Education Intern The intern’s project will be closely linked to the special exhibition The Pursuit of Immortality: Masterpieces from the Scher Collection of Portrait Medals. During the first few weeks, the intern will conduct research on an object or ensemble from this exhibition. This will be used to develop a gallery talk, which will be delivered to the public several times a week during the month of July. This component of the project ends with the intern recording their talk and editing it into a video for the museum’s website.
This initial research will prepare the intern for the second component of their project: assisting with the Summer Portraiture Institute, a free week-long program for high school students. The intern will work with the curator and educators to prepare for the program, and then support the Institute as needed. By accompanying the high schoolers through the museum and on their field trips, the intern will learn how to offer constructive feedback and research support, and be more prepared to plan and implement a teen program related to a special exhibition.
Qualifications The Education Intern must have excellent writing, research, and communication skills, as well as a willingness to work on public speaking and learn the audio/video editing software necessary for successful completion of this summer’s projects. The intern must have a flexible schedule, as he/she will be asked to staff evening and weekend programs. Preference will be given to students with a background in art history, history, art education, arts administration, museum studies, or another relevant field.