Spring 2023 Internship (Paid)
Tulsa, OK Audience Engagement and Curatorial Affairs
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Soon, we will be looking for two (2) individuals to join our Audience Engagement and Curatorial Affairs Division!

Philbrook Museum of Art is a vibrant cultural institution in Tulsa, Oklahoma that welcomes approximately 150,000 visitors each year. A 1920s Italianate Villa nestled in 25 acres of designed gardens, the Museum features selections from an actively growing collection of approximately 16,000 objects as well as a dynamic and ambitious program of rotating exhibitions. Philbrook is Oklahoma’s most comprehensive art museum and offers visitors a glimpse into a broad range of cultures, time periods, and perspectives. The diverse collection supports a vision of Philbrook as central to the lives of our community as a place for learning, inspiration, and fun. Through bold action and strategic investment, we create a space for new ideas, diverse perspectives, and social connection.

The Philbrook gardens, designed in 1926 by landscape architects Hare and Hare, who used Italian Renaissance gardens, known for their visual focal points, as their inspiration. Today the 25 acres include five major gardens, five smaller gardens, four historic structures, 17 works of art, and an urban forest numbering over 1,000 trees. The gardens were renovated in 2004.

Philbrook is seeking to fill two internship positions in this division. One internship position in the Learning and Audience Engagement Department, and one internship position and the Curatorial and Collections Department.

Position Overview

As one of our Spring 2023 interns, you will support day-to-day or project-related activities within a specified department to gain understanding and experience in the museum field. Open to students or recent graduates interested in pursuing work in collections & exhibitions, curatorial, or learning & audience engagement departments, interns may participate in exhibition or collection research, image/ information management, cataloguing, condition reporting, data entry, program tour planning and facilitation, project organization, evaluation activities, filing, preparing correspondence, and other administrative tasks as instructed.



Current undergraduate or graduate students in art history, art, education, anthropology, history, humanities, or a related field are preferred. Successful candidates will have excellent research, communication, and organization skills, be attentive to detail, and possess basic computer proficiency, including Microsoft Office and Google Workspace.


Hours are flexible, typically ranging from 7 to 18 hours per week during Museum business hours. Consistent and reliable attendance is a requirement of this paid position.

Interested in this opportunity? Please submit a cover letter letting us know why you want to join the Philbrook Team, along with a current resume.

We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Philbrook provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

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