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Office of Exhibitions
The Office of Exhibitions is responsible for the coordination of all aspects of exhibitions created by the National Portrait Gallery, as well as temporary and long-term loans to and from the collection for exhibition purposes. The office also schedules and oversees the production of exhibition-related materials. Documents for traveling exhibition venues, including contracts, conservation and installation requirements, education proposals, etc., are also produced by this office. The office creates and maintains the official exhibition records for the museum. Records exist in a variety of formats such as document files, computerized databases, photographic materials, etc.


Intern Position Description
Intern will be introduced to the rudiments of exhibition management and coordination. Generally, interns may have interaction with other NPG staff and offices, including, curators, historians, External Affairs, Conservation, Education, and Photographic Services. Additional contacts may be made with potential lenders, exhibition venues, and exhibition production contractors.

Depending on computer skill level, intern may be asked to create/maintain MS Excel, Access, or FastTrack program databases, and use Adobe Acrobat Photoshop for digital imaging needs. Intern may also be trained in NPG’s collections management software, The Museum System (TMS).

Intern may be asked to assist department staff with other short-term tasks as needs arise, and according to the intern’s interest in wider exposure to the activities of the Department of Exhibitions & Collections Management.

Interns should have a background in American history or American art/art history and good research and keyboarding skills. Interns should also be organized and detail-oriented, and familiar with Microsoft Office suite software, including Access, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Familiarity with Adobe Acrobat Photoshop is a plus. Prior office environment experience or administration-type work is highly desirable.

An intern must be at least an undergraduate junior or higher.

Terms Internships Are Available:
No internships are available at this time. Please check back for future internship possibilities.


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