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Permanent Collection Project Cataloger Internship

With summer around the corner, we wanted to share one this year’s internship opportunities! Keep checking back for more postings!

Job Description:

The Greenville Arts Council is seeking a Project Cataloger to work on our Permanent Art Collection during the summer of 2012. This project is focused on cataloging, researching, conducting conservation assessments, and photographing works of art in the Greenville Arts Council’s permanent collection. This position will require approximately 20 hours of work per week with flexible hours until the project is completed. This is an unpaid internship, however college credit may be available for currently enrolled students depending on university requirements.

The Greenville Arts Council promotes the rich cultural heritage of the Mississippi Delta region and stimulates and encourages cultural activities, arts appreciation, arts education, and the creative works of artists. As the primary promoter of the arts in our area, the Greenville Arts Council offers art classes to children and adults, organizes community events, presents an ongoing series of free exhibits featuring visual artists from the area and the state, and coordinates educational programs which teach arts-integration in local schools.

Qualifications:

The qualified candidate will have excellent communication skills; works well under deadline; strong organizational skills and attention to detail; the ability to work collaboratively. Experience with cataloging works of art in a gallery or museum setting is a plus.

Applicants must be 18 years of age of older and candidates that are seeking/possess a bachelor’s degree are preferred. Applicants must be responsible and have a reliable method of transportation.

Application Instructions:

To apply, email a cover letter and resume to Megan Hines at mhines@greenville-arts-council.com. Please put “Permanent Collection Project Cataloger” in the subject line. Have questions? Contact Megan at the GAC office by calling 662-332-2246.

Download a PDF of the Permanent Collection Project Cataloger Internship.

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The mission of the Greenville Arts Council is to promote the rich cultural heritage of the region and stimulate and encourage cultural activities, arts appreciation, arts education, and the creative works of artists. Some of the responsibilities that help define the Greenville Arts Council as the primary promoter of the arts in our area include offering art classes to children and adults, organizing community events, presenting an ongoing series of free exhibits featuring visual artists from the area and the state, and coordinating educational programs which teach arts-integration in local schools. The Greenville Arts Partnership between the Greenville Arts Council, the Greenville Public School District and our three community arts partners, Delta Center Stage, Delta Symphony Association and the Delta Children’s Museum, is focused on full arts integration in the GPSD elementary schools. Plentiful research documents the value of the teaching in and through the arts to help students understand core academic concepts on a deep level. The partnership was the first in the state of Mississippi accepted into the Kennedy Center Partners in Education Program in 2003, joining over 100 other partnerships between school districts and arts organizations across the country. The partnership provides professional development for teachers, arts experiences for students and resource and referral on arts integration issues. Professional development has been provided in two ways, through workshops with Teaching Artists from the Kennedy Touring Roster and grade-level and/or discipline-specific professional development with our local staff. We present a series of model demonstration lessons to teachers in grades K to 6, demonstrating connections between Partnership free arts programming and required state frameworks. The partner arts groups present a series of live performances allowing each elementary child in the GPSD to attend at least once each year. The groups work with the Arts Council staff to develop accompanying curriculum-based educational material for distribution to teachers prior to each performance. Over the years, we have succeeded in providing basic arts integration training district-wide as well as in-depth professional development to allow groups of teachers to increase their level of mastery.