The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art in Sarasota, Florida, will be offering paid internships for ten weeks from June 1 – August 7, 2020. 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 14, 2020.
2020 Intern Positions
Education Requirements: Undergraduate Student
Responsibilities: Work with Admissions Manager to coordinate the summer circus camp program; assist on the admissions line with entry to the museum; assist volunteers with directing visitors and answering questions; assist with other duties as needed.
Special Qualifications/Experience: Cash handling and customer service
Education Requirements: Undergraduate or 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 into a collection database management system and spreadsheets; 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, 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
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