Category Archives: Curatorial Opportunity

Fabric Workshop and Museum

The Fabric Workshop and Museum was founded in 1977 with a visionary purpose: to stimulate experimentation among leading contemporary artists and to share the process of creating works of art with the public. Today, FWM is recognized as an internationally acclaimed contemporary art museum, uniquely distinguished as the only institution in the United States devoted to creating work in new materials and new media in collaboration with artists coming from diverse artistic backgrounds—including sculpture, installation, video, painting, ceramics, and architecture. Research, construction, and fabrication occur on-site in studios that are open to the public, providing visitors with the opportunity to see artwork from conception to completion.

The FWM has developed from an ambitious experiment to a renowned institution with a widely-recognized Artist-in-Residence Program, an extensive permanent collection of new work created by artists at the Museum, in-house and touring exhibitions, and comprehensive educational programming including lectures, tours, in-school presentations and student apprenticeships.

To apply for a position at The Fabric Workshop and Museum (FWM), please indicate the desired position and forward a cover letter and resume to:
Attn: Human Resources
The Fabric Workshop and Museum
1214 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107-2816

Applicants may also send their resume and cover letter by fax at 215.561.8887 or email

FWM welcomes volunteers for a variety of projects and events. In the studio or photo/video archives, working on administration or special events, volunteers provide critical support to all of our programs or departments. Please call 215.561.8888 or email for more information.


Address: 1214 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107-2816

Phone: (215) 561-8888


Sotheby’s Internship Programme

Updated 9/21/17

© 2014 Sotheby’s
© 2014 Sotheby’s

Sotheby’s, the only publicly traded global art auction house, is offering exceptional juniors (rising seniors) the opportunity to participate in a unique paid Summer Internship Programme at our worldwide headquarters in New York City. The mission of the programme is to offer interns the best professional and educational experience possible. Interns will have the opportunity to learn about the inner workings of an auction house, works of art, and potential industry careers.


More information:

Questions? Contact

© 2014 Sotheby’s
© 2014 Sotheby’s

The Philadelphia office also has internships available, typically in the summer but occasionally during the school year. Interested applicants should inquire with a resume and cover letter.


Phone: 610 649 2600


Address: 18 Haverford Station Road, Philadelphia 19041 US


Christie's 2Founded in 1766 by James Christie, Christie’s conducted the greatest auctions of the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries, and today remains a popular showcase for the unique and the beautiful. Christie’s offers over 450 sales annually in over 80 categories, including all areas of fine and decorative arts, jewelry, photographs, collectibles, wine, and more. Prices range from $200 to over $80 million.

Christie’s has 53 offices in 32 countries and 10 salerooms around the world including in London, New York, Paris, Geneva, Milan, Amsterdam, Dubai and Hong Kong. Christie’s also offers its clients worldwide access to its sales through Christie’s LIVE™, its unique, real-time online bidding service.

Christie’s Americas Internship Programme: Christie’s offers unpaid Winter, Spring, Summer and Fall internships in specialist and business support departments that provide a hands-on introduction to the inner workings of an auction house and to the New York art world. An internship at Christie’s involves a combination of general day to day tasks associated with the auction process, opportunities for researching artists and objects, and occasions to attend organized intern events.

Christie's 3Website:

Email: Christie A. Lebano

Phone: (610) 520-1590

Location: Rockefeller Center, NYC

The Academy of Natural Sciences at Drexel University

©2014 The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University
©2014 The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University

History of the Academy: The Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia was founded in 1812 “for the encouragement and cultivation of the sciences, and the advancement of useful learning.” The unique aspect of this statement of purpose lies in the word “useful,” a mandate the Academy has continuously redefined through research and education that reflects the needs of the times.

The Academy of Natural Sciences offers Volunteer Internships in various areas of museum operations and education, including:

©2014 The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University
©2014 The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University

Bryn Mawr College students have been placed here in previous years.

For most internships a commitment of 16 to 20 hours per week is expected. Generally time would be scheduled on weekdays between the hours of 9 and 5, but some weekend scheduling is also possible.

To see a list of current opportunities, visit here:

Email: Lois Kuter, Volunteer Coordinator

Phone: 215-299-1029

Location: 1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19103

The Franklin Institute

Walk inside the Giant Heart Exhibit: Fun Fact: The Giant Heart is the right size for a 220-foot tall person—someone as tall as the Statue of Liberty!
Walk inside the Giant Heart Exhibit:
Fun Fact: The Giant Heart is the right size for a 220-foot tall person—someone as tall as the Statue of Liberty!

The Franklin Institute’s Mission: In the spirit of inquiry and discovery embodied by Benjamin Franklin, the mission of The Franklin Institute is to inspire a passion for learning about science and technology.

The Franklin Institute Internship Program allows students to fulfill school-sponsored internships through volunteering. Internships can be for credit as a Praxis III placement or non-credit as determined by your preference. Goals of the internships are matched to the needs of the Institute.

Meet Ben Franklin: Visit the 20-foot high marble statue of the legend.
Meet Ben Franklin:
Visit the 20-foot high marble statue of the legend.

Interns work in almost every area of the Institute, working alongside staff and completing projects independently. Some of the departments accepting interns include:

  • Curatorial
  • Development
  • Discovery Camp
  • Exhibit Development and Design
  • Finance
  • Human Resources
  • Information Technology Services
  • Marketing
  • Museum Programs (Science Education)
  • Philadelphia Science Festival
  • Public Relations
  • Research & Evaluation
  • Sales & Catering
  • Youth Programs

Learn about internships here:

Learn about volunteering here:

Questions? Please contact the Volunteer Department at 215.448.1163 or


Email: Volunteer Programs

Phone: 215.448.1163

Location: 271 North 21st Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103