These interns might research art objects and provide clerical assistance on exhibition projects. MORE>
Curatorial interns can expect to gain hands-on experience and exposure to the daily functioning of the Akron Art Museum. Interns will have opportunities to contribute to the museum by supporting the curatorial department through various tasks and projects.The availability of internships varies according to department needs. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. Download the application for more information.
Fall 2019 Internship Opportunity MORE>
These interns might help organize lectures and workshops and provide administrative assistance for the museum's docent and school outreach programs. Art Education, Studio, History and Management students are welcome to apply. For more information email Associate Educator Gina Thomas-McGee.
AKRON ART MUSEUM
FALL 2019 EDUCATION INTERN
A. Reports to Assistant Educator
B. Works closely with Volunteer Docents
Education Interns will be key contributors to the Education Department and will have significant involvement with the Akron Art Museum’s Essential Experience program as gallery teachers. This program will bring every 4th grader in the Akron Public School system to the museum for field trips over the course of the 2019-2020 school year. Tours are focused on student participation, creativity, and hands-on learning. Interns will also maintain the docent storage space and keep all Essential Experience activities stocked and organized, and will assist with other projects within the Education Department as needs arise. Strong public speaking skills, experience working with children and demonstrated interest in art or education are preferred. This position is an unpaid internship.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
A. Act as gallery teacher during 90 minute, interactive tours through the galleries. Interns will receive training on 7 specific objects from the collection. Tours include hands-on projects that are completed in the galleries. Interns will be responsible for no more than 12 students at a time and museum staff will always be on hand in case assistance is needed. All tours take place during weekday mornings. Applicants must be available a minimum of two weekday mornings.
B. Undertakes other assignments as requested by the Associate Educators and Assistant Educator.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
High school diploma required; must be current undergraduate student in studio art, education, art history, or history. Experience working with children and demonstrated interest in art or education are preferred.
SKILLS AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS NEEDED
Strong public speaking skills required; excellent rapport with children; the ability to work well as part of a team; good interpersonal skills; creativity, energy and enthusiasm. All applicants are subject to a criminal background check.
WORKING CONDITIONS AND PHYSICAL DEMANDS
Standing/sitting for extended periods. Manual dexterity and visual acuity needed for demonstrating art projects. Transporting project materials and supplies, lifting up to 25 pounds, pulling larger weights using a wheeled cart or dolly. Communicating with children and adults verbally.
This list is meant to be illustrative of the usual types of activities and working conditions for this position, and is not intended to be all-inclusive.