Graduating Art Historians? Get an internship in Museum Education at the Brooklyn Museum to launch your career

10-month Museum Education Internship at Brooklyn Museum Application Deadline March 31, 2012

Brooklyn Museum is offering full-time, ten-month internship positions in Museum Education from September 6, 2012 through June 20, 2013. The Museum’s Education Division has long been a pioneer in museum education, designing creative interpretive programs that address the needs of diverse audiences. Intern educators receive intensive training in museum education pedagogy and practice from Museum staff members who monitor, observe, and guide their professional development. Intern Educators lead the majority of the Museum’s guided gallery visits for school groups and play an integral role in the planning and implementation of educational programs for school, youth and family, or adult audiences. Regularly scheduled workshops introduce Intern Educators to other Brooklyn Museum departments and education programs at other New York City institutions. Interns receive a stipend of $15,273 (subject to payroll taxes), health insurance, and NYC public transportation for the duration of the internship.

Applicants should be college graduates with an interest in working with diverse museum audiences and/or teaching from art objects. Intern Educators are required to work full-time, including one weekend day. All applicants must be eligible to work in the United States and are responsible for securing their own immigration documents. The Museum will not sponsor immigrant visa applications, although in the past, Intern educators have worked with international student organizations to secure non-immigrant visas. Proof of the applicant’s ability to work in the United States must be submitted to the Museum before the start of work.

Candidates are invited to apply to work as School, Youth and Family Programs Intern Educators (SYFP) or Adult and School Programs Intern Educators (ASP):

School, Youth and Family Programs Intern Educators (SYFP) service the community through a variety of programs including guided gallery visits for school groups, drop-in weekend programs for families, and art-making classes. By working with these audiences in the Museum’s galleries and assisting in program planning and the development of educational materials, SYFP Intern Educators gain valuable experiences that prepare them for a variety of professions.

Adult and School Programs Intern Educators (ASP) assist in all aspects of expanding the Museum’s local adult audiences, including researching, programming, marketing, and logistical support, as well as teaching guided gallery visits for school groups. The Adult Programs (AP) Department develops programs such as gallery talks, workshops, lectures, film and performing arts series for special exhibitions and the permanent collection.

To apply for the ten-month Museum Education Internship Program send one envelope containing a résumé, statement of interest (including your preference for SYFP or ASP placement, and two signed and sealed letters of recommendation) to:

Education Intern Coordinator
Brooklyn Museum
200 Eastern Parkway
Brooklyn, NY 11238-6052

Applications must be postmarked by March 31. Please do not send additional application materials. For confirmation of the receipt of your application, please include a self-addressed stamped postcard. Applicants will be notified of their application status by May 31.

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