Internship Opportunities Spring 2016

Deadline to apply is November 23, 2015

For information and applications for all internships, please contact:

Janna Tajibaeva, Ph.D
309 Stevenson Hall
University of Louisville
Louisville, KY 40292
phone: (502) 852-2247
email: janna@louisville.edu

SITE SUPERVISOR: Gwen Young, Senior Director

REPORTS: Casey Harden, Associate Curator

PROJECT SUMMARY
The primary task of this internship is to support curatorial activities and the development of the Library and Archives area at the Muhammad Ali Center. Candidates should have an interest in at least one of the following areas: Temporary/special/travelling exhibits, Research on Muhammad Ali in the media (print & video), Collections management, Oral History. Interns in the Curatorial Department will assist with both exhibition-specific tasks and general curatorial activities. An effort will be made to include interns in many aspects and phases of a project or exhibition, and to enable interns to gain an understanding of several processes and procedures related to curatorial activities.

Duties (include, but are not limited to):

  • Assisting with day-to-day curatorial and/or museum administration operations.
  • Assisting with research and planning for special exhibitions and installations.
  • Assisting with research on Muhammad Ali in print and in other media.
  • Assisting with collections management.
  • Assisting with logistics related to the Oral History program.
  • Maintaining the archives and library holdings in good conditions.
  • Help the curators and the educators keep the temporary exhibition spaces in looking presentable to the public.
  • Organizing curatorial and other departmental files.
  • Drafting documents.
  • Assisting at events such as exhibition opening, gallery talks, VIP tours, and other community events as needed.
  • Represent the Muhammad Ali Center in a professional manner and appearance.

KNOWLEDGE, TRAINING & SKILLS
This internship is for undergraduate or graduate students, ideal for those wishing to gain experience working in a museum, especially in curation, informal education, interpretation, and research. Must be flexible (and to be discussed) to work minimum 8 hours per week over one full day or two half days each week.

The project begins in January 2016 and runs through April 2016. It requires working on site for 10-12 hours per week. The tuition for this 3-credit hour internship will be covered by funds provided by the Center for Arts and Culture Partnerships. Deadline to apply November 23, 2015.

 

SITE SUPERVISOR: Lauren Roebuck, director, ACA

REPORTS: Alison Huff, Chair of ACA

PROJECT SUMMARY:
The project is the development of a report to outline the accomplishments and impact of the YES! Fest. ACA, is a membership network of decision-makers representing the arts and cultural attractions of the Greater Louisville Region and Southern Indiana. In ACA, leaders of regional arts groups work together to identify common goals and pursue projects and events that accomplish their common objectives. In 2015, ACA rallied all of its members together to collaborate around a common theme for the entire community for the entire year. YES! Fest, which ends at the end of this year, is a year-long “festival” and YES stands for year of environment and sustainability. The purpose of this festival is to show the community that arts and cultural attractions can have a meaningful impact on the community by developing programming around a topic that is important and outside of the realm of what arts and culture typically have as a focus.

Duties (include, but are not limited to):

  • Review ACA event website and collect information on in events including number of events held, number of members participating, attendance at events, budget spent, outside funding received.
  • Outreach to ACA members to gather information about partnerships and collaborations formed due to the YES! Fest.
  • Utilize media tracking services to measure media activity

KNOWLEDGE, TRAINING & SKILLS:
This internship is for undergraduate or graduate students, ideal for those wishing to gain experience in research for nonprofits.

The project begins in January 2016 and runs through April 2016. It requires working on site for 10 hours per week. The tuition for this 3-credit hour internship will be covered by funds provided by the Center for Arts and Culture Partnerships. Deadline to apply is November 23, 2015.

 

SITE SUPERVISOR: Jessica Stavros, Director

REPORTS: Jessica Stavros, Director & Kristina Kimmick, Program Developer

PROJECT SUMMARY:
The primary task of this internship is to digitize and organize the primary resources in the Culbertson Mansion manuscript collection, as well as research, collect, and interpret additional primary or secondary resources. The Mansion’s archives provide content for future temporary exhibitions and aid in the update of the museum’s current interpretive & furnishing plans. Project resources include the Culbertson family letters, which must be transcribed and digitized into a searchable database, along with photographs, scrapbooks, and newspaper articles. These will then be analyzed as part of the museum’s overall interpretation and used to create the content for an exhibition in January 2017. Intern should also want to create a project from these resources based on an interest in at least one of the following areas: Historic House Museum Interpretation, 19th Century Ohio Valley History, Collections management, Temporary Exhibitions, and/or Research.

Duties (include, but are not limited to):

  • Organization of records through chronology, theme, and resource type
  • Scanning and transcribing the Culbertson family letters
  • Scanning original photographs
  • Organization of newspaper articles into a searchable database using keywords
  • Assisting with research and planning for special exhibitions and installations
  • Assisting with collections management Maintaining the archives and library holdings in good conditions
  • Organizing curatorial and other departmental files
  • Create a project for the University of Louisville based on a particular area of interest and the resources used throughout the internship

KNOWLEDGE, TRAINING & SKILLS:
This internship is for undergraduate students, ideal for those wishing to gain experience working in a historic house museum, especially in interpretation, and research. Must be flexible to work minimum 8 hours per week over one full day or two half days each week.

The project begins in January 2016 and runs through April 2016. It requires working on site for 8-10 hours per week. The tuition for this 3-credit hour internship will be covered by funds provided by the Center for Arts and Culture Partnerships. Deadline to apply is November 23, 2015.

 

SITE SUPERVISORS: Kristin Gilbert, Collection Manager
Sarah Lindgren, Public Art Administrator

PROJECT SUMMARY:
Louisville Metro Government’s Public Art Initiative manages the City’s collection of public art and develops new public art projects. The Initiative is seeking an Intern to actively develop the archive and/or build new programs. Responsibilities might include researching art objects, gathering site data, data entry, writing text, and participating in outreach programs. Interns may also have an opportunity to work with the Commission on Public Art and assist with public meetings. Ideal candidates will have completed coursework focused in studio art or design, curatorial studies, art education, GIS, social change, urban planning, and/or copyright law.

Internship projects might include the following tasks:

  • Photograph and document artworks located in public spaces and buildings throughout Louisville, including condition reporting.
  • Help create interactive maps and walking tours of Louisville’s public art.
  • Conduct art historical research on artworks and artists in the collection, including provenance.
  • Contribute social media and web content.
  • Assist with administrative tasks including meeting schedules and preparations.

Additional requirements:

  • Interns will prepare and present a final report summarizing the internship project(s) to the Commission on Public Art.
  • Meet weekly or as needed with site contact to receive assignments and discuss progress.

The project begins in January 2016 and runs through April 2016. It requires working on site for 10-12 hours per week. The tuition for this 3-credit hour internship will be covered by funds provided by the Center for Arts and Culture Partnerships. Deadline to apply November 23, 2015.

 

SITE SUPERVISOR: LeeAnn Whites, Editor, Ohio Valley History

REPORTS: LeeAnn Whites, Editor & Jamie Evans, Managing Editor

PROJECT SUMMARY:
The primary task of this internship is to assist in the illustration of Ohio Valley History, a quarterly journal that publishes between forty and sixty images an issue. Working from a list of images provided by the editor for each article, the intern will use Past Perfect, the Filson’s Collection search engine, to identify whether or not the Filson holds appropriate images. The intern will also work in the Filson’s map collections and learn to scan images and the proper resolution for publishable images. The intern will find other possible on line sources of images outside the Filson, such as the holdings of the Library of Congress, the Cincinnati Museum Center, or other regional historical repositories and archives, and acquire appropriate images and the permission to publish them in Ohio Valley History when necessary. The intern will write captions and work on the effective placement of images in the text.

Duties (include, but are not limited to):

  • Employing Past Perfect to identify appropriate Filson images
  • Working the in the Filson Map collections
  • Scanning images
  • Finding appropriate images from other online resources
  • Assisting in the placement of images and the writing of captions
  • Acquiring permission to use images
  • Organizing and maintaining editorial files, records and spreadsheets

KNOWLEDGE, TRAINING & SKILLS:
This internship is for undergraduate students, ideal for someone interested in images and illustration, but also for someone with good research skills and the ability to think creatively about how to search the web and employ digital media.

Students will work with a range of Filson staff to learn about our collection and editorial practices. Intern must be flexible to work a minimum of 8 hours per week over one full day or two half days each week.

The project begins January 2016 and runs through April 2016. It requires working on site for 8-10 hours per week. The tuition for this 3-credit hour internship will be covered by funds provided by the Center for Arts and Culture partnerships. Deadline to apply is November 23, 2015.