Harvard Art Museums

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA 02138

Date Posted:
July 23, 2019

Eastern Massachusetts



Fall 2019 Registrar’s Office Internship

The Harvard Art Museums’ Department of Collections Management is accepting applications for an Intern to assist with a variety of projects in the Registrar’s Office. This internship will provide an introduction to the practical aspect of managing fine art collections in a major museum and introduce the successful candidate to the museums’ cataloguing and temporary loan processes. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to:- Work alongside Registrars for the Collection – Katie Press and Karoline Mansur – to assist with the management, archiving and possible digitization of collections management records.- Work closely with the Registrars to archive temporary loan records, re-house original museum documents for safer access, and assist with other ongoing projects as needed.- Gain experience tracking museum objects through research into original collection files and the electronic collection database The Museums System (TMS).
Term: September – December 2019 with flexible start and end dates. 8-16 hours (1-2 full days) a week between 9am – 5pm (Mon., Thurs and Friday are preferred)
Location: This internship would take place at our Somerville Research Facility, 200 Inner Belt Rd., Somerville, MA. There is free parking onsite as well as a complimentary shuttle that leaves from the Museums in Cambridge every hour. More details are available here.
Qualifications:- The student must receive credit for this internship in order to be eligible.- The internship is open to graduate or undergraduate students.- Comfortable working in Excel, Word, and with data entry. Training in TMS will be provided.- A willingness to learn, ask questions, and accept feedback is essential.
How To Apply:
Please forward a letter of interest and resume to Claire Burns, Collections Management Coordinator at claire_burns@harvard.edu.
Apply by:
August 27, 2019
About this Organization:

The Harvard Art Museums — the Fogg Museum, Busch Reisinger Museum, and Arthur M. Sackler Museum — are dedicated to advancing and supporting learning at Harvard University, in the local community, and around the world. The museums have played a leading role in the development of art history, conservation, and conservation science, and in the evolution of the art museum as an institution. Through research, teaching, professional training, and public education, the museums strive to advance the understanding and appreciation of art. Programs encourage close looking at original works of art, collaboration with campus and community partners, and the production of new scholarship. For more information, please visit our website at harvardartmuseums.org.