Education / Community Engagement Internship (Unpaid)

Purpose: To assist the Youth and Family Programs Coordinator in the preparation, administration and facilitation of outreach programs. May require some classroom teaching.

Length: Approximately 12 weeks (exact dates to be determined)

Terms: Fall (September-December) and Spring (January-April)

Education: Advanced undergraduate (junior/senior), graduate student, or recent graduate

Area of Study: Art, Art History, or Education

Hours: Flexible for 10-20 hours per week, M-F from 9am-5pm


  • Assist with the preparation of materials for outreach programs
  • Organize supplies for outreach school programs, including ordering supplies
  • Make phone calls and inquiries related to outreach and school programs
  • Assist with the facilitation of art activities and other programs in the community
  • Update files, create Excel documents, and enter data to maintain accurate records for participation statistics and contact information
  • Assist in creating outreach lesson plans and videos related to the Museum’s collection
  • Public speaking
  • Frame and install / de-install community student exhibition

Special Skills and Requirements:

  • Strong communication skills
  • Highly organized with the ability to handle multiple tasks at once
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Must be able to lift 25lbs
  • Valid driver’s license and transportation to offsite events
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