The Bass’ intern program is aimed at college juniors, seniors and recent graduates, graduate students and young museum professionals. The program provides an introduction to the inner workings of specific departments and theoretical training in a museum. The Bass encourages applicants from a wide range of disciplines in an effort to realize a well-rounded team for the intern program. Internships at The Bass are unpaid.
Below are the current available internship opportunities at The Bass.
PLEASE NOTE: Due to the high volume of applications received, we are unable to respond to individual inquiries. If your qualifications and experience match the needs of the current job or internship opening, potential candidates will be contacted for an interview.
→ Development Internship The Bass is seeking a motivated and enthusiastic undergraduate to join the Development Department as an Intern. This opportunity is offered as part of a paid internship program supported by The Association of Art Museum Directors (AAMD)
NEXT AVAILABLE POSITION: Summer 2024
The Bass is seeking a motivated and enthusiastic undergraduate to join the Development Department as an Intern. This opportunity is offered as part of a paid internship program supported by The Association of Art Museum Directors (AAMD), aimed at addressing the diversity gap in the museum field. As such, the internship is designed to engage college students from underrepresented backgrounds, including but not limited to, Black, Indigenous, and/or People of Color (BIPOC).
The Intern will have the opportunity to gain invaluable hands-on experience in a variety of development activities, including individual and corporate giving, donor relations, database maintenance, and fundraising event planning, as well as attend a professional development conference. The Director of Development will mentor the Intern and help identify their key areas of interest to hone essential skills.
The intern will support the following objectives:
- Planning the calendar of development events and activities for the 2023-24 season and in preparation for the museum’s 60th anniversary
- Building a fundraising strategy for the FY23-24 across all development initiatives
- Developing sponsorship proposals for museum programs
- Collaborating with the Communications department to develop a donor renewal strategy
- Stewarding volunteer committees
- Executing annual Board handbook in advance of Board retreat
- Identifying and researching potential individual, foundation, and corporate funding sources
- Supporting staff in the planning and execution of fundraising and member events
- Drafting communications to stakeholders, including but not limited to members, donors, and local government
- Assisting with membership processing and renewal notices
- Supporting the gift acknowledgement process
- Assisting with appeal mailings
- Maintaining donor files and updating the donor database
- Other administrative duties as needed
- Interest in fundraising and the work of a development office
- Strong research, writing, and organizational skills
- High attention to detail and enthusiasm for working as a team
- Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to handle confidential information discreetly
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office; database experience is preferred but not required
- Must be an undergraduate student in their sophomore, junior, or senior year
- Commitment to 12-week consecutive internship held between June 1 – September 30, 2023
- Flexibility to work occasional hours in evenings and weekends for event duties
- Must be available to attend either the American Alliance of Museums conference in Denver, CO May 19-22, 2023, or the Association of African American Museums conference in Nashville, TN July 26-28, 2023
- Use of personal laptop for the duration of the internship
The Intern will receive a stipend of $6,720 over 12 weeks (about 3 months), equivalent to an hourly wage of $16 for a 35-hour work week. The Intern will also receive a travel stipend of up to $3,000 to be used to attend either the American Alliance of Museums conference in Denver, CO May 19-22, 2023, or the Association of African American Museums conference in Nashville, TN July 26-28, 2023.
Application Deadline: April 15, 2023
Applicants notified: May 8, 2023
Internship dates*: June 1 – September 30, 2023
*Internship dates are flexible according to academic schedules.
Submit a cover letter and resume to [email protected] by April 15, 2023. Applicants will be notified of the museum’s decision by May 8, 2023. No phone calls, please.
→ Collections & Exhibitions Internship The Bass Museum of Art currently seeks a Collections & Exhibitions intern to assist in the daily management of the museum’s collections, on/offsite storage vaults, and loans on exhibition. This is an unpaid internship.
NEXT AVAILABLE POSITION: Summer 2024
Under the supervision of the Registrar of Collections & Exhibitions, the intern will have a hands-on learning and training experience and participate in the daily management of the museum’s collections, on/offsite storage vaults, and loans on exhibition. The intern will learn and gain skills in proper art handling, care/maintenance of exhibits, preservation techniques, collections storage organization and management, environmental monitoring, cataloging and condition reporting, inventory, data entry and file management, accessioning of new acquisitions and deaccessioning from the permanent with documentation.
Duties and responsibilities, but are not limited to, assisting the registrar with the following tasks:
- Accessioning of new acquisitions and deaccessioning with documentation.
- Assist in inventorying, learning to catalog and to condition report art objects from historic works to contemporary art in the permanent collection.
- Art handling and physically moving all types of art objects
- Assist with incoming and outgoing loans for upcoming exhibitions
- Database and file management of The Bass collection using EmBARK, the collections management system.
- Assist in processing backlog registration paperwork.
- Organize the museum’s archives and past exhibition files.
- Assisting the Exhibitions in the installation and deinstallation of artworks, un/packing and conducting condition reports
- Perform cleaning and maintenance of exhibit galleries and storage areas
- This internship is appropriate for students from the following majors: museum studies, art history, art, anthropology, history and library science.
- Excellent organizational skills, accuracy and attention to detail
- Ability to multi-task and be flexible in work assignments
Currently filled. Not available at this time.
→ Art & Museum Education Internship The Bass Museum of Art currently seeks a limited number of Art Education & Museum Education interns. Participants will gain hands-on experience and play an integral role in developing and assisting in museum education programs..
NEXT AVAILABLE POSITION: SUMMER 2024
As part of The Bass Museum of Art’s Education team, interns will have the opportunity to work with the museum’s education staff. Upon conclusion, interns will leave the program with an extensive understanding of the inner workings of The Bass’ Education Department.
Ideal candidates possess a strong desire to gain experience planning and implementing arts-based activities and object based learning. Interns will have the opportunity to participate in a series of professional development meetings, discussions and site visits to gain an understanding of the functions of various museum departments, and meet a network of peers in the greater Miami-Dade arts community.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE, BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO, THE FOLLOWING:
- Provide staff support in planning and implementing arts-based learning activities including art making, object-based learning and storytelling.
- Support and develop art activities and gain experience planning and implementing museum education lessons and programs under the guidance of teaching artists and museum staff
- Contribute assistance and encouragement to children as they participate in activities and respond to the needs of individual learners
- Reliably enforce important policies pertaining to the safety and supervision of children
- Help maintain a clean classroom, manage and prepare art materials, and ensure the security of the arts and crafts equipment and supplies
- Reliability and attendance at work are essential functions of this position.
- Clean record and background – the Museum reserves the right to perform background checks.
- Experience with youth education programs or art education, a plus.
- Desire to encourage children to participate in activities, learn new skills, and have fun.
- Preference will be given to students registered in credit-granting programs. Student applicants should consult their academic advisor for additional information.
DURATION AND COMPENSATION
- Fall & Spring: Monday-Friday 10 a.m.-5 p.m, some Saturdays, Sundays and after hours required.
- Summer: Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
- Fall and Spring internships are unpaid. Summer internships receive a stipend.
Send a resume and cover letter to [email protected] by Friday, March 1, 2024.
→ Special Events Internship The Bass Museum of Art currently seeks college-level, Special Events interns who want to gain valuable business and management skills as well as experience in the areas of facilities and event management and sales.
NEXT AVAILABLE POSITION: Summer 2024
The Special Events intern will play an integral role in the organization with opportunities to learn about scheduling, event planning & production, and sales & marketing. Events include internal programming and fundraising events as well as assisting clients who rent the museum for private events.
Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Development and execution of effective promotion strategies & campaigns to engage target markets including but not limited to corporations, bridal, fashion, entertainment, and travel industry
- Event planning and production working alongside clients, vendors, and internal team, as needed
- Reservation data analysis and reporting
- Establish and maintain event industry relationships through research, outreach and contact management
- Planning and production of public programs (virtual and onsite)
Duration and Compensation
College credit only. Ideal candidate can commit to a minimum of 20 hours per week during the Semester to complete agreed upon project(s) for portfolio use. Other accommodations can be established upon request. The position also offers opportunities to participate in the production of special events that take place in the evening and weekends.
Please email a resume/CV and brief cover letter to Grace Castro, Special Events Manager, at [email protected].
→ Graphic Design Internship The Bass Museum of Art currently seeks a Graphic Design intern to assist in the development of digital content and promotional materials across the museum's marketing campaigns.
NEXT AVAILABLE POSITION: CLOSED
The Graphic Design Intern will gain experience and knowledge in how to design within non-profit budgets and to the museum’s branding style guide. The Graphic Design Intern will participate in a variety of Communications Department activities and will learn how to develop strategic digital and print content, with training in copyediting, printing processes, image editing and creative development. Tasks and responsibilities may include: identifying needed design materials for specific programs and campaigns, editing copy across digital and print designs, sourcing printer quotes, taking inventory and reporting on print material usage, organizing digital image storage, maintaining design files, and brainstorming content ideas. The Graphic Design Intern will also support staff during events and attain hands-on experience working with the museum’s Graphic Designer to manage shot lists for photographers and videographers.
Applicants must demonstrate strong communications and design skills. Prior work experience is not required, however applicants must currently study or have studied in Graphic Design, Advertising, Public Relations, Communications, Marketing or a related field. Knowledge and study in Art History is a plus. Other requirements include: strong presentation skills, high attention to detail, ability to communicate effectively, and enthusiasm for working with a team. Strong photography and/or videography skills are highly encouraged, although not required. Working knowledge in Adobe Creative Suite products (InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator) and proficiency with Apple/Mac products is required.
Duration and Compensation
The Graphic Design Intern is required to commit to a minimum of 12 hours per week during normal office hours, Monday through Friday, 9:30 AM to 5:30 PM. Applicants should also have flexibility within their schedule to be present during occasional evening and weekend events. This position is unpaid. The museum works with colleges and universities to offer this internship for credit, however paperwork must be completed and submitted by the candidate.
Please email a resume/CV, brief cover letter and portfolio to Diane Amaya, Creative Content Manager, at [email protected].