The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art in Sarasota, Florida, will be offering paid internships for ten weeks from June 3 – August 8, 2019. 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, 2019.
2019 Intern Positions
Education Requirements: Graduate studies in history, cultural studies, or related field with an interest in archives or history museums
Responsibilities: 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
Special Qualifications/Experience: Knowledge of digital photography preferred
Education Requirements: Graduate studies in art conservation
Responsibilities: 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
Special Qualifications/Experience: Specialization (or intent to specialize) in painting conservation
Education Requirements: Graduate studies in art history or related field
Responsibilities: Assist Curator of Asian Art with research on collection and loan objects for forthcoming exhibitions and rotations in the Center for Asian Art. assist with other departmental duties as required
Special Qualifications/Experience: Strong research skills required; previous museum or gallery experience preferred; proficiency in Chinese or Japanese language highly desirable
Education Requirements: Graduate studies in art, art history, museum studies, museum education, elementary education, or related field
Responsibilities: 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
Special Qualifications/Experience: Experience working with children required; availability to work a flexible schedule including nights and weekends required
Education Requirements: Undergraduate or graduate studies in Library and Information Science or has completed the M.L.I.S. degree
Responsibilities: Develop research aids to be used by the library, both written and electronic. These will include: LibGuides for publication on FSU website and accessible to other institutions; printed subject guides for in-library use; and an introduction to the use of the Ringing Art Library.
Special Qualifications/Experience: A background in art history or an M.L.I.S. student who wishes to specialize in art librarianship.
Department: Grounds and Gardens
Education Requirements: Undergraduate or graduate studies
Responsibilities: 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
Special Qualifications/Experience: Interest in biology, botany, horticulture, or environmental science preferred