Internship Opportunities at the Modern


Art Camp Director’s Assistant

The Modern’s summer Art Camp provides children with hands-on learning experiences through the direct observation of art in the museum’s galleries and thoughtful activities led by local artists in the studio. The Museum seeks an individual to serve as the camp director’s assistant for the 2016 Art Camp program. The director’s assistant position is from May 30 to August 2, 9am to 5pm, Monday through Friday. Mandatory orientation May 13, 3pm.

Applicants should be a MFA or MA candidate with an interest/knowledge in modern and contemporary art and possess strong writing skills.

Art Camp Directors Responsibilities:

  • Assist the Director with all camp preparations and help oversee camp staff and day to day activities.
  • Coordinate and assemble take home projects for the week to distribute at the end of each day. Work on small activities with counselors and artist assistants in preparation for those transitional times during the camp day.
  • Administrative duties such as: labels and organization, spreadsheets, information packets and supply orders for each camp.
  • Serve as liaison between parents and the director.
  • Document camp activities each day throughout the week and manage the Art Camp Flickr stream.
  • Coordinate and manage podcasts with artists, blog activities and post on website weekly.

This is a paid internship.  Application are due by April 18. Apply for this position.

 

Art Camp Counselor

The Modern’s summer Art Camp provides children with hands-on learning experiences through the direct observation of art in the museum’s galleries and thoughtful activities led by local artists in the studio. The Museum seeks individuals to serve as counselors during the Art Camp sessions. Counselors are required to be available for one of two options: May 30-July 15 or June 6-August 2, Monday through Friday, working hours vary depending on the length of camp days. Mandatory orientation on May 13 at 3pm.

Applicant should be a junior or senior majoring in art education or studio art with an interest/knowledge in modern and contemporary art.

Art Camp Counselor Responsibilities:

  • Learn about all the artworks the artists will be visiting during camp week. During prep week help artist with all facets of preparation. Learn as much as you can about each project during prep week so you can help campers.
  • Maintain a productive level of order in the classroom.
  • Get to know the campers. Prepare for your campers by reviewing their files, particularly their allergies, labeling t-shirts, designing their sketchbooks, and other projects.
  • Coordinate and organize campers for morning drop off, snack time, lunchtime, and afternoon pickup. Anticipate the needs of campers at all times, bathroom breaks, snack breaks, emotional support and reassurance.
  • Introduce and coordinate special take home activities.
  • Help document daily activities.

This is a paid internship.  4 positions are available.  Applications are due by April 18. Apply for this position.

 

Art Camp Artist’s Assistant

The Modern’s summer Art Camp provides children with hands-on learning experiences through the direct observation of art in the museum’s galleries and thoughtful activities led by local artists in the studio. The Museum seeks individuals to serve as assistants to the artists leading the Art Camp sessions. Artist Assistants are required to be available for one of two options: May 30-July 15 or June 6-August 2, Monday through Friday, working hours vary depending on the length of camp days. Mandatory orientation on May 13 at 3pm.

Applicants should be juniors or seniors majoring in studio art, with an interest in or knowledge of modern and contemporary art.

Artist Assistant responsibilities:

Learning about all artworks the artists will be visiting during camp week

  • Working closely with your assigned artist to develop plans during prep week, and aiding with demonstrations throughout the camp week
  • Helping your artist with all facets of preparation during prep week
  • Setting up the classroom and managing supplies throughout the day during camp week
  • Helping, if necessary, with campers’ behavior in the galleries and classroom
  • Assisting with the installation of campers’ finished works in the hallway exhibition space
  • Assisting with the carpool line at the end of each day during camp week

This is a paid internship.  2 positions are available.  Applications are due by April 18. Apply for this position.

 

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Public Relations Photography Internship

Applicant should be a junior or senior photography major that is capable in various environments with a camera and is proficient in Photoshop CC (RAW digital images and transparency scans) and possibly Adobe Illustrator/Indesign. Please send 5 to 10 images with your resume, submitted electronically or with a self-addressed envelope. The photography intern will assist the department in photographing various events and subjects for both print and digital uses.

This is a paid internship position. Candidates must commit to work 10 hours per week. Application deadline for Summer 2016 is March 7.
Apply for this position.

 

 

Public Relations Internship

Applicant should be a junior or senior majoring in art history or public relations with an interest/knowledge in modern and contemporary art.

Internship Responsibilities:

In addition to assisting on projects as assigned and an intern-determined independent project, duties could include:

  • Managing news clippings
  • Fulfilling admission ticket donation requests from non-profit organizations
  • Participating in Museum’s social media presence
  • Researching for media buying plan: finding costs, circulations, demographics, income level for demographics
  • Compiling The Modern Staff, internal newsletter
  • Entering data for our e-contact database
  • Creating promotional e-mails and slides
  • Researching and contacting other museums, hotels, and media outlets as needed
  • Preparing for Media Previews, such as organizing media responses, press kits, name tags, and photo permits
  • Participating in department and vendor meetings

This is a paid internship position. Candidates must commit to work 10 hours per week. Application deadline for Summer 2016 is March 7.
Apply for this position.