M+ Internship Programme is a unique opportunity for those who are interested in developing a career in the museum field. Interns will be able to work closely with M+’s professional staff full-time for a period of six months and gain practical and theoretical training in areas such as curatorial practice, museum learning, conservation and registration. Besides working on their specific projects under the supervision of their assigned mentors, the interns will also have the chance to learn from curators and senior members of the team in a series of sharing sessions.

This is a paid internship that runs on a recurring basis, with openings every year for Autumn and Spring. The internship is available in the following areas: Curatorial, Registration and Conservation.

Internship Schedule:

Spring Intake 2017
Application period: now until 15 January 2017
Duration: 6 March 2017 to 15 September 2017*

*Dates slightly negotiable

Curatorial internship

The Curatorial Internships provide hands-on training for people who are interested in gaining curatorial experience in a museum setting. Working under the supervision of one of our curators as their mentor, the interns will be assisting them on upcoming exhibitions, curatorial projects and learning and interpretation programmes.

You will be able to:

  • learn about M+, its current development, collection and programmes;
  • research on topics that will contribute to the development of the museum and upcoming programmes;
  • gain practical and theoretical training in museum curatorial work through active involvement in our on-going projects while working closely with the M+ team; and
  • assist and take part in M+ events such as internal workshops, public events and other learning and interpretation programmes.

You need to:

  • possess a recognised university degree or equivalent qualification in art, design, architecture, moving image, art education, museum studies or a related subject;
  • have strong interest in working professionally in the museum field;
  • possess some relevant working experience is preferred but not required; and
  • have a good command of spoken and written English and Chinese (Cantonese / Mandarin).

Registration internship

The Registration Intern will work under the supervision of the Senior Registrar. The internship will provide the intern with the opportunity to develop practical skills in a museum environment and to learn how curatorial and collections professionals are involved in the process of building and maintaining an active collection.

You will be able to:

  • develop practical skills in a museum environment;
  • work alongside a diversity of museum professionals and learning about the process of building and maintaining an active collection;
  • work on projects related to documenting the permanent collection, inventorying and cataloguing objects, assisting with incoming and outgoing loans, exhibitions, database management, and special projects; and
  • be exposed to all phases of registration and receive additional assignments focusing on archiving and museum ethics.

You need to:

  • possess a recognised university degree or equivalent qualification in art, design, architecture, moving image, art education, museum studies, heritage preservation or a related subject;
  • have strong interest in working professionally in the museum field, with particular focus on record keeping and preventative preservation of objects;
  • be extremely attentive to detail and highly organized with strong observation;
  • be familiar with computer softwares, including the Microsoft Office, database management, and file format conversion software preferred; and
  • have a good command of spoken and written English and Chinese (Cantonese / Mandarin).

Conservation internship

The Conservation Intern will work under the supervision of a M+ Conservator. The internship will provide the intern with the opportunity to gain an understanding of the role of Conservation within the museum environment and to learn about main issues related to preventative conservation of a growing collection.

You will be able to:

  • have the opportunity to become acquainted with the daily preventive conservation activities within the museum environment and will offer exposure to considerations that are unique to the conservation of contemporary visual culture;
  • learn and support general exhibition and related preventive-care activities such as writing condition reports, conducting gallery inspections, and monitoring light levels in gallery spaces;
  • assist with laboratory maintenance, filing of conservation documentation, and participate in routine maintenance of the storage spaces; and
  • be given hands-on instruction with supplementary readings and involved in discussions of current standards and practices.

You need to:

  • possess a recognised university degree or equivalent qualification in art, design, architecture, moving image, art education, museum studies, heritage preservation, chemistry or a related subject;
  • have strong interest in working professionally in the museum field, particularly on the physical preservation of objects; basic understanding of collection care processes would be preferred;
  • be well organized, able to work carefully (have good hand skills), independent, and follow instructions; and
  • have a good command of spoken and written English and Chinese (Cantonese / Mandarin).

For interested parties, please prepare the following personal statements and complete the online application form:

  1. Please specify why you would like to be part of the internship programme and how this experience may enhance your career plan.
  2. Please discuss the roles of museums in today’s society.

For more information, please contact Ms Agnes Chan at 2200 0013.

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Data collected will only be used for job application processing. Applicants not being invited for interview within 4 weeks from 22 August 2016 (Autumn Intake 2016), and 15 January 2017 (Spring Intake 2017) may assume their applications unsuccessful.

All related information will be kept up to 24 months and all personal data will be destroyed afterwards.

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