The Art Institute of Chicago’s Department of Museum Education invites students to apply for an immersive experience in museum teaching. Interns will participate in an initial two-week orientation to museum education theory and practice and then engage in hands-on learning by designing and facilitating tours and programs that address school-aged, intergenerational family, and adult audiences. Activities will include leading thematic tours, facilitating community-based art-making activities, designing and facilitating informal gallery activities for the public, participating in research and writing projects, and attending weekly museum practice seminars. Active reflection is a strong component of the internship experience.
Qualified applicants will be senior undergraduate, graduated senior, or Master’s Degree candidate students (applicants must have completed their junior year by May 2016 and will not have graduated before December 2015). Students must meet these minimum requirements:
-3.5 GPA or higher
-At least 5 courses in Art History
-Experience in teaching, assistant teaching, or tutoring in an informal or formal education setting
Applicants with a major in Art History or Art Education preferred; Fine/Studio Art or Museum Studies majors will also be considered. Strong interpersonal and research and writing skills are required to be successful in this program. Candidates must be available for all dates of the internship.
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