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Director’s Office Intern
Director's Office Intern
The Studio Museum in Harlem
Post Date: 19 Aug 2023


Founded in 1968, The Studio Museum in Harlem is a cultural leader that champions and preserves the prolific legacy of artists of African descent while simultaneously promoting critical thinking about art, culture, and community. Born out of an urgent need amid the political, social, and cultural ferment of the late 1960s, the Studio Museum was founded to create a new paradigm in which institutionally ignored artists of color would be seen, discussed, rewarded, and made known to the public. Today, the Studio Museum continues to serve as the nexus for Black artists locally, nationally, and internationally, and for work inspired and influenced by Black culture.

Job Summary
The Studio Museum in Harlem’s internship program provides college undergraduates, graduate students, and recent graduates with a wide range of experiences designed to provide insight into the workings of a professional museum environment. In addition to working on projects with Museum staff, interns engage in a series of meetings and workshops around contemporary museology.Only individuals authorized to work in the United States will be accepted into the internship program. The Museum will consider expressions of interest in providing volunteer services to the Museum from non-work-authorized individuals.

Dates And Details
Fall 2023 Dates: September 11, 2023 – December 15, 2023 (14-weeks)Requirements: Minimum 15 hours/week, during the workweek (M-F); interns are required to work hybrid schedule, with in-person one day a week in our offices in Harlem.Stipend: $3,150Application Deadline: 11:59 PM on Monday July 17, 2023Applicants will be notified about interviews by August 4, 2023. If you have not heard back before that date you have not been considered as a finalist for the Fall 2023 cohort.All interns must attend an in-person orientation day the morning of September 11, 2023 to commence their program. Interns are expected to provide their own computer to ensure participation in the remote internship. As part of the internship experience there are dedicated professional development sessions that will take place at various times but include gallery & museum visits, talks, and workshops that are a part of the Studio Museum Institute. Attendance at these Studio Museum Institute events are mandatory and a part of the internship experience.

Director’s Office Department (one position)The Director’s Office Intern
will assist in the development and execution of a diverse range of strategic initiatives. Responsibilities include assisting with projects that support the Director and Chief Curator and the Chief of Staff. Specific projects might include institutional history research, archival development, and logistical support. This position is best suited for a candidate eager to gain familiarity with the administrative responsibilities and strategic planning required for a career in nonprofit organizational management. Candidates should note this is not a curatorial position; however, those individuals considering careers in the arts administration sector are encouraged to apply. Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite is required. Excellent research, writing, and communication skills, as well as meticulous attention to detail, are essential.The Director’s Office Internship is designed for college sophomores, juniors, seniors, and recent graduates.

Application Instructions
Please upload your resume, cover letter and a writing sample to your application. No phone calls or faxes, please.Please note that while careful consideration will be given to each submission, the Museum will only be able to contact those applicants whose knowledge, skills, and work experience best fit the requirements of the position.The Studio Museum in Harlem is an equal opportunity employer and considers all candidates for employment regardless of race, color, sex, age, gender identification, national origin, creed, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or political affiliation. We celebrate our inclusive work environment and encourage folks of all backgrounds and perspectives to apply. At the Studio Museum, we are committed to having an inclusive and transparent environment where every voice is heard and acknowledged. We embrace our differences, and know that our diverse team is a strength that drives our success.Research shows that women and individuals from underrepresented backgrounds often apply to jobs only if they meet 100% of the qualifications. We recognize that it is highly unlikely that an applicant meets 100% of the qualifications for a given role. Therefore, if much of this job description describes you, then you are highly encouraged to apply for this role.The Studio Museum is requiring proof of Covid-19 vaccination for employment. In order to be eligible, participants must show proof of vaccination and a form of personal ID.


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