UPDATED: open internships at Rubin Museum of Art

Internship Information

Rubin Museum of Art Overview:
Rubin Museum of Art (RMA) is home to a comprehensive collection of art from
the Himalayas and surrounding regions. Through changing exhibitions and an
array of engaging public programs, RMA offers opportunities to explore the
artistic legacy of the Himalayan region and to appreciate its place in the
context of world cultures. RMA¹s collection consists of paintings,
sculptures, and textiles. Although works of art range in date over two
millennia, most reflect major periods and schools of Himalayan art from the
12th century onward. The exhibitions are organized with particular care to
assist viewers who are new to Himalayan art. Wall texts and interpretive
panels supply aesthetic, social, and historical perspectives to both
scholars and casual viewers. For more information, please visit:
http://www.rmanyc.org <http://www.rmanyc.org/>

Intern Requirements:
Interns must serve a total equivalent of:
· 1 day a week minimum for 4 months for interns during the school
· 3 days a week minimum for 9 weeks for summer interns.

Intern Benefits:
All internships are unpaid. Academic requirements may be fulfilled by
arrangement with the individual college or university. In appreciation of
their dedication, interns receive the following benefits:
* Free admission at museums across the country
* 10% discount in the Café @ RMA
* 25% discount on most items in the Shop @ RMA
* Free admission to most RMA programs when/if available
* 10% discount on selected RMA programs
* Invitation to an annual appreciation event

How to apply:
Email resume and cover letter (noting your availability, qualifications and
up to three internships for which you would like to be considered) to:
Louise Brooks
Manager, Community Relations and Volunteer Programs
Rubin Museum of Art
212 620 5000 x328

Membership/Development Internships

Commitment: Two to three days per week
Semesters: Fall, Spring, Summer semesters

The Membership/Development Intern will work with the Membership Manager and
Coordinator on RMA¹s membership program as well as the development
department. Duties will include assisting with data maintenance,
correspondence and mailings; conducting research on individuals and other
museums; assisting at membership events; general administrative duties and
other special projects. Academic requirements may be fulfilled by
arrangement with the individual college or university.

A bachelor¹s or master¹s degree candidate preferred, especially someone with
a strong interest in arts administration. The individual must have strong
computer, organizational, and interpersonal skills. Proficiency in
Microsoft Word and Excel are required.

Special Events / Group Visits Internship

Commitment: 10 or more hours per week
Semesters: Summer, Fall, Spring, full academic year
Positions Available: 2

The Special Events Intern will learn and exercise skills in industry
research, promotions, advertisement and media planning, event planning,
general administrative and logistical support. Projects will be drawn from
the following in accordance with season candidate interest, availability and

Tasks and assignments may include:
Researching and compiling databases of prospective sponsors (vendors &
corporate), event planners & industry clients, corporate and group visit
client targets, individual sponsors and donors; Developing sponsorship
presentations and outreach packages (mail and online); Creating and
executing mailings to special event planners, tour & travel firms and
cultural organizations; Organizing, creating and executing one special
event advertisement; Assisting on-site for special event(s) and eventually,
executing one special event (supervised).

Skills required:
Intern must be highly organized, resourceful and self-sufficient; Work
without constant supervision; Be able to conduct effective and thorough
research (online and phone); Have strong and polished writing and
presentation skills; Attentive customer service and excellent interpersonal
skills; Strong knowledge of basic desktop software.

Curatorial Intern
Commitment: 8-10 hours per week
Semesters: Fall, Spring, or full academic year
Academic Level: Mature undergraduate, recent graduate, or graduate student

Description: Under the guidance of the Curatorial Coordinator, the
Curatorial Intern will perform general office duties and some research for
upcoming exhibitions.

Skills Required: Art history, Religious studies research and Internet
research skills. Skills Desired (not required): Proficiency in Excel and

Community Outreach Intern
Commitment: 2-3 days per week
Semesters: Fall, Spring, Summer, or full academic year
3 positions available
Description: Under the guidance of the Community Outreach Coordinator, the
Community Outreach Intern will perform functions critical to communicating
RMA’s mission and offerings to myriad audiences, including NYC’s senior,
Spanish and Chinese language speaking, deaf and hard-of-hearing, blind and
partially sighted, and immigrant communities, as well as tourists and Asian
art lovers.

Tasks include: Creating and managing lists in Excel; internet research;
traveling throughout New York City to distribute museum literature and make
personal contact with potential museum audiences; relationship building with
our local Chelsea business neighbors; meeting and greeting community members
at networking events; writing letters; assembling mailings.

Skills Required: Internet research skills and proficiency in Excel, Outlook,
and Word. Ability and desire to travel independently throughout New York
City to distribute museum literature.

Programming Internship

Commitment: Approximately 15 hours/week ­ Wednesday and Friday, Additional
days flexible
Semesters: Summer, Fall, Spring, Full Academic Year

Description: Programming is seeking an intern to assist with a variety of
departmental needs. The intern will be involved with both logistical tasks
associated with specific weekly events as well as research aspects of future
events. He/she may also have specific projects to spearhead during their
time here depending on interests, skill set, and availability.

Tasks Include:
– Assisting with the set up of weekly programs.
– Creating and organizing event flyers and signage.
– Assisting backstage or at the door during all relevant programs.
– Researching ideas for future programs, and obtaining contact and/or
biographical information about performers/speakers.

Skills: Candidate must be highly organized, self-sufficient and able to
conduct efficient research. Must also possess strong interpersonal skills as
there is potential for interaction with both with visitors to the museum as
well as performers/speakers. Proficiency in PowerPoint and Photoshop highly
desired, and proficiency in Excel and Word recommended. Must be able to work
on PC.

Film Programming Intern:

Commitment: Approximately 15-20 hours/week ­ regular daytime office hours
plus some nights and weekends for events ­ for a minimum of four to six

Semesters: Summer, Fall, Spring, Full Academic Year

Description: The Programming department seeks a qualified and
highly-motivated intern to assist with a variety of departmental needs in
its production of ongoing feature film and/or documentary film series. The
intern will be involved in two distinct areas of work: 1) event production
and day to day administration of ongoing film series, and 2) research and
development of future film series. Ongoing series at the museum often
include a Friday night feature film series Cabaret Cinema, and a Wednesday
afternoon documentary series Lunch Matters.

Tasks Include:
– Researching ideas for future feature and/or documentary film series
that are inspired by museum exhibitions and content
– Researching ideas for film introducers, booking introducers, and
obtaining contact and/or biographical information about speakers
– Creating and proofreading marketing materials for events, such as
print flyers, e-flyers, website text, PowerPoint displays, etc.
– Managing set-up, production, and house management of ongoing series

Skills: Candidate must have an excellent knowledge of be highly organized,
able to work independently, and have a positive, flexible attitude in a
fast-paced environment. Professionalism and exemplary interpersonal skills
are required in a variety of situations, including interactions with the
public, artists/speakers, staff, and volunteers. Experience and in-depth
knowledge of feature film and/or documentary films is required. Interest in
event production and the arts is preferred. Excellent writing skills and
the ability to conduct efficient research are both desired. Proficiency in
PowerPoint and Photoshop is highly desired, and proficiency in Excel and
Word is necessary. Must be able to work on PC.

To Apply: Send resume and letter of interest specifying the Film Programming
Internship to: volunteersandinterns@rmanyc.org. Applications are accepted

K-12 School Programs Internship

Commitment: 15-20 hours/week (weekday availability necessary)
Semesters: Summer, Fall, Spring

The School Programs intern will report to the Coordinator of School
Programs, focusing on Thinking Through Art, a multi-session residency
program integrating art making into classroom curriculum using the arts and
culture of the Himalayas. The intern will gain experience with day-to-day
administrative aspects of school partnerships, as well as hands-on
experience in the classroom as an assistant to the teaching artist, with
opportunities to co-lead lessons and facilitate gallery experience for the
Thinking Through Art groups. Additionally, the School Programs intern will
work with the Assistant Manager of School Programs to support other School
Programs initiatives. For more information on School Programs and Thinking
Through Art, click here: http://www.rmanyc.org/schoolprograms.

Tasks Include:
Planning, materials preparation, outreach for and assisting in the
implementation of in-school art-making residency programs, participating in
school tour trainings, and assisting with special museum events like the
Spring Educator Open House, and planning for the opening of the Rubin Museum
of Art¹s new Education Center.

Applicants for the School Programs Internship should have a demonstrated
interest in K-12 education; enthusiasm for using visual art as a teaching
tool; comfort working with diverse art-making supplies; strong
administrative experience, especially with Microsoft Office; and interest in
curriculum development and hands-on K-12 teaching experience. This
internship is ideal for someone self-directed and detail oriented, and
available at least 15 hours per week (Monday-Friday) between the hours of 8
AM-4 PM.

Louise Brooks
Manager, Community Relations and Volunteer Programs

Rubin Museum of Art
150 West 17th Street, New York, NY 10011
140 West 17th Street | staff and delivery entrance
212.620.5000 x328 | office
212.675.0105 | fax

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