The Museum has a variety of internship opportunities available throughout the year. Students will receive a broad overview of non-profit management by completing projects in the museum’s visitor services, education, development and curatorial departments. Additional responsibilities may include assisting with summer art camps or art classes and managing the museum’s admissions and information desk. All internships are unpaid, although academic credit can be arranged for eligible applicants. Students with a background in art history, studio art, history or business are encouraged to apply.
Summer 2019 Internships
Summer Education Internship (Unpaid)
The Lyman Allyn Art Museum’s Education Department is seeking two creative, responsible, and reliable interns to assist with summer programs, including the Museum’s five Summer Art Immersion sessions for children ages 5-15. Interns will work directly with department staff to supervise camp, help with field trips, assist with the Museum’s weekend activities, and represent the Lyman Allyn at local art festivals.
Interns will gain hands-on experience using a variety of teaching skills through observing and assisting Museum Educators, as well as through facilitating gallery activities, art projects, games, and sensory explorations. Work shifts will typically be Monday-Friday from 8:30am-1:00pm, with the ability to work more hours including evenings and weekends as needed. Interns will go through a half-day orientation (date TBD) and must be available for the entire Summer Art Immersion season: June 24-August 9, 2019.
- Assist with day-to-day camp functions, including signing campers in and out, interacting with parents and caregivers, and helping educators with set-up and clean-up.
- Encourage campers with art projects and helping problem solve when needed.
- Be available to work on weekends during the Museum’s monthly family activities.
- Represent the Lyman Allyn Art Museum in a professional manner and appearance.
- Open to college students; may count as community hours or class credit, subject to school approval.
- Previous experience working with children or in art education. Applicants should enjoy working with children, be organized, and should be able to take initiative.
- Experience with Microsoft Office
- First Aid/CPR/AED certification not required but a plus.
- Background in Art History, Studio Art, Education, or Marketing would be useful.
- Bilingual applicants encouraged.
Those interested should submit the Education Department Summer Intern Application form, along with a resume, to Caitlin Healy, Director of Education, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Instead of a cover letter, please include a one-page detailed write-up of an art project idea for one of the Summer Art Immersion sessions (excluding Session 4: Advanced Art Salon). All applications will be considered until the two spots are filled.
External Affairs / Communications Internship (unpaid)
The Lyman Allyn Art Museum seeks a dynamic and detail-oriented intern interested in gaining behind-the-scenes experience in the development, communications, event planning, and operations of a non-profit organization.
The External Affairs / Communications intern has the opportunity to work with the supportive External Affairs and Communications staff members, and gain valuable experience in the administration of a non-profit organization. The intern will attain a broadened understanding of the organization and the importance of development to Lyman Allyn Art Museum as a whole, gaining insight and experience with the inner workings of the organization, and becoming familiar with programming and initiatives.
- Research relevant grant opportunities
- Assist in drafting and editing museum press releases
- Maintain active list of press, media, and marketing contacts
- Research and draft social media posts and digital content
- Photograph Lyman Allyn events for social media and archival purposes
- Maintain an archive of all press, marketing and PR materials
- Help with planning and coordinating of special events
- Assist with general mailing projects, filing, and other administrative tasks
- Draft volunteer position descriptions and update recruitment and training materials
- Meet with staff to identify ongoing needs and special projects to be completed with volunteers
- Other responsibilities as assigned
- Keen attention to detail and organizational skills
- Excellent verbal, written, and research skills
- Self- motivated, articulate and highly responsible
- Ability to work well within a team
- Proficiency in MS office
- Currently enrolled in undergraduate program preferred
- Experience with photography and/or video editing
- Ability to represent the museum with a high level of integrity and professionalism
The internship is flexible on days and times – we are looking for 10-15 hours/week. Some events will fall outside working hours.
Please submit your cover letter and resume by May 25th.
Email cover letter and resume to: Vera Harsh/ Director of External Affairs/ email@example.com