Zvi Grunberg Resident Internship at the Bruce Museum

Internship position, 35 hours per week, 34 weeks maximum

The Bruce Museum promotes the understanding and appreciation of Art and Science to enrich the lives of all people. The Museum is located in Greenwich, Connecticut, 40 miles east of New York City, just off I-95 and steps away from Metro-North Railroad’s Greenwich station. The Museum features the long-term environmental history exhibition Changes In Our Land, as well as four galleries showcasing fine and decorative arts, costumes, science and ethnology exhibits. The museum holds a permanent collection of natural history, Native American, and archaeological objects, and a growing collection of art of the 19th and 20th centuries.

Description
The internship provides an opportunity to learn about the operation of museums and to gain professional experience. These internships are offered annually through the Education Department.

Internship terms are 34 weeks, mid-September to mid-May, with a stipend of $15,550 with benefits. This is a full-time temporary position, 35 hours per week, for a maximum of 34 weeks. Includes paid: five days vacation, three standard holidays (Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s Day) and four floating holidays, four sick days, and one personal day.

Responsibilities
Intern will work with program directors on a variety of projects related to the Museum’s exhibitions and programs.

Interns will be treated as staff members and will assist staff members with routine work as well as special projects.

The intern’s educational background, interests, work experience, and museum department needs with the final goal of implementing and completing a specific project will determine specific duties.

Terms are full-time, 35 hours per week, with two or three segments. Each segment of the internship will focus on one aspect of the museum: education, collections management, curatorial (either arts or sciences), exhibition design, public relations, development, and/or administration.

Segment assignments are determined by the Museum’s Executive Director and professional staff.

Eligibility
The internship is open to applicants who have completed at least an undergraduate degree by the beginning of the internship. Candidates with training in science, education, art history, fine arts, as well as other fields including business, communications, law, and other areas of the humanities that may be useful to the museum, are eligible. Familiarity with office procedures, computer skills are necessary.

For information contact the Director of Education, 203-413-6740

Or email rgarr@brucemuseum.org

Application Procedures
The following items are to be included in the application (incomplete applications cannot be considered).

1. A personal statement indicating how this internship fits in with your preparation, experience, and goals. Essay should not exceed 500 words, or two double-space typed pages.

2. A resume or curriculum vitae with phone and email contacts listed.

3. Two letters of recommendation, one should be from Department Chair or Academic Advisor if possible. Letters should be sent directly by recommenders.

4. Undergraduate and graduate transcripts from all colleges, universities, and professional schools previously attended.

Selection
The Intern Selection Committee of the Education Committee will review applications. A small group of applicants will be invited for final interviews. All applicants will be notified of the Committee’s decision by Memorial Day weekend.

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: 
The 2012-2013 post has been filled. Applications for the 2013-2014 Zvi Grunberg Resident Internship will be accepted beginning in January of 2013. The final application deadline is APRIL 12, 2013.

Submit all material to: 
Zvi Grunberg Resident Internship Program
Bruce Museum
1 Museum Drive
Greenwich, CT 06830-7157

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