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Monday, June 13, 2011

Terra Foundation for American Art

Summer 2011 Grants Internship

Established in 1978, the Terra Foundation for American Art works to foster a greater understanding and appreciation of historical art of the United States. The foundation has made it a priority to create an international dialogue that is lively and relevant, encouraging new perspectives that interpret American art in dynamic ways and making opportunities for engagement that resonate with individuals around the globe. Implicit in the activities of the Terra Foundation is the belief that art has the potential both to distinguish cultures and unite them.

Summer Internship, Grants Program
Reports to: Program Officers, Grants Manager, and Program and Communications Associate
Duration: JuneAugust for 3 days a week (start and end dates are negotiable)
Stipend: Modest stipend available
Key Responsibilities Could Include:
·        Assist with the development of the Civil War in Art web-based teaching resource, including writing object descriptions, facilitating the summer professional development/curriculum development workshop for teachers, and editing lesson plans
·        Learn how to use the open-source software Omeka in order to enter and edit content for the Civil War in Art website
·        Help prepare for and facilitate the Terra Teacher Lab summer institute
·        Assist with Terra Collection Initiative projects, including research, writing, and rights and reproductions
·        Learn how to use the grant management software GIFTS
·        Write select sections of grant dockets and enter content into GIFTS
·        Assist with the exhibition grant program evaluation project meant to both streamline past data and set up procedures to track incoming data
·        Audit the grant files in anticipation of the annual financial audit
·        Enter data and refine mailing list database in GIFTS
·        Assist with facilitation of usability testing on the foundation’s website
·        Learn how to use the foundation’s website content management system
·        Help maintain the foundation’s website, including the events calendar and Chicago page

·        Must have completed a masters degree, preferably in the history of art
·        Must possess a strong interest in American art, preferably the nineteenth century and/or Civil War-era due to the nature of current projects
·        Must have strong writing and communication skills

How to Apply:
Please send a cover letter, resume, and writing sample (no more than two pages in length) to:

Eleanore Neumann
Program and Communications Associate
980 N. Michigan Avenue, Suite 1315
Chicago, IL 60611

Note: We prefer to receive applications via email

Application Deadline: Submit applications as soon as possible

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