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 people who enjoy working with the public and are interested in learning more about the many facets of Museum Education. Experience with art is not necessary but oftentimes proves helpful. An internship acquaints volunteers with the Museum’s collections and programs and provides the opportunity to explore a variety of career possibilities.
• Work closely with School Programs staff to monitor the web-based educational resource, MFA For Educators, including support for teachers and others, as well as the logging of bugs found on the site and coordination with the technical team.
• Conduct regular benchmarking studies and competitive analysis of art museums’ educational online resources.
• Assist in the production of online video tutorials and any further development of features and functions of the site.
• May also include development of online curriculum based on selected works of art from the MFA’s collection. Different curriculum units may address different grade levels (K – 12) and different subject areas (art, ELA, history/social studies, science, math, etc.), accordingly. Specific content will be worked out between intern and supervisor.
• Experience and interest in the online teaching/learning environment
• Enrollment in and returning to an undergraduate or graduate program
• Experience with web-based programming and web-development projects preferred
• Familiarity with screen-capture/online video development software, project management software, online survey software, and HTML helpful
• Experience with curriculum development for K – 12 classrooms helpful
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Ability to commit to 12-20 hours per week through mid August
• Ability to attend orientation on either Tues, May 27 (9:30 am -12 pm) or Tues, June 10 (9:30 am-12 pm)