SAM 2020 Summer Internships (Paid)

Title: Betty Bowen Award Intern

Summer Quarter 2020
Application Due Date: April 1, 2020
Department/Location: Curatorial, SAM Downtown
Staff Supervisor: Assistant Curator for Modern & Contemporary Art

Dates: June 2020– September 2020 (exact start date is flexible; exact end date is TBD)

Learning Objectives: The Betty Bowen Award Intern assists with the planning, organization, and implementation of the annual Betty Bowen Award, an award granted to outstanding visual artists currently living and working in the Pacific Northwest.

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Title: Paid Intern – Emerging Arts Leader

Summer Quarter 2020
Applications Due Date: April 1, 2020

Seattle Art Museum connects art to life. SAM strives for its employees, volunteers, and interns to reflect the community in which it exists. We want to develop careers for individuals interested in the arts who bring dynamic backgrounds and perspectives to this paid internship program. While diversity can embody many characteristics, we are particularly interested in engaging with historically under-represented groups in the museum field.

Goals and Learning Objectives: This interdisciplinary position is designed to provide emerging arts leaders from diverse backgrounds with an in-depth understanding of SAM’s operations, programming and audiences. This internship will develop the skill set of the emerging arts leader while also providing them the opportunity to contribute their unique insights and perspectives. Two home departments will be chosen based on the interns’ professional or academic experience and career objectives, and the intern will work across these departments to gain understanding of careers available to pursue. During the 10 week program, the emerging arts leader will work with key museum departments to develop a community engagement project or program inspired by SAM’s special exhibitions and permanent collection, culminating with a portfolio presentation that reflects the multidisciplinary work developed throughout the course of the Internship.

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