Curatorial & Historic Preservation Intern

  • 10 Mar 2020 1:32 PM
    Message # 8819344


    The Hermann-Grima + Gallier Historic Houses (HGGHH) is a nationally accredited museum with two historic houses in the French Quarter. Both the Hermann-Grima House (built 1831) and Gallier House (built 1859) are involved in ongoing preservation, curation, educational programs, and community involvement. The museum is run by a senior staff and is overseen by an all-female board of managers, The Woman’s Exchange Board.

    HGGHH offers college and graduate students the opportunity to gain valuable experience while working closely with museum professionals. HGGHH staff will work closely with interns to provide a positive and educational experience. Interns should expect that each position will include different projects, some of which may be administrative. Successful candidates are self-motivated and can work in structured and unstructured environments.

    Internship Opportunities

    HGGHH offers unpaid internship opportunities that are subject to departmental need, which will cause opportunities to vary by semester. Internships generally require a 100-hour commitment. Ideally interns will commit to working approximately 7 hours per week over a 14-week period. An intern’s exact schedule can be decided between the intern and their supervisor. Interns are encouraged to arrange for credit through their college or university. HGGHH will assist in a reasonable manner to help interns receive credit.


    Priority will be given to graduate students and undergraduate juniors and seniors who have an academic focus that corresponds with available positions. Internship positions require a minimum GPA of 2.75. Placements will also be determined according to applicants’ work experience, academic background, personal and professional interests, and future career goals.

    Internship Application Priority Deadlines:

    Summer 2020: April 3, 2020

    Fall 2020: July 17, 2020

    Spring 2021: November 20, 2020

    The following items must be submitted for applicants to be considered:

    • Cover letter

    • Resume

    • Most recent transcript

    • 2 letters of recommendation

    • A writing sample is required for certain internships

    Applicants will not be considered until all documents have been received.

    Documents and inquiries should be forwarded to:


    Place in the Subject line which Internship Opportunity you are applying for.

    Curatorial and Historic Preservation Intern

    Curatorial works to maintain and preserve the houses and manage, catalog, and preserve a collection of over 4,000 paintings, decorative arts objects, and furniture.

    Hands-on experience includes:

    • General care of the collections of decorative arts, fine art, and furnishings at HGGHH

    • Assist with research and writing projects, inventories, condition reports, and environmental monitoring.

    • Maintain collections database (iCollect)

    • Coordinate exhibitions– this includes identifying objects/exhibition opportunities, designing displays, preparing didactics, installing exhibitions, etc.

    • Identify and help write grants for all collections, maintenance, exhibitions, and preservation initiatives

    • Assist with preservation, assessment, and documentation

    Last modified: 10 Mar 2020 1:33 PM | Katie Burlison