Education/Visitor Engagement Internship

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

Area of Study: Art history, art education, or museum studies preferred

Purpose: To work on strategies for engaging onsite and offsite visitors with the Museum’s collection and special exhibitions.

Depending on intern’s specific interests, projects may include:

  • Collaborate with Curatorial and Education staff to develop Spotlight on the Collection web content for October 2014 through January 2015.
  • Compile existing content, and generate new content, for the Museum’s mobile application. Duties may include meeting with staff to prioritize artworks, researching and writing text, producing multimedia content, finding relevant web pulls, generating photography requests, etc.
  • Engage the public with at least one ArtBreak gallery talk (Tuesdays at 12 noon).
  • Inventory audiovisual and print resources for docents.
  • Research and write dynamic content for the Education sections of the Museum’s website.
  • Assist with visitor surveying. Duties may include working with staff to identify surveying opportunities, distilling information sought, developing questions, and administering surveys.
  • Build target-audience contact listing for the Museum’s accessibility programming.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Special skills:

  • Coursework in art history required.
  • Ability to write clearly and concisely for non-specialist audiences. Excellent knowledge of English vocabulary and grammar.
  • Facility with Microsoft Office suite (Word, PowerPoint, Excel) for Windows. Experience with iPhoto and iMovie a plus.

Other information:

  • Applicants should submit a 2 – 4 page writing sample, preferably from an art history or art education course.
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