Opportunities

Summer 2020

2020 Getty Marrow Undergraduate Internship
supported by a grant from the J. Paul Getty Trust

An internship is available for a student to work full-time at the Benton Museum of Art at Pomona College for a ten-week period between summer 2020 and March 2021. The Getty Marrow Internship is intended for members of groups currently under-represented in museums and the visual arts, including but not limited to individuals of African American, Asian, Latino/Hispanic, Native American, and Pacific Islander descent.

Due to the restrictions of physical distancing policies, this year's internship will offer flexible formats that allow students to work onsite, offsite, or both. Internships will begin later in the summer and can be extended through spring 2021, giving students the chance to work part-time into the academic year.

The internship will specifically focus on assisting the Associate Director/Registrar and Assistant Registrar in projects specifically focused on Collections Management, Registration and Collections-centric research. Working with Museum staff, the intern’s responsibilities will include assisting the Registration team in a variety of tasks related to collection care, including cataloguing, database management and rehousing of the permanent collection into new storage facilities. Depending upon the skills and interest of the intern, other opportunities may include working with education and curatorial staff with research in the collection and its potential curricular connections to courses across the College departments. A combination of on-site and remote work is possible.

The intern will attend remote learning 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 2020. 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 $6,000, 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
Benton Museum of Art

Pomona College
333 N. College Way
Claremont, CA 91711-6344.

Email applications are preferable: scomba@pomona.edu

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

DEADLINE: FRIDAY, May 15, 2020


UNDERGRADUATE INTERNSHIPS

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 information and to apply, send Cover Letter, specifying which internship(s) you are applying for and why, and Resume to Communication and Engagement Manager, Justine Bae Bias.


Academic Year 2019-2020

Art After Hours/Student Outreach Internship

**Positions have been filled**

The Pomona College Museum of Art has paid internships working in the Art After Hours program. Interns work directly with Justine Bae Bias, Communication and Engagement Coordinator. 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. This position is open only to undergraduate students currently enrolled at Pomona College or one of the other Claremont Colleges! 

Collections Internship

**Positions have been filled**

The Pomona College Museum of Art has paid Collections Intern positions available for the coming academic year. Interns will work with Steve Comba, Associate 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. This position is open only to undergraduate students currently enrolled at Pomona College or one of the other Claremont Colleges! 

Curatorial/Research Internship

**Positions have been filled**

The Pomona College Museum of Art has paid Curatorial/Research Intern positions available for the coming academic year. Curatorial Interns work directly with Senior Curator Rebecca McGrew 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. This position is open only to undergraduate students currently enrolled at Pomona College or one of the other Claremont Colleges! 

Education Outreach Internship

**Positions have been filled**

The Pomona College Museum of Art has a paid internship, supervised by Associate Director/Registrar Steve Comba and a professional Museum Education Consultant to develop and operate a Native American focused lesson plan to be taught to Claremont Unified Schools third grade classes, both in-class and at the museum’s Native American Collection Study Center.  This year-long internship will involve research on the collection, lesson plan development and hands-on experience in teaching the plan to local schoolchildren.

The intern should have an interest in Art History, though not required. Additional interests in Native American Art and childhood education are preferred. Estimate 1-5 hours/week generally and 5-10 hours/week during teaching weeks.


Museum Attendant/Student Guard Positions

**Positions have been filled**

The Pomona College Museum of Art has paid museum attendant/student guard positions available throughout the academic year. Museum attendants/student guards work directly with Visitor Services Coordinator Maddy Woodward (Tuesday-Friday and Thursday during Art After Hours), Fred Gallagos (Saturday-Sunday), and Mary Roy (Thursday during Art After Hours) to welcome visitors to the Museum and protect the artworks on exhibit. This position is open only to undergraduate students currently enrolled at Pomona College or one of the other Claremont Colleges! To apply, email Barbara Ditlinger.