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Dallas Museum of Art will Award Eight 2010-2011 McDermott Internships

The Dallas Museum of Art, through the help of the Eugene McDermott Education Fund, will offer eight paid internship positions—four in the Museum’s Education Department, and four in the Curatorial Department—all beginning September 7, 2010, and with a duration of nine months.

These internships are intended for those individuals who wish to explore a career in museum work. Projects assigned involve considerable responsibility and will provide opportunities for the contribution of individual work. Applications must be postmarked no later than March 26, 2010.

Graduates of this program have gone on to establish noteworthy careers in the arts, including museum leadership, in Dallas and beyond. In the 30 years since the program began, more than 100 young professionals have participated.

The 2010–2011 McDermott Internship positions include:

Curatorial Intern (two positions available)
The interns will be designated to work in one or more of the Museum’s collection areas, where they will experience the full range of curatorial activities, including acquisition preparations, gallery installations, research and documentation projects involving the Museum’s collections, as well as publication projects and special exhibitions. The collection areas include African; American and European; Ancient American; Ancient Mediterranean; Asian; Contemporary; Decorative Arts and Design; and Pacific Islands. Applicants should have completed a bachelor’s degree in art history or a related field.
Stipend: $11,000

Graduate Curatorial Intern (two positions available)
The interns will experience the full range of curatorial activities, including acquisition preparations, gallery installations, research and documentation projects involving the Museum’s collections, as well as publication projects and special exhibitions. Interns holding a graduate degree will be expected to assume a leadership role in the program and will have additional responsibilities as determined by the supervising curator(s). Applicants should have completed a graduate degree in art history or a related field.
Stipend: $13,000

Family Experiences Intern
The intern will assist with family education programs that include Family Celebrations, Studio Creations, Collection Connections, Arturo’s Art & Me, First Tuesdays, homeschool classes, and Late Nights. The intern will receive practical exposure to art museum work including working with performers and supervising Junior League volunteers. The intern will assist in the planning and implementation of art programs for children and families and will have teaching opportunities. The work week for this position is Tuesday–Saturday. Applicants should have completed a bachelor’s degree in art history, art education, or studio art.
Stipend: $11,000

Programs and Resources for Teachers Intern
The intern will assist with the development of programs and resources that support the Museum’s relationship with K–12 teachers. Programs and resources include teacher-led multiple-visit partnership programs, Web-based educational materials, and teacher staff development. The intern will assist staff with administration, planning, research, writing, and implementation. Additionally, the intern will regularly lead tours for K–12 students, higher education students, and adult visitors. Applicants should have completed a bachelor’s degree in art history, art education, or the humanities.
Stipend: $11,000

Adult Programming Intern
The intern will assist with the development, implementation, and promotion of numerous gallery programs, lectures, symposia, performances, and classes for adults throughout the year, including Arts & Letters Live, the literary and performing arts series at the Museum. The intern will assist in program management and will work closely with guest speakers, performers, volunteers, and the public. The work week for this position is Monday–Friday with additional nights and weekends required. Applicants should have completed a bachelor’s degree in art history, art education, or the humanities.
Stipend: $11,000

Teaching Programs Intern
The intern will assist with the planning and implementation of teaching programs and partnerships in the Museum galleries and in the community, including docent training, teacher workshops, tours, and school outreach. The intern will regularly lead tours for K–12 students, higher education students, and adult visitors, as well as classroom experiences for 1st–6th graders through the Go van Gogh® school outreach program. The intern will assist with research and development of materials for docent tours and with a spring honors course offered in conjunction with The University of Texas at Dallas. Applicants should have completed a bachelor’s degree in art history, art education, or the humanities. At least one year of graduate school is preferred.
Stipend: $11,000

Application instructions for the 2010 – 2011 McDermott Internships are available online on the DMA web site: www.DallasMuseumofArt.org/internship

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