Collections Management Internship


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One Museum WayCorning, NY 14830

The Corning Museum of Glass Internships



The Corning Museum of Glass cares for and displays the world’s best collection of art and historical glass, encompassing 3500 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 roll and responsibility within the museum.


  • Assist in projects defined by Collections & Exhibitions Manager.

  • Assists registration team with data entry and inventory control.

  • Assists 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.

  • Training with registration staff in the use and maintenance of the museum’s collection database system MIMSY.

  • Training with preparation staff to preform gallery maintenance, object movement, packing and object cleaning.


Qualified applicants should be a current or recent student within museum studies, art history, history, or a related field. Prior experience in a museum setting desired. The chosen candidate must have the ability to work well in a team environment. Applicants must have good organizational skills and be sensitive to art material handling.

Additional Benefits

15% Discount in The Corning Museum of Glass Shops

15% Discount in The Corning Museum of Glass Café

Free admission to the museum for you and your guests

Application Instructions

Applicant must provide a letter of intent, outline of independent coursework (to assess the student’s academic needs) and two academic references.


  • Curating
  • Exhibition Arts

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Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Flexible
  • 8 week minimum internship
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