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Thursday, January 19, 2017

INTERNS NEEDED: The Bascom, Highlands, NC

The Bascom's Exhibitions Department is seeking Intern applicants to assist with the
planning and installing of exhibitions. The Exhibition Intern will also undergo docent training and serve as docent/ gallery attendant on occasion. The Intern program is an unpaid, immersive educational experience that complements our educational offerings.

The Exhibitions Installation Intern will be required to work 20 hours per week, and assist with the following exhibitions during Summer 2017:
  • North Carolina: A Sense of Home, Selections from the Do-Good Fund
  • Guerra de la Paz
  • Photography Member’s Club
  • Julyan Davis
  • Selections from Resident Artists & Summer Programs
  • Natasha Bowdoin
  • The Pottery & Poetry of Dave Drake
  • The Bascom’s Member Challenge
    The program fulfills The Bascom's mission by providing opportunities for students of Art History, Fine Arts, Museum Studies, Curatorial Studies and related fields to gain meaningful professional experience in curatorial and museum work. This program helps improve the longer-term career prospects of students in these fields, while helping to develop the skills of future curators and museum workers in the region, encouraging production of writing and scholarship, and enhancing the experience of visitors to the Bascom’s exhibitions. The Intern is deeply engaged with both the general public and the Exhibitions Department.
Reports to: Exhibitions Coordinator
Works Closely with:
  • · Chief of Exhibitions
  • · Volunteer Coordinator
  • · Visiting Curators/Artists
  • · General Public
Period: May 31 st, 2017 - July 31 st, 2017
Internship dates and duration are determined by candidate availability and departmental needs and, therefore, may vary.
Housing: Not Provided
Paid/Unpaid: Unpaid
Applicants must have completed an undergraduate degree or currently is in the process of completion. The applicant will have some experience in museum, gallery and/or curatorial work. Given the busy summer schedule at The Bascom, interns are expected to be able to work independently as well as in groups.
  • Applications are due on March 31st, 2017
  • Initial Interviews will be held during the week of April 3rd-7th.
Internship Access and Benefits:
  • Mentorship in the planning, funding and mounting of exhibitions
  • Access to studio equipment, access to studio work space

To apply/ requirements:
  • 1. Applicants must be a rising college Senior, Graduate Student, or recent college graduate in Art History, Fine Art, Museum Studies, American Studies or related field.
  • 3. Cover letter, including a paragraph describing what you wish to gain while at the Bascom.
  • 4. One-page resume for undergraduates or recent (within last year) college graduates; two-page resume for grad students.
  • 5. 2 professional references with contact information. All application materials should be included in one submission. Incomplete applications will not be considered. All internship candidates are subject to a background check.
  • Please send all materials to Tonya Anderson at

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