Summer Internships at the Williamson

For the 22nd year, the Williamson is offering paid internships. These internships encompass work in art administration, conservation, and exhibitions.

SUMMER INTERNSHIPS AT THE WILLIAMSON

 

 

Above: 2013 Williamson Gallery summer interns

(l to r): Steven Chavez, Sara Molina, Jasmine Kusumowidagdo, Liv Townsend and Lauren Ambielli. (Steven, Sara, and Jasmine were Getty interns; Liv and Lauren were Wilson interns.)

The deadline for applications for all of the internships has passed. Applications will no longer be accepted for the summer.

GETTY MULTICULTURAL SUMMER INTERNSHIPS:

For the twenty-second consecutive year,  the Williamson Gallery  hired three paid, full-time, ten-week summer multicultural interns sponsored by the Getty Grant Program. According to the Getty guidelines, these internships are “intended for members of groups underrepresented in the professions related to museums and the visual arts, particularly individuals of African American, Asian, Latino-Hispanic, and Pacific Islander descent.” 

Requirements: Candidates must be currently enrolled undergraduate students and have completed at least one semester of college by June 2014, or will complete their undergraduate degree by September 1, 2014; be a resident of or attend college in Los Angeles County; and be a United States citizen or a permanent resident.

Students who have already served as Getty interns at Scripps are not eligible.

Stipend: Each intern will receive a stipend of $4,000 for 10 weeks, from June 9 – August 15, 2014. The stipend reflects gross salary; taxes will be taken out. Interns are subject to Scripps College’s hiring and payroll procedures.

1. The CURATORIAL INTERN will assist with two projects: 1) an exhibition featuring art by Scripps faculty whose artistic practices include painting, sculpture, printmaking, ceramics, digital art and motion graphics; 2) producing the catalog for the 71st Ceramic Annual, which is being curated by Julia Haft-Candell. The intern will research and write about works in the exhibitions, draft a press release, and help install works in the faculty exhibition. These projects will give the student a full view of the curatorial process. Other tasks may be added to this internship.

2. The COLLECTIONS/CONSERVATION INTERN will help document and care for the Scripps permanent collection: 1) inventory prints and photographs in the Scripps permanent collection; photograph Japanese prints recently gifted to Scripps; and write condition reports for these works. The intern will learn about the accessioning process and will be trained in the basics of the Embark system. In addition, the intern will work with object conservator Donna Williams to clean and conserve bronze statuary on campus. The project includes writing detailed condition reports of works, digitally photographing them, and working with Williams to clean and wax the works. Other tasks may be added to this internship.

3. The VISUAL RESOURCES INTERN  will assist with the digitization of slides into the online database of visual arts resources used for teaching at Scripps and in the Joint Art History Program at the Claremont Colleges. The intern, who will be trained in some of the functions of the Embark system by Visual Resources Curator John Trendler, will photograph, scann, and optimize slides as well as worked on social media for the gallery.

How to Apply: Send the following to Mary MacNaughton, Director, Williamson Gallery, Scripps College, Box 2012, 1030 Columbia Avenue, Claremont, California 91711 or email to mmacnaug@scrippscollege.edu:

1. a cover letter describing the academic and work experience that qualify you for the internship;

2. a completed application (Please request this form from Colleen Salomon: csalomon@scrippscollege.edu );

3. a resume; an up-to-date transcript (official transcript not necessary);

4. names and phone numbers of 3 references;

5. a writing sample of about 1,000 words.

For more information, call Jennifer Anderson at (909) 607-4690 or e-mail janderso@scrippscollege.edu or csalomon@scrippscollege.edu. 

WILSON INTERNSHIPS IN ARTS ADMINISTRATION AND ART CONSERVATION: 

Through the generosity of Jane Hurley Wilson and Michael Wilson, the Gallery  hired  two Scripps students for the summer of 2014 (from June 9 – August 15, 2014). The internship is designed to give Scripps students exposure to and experience in the field of arts administration, and at least one intern would also focus on conservation projects. The funds are considered taxable income.

Duties: Work on grants and other writing-oriented assignments, projects related to art conservation, and administrative tasks. Strong organizational and writing skills a must.

Stipend: Each intern will receive a stipend of $4,000. The stipend reflects gross salary; with taxes taken out. Interns are subject to Scripps College’s hiring and payroll procedures.

Qualifications: Open to sophomore, junior and senior Scripps students.

Requirements:

• Must submit a written report before completion of the internship.

• Must be able to devote 40 hours a week over a ten-week period.

• Must have a GPA of 3.0 or above.

• Must have taken courses in studio art and art history. For conservation, chemistry courses are required.

If you are interested in applying for the summer of 2014, please send Mary MacNaughton, director, Williamson Gallery, Baxter Hall, Scripps College, the following items:

1. application form (Please contact CP&R for this form.);

2. a transcript (An unofficial transcript is acceptable);

3. a resume;

4. names and phone numbers of 3 references;

5. a cover letter describing the academic and work experience that qualifies you for the internship;

6. a writing sample of approximately 1,000 words (taken from classwork, if possible for a class in art history).

For more information, call Jenn Anderson at (909) 607-4690 or send an e-mail to janderso@scrippscollege.edu.
For further information regarding the internships, you may also contact Career Counselor Valinda Lee.

TURK INTERNSHIPS:

Through the generosity of Elizabeth Robbins Turk ’83, over the summer of 2014, one Scripps student was hired to receive $10 an hour to work at a museum or art-centered organization other than the Williamson Gallery. The internship is designed to give a Scripps student exposure to and experience in the field of art conservation. The funds are considered taxable income.

What the Internship Encompasses:

Qualifications: Open to sophomore, junior and senior Scripps students.

Requirements:

• Must submit a written report before completion of the internship.

• Must be able to devote 40 hours a week over a ten-week period.

• Must have a GPA of 3.0 or above.

• Must have taken courses in studio art, art history, and chemistry (at least one year of chemistry, preferably two).

There is no application form.  Please send Mary MacNaughton, director, Williamson Gallery, Baxter Hall, Scripps College, the following items:

1. a transcript (unofficial is acceptable);

2. a resume;

3. names and phone numbers of 3 references;

4. a cover letter describing the academic and work experience that qualifies you for the internship;

5. a writing sample of approximately 1,000 words (taken from classwork, if possible for a class in art history).

For more information, call Jenn Anderson at (909) 607-4690 or send an e-mail to janderso@scrippscollege.edu. For more information, call Mary MacNaughton at (909) 607-3517. For further information regarding the internships, you may also contact Career Counselor Valinda Lee.