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Curatorial Intern

Curatorial Intern

Part-time intern position

14-16 hours per week depending on the schedule


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
Assist with coordinating exhibition-related public programs
Take care of the various tasks and maintenance of the current exhibitions
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 fieldExcellent organizational skills and strict attention to detail requiredStrong written and verbal skillsPrevious experience in the arts is a plusKnowledge of The Museum System (TMS) is preferredKnowledge of Adobe Illustrator, InDesign and Photoshop is preferredAbility to work a flexible schedule that may include evening and weekend assignments

To Apply:

If interested, please send your CV and cover letter to 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