Sunday, August 3, 2014

Online Exhibition Internship

Museums are increasingly turning to online exhibitions to reach audiences that cannot travel in person to visit them and to extend the life of their exhibitions after they come down. Professor Steve Schloesser is looking for an undergraduate intern who is interested in creating an online exhibition in Omeka, an open-source online exhibition software, for Crossings and Dwellings: Restored Jesuits, Women Religious, American Experience 1814-2014, which is on display at the Loyola University Museum of Art (LUMA) from July 19 to October 19, 2014.

Over the course of the fall semester, the intern will work under Professor Schloesser’s supervision to create this online exhibition. The intern will have to draw on multiple sources in creating the online exhibition: the gallery exhibition’s objects and labels; an extensive Tumblr that Prof Schloesser has created with research notes and images; and the feedback of docents, curators, and staff from the museum. In the process, the intern will learn about what goes into the process of creating an online museum exhibition, digital approaches to public history, and the history of the Jesuits, Women Religious, and others who settled and created Catholic communities in the Midwest in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. 

Previous experience in Omeka is not required. Creativity, dependability, and an ability to work independently a must! The intern must be available to work on the project at least part of the time when LUMA’s galleries are open, Tuesday (11 am – 8 pm) and Wednesday-Sunday (11 am – 6 pm). For more information or to apply for this internship, please contact Prof Kyle Roberts (

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