The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art in Sarasota, Florida, will be offering a limited number of paid internships for ten weeks every Summer. Summer internships combine practical, hands-on experience working on a project for a specific department with exposure to all aspects of the Ringling’s operation.
Opportunites and the Application for Summer 2015 will be available in late Fall, 2014
2014 Intern Positions
Position: Collections Management Intern
Department: Collections Management
Responsibilities: Upload, catalogue and archive digital images on TMS, the museum’s collections management database; assist with the development of image management solutions; assist with other projects as needed.
Qualifications: Graduate student with a museum studies, art history, history or library science background.
Position: Curatorial Intern (Asian Art)
Department: Curatorial (Asian Art)
Responsibilities: Participate in a research project exploring John Ringling’s collections of ancient and Asian art; assist with research on other Asian art collections at the museum.
Qualifications: Graduate student in art history, with an interest in the history of collecting and/or visual culture; excellent research and writing skills.
Position: Education Intern
Responsibilities: Assist in the development of scholastic and family programs; help to facilitate the Ringling’s summer circus program; contribute to docent training and evaluation.
Qualifications: Graduate student with strong research and communication skills; good working knowledge of art history; K-12 classroom or other experience with children.
Position: Library Intern
Responsibilities: Participate in research on the Ringling’s first director, Arthur Everett "Chick" Austin, and his book collection; assist in the preparation of a public program on Austin’s book collection; assist with other public programs; assist with reference and digitization.
Qualifications: Bachelors degree in art history or related field; current enrollment in an ALA-accredited MLS program with an interest in special and/or research libraries.
Position: Visitor Services Intern
Department: Visitor Services
Responsibilities: Assist with frontline operations and house management for the Ringling’s summer circus program; develop and conduct visitor surveys; help in identifying target areas for customer service training.
Qualifications: Candidates should have recently completed a Bachelor’s degree in Hospitality Management. Enrollment in a related Master’s Degree program is preferred.
Position: Theater Intern (June 9 –August 2)
Department: Historic Asolo Theater
Responsibilities: The intern will be working the Historic Asolo’s summer circus production. Duties will include pre-load-in preparation, load-in, and technical/dress rehearsals; working with performers once the show is in performance; running the show.
Qualifications: recent degree in theater and a minimum of two years technical theater experience.
Academic Year Internships
Academic internships are available all year long. They are unpaid and generally last for one academic semester. A variety of opportunities are available. Undergraduate and graduate students are eligible.
The Fellowship Program is designed to help recent recipient’s of a master’s or doctoral degree in the arts, arts administration or museum studies prepare for a career in museum management and administration, museum education and curatorial careers.
Applicants must be able to work independently and as a team member. We seek individuals who are upbeat, imaginative and willing to participate in many areas of museum operation. Students nearing completion of a master’s or doctoral degree and that meet these requirements are encouraged to apply.
Each year Fellowship departments and projects change. For more information on this coming year’s department and the specific requirements of the position, contact Ringling Human Resources’ Employment Specialist at firstname.lastname@example.org