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
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.
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
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