Intern - Publishing Production (Spring 2018)
Chicago, IL US
Posted 7 days ago
Job/Internship Description
Job Title
Intern - Publishing Production (Spring 2018)
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FLSA Status
111 S Michigan - Museum
Full/Part Time
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The Art Institute of Chicago, founded in 1879, is a world-renowned art museum housing one of the largest permanent collections in the United States. An encyclopedic museum, the Art Institute collects, preserves, and interprets works in every medium from all cultures and historical periods. With a collection of approximately 300,000 art works and artifacts, the museum has particularly strong holdings in Impressionist and Post-Impressionist painting, contemporary art, early 20th century European painting and sculpture, Japanese prints, and photography. The museum's 2009 addition, the Modern Wing, features the latest in green museum technology and 264,000 square feet dedicated to modern and contemporary art, photography, architecture and design, and new museum education facilities. In addition to displaying its permanent collection, the Art Institute mounts more than 30 special exhibitions per year and features lectures, gallery tours, and special performances on a daily basis

Position Summary

The Department of Publishing seeks a design-conscious team player who is interested in learning from and assisting our production team with galley corrections, image processing, and development of our digital catalogues. Interns will come away with a comprehensive understanding of how publications are produced, how the department serves the institution, and how today's museum publishing programs operate.

We are looking for upper-level undergraduates, graduate students, or students in professional programs who are interested in pursuing careers in museum publishing.


  • Upper-level undergraduates, graduate students, or students in professional programs with an interest in publishing, specifically editorial and/or production.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Detail oriented
  • Microsoft Word/Excel
  • Familiarity with HTML, CSS, Drupal or other CMS's preferred
  • Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator)

Intern Information

Compensation Rate: Unpaid

College Credit: Available. If you are planning on applying for school credit or support, please include any relevant deadlines at the top of your letter.

Hours: Flexible; minimum of two full days per week (14 hours)

General Application Deadlines: Open

Number of Openings: 1-2

Closing Statement

The Art Institute of Chicago is an equal opportunity, equal access employer fully committed to achieving a diverse and inclusive workplace.


Position Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Type
Full Time
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