The Art Education intern’s primary responsibility is to work in the galleries and in our studio with children and adults to help them learn about exhibitions and the Albany Institute’s permanent collection. The Art Education intern will also:
- help produce work samples of art projects and help with lesson preparation and clean-up
- lead groups of children and adults in discussions in the Albany Institute’s galleries to help facilitate learning about exhibitions and collections
- instruct and lead groups in art-making activities in the studio
- assist with the development of new lessons
- assist with program development and administrative tasks
- assist with special programs and events as needed
- assist with studio and art inventory
More about the Art Education Internship
The Art Education intern will work with family programs within the Albany Institute of History and Art Education Department. Interns will work directly with experienced museum educators who will expand interns' knowledge about the field of museum education and provide guidance for professional development. Interns in this position will gain significant understanding of and experience in the field of museum education, including gallery activities and interpretive program development.
The Art Education intern will interact with children and families weekly, by assisting with discussion in the gallery and/or art lessons in the studio. These interactions will be an important component of the evaluation and development process.
Qualifications: Undergraduate/graduate student, interested in informal educational settings and art education. Candidates should also possess:
- a rudimentary understanding of and respect for learning styles and teaching techniques
- knowledge of art and art technique. Must have organizational skills and an aptitude for organizing information in a simple, usable, and amendable fashion
- excellent written and verbal communication skills required. Must be willing to work with diverse groups of people including educators, volunteers, children, and parents
Please contact Sarah Clowe, Director of Art Programs, to inquire about internships within the Education Department.