Exhibition Content Coordinator Fall 2021 Internship
Washington, DC Remote

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Gallagher & Associates is looking for a motivated individual who strives for excellence in exhibit coordination, content development, and interpretive planning. Our intern candidate would have a background in museum studies/public history (or related experience); an interest in writing, history, and museums; and a passion to help our team of designers create world-class exhibits.

G&A is focused on storytelling and creating an exciting museum experience for all visitors. Interns in the Coordination/Content department will work with our integrated design team to tell stories that include a diverse set of voices, create experiences that cater to all learning/visitor types, and ensure that all our designs are in service of the visitor and the museum’s community. 

Potential Tasks Include

  • Participate in interpretive planning, including research and writing to support design concepts.
  • Coordinate, review, and manage client content as assigned.
  • Maintain databases for tracking images, script, and artifacts.
  • Assist coordination team with project deliverables for presentations and client meetings.
  • Copy edit content summaries, presentation decks, and other written material as needed.
  • Assist with image research and acquisition as directed.
  • Assist with content research as needed.
  • Assist with user-testing as needed. 

Additional Intern Activities

  • Passion Project – The intern will work with the other interns in the office to produce a master plan for a hypothetical museum/exhibition/experience that all of the interns will agree on. This will be presented to the company at the end of the semester. This project allows the intern to have a fully realized project that they can use in their portfolio. 
  • Mentorship opportunities – The intern will have the opportunity to work with the Coordination and Content teams and can choose a mentor for the semester based on the career path they are interested in pursuing. 
  • Staff Meet and Greets – The intern will have the opportunity to have conversations with a staff member of every discipline at G&A to get a sense of all the people and tasks that are needed to create a museum. 
  • Office Swap – If interning in person, interns in DC will have the opportunity to spend a day in our NYC office to meet additional staff members and learn more about our media and tech departments.
    • Note: This is dependent on CDC guidelines.
  • Museum Visits – If interning in person, interns in DC will have the opportunity to visit local museums that G&A has designed. 
    • Note: This is dependent on CDC guidelines. 
    • Note: If interning remotely, interns can visit museums in their local cities. 

Qualifications

  • Currently enrolled in an undergraduate/graduate program in Museum Studies, Public History, or a related field.
  • Excellent writing and communication skills.
  • Close attention to detail and ability to work within strict deadlines.
  • Ability to multitask and be proactive.
  • Strong people skills and proper business etiquette.
  • Knowledge of FileMaker Pro, Microsoft Office Suite, and Google Suite preferred.

Requirements

  • Internship will start on (or the week of) August 23, 2021. Must be able to attend training sessions that week. 
  • Must fulfill your program’s required internship hours (ideally 3 days a week in the office from 8:30 – 5:30 EST) if necessary.
    • If working remotely, we can work together to find a schedule that works best. 

 

Please submit resume and references to

Sydney Rhodes ([email protected]) no later than July 28, 2021.

 

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