAM presents approximately six major exhibitions each year, featuring the work of local, national, and international artists. The curatorial team also develops several smaller-scale productions for the Front Room and produces exhibition-related publications and programs. Curatorial interns will be a part of this team: researching, developing, and producing exhibitions and publications; coordinating with artists, galleries, collectors, and other museums; and generally supporting the needs of CAM’s Curatorial Department and the museum as a whole. Interns in this area can expect an average of 15 hours per week. Applicants are required to submit a 7-10 page writing sample with their application.
Learning and Engagement (Education) (3 positions available)
CAM’s Education Department serves audiences from toddlers to adults with a range of programs such as New Art in the Neighborhood, LEAP Middle School Intensive, Teen Museum Studies, Art Reach, Sunday Night Studios, Stroller Tours, and Play Dates. Education interns will work with the Director of Education and the Community Engagement Manager to assist with classroom instruction, school tours and community outreach, long-term program planning, and daily administrative support. Interns in this area can expect an average of 18 hours a week. Internship may include evening and weekend hours.
Fundraising (2 positions available)
The Development Department at CAM is responsible for garnering a substantial portion of the museum’s annual operating budget. Interns work closely with the development team to ensure these duties are upheld, through projects such as: data entry using Raiser’s Edge; grants research; membership solicitation and donor prospect research; event planning; and other tasks in support of the Development team and the main CAM office. Interns in this area can expect an average of 10 hours a week. Internship may include evening and weekend hours.
Interpretation (1 position available)
The museum’s Interpretation Department maintains CAM’s website as well as CAM’s online presence on YouTube and other sharing platforms. Interns in this area will contribute to the design, development, and maintenance of these digital media initiatives or archives. Interns will also assist in the recording, editing, and post-production work of artists’ interviews and programs. Interns must have experience with the following software: MAC OS, Final Cut, and Adobe Creative Suite. Interns in this area can expect an average of 15 hours per week.
PR and Marketing (2 positions available)
As the communications arm of a dynamic, non-collecting museum, CAM’s PR and marketing team has the imperative to deliver timely, well-prepared informational and promotional materials to numerous outlets, while maintaining a comprehensive strategy for distribution. As a part of this team, the responsibilities of PR and marketing interns include updating and researching press lists and outlets; writing and editing museum communication materials, including press releases, e-blasts, and e-newsletters; maintaining complete press files; and delivering appropriate materials to the museum archives and storage. Interns in this area can expect an average of 15 hours per week.
Public Programs (1 position available)
As a non-collecting museum with ever-changing exhibitions and programs, the institution acts as a social space, presenting experimental and interdisciplinary projects. Public programs provide varied access points to the exhibitions on view. CAM hosts a wide range of programs including: performances, concerts, film screenings, artist talks, lectures, conversations, and other cultural events. Public Programs Interns will assist in the research, development, and implementation of ongoing public programs and related projects, including but not limited to communication with artists for Open Studios, cultivating university partnerships, and coordination with internal staff on events. Internship may include evening and weekend hours. Interns in this area can expect an average of 15 hours per week.
Registrar (2 positions available)
The Registrar at CAM oversees the process of acquiring, shipping, documenting, and installing artworks for up to 6 exhibitions per season during 3 seasons throughout the year. Projects for the registrar intern may include documentation, registration, cataloging, and shop organization. The registrar intern will experience hands-on training, working alongside the Registrar and team of Preparators, and will be asked to perform independent research as required. A successful candidate must possess strong written and verbal skills, high attention to detail, and a general knowledge of studio art practices. Interns in this area can expect an average of 15 hours per week.
Visitor Services (2 positions available)
The Visitor Services team is staffed by a full-time Visitor Services Manager as well as Visitor Services Associates (VSAs) and is primarily responsible for maintaining exhibition and public museum spaces, monitoring exhibited works during open hours, fielding public inquiries pertaining to all aspects of CAM, and at every opportunity promoting a positive visitor experience. Interns in this area will join these efforts by lending support to a variety of areas, including membership and audience development; event operations; customer service; retail operations; and daily museum operations. Interns in this area can expect an average of 15 hours per week and should be available for some evening and weekend hours.