Collections and Exhibits Intern - Paid

Hockaday Museum of Art
Job Description
Collections and Exhibits Intern
June 1, 2017 – August 31, 2017
30-35 hours per week, Monday – Friday (must be able to work evenings and other weekend hours for special events)
Up to $2,500 stipend for the term, depending on funding. 
Reports to:                  Executive Director and Assistant Curator
Works closely with:      Assistant Curator, museum staff, and volunteers
About Us: The Hockaday Museum of Art's mission is to enrich the cultural life of our community and region, and preserve the artistic legacy of Montana and Glacier National Park. The Museum maintains a collection and offers rotating exhibits by nationally renowned and emerging artists, in addition to a permanent exhibit of Glacier National Park art and culture. A Discovery Gallery delivers hands-on activities for children that changes along with the rotating exhibits.
Managing our collections and providing diverse exhibits are an integral component of the Hockaday. We have 13 exhibits planned for 2017 including a feature of Manel Alvarez the internationally renowned sculptor and our very successful event, A Timeless Legacy. Our goal for 2017 is to increase our collections management and preservation procedures while also developing and implementing creative exhibits. The Collections and Exhibits intern will play an important role in advancing these goals, which includes researching exhibit projects for our upcoming 50th Anniversary celebration.
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Job Description:
  • Conduct an inventory of the Hockaday Museum’s Collection, assist with condition reports, and create and update archival records in PastPerfect
  • Assist with weekly environmental checks and exhibit cleaning and care
  • Assist in research and planning of upcoming exhibitions
  • Support exhibit openings and other exhibit-related events
  • Assist with installation, fabrication, and gallery maintenance
  • Submit end of summer report to Executive Director, topics discussed upon hire
  • Other tasks may include, but are not limited to: cataloging incoming donations, object photography, data entry, artifact handling and research
  • Must be currently enrolled in an accredited undergraduate or graduate level program working towards a degree in art, history, museum studies, cultural resource management or other related field and returning to or starting full-time studies in the 2017 Fall Semester
  • All applicants should have basic clerical skills and knowledge of Microsoft Office programs, Adobe software and PastPerfect or similar museum collections software
  • Ability to work individually with limited supervision, as well as collaboratively
  • Prior experience with collections or exhibit installations, preferred.
  • Personable, outgoing, and a desire to assist with a variety of projects
  • Current Driver’s License
  • Successful candidate will be required to submit to a Federal background check including fingerprinting. Employment is contingent upon satisfactory results of the background check and passing physical/health/drug screening if applicable
Application Process and Timeline:
All internship applications for Summer 2017 must be submitted no later than April 1, 2017.
Applications must be submitted via e-mail to as follows: 
  • Subject Line:  “Collections and Exhibits Intern — Summer 2017
  • Submit PDF cover letter and resume.
  • Include the following in your cover letter: 
    • The names, professional affiliations, telephone numbers, and email addresses of two references, at least one of which must be academic
    • Current GPA
The Hockaday Museum of Art is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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