The Hunt Museum offers several unpaid internships throughout the year to students, recent graduates and early-career Museum professionals. Former interns have gone on to work in a variety of museums and galleries such as The Victoria and Albert Museum, London.
Curatorial interns play a key role in the development of The Hunt’s public programming, interpretation and education initiatives. Interns will have opportunities to gain experience in project management, programme development, interpretation, audience development, and digital media. Past interns have created films, helped curate exhibitions, created and managed festivals and events, contributed to interpretation and even present their work at museum conferences and in museum publications.
Former Education and Public Programme interns at The Hunt have subsequently found employment at institutions including the British Museum (UK), Lowry Arts Centre (UK), Bishop’s Stopford Museum (UK), the Centre Pompidou (France) and the Waikato Museum (New Zealand)
Application deadline closed
Curatorial interns play a key role in the permanent and temporary exhibition programmes. Curatorial interns will have opportunities to gain experience in care of collection, handling and cleaning artefacts, completing condition reports and gain experience in documentation practices when loaning works to other museums. Interns will gain experience in co-ordinating, installing and researching exhibitions and general aspects of museum/arts administration.
Past interns have carried out research and training for exhibition tours, assisted in installing exhibitions, worked on the museum archives, care of collection and environmental monitoring and library cataloging. Former interns have found employment within the museum and arts sector.
Application deadline closed
Marketing interns will play a key role in the delivering of The Hunt’s marketing strategy. Interns will have opportunities to gain experience in audience development, copy writing, relationship building with clients and suppliers, managing web content and digital marketing.
This is a new position at the museum and interns will work closely with senior staff across all departments to ensure that events, exhibition and education programing are sufficiently publicised.
How to apply
Internships at the museum as competitive and there is always a high number of applicants. To ensure you have the best chance of securing a place please review the DOWNLOADS section on this page.
Firstly you need to decide which internship is right for you. If you would like advice or to discuss the different options in greater detail, please email us.
- Please use “SURNAME – MARKETING” “SURNAME – EDUCATION” or “SURNAME- CARE OF COLLECTIONS/EXHIBITIONS” in the subject line.
- When you have selected the placement and duration you wish to apply for please send a completed application form to: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Please indicate on the application form for which internship you are applying for. CVs will not be accepted.
- Referees should email their letters directly to email@example.com
- Please ensure that referees state the candidate’s name clearly.
- Two referees will be required (one of whom should be your current/past employer)
Only completed applications will be considered; applications without referee’s letters will not be considered complete. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that referees are made aware of your application and important deadlines.
Short-listed applicants will be invited by email to interview 2-3 weeks following the application deadlines above. We regret that due to the volume of applications received only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
If you cannot attend an interview at The Hunt Museum on your allocated date it is possible an alternative arrangement can be made, please contact the Museum promptly if your interview date needs to be reviewed. International applicants are not expected to attend an interview in person; instead, short-listed international applicants may be offered a telephone or Skype interview.