Allentown Art Museum (AAM) is seeking an energetic and inventive intern for our Art Education internship. This individual will help design and implement classroom projects and assist in developing and facilitating school tours, workshops, and accessibility programs. Key programs include Discover Art, Art Can, Sensory Saturday, and Field Trip Fridays. Key projects will include assisting in the development of in-person tours for student groups and adults living with dementia during Art Can. Interns will gain experience developing teacher guides, lesson plans, art projects, and digital content to support programs and will help to design and develop art-making experiences for specific populations such as individuals with sensory needs. 

Interns will gain practical experience teaching in a museum and developing educational material for diverse audiences. They will broaden their understanding of museums and their role in supporting the wellbeing of a community through art education and accessibility initiatives and develop greater interpersonal, writing, educational design, and teaching skills. Interns will learn to adapt to a fast-paced working environment and will influence the reach and impact of museum programming.  


 The Education and Public Engagement department is seeking an individual who is innovative, energetic, personable, flexible, and passionate about art education and accessibility. 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. 

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


 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 which gives access to discounts at several local shops and eateries, as well as a discount at the Museum Store. 

 Application Instructions  

 Applicants must submit a cover letter outlining how the candidate’s 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   

 Museum Description  

 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. 

 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. 

The deadline to apply to Spring 2024 internships is October 22nd, 2023.