Education Interns (2 positions available) This year, FWM will present the exhibition Louis Kahn: The Power of Architecture, a retrospective of the work of the celebrated architect. During the summer internship, the two Education Interns will work in tandem with the Education department to research and design educational materials for K-12 Philadelphia public school students. These materials – a museum activity journal and three age-appropriate hands-on lessons – will draw on architecture and contemporary art concepts and align closely with the exhibition. They will be used specifically as part of FWM’s Study Tour Program, which welcomes over 1,000 students each year for in-depth tours linked thematically to current exhibitions and tailored to each grade level.
Researching Louis Kahn – from his childhood years growing up in Philadelphia; through his path to becoming an internationally renowned architect; to his influential career as a famous architect and teacher
Searching for links between Kahn’s architectural work and the contemporary artists who have been in residence at FWM, then identifying commonalities in concept, material, and design
Creating educational materials to be used in student tours (museum activity journal and three hands-on lesson plans)
Qualifications Applicants must possess a strong interest in contemporary art, architecture, design, and museum art education. Candidates must have excellent research and communication skills. Since the interns will be writing lesson plans for elementary, middle, and high school students, they ideally have a background or demonstrated interest in education.
Application To apply for these positions, please send all required information listed under "How to Apply" to Christina Roberts, Director of Education, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include “Arts Intern” in the subject line.