Internships

Norton Museum of Art Internships will resume in 2019 upon completion of the expansion project. 
 

Public Programs Intern (Paid)

The Norton Museum of Art Public Programs Internship is a paid, part-time, semester-long program that provides one undergraduate, recent graduate, or graduate student the opportunity to gain hands-on experience in Public Programs in a museum while working with a team of museum professionals. 

Internship Dates: January 14-May 31, 2019. Application deadline November 1, 2018.

Responsibilities during Art After Dark:

  • Assist in coordinating evening programs by interfacing with a variety of stakeholders including performers, artists, the public, and Norton staff.
  • Assist Art After Dark Coordinator by collecting attendance data at each program offered each Friday Night and reporting numbers after each program.
  • Manage volunteers during evening programs.
  • Assist Art After Dark Coordinator oversee set up and break down.

Responsibilities during office hours:

  • Request promotional materials from performers and visiting artists and share with Communications Department.
  • Draft Art After Dark schedules and submitting them for edits.
  • Order materials for workshops or programs when needed.
  • Work with Docent and Volunteer Coordinator to ensure volunteer coverage for each program.
  • Compile guest speaker itineraries to share with speakers and internally with various departments in the Museum.
  • And assist Public Programs team in other projects as needed.

Skills
Applicants must be hard-working, detail-oriented, punctual, professional, and personable.

Required commitment
Part-time 16 hours each week including Friday evenings from 2-10 p.m. Office hours are flexible and to accommodate candidate’s schedule.

Eligibility and Terms
The program is open to college juniors, seniors, recent graduates, and graduate students. All applicants must have successfully completed at least two college-level courses in art history or art education.

Intern will receive a stipend.

Internship Application Materials: 
Applications must include all materials listed below to be considered.

Norton Museum of Art Internship Application form: Click here

A typewritten personal statement of no more than 500 words. Please explain your interest in the Norton Museum of Art and this Internship. Briefly state your goals and objectives in obtaining this internship and how this experience may inform your career plans or interests.

Resume. Please include internship and work experiences, a list of relevant academic courses, and language skills.
Unofficial college transcript 
Two letters of recommendation from academic or professional references

  • Letters must be sealed and signed across the flap by the recommender, and mailed to the address below.
  • Your personal statement, resume, and unofficial transcript should be uploaded through the Norton Museum of Art Internship Application form. The two letters of recommendation should be mailed to:

Mariela Acuna, Art After Dark Coordinator
Norton Museum of Art
1451 South Olive Avenue
West Palm Beach, FL 33401

Qualified applicants will be contacted for interviews. Please no telephone inquiries.

The Norton Museum of Art is an equal opportunity employer.


Summer 2019 Internship Program

The Norton Museum of Art Summer Internship Program is a full-time, seven-week program that provides undergraduate students the opportunity to gain practical art museum experience, engage in intellectual discourse, and develop professional skills. This program is open to undergraduates at any accredited U.S. college or university, and to those who have earned a B.A. degree within the past year, but are not currently enrolled in graduate school. All applicants must have successfully completed at least two college-level courses in art history.
 

College Committee Internship

The Norton College Committee is a semester-long program that meets two hours per week and provides undergraduate students the opportunity to develop interpersonal and professional communication skills, meet a variety of museum professionals, and learn about the Museum’s art collection and special exhibitions.  The program is open to undergraduates at any accredited U.S. college or university, or those who have earned a B.A. degree within the past year, but are not currently enrolled in graduate school.

 

See Also

Become a Volunteer