Studio Institute

Community Engagement Intern

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum -- Community Engagement Intern

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

The intern will assist with all aspects of preparation for the Neighborhood Nights series and develop original fun self-serve gallery games for visitors when the Museum is not offering special programming for families. Intern will assist with event production and develop innovative gallery games and outreach strategies for visitors of all ages. Intern will also work on "Neighborhood Nights," a free, three-evening series of family-oriented activities at the Gardner Museum which attracts audiences from local Boston communities. Visitors enjoy live music performances, hands-on art-making, and fun gallery activities culminating in a Block Party. Neighborhood Nights dates are June 28, July 12, and August 9, 2018. 

The Intern will have the opportunity to learn about how a major cultural institution partners with local artists and cultural groups to develop, market, execute and evaluate Community Programs. The Intern will help with Outreach to local community organizations, have access to the Gardner’s extensive collection, knowledgeable professionals, and will be asked to research current Museum best practice in self-guided family activities.

Skills: Microsoft Word Office, familiarity with Google Docs, Google Sheets and Google Forms. Preference for intern with graphic design skills in Publisher, InDesign, or Photoshop. Desired candidate must be excellent at email communication, a creative, responsible, self-starter who is comfortable working in a social setting with diverse multi-generational populations. The Intern must have a strong interest in Community Engagement through the arts and family programs. Strong knowledge of local Boston community arts scene is a plus.

Projects include:
- Create and lead original gallery games, and do outreach for family Neighborhood Nights and Free Fun Friday
- Assist Community Engagement Director in planning Fall Community Engagement Initiatives
- Assist in social media outreach to promote various events at ISGM
- Plan for and help organize events throughout the summer at ISGM

This position pays $12/hr, 28 hours a week for 9 weeks. In addition, you will receive a $580 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 2018 semester. You must be a rising Junior or Senior.
2) Attend college in Boston, or live within the boundary established by Route 128 (also known as the 95 loop). 

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, upload your application here and address applications to Rhea Vedro.