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Internship Opportunities at the Pomona College Museum of Art

Summer 2014 Internships:

Academic Programs Intern

The Pomona College Museum of Art is offering an internship through the Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP) for a research project to develop new curricular connections with the Museum’s permanent collection. Supervised by Terri Geis, curator of academic programs of the museum, the student will conduct research in the Museum’s collection and work in an interdisciplinary mode to identify potential opportunities to utilize artworks within courses across the College’s academic departments. The student will receive training in handling artworks, and also extensively utilize the Museum’s collections database. Open to all continuing Pomona College students. To apply, send Cover Letter and Resume to Terri Geis.

Curatorial Intern

Summer 2014 Curatorial Intern position available to work directly with Senior Curator Rebecca McGrew to support exhibitions development and research. The summer curatorial intern will work predominantly on three new exhibitions related to the Project Series. Tasks may include: research, planning and attending studio visits, managing artist files, writing a variety of exhibition related material from labels to press releases, editing forthcoming publications, working with artists, and assisting on installation tasks. This position will be 8 weeks long, 3-4 days a week for about 30 hours a week total. Pomona College only. Preference given to a student who can continue the internship (at 8-10 hours a week) for academic year 2014/15. For more information and to apply contact and send Cover Letter and Resume to Rebecca McGrew.

Curatorial/Research Intern (SURP)

*Position Has Been Filled

Multicultural Undergraduate Summer Internship

Supported by a grant from the J. Paul Getty Foundation

An internship is available for a student to work full-time at the Pomona College Museum of Art for a ten-week period between June and August 2014. The Getty internship is intended for members of groups currently under-represented in museums and the visual arts, particularly individuals of African American, Asian, Latino/Hispanic, Native American, and Pacific Islander descent.

The internship will include projects specifically focused on Collections Maintenance and Registration. Working with Museum staff, the intern’s responsibilities will include assisting the Associate Director/Registrar in a variety of tasks related to collection care, including cataloguing, photographing and rehousing of a variety of collections objects.  Additional tasks may include database management and volunteer coordination. Depending on the skills and interests of the intern, additional duties might include gallery and studio visits with the curator. Educational tasks may include writing didactic labels and preparing outreach programs. 

The intern will attend four events sponsored by the Getty Trust during the internship period and will be required to submit a detailed report at its conclusion.

REQUIREMENTS: Applicants are not required to have previous museum experience, but must be currently enrolled undergraduates who will have completed one semester of college by June 2014. Seniors may apply. Interns must be residents of, or attending college in, the Los Angeles area. Previous Pomona College Museum of Art Getty interns are not eligible for consideration. The internship carries a stipend of $4,000, which is subject to payroll taxes.

HOW TO APPLY: Interested students should submit 1) a resume and 2) a letter of application that explains why the internship is of interest, describes relevant study and/or experience, and lists the names, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses of three references who may be contacted. These should be sent to:

Steve Comba, Associate Director/Registrar

Pomona College Museum of Art
333 N. College Way
Claremont, CA 91711-6344.

Please call 909-621-8106 or send an e-mail message to scomba@pomona.edu if you have any questions.

DEADLINE: FRIDAY, May 2, 2014

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Academic Year 2014 - 2015 Internships: 

Internships at the Museum offer many different opportunities to become familiar with art museum work and the range of museum careers. Students in all disciplines who are interested in museum work are encouraged to explore internship opportunities at the Pomona College Museum of Art. Internship positions are open until filled. For more specific information about the application process, please contact the designated supervisor for each internship opportunity. See below for contact information.

Art After Hours/Student Outreach Intern

The Pomona College Museum of Art has paid internships working in the Art after Hours program. Tasks include: working with student groups across the campuses, including KSPC, Honnold-Mudd Library, PEC Live, etc. in planning events; creating advertising; and documenting and facilitating events. Must be available to work during Art after Hours, Thursday evenings from 5:00—11:00 pm. Join us in connecting our museum with our students! Internships are generally 5-10 hours per week. Open to 5Cs only! For more information, email Justine Bae. To apply, send Cover Letter and Resume to Justine Bae.


Collections Intern

The Pomona College Museum of Art has paid Collections Intern positions available for the coming academic year. Interns will work with Steve Comba, Assistant Director and Collection Manager of the Museum to maintain the Museum’s permanent collection of approximately 10,000 objects. Tasks include physical rehousing projects and inventory. Additional tasks could involve photography and collections database projects. Join us to learn more about museums, their collections, programs, audiences, and communities. Internships are generally 5-10 hours per week. Open to 5Cs only! For more information, email Steve Comba. To apply, send Cover Letter and Resume to Steve Comba.

Curatorial/Research Intern

Curatorial Interns work directly with Senior Curator Rebecca McGrew, Academic Curator Terri Geis, or Director Kathleen Howe to support exhibitions and programs. Tasks include: research, writing a variety of exhibition related material from labels to press releases, coordinating public events and exhibition tours, and working in Museum archives. Join us to learn more about museums, their collections, programs, and audiences! Internships are generally 5-10 hours per week. Open to 5Cs only! For more information, email Rebecca McGrew. To apply, send Cover Letter and Resume to Rebecca McGrew.