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 Resources 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.
• Assist with preparation for teacher workshops for 2013-2014 school year including developing bibliographies and webliographies, gallery activities, etc. for a wide variety of topics related to the Museum’s collections and upcoming special exhibitions.
• Assist with preparation for customized teacher programs during the summer, including developing bibliographies and webliographies, gallery activities, etc. for a wide variety of topics related to the Museum’s collections and upcoming special exhibitions.
• Develop online galleries on Educators’ Online related to each workshop.
• Excellent written and verbal communication and research skills required
• Coursework in art history preferred
• Experience and interest in working with schools or teachers preferred
• Ability to commit to 12-15 hours per week through mid April
• 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)