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Internship at Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

From: Susanne Gansicke <sgansicke>
Date: Friday, March 21, 2003
Volunteer Internships at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Art of the Ancient World (Egyptian Section)
Summer 2003

We are currently seeking summer interns to assist with a
cataloguing, re-housing and inventory project of Egyptian and Nubian
artifacts in preparation for reorganization of the storage area of
the Department of Art of the Ancient World.

This Department serves as a repository of art from ancient Egypt,
Nubia, the Near East, Greece, Etruria, and Rome. The collection, one
of the largest and most encyclopedic in the United States, contains
approximately 75,000 objects.

Responsibilities:

    *   Inventory of collections in storage
    *   Assisting in identifying, re-housing and labeling objects
    *   Entering descriptions and storage locations for Egyptian and
        Nubian objects into a collections management database
    *   Filing object cards and photographs
    *   Helping to transport objects within the museum

Qualifications:

    *   Ability to handle delicate objects
    *   Careful attention to detail
    *   Training or experience in art, archaeology, museum studies
        or related field
    *   Familiarity with computers, especially database programs
    *   Reliability
    *   Ability to commit form 17 to 35 hours per week
    *   Able to work as part of a team

The following information is required for the application:

    *   A cover letter describing your academic and career goals,
        personal interests, and when you are available to
        participate as an intern at the Museum of Fine Arts.
    *   A resume
    *   Three references with contact information

Application deadline is April 15, 2003. Please send your information
as an email, either including your letter and resume in the body of
the email, or preferably as a MS Word attachment to:

    Jesse Tarantino
    Office of Volunteer Programs
    Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
    465 Huntington Ave.
    Boston, MA 02115
    jtarantino [at] mfa__org
    617-369-3040

All inquiries will be acknowledged and those selected for an
interview will be contacted. Please note that all internships at the
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston are unpaid positions.


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