KAM Education Internship: Fall 2019

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Graduate Assistant  Sylvia Yang reads a story about dragons to students as they visit the exhibition "Blue and White Ceramics: An Enduring Global Obsession" at Krannert Art Museum, 2019.
Graduate Assistant Sylvia Yang reads a story about dragons to students as they visit the exhibition "Blue and White Ceramics: An Enduring Global Obsession" at Krannert Art Museum, 2019.
Workshop
Student Engagement

Krannert Art Museum seeks a creative, enthusiastic, and inspiring University of Illinois undergraduate or graduate student to work as an intern for our Education unit. This is a paid internship for the Fall 2019 semester.

KAM is an engaged partner in the intellectual work of the campus by involving students in the development and implementation of public programming and community outreach.

Responsibilities

KAM’s Education Intern will assist the museum’s education department, focusing on the Giertz Education Center’s teaching collection, which includes 300 art replicas representing cultures from around the world. These objects are on display in the “Art You Can Touch” Interactive Space on the lower level of the museum.

The main responsibility will be researching these art replicas, creating a longer object file about each replica for use by the Education team, and writing a shorter label that will be available for visitors to read.

The intern will be required to work 5 hours per week.

  • Three of these hours will be on Saturdays from 12–3pm. During this time, the intern will work in the “Art You Can Touch” Interactive Space. As they research the objects, they will also encourage and interact with museum visitors as they use the space.
  • The other 2 hours can be set by the intern. It is asked that these hours are scheduled during regular business hours, so that the intern can regularly check in with other members of the Education team.

The intern will also be asked to assist with a few other education programs at KAM, such as Kids@Krannert family festival, school programs, or other public events. Tasks may include welcoming guests, assisting children as they do activities, helping prepare activity materials, and cleaning up after events.

 

Experience/Qualifications

Required
Successful applicants must be:

  • A current University of Illinois undergraduate or graduate student majoring, minoring, or pursuing a certificate in Art History, Art Education, Education, Anthropology, History, Information Sciences, or Museum Studies
  • Friendly, creative, well-organized, and self-motivated
  • Able to work independently

Preferred
Additional consideration will be given to candidates who:

  • Have completed the undergraduate course Museums in Action (ARTE 260)

 

Position Details

This is a student hourly position, 5 hours per week (details above in "Responsibilities").

Employment period is August 26–December 20, 2019.

Compensation rate is $10/hour. 

 

How to Apply

Please prepare the following materials and submit them to Education Director Anne Sautman (asautman@illinois.edu) before the application deadline.

Cover Letter
Along with your mailing address, email, and telephone information, include a personal statement (maximum 500 words), which explains how an internship at KAM would fit with your background and career goals. Describe what you hope to learn from the internship.

Resume
Please limit resumes to two pages or less.

References
Please include contact information for two references. One must be a professor.

Application Deadline
Friday, August 16, 2019

 

Due to the nature of this position it is considered security sensitive. All hires for this position will require a background check. The university ensures that all background checks are held in compliance with all federal and state statues and campus policy. Information attained from the background check will be kept strictly confidential. Hires will have the right to request a copy of the report the university receives.