The Education Department is responsible for programs that give visitors of all ages the opportunity to make direct connections with the Museum’s collection and exhibitions. The Department is organized into four sections: Evaluation and Planning; Gallery Learning; School Programs and Teacher Resources; and Studio and Community Arts.
The Department offers internships to college students who enjoy working with people and are interested in learning more about the many facets of Museum Education. Experience with art is not necessary but sometimes proves helpful.
This internship will acquaint students with the Museum’s collections and programs and provide the opportunity to explore a variety of career possibilities related to community-focused art activities and programming.
Community Arts Initiative Intern Responsibilities:
• Visually document, record and maintain computer records of art activities, both at community sites and the Museum;
• Assist in maintaining and updating the visual documentation for eight community groups working with the Community Arts Initiative. Should be proficient with recording devices; digital cameras, video and their application to computer files; must have an interest in community outreach, working with children and be visually creative.
• Interns will assist in design of new projects, assist in community outreach activities,
• Participate in planning meetings, and assist with scheduling the groups and record keeping. Interns will be responsible for the planning and preparation of activities and exhibits of participating partnership groups.
• Video & Photo Documentation
• Assist in preparing CAI Yearly Report
• Assist with the Artist Project jury selection
• Creating PowerPoint presentations
• Assisting in planning and hanging children’s art activities
• Assist in designing materials for the exhibit
• Assisting in Community Art activities
• Some administrative duties as required
• Proficiency using recording equipment - especially digital cameras, video and audio recorders
• Strong organizational skills
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Ability to multi-task and be flexible
• Ability to commit to 14 hours per week through mid April (with holiday break mid December through early January)
• Ability to attend orientation on either Wed, Jan 8 (10 am or 6 pm); Wed, Jan 22 (6 pm); or Wed, Feb 5 (10 am or 6 pm)