Endless Opportunities: Dangler Curatorial Internship at SAIC

December 16, 2012 · Print This Article

Eliza Dangler (1987-2011) interned in the Department of Photography in the summer and fall of 2011. She undertook invaluable research and writing for multiple exhibitions, most importantly Light Years: Conceptual Art and the Photograph, 1964-1977.

As a tribute to Eliza Dangler’s focus and keen intellect, this paid internship will be awarded twice each calendar year to a Ph.D. or post-M.A. student in Art History with a demonstrated commitment to the public mission of museums. The successful candidate will assist with one or more exhibitions in the Department of Photography, particularly by furthering curatorial research. Solid research and writing skills are indispensable.

Exact dates are flexible, but candidates must make a commitment for 12 weeks at 2 days per week.

 
The successful candidate will be either currently enrolled in a Ph.D. program in Art History or have already earned an M.A. in Art History. S/he will have a record of experience either paid or volunteer at other museums. S/he should have taken at least one graduate Art History course emphasizing the medium of photography. Successful candidates will have the ability to carry out independent library research, an attention to detail, an ability to work well with people, and excellent writing skills.

Special consideration would be given to candidates with graduate-level research or coursework related to postwar urban photography and/or nineteenth-century stereoscopic photography.

More information on applying here.

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