Curatorial Intern

Submitted by ELMART on Wed, 12/19/2018 - 9:29pm
Elmhurst Art Museum: Photo-Kendall McCaugherty, Hall + Merrick
Part-time intern position
14-16 hours per week depending on the schedule
Elmhurst Art Museum is seeking a highly motivated Curatorial Intern to work closely with the Executive Director and Exhibitions Manager. The ideal candidate would work two days (approximately 14-16 hours) per week.
  • Provide research assistance for the upcoming exhibitions The Whole World A Bauhaus (February 16 - April 21) and the solo exhibition by Claudia Weber.
  • Assist with coordinating potential exhibition-related public programs
  • Research on "Panel Discussion: The McCormick House and the Bauhaus Dream of Pre-Fabricated Homes" which will take place at the EAM on Oct 27.
  • Research on Mies van der Rohe experts
  • Take care of the various tasks and maintenance of the current exhibitions McCormick House: 1952 - 1959 and David Wallace Haskins: Polarity
  • Help with designing and printing marketing materials (posters, banners, postcards etc.) for our exhibitions
  • Help the Exhibitions Manager to update the cataloging of the collection in The Museum System (TMS)
  • Draft letters to artists and associates at other museums and galleries
  • Draft well-written and researched social media entries and other publicity materials
  • Assist our staff members with guided exhibition tours
  • Research potential museum acquisitions
  • Prepare documents and presentations for internal meetings
  • Support and liaise with other departments within the museum, including Visitor Services, Education, and Administration
Skills & Qualifications: 
Skills & Qualifications:
  • Undergraduate or graduate students studying in Art, Art History, Curatorial Studies, Museum Studies or related field
  • Excellent organizational skills and strict attention to detail required
  • Strong written and verbal skills
  • Previous experience in the arts is a plus
  • Knowledge of The Museum System (TMS) is preferred
  • Knowledge of Adobe Illustrator, InDesign and Photoshop is preferred
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule that may include evening, weekend and holiday assignments
To Apply: 
To Apply:
If interested, please send your CV and cover letter to Please reference the position title/department in the subject line. Only qualified candidates will be contacted. 
This is an unpaid internship for a non-profit arts organization. College credit can be arranged for undergraduate or graduate students. 14-16 hours per week depending on the schedule.
Contact Information
Contact Name: 
Lal Bahcecioglu
Contact Phone Number: