GOKM Art and Social Practice Internship

Company Name: 

Georgia O'Keeffe Museum


217 Johnson Street
Santa Fe, NM 87501

Contact Name: 

Ariel Russell





Job Description: 

Position Title:    Art & Social Practice Internship

Department:      Curatorial

Location:             Santa Fe, NM

Pay:                       $14.00 per hour

Hours:                  Full-time, Internship, Summer 2023 (10 weeks)


Position Summary

This internship aims to provide a variety of curatorial research opportunities as part of several developing and active community and artist collaborations and exhibition projects:

  • Research on local and regional artists, potential studio visits with Curator of Art & Social Practice
  • Research in the O’Keeffe and other local archives and collections and through community oral histories and crowd-sourced media
  • Supporting Curator of Art & Social Practice with internal collaborative working group
  • Research and application of best practices and different strategies for working with communities through hands-on experiences
  • Learning across the organization

In addition, intern will co-develop a project with supervisor that relates to one of the above projects but allows a deeper dive and a ‘takeaway’ for the intern and the organization.


Key Learning/Experience for Intern:

•     Research skills in archives and through public forums/crowdsourcing

•     Collaboration and active listening with colleagues and community members

•     Working with practicing artists

•     Developing exhibitions and community projects

•     Presenting ideas and findings to colleagues


Background and Qualifications

•     BA in with experience in Art History and/or Museum Studies preferred

Skills and Abilities

  • Interest in contemporary and historic arts and artists of New Mexico
  • Experience working with diverse communities
  • Openness to working hands-on with individuals and communities of all ages and backgrounds
  • Word processing and presentation-writing computer skills


  • Employee Assistance Program
  • The Georgia O’Keeffe Museum Intern program offers opportunities to learn more about Museum careers, as well as Santa Fe and Northern New Mexico through conversations with professionals, group field trips, etc.


The deadline to apply for this internship is Friday March 3, 2023


To be considered, please send your resume to:


The Georgia O’Keeffe Museum is an equal-opportunity employer and considers all candidates for employment based on such factors as knowledge, education, skill, experience, the ability to perform required activities and availability, and without regard to race, religion, color, sex, sexual orientation, age, ancestry, citizenship, national origin, disability or any other legally protected status.