The Allentown Art Museum is seeking an intern for the School and Family Programs Internship for the fall of 2023. This individual will help design, develop, and implement fall and spring family programs. This includes drop-in artmaking classes, leading ArtVentures activities, and more. A key project will be assisting in the development of the next season of Discover Art, including building an in-person tour focused on AAM’s special exhibitions, developing teacher guides, lesson plans, art projects, and digital content to support this program.

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.

Museum Description
Founded in 1934 and incorporated in 1939, the Allentown Art Museum (AAM) 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–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.

The Public Engagement department is seeking an individual who is energetic, personable, flexible, and passionate about the arts. This individual will work with the Museum’s diverse audiences and therefore must possess 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.

The Allentown Art Museum is proud to offer a $2,000 stipend to interns accepted into the program upon the completion of 120 hours of work. Stipends are provided in three intervals during the semester. Other benefits include complimentary student membership. This membership gives access to discounts at several local shops and eateries. Interns also receive a discount at the Museum Store.

Application Instructions
Applicants must submit a cover letter outlining how their qualifications and experiences align with the position description and a resume. State and Federal Clearances and a background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can begin work with the Allentown Art Museum. Submit application materials through Handshake or send them to

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
The 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.