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Careers

Museum Employment

The MMFA is a department of the City of Montgomery, Alabama, and most positions are managed through the City’s Civil Service system. Vacancies are listed as the positions become available. Please visit the City of Montgomery Personnel Site to learn more about employment opportunities.

Current Vacancy

ASSISTANT REGISTRAR
Part-time

The Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts seeks a part-time assistant registrar to assist the registrar with all functions of collections documentation, management, and care for approximately 4000 art objects in its permanent collection and any objects on loan to the Museum. Assists the registrar with maintaining the collections database, generating receipts, loan forms and other legal documents, preparing condition reports, packing, shipping, and other general tasks. Works closely with curatorial and preparation staff.
Reports to the registrar.

24 hours per week; $15.00 per hour; flexible hours between 8 A.M. and 5 P.M.; Monday-Friday
Start date: As soon as possible.

Requirements: Strong computer skills and strict attention to accuracy and consistency of information entered. Employee will be trained on the use of the Museum’s collections database software, EmbARK. Must be able to handle multiple tasks simultaneously and meet deadlines. Ability to move artworks up to 20 pounds and to perform such tasks safely. Prefer an individual with museum experience, college coursework in relevant areas, and experience in handling artworks. Excellent organizational skills and knowledge of registration and conservation principles.

Please send resume and cover letter to Steve Shuemake, Assistant Director for Operations, Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, P.O. Box 230819, Montgomery, AL 36123 or email these documents to sshuemake@mmfa.org

All inquiries should be received no later than 5:00 P.M. April 25, 2014.

Internships

Student Assistant
Student assistantships are available to high school and college students who are interested in providing general assistance throughout the museum. Placement Available in: Education, Curatorial, Marketing, Development, and the Director’s Office.

Other Requirements:
Students are required to submit a recommendation from a teacher who would be willing to serve as the main liaison with the museum.

Internship Responsibilities:
Student Assistants provide general office support throughout the museum. Duties include:

• Clerical work (i.e. filing, drafting letters, making phone calls)
• Assisting with program and event preparations
• Technical assistance (printing, copying, digital photography, graphic design)

Undergraduate Intern
Internships are available to undergraduates in a college or university who major in studio art, art history or art education, marketing, and public relations, and/or graphic design. Placement Available in:

• Curatorial/Registration/Preparation
• Education
• Membership
• PR/Marketing

Other Requirements:
• Written recommendation from professor, indicating willingness to support student internship as liaison with Museum staff.
• Degree work in studio art, art history, art education or marketing, preferred.

Graduate Intern
Graduate internships are available to:

• Those recently graduated from a four-year college or university, who have majored in studio art, art history, art education, museum education, public relations or marketing.
• Current graduate students or recently graduated students from a Masters program, who have majored in studio art, art history, art education, museum education, public relations or marketing.

Placement Available in:

• Curatorial
• Education
• Membership
• PR/Marketing

Other Requirements:
Written recommendation from professor, indicating willingness to support student internship as liaison with Museum Staff.

Intern May Receive:
• Graduate class credit (for a minimum of 90 hrs/ semester or 75 hrs/quarter)
• Financial stipends occasionally granted, but only on an “as-available” basis.

Apply for interships online or download the application