The Arts Education Intern will support and work with the Museum’s Art and Memory creative programs. These programs connect students with Holocaust survivors to document their experiences through art, film, and theater projects, teaching the power of perseverance, and the importance of social justice. Students are able to connect with Holocaust survivors for meaningful dialogue, artifact-based learning, museum gallery exploration, and reflective art workshops. The Arts Education Intern will coordinate art education programs with students and survivors, conduct content research for present and future education programs, assist with the day-to-day activities, and work on artistic and reflective lesson plans, curriculum, and workshops. The internship is flexible but requires a minimum of 28 hours a week for a total of 400 hours, with the possibility of a portion of the total hours being completed virtually if needed. The internship is in partnership with Los Angeles County of Arts and Culture Arts Internship Program and is open to currently enrolled undergraduate (2 or 4-year) and community college students who reside or attend college in Los Angeles County. Recent graduates may apply as long as they have completed their degree between May 1 – September 1, 2020.
Interns will assist with the following:
- Support the Creative Programs Coordinator in the implementation of educational programming intended to impact diverse populations of students
- Create, develop, and implement an art and memory project for students using the museum resources
- Mentor students and art workshop mentors on a daily basis with various projects and assignments
- Research historic content for education material
- Create Art Education prompts and worksheets
- Coordinate and facilitate outreach with students, parents, and teachers
- Enrollment in undergraduate program, preferably with a focus in history, art history, art, education, library studies, museum studies or political science is preferred
- Ability to work both independently as well as part of a team
- Strong computer skills, including Microsoft Word and Excel
- Strong oral and written communication skills
- Ability to organize tasks and ensure timely completion of projects with strong attention to detail
- A professional work ethic and positive attitude
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