Adult Programs Summer ARTS Intern #1—Education
(Temporary, non-union, paid internship position)
The Adult Programs department develops gallery talks, workshops, lectures, film screenings, and performing arts series in conjunction with special exhibitions and permanent collections at the Brooklyn Museum. The Adult Programs Summer Arts Internship will offer a variety of networking opportunities in the arts and education sectors, as well as help to build and strengthen the Intern's portfolio and résumé.
Requirements: The ideal candidate must be energetic, resourceful, motivated, and able to take on a leadership role with the planning and execution of public programs targeted to our adult visitors. The individual must have excellent writing, research, and communication skills, attention to detail, ability to multitask, and a strong capacity to work independently. A background in art history and/or arts administration, as well as a solid knowledge of or interest in the cultural life of a major metropolitan area, is preferred.
Applicants must be eligible for the ARTS Intern Studio in a School program. Details may be found at the ARTS Intern website.
Responsibilities: The Adult Programs Summer Arts Intern #1 will assist in all aspects of expanding our local adult audiences through research, programming, marketing, and logistical support. Special opportunities include, but are not limited to: Target First Saturdays, weekend programs, and a summer performance and learning series. The Intern will also assist in the coordination of regularly scheduled programming, which will provide a unique overview of our Adult Programs department and the inner workings of the Museum. He or she will develop and present proposals for weekend and Thursday exhibition-related programs such as creative art-making sessions, gallery talks, workshops, lectures, panel discussions, film screenings, and performing arts series. The individual in this position will be paired with a seasoned full-time coordinator to learn about and plan programs for the FY16 calendar. She or he will be responsible for completing weekly assigned exhibitions and pedagogical related readings to discuss each week at meetings, composing publication texts (web calendar, postcards, newsletters, etc.), presenting case studies and mini-research questions, preparing program logistics, presenting an "Object of the Week," and creating an outreach plan for proposed programming.
Work schedule: Nine weeks, beginning June 8 and ending August 5, Tuesday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. One day a week will be spent on ARTS Intern field trips. Occasional evening time may be required, substituting for time during the work week.
Compensation: The Intern will be issued a Brooklyn Museum I.D. 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.
Application deadline: Wednesday, April 15, 2015