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Education/Curatorial Internship (Unpaid)

MoPOP’s Education+Programs and Curatorial department are working on a community-based exhibition component that will occupy one small section of an upcoming traveling exhibition called Rise Up: Stonewall and the LGBTQ Rights Movement. Specifically, this internship will support our two department’s efforts in working with local LGBTQI culture creators, organizations, and partners to research, collect, and design this space. The intern will gain valuable experience in working on an exhibition and education project and collaborate with stakeholders across the museum and in the community.

Reports To: Jason Porter and a member of the curatorial team (TBD)

Position Start Date: Early January, 2020 (schedule TBD)

Position End Date: March 2020

Time Commitment: 9-12 hours per week

Job Duties

  • Research local LGBTQI pop culture creators for a component of a traveling exhibition
  • Create a proposal for the narrative, object selection, and community participation for this exhibition component
  • Participate in outreach to members of the local LGBTQI community
  • Collaborate with Education+Programs and Curatorial staff on final proposal
  • Use formative evaluation techniques to test exhibition content / components

Learning Opportunities

  • Learn about informal / museum education and exhibition development
  • Career exploration in multiple departments in the museum
  • Experience with exhibition development, community engagement, and evaluation

Position Requirements

  • Current college or graduate student pursuing degree in relevant coursework (humanities, museum studies, art, education, etc.)
  • Experience working with community groups, specifically those in marginalized communities
  • Must be able to provide 3 references and pass a background check 

To Apply: Email a cover letter and resume to with the title “Education / Curatorial Internship."

Museum of Pop Culture

The Mission of MoPOP is to make creative expression a life-changing force by offering experiences that inspire and connect our communities.