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Job Title: Education Intern

Description

The intern will work closely with Education Coordinator and Outreach Coordinator to assist with the planning and organizing of activities coordinated by the Education Department such as docent led tours, summer camps the Summer Teen Docent Program and the Family Fair. Additional duties may include research for special projects and assisting other areas of the museum as requested. The intern will also be expected to perform general departmental duties, such as preparation of program packets, creating educational materials, correspondence, educational blog upkeep and scheduling. Candidates must have excellent organizational and basic computer skills and should be comfortable interacting with the public.

This position is an un-paid, part-time position.
Qualifications
  • Interest in the arts, education, working with children and teenagers and experience working in an educational setting helpful
  • Strong interpersonal skills required
  • Strong writing and research skills
  • This internship is open to applicants who have completed at least one year of college
  • Applicants with a major in Art History, Art Education, Fine/Studio Art or Museum Studies are preferred
Application Procedures

The following items are to be included with the application.  Incomplete applications will not be considered.

  • Downloadable application
  • A resume or curriculum vitae with phone and email contacts listed
  • At least one letter of recommendation (should be from Department Chair or Academic Advisor if possible)

All documents, letters of recommendation, and inquiries should be forwarded to:
Ellen Balkin, Education Coordinator
Ogden Museum of Southern Art
925 Camp Street
New Orleans, LA 70130
ebalkin@ogdenmuseum.org

Selection

The Education Department will review all applications. Candidates for interviews will be notified by e-mail. Please note that incomplete applications will not be considered.

Deadline for Applications:

Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.

Job Title: Summer Teen Docent

Description

An Ogden Museum Summer Teenage Docent will train to lead tours of the museum, serve as counselors for Ogden Museum summer camps and will participate in an outreach program aimed at bringing art to children who are not able to physically visit the museum. This program also aims to broaden the docents’ experience and knowledge through workshops and encounters with artists so that they may confidently and enthusiastically teach and interact with younger children. The Ogden sees this program as a tool to enhance knowledge, build critical leadership skills and allow docents to be role models.

All interns are expected to treat the museum staff, artists, members, and patrons with respect; conduct themselves appropriately and professionally and uphold the values and mission of the Ogden by acting as a representative of the museum.

Please note that an Ogden Museum Summer Docent will receive a stipend at the end of the program.

Qualifications
The applicant must be an Orleans or Jefferson Parish public school student Have an interest in the arts, education, and/or working with children
Time Requirements

The Summer Teen Docent program will run from June 8-July 31, 2015 from 9:00AM - 3:00PM. Participants should be available during this entire time.

Application Procedures

The following items are to be included with the application.



Please mail or email completed applications to:
Ellen Balkin, Education Coordinator
Ogden Museum of Southern Art
925 Camp Street
New Orleans, LA 70130
ebalkin@ogdenmuseum.org

Selection

The Education Department will review all applications. Candidates for interviews will be notified by e-mail. Please note that incomplete applications will not be considered.

Deadline for Applications:

Summer 2015 submissions will be accepted starting February 2015. The final deadline for applications is April 15, 2015.