Internship — The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art (Sarasota)

Summer 2014 paid Internship Program

The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art in Sarasota, Florida will be offering paid internships to be held for ten weeks, from June 2 – August 8, 2014 (the dates of the theater internship are June 9 – August 2).  Ringling is part of Florida State University and serves as the State Art Museum of Florida.  Located on a 66-acre site overlooking Sarasota Bay, it consists of an art museum, two circus museums, historic home, theater, and research library.

Summer internships at the Ringling combine practical, hands-on experience working on a project for a specific department with exposure to all aspects of the Museum’s operation.

The internships are in the following departments:

Collections Management

Curatorial Asian Art



Historic Asolo Theater (2 positions)

Visitor Services

Interns earn $11.25 per hour (less taxes) and are paid bi-weekly. Interns are responsible for their own housing (the Museum will assist with locating nearby rentals).

Candidates for Collections Management, Curatorial, Education, and Library internships must be enrolled in a graduate program at the time of application, or have received a graduate degree no earlier than December 2013.  Candidates for the theater internship should have a minimum of two years technical theater experience and a recently completed a degree in Theater. Candidates for the Visitor Services internship should have recently completed a Bachelor’s degree in Hospitality Management. Enrollment in a related Master’s Degree program is preferred.

International applicants must have a current US Visa and be eligible to work in the US.  The positions require fingerprinting.  The Museum encourages students from all backgrounds to apply and is committed to a culturally diverse group.

Application materials can be found on the Museum’s website at

The application deadline is 3/3/2014

Michelle Roberts

Employment Specialist, Human Resources

5401 Bay Shore Road

Sarasota, FL 34243

T:(941) 359-5700 x2605

F:(941) 360-7325