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 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.
The Hunt Museum has an excellent reputation for providing high quality and innovative lifelong learning programmes on our Collection. Check out some recent examples including our WikiEditathon programme on our Sybil Connolly collection, the ICTeens intergenerational project and our collaboration with the Bedford Row project who provide services for families impacted by imprisonment.
Education interns work closely with the Curator of Education & Outreach at the Hunt Museum to design and deliver projects enabling them to harness their existing knowledge, interests and skills while gaining practical experience in defined areas. Intern projects assist the Museum to build on the array of rich learning opportunities currently offered which include:
- Schools: Permanent and Temporary exhibition and Outreach programmes
- Children: Creative arts programmes & camps
- Family programmes & events
- Adult Permanent Collection & Temporary exhibition tours
- Adults: Exhibition lectures, Creative Arts workshops and Liberal Arts programmes
- Community Engagement: Communities of Culture Phase III
- Community Festivals & Events
- Digital projects including the newly established 3D Limerick project
- Teacher CPD opportunities
- Museum Docent Volunteer Training
As an Education Intern you will be allocated a specific project to develop and execute so that you can grow your project management skills including project planning, implementation, marketing, community engagement, learning resource development, workshop facilitation and much more across the operating strands of work.
In the coming months some particularly exciting opportunities will be provided to interns from piloting new outreach learning programmes with schools and community groups to helping to establish Hunt Thursdays, a new evening time public programme aimed at visitors who want to have creative, educational or entertaining encounters with our Collection.
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.