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.
The School Programs section annually leads 25,000 school age visitors on tours of the Museum. The section works during the summer months to develop and refine tour offerings and to prepare appropriate training for those who lead tours. The School Programs Intern would assist in this essential planning time in addition to learning about the daily operations of a major art museum Education department.
• Conduct research with area educators on current school tour offerings, specifically Art of the Americas
• Assist in researching the Art of the Americas collection for future docent training and prepare resource materials
• Assist in the daily operations of the School Programs section
• Demonstrate excellent written/verbal communication skills
• Demonstrate excellent organizational skills
• Familiarity with, and interest in American art history
• Familiarity with PowerPoint
• Proven ability to work as part of a team as well as independently
• Previous museum or educational setting experience preferred
• Flexibility and a sense of humor
• Graduate students are welcome to apply
• Ability to commit to 10-15 hours per week through mid April
• Ability to attend orientation on either Wed, Jan 8, (10am or 6pm); Wed, Jan 22, (6pm) or Wed, Feb 5, (10am or 6pm)