Spanish Bilingual Audience Development Intern—Education
(Temporary, non-union, paid internship position)
Over the last two years, the Brooklyn Museum has been working to develop a relationship with and programs for Spanish speakers in Brooklyn. Our Education Division seeks to hire a Spanish Bilingual Audience Development Intern to conduct a research project on the cultural habits of non-English speakers in Brooklyn and New York City, and suggest new ways to attract non-English speaking visitors to the Brooklyn Museum.
Requirements: The ideal candidate must be a confident self-starter and fluent in Spanish and English. He or she must be able to visit Spanish-language programs at other museums or cultural centers in Brooklyn, Queens, and Manhattan. Excellent writing and other communication skills, and attention to detail, are required. Multitasking, research skills, and the ability to work independently are essential. A background in art history and/or arts administration, and/or a solid knowledge or interest in the cultural life of a major metropolitan area, are preferred.
Applicants must be eligible for the ARTS Intern Studio in a school program. Fined details at the ARTS Intern website.
Responsibilities: The Spanish Bilingual Audience Development Intern will work in the Education Division, be introduced to other colleagues in the field who are working on similar initiatives, look for commonalities and differences in the practices of our cultural partners, and find collaborative program opportunities among us. She or he will review existing data, suggest new areas of research, and make new connections or deepen existing connections with groups who serve non-English language speakers. The Intern will produce a roster of Spanish-language programs from the five Heart of Brooklyn institutions; research the successes and failures of Spanish-language programs at key institutions in Brooklyn, Manhattan, and Queens; continue developing a database of colleagues and organizations conducting Spanish-language programs in New York City; and suggest public program opportunities for Spanish-language audiences based on research. He or she will also conduct research, write reports, represent the Museum with colleagues, and follow up on correspondence.
Work schedule: Nine weeks, beginning the second week of June 2014. Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. One day a week will be spent on ARTS Intern field trips.
Compensation: The Intern will be issued a Brooklyn Museum ID for the duration of the internship, which will provide a discount in the Museum Shop and The Counter café, as well as one free admission to most art museums throughout the country. Academic credit is also possible.
To apply: Please send a résumé and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, March 28, 2014. Include the title of the internship in the subject line of the email.