Job Opportunities

Curatorial Intern

Part-time intern position

14-16 hours per week depending on the schedule


Elmhurst Art Museum is seeking a highly motivated Curatorial Intern to work closely with the Executive Director and Exhibitions Manager. The ideal candidate would work two days (approximately 14-16 hours) per week.


  • Provide research assistance for upcoming exhibitions
  • Assist with coordinating exhibition-related public programs
  • Take care of the various tasks and maintenance of the current exhibitions
  • Help with designing and printing marketing materials (posters, postcards, handouts etc.) for our exhibitions
  • Help the Exhibitions Manager to update the cataloging of the collection in The Museum System (TMS)
  • Draft letters to artists and associates at other museums and galleries
  • Draft well-written and researched social media entries and other publicity materials
  • Assist our staff members with guided exhibition tours
  • Research potential museum acquisitions
  • Prepare documents and presentations for internal meetings
  • Assist our staff with transferring exhibition data from our old website to our new website
  • Support and liaise with other departments within the museum, including Visitor Services, Education, and Administration

Skills & Qualifications:

  • Graduate students studying in Art, Art History, Curatorial Studies, Museum Studies or related field
  • Excellent organizational skills and strict attention to detail required
  • Strong written and verbal skills
  • Previous experience in the arts is a plus
  • Knowledge of The Museum System (TMS) is preferred
  • Knowledge of Adobe Illustrator, InDesign and Photoshop is preferred
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule that may include evening and weekend assignments

If interested, please send your CV and cover letter to Sarah Franklin, Collections and Exhibition Manager, Please reference the position title/department in the subject line. Only qualified candidates will be contacted.