Brooklyn Children's Museum -- Education Intern
Please see instructions on how to apply at the bottom of this page.
The Museum Education internship at Brooklyn Children’s Museum is an immersive museum education experience with an emphasis on collaboration and program development. The primary project will involve co-developing a new interdisciplinary school program to be launched during the fall 2019 semester. The school program will be rooted in the arts and BCM’s evolving investment in developing innovative, exploratory guided program experiences for youth. The internship project has two primary components: program support and assessment and content and resource development.
Program Support & Assessment | Intern will collaborate with the BCM Education team to support and assess current programs internally as well as to facilitate and synthesize feedback from visiting schools and groups. Intern will participate in the team’s efforts to implement responsive and creative updates to current programs.
Content & Resource Development | Intern will be a part of a workgroup to research for and develop a new arts-enriched interdisciplinary school program. The workgroup will complete: a lesson flow, a corresponding BCM educator resource, and a visiting educator guide. Intern will be responsible for crafting and developing the new school program’s open-source visiting educator guide with editorial support from Director of Education.
This immersive experience offers a rich opportunity to be an active an integral part of a Museum Education team. This internship is a timely and essential role for Brooklyn Children’s Museum as we continue to develop, deepen, and re-imagine our capacity and program offerings.
Skills: The intern will be responsible for contributing to the development of an arts-enriched interdisciplinary school program as well as the shaping of its accompanying BCM educator resource guide and visiting educator resource guide. In support of developing authentically responsive programming, the intern is responsible for becoming familiar with: the evolving BCM educational framework; current BCM program content and flows; BCM museum educator experiences; and how BCM programs are meeting the needs of local educators and their diverse students. The intern should exhibit flexibility, effective communication skills, initiative, positivity, and creative problem-solving skills. The intern should also exude a commitment to and excitement for collaborative efforts while also being able to work independently with confidence. The intern should possess strong writing, research, and critical thinking skills and be open to giving and receiving constructive guidance and feedback. The intern should be enthusiastic about modeling curiosity in informal learning environments and facilitating creative and dynamic learning experiences for youth. We welcome individuals who are confident with interdisciplinary exploration and who are passionate about progressive and responsive education philosophies and pedagogy.
Backgrounds in object handling and/or visual design skills are highly preferred. We welcome artistic/academic individuals that are already engaging along interdisciplinary boundaries and are interested in the potential of a museum’s Collection to achieve a social justice and highly creative impact.
- Collaborate with the BCM Education team to support and augment current educational programs
- Co-develop a new interdisciplinary school program to be launched in Fall 2019
- Research and develop a new arts-enriched interdisciplinary school program, including lesson flow and visiting educator guide
This position pays $15/hr, 28 hours a week for 9 weeks. In addition, you will receive a $500 stipend for completing the Arts Intern component of the program. Visit the Program Details page for more information.
BEFORE APPLYING, VERIFY YOU:
1) Will be enrolled as a full time undergraduate student as of the Fall 2019 semester. You must be a rising Junior or Senior.
2) Attend college in New York City, or live in New York City.
3) Have an Expected Family Contribution of less than $5000. This number is on your FAFSA form, to see what it looks like -- click here.
1) To apply to a position, please click here and fill out the eligibility application form.
2) Once your eligibility application is reviewed and approved, Studio Institute will send you an email confirming your eligibility for the program. Note: once you're verified as eligible for Arts Intern, you can apply to as many positions as you'd like. You do not have to submit the eligibility application more than once.
3) You will forward this confirmation email, along with your CV, cover letter, transcript, and recommendations to the email below these instructions with the subject "Arts Intern 2019 Approved Application".
Once you've received confirmation of eligibility, email your application to DeeArah Wright at firstname.lastname@example.org.