Employment & Internships

Employment at Cheekwood

Interested applicants should submit a resume and letter of interest to Penny Bruckse, Vice President of Human Resources at Pbruckse@cheekwood.org.

Internships at Cheekwood

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  

  • Membership Intern

    Department: Membership

    Reports To: Keitorria Edmonds, Membership Manager

     Semester: Fall 2020

    Internship Description: The membership team is seeking an enthusiastic, customer oriented and detailed intern.

    Responsibilities:

    • • Correspond with members via phone and email
    • • Enter membership data
    • • Assistance with the drafting and editing marketing materials
    • • Assistance with member appreciation planning and execution
    • • Other duties as assigned

    Qualifications: College Junior/Senior or Post-Graduate Student

    Hours/Time Commitment: 15 hours per week

    Application Deadline: July 31, 2020

    Education: undergraduate (sophomore through senior) or graduate students

    Area of Study: Business, Community Studies, Nonprofit Administration, Nonprofit Management, or 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.

  • Museum Intern

    Department: Museum

    Reports To: Julie Choma, Registrar

    Semester: Fall 2020

    Internship Description: Under the supervision and training of Cheekwood’s Registrar, intern will work 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: Intern will complete the cataloging and accessioning of artwork and historic objects found within the permanent collection. Work will include object photography; marking/tagging objects; completing catalog worksheets, object lists, and condition reports; create database records; as well as research and speaking to the curatorial team about the object’s history at Cheekwood. Pending on available time, interns may have the ability to help museum staff with other collections-based tasks such as collection and exhibition maintenance, packing/unpacking artwork for transit, and more.

    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 4-6 or more hours per week, from September through early December August 2020.

    Application Deadline: July 31, 2020

    Education: undergraduate (sophomore through senior) or graduate students

    Area of Study: museum studies, library/archival studies, studio art, history, art history, humanities, 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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