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Teacher Resources Graduate Internship

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 five sections: Gallery Learning; Planning and Evaluation; Interpretation; 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. 

The Teacher Resources intern will assist the Manager of Teacher Programs and School Partnerships with the development and implementation of teacher professional development programs. This internship will thereby acquaint the student with the Museum’s collections and programs and provide the opportunity to explore a variety of career possibilities.

The selected intern will gain familiarity with the MFA’s collection, as well as experience in and knowledge about researching specific works of art; how teachers in K-12 education use the museum as a resource in their classrooms; and creating materials to aid teachers in the resource utilization process.

Responsibilities:

  • Assist with preparation for teacher workshops for 2015-2016 school year, including developing gallery activities, etc. for a wide variety of topics related to the Museum’s collections and upcoming special exhibitions.
  • Develop online lessons on MFA for Educators related to each workshop.

Qualifications:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication and research skills required.
  • Enrollment in a graduate program in history, art history, education, museum studies, or a related field.
  • Experience and interest in working with schools or teachers preferred. 
  • Ability to commit to 10 hours per week through mid December  
  • Email a single MS-Word document containing your cover letter & resume to: intern@mfa.org 
  • Ability to attend orientation on either Sat, Sept 26 (9:30am) or Wed, Oct 7 (10am or 6pm)



Type

Internship

Status

Part Time

Schedule

10.00 hours per week

Flexible within M-F, 9a-5p parameters

Posted

February 7, 2011

Department

Education