Employment and Internships

Current Job Openings at the Currier

 

The Currier Museum of Art has openings for the following positions. Please read the job descriptions carefully before applying.

 


 

Part-Time Maintenance Custodian

The Currier Museum of Art seeks a part time Maintenance Custodian to assist the Facilities staff with all building cleaning and grounds maintenance duties for the museum complex. The successful candidate will have 1-3 years custodial or maintenance experience, including building and lawn maintenance, snow removal, light carpentry, painting, plumbing and building repairs, and be dependable, efficient, and organized; knowledge and ability to operate hand and power tools are a plus. Must be available for a flexible part time schedule, including some evenings and weekends.

 

Candidate should be a team player with a commitment to customer service, be honest, trustworthy and able to pass a criminal background check. Position requires the ability to stand and work on feet inside or outside for up to 8 hours in a day, and the ability to carry up to 50 pounds, climb ladders and work on lifts.

 

Please send letter of interest, resume, and salary requirements to resumes@currier.org.

 

No phone calls please. EOE

 


 

Guest Services Representative (part-time)

The Currier Museum of Art seeks an enthusiastic customer service-oriented part time Guest Services Representative to greet guests, answer questions and provide information, work in the museum shop and promote museum membership. The successful candidate will have experience in retail sales and merchandising, be creative, dependable, efficient, articulate, organized with a high attention to detail and accurate cash handling; and most importantly, have a proven track record of providing exceptional customer service. Candidate must be proficient in Microsoft Office products, have experience with Point of Sale Software, and the ability to learn other software applications (prior experience with ticketing software a plus!). Weekday and weekend hours available, occasional evenings.

 

Please send letter of interest, resume, and salary requirements to resumes@currier.org.

 

No phone calls please. EOE
 


 

Museum Security Officers (part-time)

The Currier Museum of Art seeks part time security officers to ensure the protection and safety of our 72,500 sq. ft. Museum, providing a safe and secure environment for the museum’s collections, properties, facilities, visitors and staff while delivering superior customer service. Successful candidates will have previous security and customer service experience (prior law enforcement or criminal justice experience a plus!), high attention to detail, strong interpersonal and communication skills, sound judgment and decision-making, and ability to respond effectively in emergency situations.

 

Position requires standing for long periods of time, climbing stairs, and ability to lift/move up to 50 lbs.  Must pass a criminal background check, have a valid driver’s license, and be available nights and weekends.

 

Please send letter of interest, resume, and salary requirements to resumes@currier.org or mail to Human Resources, Currier Museum of Art, 150 Ash Street, Manchester, NH 03104.

 

No phone calls please. EOE

 


 

Graduate & Undergraduate Internships

The Currier Internship Program is designed to help students undergraduate and graduate students develop the skills necessary for working in a museum setting. Internships provide students with a broad range of experiences and are appropriate for those studying art history, museum studies, education, marketing, fundraising or related fields. Students are encouraged to view the internship as an exchange of professional ideas between the museum and intern.

 

All internships include professional mentoring, with the goal of helping students develop their professional identity.

 

Internships are granted for educational credit only.

 

Internship Application Schedule

 

Summer Internships (May 15 – August 15)

Applications Due: April 1
Notification Date: May 1
 

Fall Internships (September 15 – December 15)

Applications Due: August 1
Notification Date: September 1
 

Winter/Spring Internships (January 15 – April 15)

Applications Due: December 1
Notification Date: January 1
 

Open Internships

Curatorial
Department of Art Education
Public Relations/Marketing
Development
HR/Operations/Events
Finance

 

Graduate Curatorial Intern

Immersive experience to learn about and assist with the day-to-day operations of a fine art museum. Participate in long-term planning for curatorial programming, including special exhibitions and permanent collection research, augmentation, and installation. Collaborate on interdepartmental projects: interpretive planning for special exhibitions and permanent collection installations, exhibition-related programming, artist talks, and scholarly lectures. Opportunities for interns to contribute original research and writing to be published on the museums’ website, future exhibition catalogues, or via in-gallery interpretive materials.
 
Responsibilities:

  • Assist curatorial staff in all aspects of special exhibition development and installation by contributing research, writing interpretive texts, and providing organizational support.
  • Support ongoing collection-based projects by researching both acquisitions and works currently in the collection.
  • Assist the curatorial staff in selecting, interpreting, and coordinating installations in the permanent collection

Qualifications:

  • Must be enrolled in, or recently graduated from, a graduate (MA or Ph.D) program in art history/museum studies
  • Previous museum experience a plus
  • Prior research experience required
  • Demonstrated written and communication skills
  • Careful attention to detail
  • Particular knowledge of a period of art represented in the collection (American, European, Post-War and Contemporary)
  • Foreign language proficiency a plus
  • Familiarity with collections databases
  • Ability to be at the museum at least 2 full days per week, 9am-5pm.

 

Complete the Internship Application Form and post the form with the supporting documents.

 

Or

 

Download the application and submit completed submission packet to:


 

High School Students

 

Earn and Learn: Teen Volunteer Summer Program

The Art Center Summer program admits a select group of 15 teens to assist with our programming needs during each summer session. This program is ideal for teens who wish to contribute their time, creativity and energy to a variety of our organizational needs, including assisting in the classroom, assisting the Program Manager, assisting with After-Camp Care, assisting Artist Mentors and more. The experience gained by working in the Art Center is enriching on many levels, personally and professionally. The Art Center honors students in this program with tuition remission for classes at the Art Center, totaling half-off the price of tuition for every 30 hours contributed, and full tuition remission for every 60 hours contributed. Internships at the Art Center are granted through a review process. Students must be willing to commit to a minimum of two full-week schedules.

 

If you are interested in participating in this program, please submit a letter of intent to Linn Krikorian, postmarked or e-mailed by May 14. Interviews with final candidates will take place in late May and early June to determine our intern team.  An Orientation Meeting will follow in mid-June. For more information, and to find out how you can apply to be involved in the “Earn and Learn” program, please call Art Center Program Manager, Linn Krikorian at 603.669.6144, x148 or email with attached Letter of Intent.