Teen Programs Summer Intern—Education
(Part-time, temporary, non-union, unpaid internship position)
The Teen Programs Summer Intern supports the Museum Apprentice Program, which provides an opportunity for teens to teach at a major art museum. After attending training two to three times monthly, from November through June, teens deliver tours to day campers, ages 6–13, for six weeks in July and August.
Requirements: Candidates must have:
- A B.A. or B.F.A. (or be a rising junior or senior) in studio art, art history, museum education, art education, anthropology, or a related field
- Experience working with children or teens
- Excellent research, writing, and oral communication skills
- A cheerful, friendly, and outgoing disposition
- Extreme attention to detail, with an ability to manage numerous tasks efficiently
Responsibilities: The Teen Programs Summer Intern works with the Teen Programs Coordinator to:
- Support the Museum Apprentices during their training week and throughout the summer
- Participate in training activities, assisting or leading team-building activities and Apprentices' professional skill workshops
- Provide guidance in finding appropriate information for Apprentice-guided tours
- Assist with the creation of interactive learning activities
- Help develop and improve the Apprentices' public speaking skills
- Observe Apprentices teaching, act as program evaluator, and discuss lessons with Apprentices before and after each tour
- Collect written and visual data to assist the Teen Programs Coordinator in day-to-day operations, evaluation, and marketing the Apprentice program
- Assist Apprentices in creating written and video documentation of their work and progress in the program
- Optionally, observe the Digital Artizens: Feminist Project and work with another Teen Programs Summer Intern on a collective Teen Programs project, to be decided
The Teen Programs Summer Intern must be available throughout the summer for one-on-one consultation with Apprentices regarding their teaching responsibilities as well as the fulfillment of their responsibilities for the Apprentice program.
Reports to: Teen Programs Coordinator
Start and end dates: Monday, June 26, 2017, to Friday, August 18, 2017
Work schedule: 9:30 am–5 pm on scheduled work days. Intern must be available Monday, June 26, and Tuesday, June 27, in addition to Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays June 28–August 12, with some flexibility.
Compensation: This internship is unpaid. Interns will be issued a Brooklyn Museum ID for the duration of their internship, which includes a discount in the Shop and Café, as well as free admission to many art museums throughout the country. Academic credit may be possible.
To apply: Send your résumé and cover letter to email@example.com. Please include the title of the position in the subject line of the email.