Architecture and Design Internship, Spring 2014

The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art's Architecture + Design Curatorial Department is offering an unpaid curatorial research internship. The internship days are flexible, but we require a minimum of two days per week. Preferred days are Mon - Thurs, 9:30am - 5pm.

Art Opportunity previously on at San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) in United States.
From Wednesday 20 November 2013 to Friday 20 December 2013

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Background:

The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art has long been among the world’s leading institutions for exhibiting and collecting works of architecture and design. The Museum organized significant exhibitions before founding its Department of Architecture + Design in 1983, becoming the first West Coast museum —and one of very few North American institutions—to do so. In the past thirty years, the department’s curators have built a collection of over 5,000 objects while continually programming exhibitions, producing materials for publications, and enacting public programs and special projects.

Duration of Internship:

January 2014 through May 2014. We require a minimum of 4 month internship.

Educational Objective:

The intern will work directly with SFMOMA’s Architecture + Design curators, Jennifer Dunlop Fletcher and Joseph Becker, to gain detailed knowledge of the Museum’s architecture and design collection and upcoming exhibitions, and will improve his/her research, cataloguing, and writing skills. S/he will come away with an understanding of the museum curatorial experience, learn the steps in organizing an architecture/design exhibition and gain insights into the acquisitions process.

Under the close supervision of the curators for architecture and design, the intern will be responsible for:

- Research on upcoming exhibitions
- Research on works under consideration for acquisition
- Research current works in the collection
- Writing summaries of research
- Some archive filing and database research for the collection
– Interns will be required to attend regular classes to further their understanding of museum careers.

Requirements:

- Strong research skills and ability to synthesize material from a wide variety of sources
- Completion of major thesis research paper or project
- Prior experience in published writing a plus
- Prior experience in a museum or gallery a plus
- Graduate student in a PhD or MA program, with relevant coursework in architecture, design, art history, museum studies or related subject.