The Gadsden Arts Center & Museum Internship Program provides museum learning experiences for college students, recent graduates, and professionals looking to learn about museum careers. Interns at Gadsden Arts have the unique opportunity to learn from the staff at a small, rural, community-owned museum that is also accredited by the American Alliance of Museums, a national organization that puts forth best practices and standards in the museum field.
Interns work with one of our professional staff members but are able to gain a breadth of experience across different museum departments. Professional staff members who supervise interns and their focus areas are:
Grace Robinson, Executive Director
museum management and organizational development, including: strategic planning, program and exhibition development, policy making, staff and volunteer development, marketing, fundraising (major gifts, annual appeals, sponsorships, grants, foundations, donor cultivation and retention), nonprofit financial management, facility management
Angie Barry, Curator of Exhibitions & Collections
exhibition research, exhibition design and installation, collections research and care, collections donor relations, collection loan management, research and writing, working with contemporary artists, museum shop management
exhibition interpretation, programs for children and families, programs for schools, programs for adults and seniors, art-making activities, public programs, digital engagement, community outreach