Museum Education Intern
Date: March 2014
Department: Community Programs
Schedule: Flexible arrangements but must commit to at least 15 hours per week in a consistent work schedule
Dates Required: April–July 2014
Supervisor's Title: Coordinator of Community Programs
Community Programs, a branch of ICP's Education Department, seeks two interns to assist with all aspects of youth–based art program administration and museum education.
With an emphasis on reaching out to diverse audiences, ICP Community Programs encourages personal and professional growth by providing opportunities to explore, create, and study photography. Tours, workshops, and partnerships with schools and community centers are designed to make the medium more accessible to people of every age and background. An internship at ICP's Community Programs is a wonderful way to learn about all aspects of museum education and to build teaching and administrative skills.
The main responsibility of interns is to support ICP's museum education programs, including scheduling group visits and working closely with classroom teachers to create meaningful visits for their students. Interns often assist with the research, preparation, documentation, and implementation of all programs. Interns attend tours, workshops, and community programs to observe and assist. Depending on applicants' experiences and interests, there are also opportunities for interns to work as Teaching Assistants in ICP's teen photography classes.
Applicants must possess strong communication and administrative skills; an understanding of arts education; the capacity to multi-task and to work independently; along with the ability to problem solve. Ideal candidates will also have a strong knowledge of photography—its history, techniques, and aesthetics. A familiarity with computer programs such as Microsoft Office and Photoshop is required. Must have excellent customer service skills and thrive in a high-energy, fast-paced environment.
Internships are unpaid but receive work-study hours, one credit hour for every hour worked. Work-study hours can be used for darkroom time or a tuition discount on ICP classes. Interns are also invited to attend private openings and artist talks.