Studio Institute

Museum Education and Research Intern

Stax Museum of American Soul Music -- Museum Education and Research Intern

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

The Arts Intern will work under the direction of the Director of Education at the Stax Museum of American Soul Music and play a key role in planning, implementing, and evaluation the museum’s formal and informal summer learning activities for youth and family audiences. The Intern will develop original hands-on activities for our free admission Tuesdays; work with the Director of Education and interns from the Memphis Music Initiative (MMI) to deliver these programs; give formal or informal tours of the gallery; work to implement the museum’s Camp Stax program for high school students; work with the Executive Director to conduct research for upcoming museum exhibitions on the Mid-South Coliseum and/or the rich soul and R&B scene in Chicago.

Skills: The Intern should have some experience in working with young learners; a passion for sharing their expertise with public audiences; and, an interest in Memphis history, soul music, and the role of museums in communities. Collaboration and working within a team will be critical. Must be comfortable being a leader and working independently. The Intern will mainly assist the Director of Education, but by the end of the internship, should be able to confidently deliver a quality learning experience to a museum audience.

Projects Include:
- Work under the Director of Education to help plan, implement and evaluate the museum’s summer education program
- Develop original hands-on activities for free admission Tuesdays
- Implement the museum’s Camp Stax program for high school students

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 Memphis, or live in Memphis. 

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 Kimberly Hooper-Taylor at