Curatorial and Collections Internships

Curatorial and Collections Internships



DURATION: Summer 2019, Approximate Start Date June 3, 2019 through August 9, 2019 (10 Weeks)

INTERNSHIP FUNDING: $1,500.00, 20 hours per week. 

OBJECTIVES OF INTERNSHIP: Assist with the inventory of various sub-collections including:

  • Texas & Pacific Railway Collection (objects and artifacts)

  • Historic photographs

  • History objects that were on long-term exhibition

  • Historic Period Room objects

  • Art Collection

This internship will provide the student/individual with an opportunity to gain an understanding of museum professional standards and experience in collections management aspects of a museum.    


  • Assist with the continuation of the comprehensive inventory of the art and history collection

  • Add and update catalog entries in the museum’s PastPerfect database

  • Take documentary digital photographs of objects

  • Complete detailed condition reports on art and history objects

  • Provide proper housing for history artifacts and archives using proper archival materials/methods

  • Assist with exhibition related projects as needed

  • Assist with other projects that might arise during the duration of the internship


Must be currently enrolled or recently graduated from an accredited graduate or undergraduate level program in art, art history, museum studies, public history, history or other related field.



  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail

  • Trained in proper handling of museum objects and archival materials

  • Experience or training in a museum database or records management

  • Ability to express ideas orally and in writing

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and Adobe Photoshop

  • Ability to work independently or with a group

  • Ability to lift 30 lbs.



Please submit a cover letter, current resume, and three academic or professional references to Erika Parker at The Grace Museum, 102 Cypress St., Abilene, TX, 79602 or by May 14, 2019.