Each year, volunteer interns help support Barrett Art Center’s (BAC) work to preserve and interpret its art and archival collections and national juried contemporary art exhibitions. BAC provides its interns with the opportunity to gain professional and practical experience in an active arts organization while engaging with the local arts community. Opportunities include but are not limited to:
Work closely with the Outreach & Operations Coordinator, Executive Director, and fellow BAC volunteers, on projects related to exhibition research/planning/installation, educational programming and exhibition tours, collection research and preservation, community outreach/engagement, visitor services, communication/PR/social media, and special event/program support.
Conduct in-depth research that leads to a major project and or paper based on their work during the course of the internship. BAC Staff works closely with the intern to determine internship objectives, set project priorities, and provide guidance throughout the project.
Recent intern projects include the creation of a monthly blog on objects from the collection, transcription of family correspondence during WWII, and rehousing the Barrett family photograph collection. Potential projects include exhibition research, archive inventory, development of new public programs, hands-on work in community arts education programs, web-content development and paintings/prints research.
We seek students who have expressed an interest in history, art, material culture, collection and exhibition management, research, museum studies, community development and/or museum education. See our Call for Interns for more information. Inquiries and questions can be directed to Anna Adler, Outreach & Operations Coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org, (845)471-2550.