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Application deadline: Friday, April 29 at 5:00 p.m.
The student will receive training in the following: proper art handling methods; use of the collection database FileMaker Pro (both data entry and search functions); artwork condition assessment methods and terminology; use of the Elsec environmental monitor to measure light, humidity and temperature levels; basic cleaning of framed artworks; art hanging techniques; creation of artwork identification labels.
If time allows, the Intern will assist in the development and distribution of exhibition and copyright release forms for selected works in the collection to assist in their future presentation on-line and in gallery exhibitions. If time allows, the student may conduct research on selected artists/artworks in our collection identified by the Art Curator for forthcoming conservation and/or exhibition projects. Finally, the Intern may support the Art Curator with communications and other logistics related public programming carried out during the spring/summer months.
Experience: The candidate must have experience working with the public in a courteous and diplomatic manner. Experience working with collections and/or information management systems and databases would be considered an asset.
Computer Skills: Must be proficient in use of word-processing applications such as Microsoft Word and Excel. Familiarity with database programs such as Filemaker Pro and software such as Adobe Photoshop Light Room would be assets.
Communication, Research, and Organizational Skills: The ideal candidate will have excellent verbal and written communication skills, strong research skills, superior organizational skills, and possess a strong attention to detail with a high degree of accuracy, as well as the ability to set goals and work independently.
Physical Ability: The candidate must be able to negotiate stairs and be capable of lifting up to 50 pounds.