Art Collections Internships with Vulcan Inc.


Art Collections Cataloguing Intern
Paid Summer Internship – Seattle, WA

Whether unique public art, new cultural spaces, travelling collections or world-class events – Vulcan and Paul Allen believe the greatest value of art is created when it is shared widely.  Art helps us see the world a little differently, and can provide a fresh sense of possibility, and even purpose. Vulcan is working to share great art with communities in unique ways and to build the Pacific Northwest into a hub of world-class collections, museums and art programs.

The Art Collections Cataloguing Intern will assist with cataloguing, image scanning and data entry of pop culture photographic and archival materials in the private art collection.

Projects and Responsibilities

  • Create individual object records in collections management database including basic tombstone information:  artist, title, date, medium, dimensions
  • Scan and attach images of the object to collections management database
  • Complete basic condition examination and summary recommendations in collections management database, including assigning conservation priority level
  • Rehousing object into archival storage materials for placement in storage

Art Collections Internship
Paid Summer Internship – Seattle, WA

Projects and Responsibilities

Materials Management

  • Filing, research, image sourcing and identification for private sale offers
  • Track, catalog and archive auction publications
  • Shelving new books for Art Group research library
  • Assemble, circulate, recycle curatorial mail basket
  • Attend curatorial review meetings and handle “housekeeping” sweep of sourcing e-mails

Data Management

  • Create and attach digital correspondence files to records in The Museum System
  • As directed, research and update records for objects in the collection
  • Manage digital rolodex for curatorial team
  • As directed, track and capture art market data
  • Review, respond if necessary, and file eccentric and less significant offers
  • Research and find missing image files for records in The Museum System database


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