Permanent Collection

Permanent Collections Intern

Function: To aid the permanent collection curator in tasks related to the care, preservation, documentation and presentation of artworks belonging to the Museum.  There will be light maintenance tasks as well.

Accountable To: The Permanent Collection Curator or the Associate Curator as scheduling permits. 


  • Assists in the cataloguing, preparing and packing of the Permanent Collection
  • Assists in creating/updating object files
  • Assists in locating and filing all photo-documentation of the Permanent Collection


  • An interest in Mexican culture
  • Reliability
  • Facility to handle art objects carefully
  • Ability to lift 40 lbs and climb ladders
  • Good communications skills; ability to write both legibly and succinctly
  • Knowledge of some Spanish
  • Ability to commit one eight hour per week for no less than 10 weeks. 

This position is open to fourth year students who have declared a major in or volunteers must possess a college degree in one of the following disciplines: museology, art history, anthropology, Latin American studies, art or archaeology.  This is an unpaid position and preferences are given to students who are working towards a letter grade.  Generally, there is only one internship available per quarter/semester.

To Apply: Please submit a resume and cover letter to:

National Museum of Mexican Art

1852 W. 19TH ST.

Chicago, IL 60608

ATTN: Rebecca D. Meyers

Permanent Collections Curator

PH (312) 738-1503 X3919

FAX (312) 738-9740