Education Intern- Youth Programs

Part-time, 8-20 hours per week, including second and fourth Tuesday evenings (sometimes a Saturday) of each month. Interns must seek college credit for this real-world experience. Internship is unpaid.

Department: 
Education
Reports To: 
Education & Engagement Director
Primary Work Location: 
Summary: 

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

The Education Intern-Youth Programs/IT, will assist with the day-to-day setup and breakdown of activities for the Teen Advisory Group, that meets three times a month. In addition the intern will conduct content research for present and future youth education programs, assist with the day-to-day activities of the Education department, and complete work projects—based on the intern’s interests—that provide an educational experience for the Museum’s youth visitors. The Intern will learn about the development and implimentation of youth and related programs and interpretative materials through observing guided tours, updating internal databases and google sites/classrooms, and participate in the development, planning, and assist in targeted programs such as the Teen Advisory Group, Extended School Partnership, and the 25 and Under Art Contest, tours and showcases, and participate in the Museum’s signature monthly event Downtown at Sundown, to name a few..

You will: 

  • Assist in setup and breakdown of scheduled Teen Advisory Group meetings and workshops, and other programming
  • Assist Education Manager in developing and facilitating on-going and youth-targeted programming, including on-site and online capacities
  • Research relevant information for the development of existing programs, such as artists bios, other
    Museum programs or exhibition related content.
  • Assist with scheduling of youth programs activities and correspondence with partners and
    Participants
  • Learn about the design and development of youth programs for the Teen Advisory Group (TAG) and Extened School Partnership, 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 and youth outreach, such as REACT
  • 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 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, multi-tasking, attention to detail, and follow-through skills. 
  • Ability to learn and work independently or a team environment.
  • Good technical skills with a proficiency in MS Office; Word, Excel, Outlook, as well as familiar with Google Drive/Tools; Docs, Spreadsheet, Forms, Classroom etc. highly encouraged.
  • Interest and Knowledge of contemporary art.
  • Spanish/English bilingual preferred. 
  • Enrolled or ability to enroll in a school-approved academic internship program. 
  • GPA of 3 or greater.

While working toward a degree in Art, Education, Museum Studies, or related field is recommended, all exhibiting interests in youth programming and use of new technology for education are encouraged to apply.

Ideal candidates will have an interest in museums and/or education as a career. Candidates proficient in research, writing, and public speaking preferred. Prior experience with elementary 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 youth and adult audiences in formal or informal settings.