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.
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.
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.
Successful applicants must be:
Additional consideration will be given to candidates who:
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.
Please prepare the following materials and submit them to Education Director Anne Sautman (firstname.lastname@example.org) before the application deadline.
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.
Please limit resumes to two pages or less.
Please include contact information for two references. One must be a professor.
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.