FORT WORTH, TX—After a nearly two-year hiatus, the Kimbell Art Museum announces the return of its internship program. With a focus on developing the next generation of museum administrators and scholars, the Kimbell Art Museum is committed to mentoring young adults from diverse disciplinary, cultural, economic, social and educational backgrounds. In support of this vision and beginning this summer, the Kimbell will offer paid, part-time internships in a variety of departments.
“For students considering a museum career, internships are invaluable opportunities to better understand different areas of responsibility while gaining confidence and practical experience in a professional setting,” says Connie Barganier, head of education. “Observing and working with museum staff provides important insights into behind-the-scenes activities, broader initiatives and evolving trends in the field. It’s also a great way to meet and exchange ideas with peers who will be future colleagues.”
For more than 20 years, Kimbell interns have served a vital role in helping the museum to build community awareness and present programming for diverse audiences of all ages and abilities – while working in fast-paced environments with museum professionals. Hundreds of interns have gained firsthand knowledge in museum administration by planning large-scale events, facilitating artwork discussions, promoting exhibitions, conducting research, communicating with museum members and much more. Former Kimbell interns have gone on to pursue careers as curators, educators, public relations specialists and registrars in museums across the United States.
Beginning March 2022, the Kimbell invites undergraduate and graduate students, as well as recent graduates, to apply and gain professional skills and learn about museum practice. Internships are available in the curatorial (currently summer only); registration; education; and marketing and public relations departments. Interns are assigned to departments based on their academic background, professional skills, interests and goals. Under the supervision of designated staff members, interns work both independently and collaboratively to gain comprehensive experience through immersive projects. 2022 interns will have the opportunity to collaborate on programs and initiatives for the museum’s 50th anniversary celebration.
Internships are available for summer, fall and spring sessions. Applications for the summer session are open through March 31. Submission details are available at kimbellart.org/internships.
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