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 2018

Curatorial/Research Internship

Position has been filled!

The Pomona College Museum of Art is offering an internship for research projects focused on contemporary art. This position will work directly with Senior Curator Rebecca McGrew. The intern will also work on preliminary research leading to future exhibitions. Tasks may include: research, planning and attending studio visits, managing artist files, writing a variety of exhibition related material from labels to press releases, editing forthcoming publications, working with artists, and assisting on installation tasks. This position will be 8 weeks long, 4 days a week for about 32 hours a week total. Open to all continuing students from Pomona College or one of the other Claremont Colleges. Application deadline: Wednesday, April 25, 2018.

Curatorial Internship

Position has been filled!

Summer Curatorial Internship position available to work directly with Director Kathleen Howe at the Pomona College Museum of Art. This position will support future exhibition development for Spring 2019 with artist Courtney Leonard. It will be the third in a continuing series of exhibitions that invite prominent indigenous artists to present their work in dialogue with historic works held by the Pomona College Museum of Art. Tasks may include: research, writing a variety of exhibition related material from labels to press releases, managing artist files, editing forthcoming publications, working with artists, and assisting on installation tasks. Join us to learn more about museums, their exhibitions, collections, programs, and audiences. This position will be 8 weeks long, 4 days a week for about 32 hours a week total. Open to all continuing students from Pomona College or one of the other Claremont Colleges. Application deadline: Wednesday, April 25, 2018.

Programming Internship

Positions have been filled!

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 an internship to help develop K-12 programming connected to the Museum’s permanent collection that will reach a wide range of audiences from local communities. The student will conduct research in the Museum’s collection and work to identify ways to utilize artworks to create engaging hands-on lessons. This position will be 8 weeks long, 4 days a week for about 32 hours a week total. Open to all continuing students from Pomona College or one of the other Claremont Colleges. Application deadline: Wednesday, April 25, 2018.

Multicultural Undergraduate Summer Internship

Position has been filled!

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 2018. 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 specifically focus on assisting the Academic Curator in developing robust programming that broadens the awareness and impact of the arts as an interdisciplinary tool. The intern’s responsibilities will include working with the Academic Curator and the curatorial staff in a variety of tasks related to building relationships with artists, activators and disruptors across the country and integrating their practices with the museum’s upcoming exhibitions and permanent collection.

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 $5,500, 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:

jill moniz, Academic Curator

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

Email applications are acceptable: jill.moniz@pomona.edu

Please call 909-607-6229 or send an e-mail message to jill.moniz@pomona.edu if you have any questions.

DEADLINE: FRIDAY, April 13, 2018


Academic Year 2017-2018

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, 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 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

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 Infbormation 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 Ditlinger.