Curatorial Research Internship in Contemporary Art

Penn State University

University Park Campus
Campus City:
University Park, PA
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
Job Number:
Work Unit:
College Of Arts And Architecture
Palmer Museum of Art


This internship is a research and planning position for ongoing projects in the Palmer’s curatorial department, including research, collections management and exhibition planning. Two areas of focus will be research and planning for a “Global Asias” exhibition and a “Fifty Years of Earth Day” exhibition. Specific duties of this position will include: research art and artists related to the Palmer’s collection; participate in ongoing collection management projects including cataloguing new acquisitions and correcting existing records; assist with drafting interpretive text; assist with acquisition of rights for image reproduction; fact-check object files in preparation for exhibition. This position may also participate as needed with gallery installation projects and public programs. This internship is made possible by the Silver Trout Curatorial Graduate Internship Program. To be eligible for this position, you must be a Penn State graduate student in Art History or Art Education. The Palmer Museum of Art is able to offer paid internships during the summer semester for upper-level undergraduate and graduate students. Summer interns are required to work 20 hours per week at the museum for six weeks (exact dates can be flexible between June 1- Aug 9). Applications for these positions are made through the Penn State jobs website. Applicants interested in multiple positions will need to apply for each job posting. Applications will be accepted until March 15, 2019. Please include a cover letter, resume, writing sample and 2 letters of recommendation.

These salary bands have been established to provide salary guidelines for staff positions.

Salary Band Minimum Midpoint Maximum
A $16,584 $24,456 $32,328
B $18,240 $26,904 $35,556
C $19,728 $29,592 $39,456
D $21,708 $32,568 $43,416
E $24,312 $36,468 $48,612
F $27,228 $40,848 $54,456
G $30,012 $45,744 $61,500
H $34,188 $52,140 $70,080
I $38,988 $59,424 $79,908
J $43,716 $67,740 $91,812
K $50,712 $78,600 $106,488
L $58,836 $91,176 $123,528
M $68,232 $105,756 $143,292
N $80,508 $124,788 $169,068
O $93,492 $147,252 $201,024
P $110,340 $173,760 $237,192
Q $126,396 $199,056 $271,728
R $151,668 $238,872 $326,088