National Gallery opens search for intern

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The National Gallery of the Cayman Islands has announced its search for a year-long paid intern.

The position starts 1 Sept., and the application deadline is 15 Aug.

Open to Caymanian graduates, the internship is designed for those interested in a career in museum work and gallery management. Now in its 16th year, the entry-level position introduces the intern to all aspects of the museum profession, from assisting with education programmes and school tours about Cayman’s unique culture and heritage, to learning about the management and business aspects of museums. They will also support the curatorial team with exhibition development, events and festival development, and collections care and administration.

“This unique internship offers a local graduate, with a passion for arts and heritage, the chance to gain an insight into the operations of a major cultural institution,” gallery director Natalie Urquhart said in a news release. “With the cultural sector steadily growing in the Cayman Islands there are increasing career opportunities in this field, and this is a wonderful way of gaining specialised experience.

“Those who have previously undertaken the internship have gone on to work in many related areas including museums and heritage sites, commercial art galleries, as well as the arts and design industries, both in and beyond Cayman,” she added.

For more information about the programme and how to apply call 945‑8111 or email [email protected]

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