Teaching Internships at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Museum Internship Teaching Opportunity

Teaching Intern, School Programs Teaching Corps

Metropolitan Museum of Art

The Metropolitan Museum of Art seeks eight (5) Teaching Interns in the
Education Department. The Teaching Intern will be responsible for
teaching the Museum’s guided school visits during the 2011-12 school
year, with the possibility of teaching or assisting with other
Education programs and events. Teaching Interns will have the
opportunity to develop their own lessons, create interactive gallery
activities for students, and teach independently in one of the world’s
finest museums. This is an excellent opportunity for individuals
looking for experience teaching in museums.

The internship is unpaid. However, an intensive training in museum
education practices with professional museum educators will be
provided on Friday afternoons in the fall. Academic credit can be
arranged on a case-by-case basis. Teaching interns will also be
invited to attend Museum staff and volunteer training sessions and
events, will have access to the Museum’s libraries and resources, and
may access the Museum’s galleries on days when it is closed to the

Teaching Interns will be required to commit to teaching at least one
morning per week (between 9:30am-1pm, Tuesday-Friday) during the
school year (November-May), excluding holidays.

Successful candidates will be recent college graduates(within one
year) or currently enrolled in a graduate degree program in studio
art, art history, education, museum education, or related field.
Ideal candidates are outgoing individuals who have experience working
with young people, are comfortable with public speaking, and have a
passion for both art and museum education.

Candidates will possess the ability to work independently and
collaboratively, and flexibility is essential. Experience teaching
from objects is desirable. Preference will be given to those who have
an interest using inquiry-based techniques and have a desire and
willingness to share their ideas and use reflective practice. Prior
experience working with children is strongly preferred.

Training sessions, which will occur on Friday afternoons from
October-December, include hands-on workshops on teaching methods and
seminar-style discussions with a range of Museum staff. Included in
the training will be time for the Teaching Interns to research in the
Museum’s libraries and galleries. Feedback from colleagues will be
provided throughout the training and the internship.

Please submit an essay describing your interest and why you believe
your education and experience make you an excellent candidate for this
position. Please send your essay and detailed resume via email to:
mmainterns@metmuseum.org no later than Monday, September 19 with the
subject heading, “School Programs Teaching Intern.” Finalists will be
invited to an interview during the week of September 26. Applicants
will be notified of their status by Friday, September 30.

Training and Teaching Schedule


(Fridays 1-5pm)

October 14, 21, 28

November 4, 18

December 2, 9

Teaching Internship:

At least one morning per week, 9:30am – 1pm, Tuesdays-Fridays



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