Hands-on training in museum and arts management where you will learn crafts, performing arts, organize and run an exhibition, all on your own. Sounds interesting, right? This is what DakshinaChitra will offer you if you are selected for an internship in museum and arts management which is taking place for the fourth year in a row. The number of places available this year is ten and it is a one-year internship. The deadline for submitting applications is May 31, 2019.
The interns would work with the different departments of the museum. “This is a unique type of learning. They will be trained on conservation, exhibition, education, cultural tourism, libraries, exhibitions, museum collection, guesthouses and also festivals. from South India, they will learn all about how a museum works, ”said Sharath Nambiar, Deputy Director of DakshinaChitra.
Besides the above training, there are other additional conferences that trainees can attend. “They have two conferences a week on art, history, Europe and art, Indian art and museology,” he said.
Interested applicants should submit an application and are asked to send a two-page Expression of Interest emphasizing their interest in the field. “We insist that the candidate has a minimum degree. But we really want people who are passionate about the arts and interested in making it a career choice,” he said.
There is no age limit. Applicants receive a stipend of Rs 10,000 per month. Transportation is provided from the Besant Nagar office in DakshinaChitra.
In addition, trainees will visit different museums, galleries and also attend workshops. The highlight of this internship is that they receive hands-on training which would be useful for their career as there are fewer qualified people in the field. “New museums and galleries are emerging. So there is a huge demand for qualified students and trainees. Many of our students have already gone to work in major museums in India and some are working abroad. Some have started to do their doctorates in the arts. A few of them have also created their own cultural institutions, ”Nambiar said.