Fabric Workshop and Museum -- Education Outreach Intern
Please see instructions on how to apply at the bottom of this page.
Over nine weeks, the Education Outreach Intern will leverage Philadelphia's prolific and culturally-rich youth art scene to build a targeted teen audience for FWM's fall 2019 exhibition by artist Jacolby Satterwhite (September 13, 2019-January 19, 2020). The exhibition features two new immersive video installations, created in collaboration with FWM, which explore virtual and augmented reality, video game history, 3D printing, and personal mythology.
The Education Outreach Intern will connect a new generation to Satterwhite's interdisciplinary practice and make important conceptual links between artistic youth culture and Satterwhite's practice. The intern will research and identify groups—such as The Attic Youth Center; Taller Puertorriqueño; Philadelphia Young Playwrights; Philadelphia Black Pride; and The Bryson Institute—whose work closely aligns with the exhibition themes. They will schedule meetings, conduct interviews, write reviews and compile information into a digital resource of organizations serving teens, with art, music, performance, poetry, theater or dance as their focus areas. The Interns will be instrumental in both the creation of youth programs for Satterwhite's exhibition and broadening FWM's teen audience for sustained engagement.
- Learn the importance of education in making FWM's exhibitions accessible to a broad public, particularly Philadelphia public schoolchildren and teen audiences
- Experience the role of education professionals in a contemporary art museum context as they shadow and train with FWM's art educators Engage with staff members in a variety of museum departments, such as Archives, Studio, Exhibitions and Visitor Services Network and build connections with Philadelphia's young artistic community and other cultural institutions, acting as a cultural ambassador of FWM Gain project-based experience to inform their future educational and professional careers as they learn such practical skills as sending business emails, scheduling meetings, conducting field research and comporting themselves in a professional manner
- Engage with FWM's visiting Artists-in-Residence Sonya Clark, Jacolby Satterwhite and Samara Golden
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 Philadelphia, or live in Philadelphia.
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 Christina Roberts at firstname.lastname@example.org.