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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), 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 an hour. Returning Apprentices will be paid $12 an hour. 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.


During the 2016–17 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

During summer 2017:

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

To apply:

Applications for 2016–17 are now closed. Check back in June 2017 for applications for 201718. Have questions? Email us.