Internships

2014 – 2015 Interpretive Fellowship at the Bruce Museum
2014-2015 Zvi Grunberg Resident Internship at the Bruce Museum
Bruce Museum Career Internships
Museum Education Intern

 

2014 – 2015 Interpretive Fellowship at the Bruce Museum

The Bruce Museum Interpretive Fellowship provides an opportunity to develop educational programming for a major international traveling exhibition that will be presented in four galleries over six months, Northern Baroque Splendor: The Hohenbuchau Collection from the Liechtenstein Museum, Vienna, working with the Executive Director, Deputy Director, and Director of Education. The Bruce Museum’s Executive Director, Dr. Peter C. Sutton, is the Curator of the exhibition and author of a 500-page, richly illustrated catalogue entitled The Hohenbuchau Collection: Dutch and Flemish Paintings from the Golden Age (2011).  The Hohenbuchau Collection is remarkable for offering examples of virtually all the genres produced by Netherlandish/Old Masters–history painting, portraiture, landscapes, seascapes, still life, animal painting and hunting scenes—as well as rich diversity of size, format, and subject within each genre. Unique to the collection are the number of individual paintings executed by more than one artist, working in tandem.

Given the extent and richness of this exhibition, the Bruce Museum seeks a scholar/educator who wants to work with curatorial and education departments to collaboratively develop educational programming that exceeds traditional school programs, reaching students in regional high schools and in post-secondary institutions. The Interpretive Fellow will also be able to work alongside the Education staff from the Bruce Museum who will use the Hohenbuchau Collection’s extensive works in varied genres in order to pilot a PreK-12 school outreach/in-house program (including an artist-in-residence) in order to collect data on post-visit student retention and the museum’s impact on student achievement and behavior. This position will also be assigned special projects to directly support the museum’s curators.

Term
The Bruce Museum Interpretive Fellowship term is 12 months, from May 2014 through April 2015, with a stipend of $25,000 plus benefits. This is a full-time temporary position, 35 hours per week that includes ten vacation days, standard holidays (Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, and Labor Day), six floating holidays, six sick days, and one personal day.

Eligibility
The Bruce Museum Interpretive Fellowship is an opportunity for individuals who have a minimum of an M.A. in art history, or art education and who are pursuing or contemplating further graduate study or professional placement in these fields. Interest and/or prior work in Northern Baroque Art is preferred.

Application Procedures
The following items are to be included in the application (incomplete applications cannot be considered).

1. A personal statement indicating how this fellowship fits in with your education, experience, and professional goals, including previous study or work in/on Baroque art history. Essay should not exceed 500 words, or two double-space typed pages.

2. A resume or curriculum vitae with phone and email contacts listed.

3. Two letters of recommendation, one should be from Academic Advisor if possible. Letters should be sent directly by recommenders.

4. Undergraduate and graduate transcripts from all colleges, universities, and professional schools previously attended.

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS:
The final application deadline is MAY 15, 2014.

Submit all material to:
Bruce Museum Interpretive Fellowship
Bruce Museum
1 Museum Drive
Greenwich, CT 06830-7157

Pending Funding.
For information contact the Deputy Director, Susan Ball, sball@brucemuseum.org

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2014 – 2015 Zvi Grunberg Resident Internship at the Bruce Museum

Internship position, 35 hours per week, 34 weeks maximum

The Bruce Museum promotes the understanding and appreciation of Art and Science to enrich the lives of all people. The Museum is located in Greenwich, Connecticut, 40 miles east of New York City, just off I-95 and steps away from Metro-North Railroad’s Greenwich station. The Museum features the long-term environmental history exhibition Changes In Our Land, as well as four galleries showcasing fine and decorative arts, costumes, science and ethnology exhibits. The museum holds a permanent collection of natural history, Native American, and archaeological objects, and a growing collection of art of the 19th and 20th centuries.

Description
The internship provides an opportunity to learn about the operation of museums and to gain professional experience. These internships are offered annually through the Education Department.

Internship terms are 34 weeks, mid-September to mid-May, with a stipend of $15,550 with benefits. This is a full-time temporary position, 35 hours per week, for a maximum of 34 weeks. Includes paid: five days vacation, three standard holidays (Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s Day) and four floating holidays, four sick days, and one personal day.

Responsibilities
Intern will work with program directors on a variety of projects related to the Museum's exhibitions and programs.

Interns will be treated as staff members and will assist staff members with routine work as well as special projects.

The intern’s educational background, interests, work experience, and museum department needs with the final goal of implementing and completing a specific project will determine specific duties.

Terms are full-time, 35 hours per week, with two or three segments. Each segment of the internship will focus on one aspect of the museum: education, collections management, curatorial (either arts or sciences), exhibition design, public relations, development, and/or administration.

Segment assignments are determined by the Museum’s Executive Director and professional staff.

Eligibility
The internship is open to applicants who have completed at least an undergraduate degree by the beginning of the internship. Candidates with training in science, education, art history, fine arts, as well as other fields including business, communications, law, and other areas of the humanities that may be useful to the museum, are eligible. Familiarity with office procedures, computer skills are necessary.

For information contact the Director of Education, 203-413-6740

Or email rgarr@brucemuseum.org

Application Procedures
The following items are to be included in the application (incomplete applications cannot be considered).

1. A personal statement indicating how this internship fits in with your preparation, experience, and goals. Essay should not exceed 500 words, or two double-space typed pages.

2. A resume or curriculum vitae with phone and email contacts listed.

3. Two letters of recommendation, one should be from Department Chair or Academic Advisor if possible. Letters should be sent directly by recommenders.

4. Undergraduate and graduate transcripts from all colleges, universities, and professional schools previously attended.

Selection
The Intern Selection Committee of the Education Committee will review applications. A small group of applicants will be invited for final interviews. All applicants will be notified of the Committee's decision by Memorial Day weekend.

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: 
Applications for the 2014-2015 Zvi Grunberg Resident Internship were accepted beginning in January of 2014. The final application deadline was APRIL 11, 2014.

Submit all material to:
Zvi Grunberg Resident Internship Program
Bruce Museum
1 Museum Drive
Greenwich, CT 06830-7157


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Bruce Museum Career Internships

Internship position, Schedule varies

Requirements
Career Internships are available for college and university students, are unpaid and are usually taken for credit.  Non-credit applications are accepted for those wanting to gain experience.

Application deadlines:
Applications for the Fall Semester (September-December) are due by August 1.
Applications for the Spring Semester (January-May) are due by December 1.
Applications for Summer posts are accepted beginning in January of each year and are due by April 1. 

Students applying to the Bruce Museum should submit the following information:
1. Career Internship application. (Click on link for PDF form.)
2. Letter indicating how this internship at the Bruce Museum fits in with the student's preparation, experience and goals and the college department granting the credit.
3. A letter of recommendation from a faculty member who will act as the student's sponsor. This should be sent directly by the faculty member. The sponsor acts as the administrator/facilitator any for college/university procedures required for the student to earn credit.

Students will be contacted in advance of the commencement of their academic term.  The number of individuals who will be able to participate during any one term will be limited.

Guidelines for Student Interns
The Museum suggests 120 hours of time per semester. However, this will vary according to the college requirements of each intern and the number of credit hours the college will allow the intern to earn.

Each student will be assigned to a Museum staff member whose expertise corresponds to the special interest indicated in the student's letter and application. Activities designed for college credit will be an accurate reflection of the normal daily work of the museum professional in the student's area of special interest.

At the end of the internship period, a Museum Intern Evaluation form will be completed by the staff supervisor(s). A copy of this evaluation will remain on file at the Museum and a copy will be forwarded to you and/or your faculty sponsor. If the student's college has similar forms or requests a report from the museum staff, the student must supply the appropriate forms or information well before the end of the internship period.

An Exit Interview form will be completed by the intern in order to evaluate the internship experience, and submitted to the Director of Education. This form is kept on file at the Museum.

No student will be paid for any work performed for college credit, and the Museum is not in the position to offer employment to interns upon completion of the academic term. Housing will not be available.

The areas of internship programs available at the Bruce Museum are (click to open):

Museum Administration/Development - available in the following departments:

Curatorial - available in the following areas:

Complete descriptions further details are available from the Education Department. Please contact the Director of Education: (203) 413-6740 or rgarr@brucemuseum.org

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Museum Education Intern

Internship position, Available during the academic year September - June

Applications for the Sept - December semester are due by August 1st.
Applications for the Januray - April semester are due by December 1st. 
A summer postion may be available, please contact the Director of Education for information.

The Bruce Museum Education Internship program is designed for university or college students seeking to gain hands-on experience in a museum education setting. This internship is available during the academic year, September – June. A minimum of 120 hours is required and compensation is $9.00 per hour to a maximum of 150 hours per semester. The exact details of the schedule will be worked out with the individual as the internship begins.

This internship will focus on museum education in an art and science museum. The intern will be working primarily with the Manager of School Services and the Manager of Outreach Education on a variety of projects related to the Museum’s education programs. The intern will experience all aspects of museum education including: teaching from the object, working with a variety of age groups, developing and conducting classes at the Museum and through the Museum’s outreach program – the Brucemobile.

Specific duties include: preparing materials for classes; interacting with visitors and groups through educational and instructional activities and tours; and developing curriculum and educational programs for various exhibitions.

Experience in the following areas is preferred: museum education experience; experience supervising children; teaching experience; good written communication skills; public speaking skills; background in educational theory and practice; computer skills, word-processing; and basic office skills.

The Bruce Museum is a small institution and all staff members, as well as interns, are often called on to do any number of things such as assisting with public programs, basic office work, mailings, etc.

The internship will provide an introduction to standard museum practice and provide a hands-on experience in museum work. At the end of the internship period, the staff supervisor(s) will complete a Museum Intern Evaluation form. A copy of this evaluation will remain on file in the museum and copy will be forwarded to the intern and/or the faculty advisor. If the intern is seeking college credit and the college has similar forms or requests a report from the museum staff, the appropriate forms or information must be supplied well before the end of the internship period. Finally, the intern will complete an Exit Interview form evaluating the intern’s experience, which is to be submitted to the Director of Education and kept on file at the museum.

Application Deadlines:  Fall semester - August 1st.  Spring/Winter semester - December 1st.
Education Internships are available only during the academic year, September – June, however a summer position may be available, contact Director of Education for more information.

Please include application form (click on link), current resume, and letter of interest.

Send to:
Bruce Museum
Museum Education Internship
1 Museum Drive
Greenwich, Connecticut 06830-7100

Or email: rgarr@brucemuseum.org