Internships/Fellowships

Marketing and Communications Intern

Zvi Grunberg Resident Fellow at the Bruce Museum

Bruce Museum Career Internships

Youth and Family Programs Education Intern

Seaside Center Intern


Marketing and Communications Intern


The Bruce Museum, a historic institution located in Greenwich, Connecticut, seeks an intern for the spring of 2018. The intern will work closely with the museum’s Director of Marketing and Communications to promote and maintain the well-established public view of the institution, broaden its reach and grow the numbers of visitors.

The Bruce Museum is a local jewel, regularly reviewed but the New York Times art critics as a must see Museum. Through the display of its collection of nearly 16,000 objects and its rotating display of world-class exhibitions, the Bruce Museum promotes the understanding and appreciation of Art and Science to enrich the lives of all people. This internship provides a unique opportunity to understand how marketing and PR works and is essential in a non-profit institution.  Independence and initiative make that the learning curve in this role is steep and a great future asset for students with Marketing and PR ambitions.

Requirements

  • Ability to work independently
  • Organized and pays attention to detail
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Outlook, PowerPoint, Word, and Excel
  • Comprehensive internet research skills
  • Well-written and able to manipulate tone for various applications
  • Able to manage several ongoing projects
  • From 3 to 5 days a week for a minimum of 3 months

Responsibilities

  • Conduct general marketing research, such as digital advertising tactics and publications for certain demographics
  • Monitor media coverage and maintain ongoing press lists for museum events and general news
  • Edit and revise advertising copy, press releases, and any other marketing documents with the opportunity to provide input on marketing campaigns
  • Develop contact lists of new audiences and draft mass e-mail messages to new contacts
  • Examine and analyze visitor data to discover untapped demographics and new audiences
  • Work with the Marketing Director to develop a series of strategies/ projects to introduce new audiences to the museum
  • Work with Membership Associate to conserve membership base and acquire new members through planned contact
  • Design new concepts for lasting engagement with key stakeholders.

To apply, please send your resume and cover letter asap to ssmith@brucemuseum.org
 

Zvi Grunberg Resident Fellow at the Bruce Museum

2017-2018 Zvi Grunberg Resident Fellowship at the Bruce Museum

The Bruce Museum, founded in 1908, is a world-class, community-based museum that promotes the understanding and appreciation of Art and Science. The comprehensive collection of 15,000 objects includes art of the United States, American Indian, Asian, European, and pre-Columbian art, as well as decorative arts, costumes, textiles and natural history and science specimens.  The Museum mounts between 12 and 16 exhibitions annually, many with scholarly publications, and the majority of which are curated by museum staff. As an educational institution, the Bruce Museum provides programs for diverse audiences that relate to the permanent and temporary exhibitions and collections.  The Museum is located in Greenwich, Connecticut, 35 miles east of New York City, just off I-95 and steps away from Metro-North Railroad’s Greenwich station.

Description

The Bruce Museum seeks an emerging scholar to work with curators and educators in researching and developing all aspects of art exhibitions and related programs. The Zvi Grunberg Resident Fellow will assist in the planning and creation of art exhibits and will be responsible for the implementation of related research, interpretation, and administrative duties. Many of the upcoming art exhibits at the Bruce Museum will focus on modern and contemporary art. The Fellow will also manage the development and implementation of adult public programs, some of which include lecture and film series, a graduate student symposium, and educational special events. This Fellowship offers a unique opportunity for object-based research and the creation of educational programming, as well as the availability of senior staff for personalized career-mentorship.

Term

The Zvi Grunberg Resident Fellowship term is 39 weeks, from mid-September 2017 through May 2018, with a stipend of $20,000 plus benefits.  This is a full-time temporary position, 35 hours per week, for a maximum of 39 weeks. Includes paid: five days vacation, four standard holidays (Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s Day, Memorial Day) and four floating holidays, four sick days, and one personal day. The fellow is eligible to participate in group life, health, and dental insurance plans. He/she is expected to spend his/her fellowship period in residence at the Bruce Museum.

Eligibility

Consideration will be given to M.A. or Ph.D. students or recent graduates in art history or a related field. Postdoctoral candidates must have completed their degree within the last three years. In all cases, the most competitive candidates will have expressed interest in a museum career.

Application Requirements

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

  • A cover letter explaining the applicant’s interest in the fellowship and his/her status in their M.A./Ph.D. program. The letter should include a personal statement indicating how this fellowship fits with your degree/career preparation, experience, and goals. Essay should not exceed 500 words, or two double-spaced typed pages.
  • Complete curriculum vitae of education, employment, honors, awards, and publications with phone and email contacts listed.
  • Two letters of recommendation, one should be from Department Chair or Academic Advisor if possible. Letters should be sent directly by recommenders.
  • Undergraduate and graduate transcripts from all colleges, universities, and professional schools previously attended.
  • Writing sample from an academic paper or published work; should not exceed 4000 words.

Selection

A Selection Committee consisting of staff members, trustees, and committee members will review applications. A small group of applicants will be invited for final interviews.

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS:

The application due date for the 2017-2018 Fellowship has passed. Please check our website in the fall for the deadline for the 2018-2019 Fellowship.

Submit all material to:

Kathleen Holko, Manager of School and Tour Services, at kholko@brucemuseum.org.

OR

Zvi Grunberg Resident Fellowship Program

Bruce Museum

1 Museum Drive

Greenwich, CT 06830-7157

 

Please no phone calls. 

 

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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 and further details are available from the Education Department. Please contact the Education Department at (203) 413-6741 or kholko@brucemuseum.org.

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Youth and Family Programs Internship at the Bruce Museum

Internship position, Available during the academic year September - June

Applications for the Sept - December semester are due by September 8th.
Applications for the January - May semester are due by January 15th. 

The Bruce Museum’s Youth and Family Programs Internship 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 per semester is required with no more than 150 hours per semester. This is a paid internship with an hourly rate of $12.00. This position requires availability on Tuesdays and Sundays. The exact details of the schedule will be worked out with the individual as the internship begins.

This internship will focus on providing opportunities for family engagement in an art and science museum. The intern will be working primarily with the Museum's Manager of Youth and Family Programs on a variety of projects related to the Museum’s family programming. The intern will experience key aspects of museum learning including: teaching from the object; working with multigenerational audiences; developing and leading family programs at the Museum.  While family programming is the internships primary focus, the intern may have the opportunity to work with school audiences through in-house school programs and the Museum’s outreach program – the Brucemobile.

Specific duties include: preparing materials for programming; interacting with visitors and groups through educational activities and tours; developing and implementing educational programs for various exhibitions; and evaluating educational programs and resources.

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 Museum Staff and kept on file at the museum.

Application Deadlines:  Fall semester - September 8th.  Spring/Winter semester - January 15th.
Education Internships are available only during the academic year, September – June.

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: lstricker@brucemuseum.org

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Seaside Center Environmental Education Interns
Summer 2017
This internship begins in mid-late June and finishes at the end of August.
(Flexible days, hours; 120 total hours minimum) Tuesday – Sunday, 10 am – 6 pm

2-3 Unpaid positions

  • Gain practical experience in an environmental education setting focused on the Long Island Sound environment
  • Learn to present engaging environmental education programs to visitors of all ages
  • Assist with the management and daily operation of the center 
  • Assist in the supervision of high school volunteers
  • Assist in the development, implementation and evaluation of environmental educational activities
  • Assist in the upkeep of marine aquariums  
  • Optional: Develop and conduct independent research project

Qualifications:
• College student or graduate preferred
• Teaching experience and/or environmental or marine science background a plus
• Ability to work and communicate effectively with children and adults
• Must be mature, self-motivated, and capable of following directions

Evaluation: 
The internship may be for either academic credit or to gain experience. The student is responsible for making arrangements for requirements for academic credit.

To Apply:
Applications are due by April 30. Send cover letter, resume and 1 educational or professional reference to:
Cynthia Ehlinger at cynthiae@brucemuseum.org or Seaside Center Manager, Bruce Museum, 1 Museum Drive, Greenwich, CT 06830

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