WILLIAM KING MUSEUM Center for Art and Cultural Heritage
SUMMER 2016 SEMESTER
SOPHOMORE -SENIOR LEVELS
JOB DESCRIPTION: Curatorial Department Intern: The student will learn and participant in some basic elements of curatorial work. The projects available will depend on the scheduled activities of the department over the duration of the internship. The intern's tasks may include the following: learning how to properly document and catalogue items in a collection, entering this information into the museum's database, completing condition reports, updating object files, and conducting inventories of collections. The intern may be called upon to assist in the preparation and installation of exhibits, learning about how an exhibition comes to fruition in the process. Interns may be asked to conduct small research projects based on upcoming exhibitions, including gathering research materials for curators. If an installation is scheduled to take place during the internship, the intern will be expected to help, including painting, placing objects or artwork, and placing text. For this reason, all interns will be introduced to basic art handling during their internship. Other possible tasks include mailing and distributing exhibition materials, traveling to site or studio visits to help curators, and select small clerical duties.
HOURS: 10-19 (1 Credit Hour)
DEADLINE: All paperwork must be completed prior to the start of the semester.
JOHNSON CITY, TN
SPRING 2016 SEMESTER (Continuous Semesters)
MAJOR: ART, Art History
Grade Level: Junior, Senior
Provides the undergraduate art students the opportunity to learn various aspects of gallery operations from the planning stages of curatorial design, publicity/media correspondence, to installation and shipping, documentation, organization of related activities as well as other administrative work.
The on-the-job training and collaborative nature process between the instructor (Gallery Director) and student (Intern) offers platform to explore real life situations of operating a gallery and the diverse activities related to it. Students will have the opportunities to work with practicing visual artists as well as coordinate with the media and other members of the community while learning how to use some technologies involved in the curatorial process.
Purpose and Goals
The focus of this class is to:
- Train art students in the various aspects of gallery operation by allowing students to participate in the curatorial design, actual installation, media/publicity correspondence and documentation
- Learn and practice specific skills and knowledge in installation, design and documentation
- Encourage students to develop interpersonal skills in dealing with fellow student workers, artists, faculty, media and members of the community
HOURS: 1 or 3 credit hours
DEADLINE: All paperwork, interviews and placement must be completed prior to the start of the semester.