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Research - Education: MoMA Internships
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by Archaeology Newsroom

Three 12-Month Internships supported by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation

At the MoMA

As a sponsor of the J-1 visa program, the Museum of Modern Art is committed to providing opportunities for international students and emerging professionals to learn about the practices and organizational systems of an American museum. To this end, with the support of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation, MoMA is accepting applications for three 12-month internships for Greek nationals.

a) Department of Painting and Sculpture Internship

September 12, 2016–September 8, 2017

Description: The intern will work across this curatorial department, assisting with a wide range of projects, from researching works in the Museum’s collection to helping to organize upcoming exhibitions. The intern will perform general administrative tasks for the department and may also participate in facilitating the acquisitions process and in the planning of gallery changes.

Requirements: The ideal candidate has a demonstrated interest in curatorial practice. Attention to detail, excellent communication skills, and the ability to multitask and prioritize are essential. Strong research skills are a plus. Background in art history with coursework in modern art preferred. Foreign language fluency a plus.

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Eligibility: Recent graduates of bachelor’s or master’s degree programs. The Museum encourages candidates from diverse backgrounds and academic disciplines to apply. International candidates are eligible to apply.

Stipend: $29,000 stipend (gross), subject to applicable tax withholdings. Health benefits, two weeks paid vacation, and an additional $2,000 to cover travel expenses for an approved research trip related to the intern’s field of interest.

Dates of 2016–17 term: September 12, 2016–September 8, 2017

Application Deadline: June 3, 2016

End of Selection: August 8, 2016

b) Office of the Director Internship

September 12, 2016–September 8, 2017

Description: The intern performs general administrative duties, which include routing phone and email traffic. Supports Director, Chief of Staff, and Assistant to the Director. Answers phone calls, drafts correspondence, maintains file system, and opens and sorts all mail. Responds to general inquiries on behalf of the department, ensuring communication is accurate, timely, and consistent with other Museum initiatives. Maintains general organization of office in accordance with records management policies. Serves as a first point to contact and liaison for all Director’s Office contacts, including MoMA and MoMA PS1 trustees, staff, artists, scholars, dealers, and art world professionals.

Requirements: Organized, articulate, and professional. Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint) and other standard office procedures and equipment. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Ability to work efficiently in a fast-paced environment. Must be extremely detail oriented, work well under pressure, and have the ability to multitask. Ability to maintain composure in a sometimes stressful environment is a must. High level of diplomacy, judgment, and accountability.

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Dates of 2016–17 term: September 12, 2016–September 8, 2017

Application Deadline: June 3, 2016

End of Selection: August 8, 2016

Required Commitment: Full-time (Monday–Friday, 9:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m.)

Eligibility: Recent graduates of bachelor’s or master’s degree programs. The Museum encourages candidates from diverse backgrounds and academic disciplines to apply. International candidates are eligible to apply.

Stipend: $29,000 stipend (gross), subject to applicable tax withholdings. Health benefits, two weeks paid vacation, and an additional $2,000 to cover travel expenses for an approved research trip related to the intern’s field of interest.

c) Research and Development Internship

September 12, 2016–September 8, 2017

Description: The intern will assist the Director of Research and Development, Paola Antonelli, in all areas. He/she will perform administrative and research tasks in the context of R&D functions: coordinates the interaction with other museum departments and committees; researches topics, companies, individuals, and technologies of immediate and long-term relevance to R&D and to the Museum; keeps track of pertinent topics in publications, blogs, and social networks; prepares mailings and briefings for selected MoMA staff; and maintains a site for the R&D Department. The intern will coordinate a group of R&D advisors and organize meetings of various scale and kind, from one-on-one interviews to private salons and public symposia. He/she will act as a liaison with other areas of the Museum, such as curatorial departments, Digital Media and IT, Marketing and Communications, Development, Membership, Retail, and the offices of the COO, the Senior Deputy Director for Curatorial Affairs, and the CFO.

Requirements: Academic background in communication, journalism, design criticism, or a similarly composed curriculum that combines innovation, communication, and design. Knowledgeable and self-assured in using contemporary media. Technologically up to date and conversant with design, especially interfaces and interaction. Excellent writing, communication, research, and organizational skills. Highly motivated with attention to detail. Computer and mobile skills (Google Docs, Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Keynote, Twitter, basic Photoshop, and InDesign). Enthusiasm for working with a team and ability to manage multiple projects. Two years of experience in coordinating projects such as conferences or symposia preferred.

Download Application

Dates of 2016–17 term: September 12, 2016–September 8, 2017

Application Deadline: June 3, 2016

End of Selection: August 8, 2016

Required Commitment: Full-time (Monday–Friday, 9:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m.)

Eligibility: Recent graduates of bachelor’s or master’s degree programs. The Museum encourages candidates from diverse backgrounds and academic disciplines to apply. International candidates are eligible to apply.

Stipend: $29,000 stipend (gross), subject to applicable tax withholdings. Health benefits, two weeks paid vacation, and an additional $2,000 to cover travel expenses for an approved research trip related to the intern’s field of interest.

How to Apply

Please submit the following materials, in a single package, in the following order:

Internship Application Materials

1. Application
Completed application form. If you are applying for more than one 12-Month Internship, please submit a separate application form and send it in a separate email.

2. Essay
There are two required essays listed on the application form. They should be no longer than 500 words each.

3. Résumé
Your résumé/curriculum vitae.

To submit your application, either:

1) Scan entire application packet (recommended), which includes your essays and résumé/CV, and email it to12monthinternships@moma.org. In the subject line, write the name of the internship for which you are applying and your name. An example of an appropriate subject line is: “Department of Film Internship 2016, Jane Smith.”

2) Or, mail application materials to:
MoMA
Attn: 12 Month Internship Coordinator
11 West 53 Street
New York, NY 10019

The deadline date refers to the date by which applications must be postmarked. We understand that applications sent from overseas will take longer to arrive in our office; it’s not necessary to submit your application via express mail. We will not review applications postmarked after the deadline, and we will only review complete applications. You will receive confirmation by email within five weeks of the application deadline only if we have received all of your materials. It is your responsibility to submit your application fully and on time.

Select applicants will be contacted to arrange interviews. The majority of interviews will be conducted over the phone. If we request an interview with you, we will email you to arrange a convenient date and time for you.

Do not contact MoMA about scheduling an informational interview. Due to the high volume of applications and interest, we do not have the available resources or staff to conduct informational interviews.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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