Museum Archives, Personal Papers & Manuscripts, Visual Materials
For summer 2021, the C.M. Russell Museum is pleased to present an internship opportunity in the field of Archival Processing and Historical Research for Exhibitions.
Experience the life and times of one of the most well-known Western artists, Charles Marion Russell, while gaining valuable experience towards your future career. The C.M. Russell Museum offers the opportunity to experience the variety of career paths available within the field of museums and educational institutions. Through access to art collections that document the history of a disappearing culture, celebrate the traditions of native peoples, and depict the topography and landscape of the west, interns will also gain a new understanding and appreciation for Russell’s West.
Dufresne Scholar Award
Each year the museum offers a 10-week, full-time internship with a stipend of $4,000. For summer 2021, the museum is offering the following Museum Management Internship project:
Archives and Curatorial
The 2021 Archives and Curatorial Intern will be responsible for the archival arrangement and description of the Richard J. Flood II Collection. The Richard J. Flood II Collection at the C.M. Russell Museum consists of the collected papers, correspondence, and photographs of Joe De Yong, which Flood purchased from De Yong and later sold to the Museum. De Yong was Charles Russell’s only protégé and during the last decade of Russell’s life De Yong spent a significant portion of his time living with the Russell family and working with Russell in his studio. The Flood Collection consists of an estimated 36 linear feet of materials in need of processing to professional archival standards.
Additionally, the Archives and Curatorial Intern will have opportunities to conduct historical research in order to facilitate long-range exhibition planning. Research will primarily focus on the life, art, and historic exhibitions of Charlie Russell, but may also include a variety of other Western artists.
We encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds and academic disciplines to apply. The Dufresne Internship is open to undergraduate juniors and seniors, recent graduates, graduate students, or doctoral students.
Preferred qualifications: Current enrollment or recent graduation from a graduate-level degree program in Archival Studies, Library and Information Science, or a related field preferred.
About C.M. Russell Museum
The C.M. Russell Museum is an accredited museum of Western art and culture that first opened to the public in 1953. Its mission is to collect, preserve, research, interpret, and educate on the life and art of Charles M. Russell; the art and lives of his contemporaries; and the art of preceding and ensuing generations that depicts and focuses on the culture, life, and country of Russell’s West. Located where Charlie lived and worked during most of his professional career, the museum campus also includes Russell’s studio and home, both of which are listed as National Historic Landmarks.
Supported by patronage, memberships, admissions, and sales from its store, the museum measures its success by its ability to nurture and enrich the creative and intellectual lives of those who share in Charlie’s West.
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