Student Event: Career Insights at the Met Museum

Ever wondered what it’s like to work in a museum? The Met Museum is hosting a free Career Insights event for students on Fri, October 26th, 5:30-8:30pm. Speak with staff from many different backgrounds about their jobs, and find out how to apply your skills toward a museum career. Meet with administrators, curators, conservators, educators, designers, photographers, scientists, writers, and more. Open to all undergraduate and graduate students; those at early stages of their studies are particularly encouraged to attend. Museum admission is included.

See more information and register for the event here!

Internship Opportunity: Apprentice Museum Educator at the Rubin Museum

The Rubin Museum is seeking interested undergraduates, graduate students, and recent post-graduates for their year-long museum educator internship! Learn practical skills for a career in the arts, programming, or museum education. Apply to join the Rubin’s Apprentice Museum Educator (AME) program and gain the opportunity to work on School and Family Programs or Adult and Academic Programs for the 2018–2019 academic year (September–June). You will develop an understanding of gallery teaching, facilitation of public programs, and museum administration, and will be given the chance to create and lead your own program at the end of your term.

Apprentice Museum Educators are paid a modest monthly stipend for their services. The terms of the stipend will be discussed if applicants are accepted for interviews. School credit may be received.

Apprentice Duties include:

  • Facilitating programs such as talks, concerts and performances
  • Administrative support of programs
  • Museums studies discussions and arts career advising
  • Leading tours and art workshops for K-12 school groups

Qualifications and requirements:

  • Strong interest in a future career in programming, education, or art is encouraged.
  • Fall 2018–Spring 2019 (September–June)
  • 20 hours per week
  • Must be at least 18 years of age

How to apply:
Send a resume and letter of interest to: volunteersandinterns@rubinmuseum.org
In the subject headline, note “Apprentice Museum Educator.” For additional details, explore the Rubin Museum website.

Internship Opportunity: Museum Education at Corning Museum of Glass

The Corning Museum of Glass is pleased to announce an internship open to graduate students interested in participating in the Museum’s work toward creating a more Diverse, Equitable, and Inclusive (DEI) environment, in support of the Museum’s mission and values. This internship is being sponsored by the Museum Education Department and will provide the intern with the opportunity to participate in educational planning, programming, and interpretation. The internship provides an opportunity to study at the most comprehensive glass museum in the world, to have access to the library of record on glass, to learn from top professionals in the field, and to contribute to valuable work to the growing field of DEI.
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Learning/Training Opportunities
  • Organize programs and grassroots campaigns.
  • Gain an understanding of the importance of multiracial and intersectional coalition-building.
  • Gain an understanding of the importance and challenges of increasing the participation of people of color, women, transgender people, youth, and other underrepresented groups, in a museum.
  • Develop administrative skills that are applicable to entry-level employment.
  • Gain an understanding of museum education in a specialized art museum.
  • Experience interdisciplinary planning, programming, interpretation and evaluation in an institution dedicated to art, history, science, and technology.

Potential Activities

  • Actively participate on content and program development teams and in education department projects.
  • Conduct project-based research, including assisting with the administration of an organizational DEI audit.
  • Actively participate on the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Matrix Team.

Qualifications/Requirements

  • The preferred candidate should be energetic, resourceful, and motivated. The individual must have excellent writing, research, and communication skills, attention to detail, ability to multitask, and a strong capacity to work independently.
  • Other qualifications include:
    • Demonstrated ability to communicate with diverse groups of people
    • Interest in becoming a museum educator
    • Strong emotional intelligence and organizational skills
    • Currently enrolled in, or recently graduated from, one of the following graduate degree programs: museum studies, women and gender studies, African American studies, art history, art education, museum education, nonprofit management, science, or another related program
    • Proficient knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite applications

Additional Benefits

  • Monthly stipend of $2,000 for a duration of 2 months
  • 25% discount in Museum Shops and Café
  • Free admission to the museum for you and your guests
  • Opportunities to attend staff events and artist lectures
  • Assistance upon request with providing necessary documentation of your internship for your institution’s requirements for academic credit

Application Instructions
Send the following documents to interns@cmog.org prior to August 15, 2018:

  • Résumé
  • Letter of introduction explaining your current areas of study and interest in diversity, equity, and inclusion work in museums
  • Two sealed letters of recommendation or contact information (phone and email) for references.

Applicant Notification

  • All applications will be reviewed by our internship selection committee and notified of committee decisions.
  • Selected individuals may be asked to interview in person or over the phone.

Internship Opportunity: Learn Gallery Management at Plaxall Gallery

Attention students! Interested in learning about Gallery Management? The Art Department has just arranged a new internship at the Plaxall Gallery in LIC, where students can learn many aspects of the day to day work that goes into running a gallery space. Under the supervision of Gallery Director Norma Homberg, the intern will wear many hats and learn the inner-workings of the art market which promotes academic, career and/or personal development. This internship is for school credit and includes a small meal stipend. If taken for credit, intern must be registered for either ARTS 393 or ARTH 3203 under a faculty advisor.

Internship regular responsibilities include the following:
• A daily sweep of the gallery will be performed: Check on stability of all art installations
• Learn how to use Mail Chimp for marketing
• Type in all email addresses and “Artist of Interest ” in the appropriate Field in File Maker Pro’s database or other excel sheet section.
• Conduct a weekly research of all local galleries in LIC to become familiar with their roster of artists and their varying genres of art, which will be applicable to the intern’s Field of study.

Intern will learn the following skills:
• Intern will learn how to install and dismantle exhibits.
• Intern will learn (from beginning to end) how to compose a visual/graphic email announcement for the gallery
• Intern will write a rough draft of a Press Release. Intern will implement the edits accordingly, insert visuals, and upload the completed document onto Mail Chimp.
• Intern will learn how correspond to client email / client verbal inquiries.
• Intern will learn how to maintain client database
• Intern will research all platforms of social media.
• Intern will learn how to update the gallery’s  website and learn how to make simple pages with text and images in Wix. Facebook page, Twitter account, and Instagram account according to marketing timeline materials provided by the Gallery Directors.
• Intern will learn how to digitally archive and maintain all artists work; Intern will photograph, upload images to gallery computer, digitally re-work and save them in appropriate folders

If this sounds like an opportunity you’d like to pursue, contact the Plaxall Gallery director for further inquiries:
Norma Homberg
LiC-A / The Plaxall Gallery
5-25 46th Ave, LIC NY 11101
(347) 743-4132
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