The Allentown Art Museum is seeking an energetic and inventive intern for the School and Family Programs internship. To be considered for a Summer 2023 internship, please submit your application by April 10. This individual will help design, develop, and implement Fall and Spring family programs, including 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 the Museum’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. 

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. For more information on the Museum’s programming, exhibitions, or COVID-19 response, please visit our site, 

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 an 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 $2,500 stipend to interns accepted into the program upon the completion of 200 hours of work. Stipends are provided in three intervals during the semester. Other benefits include a complimentary student membership that gives access to discounts at several local shops and eateries as well as a discount in 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 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. Submit application materials through Handshake or send to dbriggs@allentown-art-museum.local. 

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 the 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.