The Allentown Art Museum is seeking an energetic and inventive intern for the School and Family Programs Internship for the Spring of 2022.

This individual will focus on:

  • Helping design, develop, and implement spring family programs including drop-in art making classes, leading Free Fun Sunday activities, and more
  • Assisting 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
  • Leading Sunday ArtVentures project by preparing materials and guiding participants through the steps of the activity
  • Leading a project on the Third Thursday of each month as part of the night’s programming

This individual will complete the internship with:

  • Practical experience teaching in a museum and developing educational material
  • A broader understanding of museums and their role in a community
  • Greater interpersonal, writing, educational design, and teaching skills
  • The knowledge of adapting to a fast-paced working environment

Additional Information:

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, please note that this internship is hybrid and therefore will occur both at the Museum and remotely. Any physical interactions will strictly adhere to social distancing and hygienic measures as mandated by the Pennsylvania State policy.

Qualifications:

  • Energetic, personable, flexible, and passionate about the arts
  • Must demonstrate some knowledge of K-12 educational theory or museum education theory
  • Experience teaching virtually or in-person
  • 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 preferred, but not required
  • Fluency in Spanish is preferred, but not required

Compensation:

The Allentown Art Museum is proud to offer stipends to Interns accepted into the Spring 2022 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.

To Apply:

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 “School & 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.