Job Ad – Collections and Exhibitions Intern
Organisation: Commonwealth Association of Museums (CAM)
Host Organisation: National Gallery of the Cayman Islands (NGCI)
Location: George Town, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands
Work term: October 1, 2019 – March 31, 2020
Language of Work: English
Closing Date: July 15, 2019
Salary: $15.00/hour for 30 hours/week, paid every two weeks (gross pay of $900 plus vacation pay of $36.00 included in each payment); $500/m housing allowance; medical insurance and international airfare to George Town, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands provided.
This internship is funded by the Government of Canada’s Young Canada Works at Building Careers in Heritage Program. The intern will be employed by the Commonwealth Association of Museums under the overall direction of the Internship Coordinator and report to the Director of the National Museum of the Cayman Islands (NGCI). For the National Gallery the intern will:
- support the review of all items in the National Collection under the guidance of the Collections and Exhibitions team;
- support the Collections and Exhibitions Department in completing the National Collection section on the NGCI website; support the development and installation of a new temporary exhibition; assist the Big Art auction and Annual Gala fundraisers; and
- assist the Director with work relating to MAC in order to develop an understanding of NGCI within the wider context of Caribbean museology.
For CAM (25%), the intern will:
- focus on planning a proposed Canada Caribbean Museum Exchange being developed as a collaboration between CAM and the Museums Association of the Caribbean (MAC);
- support planning towards the 2020 CAM Triennial Conference in Cape Town, South Africa, particularly in engaging participants from the Caribbean; and
- support CAM’s participation on a University of the West Indies (UWI) Steering Committee to developing collaborative strategies/international partnerships in Museum Studies.
This internship requires a candidate with the following qualifications:
- University degree in a related field, e.g. museum studies, Art History, Studio Art, history or anthropology
- Ability to write proposals and develop compelling exhibition materials
- Ability to read, assimilate and synthesise specialist knowledge acquired through research
- Excellent communication skills (written, verbal and interpersonal) and social media; fluency in English
- IT skills: Microsoft Office suite, Photoshop, and Google docs
- Experience in art galleries and/or museums would be an asset
Must not have participated in a federal government internship program previously; Canadian citizen or permanent resident with provincial health enrolment; open to unemployed and underemployed graduates (must not have graduated more than 24 months previously) under the age of 30.
Send letter of interest and resumé by email to Heather Fraser, Internship Coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org by July 15, 2019.