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Updated 21 Nov 2015

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  1. "Best place to be an arts admin intern"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Intern in Brooklyn, NY
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Brooklyn Museum

    Pros

    - Creative ideas encouraged - Can work/attend parties - Environment is relaxed and fun

    Cons

    - No pay whatsoever. - Hardly any opportunities for growth

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    Brooklyn Museum2015-11-22
  2. "Great environment for arts internship"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Intern in Brooklyn, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Brooklyn Museum for less than a year

    Pros

    Everybody at the museum is super willing to help, they keep a very positive attitude. They have a lot of events/ parties within the museum community so overall a very pleasant environment. Departments are small so you get to know curators in person. You also get a membership card for the Heart of Brooklyn consortium.

    Cons

    Zero upward mobility. Very slow work days. Even though my supervisors were willing to assign me tasks, there wasn't much intellectually stimulating work for anyone apart from the curators. No matter how well you perform, your internship most likely won't turn into a full-time offer. Low salaries.

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    Brooklyn Museum2013-10-04
  3. "Amazing Place to Start a Museum Career"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Education Intern in Brooklyn, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Brooklyn Museum full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Working at BK Museum as an intern is like working with a family. People from all levels and departments are supportive and caring and want each you to succeed. Structure of internship gives a lot of responsibility and visibility into the inner workings of the museum. The research paper component allows for the interns to come away with a piece of work that is tangible and shows the depth of what was learned in the 10 months.

    Cons

    There is a high turn over and the compensation is very low. It is an internship in the arts, but it's also a full time job for 10 months, so the amount that I was paid in the time that I did it was very hard to survive on. Also difficult to have another job as there is so much work to do there is little time for much else.

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    Brooklyn Museum2013-03-26

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