The Windgate Museum Internship program provides $5,000 stipends to four undergraduate or graduate students who work under the direction of curators or directors in contemporary craft collections, exhibitions, and programs in museums or organizations nationally.
After reviewing applications from a diverse and compelling group of museums, CCCD is pleased to announce the 2017 Windgate Museum Internship Host Institutions: American Museum of Ceramic Art, Asheville Art Museum, Charles Allis-Villa Terrace Art Museums, and Minnesota Center for Book Arts.
Applications are now open for 2017 Windgate Museum Internships. Please see the brief descriptions of the internships below for final deadlines. Interested applicants may visit the host institution’s website or reach out to the listed contact directly for more information.
This internship is designed to give an overview of the skills and responsibilities required to present exhibitions in a professional museum setting and to gain broad exposure to all areas of museum operations. The intern will be an integral part of the curatorial team and work under the direction of AMOCA’s Executive Director and Exhibitions Manager. The intern will be instrumental in the preparation and installation of We the People and Kukuli Velarde exhibitions. They well also assist with the planning and research for our upcoming Greetings from California: Iconic Women in Ceramics exhibition. This show will feature the work of twenty-five significant ceramic artists from Beatrice Wood to Beth Cavener Stitcher
Application Deadline: April 1, 2017
Contact: Beth Ann Gerstein, Executive Director, firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Windgate Museum Intern will aid curatorial staff in accomplishing critical tasks related to growth, management, and accessibility of the Museum’s studio craft collection, including curating an exhibition focusing on the Museum’s collection for the Gallery On the Slope, researching and writing catalogue entries for the Museum’s first-ever collections catalogue supported by a grant from the Henry Luce Foundation, researching and writing gallery labels and other educational resources focused on contemporary studio craft, among other duties as assigned.
Application Deadline: April 2, 2017
To apply: Application materials and instructions available at www.ashevilleart.org/education/get-involved/internship-program
Charles Allis – Villa Terrace Art Museums seeks a curatorial intern to help research the life and work of ironworker/metalsmith Cyril Colnik (1871-1958), with an emphasis on his Austria-to-Milwaukee immigration story, how and why he used and referenced mythological and nature-based symbolism in his work, and how his expertise and body of work remains relevant in a 21st century context. The selected intern will be working closely with Museum Curatorial staff (Shana McCaw, Senior Curator and Jenille Junco, Assistant Curator and Collections Manager), Director John Sterr, and additional contract exhibition designers (to be identified).
Application Deadline: April 1, 2017
To apply: Contact Shana McCaw, Senior Curator, email@example.com.
Minnesota Center for Book Arts seeks internship support for projects related to the organization’s James and Mailynn Alcott Library. The Alcott Library preserves the craft of bookbinding, papermaking, printing, and related craft, housing over 2700 artists’ books, references, scrolls, periodicals, prints, and broadsides. The library serves as an archive of artwork created through MCBA’s artistic programs, including the annual fine press publication, Winter Book, which features Minnesota book artists, writers, and illustrators.
Application Deadline: April 7, 2017 5pm (CST)
To apply: Submit cover letter, resume, and three references to firstname.lastname@example.org.
On March 22 from 7-8:30 pm, The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design (CCCD) and Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce will host a public meeting on affordable housing solutions for artists, craftspeople and makers. The meeting will provide the public with an opportunity to engage with and learn from Artspace, a national non-profit organization based in Minneapolis, MN that specializes in creating, owning and operating affordable housing and studio/business space for artists and creative sector businesses.