Career Opportunities

Department of Architecture and Design Internship

September 12, 2016–September 8, 2017

Description: The intern will assist with the major MoMA exhibition and publication Items: Is Fashion Modern?, opening December 2017, and will undertake in-depth research on items of fashion design from the 20th and 21st centuries. Responsibilities specific to the exhibition include assisting with researching and clearing image rights for exhibition, catalogue, and digital use; handling written correspondence and project inquiries with internal and external parties; assisting with loan documentation; assisting with the organization, documentation, and cataloging of works for inclusion in the exhibition; helping to collate and route object labels and explanatory texts through internal approvals; assisting with planning and logistics for the exhibition opening reception; helping coordinate with external and internal parties for exhibition-related public programming; and assisting curatorial staff with the management of a high volume of exhibition-related tasks and inquiries. The exhibition’s primary focus will be fashion design. Films, photographs, drawings, prints, and works in other mediums will also be included. The exhibition will include a number of loaned works. Reports to Paola Antonelli, Senior Curator, Department of Architecture and Design, and Director of R&D.

Requirements: The ideal candidate will have experience working in curatorial and research settings, will have a firm knowledge of contemporary fashion design, and will possess excellent writing skills. The intern will have completed scholarly research for academic and/or museum projects, and have a working knowledge of best practices in curatorial procedures (creating and refining a checklist, generating object labels and wall texts, etc.). The candidate should have exceptional organizational and communication skills; demonstrated ability to work on multiple tasks simultaneously and meet tight deadlines; and the ability to take initiative. Bachelor’s degree in fashion, design, art history, and/or architecture, and graduate coursework required.

View full description and info on MoMA's site.

The Paris Center of the Terra Foundation for American Art seeks to hire an Associate Program Officer.

Part time position (4 days a week) with possibility of full time (5 days a week) pending authorization.



Headquartered in Chicago, with a satellite office in Paris serving as its centralized European hub, the Terra Foundation for American Art is dedicated to fostering exploration, understanding, and enjoyment of the visual arts of the United States for national and international audiences.  Recognizing the importance of experiencing original works of art, the foundation provides opportunities for interaction and study, beginning with the presentation and growth of its own art collection in Chicago.  To further cross-cultural dialogue on American art, the foundation supports and collaborates on innovative exhibitions, research, and educational programs.


Description of Position

The Associate Academic Program Officer works in close collaboration with the Director of European Academic Programs on the conception, organization, and implementation of scholarly programs at the Terra Foundation’s Centers in Paris and Giverny.  In addition, s/he actively contributes to developing a professional network with other academic partners in Europe and assists in administrative duties related to reporting and evaluating academic programs.


Main areas of responsibility:

-          Programming

Programs lectures at the Paris Center and Giverny, developing content and coordinating the events; serves as primary contact for co-organizers and participants, evaluates completed events, coordinates publicity for all events with communications team, and participates actively in conference events; contributes to the programming of the Terra Summer Residency at Giverny, participates in events and offers support to fellows and guests.


-          European Partnerships and Outreach

Identifies and researches institutions and individuals for European collaborations; serves as consultant for visiting scholars supported by the Foundation during their research trips in Europe.


-          Program Evaluation

Collects data and prepares periodic internal evaluations and reports of academic programs.



M.A. required, Ph.D. preferred, minimum 5 years of relevant experience.

Specialized knowledge of American art history and/or American Studies.

Facility to work in multiple languages; fluency or near-fluency in French and English.

Excellent writing skills.


Excellent interpersonal & organizational skills, flexible, able to work independently and as part of a team.

Availability for travel.

Start Date:  September, 2016

Please send letter of interest, CV, and the names and contact information for three references  Review of applications will begin on 13 June, 2016, and will continue until the position is filled.

MICA has extended their application deadline for the Summer Travel Intensive Program Umbria: Painting and Drawing in an Italian Hill Town. In addition to focusing on the upcoming architecture biennale, the program will offer two courses, one an art history seminar taught by Monica Amor emphasizing the wonderful old as well as newer collections that have sprouted up in Venice, the other on the history of cinema in and on Venice.

Application deadline until early March! Please visit MICA for further details