Education Internship at Bakalar & Paine Galleries, Massachusetts College of Art and Design
OVERVIEW: The Gallery Education Intern is a member of the Bakalar & Paine Galleries’ Education team; s/he assists with planning and implementing the Galleries’ educational programs including but not limited to custom gallery visits and special events. This part time, unpaid internship (roughly 10-16 hours/week, September 2016 – December 2016; renewable January 2017- May 2017) exposes interns to the inner workings of a contemporary art museum, offers both direct teaching and administrative experience, and encourages interns to undertake a project of their own. Selected interns will have an interest in collaborative planning and a willingness to learn throughout the year.
N.B: Planning sessions will likely begin in the third week of August 2016.
REPORTS TO: Curator of Education
SUPERVISED BY: Gallery Education staff
<pclass=”msonormal”>DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Research forthcoming and ongoing exhibition themes, artists, and artworks for curriculum design, teaching strategies, program development, and other gallery education related activities;
- Assist with Looking to Learn program: curriculum design, gallery-teaching, scheduling and booking school & gallery-visits;
- Assist with biannual Family Day and Gallery Attendants’ orientation;
- Teach in classrooms and galleries as needed;
- Assist with ongoing administrative work and material prep;
- Assist with documentation (photographs, scans of student work, etc.);
- Work collaboratively and flexibly with the Gallery Education team on other duties as assigned.
Interviews of select applicants will be conducted in the month of June 2016.
For more information on the galleries, visit: www.massart.edu/Galleries/Bakalar_and_Paine_Galleries.html
Required Minimum Qualifications:
- Bachelors level study in art education, museum and community education studies or related field;
- Direct teaching experience with youth;
- Strong knowledge of art-making processes supported by an artist’s portfolio;
- Ability to work independently and collaboratively on program planning and teaching;
- Proficiency in internet research, Microsoft Office, Photoshop and/or Illustrator software;
- Excellent communication skills and a sense of humor.
- Previous experience in museums and/or cultural organizations;
- Demonstrated high standards for museum education practice;
- Demonstrated ability to creatively interpret contemporary art for a broad range of learners;
- Experience working with underrepresented communities;
- Demonstrated ability in photography and/or video documentation.
How To Apply:
Send a cover letter and résumé to firstname.lastname@example.org.
June 03, 2016
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