Glenstone Museum: Summer Graduate Conservation Intern
An Introduction to Glenstone Museum
Founded with the mission to seamlessly integrate art, architecture, and landscape, Glenstone is an art museum located on nearly 300 acres of rolling hills and unspoiled woodland in Potomac, Maryland. The museum, opened in 2006 and expanded in 2018, offers nearly 60,000 square feet of exhibition space to showcase its collection of more than 1300 works by 200 contemporary artists. With its expansion, Glenstone now has the ability to welcome 100,000 visitors each year, and admission is always free.
The internship will provide the opportunity to work with Glenstone’s superlative collection of post-World War II artworks. Treatment projects will be tailored to the specialty and interests of the successful candidate. Example projects could include the treatment of a painted wood sculpture, the preservation of time-based media works, research into the removal of marks from weathering steel sculptures. The intern will contribute to the Museum’s preventive conservation activities, outdoor sculpture cleaning, and exhibition installation. Glenstone’s conservation program is collaborative in nature. As such, there are often occasions to work with other conservators, museum professionals, galleries, artists, and their studios or foundations. Professional development opportunities are encouraged and will be supported.
Required Skills & Experience
Candidates should be currently enrolled in a recognized conservation training program or have equivalent training. Preference will be given to candidates with experience in the following areas:
- time-based media
- modern and contemporary art
- preventive conservation
Salary & Benefits
The internship includes a stipend of $22/hour. The internship will begin in the spring/summer of 2022 and run for a minimum of 8 weeks and a maximum of 10 weeks. In exchange for being on-call in the event of emergencies, Glenstone will provide furnished housing for the duration of the internship nearby the museum’s campus.
Candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references via our Glenstone Jobs Portal. Candidates must be eligible to work in the United States. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
We are an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.