Internship — Florida Hospice & Palliative Care Association (Tallahassee)

Curatorial Internship

The Curatorial Intern will work with the Florida Hospice & Palliative Care Association (FHPCA) to curate and manage a gallery exhibition for their annual clinical conference, “Painting the Picture: Messaging Metrics & Mission”. The theme for this conference is centered around the arts, and the exhibition hall will be transformed into a “gallery” displaying artwork from patients, families, and other sources.

Tasks include:


  • Locating potential artwork for exhibition that fits the theme, and fills the requirements made by the FHPCA
  • Working with FHPCA Hospice Provider members to choose artwork for exhibition
  • Work with Communications Coordinator to write a short press release discussing the project, theme and artists chosen


  • Managing incoming and outgoing artwork to and from the gallery exhibition space. This includes managing any shipments or coordinating local deliveries
  • Coordinating proper paperwork such as consignment and loan agreements from artists and collectors
  • Creating artwork descriptions and labels for all artwork
  • Liaising with FHPCA members and hotel contacts for installation set up
  • Ordering supplies, handling vendor relationships and managing any payment transactions


  • Interest in Fine Arts, Museum Studies, and/or knowledge/experience with art handling practices (shipping experience is a plus)
  • Be able to work independently and collaboratively
  • Be personable and professional while handling all duties, such as phone and email reception
  • Must have good computer skills
  • Must be organized and keep proper records
  • GPA equal to or greater than 2.5

Additional Info:

  • 19 weeks
  • 8 hours a week
  • Paid travel to Orlando for conference

This internship would be beneficial for those seeking a career in:

  • Curator
  • Gallery Assistant
  • Museum Educator
  • Careers in the art market
  • Cultural Heritage Professionals
  • Artists

For more information, please contact Abby Vandegrift via email: or phone: (850) 878-2632.