Curatorial, Full Time (9-month position): September-June

Posted August 22, 2022
Type Paid Internship
Department Curatorial
Category Museum Studies / Art History / Cultural Studies
Stipend $23,600
Open to: Graduate students in art, art history, museum studies, and cultural studies
Stipend: $23,600 for the 9-month period (37.5 hours a week)
Deadline: Applications must be received by March 18, 2022; decisions will be made by April 29, 2022

The Norton Simon Museum offers graduate students the opportunity to work with curators and collections staff on a range of exhibition, research and object-oriented projects. This nine-month, paid internship is centered on the Museum’s outstanding art collection, and presents a valuable opportunity to gain museum experience. Please note that during the 2022-2023 academic year the internship may be conducted remotely, depending on health and safety guidelines in the city of Pasadena.

Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:

  • Assisting curators and registrars with temporary exhibitions and permanent collection displays
  • Contributing to digital projects
  • Conducting research on the collections*
  • Responding to public inquiries
  • Contributing to collections management and conservation projects
  • Writing wall labels, newsletter articles and other didactic materials

Strong research and writing skills are required; reading proficiency in a second language is preferred.

*Possible projects in the 2022-2023 academic year may include working with the archives of the The Blue Four Galka Scheyer Collection, and the Museum's collection of the 20th-century works on paper, especially those related to the Tamarind Lithography Workshop in Los Angeles.


Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

The Norton Simon Entities* provide equal employment opportunity for all applicants and employees. The Norton Simon Entities do not unlawfully discriminate or tolerate harassment on the basis of race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age for individuals over forty years of age, military and veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other basis protected by federal, state or local law, ordinance or regulation. The Norton Simon Entities make reasonable accommodations for disabled applicants and employees. This policy applies to all areas of employment including recruitment, hiring, training, promotion, compensation, benefits, transfer, and social and recreational programs.

The Norton Simon Entities are committed to fostering, cultivating and preserving a culture of diversity and inclusion in its workforce.

*The Norton Simon Entities are composed of the following: Norton Simon Museum of Art at Pasadena and the Norton Simon Art Foundation. Employment may be with either, or both, of these entities.

How to apply

The Curatorial Internship program will reopen for Fall 2023, with more information available December 2022.