This internship opportunity offers hands-on experience in Museum Education. Education Interns play a key role supporting and leading tours for school groups and adults, assisting with Storm King’s public programs, and welcoming, engaging, and educating visitors. Interns will acquire the skills and knowledge to lead tours for audiences of all ages. Training includes lectures, independent research, hands-on workshops, tour observations, and participation in a mentorship program. Additionally, interns will assist with family programs and public programs ranging from artist talks to performances.
Education and Public Programs reflect Storm King’s ongoing dialogue with art, landscape, and nature. Programming aims to spark immersion, inspiration, investigation, and innovation for an ever-expanding community of visitors. Education initiatives include all formal and informal learning opportunities and experiences, such as concerts and performances, lectures and artist talks, family programs, school and adult tours, yoga, beekeeping tours, moonlit walks, and more.
About Storm King Art Center
Located in New York’s Hudson Valley, about an hour north of New York City, Storm King is one of the world’s leading sculpture parks. It encompasses over 500 acres of rolling hills, fields, and woodlands that provide space for a collection of more than 100 large-scale sculptures created by some of the most acclaimed artists of our time. These include Alexander Calder, Mark di Suvero, Andy Goldsworthy, Maya Lin, Louise Nevelson, Isamu Noguchi, Claes Oldenburg, Richard Serra, David Smith, and Zhang Huan, among many others. Storm King complements the presentation of its collection with special installations and exhibitions, both outdoors and in its Museum Building. It also presents a rich roster of programming, including tours, lectures, and concerts.
For additional information, visit www.stormkingartcenter.org.
Bachelor’s degree. Studies in art history, contemporary art, landscape architecture, and/or museum or classroom education are a bonus. Other subject areas will also be considered. Candidates must be able to work weekends.
The role requires an energetic, enthusiastic, and organized individual who is comfortable working in a museum environment where collaboration, flexibility, and teamwork are essential. Personal and professional interests in the arts and outdoors are central to the position. Excellent communication skills are critical, and Spanish-speaking applicants will be given special consideration.
The internship duration is from April to December 2018 and entails 30-40 hours per week; weekend work required.