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Communications & Curatorial Interns - Stockbridge, MA
Position's Title
Communications & Curatorial Interns - Stockbridge, MA
Number of Openings
Chesterwood is currently accepting applications for its 2013 summer internship program.

One (1) communications intern will work closely with the Director and Associate Manager of Collections & Programs to help promote the Site online through our website and social media. Responsibilities may include:
- Write and/or edit events, post photographs, and other information to our WordPress website
- Write and/or edit events, post photographs, and other information to our social media outlets, including Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest
- Edit press releases
- Respond to inquiries posted on our website, Facebook and other social media
- Expand and maintain social media
- Assist with advertising and marketing efforts, including designing flyers and posters
- Assist with press outreach and other marketing initiatives

One (1) curatorial intern will work closely with the Director and Associate Manager of Collections & Programs on collections care and management of the permanent collection, exhibition preparation, educational programming, and other tasks relating to the collection. Responsibilities may include:
- Answer correspondence relating to the Site and the life and art of Daniel Chester French
- Write and/or edit object descriptions for our internal collections management database
- Conduct research for temporary exhibitions at Chesterwood and other historic sites and museums, including the facilitation and processing of loan requests
- Assist with managing our annual outdoor contemporary sculpture show, Contemporary Sculpture at Chesterwood, including working with contemporary artists on sculpture installations
- Assist with long-term collection management projects, such as researching, accessioning, cataloguing, photographing and deaccessioning collections materials

Both interns may assist with day-to-day management of the Site. Tasks may include:
- Act as an interpreter or guide by leading tours or answering questions from the public
- Help coordinate and staff special events, such as lectures, sculpture demonstrations, and VIP parties


Interns are expected to work at least 14 hours per week for a minimum of ten weeks. Some nights and weekends will be required to assist with special events and programming. Weekly commitment, start date, and exact length of internship to be determined by Chesterwood and the intern. Although housing is not available, we may be able to assist in finding affordable housing and part-time employment within the community.

College or graduate school credit is available if you make the necessary arrangements with your school. Final decision as to whether credit will be provided is at the discretion of your school.

How to Apply

Please send your resume, cover letter and a list of three references to Anne Cathcart, Associate Manager of Collections & Programs, at by March 31, 2013. In your cover letter, please specify when you are available to begin your internship and when you must return to school (if applicable).

Our internship program provides varied, hands-on experience in the administration of a historic site with an extensive art collection. Recent interns have gone on to find employment at Chesterwood, Sotheby’s, Yale Center for British Art, Litchfield Historical Society, Smithsonian Institution, and other arts and non-profit organizations.

For additional information, please contact Anne Cathcart at or 413-298-3579 x25216.

Located in Stockbridge, Massachusetts, Chesterwood is the country home, studio and gardens of America’s foremost sculptor of public monuments, Daniel Chester French (1850-1931). Best known as the sculptor of the Minute Man in Concord, MA, and Abraham Lincoln for the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC, French lived and worked at Chesterwood nearly every summer for over thirty years. Chesterwood is the home of one of the largest collections of works by a single American sculptor. For more information, please visit

Chesterwood is a Historic Site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. The National Trust for Historic Preservation helps people protect, enhance, and enjoy the places that matter to them. Learn more at
Required Skills
Undergraduate (rising senior), graduate, and/or recently graduated students majoring in art, art history, and/or communications are encouraged to apply. Additional qualifications include:
- Demonstrated interest in the arts
- Ability to work independently, set priorities, meet deadlines, and manage a number of concurrent projects efficiently and conscientiously
- Excellent research, writing and verbal skills
- Excellent computer skills, including thorough knowledge of Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
- Communications intern: Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, WordPress, and HTML experience preferred
Salary/Hourly Rate
Hours per Week
Start Date
Chesterwood - National Trust for Historic Preservation
PO Box 827 / 4 Williamsville Rd, Stockbridge, MA 01262-0827
Contact Person
Anne Cathcart
413-298-3579 x25216
For additional information, contact:

Career Services Center
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts
375 Church Street
North Adams, MA 01247-4100