Employment & Internships

Employment & Internships

To apply please send your cover letter and resume to: Penny Bruckse, Vice President of Human Resources at Pbruckse@cheekwood.org.

Internships

Interested applicants should submit a letter of interest with desired internship and semester, a resume, and a list of three references, at least one academic. Please submit all applications to Abby Carlson at acarlson@cheekwood.org by application deadline for the desired semester. Accepted interns will be required to undergo a background check.

Internship Opportunities  

  • Public Programs Internship - Summer 2020

    Internship Description:

    Cheekwood Public Programs and Events Internships are designed for the university or college student seeking hands-on experience in a nonprofit museum and botanical garden. Interns can experience all aspects of public programs and events including assisting with event set up and coordination, developing art and horticulture program materials, and working with a variety of visitors and vendors. The internship is ideal for students wishing to gain experience in event planning or arts administration.

    Responsibilities:

    Summer Interns will work with the Adult Education and Programs Manager to plan and execute public performances, lectures, workshops, classes, and seasonal and cultural events.

    Intern duties may include researching talent for performances, creating and filing contracts, organizing event lay-out and logistics, developing program materials, and overseeing programs and events while in progress. Interns may also assist with our youth activities, including Tots! Now Tuesday through Saturday and summer camp classes.

    Interns will also conduct a semester-long project related to event planning or public programming. The project should reflect the intern’s goals for the position and be approved by Cheekwood staff and intern academic supervisor(s).

    Education/Area of Study: Candidates must be enrolled in a college or university with an interest in event planning, nonprofit management, or arts administration.

    Preferred Qualifications: The ideal candidate is passionate about art and horticulture, enjoys communicating with the public, is detail-oriented, and can work as part of a team or individually. Proficiency in Microsoft Office and Adobe InDesign is also preferred.

    Hours/Time Commitment: Time commitment is 6-12 weeks with a minimum of 15 hours weekly, for a total minimum of 90 hours during the internship. Must be available weekends and some evenings. All interns are required to record their service hours through our online Volunteer Information Center (VIC).

    Compensation: Students are encouraged to seek academic credit from their institution. Cheekwood will work with students to complete all required paperwork and documentation. Interns are responsible for their housing, meals, and travel expenses.

    Application Requirements: Interested applicants should submit a letter of interest indicating your internship goals, a resume, and a list of 3 references, at least 1 academic. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. *Start dates may vary based upon department needs and schedule. Please submit all applications to Abby Carlson at acarlson@cheekwood.org by application deadline for the desired semester. Accepted interns will be required to undergo a background check.

  • Development Internship

    Department: Development

    Reports To: Development Manager of Institutional Giving

    Semester: Summer

    Internship Description:

    Cheekwood Development Internships are designed for the university or college student seeking hands-on experience in a non-profit museum and botanical garden. Interns will experience all aspects of non-profit development relating to Individual and Corporate Giving, Foundations and Grants, and Donor Stewardship. The internship allows individuals to gain experience in the following: prospect research, copy development for internal and external materials, internal development event support, and more. The internship is ideal for students or recent graduates hoping to gain experience in nonprofit development and museum administration.

    Responsibilities:

    • • Working with the Development team on internal and external prospect research, with areas of research focusing on foundations, corporate, and individuals.
    • • Administrative tasks as assigned, including but not limited to filing, scanning, mailings, etc.
    • • Assisting the team on copy development and editing for internal and external materials, including webpages, invitations, and solicitations.
    • • Working with the Development and Events Coordinator on donor cultivation event planning as needed, such as invitation preparation, response tracking, logistics, etc.

    Qualifications:

    • • Strong writing, editing, and researching skills
    • • Strong written and oral communication skills
    • • Interest in development and fundraising
    • • Interest in grant writing
    • • Excellent organization skills and attention to detail
    • • Maintain the highest discretion in regards to donor records and sensitive information
    • • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite
    • • Experience in database management a plus

    Hours/Time Commitment: 15 – 20 hours per week, Tuesday – Friday

    Compensation: Students are encouraged to seek academic credit from their institution. Cheekwood will work with students to complete all required paperwork and documentation. Interns are responsible for their housing, meals, and travel expenses.

    Education: Undergraduate (sophomore through senior) or graduate students

    Area of Study: English, Public/Arts Administration, Art History, History, Communications

    Application Requirements: Interested applicants should submit a letter of interest with desired internship and semester, a resume, and a list of 3 references, at least one academic. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Start dates may vary based upon department needs and schedule. Please submit all applications to Abby Carlson at acarlson@cheekwood.org by the application deadline for the desired semester. All interns will be required to undergo a background check.

  • Collections Internship

    Department: Art

    Reports To: Julie Choma, Collections Manager/Registrar

    Semester: Summer

    Internship Description: Under the supervision and training of Cheekwood’s Collections Manager/Registrar, two summer collections interns will work as a team to complete collections-based projects. The museum collections field focuses on the care and preservation of artwork and artifacts in a museum’s permanent collection. Interns will learn about the museum industry and collections-care through hands-on projects.

    Responsibilities: Interns will complete two main projects. (1) interns will help staff complete various updates to permanent collection storage and (2) interns will help staff complete an assessment of Cheekwood’s paintings and indoor/outdoor sculpture collections. The assessment includes the inventory, tagging, marking and condition assessment. Pending on available time, interns may have the ability to help museum staff with cataloging, marking and tagging of a collection of artwork, as well as other collections-based tasks.

    Qualifications: Qualifications and required skills include the ability to work independently on projects, strong written and oral communication skills, the ability to work within a team, detail-oriented, skill in organizing resources, and proficiency with Microsoft Word and Excel. Museum experience is not required. Training, guidance and oversight will be provided by museum staff.

    Hours/Time Commitment: Interns will be required to work a minimum of 12 hours per week, from May/June through August 2019.

    Compensation: Students are encouraged to seek academic credit from their institution. Cheekwood will work with students to complete all required paperwork and documentation. Interns are responsible for their housing, meals, and travel expenses.

    Education: Undergraduate (sophomore through senior) or graduate students

    Area of Study: Museum studies, library/archival studies, studio art, history, art history or related subjects who are interested in a future museum career in collections care.

    Application Requirements: Interested applicants should submit a letter of interest with desired internship and semester, a resume, and a list of 3 references, at least one academic. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Start dates may vary based upon department needs and schedule. Please submit all applications to Abby Carlson at acarlson@cheekwood.org by the application deadline for the desired semester. All interns will be required to undergo a background check.

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