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General Curatorial

  • Contribute original research to develop information about objects in the collections
  • Participate in the development of exhibition concepts through research and synoptic writing
  • Support exhibition related events
  • Assist with archival collections care
  • Learn how to cooperate with working museum professionals as a valued team member

Mellon Foundation Native American Curatorial Internship

  • Two paid internships per semester (Fall/Summer/Spring)
  • 12-week commitments
  • Works in the curatorial department with the Native American Collections
  • Available to eligible college students from OU or other higher education institutions
  • Applicants should be dedicated to the study of Native American art and culture
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  • Assist with ongoing K12 programs
  • Research and prepare docent (gallery educator) training materials and handouts
  • Create in-gallery guides and didactic materials, including e-books and online materials
  • Contribute your original ideas or research projects to the department
  • Help with exhibition opening receptions including greeting guests, answering questions about membership, and assisting with setup and cleanup of the event
  • Prepare mailings such as renewal notifications
  • Assist with special events such as the Toast to the Arts or Silver Soirée fundraisers
  • Produce packets for Museum Association Board meetings held twice each semester
  • Organize member database and past membership files
  • Participate in gallery preparation – this includes, patching, sanding painting, lighting, and when necessary, wall moving
  • Offer assistance with building gallery furniture and mounts
  • Limited assistance with matting and framing
  • Assist with inventory and associated projects
  • Offer support during installation of works in gallery rotations when necessary
  • Assist with gallery and vault maintenance and cleanliness
  • Work with organizing and maintaining object files for works in the Permanent Collection
  • Participate in condition reporting objects from the Permanent Collection in preparation for loan
  • Maintain registration forms and data logs
  • Assist with inventory and associated projects
  • Offer support during installation of works in small gallery rotations when necessary
  • Assist with gallery and vault maintenance and cleanliness
  • Help create interactive and engaging social media content for Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and other social platforms
  • Assist Director of Communication with photography at exhibition openings and other museum special events
  • File past and incoming press clippings from newspapers
  • Help manage and maintain email marketing contact lists
  • Share your creative ideas and team spirit with the rest of the Communication department and museum staff as a whole

Application Deadlines

 

Completed application materials must be postmarked by the following dates:

  • March 15 for a summer internship or fall internship (same year)
  • October 15 for a spring internship (following year)

All applicants will be notified two to four weeks after the submission deadline.

 

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A complete application includes the following materials:

  • Completed application
  • Resumé
  • Two letters of recommendation

Completed applications and supporting materials should be emailed or mailed to:


Melissa Ski, Director of Learning + Engagement
Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art
555 Elm Avenue
Norman, OK 73019
m.ski@ou.edu
Attn: Internship Program

 

Please direct questions to m.ski@ou.edu or (405) 325-3270.