The Brogan Museum Internships

THE BROGAN MUSEUM INTERNSHIPS

The Mary Brogan Museum of Art and Science Internship Program was developed to provide local college students with hands-on work experience in a public sector work environment while simultaneously providing the organization with a valuable, quality, human resource. The Museum’s mission focuses on cultural understanding in the support of lifelong learning and we view the internship as an extension of that mission. Internships are well planned in the Museum; they consist of valuable projects and plans that will provide the intern with essential experience in their chosen area. Prior to placement, students will receive a personal interview and program orientation from the Internship Coordinator and/or the department supervisor.

Internships provide no monetary compensation, but they do provide the student with practical application of academic skills, increased employment visibility, broadening of work knowledge and networking opportunities. School credit is available; appropriate arrangements must be made with your respective scholarly institution. Please note that the internship program is distinct from the volunteer program. To review the volunteer program, please see click here for information.

Eligibility

Internships at The Brogan Museum are open to college sophomores, juniors, seniors, and graduate students, as well as recent graduates. Ideal candidates for the program are responsible and thorough with excellent organizational skills. Interns must be willing to devote a minimum of ten hours a week to their designated department. No particular major or degree is required, but a genuine interest in the humanities, science, art, and museum work is of paramount importance. The Brogan Museum encourages candidates from diverse backgrounds and academic disciplines to apply.

How to Apply

Complete the online application and authorization for release of information form and email with a copy of your driver's license and current resume or CV to sgladwin@thebrogan.org. Applications are reviewed year round and qualified applicants are contacted on an as needed basis.

References- Please include two references in the space provided on the Internship Application. References provided will be contacted prior to invitation of internship.

Initial Interview- Qualified applicants will be contacted for an initial interview. The initial interview will take place with the Internship Coordinator or department supervisor. Placement and projects are determined based upon this interview.

Background Check- Because of the nature of the guests of the Museum and the work required of interns, routine background checks will be performed on all potential interns, prior to the start of an internship. Background Checks are free for all interns and volunteers. The Museum reserves the right to terminate all relationships with volunteers or interns should unfavorable findings surface.

Special Note: If you are applying for the Graphic Design internship, you must submit a sample of your design work as part of the Internship Application. Send one copy of a CD-ROM or link to on-line work containing these samples with your other application materials. The requested materials must be compiled and mailed in one envelope or emailed by the application deadline.

Deadlines

Internship applications are accepted year round. To be considered for a particular semester, please adhere to the deadlines listed below. Applications submitted after deadlines will be considered for the following semester.

Fall Internships- Submit Intern Application and Resume or CV by July 31.
Spring Internships- Submit Intern Application and Resume or CV by November 30.
Summer Internships- Submit Intern Application and Resume or CV by April 30.

Museum Internships

The following are brief descriptions of the internships at The Mary Brogan Museum of Art and Science. Please list your top three internship choices in the space provided on the application form. We look closely at this information to best match a potential intern's experience and skills with departmental needs. Internship projects in any given term are assigned to interns with the appropriate skills and interests. Not all departments offer internships during each internship term.

Art Exhibitions and Programs
Interns will have the opportunity to work closely with the art staff learning the fundamentals of an art museum. Among other duties, interns will be involved in the educational programming of the exhibitions, research for upcoming exhibitions, and assist and greet visitors to the gallery. Interns will also assist with aspects of exhibition installation and de-installation. Interns are assigned projects that concentrate on aspects of current and upcoming exhibitions.

Art Collections/Registrar Assistance
Interns will have the opportunity to work closely with the Director of Art in order to learn what goes on the exhibition floor. Interns will assist with ongoing projects including collections management, cataloging, condition reporting, inventory, database needs, art handling, and traveling (temporary/ongoing) exhibitions.

Science Department Internships
Interns assist in the planning and implementation of early childhood area activities and exhibitions. Interns receive training and experience in teaching science education programs for early childhood and/or elementary school visitors. Interns also assist with various “Family Day” activities and also provide assistance to other Science educational programs and activities as needed.

Science Exhibitions Assistance
One intern per term will have the opportunity to work closely with the Director of Science Collections and Chief Preparator on continuing projects that include collections management, cataloging, condition reports, and inventory. Interns will assist with the research of upcoming exhibitions, various avenues of exhibit enhancement and upkeep, and may also participate in both art and science exhibition installation and de-installation.

Development Department Internships
Interns work closely with Museum staff on meaningful projects and gain firsthand knowledge of and practical experience in the day-to-day administrative operations of the Museum. Interns assist staff with administrative duties including: typing, faxing, copying, filing, mailings, and telephone work, as well as assisting in the areas of membership, marketing, management, fundraising and special programs & events.

Graphic Design Internship
Interns will work closely with the Manager of Publications within the Development Department. They will assist with all aspects of marketing and publication. Interns must have knowledge and/or experience with MAC computers. Also, interns must have a laptop with the necessary CS4 or CS5 software. Illustration skills a plus. Must interview with portfolio or have an online portfolio.

Required Skills

  1. Working knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite.
  2. Knowledge of InDesign.
  3. Konwledge of Photoshop.
  4. Knowledge of Illustrator.
  5. Knowledge of Acrobat.

Informations Systems Internship
Interns will work closely with the Network Administrator and will assist with basic desktop support to a user community. The position offers exposure to a wide variety of technology issues and opportunities. Interns must be able to work in a group setting of approximately 25 persons.

Required Skills

  1. Advanced knowledge of Windows XP.
  2. Knowledge of Office XP
  3. Knowledge of common desktop software/hardware and installation.
  4. Provide basic training of Office applications to staff.

Merchandising Internship
Interns will work directly with the Museum Store Manager and the Visitor Services staff. They will greet and aid patrons of the Museum and will assist with inventory management as well as merchandise coordination.

Accounting Assistant Internship
One intern per term will work closely with the Director of Business Operations of The Brogan Museum in various capacities including basic accounting, bookkeeping and ledger management. Interns will assist the Director of Business Operations in sustaining the financial management needs of the Museum.

Internship Application and Authorization for Release of Information

Email application materials to:
sgladwin@thebrogan.org

Mail Graphic Design application materials to:
The Mary Brogan Museum of Art and Science
Attn: Manager of Hospitality
350 S. Duval Street
Tallahassee, Florida 32301

Application Evaluation
After the application deadline, we will begin reviewing applications and scheduling interviews. Please do not contact the Museum about scheduling an interview.