Community Programs intern
Schedule: 2 days per week
Dates Required: October - December 2019
Supervisors: Manager of Museum Education & Community Partnerships
A year-round schedule of Community Programs brings the rewards of photographic expression to people of all ages and backgrounds, making ICP’s resources and expertise available to audiences that might not otherwise have access to them. ICP’s Community Programs include Community Partnerships, Teen Academy, and Museum Education. Our Community Partnerships and Teen Academy serve over 900 young people from across the tristate area every year by developing their knowledge of photography, critical thinking, writing, and public speaking. Our offsite partnerships with community-based organizations reach students in underserved neighborhoods through free classes. This same access is ensured by offering need-based scholarships to half of all students in onsite afterschool classes as well. Museum Education serves over 9,000 students and teachers annually by providing tours, workshops, interpretive materials, and professional development, focusing on visual literacy and critical thinking skills. New York City public schools receive these resources for free. All programming reflects ICP’s greater mission of social change through photography.
The Community Programs team seeks an intern for two (2) days per week, September through December (or later, depending on availability). This internship offers undergraduate, graduate and early stage professionals interested in museum education the opportunity to further their knowledge and skills in the field through hands on experience.
The Community Programs Intern will gain experience across initiatives. Working closely with the Manager of Museum Education and Community partnerships, they will gain knowledge and experience in the areas of museum tours and workshops, the practice of Visual Thinking Strategies, hands-on teen photography programs and other day-to-day operations of the Community Programs department.
This will be done through special projects including research, preparation for classes, workshops and events, and program and event documentation.
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 must also have a strong knowledge of photography—its history, techniques, and aesthetics. A familiarity with computer programs such as Microsoft Office and Photoshop are 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.
How to Apply
Please email Isabel Figueroa at firstname.lastname@example.org with your application resume and a brief letter of interest.