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Museum Apprentice Program

In this paid internship, learn about art and art history with other teens from around New York City. As a Museum Apprentice, you’ll go behind the scenes at the Brooklyn Museum throughout the school year to develop your own Museum tours and teach camp groups over the summer.

You will:

Meet curators and learn about our collections

Meet education staff and learn to teach from objects in our collections

Develop and teach tours for children in summer camp groups

Assist with family programs like F.A.M. (Family Art Magic), Creativity Lab, and art-making activities at Target First Saturdays

Learn about education programming in a museum setting

Build your communication, planning, and teaching skills

Strengthen your sense of teamwork, time management, and responsibility

Get paid $11 per hour until December 2017, then $13 per hour starting January 2018. Returning Apprentices will be paid $12 per hour until December 2017, then $14 per hour starting January 2018. Work up to 212 hours for the year!

To apply, you need to be 1) a high school student, 2) at least fourteen years old, and 3) able to commit to the activities below, which take place October through August.

Schedule:

During the 2017–18 school year:

  • Thursdays: 5–7 pm
  • Saturdays: 2 Target First Saturdays sessions, 4:45–9 pm
  • Sundays: 2 F.A.M. (Family Art Magic) workshops, 10 am–4 pm, and 2 Creativity Lab workshops, 3:30–6:30 pm

During summer 2018:

  • Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays: 10 am–4 pm

To apply:

  • Submit an online application between now and September 29, 2017.
  • Email one letter of recommendation, on official letterhead, from a teacher, guidance counselor, or community leader to map.application@brooklynmuseum.org (include “Museum Apprentice Program” and the applicant’s name in the subject line).

Have questions? Email us.