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2019 Joseph F. McCrindle Curatorial Internship – European Paintings (Paid) – Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco – San Francisco, CA

Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco

$17 an hour
Part-time, Internship
The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco is seeking one current advanced undergraduate or graduate in Art History to intern in the European Paintings Department this summer.


The intern in the European Paintings Department will work closely with the curatorial staff. The intern will assist the paintings curators with daily administrative tasks and permanent collection research.


The intern will work closely with curatorial staff on a major research initiative to review and update collection records. Typical duties may include in-depth library research, object file review, and editing. The intern may work closely with the staff in other museum departments including, but not limited to Registration, Information Technology, and Publications. The internship may also include general office needs within the European Paintings Department and attending and assisting with special programs.


Interns are required to commit a minimum of a summer-long internship (about 3-4 months). Previous experience in a curatorial department preferred. BA (or expected BA) in Art History required.


Interns are required to work a minimum of 3-4 days per week (24-32 hours) from June through August/September, 2019.


Hourly Rate of Pay: $17.00


This internship is an opportunity to work in a position of responsibility in the European Paintings Department of the Fine Arts Museums and contribute to the department’s on-going research initiatives. This internship is geared toward interns with career or graduate school goals within art history, as the experience gained will be within a curatorial department.

Application Deadline: May 17, 2019

The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco are the city’s largest public arts institutions and comprise the de Young and the Legion of Honor museums. The de Young, designed by Herzog & de Meuron and located in Golden Gate Park, showcases American art from the 17th through the 21st centuries, international contemporary art, textiles and costumes, and art from the Americas, the Pacific, and Africa. The Legion of Honor displays a collection of over 4,000 years of ancient and European art including Auguste Rodin’s The Thinker and houses the Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts in a Beaux-Arts style building overlooking Lincoln Park and the Golden Gate Bridge.

COFAM is the Corporation of Fine Arts Museums and is the privately funded non-profit corporation which supports the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, a department of the City and County of San Francisco.

COFAM is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination in all phases of employment in accordance with all federal, state, and local laws. Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

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