Internships available at the Rubin Museum of Art

Rubin Museum of Art Overview:
Rubin Museum of Art is home to a comprehensive collection of art from the
Himalayas and surrounding regions. Through changing exhibitions and an array
of engaging public programs, the Rubin Museum offers opportunities to
explore the artistic legacy of the Himalayan region and to appreciate its
place in the context of world cultures. For more information, please visit:
http://www.rmanyc.org <http://www.rmanyc.org/>

Intern Activities:
Interns in all museum departments are invited to participate several group
activities per semester:
* Brown-bag lunches: staff guests discuss their jobs as well as their
educational, professional, and artistic backgrounds allowing interns to
learn about various museum departments and careers.
* Private tours of NYC cultural organizations: these trips are designed to
expose interns to the broader New York City arts world, as well as the field
of Himalayan studies. Past tours have included: Asia Society, ICP, Latse
Contemporary Tibetan Cultural Library, and CUE Art Foundation.

Intern Benefits:
All internships are unpaid. Academic requirements may be fulfilled by
arrangement with the individual college or university. Rubin Museum 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:
Applicants are encouraged to apply for up to three internships (descriptions
follow). Please write a one-page cover letter which specifies (1) which
internships you are applying for, (2) your relevant qualifications, (3) your
interest in the Rubin Museum of Art, and (4) your availability (days/times).

Please email your resume and cover letter to:
Louise Brooks
Manager, Community Relations and Volunteer Programs
Rubin Museum of Art
volunteersandinterns@rmanyc.org <mailto:volunteersandinterns>

Available Internships:

Special Events / Group Visits Internship

Commitment: 10 or more hours per week (including some evening hours)
Semesters: Summer, Fall, Spring, full academic year
Positions Available: 1
Description: 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 interest.
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 Internship<Tibetan Language
Commitment: 10-15 hours per week
Semesters: Spring, Summer or full academic year
Academic Level: Mature undergraduate, recent graduate, or graduate student
Description: The Curatorial Intern will work with a Rubin Museum Curator to
compile a standard list of Tibetan language terms that will be used for the
museum¹s publications, wall texts, and databases. In this important project,
the intern will have the opportunity to contribute to a uniform
communication of Buddhist terms and terms in Tibetan language to the museum
staff and general public.

The intern must be proficient in Buddhist terminology, and must have
considerable experience with Tibetan language. The candidate should have a
background in Tibetan, South Asian and/or Buddhist Studies. The candidate
should be well-organized, with excellent attention to detail.

Skills Required: Tibetan Language, MS Word.

Skills Desired: Art History and/or Religious Studies research skills with
focus on the Himalayan region, basic knowledge of Sanskrit and/or other
Indian languages relevant for Buddhism, proficiency in MS Excel.

Communications/Community Outreach Internship

Commitment: 2-3 days per week
Semesters: Fall, Spring, Summer, or full academic year
Positions available: 3
Description: Community Outreach Interns perform functions critical to
communicating the Rubin Museum¹s mission and offerings to myriad audiences
including Chelsea business owners and residents, immigrant communities,
senior citizens, 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 and fairs/festivals; drafting correspondence;
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. English proficiency required; Spanish,
Chinese, Tibetan or Nepali language skills a plus.

Programming Internship

Commitment: Approximately 15-20 hours/week ­ regular daytime office hours
plus some nights and weekends for events ­ for a minimum of four to six
months.
Semesters: Summer, Fall, Spring, Full Academic Year
Description: Programming is seeking an intern to assist with a variety of
departmental needs in its production of performances, concerts, talks and
events. The intern will be involved in two distinct areas of work: 1) event
production and day to day administration, and 2) research and writing
relating to 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 set-up, production, and house management of the
museum¹s public programs, including concerts, movies, talks and
performances.
– Creating and proofreading marketing materials for events, such as
print flyers, e-blasts, website text, PowerPoint displays, etc.
– Researching ideas for future programs, and obtaining contact
and/or biographical information about performers/speakers, writing brochure
copy, etc.

Skills: Candidate must 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 with or interest in event production or
the performing 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.

Film Programming Internship

Commitment: Approximately 15-20 hours/week ­ regular daytime office hours
plus some nights and weekends for events ­ for a minimum of three months.
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.

Family Learning Internship

Commitment: 14 hours per week
Schedule: Thursdays 9:30am ­ 3:30pm; Saturdays 9:30am ­ 1:30pm ; Mondays
11am ­ 3pm
Semesters: Fall, Spring, Summer
Description: Seeking an intern to assist with a variety of needs related to
art making workshops. The Family Learning Intern will report to the manager
of Early Childhood and Family Learning and will focus on assisting with our
drop-in family art-making workshops. Projects will include classroom set-up
and organization, preparation and research for upcoming activities,
assistance during workshops, and day to day administration.
Tasks Include:
* Assisting with room set-up, materials prep, production, and studio
management for family art-making workshops.
* Creating and proofreading marketing materials for events, such as print
flyers, e-blasts, website text, PowerPoint displays, etc.
* Researching ideas, artwork information, and stories for future classes.
* Keep and organize a database of participant information.

Skills: Chinese language skills preferred. Candidate must 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, especially families with young children,
staff, and other volunteers. Excellent writing skills and comfort with
public speaking are desired. Experience in education and the arts is
preferred.

Exhibition Design Internship

Commitment: 10-15 hours per week
Semesters: Summer
Academic Level: Mature undergraduate, recent graduate, or graduate student
Description: Under the guidance of Rubin Museum Exhibition Designer, the
Exhibition Design Intern will perform design related drawing and inventory
using Vector Works 2011 software and Micro Soft Excel. The candidate should
be well-organized, with good attention to detail, knowledge of working with
images. Candidate will be asked to submit portfolio of rendered 3D drawings
Required Skills: Vector Works 2011 3D drawing and Microsoft Excel and Word.

Interpretation Research and Administration Internship

Commitment: 8 hours/1 day per week (Thursdays<includes evening hours)
Semesters: Spring, Summer, and Fall
Description: The Interpretation Research and Administration Internship will
work with the Manager of the Guide and Docent program to engage in research
on Himalayan art and culture relating to upcoming exhibitions at the Rubin
Museum of Art, as well as in providing resources for ongoing trainings for
in-gallery educators. The Interpretation Research and Administration Intern
will engage in materials preparation and documentation, assisting with the
administrative needs of a department of 43 in-gallery museum educators.

Duties may include (but are not limited to):
* Web and publication research on certain areas of study relating to
Himalayan art and culture
* Compiling training packets and training calendars
* Filming and archiving trainings and tour offerings
* Creating promotional material for trainings and public talks, engaging in
outreach for guide program offerings.

Qualifications: Master¹s degree preferred, and a strong interest in South
Asian, Indo Tibetan or Himalayan studies or art history. Strong computer,
organizational, and interpersonal skills required. Proficiency in Microsoft
Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and internet search and research engines (JSTOR,
LexisNexis, etc.) preferred.

Publications Internship
Commitment: 10-15 hours per week
Semesters: Spring
Academic Level: Mature undergraduate, recent graduate, or graduate student.
Description: Under the guidance of Rubin Museum Publisher, candidate will
work on various aspects of an upcoming catalog: image acquisition and
organization; edit captions, notes, and bibliography; register manuscript
for Library of Congress data; read and comment on manuscript. Must have
research and editorial abilities. The candidate should be well-organized,
with attention to detail, and good computer skills.

Skills Required: Proficiency in MS Excel, Photoshop, and MS Word

Human Resources/Administration Internship

Commitment: Approximately 15-20 hours/week ­ regular daytime office hours

Semesters: Summer, Fall, Spring, Full Academic Year

Description: The Human Resources/Administration Intern will work with the
Human Resources Manager and Assistant to the Chief Financial Officer/Office
Administrator. The intern will be involved in two distinct areas of work:
1) Human Resources day to day administration and 2) General Office
Management day to day functions. He/she will conduct research on best Human
Resources practices and various labor laws, create benefit packages, post
recruitment notices, assist with benefits administration, correspondence,
mailings, filing, time and attendance record keeping, ordering and stocking
supplies, preparing presentations, copying and collating various materials
including board meeting reports and researching cost effective office
management vendors. He/she may also have specific projects assigned in order
to enhance the internship experience depending on his/her interests, skill
set and availability.

Qualifications: Current enrollment in a bachelor¹s degree program is
required. Since Human Resources and Administration function plays a
critical role in employees’ relationship within the organization, candidates
must have a demonstrated interest in human resources management, non-profit
management, organizational development or related issues. The intern must
be highly organized, resourceful and self-sufficient and be able to work
without constant supervision. Previous experience in an office environment
is required. Meticulous attention to detail and accuracy, ability to
prioritize, multi-task and clear and professional verbal, written, and
interpersonal communication skills are essential. The Human
Resources/Administration Intern must be professional at all times, and
exercise a high degree of confidentiality in all Human Resources and
Administration matters. Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs including
Word, PowerPoint, and Excel is required.

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
lbrooks@rmanyc.org

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RMA Internship Packet–Spring 2012.pdf

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