Studio Institute

Education Intern

The Frick Collection -- Education Intern

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

Education at the Frick facilitates a vital and probing dialogue between The Frick Collection and the public through a commitment to excellence in gallery teaching. This internship provides a superb opportunity for participating in many aspects of museum education work in a small, dynamic department. Together with the Frick’s experienced Education staff,  the intern will participate in the planning and implementation of public programs, including authoring and presenting public gallery talks, to be delivered to the public several times a week during the month of July. Throughout this process the intern will participate in group discussions about the content of their talk; submit drafts for revision and feedback; and practice presenting the talk with members of the department. This is an excellent opportunity for the intern to develop and implement research, writing, and public speaking skills. Additionally, interns participate in a wide range of enrichment sessions, including gallery conversations, introductions to the resources of the Frick Art Reference Library, opportunities to meet with curators and conservators, and a weekly reading group on topics in museum education. 

Skills: Preference will be given to students with coursework in art history, history, art education, arts administration, visual art, museum studies, or another relevant field. The candidate must be dependable, responsible, and self-motivated; should demonstrate a strong work ethic; and should be able to work both independently and as part of a team. Because the intern will interface with the Frick’s many audiences in a variety of capacities the ideal intern will be outgoing and  willing to work on public speaking skills. Additionally, excellent research, writing, and communication skills are required for the successful completion of this summer’s projects. Scheduling availability and flexibility are also important, as the intern will be asked to staff evening and weekend programs.

Projects Include:
- Research, compose, and present public gallery talks
- Support the planning and facilitation of public programs, including a series of courses for high school students
-Staffing public programs, such as gallery sketching and free nights, as needed

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. 

APPLICATION PROCEDURES:

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 Education Internship – Summer 2019".

Once you've received confirmation of eligibility, email your application to Rachel Himes at internships@frick.org. Please visit https://www.frick.org/careers/internships to view this internship listing on the Frick’s website.