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INTERNSHIP: Museum Research and Evaluation Intern

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INTERNSHIP: Museum Research and Evaluation Intern
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The Canton Museum of Art (CMA) seeks a Research and Evaluation Assistant. This is a part time internship position responsible for researching, developing and evaluating components relative to CMA’s exhibitions and programming. This position is in the Education Department, and reports to the Education Manager.

Duties & Responsibilities:
Research best practices of museum institutions in several different areas including but not limited to; education, outreach, exhibitions, development, and marketing pertinent to CMA’s objectives
Research content and topics related to CMA’s permanent collection and exhibitions and compose documents for museum and educational purposes as needed
Perform various editorial duties including; writing, reviewing and editing various sources of material for publication.
Develop and utilize evaluation tools to measure, interpret, and analyze the outcomes of programming to help promote the mission of the CMA to our members, visitors and the greater Canton community
Investigate relevant speakers, artists and instructors for possible future outreach programs
Expand the reach of CMA programs by cultivating partnerships within the Stark County community, by enhancing relationships with current collaborative partners and cultivating new ones.
Participate in CMA activities, events, meetings, and programs as needed
Provide excellence in service and always portray a positive and professional image of the CMA
Perform all duties according to established CMA operating, safety, and quality policies
Perform other duties as assigned

Qualifications:
Open to all majors with relevant skill sets
Must be self-motivated and follow instructions both written and verbal
General to advanced knowledge of word processing and spreadsheet software
Strong written, oral communications skills
Accomplishes tasks with a sense of urgency
Dependable, friendly, cooperative, organized
Strong ability to research, write and edit various sources of information and documents
Ability to manage multiple projects/activities simultaneously
Creative problem solver with ability to work independently and as part of a team

Timeframe:
Flexible and variable schedule in accordance with internship requirements (if applicable).
Interns are requested to volunteer approximately 10-20 hours per week for the length of 8-16 weeks.

Compensation:
This is an unpaid/volunteer internship.

To Apply:
Please send resume, cover letter and three references to Erica Emerson at erica@cantonart.org.

Cover letter should explain your career goals, interest in research and reasons for applying for a Museum Research internship with the Canton Museum of Art.
Spring Semester: Application due by January 8, 2017.  Internship will start January, 2017 and end in April 2017.
Summer Semester: Application due by May 7, 2017.  Internship will start May, 2017 and end in August 2017.
Fall Semester: Application due by September 11, 2017.  Internship will start September, 2017 and end in December 2017.

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