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 Gallery Learning section of the Education department is looking for a graduate intern who will work with the Head of Gallery Learning and the Manager of Family Programs in the implementation and staffing of a variety of interactive programs designed to enhance the MFA experience and create a dynamic learning environment for adults, families and children. Gallery Learning encompasses free in-gallery programs for all ages of visitors and includes programs such as Gallery talks, Artist Demonstrations, Family activities and many others. There are about 70 programs each month that focus on teaching museum visitors about art history, history, culture, and artistic process through creating engaging conversations in the galleries between visitors, staff and the art.
The selected intern will gain experience working with all ages of museum visitors and learn firsthand how education programs and materials are developed from start to finish. He/she will also gain valuable teaching experience in the museum galleries and art studios.
• Work closely with families through teaching a variety of art making activities during February and April School Vacation weeks along with other family events.
• Assist with planning and facilitating a variety of programs for adults and children including Drawing in the Galleries, Artist Demonstrations, MFA Playdates and a variety of family events.
• Assist in the planning, creation, implementation, and visitor evaluation of new self-guided gallery materials and resources for families in the galleries.
• Conduct research for existing programs, new programs and self-guided materials.
• Culminating experience for intern could include a public talk in galleries for adults and/or a new self-guided activity for families.
• Graduate student in museum studies, education, studio art, art history or history
• Excellent written/oral communication skills
• Outgoing personality
• Some teaching experience and work with families preferable
• Museum and/or studio arts experience a plus
• Ability to commit to 10 hours per week. This internship includes some weekend and evening work, along with additional hours during February (2/17-2/21) and April (4/21-4/25) School Vacation Weeks.
• 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)