Collections Internship, Spring 2020


The deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum is seeking a Collections Intern to assist with collections-related projects. The Collections Intern will engage in a variety of tasks and gain hands-on experience and invaluable insight into the many different and exciting aspects of working in a contemporary art museum and sculpture park. The Collections intern will assist the Registrar in general, day-to-day collections management duties and special projects to ensure the preservation and safety of the collections for future generations. These tasks may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Photographing, inventorying and condition reporting objects.
  • Updating object records and creating image files on the collections database system.
  • Monitoring and recording of environmental conditions.
  • Organizing and re-housing object and loan files.
  • Other collections-related projects as assigned.



  • Upper level undergraduate or graduate student with major coursework in museum studies, art history or a related field.
  •  Self-motivated, detail-oriented and excellent organizational skills.

  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively, or multi-task on various projects.

  • Computer skills - Proficiency in Microsoft Office.  

  • Ability to perform tasks in a professional manner and with discretion when working with confidential records.

  • Must be able to work at least two, 8-hour days per week for the agreed upon duration.  

  • Accessibility to a car as public transportation does not service the museum

Please note this internship is an unpaid volunteer position offering an opportunity to gain valuable and practical first-hand museum work experience and if applicable, credit for college or university coursework.

How to Apply:
Interested individuals should send a cover letter and resume with three references by email to Elizabeth Upenieks ( by August 26.

Apply by:
December 2, 2019