Education Intern-Public Programs, IT Support

Part-time, 8-20 hours per week Interns must to seek college credit for this real-world experience. Internship is unpaid.

Department: 
Education
Reports To: 
Education Manager
Primary Work Location: 
Summary: 

The purpose of the Education Intern is to provide an educational experience and opportunity to delve deep into the public programs division of the Museum’s Education & Engagement department through project-based learning.

The Education Intern-Youth Programs IT Support, will conduct content research for present and future youth education programs, assist with the day-to-day of the Education & Engagement department, and complete work on projects—IT Support and interests of intern—that provide an educational experience for the Museum’s youth visitors. The Intern will learn about the development of educational programming, Education’s program outreach, internal staff needs, exhibition-related programs and interpretative materials through observing guided tours, assist in maintaining program database, and participate in the development, planning, and facilitation of youth targeted programs such as the Teen Advisory Group, Extended School Partnership tours and showcases, readingROOM’s activities, and participate in the Museum’s signature monthly event Downtown at Sundown, to name a few.

You will: 

  • Assist Education Manager in developing IT staff support systems pertaining to Education, with a focus on youth programs, ongoing and new youth targeted programming, including on-site and online research relevant information for the development existing programs, communication for Education & Engagement programs or exhibition related content.
  • Assist with support of youth programs activities and correspondence with partners and participants
  • Assist during events by providing information to guests and Museum staff, setup and breakdown of programs. 
  • Learn about the design and development of youth programs for the Teen Advisory Group (TAG) and Extended School Partnership (ESP) readingROOM, including assisting to facilitate group discussion and activities that draws connections between the works on view.
  • Learn about the development of and interpretative materials
  • Learn about ongoing research into the Museum’s permanent collection
  • Follow safety policies and procedures to ensure a safe learning environment

Opportunities:

  • Work closely with professional museum staff.
  • Help develop innovative education programs.
  • Assist in developing online resources for Education & Engagement staff, partner teachers, students, and the general public.

Leave with:

  • Experience with contemporary art related research skills
  • New contacts in the education and museum fields.
  • A portfolio of completed projects.
Knowledge, Skills & Experience: 
  • Excellent research skills. Good organizational, multitasking, attention to detail, and follow-through skills.
  • Excellent technical skills with above average proficiency in MS Office; Word, Excel, Outlook, Google Drive/Tools; Docs, Spreadsheet, Forms, etc.
  • Some knowledge of Drupal is helpful.
  • Ability to learn and work independently or a team.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Working toward a degree in Art, Education, Museum Studies, or related field. 
  • Interest and Knowledge of contemporary art.
  • Spanish/English bilingual ideal. (Farsi, Mandarin, or Vietnamese also preferred).
  • Enrolled or ability to enroll in a school-approved academic internship program. 
  • GPA of 3 or greater.

    Ideal candidates will have an interest in art, museums and/or education as a career with an incline to technology. Candidates proficient in IT support, research, writing, and public speaking preferred. Prior experience with middle to high school aged students a plus, but not required. Internships are supervised but ideal candidates will be independent and self-starting. Experience interacting with both youth and adult audiences in formal or informal settings.