The Curatorial Department is in charge of the museum’s permanent collection and its exhibition. Curatorial cares for collections, conducts research to advance knowledge of our collections, and disseminates the story of Russell and the West through our galleries and temporary exhibitions. Within the Curatorial Department, the Renner Research Center serves the research needs of the staff of the C.M. Russell Museum throughout the course of their duties. The research collections at the C.M. Russell Museum include more than 3,000 books on the art, culture, and history of the American West, as well as archival collections, photographs, periodicals, and ephemera. The Archives and Curatorial Intern will report to the Director of Collections and Exhibitions.
The 2021 Archives and Curatorial Intern will be responsible for the archival arrangement and description of the Richard J. Flood II Collection. The Richard J. Flood II Collection at the C.M. Russell Museum consists of the collected papers, correspondence, and photographs of Joe De Yong, which Flood purchased from De Yong and later sold to the Museum. De Yong was Charles Russell’s only protégé and during the last decade of Russell’s life De Yong spent a significant portion of his time living with the Russell family and working with Russell in his studio. The Flood Collection consists of an estimated 36 linear feet of materials in need of processing to professional archival standards.
Additionally, the Archives and Curatorial Intern will have opportunities to conduct historical research in order to facilitate long-range exhibition planning. Research will primarily focus on the life, art, and historic exhibitions of Charlie Russell, but may also include a variety of other Western artists.
Preferred qualifications: Current enrollment or recent graduation from a graduate-level degree program in Archival Studies, Information Science, or a related field preferred.