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Summer Internships

The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art in Sarasota, Florida, will be offering paid internships for ten weeks from June 4 – August 9, 2018. The Ringling is the State Art Museum of Florida and a part of Florida State University. It consists of art and circus museums, as well as a historic mansion and theater, all on a 66-acre site overlooking Sarasota Bay.

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. The deadline for applications is February 15, 2018.

Download the Summer Internship Application

2018 Intern Positions

Department: Admissions

Description: Participate in the activities of the department; assist with the preparation of an admissions training manual and other training materials; assist with other duties as required.

Education Requirements: Undergraduate or graduate studies

Qualifications: Experience with cash handling and customer service preferred.

Department: Archives

Description: Participate in the activities of the department; work on digitization projects; catalogue, edit, and enter data in The Museum System (TMS) collections management database; assist with reference requests and other duties as required.

Education Requirements: Graduate studies in history, cultural studies, or related field with an interest in archives or history museums.

Qualifications: Knowledge of digital photography preferred.

Department: Conservation

Description: Participate in a range of painting conservation activities, including examination, analysis (using an Osiris Infrared Reflectography Camera), documentation, and treatment of works from the permanent collections; participate in exhibition and loan-related activities as required; consult with other members of the collections team as necessary.

Education Requirements: Graduate student in art conservation

Qualifications: Specialization (or intent to specialize) in painting conservation

Department: Curatorial

Description: Assist curators with research on the permanent collections of European art, modern and contemporary art, photography and new media, and Asian art, as related to interests; contribute to the development of future exhibitions; assist with public programs relating to current exhibitions; assist with other departmental duties as required.

Education Requirements: Graduate studies in art history or related field.

Qualifications: Strong research skills required; previous museum or gallery experience preferred.

Department: Education

Description: Assist museum educators with the development of in-gallery guides and activities for families; facilitate family programs; assist with other educational programs and activities as required.

Education Requirements: Graduate studies in art, art history, museum studies, museum education, or elementary education or related field.

Qualifications: Experience working with children required; availability to work a flexible schedule including nights and weekends required.

Department: Grounds and Gardens

Description: Assist grounds crew with the assessment of native trees on The Ringling property using the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) tree health method; collect tree health information for the database; contribute to the development of action plans to improve tree health.

Education Requirements: Undergraduate or graduate studies.

Qualifications: Background in Botany, Biology, Environmental Sciences, Horticulture, or similar.

Summer Internship Application

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