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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 how to teach from objects in our collections

Develop and teach tours for children in summer camp groups

Assist with family programs like Arty Facts 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 $9 an hour through December 2016, then $11 an hour through August 2017. Returning Apprentices will be paid $10 an hour through December 2016, then $12 an hour through August 2017. 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 2016 through August 2017.

During the 2016–17 school year:

  • Thursdays: 5–7 p.m
  • Saturdays: 2 Target First Saturday sessions, 4:45–9 p.m.
  • Sundays: 2 Arty Facts workshops, 10 a.m.–4 p.m.

During summer 2017:

  • Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays: 10 a.m.–4 p.m.

Applications for 2016–2017 are now closed.

Interviews take place October 22 and 23, 2016. Have questions? Email us.