The John and Mable Ringling Museum of ArtSummer Internship Program 2019

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Jobs & Internships
February 7, 2019 - 8:40am to February 15, 2019 - 5:00pm

Summer Internship Program 2019 

The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art in Sarasota, Florida, will be offering paid internships for ten weeks from June 3 – August 8, 2019. The Ringling is the State Art Museum of Florida and a part of Florida State University. It consists of art and circus museums, as well as a historic mansion and theater, all on a 66-acre site overlooking Sarasota Bay. 

Summer internships combine practical, hands-on experience working on a project for a specific department with exposure to all aspects of The Ringling’s operation. 

The deadline for applications is February 15, 2019. 

Department: Archives 

Education Requirements: Graduate studies in history, cultural studies, or related field with an interest in archives or history museums 

Responsibilities: Participate in the activities of the department; work on digitization projects; catalogue, edit, and enter data in The Museum System (TMS) collections management database; assist with reference requests and other duties as required 

Special Qualifications/Experience: Knowledge of digital photography preferred 

Department: Conservation 

Education Requirements: Graduate studies in art conservation 

Responsibilities: Participate in a range of painting conservation activities, including examination, analysis (using an Osiris Infrared Reflectography Camera), documentation, and treatment of works from the permanent collections; participate in exhibition and loan-related activities as required; consult with other members of the collections team as necessary 

Special Qualifications/Experience: Specialization (or intent to specialize) in painting conservation 

Department: Curatorial 

Education Requirements: Graduate studies in art history or related field 

Responsibilities: Assist Curator of Asian Art with research on collection and loan objects for forthcoming exhibitions, as well as planning a small exhibition of Chinese ceramics and possible online content. 

Special Qualifications/Experience: Strong research skills required; previous museum or gallery experience preferred; proficiency in Chinese or Japanese language highly desirable. 

Department: Education 

Education Requirements: Graduate studies in art, art history, museum studies, museum education, elementary education, or related field 

Responsibilities: Assist museum educators with the development of in-gallery guides and activities for families; facilitate family programs; assist with other educational programs and activities as required 

Special Qualifications/Experience: Experience working with children required; availability to work a flexible schedule including nights and weekends required 

Department: Library 

Education Requirements: Undergraduate or graduate studies in Library and Information Science or has completed the M.L.I.S. degree 

Responsibilities: Develop research aids to be used by the library, both written and electronic. These will include: LibGuides for publication on FSU website and accessible to other institutions; printed subject guides for in-library use; and an introduction to the use of the Ringing Art Library. 

Special Qualifications/Experience: A background in art history or an M.L.I.S. student who wishes to specialize in art librarianship. 

Department: Grounds 

Education Requirements: Undergraduate or graduate studies 

Responsibilities: Assist grounds crew with the assessment of native trees on The Ringling property using the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) tree health method; collect tree health information for the database; contribute to the development of action plans to improve tree health 

Special Qualifications/Experience: Interest in biology, botany, horticulture, or environmental science preferred 

Additional information and application materials may be found on the Museum’s website at