Allentown Art Museum is seeking an energetic and inventive intern for the School and Family Programs Internship for the Summer of 2021. This individual will help design, develop, and implement Summer and Fall family programs including drop-in art making classes, Pop-up Summer Studios, leading Free Fun Sunday activities, and more. They will also assist in developing the next season of Discover Art content including a virtual tour, teacher guides, lesson plans, art projects, and videos to support this content.

Additionally, each Sunday, this student will lead the ArtVentures project by preparing materials and guiding participants through the steps of the activity, thus granting hands-on teaching opportunities.

Interns will gain practical experience teaching in a museum and developing educational material. They will broaden their understanding of museums and their role in a community while developing greater interpersonal, writing, educational design, and teaching skills. Students will learn to adapt to a fast-paced working environment and will influence the reach and impact of museum programming.

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, please note that meetings will occur both in-person and on a virtual platform, and any physical interactions will strictly adhere to social distancing and hygienic measures as mandated by the Pennsylvania State policy.

Qualifications:

The Public Engagement department is seeking an individual who is energetic, personable, flexible, and passionate about the arts. The successful candidate must demonstrate some knowledge of K-12 educational theory or museum education theory. Candidates with experience teaching virtually or in-person and that can provide a portfolio of work that includes lesson plans or educational arts activities will be given special consideration. This individual will work with the Museum’s diverse audiences and therefore must possesses knowledge, sensitivity, and understanding of the social, political, personal, and cross-cultural needs of students and participants. Familiarity with graphic design and video editing/creation is also a plus.

Fluency in Spanish is preferred, but not required.

Compensation:

The Allentown Art Museum is proud to offer stipends to Interns accepted into the Summer 2021 program. Other benefits include a complimentary Student Membership which gives access to discounts at several local shops and eateries, as well as a discount at the Museum Store.

Stipends are provided at the end of the semester and are dependent upon the completion of the program. All travel will also be reimbursed based on the mandated 2021IRS rates.

Application Instructions:

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Applicants must supply the following materials to be considered for this position:

  1. A letter of interest outlining how the candidate’s qualifications and experiences align with the position description.
  2. A curriculum vitae.
  3. A representation of your educational style (teaching video, lesson plan, arts activity, etc).

All materials should be sent to education@allentownartmuseum.org with the subject line “Family Programs Internship Application.”

State and Federal Clearances as well as a background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can begin work with the Allentown Art Museum.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

Allentown Art Museum is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, marital status, age, disability, pregnancy, medical condition, or covered veteran status.

About Allentown Art Museum:

Founded in 1934 and incorporated in 1939, the Allentown Art Museum (AAM) is the premier public visual arts facility in northeastern, PA. The Museum strives to be an inclusive regional resource that uses arts and culture as a catalyst to drive interaction, education, experimentation, and social change by offering exhibitions and programs that inspire, teach, transform, and engage our Valley–one person, one idea at a time. Our vision is to stimulate the active exploration of the arts and provide access, education, and engagement. Our goals include developing innovative programs to ensure that we can listen, respond to, and serve our community effectively. The Museum maintains a collection of 20,000 works of art in a 54,000+ sq. ft. facility, enjoying 60,000-70,000 visitors annually.