About the Opportunity
The Cape Ann Museum (CAM) is a leading regional museum at the epicenter of artistic and marine history in the Northeast. The Museum’s nationally significant collections include fine and decorative arts and artifacts relating to Cape Ann’s earliest days as a major fishing and shipping port, its mid-19th century role in the granite industry, and the numerous artists who were attracted to its singular charms of light and sea, including such well known painters and sculptors as Fitz Henry Lane, Winslow Homer, Cecilia Beaux, John Sloan, Edward Hopper, Milton Avery, Anna Hyatt Huntington and Walker Hancock.
The Cape Ann Museum is pleased to offer an internship opportunity for a current graduate level museum studies or art history student in the area of museum collections. The project that will be undertaken for this internship centers around the Museum’s collection of works by a group of artisans who worked on Cape Ann from 1938 to 1969 known as the Folly Cove Designers. Further information about this collection can be found on the Museum’s website . The internship project will primarily consist of organizing, documenting, rehousing, and photographing the collection and entering new information into the Museum’s collections management database (EmbARK). The intern may also be invited to help with additional projects in other areas of the Museum’s collections as time allows.
By working under close supervision with and learning directly from museum staff, the intern will gain valuable professional experience while contributing in a meaningful way to the Museum’s ongoing care and knowledge of its collections. At the conclusion of the internship, the intern will be asked to share what they have achieved with other Museum staff and the CAM community in either a written or verbal format. Candidates should be self-motivated, organized, and detail-oriented with strong computer and communication skills. No prior experience with collections management software is required.
Exact dates can be mutually agreed upon, but the internship will generally run from mid-September to mid-December (12 weeks) and require a commitment of 16-20 hours per week. Stipend: $20.00/hour. The Cape Ann Museum is located within walking distance of the Gloucester stop on the MBTA’s Newburyport/Rockport commuter line.
- Current graduate level museum studies or art history student
- Ability to commit 16-20 hours per week (Monday-Thursday) working on site at the Museum from mid-September to mid-December (12 weeks)
- Willingness to learn the Museum’s collections management database (EmbARK)
- Strong attention to detail and organizational skills
- Self-motivated with proven ability to work both independently and collaboratively
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills
- Comfortable climbing ladders and working in small spaces
- Ability to lift 30 lbs.
To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume by July 30, 2021, to email@example.com. Please specify “Fall 2021 Collections Internship Application” in the subject line of your email. You may also submit your materials via postal mail to: Cape Ann Museum, Attn: Fall 2021 Collections Internship Application, 27 Pleasant Street, Gloucester, MA 01930.
Please indicate in your cover letter how this internship will be of value to your professional aspirations. Recognizing that diversity takes many forms, applicants should also address in their cover letter how their unique experiences and perspective will contribute to diversity at the Cape Ann Museum and the museum field in general. If a candidate wishes to apply this internship towards course credit in their respective academic program, please be advised that the intern will be responsible for managing all associated paperwork.
The Cape Ann Museum Collections Graduate Internship is made possible thanks to the generous support of Donna and Richard Tadler.
Status: Part Time Internship
Posted: June, 2021 Submission deadline: July 30, 2021
The Cape Ann Museum is committed to diversity within its workforce and encourages qualified candidates from all backgrounds to apply.