Community Engagement Intern Under the supervision of the Community Engagement Specialist, the Community Engagement Intern will assist with the Studio Go program, which was created during CMA’s centennial year in order to increase community awareness and participation in hands-on art making inspired by the CMA’s collection, and forge new community partnerships, as well as strengthen existing ones. The focus of this internship is to expand Studio Go programming as well as determine new outreach sites for the Studio Go van. The intern will assist the Community Engagement Specialist in deciding where Studio Go will go, coordinate with community festivals regarding logistics, create projects and programs, and attend various events. This is a fun way to learn how to engage with different communities of Cleveland as well as understand the administrative work that is needed for a program at CMA.
In addition, the intern will begin working on a research project answering the question “How can Art Education prevent violence and address social stressors of youth?” Interns will spend a portion of their day in the Ingalls Library or working with the Begun Center for Violence Prevention Research and Education at Case Western Reserve’s Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences. They will also assist in a partnership with the Boys and Girls Club of Cleveland’s initiative, Cleveland Peacemakers Alliance, which employs outreach workers – including some former gang members – who have street credibility. The group is involved in mediation, gang interaction, violence prevention, conflict resolution, case management, family services and intervention following violent incidents. At the end of the internship, the intern will present their findings to their supervisor.
The intern will gain administrative skills including managing calendars, coordinating with community festival leaders, and the creation and implementation of programming. The intern will also be able to grow their creative skills while creating projects and/or incorporating art history into projects the community engagement specialist creates. They will also learn teaching skills while at community festivals and learn how to research festivals to go to throughout the summer. The intern will also gain understanding of CMA and the various functions of the education department.
CMA will gain assistance with the Studio Go project and the ability to impact a young person who may be interested to become a museum professional
Full time, undergraduate student studying Studio Art, Art History, or a related field with an interest in museum education.
Student Aid Report (SAR) must indicate an Expected Family Contribution (EFC) of less than $5,000.
Impeccable communication skills,
Able to lift 25 pounds
Able to work independently and in a group
Able to work with a diverse group of people including people of different sexual orientations, race, socio-economic status, and age
Eager to learn
Outgoing and loves to have fun
Respond to Studio Go emails
Assist with the logistics for community festivals
Research communities and community festivals to identify potential partnerships
Assist with the creation of projects and other education materials for Studio Go
Manage the Studio Go Calendars
Assist teaching artist and teaching assistants at community events which includes interacting with community members
To Apply: Send cover letter, resume, financial aid qualification, pdf of unofficial transcript, and one reference to Rachel Arzuaga at firstname.lastname@example.org.