Opportunities

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 2017

CURATORIAL/RESEARCH INTERNSHIP (SURP 2017)

**Position has been filled**

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 College students.
 
CURATORIAL INTERNSHIP

**Position has been filled**

The Curatorial Internship offered this summer at the Pomona College Museum of Art will support exhibitions development and research including organizing off-site trips to various local museums and arts institutions with other summer interns. It will also include hands on exhibition preparation working with artists 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 students from Pomona College or one of the other Claremont Colleges.
 
MULTICULTURAL UNDERGRADUATE SUMMER INTERNSHIP
Supported by a grant from the J. Paul Getty Trust

**Position has been filled** 

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 2017. 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, and database management. The intern may also work with curatorial staff on projects directly related to use of the permanent collection in teaching.
 
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 directly to: Steve Comba, Associate Director/Registrar at 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, April 14, 2017
 
PROGRAMMING INTERNSHIPS

**No longer accepting applications**

The Pomona College Museum of Art is a teaching museum that originates lively and innovative art experiences that foster creative and critical thinking. This summer, the Museum is offering internships to help develop new programming connected to the Museum’s permanent collection and upcoming exhibitions that will reach a wide range of audiences focusing on Colleges’ academic departments, on-campus groups, and local communities. These positions will also involve research to develop future campaigns to publicize the Museum’s exhibitions and programs. This position will be 8 weeks long, 3-4 days a week for about 30 hours a week total. Open to all continuing students from Pomona College or one of the other Claremont Colleges.


ACADEMIC YEAR 2016 - 2017

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.

ART AFTER HOURS/STUDENT OUTREACH INTERNSHIPS

***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, 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

***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 INTERNSHIPS

***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, 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! 


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 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.