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Curatorial Intern

Curatorial Intern

Part-time intern position

14-16 hours per week depending on the schedule


Start date - September 23, 2019

End date - December 20, 2019

Elmhurst Art Museum is seeking a highly motivated Curatorial Intern to work closely with the Executive Director and Exhibitions Manager. The ideal candidate would work two days (approximately 14-16 hours) per week.


  • Provide research assistance for the upcoming exhibitions Sandra Jorgensen (Jan 25 - Apr,19 2020), Mini Golf (Summer 2020), and Keck & Keck (Fall 2020)
  • Assist with coordinating exhibition-related public programs
  • Take care of the various tasks and maintenance of the current exhibitions What Came After: Figurative Painting in Chicago 1978-1998 and The McCormick House – Past, Present, Future
  • Help with designing and printing marketing materials (posters, postcards, handouts etc.) for our exhibitions
  • Help the Exhibitions Manager to update the cataloging of the collection in The Museum System (TMS)
  • Draft letters to artists and associates at other museums and galleries
  • Draft well-written and researched social media entries and other publicity materials
  • Assist our staff members with guided exhibition tours
  • Research potential museum acquisitions
  • Prepare documents and presentations for internal meetings
  • Assist our staff with transferring exhibition data from our old website to our new website
  • Support and liaise with other departments within the museum, including Visitor Services, Education, and Administration

Skills & Qualifications:

  • Graduate students studying in Art, Art History, Curatorial Studies, Museum Studies or related field
  • Excellent organizational skills and strict attention to detail required
  • Strong written and verbal skills
  • Previous experience in the arts is a plus
  • Knowledge of The Museum System (TMS) is preferred
  • Knowledge of Adobe Illustrator, InDesign and Photoshop is preferred
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule that may include evening and weekend assignments

To Apply:

If interested, please send your CV and cover letter to by Sept 13. Please reference the position title/department in the subject line. Only qualified candidates will be contacted.

Elmhurst Art Museum is located at 150 Cottage Hill Avenue in Elmhurst (IL), 25 minutes from downtown Chicago by car or public transportation (Metra). The Museum is both an international destination for Mies van der Rohe scholars and fans and a regional center where people from Chicago and the western suburbs learn to see and think differently through the study of the art, architecture, and design of our time. Please see for more details about the institution and upcoming programs.

Contact Info:
Job Type: Paid Internship
Location: Elmhurst