Registration Internship, Fall 2019
behind-the-scenes workings of a contemporary art museum and sculpture park by
assisting in the daily registration duties. Registration interns at deCordova
Sculpture Park and Museum engage in a wide variety of tasks and gain hands-on experience and valuable
insight into the many different and exciting aspects of working in a museum. The intern will assist the Registrar in general, day-to-day
collections management duties and special projects to ensure the preservation
and safety of the collections. These
tasks will include, but are not limited to, updating object records and image
files, creating condition reports, data entry on the Mimsy database system, inventorying
objects, organizing and re-housing files, and additional projects as needed at
the museum or off-site storage facility. The intern may also be called upon to help
with other administrative tasks or larger institution wide projects and events as
needed. Interns are integral to the success of the museum and as such, they are fully integrated into the museum work
museum studies or art history graduate student or upper level undergraduate
with future career goals to work in museum registration or collections
Individual should be detail-oriented
and have excellent organizational skills.
Ability to work independently and
collaboratively, or multi-task on various projects.
skills, including proficiency in Microsoft Office is essential.
Cataloguing and database experience (Mimsy)
to perform tasks in a professional manner and with discretion when working with
to commit to a minimum of two, eight-hour days per week for the agreed upon
duration of the internship which typically lasts four months.
Prospective applicants should be aware that
the internship is an unpaid, volunteer position that offers an opportunity to gain invaluable
practical experience by learning first-hand about museum work, and personally
contributing to preserving the collections for future generations. Applicant
should also have a car as public transportation does not
service deCordova and interns may be asked to assist with off-site errands. The intern may also occasionally be
asked to assist with events or projects occurring in the evening or on the
How To Apply:
individuals should send a cover letter and resume with three references by
email to Elizabeth Upenieks (firstname.lastname@example.org) by August 26, 2019. For
general information about deCordova, upcoming programming and exhibitions, and
future events please visitwww.decordova.org.
August 26, 2019
About this Organization:
DeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum is now part of the The Trustees of Reservations, a non-profit organization that preserves for public use and enjoyment 118 properties across the state that are of exceptional scenic, historic, cultural, and ecological value.
DeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum is a vibrant and
engaging institution located in the Boston, Massachusetts suburb of
Lincoln. Its mission is to connect
audiences to contemporary art, with an emphasis on sculpture, through
exhibitions, learning opportunities, the collection and its unique park
setting. Founded in 1950 on the 30-acre
former estate of Julian and Lizzie de Cordova, deCordova has grown from a local
collection to a dynamic contemporary art institution that attracts over 80,000
visitors each year and is recognized nationally and internationally for its
innovative programming. To learn more
about deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, please visit our website at www.decordova.org.