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Apprentice Museum Educator Program

Apprentice Museum Educator Program

The Apprentice Museum Educator (AME) program at the Rubin Museum of Art provides practical skills to university students or recent graduates interested in future careers in the arts, programming, and museum education for school, family, and adult audiences. Participants develop an understanding of gallery teaching, facilitation of public programs, and museum administration.

The AME program offers two tracks of focus: School & Family Programs and Adult Programs. Please note in your cover letter if you are interested in one or both areas.

Commitment

  • September 2019–June 2020
  • 10-12 weeks
  • Approximately 20 hours/week, 3 days/week

School and Family Programs

  • Assist with management of and act as liaison between educators and teaching artists.
  • Provide administrative support for the summer teens program Virtual World: Teens Code.
  • Develop lesson plans and curriculums for Family Sundays programs.
  • Support production of annual family events including Losar (Himalayan New Year) and the Block Party.
  • Assist marketing initiatives for the department with web updates and e-mails.
  • Support K–12 programs, workshops, and tours.
  • Prepare materials and supplies for gallery programs, workshops, and tours.
  • General administrative support.
  • Attend educator trainings and learn about developing gallery tours.

Adult Programs

  • Assist and support set-up, production, and house management of the Museum’s public programs including concerts, films, talks, performances, and workshops.
  • Research ideas for future programs, obtaining contact and/or biographical information about performers/speakers.
  • Conduct correspondence with artists, speakers, and presenters.
  • Provide general administrative support with marketing initiatives including creating and editing marketing materials for the Museum’s website, social media, flyers, handouts, etc.
  • Attend educator trainings and learn about developing gallery tours.

Skills and qualifications

  • Junior/senior in college, graduate student, or recent graduate preferably studying art education, museum studies, or related field.
  • Must have strong organizational skills. Attention to detail is necessary.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint required.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work independently.
  • An interest in South Asian, Indo-Tibetan, or Himalayan studies also desired but not necessary.

School & Family Programs Availability

  • Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 10:00 AM–5:00 PM (days and times negotiable)
  • Weekends as needed

Adult Programs Availability

  • Wednesday and/or Friday: 12:00–9:00 PM (start time negotiable, but must be able to stay until 9:00 PM or later on one of those days)
  • One weekday for administrative work (Mondays or Tuesdays preferred)
  • Weekends as needed

What type of training is provided?

  • Project management, curriculum planning, and basic marketing skills
  • Museum education techniques paired with opportunities to teach workshops, lead tours, and engage with visitors
  • Research, development, and production of public programs at a cultural institution

Is this a paid position? AMEs will receive:

  • Modest monthly stipend of $450 and course credit if needed
  • Discounts at the Museum café and shop
  • Free admission with Museum ID to most New York City institutions
  • Opportunity to continue beyond the initial 12–15 week AME internship
  • Professional development opportunities

To Apply:

  • Deadline for application: REGISTRATION IS CLOSED
  • Send resume and cover letter to: 彩库宝典appvolunteersandinterns@cpm16.com
  • In the subject headline, note “Apprentice Museum Educator”
  • Please attach both cover letter and resume as PDF files to your email, with both file names in the following format. If the applicant is named John Smith, the file names should be: “SMITHJ_coverletter.pdf” “SMITHJ_resume.pdf”


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彩库宝典app Education programs are supported by Agnes Gund and public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

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