Research - collections and programs

Children’s Museum Internship

Department/Museum: Children’s Museum

Section/Unit: Cross-departmental

Location: QM Tower 2

Brief description of the work to be conducted

Children’s Museum

Cross-departmental – Learning & Outreach, Design & Interpretation, Curatorial & Collections

The projects that the student might expect to be engaged in could include several of the following:

  • Content research for specific exhibit concepts.
  • Programme and resource development and delivery for children and families.
  • Research and development focused on accessibilility.
  • Audience Development
  • Collections research.
  • Visitor consultation and tracking.

Internship will be tailored to the candidate’s interests as well as the current projects of the museum.

Period of Internship/Hours: Up to three months – 1-2 days per week.

Qualifications/ Requirements: We are looking for somebody that has a keen interest in outcomes for children and families. Qualifications might include Design, Museum and Gallery Practice, Education, Engineering, History, but we are open to applications from other educational backgrounds.

Audience Engagement Intern

Department/Museum: Strategy & QA Department

Section/Unit: Audience Engagement Section

Location: QM Tower 1

Brief description of the work to be conducted

  • The intern will assist the AE section in developing tools to assess the impact of Qatar Museums’ offer on visitors and the public. They will spend time analyzing data, creating reports, and developing insights in order to make recommendations about how we can target audiences successfully to deliver upon our strategy as an organization.

Period of Internship/Hours: 3-5 hours per day, Sunday to Thursday or flexible according to schedule

Qualifications/ Requirements: University students or recent graduates from the field of Economics or other social sciences.

Strategy and Quality Assurance

Department/Museum: Strategy & QA Department

Section/Unit: Strategy and Planning

Location: QM Tower 1

Brief description of the work to be conducted

The intern will assist the SP section with the following:

  • Quality Assurance reporting
  • Strategy planning: programs, projects follow up
  • Governance audit.
  • Analytical and strategic thing on different issues, form governance to internal communications.

This is not a shadowing internship but a full time, hands on internship.

 

Period of Internship/Hours: 7 hours per day, Sunday to Thursday , fully commited

Qualifications/ Requirements: University students or recent graduates from the field of politics, public administration, international relations, public management or other social sciences.

Education Internship
(2 Positions)

Department/Museum: Department of Education

Section/Unit: Education Content Development

Location: QM Tower 2

Brief description of the work to be conducted

  • The intern will be engaged in the process of developing a variety of learning materials connected to QM’s collections and exhibitions, learning about basics of informal education, as well as special topics in art and culture connected to the current projects.
  • The intern will participate in the creative process of brainstorming ideas for the learning materials; learn how to connect them to the content of the exhibitions and school curricula. They will conduct research, or be engaged with the illustrations and design, depending on skills and interests.

Period of Internship/Hours: Fall 2019 (September-December), flexible in terms of number of weeks

Qualifications/ Requirements: University students majoring in Art History or Graphic Design

Library internship

Department/Museum: QOSM Education

Section/Unit: Library

Location: QM Tower2

Brief description of the work to be conducted

  • The intern will be engaged in the process of developing a variety of learning materials connected to QOSM library collections, learning about basics of informal education, as well as special topics in sport and culture connected to the current projects. The intern will participate in the creative process of brainstorming ideas for the learning materials. They will conduct research, or be engaged with the illustrations and design, depending on skills and interests.

Period of Internship/Hours: 3-5 hrs per day, 2-3 days a week, between August 1st -December 31, but flexible in terms of number of weeks.
The internship might include research in a library and access to a university library is highly desirable

Qualifications/ Requirements: University students majoring in Sport or Library and information studies , or recent graduates

Collection Coordinator / Register

Department/Museum: Stores Department

Section/Unit: Collection Management Department

Location: Al – Wajba Store

Brief description of the work to be conducted

INTERNSHIP POSITION DESCRIPTION

Intern will be a dedicated collections team member who will process, catalog, and partially digitize assigned one of the types of collection (jeweler, photography, media, weaponry, natural history, library or antiquity) within the General Collection. Specific duties may include physically processing artifacts; organizing assigned materials; physically numbering artifacts; completing catalog records in the EMu database; rehousing materials and stabilizing them for long term storage; photographing artifacts; updating and inventorying storage locations. The intern will report to the Collections Specialist, but their work may overlap with other collections staff.

COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

The collections to be processed as part of this project will be from General collection. Work will be focused on preparing collection for move and long-term storage as when needed cataloging and processing. The intern will mostly process items from, but not limited to, media collection. The final component of the project will involve photographing a selection of the materials from the collection according to our established photographing guidelines. Working with our photographer, the intern will assist with photographing the selected objects, provide information for metadata creation and the images will then be added to the EMu database.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Surveys the state of the assigned collections and works with the Collections Specialist to create an effective plan for processing and registering objects.
  • Completely catalogs the materials in the collections and updates records in the database, EMu.
  • Rehouses and labels materials according to accepted museum standards and best practices.
  • Selects items for photographing and assists with creating metadata records for objects.
  • Documents the project and assists the Collections Specialist in writing relocation of collection plan.
  • Assist with other collections tasks as needed.

Period of Internship/Hours: 1 – 6 Months / Flexible

Qualifications/ Requirements:

Learning strategies / researcher assistant

Department/Museum: Mathaf, Learning and Outreach

Section/Unit: Academic Programs

Location: Mathaf

Brief description of the work to be conducted

  • The intern will be engaged in developing a variety of learning materials connected to Mathaf collections and exhibitions. The intern will participate in the creative process of brainstorming ideas for knowledge production and connecting them to the content of the exhibitions and school and university curricula. The interns will be helping in designing new museum learning strategies for youth and adults as well. They will conduct research, or be engaged with the illustrations and design, depending on skills and interests. The interns will also participate in the preparation and organization of Academic events such as Schools and University visits, Academic Talks and Workshops, etc.

Period of Internship/Hours: 15 hours per week, schedule is flexible, between 8:30 am and 3:30 pm.

Qualifications/ Requirements: University students or recent graduates majoring in Art, Art History or Museum Studies

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