The Madison Museum of Contemporary Art (MMoCA) seeks candidates for a part-time, non-exempt Museum Intern to assist with the planning, organization, and implementation of our upcoming exhibition, the Wisconsin Triennial. This intern will work closely with MMoCA staff to support all aspects of the 2022 Wisconsin Triennial. The theme of this exhibition (curated by someone outside the institution for the first time in the Triennial’s 43-year history) is influenced by abolitionist and women’s rights advocate Sojourner Truth’s quote and author bell hooks’ book on Black feminism, entitled Ain’t I a Woman? The Triennial exhibition “Ain’t I a Woman?” will address the intersection of race and gender and the under-representation and contributions of Black women in art. This position will provide the individual with the opportunity to gain hands-on experience with museum work, exposure to professionals in the industry, as well as an opportunity to lead a program with guidance from museum directors.
This internship is expected to run through May 2022.
The Madison Museum of Contemporary Art is an independent, nonprofit organization that presents exhibitions by local, regional, national, and international artists. MMoCA exhibits, collects, and preserves modern and contemporary art to provide transformative experiences that educate, reflect, and inspire us as individuals and as a community.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
- Conduct daily administrative operations for this exhibition
- Work with the MMoCA Guest Curator, Gabriele Haberland Director, and Curatorial department staff on all aspects of implementing the 2022 Wisconsin Triennial
- In consultation with MMoCA staff, share responsibility for creating timelines and making sure all tasks for implementation of exhibition get completed in a timely manner
- Organize materials and information for this exhibition, including artist/artwork details, exhibition texts and didactics, and communication
- Perform research as directed by the MMoCA Guest Curator and Gabriele Haberland Director
- Attend regular status meetings with MMoCA staff to monitor the progression of the exhibition
- Contribute to MMoCA’s initiatives to expand and advance diversity, equity, accessibility, and inclusion
Qualifications (Education, Experience, Certifications, Licenses)
- High School Diploma or equivalent; must be aged 18 or older
- Experience with, or interest in art, contemporary art, art history, museum studies, or non-profit work is preferred
- Proficiency with computer programs such as Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel required
- Aptitude to be appreciative of multiple diverse perspectives, and a commitment to MMoCA’s initiatives regarding diversity, equity, accessibility, and inclusion
Work Environment And Job Specifications
- The work environment and job specifications listed below are representative of those that must be met by an employee, with or without accommodations, to successfully perform the essential functions of this job
- Primarily perform work in an office environment
- Frequently move around the office and access or use computers, office equipment, telephone, and any other pertinent supplies, space or equipment used to perform the duties of the position
- Work with frequent interruption
- Sit for long periods of time
- Lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds
- Travel occasionally for events, meetings, etc.
Hourly wage is $9.50 per hour with work done both on and off-site, average of 8 hours per week.
How to Apply
Submit cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org
Application deadline is October 15, 2021.