Collection and Archives

The Collection and Archives intern works with the archivist/photographer and collection manager.

Duties include but are not limited to exhibition support (installation, documentation, and de-installation); collection and archives database inventory and digitizing; expansion of the online collection access; responding to research inquiries; and photographing and filming exhibition-related events. This position requires strong attention to detail and the physical ability to safely move artwork.

Valued attributes of qualifying interns include the ability to: pitch in and help during varied circumstances; operate intelligently, responsibly and independently; maintain a sense of humor. Knowledge of PCs and Macs, Microsoft Office, InDesign, Constant Contact, and WordPress helpful. Some physical work is required.

This position is open to college and graduate students with majors in art, art history, arts administration, museum studies, arts education and similar fields. Recent graduates are also welcome to apply. It takes place mid-June through August, 10-40 hours weekly, mostly during office hours, though limited evening and weekend attendance is required.

This is an unpaid position. Compensation includes a one-year membership to PAAM, free participation in workshops (commensurate with hours worked), and recommendation letters.

Please read the internship information carefully before applying. Send a cover letter, resume, and letter of reference via email or mail. Your cover letter should include your top three choices of areas of concentration/internship focus. Interns are welcome to work in more than one area of the Museum. Proposals for self-directed projects are considered. Positions are filled on a rolling basis, so first choices may not be available. Please limit cover letter to a maximum of two pages.

Materials should be mailed to:

Internship Program
460 Commercial Street
Provincetown, MA 02657

Or e-mailed to:

Internship applications are accepted on a rolling basis but preference is given to summer internship applications received in April and early May. You’ll receive a confirmation email within ten days of your materials being submitted.