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Graduate Conservation Intern

Glenstone Museum

North Potomac | Art | Mid-level | Internship
Date posted: 01-07-20
Summer Graduate Conservation Intern
An Introduction to Glenstone Museum
Founded with the mission to seamlessly integrate art, architecture, and landscape in a serene and contemplative environment, Glenstone is an art museum located on nearly 300 acres of rolling hills and unspoiled woodland in Potomac, Maryland. The museum, opened in 2006 and expanded in 2018, offers nearly 60,000 square feet of exhibition space to showcase its collection of more than 1,300 works by more than 200 contemporary artists. Glenstone welcomes the public four days a week and admission is always free.
Glenstone is proud to foster a professional environment in which people can do stimulating and fulfilling work. To work at Glenstone is to be a part of something bigger, something more meaningful, and something truly special. It is a chance to do a job to the highest standard, with the support required to assure excellence.
It is an invitation to be engaged, challenged and stimulated, to help fulfill a powerful mission, and to contribute to a noble purpose.
We are incredibly proud of what Glenstone offers to those who create, appreciate, study, and otherwise participate in the world of art, architecture and landscape; and we are equally proud of what Glenstone offers to those who choose to join us in doing so.
Position Overview
The internship will provide a unique opportunity to work with Glenstone’s superlative collection of post-World War II artworks. A major focus of the internship will be maintaining and treating Glenstone’s outdoor sculpture collection. Additionally, the intern will contribute to the Museum’s preventive conservation activities. Due to the distinct challenges posed by contemporary art, Glenstone’s conservation program is collaborative in nature. As such, there will be occasions to work with other conservators, museum professionals, galleries, artists, and their studios or foundations.
Required Skills & Experience
Candidates should be enrolled in a recognized conservation training program or have equivalent training. Preference will be given to candidates with experience in the following areas:
  • objects/sculpture
  • time-based media
  • modern and contemporary art
  • preventive conservation
Salary & Benefits
The internship includes a stipend of $20/hour. The internship will begin in the spring/summer of 2020 and run for a minimum of 8 weeks and a maximum of 10 weeks. In exchange for being on-call in the event of emergencies, Glenstone will be able to provide housing for the duration of the internship. To promote collaboration and show appreciation to associates, Glenstone provides weekly staff lunch, on-site health and wellness classes, and volunteer opportunities.
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