Curatorial Assistant (post-baccalaureate internship)

The Pomona College Museum of Art announces a 9-month post-baccalaureate internship as Curatorial Assistant. This position would be ideal for a recent Pomona graduate with an interest in gaining museum experience in an active curatorial program as preparation for a career in the arts. Applicant must be a graduate of Pomona College, degree completed before July 2015 and after January 2013. The position commences July 1, 2015 and continues through March 31, 2016. This is a paid, 32 hour/week position.

The Curatorial Assistant is engaged in the day-to-day work of a busy curatorial department with a strong profile in contemporary art. Under the direction of the senior curator, the curatorial assistant will undertake a range of duties including but not limited to: preparing for upcoming exhibitions, publications, and programs, as well as the implementation of current exhibition-related programming. Responsibilities include administrative duties, research, writing, and any number of unexpected duties required to maintain an ambitious curatorial program. 

The successful candidate will be highly motivated; detail oriented, and possesses strong writing and research skills. The candidate should be skilled at working collaboratively and creatively in a team environment. A positive attitude toward performing many kinds of tasks on a tight schedule is essential.  Demonstrated interest in a career in the arts is highly desirable. 

For more information, contact Kathleen Howe, Director, Pomona College Museum of Art or Rebecca McGrew, Senior Curator,

Completed applications are due April 24 and should be directed to the director of the Pomona College Museum of Art.

Applications must include: letter of intent, current resume including date of graduation, 2 letters of reference, and a writing sample. Your letter should address specifically the role this position would play in your professional exploration and development. Letters of reference should be submitted directly by email to  

Interviews will take place between April 27 and May 6. Candidates will be notified of decision by May 12.


Summer 2015

ArtTable 2015 Diversity Internship

This summer, ArtTable is hosting six interns across the country at the Pomona College Museum of Art, and at five other organizations, including, the Phoenix Art Museum, the Sam Francis Foundation, The Studio Museum in Harlem, The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, and the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

Application Deadline: April 1, 2015

You can find more information about the internship and apply HERE.

ArtTable invites female graduate students pursuing a career in arts administration to apply for our ArtTable's Diversity Internship Program: A Summer Mentored Internship in the Visual Arts Professions. The program supports emerging women professionals from backgrounds generally underrepresented in the field. Through one-on-one mentoring relationships with ArtTable members, interns have the opportunity to work with an established leader in the field and gain exposure to a range of professional activities. ArtTable will provide a $3,000 stipend for each selected intern for an eight-week commitment.

Internship Period: Interns and mentors will agree upon on an eight week period between June 1st and August 31st.

Project: The intern selected for Pomona College's museum will focus on the development of academic programming for an exhibition, Restoring the Spirit: Celebrating Haitian Art, and will conduct research on artworks, consult with key academic partners to help tie exhibition resources to courses, assist the Museum's Academic Curator in planning for guest lectures and artist presentations related to the exhibition, and learn about exhibition installation strategies and procedures with the Senior Curator. She will also be responsible for the development of a smaller exhibition utilizing the Museum's permanent collection, including research, developing the specific concept as well as an exhibition checklist, author didactic text and website text, and return, if possible, after the internship is completed to make a curatorial presentation when the exhibition is installed.

Multicultural Undergraduate Summer Internship
supported by a grant from the J. Paul Getty Trust

An internship is available for a student to work full-time at the Pomona College Museum of Art for a ten-week period between June and August 2015. The Getty internship is intended for members of groups currently under-represented in museums and the visual arts, particularly individuals of African American, Asian, Latino/Hispanic, Native American, and Pacific Islander descent.

The internship will include projects specifically focused on Collections Management and Registration. Working with Museum staff, the intern’s responsibilities will include assisting the Associate Director/Registrar in a variety of tasks related to collection care, including cataloguing, photographing and rehousing of a variety of collections objects.  Additional tasks may include database management and volunteer coordination. Depending on the skills and interests of the intern, additional duties might include exhibition installation and studio visits with the curator.

The intern will attend four events sponsored by the Getty Trust during the internship period and will be required to submit a detailed report at its conclusion. 

REQUIREMENTS: Applicants are not required to have previous museum experience, but must be currently enrolled undergraduates who will have completed one semester of college by June 2015. Seniors may apply. Interns must be residents of, or attending college in, the Los Angeles area. Previous Pomona College Museum of Art Getty interns are not eligible for consideration. The internship carries a stipend of $4,000, which is subject to payroll taxes.

HOW TO APPLY: Interested students should submit 1) a resume and 2) a letter of application that explains why the internship is of interest, describes relevant study and/or experience, and lists the names, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses of three references who may be contacted. These should be sent to:

Steve Comba, Associate Director/Registrar
Pomona College Museum of Art,
333 N. College Way
Claremont, CA 91711-6344.

Please call 909-621-8106 or send an e-mail message to if you have any questions.

DEADLINE: FRIDAY, April 24, 2015


Academic Year 2015 - 2016

Internships at the Museum offer many different opportunities to become familiar with art museum work and the range of museum careers. Students in all disciplines who are interested in museum work are encouraged to explore internship opportunities at the Pomona College Museum of Art. Internship positions are open until filled. For more specific information about the application process, please contact the designated supervisor for each internship opportunity. See below for contact information.

Art After Hours/Student Outreach Internship

The Pomona College Museum of Art has paid internships working in the Art after Hours program. Tasks include: working with student groups across the campuses, including KSPC, Honnold-Mudd Library, PEC Live, etc. in planning events; creating advertising; and documenting and facilitating events. Must be available to work during Art after Hours, Thursday evenings from 5:00—11:00 pm. Join us in connecting our museum with our students! Internships are generally 5-10 hours per week. Open to 5Cs only! For more information, email Justine Bae. To apply, send Cover Letter and Resume to Justine Bae.

Collections Internship

The Pomona College Museum of Art has paid Collections Intern positions available for the coming academic year. Interns will work with Steve Comba, Assistant Director and Collection Manager of the Museum to maintain the Museum’s permanent collection of approximately 10,000 objects. Tasks include physical rehousing projects and inventory. Additional tasks could involve photography and collections database projects. Join us to learn more about museums, their collections, programs, audiences, and communities. Internships are generally 5-10 hours per week. Open to 5Cs only! For more information, email Steve Comba. To apply, send Cover Letter and Resume to Steve Comba.

Curatorial/Research Internship

Curatorial Interns work directly with Senior Curator Rebecca McGrew, Academic Curator Terri Geis, or Director Kathleen Howe to support exhibitions and programs. Tasks include: research, writing a variety of exhibition related material from labels to press releases, coordinating public events and exhibition tours, and working in Museum archives. Join us to learn more about museums, their collections, programs, and audiences! Internships are generally 5-10 hours per week. Open to 5Cs only! For more information, email Rebecca McGrew. To apply, send Cover Letter and Resume to Rebecca McGrew.