Curatorial & Collections Intern | San Antonio, TX

Posted By: Emmy Laursen

Curatorial and Collections Internship (Summer 2021)

TITLE: Curatorial Intern
REPORTS TO: Emily Wilson, Curator of Art
STATUS: Paid at $12/hr
TIME: 20 hours a week (flexible scheduling), 12 week commitment from June to August, flexible as needed

The Briscoe Western Art Museum (BWAM) seeks an undergraduate student provide support for the curatorial department at large and conduct research predominantly on contemporary artists and artwork focused on the subject of the American West.

Over the course of twelve weeks, the intern will assist the curator of art with research and photography for the upcoming 2023 exhibition and publication titled Best of the Briscoe, which will showcase fifty of the museum’s top works of art. Work will include: researching artists in the permanent collection and their working methods and creating a robust subject file for their art within the museum’s collection; coordinating photography for the works to be included in the publication; managing the digital image files; reaching out to local arts organizations for collaboration with project; and writing copy for marketing and promotion of the exhibition for the Briscoe’s website, online newsletter, and blog.

In addition to working with the curator, the intern will also have the opportunity to work in concert with the museum’s registrar assisting with additional documentation of the museum’s collection as needed and when requested. A laptop will be provided for the work.

The candidate should be well-organized, with good attention to detail, knowledge of manipulating and working with images, be well-written in English (Spanish is a plus), and be willing and confident to conduct phone interviews. Must have basic knowledge of Adobe Photoshop

The Briscoe Western Art Museum is preserving and presenting the art, history and culture of the American West through engaging exhibitions, educational programs and public events reflective of the region’s rich traditions and shared heritage.

The museum itself is located on the San Antonio River Walk in the beautifully restored 1930s former San Antonio Public Library building. This unbelievable location, nestled between the Alamo World Heritage site—the old Mission Valero—and the San Fernando Cathedral—bordering the San Antonio River, across from the La Vallita Historic Arts Village—is steeped in history and culture, allowing the museum to provide memorable experiences for all who live in and visit San Antonio from near and far.

Please send your resume, list of relevant coursework, and a statement of your expression of interest in this position and how it would help fit your future career goals attention to Emily Wilson at by May 12, 2021.