Internship Opportunity: Brooklyn Museum Summer Fellows Program

The Summer Fellows Program is a ten-week, full-time, paid opportunity for current undergraduates and recent graduates interested in a career in the arts, museums, or cultural institutions. Fellows are placed within a Museum department based on interest and relevant experience and work alongside our expert staff on key tasks and projects of their department, gaining skills and experience while making important contributions to the Museum as a whole. Fellows also receive ongoing training and mentorship from department leaders who are committed to supporting Fellows’ growth and developing their autonomy and agency over the course of the program.

The Summer Fellows Program combines practical work experience with professional development through a series of full-day seminars that take place every Tuesday (alongside Museum interns) that focus on the role of museums in society today. This summer the seminar series explores the theme of “the responsive museum,” questioning how museums have responded to current events, trends, and social issues, and how they might imagine the future. Seminars include intimate conversations with Brooklyn Museum curators, conservators, educators, and collection and exhibition specialists, as well as invited artists and outside experts. Participants also visit to local artist studios, museums, and other cultural institutions. In every task, Fellows gain skills and perspective on museum work, and learn how to transfer these skills to other types of work experience and imagine the future of cultural institutions.

A total of ten positions are available in our Conservation, Curatorial, Development, Digital Communications, Education, and Registrar/Collections Management departments, as well as the Office of the Chief Curator. While exact requirements vary by department, all qualified applicants have an interest in museums and a desire to work in the arts in some capacity; experience working in museums, nonprofit arts organizations, or a related field; curiosity and a willingness to learn in a community; and the ability to work independently within a team. Full descriptions and qualifications for each position are detailed in our online application.

Start and end dates: June 4–August 9, 2019

Union status: Non-union

FLSA status: Non-exempt

Compensation: $15 per hour

Work schedule: 35 hours per week, Monday through Friday, 9 am to 5 pm

Application deadline: March 31, 2019

Learn more and apply online

If you have questions about the online application system, please get in touch with them at internships@brooklynmuseum.org. (Due to the large volume of applications, only candidates who are being considered will be contacted regarding their application status)

Upcoming Visiting Artist Lectures

The Art Department will be hosting a series of visiting artist lectures over the next few weeks in Klapper room 672. Talk with artists Alexi Worth on March 26th, Shida Kuo on April 30th, and Robert Hult on May 14th! The discussions are open to all students and we encourage you to stop in.

BFA Reviews on March 20th

BFA Reviews will be held on Wednesday, March 20th by appointment in Klapper hall room 672. All BA students who wish to switch to a BFA major must attend a portfolio review for admission. Students can sign up for a portfolio review by visiting the sign-up sheet posted at the Art Department. (If it is impossible to meet at this time, e-mail professor Debra Priestly.)

  • Sign up for an appointment by 4:30pm on the previous day. The list is on the door of the Art Department office, Klapper room 172
  • Sign up for the earliest possible appointment
  • Arrive 15 minutes before your appointment to set up your presentation.
  • Bring up to 3 works from each of your studio classes along with samples of outside work. You may include a sketchbook.
  • Bring whatever materials you need to hang your work (tape, pushpins, etc.)

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