Collections Management Internship


The Corning Museum of Glass cares for and displays the world’s best collection of art and historical glass, encompassing 3,500 years of history and more than 50,000 glass objects. The Collections Management Intern will have the opportunity to shadow registrars, preparators, and the Collections and Exhibitions Manager to get a varied understanding of the department’s role and responsibility within the museum.


  • Assist in projects defined by the Collections & Exhibitions Manager
  • Assist registration team with data entry and inventory control
  • Assist preparation team with general gallery maintenance and installations

Learning/Training Opportunities

  • Attend communications, curatorial, and collections management team meetings
  • Attend object handling training taught by Chief Conservator
  • Train with registration staff in the use and maintenance of the museum’s collection database system MIMSY
  • Train with preparation staff to perform gallery maintenance, object movement, packing, and object cleaning


  • Current or recent student majoring in: museum studies, art history, history, or a related field
  • Prior experience in a museum setting desired
  • Ability to work well in a team environment
  • Good organizational skills
  • Sensitive to art material handling

Additional Benefits

  • $3,000 stipend for full-time position to help cover living expenses (summer only)
  • 25% discount in The Corning Museum of Glass Shops and Café
  • Free admission to the Museum for you and your guests
  • We are willing to work with your academic institution to arrange for credit, if requested.

Application Instructions

Interested applicants should submit the following to [email protected]:

  • Resume
  • Cover letter explaining your interest in the position
  • Transcript or list of courses related to the position; and
  • Two academic references.

Applications are due March 1 for the summer internship.

The Corning Museum of Glass is an Equal Opportunity Employer.