Museum Education Intern The Museum Education Intern will focus on developing a school program and family guide in conjunction with the Museum’s upcoming fall exhibition: A Grand Vision: Violet Oakley and the American Renaissance. The intern will research the life and historical context of the work of Violet Oakley, an internationally known suffragette, advocate for peace, and social activist. Oakley was also a renowned muralist, stained glass designer, and illustrator during the “American Renaissance,” a period of cultural renewal following the Civil War.
This will be a large-scale exhibition that focuses on Oakley’s public commissions, rarely seen before due to their fixed locations in civic buildings, churches, colleges, and private residences during her fifty-year career.
The intern will also assist in the administration and implementation of the summer studio art program for children and teens, specifically spending time in the studio assisting the instructor with the Summer Community Art Project. This will be helpful in understanding how art-making activities are designed to enrich student museum experiences.
Organizing and researching information on the life and historical context of Violet Oakley
Collecting information on the American Renaissance and Renaissance humanism
Researching school curriculum on U.S. government and citizenship education models, in order to develop a museum school program
Assisting with studio art programs
Creating a family guide for A Grand Vision: Violet Oakley and the American Renaissance
Qualifications The ideal applicant is organized, and has excellent writing, and research skills. S/he has a background or demonstrated interest in art, history, and education.
Application To apply for these positions, please send all required information listed under "How to Apply" to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include “Arts Intern” in the subject line.