Opportunities

CURATORIAL ASSISTANT (POST-BACCALAUREATE INTERNSHIP)

*NO LONGER ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS*
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 2016 and after January 2014. The position commences July 1, 2016 and continues through March 31, 2017. 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 by March 15 and should be directed to the senior curator 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 Rebecca McGrew.

Interviews will take place between April 1 and April 10. Candidates will be notified of decision by April 15.

MUSEUM ATTENDANT/STUDENT GUARD POSITIONS

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 Security Information Officers Anne Merten (Tuesday-Friday), 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 Coldiron.

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 Museum Coordinator, Justine Bae.

SUMMER 2016

Applications accepted starting Spring 2016

MULTICULTURAL UNDERGRADUATE SUMMER INTERNSHIP

*NO LONGER ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS*

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 2016. 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, Registration and Collections-centric research. 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, database management and assisting the Curator of Academic Programs with research in the collection and its potential curricular connections to courses across the College departments.

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 2016. 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 scomba@pomona.edu if you have any questions.

DEADLINE: FRIDAY, April 15, 2016

COLLECTIONS INTERNSHIP

The Pomona College Museum of Art is offering a paid intern position for Summer 2016. Interns will help 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. This position will be 8 weeks long, 3-4 days a week for about 30 hours a week total. Open to all continuing Pomona students. 

CURATORIAL/RESEARCH INTERNSHIPS (SURP 2016)

The Pomona College Museum of Art is offering an internship through the Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP) for research projects focused on contemporary art or the College’s permanent collection. The intern may also work on preliminary research leading to an exhibition drawn from the collection. Tasks may include: research, writing a variety of exhibition related material from labels to press releases, and assisting on installation tasks. This position will be 8 weeks long, 3-4 days a week for about 30 hours a week total. Open to all continuing Pomona students. 

ACADEMIC YEAR 2016 - 2017

Applications accepted starting Spring 2016

ART AFTER HOURS/STUDENT OUTREACH INTERNSHIPS

The Pomona College Museum of Art has paid internships working in the Art After Hours program. Interns work directly with Justine Bae, Museum 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

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 INTERNSHIPS

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, 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. This position is open only to undergraduate students currently enrolled at Pomona College or one of the other Claremont Colleges! 

EDUCATION OUTREACH INTERNSHIP

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.