Rubin Museum of Art Internships

Starting this summer and throughout the following academic year, the
Education Department at the Rubin Museum of Art is offering a number of
exciting internships for college students. We are currently accepting
applications for our Apprenticeship Museum Educator (AME) Program, as well
as internship positions within our Education Department and in departments
throughout the museum.

· The Apprentice Museum Educator (AME) Program runs for two
consecutive semesters, Fall 2012 ­ Spring 2013, and provides essential
hands-on skills to university students preparing for future careers in arts
or museum education. This position includes a monthly stipend. Please see
full description below.

· Our Summer Education Internships run from June 1 – August 15 and
provide opportunities for college and graduate students to assist Education
Department staff with university outreach and the development of resources
for college programs, as well as surveying data collected from museum
visitors. These are volunteer positions. Please see full descriptions below.

­­­­­­­­­­­­Apprentice Museum Educator (AME) Program: Fall 2012 ­ Spring
2012
The Apprentice Museum Educator (AME) Program at the Rubin Museum of Art
provides essential hands-on skills to university students preparing for
future careers in arts or museum education. The unique exhibitions at the
Rubin Museum of Art provide opportunities for Apprentices to learn and
engage audiences through the interrelation of the art, geography, history,
and culture of Himalayan Asia. Program participants will leave with an
understanding of the inner workings of a museum education department,
Himalayan art and culture, and necessary public interrelation and education
skills that will prepare them for the future. Apprentices are prepared to
utilize inquiry-based teaching strategies and receive weekly education on
content and pedagogy. Apprentice duties include giving tours to incoming
school groups, leading offsite pre-visit lessons at schools, assisting with
art-making workshops for incoming school groups, and assisting with teen
programs. Apprentices work closely with the Assistant Manager of Youth
Development and receive mentorship by staff in the Education Department.

To participate, students must:
· Be enrolled in an undergraduate program in a New York City College
or University (Education majors or strong interest in a future career in art
or education encouraged)
· Be able to provide services for two consecutive semesters (Fall
and Spring)
· Work 15 hours per week (Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays or Fridays)
· Be at least 18 years of age; have a Photo I.D.; Social Security
Card and email address.

Applications for the AME program are due Friday, May 18, 2012. Once
applications have been accepted, a formal interview process will begin in
late May. Program will start in early September. Applications are attached
to this email and can also be found with additional information online at
http://www.rmanyc.org/pages/load/137 <http://www.rmanyc.org/pages/load/137> . If
you have any questions about the AMEs Program, please email Pauline Noyes,
Assistant Manager, Youth Development, pnoyes@rmanyc.org
<mailto:pnoyes> .

Summer Education Internships: June 1 ­ August 15
Education Internship

Commitment: 10-12 hours per week

Semester: Summer

Position Available: 1

Description: The intern for university programs and partnerships performs
functions critical to college and university outreach in the Tri-State area,
helps to develop resources for college programs, and serves as class monitor
for college courses taking place in the museum’s Education Center.

Duties may include (but are not limited to):

· Create and manage lists in Excel

· Conduct internet research of college faculty and programs relevant
to museum collections and special exhibitions

· Assist with customized curriculum development for college faculty

· Help organize and edit print and web-based educational resources

· Monitor college courses by assisting professors with class prep,
online research, A/V set-up, and guiding students through galleries.

Qualifications: Master’s degree preferred with an interest in South Asian or
Indo Tibetan/Himalayan Studies, or Art History. Strong computer,
organizational, and interpersonal skills required, as well as effective
reading and writing skills. Must be able to work on a PC with proficiency in
Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and internet search engines (JSTOR,
LexisNexis, etc.).

Education Evaluation Internship

Commitment: 8-10 hours per week

Semester: Summer 2012 and possibly Fall 2012

Position Available: 1

Description: This summer education intern will assist museum programs by
supporting the organizing, synthesizing, and interpreting of survey data
collected from museum visitors from September 2011 ­ May 2012. This
project-focused internship will report to the Managers of School Programs
and University Programs.

Project Goals and Responsibilities:

· Help the museum improve existing gallery practice and use data to
help train new guides

· Strengthen and focus the museum’s response to visitor feedback,
concerns, and suggestions

· Inform and shape the on-going development of educator resources

· Streamline and clarify the group visits booking process

· Mine data for unexpected outcomes and new ideas

· Other related duties as assigned

Qualifications: The successful candidate will have demonstrated interest in
museum education, statistical/program evaluation, and the arts. Master’s
degree preferred. Strong computer, organizational, and interpersonal skills
required, as well as effective reading and writing skills. Must be able to
work on a PC with proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and
internet search engines (JSTOR, LexisNexis, etc.).

If you have any questions about our Summer Education internships, please
email Laura Lombard, Manager of University Programs & Partnerships,
llombard@rmanyc.org <mailto:llombard> . Applications are attached
to this email and also can be found at http://www.rmanyc.org/pages/load/30
<http://www.rmanyc.org/pages/load/30> .

Rubin Museum Internships – Diverse
Along with Education Department internships, there are a number of positions
available in other museum departments, such as Curatorial, Communications,
and Programming. To learn more about these positions, see attached pdf or
visit us online: http://www.rmanyc.org/pages/load/30
<http://www.rmanyc.org/pages/load/30> . If you would like to apply these
internships, please email your resume and cover letter to Racquel Dwomoh,
Coordinator, Internships Program, volunteersandinterns@rmanyc.org
<mailto:volunteersandinterns> .

Please forward this email to any students who might like to apply.

Many thanks,

Laura Lombard
Manager, University Programs & Partnerships

Rubin Museum of Art
150 West 17th Street, New York, NY 10011
140 West 17th Street | staff and delivery entrance
212.620.5000 x246 | office
212.675.0105 | fax
llombard@rmanyc.org <mailto:llombard>

http://www.rmanyc.org <http://www.rmanyc.org> | facebook.com/rubinmuseum
<http://facebook.com/rubinmuseum> | twitter.com/rubinmuseum
<http://twitter.com/rubinmuseum>

AME Application 2012.pdf
Rubin Museum of Art Internship SUMMER 2012 – Copy.pdf

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