Curatorial, Graduate Intern - Registrarial Focus, Full Time (9-month position): September-June

Posted December 22, 2023
Type Paid Internship
Department Curatorial, Registrarial focus
Category Art History / Museum Studies / Cultural Studies / Computer Sciences
Stipend $29,250
Deadline January 30
Open to: Graduate students in art, art history, museum studies, cultural studies, and computer sciences
Stipend: $29,250 for the 9-month period (37.50 hours a week)
Deadline: Applications must be received by January 30, 2024; decisions will be made by March 31, 2024

The Norton Simon Museum offers graduate students the opportunity to work with registrars, 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 affiliated collections database system, and presents a valuable opportunity to gain registration experience. 

Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:

  • Assisting registrars with collections database clean up and migration
  • Contributing to digital projects
  • Conducting research on the collections
  • Responding to public inquiries
  • Contributing to collections management and conservation projects
  • Reporting and data entry

Proficiency in collections management databases is desirable; strong organizational skills with great attention to detail are required.

Physical Requirements: This position requires moderate lifting, stretching, reaching, and bending. Ability to lift up to 15 pounds.

Schedule: Position is scheduled to work 37.50 hours per week, between Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.


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, color, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, reproductive health decisionmaking, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sex, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding or related medical conditions), gender identity, gender expression, age (forty years of age and over), sexual orientation, military and veteran status, or any other basis protected by federal, state or local law or ordinance or regulation. The Norton Simon Entities make reasonable accommodations for disabled applicants and employees and for religious observances and practices. This policy applies to all areas of employment including, but not limited to, recruitment, hiring, termination, 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

Please check back in December 2024 for details about the 2025 Graduate Internship program application process.