Vanderbilt University Fine Arts Gallery internships are designed to give Vanderbilt students an opportunity to gain hands-on, behind-the-scenes experience in a university art gallery setting. Interns will contribute to a variety of projects, including our digital imaging project, exhibition research and label copy writing, student outreach, and exhibition preparatory work. In addition, interns will assist with the day-to-day operations of the gallery.
Interns are expected to commit to a four-hour time slot per week in the gallery for two semesters. Day of the week and time will be coordinated with the gallery staff once academic schedules are in place. Responsibilities include research and exhibition writing; serving as a docent in the gallery for special events and group visits; scanning and sizing artwork for the digital imaging project; coding and adding information to the collection database, and contributing to exhibition preparatory work.
Experience in the following areas is preferred: a strong academic background in art, art history, or a related discipline (please list classes taken); research and writing skills; Photoshop: digital imaging, and strong computer skills (word, excel, database experience).
Students interested in applying for the 2015-2016 Fine Arts Gallery internships should email application materials to Margaret Walker (firstname.lastname@example.org) by Friday, April 17. Application must include letter indicating your interest and a resume, including relevant coursework, writing sample, and two letters of reference.