Sculpture to Host Internship Talk with Smithsonian’s Tim Smith

The Howard University Sculpture Atelier will host an information session with guest presenter Tim Smith of the Smithsonian Institution on Thursday, January 27, 2011. Howard University Sculpture Atelier Sherman Avenue (Behind Banneker […]

The Howard University Sculpture Atelier will host an information session with guest presenter Tim Smith of the Smithsonian Institution on Thursday, January 27, 2011.

Howard University Sculpture Atelier
Sherman Avenue
(Behind Banneker High School)
Thursday, January 27, 2011
4:00 pm

Our very own HU alum, Tim Smith, Intern Coordinator at Smithsonian Institution’s Office of Exhibit Central (OEC) will be visiting the HU Sculpture Studio to present information about the internship program and to answer questions from students and faculty.  This event is for students who are interested in finding out about how to apply for a paid internship at the Smithsonian Institution.  This event is open to graduate and undergraduate students. Faculty members are also strongly encouraged to come.

Internship areas include:

  • Design
  • Graphics
  • Fabrication
  • Model-Making
  • 3D Digitization
  • Project Management

OEC is a great learning environment for Howard University Art Students!

Download this intern catalogue to read more information on how to apply to the OEC internship program, but if you are interested you will absolutely want to attend this event on Thursday.


About Timothy Smith

Tim M. Smith, Intern Coordinator SI OEC

Timothy M. Smith has worked for more than 20 years, providing service as the Exhibits/Lighting Specialist. Most recently providing lighting support at National Museum of American History, National Air and Space Museum, “American in Flight” exhibit, and as well as lighting maintenance for the International Gallery for several years. He serves as an Exhibits Specialist model maker, where he has produced mannequins for several noted exhibitions, including the Buffalo Soldier display, the Usher, in “Speak to My Heart” exhibit at the Anacostia Museum, and the mannequins in the stage coach at National Postal Museum.  Tim Smith is now recognized as the office Program Coordinator, where he manages both Safety operations as the Safety officer and internship coordinator for the Office of Exhibits Central (OEC), where he manages the internship operations year around. He has established a mentorship support with several colleges and universities, like Howard University, George Washington University, Corcoran Art and Design, Bowie University, and Maryland Institute Collage of Art (MICA) and others. He has mentored many students at local high schools, such as Duke Ellington School of the Arts in their museum studies program.

In addition to his multitasking at work; he is a member of a variety of art and design organizations such as the Illumination Engineering Society (IES), where he participates in monthly workshops and seminars, American Association of Museums (AAM), and  the African American  Museum Association (AAMA), Organization of Black Designers (OBD), Focus on Design Group, where he and a team of designers host a year to year portfolio review for college students and affiliates to Black Artists DC in the local area.

Tim Smith is a graduate of Howard University, College of Fine Art, as a sculpture major. He attended North Carolina State University, College of Design, in the graduate program as a product design major. He still fosters relationships with both faculty staff and students at both institutions.

Tim Smith is presently serving as the Smithsonian African American Association (SAAA) Vice Chairperson; he has been an active member since the early 1990’s.

He continues to connect with talented students from many walks of life; he considers it an honor to help them find a place within our organization to demonstrate their skills and talents, an example of this is in our new website design.  Tim is committed to community service as a museum professional, from volunteering his time and providing exhibition design support to local galleries and museums, like the Parish Gallery, Black Fashion Museum, Reginald Lewis African American Museum, in Baltimore Maryland, Charles Wright African American Museum of Detroit, and worked on a number of community projects with local developers in the Washington metropolitan areas.