The Griffin Museum of Photography is a nonprofit organization dedicated solely to the art of photography. Through our many exhibitions, programs and lectures, we strive to encourage a broader understanding and appreciation of the visual, emotional and social impact of photographic art. As an institution, we are committed to insuring that our mindset, our practice, our outreach, our programming and our exhibitions set a framework with priorities for building programs and exhibitions that consider diversity, equity, accessibility, and inclusion through our mission that is centered around the photograph.
Located in Winchester, Massachusetts, the Griffin hosts three exhibition spaces in our main location, and two satellite galleries. Griffin @ Lafayette Center in Downtown Crossing Boston, and Griffin @ WinCam, the Winchester Community Access & Media.
As a result of COVID, we have created internship opportunities within the museum in the form of hybrid engagement. There are multiple ways to work at the Griffin. In person, remotely or by a combination of time in the museum and remote projects. This ensures a safe working environment for our interns, staff and guests to the museum.
The Griffin Museum Internship program is a well balanced all encompassing hands on internship, where every intern is considered part of the entire team. Interns have the ability to have an area of interest during their time at the museum while also working in all areas of museum operations.
Areas of Interest –
- Administration/ Exhibitions – hands on experience with arts administration, including record keeping, web and database support of our exhibition and events calendar, and support of overall operations. Works alongside our Associate Director.
- Programming – Assisting and implementing programs that serve our membership, creating marketing plans for programming, social media implementation. Works alongside our Programs Director.
- Membership / Development – Assisting our Membership Coordinator and working with the Associate Director to develop relationships with our membership base, and also work on the development team creating opportunites for engaging our members in events, programs and exhibitions.
- Communications/ Social Media – Working alongside the Associate Director, execute a social media strategy for exhibitions and programming. Work across multiple social media platforms using still and video media to highlight museum exhibitions and artists.
- Project-Based Internship- These internships are specifically focused on exhibition, artist outreach, social media, working with our Arthur Griffin Archive, and other initiatives as established by agreement between the intern and Griffin staff.
We would like at least a ten hour a week commitment for internships. These opportunities are unpaid, but are available for credit. Housing is not provided.
Winter Break Internships run in January/February
Spring Semester Internships run February-May
Summer Internships run May-August
Fall Semester Internships run September-December
Internships outside the seasonal time frames are available.
Interested applicants should attach a cover letter and resume in PDF format. Email your letter of interest to Ryan Sholtis, Associate Director at firstname.lastname@example.org.
PLEASE NOTE: We like to tailor our internships to each individual. We invite you to look through our mission, services and resources to find what speaks to you and your goals. If you don’t see something below that fits your interests, send us your resume with an internship proposal!