Studio Institute

Museum Education Intern

Fabric Workshop and Museum -- Museum Education Intern

Please see instructions on how to apply at the bottom of this page.

Over nine weeks, the Museum Education Intern will be integrated into all aspects of programming for FWM's spring 2019 exhibition, Sonya Clark: Monumental Cloth, The Flag We Should Know (March 29, 2019 - August 4, 2019). This multi-disciplinary show explores race, culture, class and history, and will feature a massive woven recreation of the little-known Confederate Flag of Truce-ten times its original size-offering a representation of truce and surrender as an alternative to the infamous Confederate Battle Flag, a pervasive image of divisiveness. The exhibition will be accompanied by a roughly concurrent companion exhibition featuring Clark's work at the near American Museum in Philadelphia (May 18, 2019 – September 9, 2019). The Museum Education Intern will contribute in the execution of educational and outreach programming jointly developed by FWM and AAMP.

The Museum Education Intern will receive tour training-highlighting the role of experimentation and collaboration in the creation of contemporary art in general, and Clark's work in particular. The Museum Education Intern will also help implement family and teen programs, conduct community outreach for pre-kindergarten audience, design a booklet containing hands on tour lessons for pre-kindergarten participants, and lead tours of Sonya Clark: Monumental Cloth, The Flag We Should Know. Not only will the Museum Education Intern actively contribute to the Education department by conducting tours, their work will also result in a digital resource directory of pre-kindergarten organizations and a booklet of hands-on workshop ideas for pre school aged students. The Museum Education Intern's perspective and experience will provide fresh insight and thinking about our educational programs and help fulfill our mission to reach underserved youth in Philadelphia.

Projects Include:
- Learn the importance of education in making FWM's exhibitions accessible to a broad public, particularly Philadelphia pre-school audiences
- Research and compile an outreach database of local Child Care Centers, Head Start Programs, School-Based Early Childhood Programs and Home Child Care Centers to target pre-kindergarten audience while learning about their local community
- Research and design a booklet of hands-on workshop ideas for pre-school aged participants Learn screen printing pedagogy and meaningful ways to connect it to exhibition themes
- 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 other museum departments, such as Archives, Studio, Exhibitions and Visitor Services Network and build connections with Philadelphia's pre-school community and other cultural institutions, acting as cultural ambassadors 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.  

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, and transcript 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 Katie Parry at