The Vanderbilt Fine Arts Gallery has two interns who volunteer for four hours per week for the duration of the academic year (fall and spring semesters) and work on a variety of projects and research related to the exhibitions and permanent collection. The two internships (collections intern and marketing intern) are designed to give Vanderbilt students an opportunity to gain hands-on, behind-the-scenes experience in a university art gallery setting. Past projects have included collections digitization, label-writing, media and public relations work, and provenance research. Interns may be asked to assist with tours and to be present at exhibition openings and other gallery special functions.
The tasks of the collections intern include research, exhibition preparatory work, digitization, and other collections related work. This intern must have a strong academic background in art, art history, or a related discipline; research and writing skills; and strong computer skills (Word, Excel, databases, and Photoshop).
The marketing intern will assist in developing a marketing plan, targeting Vanderbilt student populations in particular. This intern must have an academic background in marketing, business, strategy, or related disciplines; an interest in art, art history, and cultural institutions; and strong communication and presentation skills and logical thinking.
Interested applicants should email materials to Margaret Walker (email@example.com) by EOD Wednesday, April 26. Application must include a cover letter indicating one’s interest, resume (including relevant coursework), writing sample, and two letters of reference. Applicants are welcome from all departments but ideally should have a solid grounding in the history of art and an interest in careers in the art world.