ALFRED APPEL, JR. EDUCATION INTERNSHIP, DELAWARE ART MUSEUM Fall 2019: Family Programs

Delaware Art Museum

The Delaware Art Museum’s Appel Education Internship is a Fall 2019 internship intended for juniors or seniors, recent graduates, or graduate students interested in a career in museum education, art, education, or early childhood learning. This internship honors the memory of Alfred Appel, Jr., professor emeritus of English at Northwestern University where he taught for more than 30 years.

During this internship, the successful candidate will:

  • Gain a comprehensive understanding of the Museum’s full range of family programs
  • Gain experience engaging early learners in a museum setting by assisting with Art Museum Babies and Glory of Stories programs for 0-2 and 2-6 year olds, respectively
  • Write 2 lesson plans for Glory of Stories that support the goals of the program
  • Observe and evaluate the Museum’s new Family Second Sundays programming model
  • Assist with weekly art activity preparation.

Ideal candidates will have strong organizational, customer service, communication, and project-management skills, and be able to work in a collaborative environment. Experience working with children (1 year+) desired, but this could be in an informal or formal setting. Creativity and a sense of fun desired.

Local candidates are highly desirable and encouraged to apply as this internship may lead to future opportunities assisting the Learning & Engagement Department on a contracted basis.

The intern must have reliable transportation to the Art Museum, located at 2301 Kentmere Parkway, Wilmington.

Schedule

  • 13 weeks, ideally September through mid-December (flexible – could start in October).
  • 8 business hours per week, schedule flexible but ideally includes Friday mornings.
  • In addition, full-day participation on Family Second Sundays, 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
    • Optional: Sunday, September 8
    • Sunday, October 13
    • Sunday, November 10
    • Sunday, December 8

Receiving the Internship

A stipend of $1250 is available for the internship.  Dates and schedule will be coordinated with the successful candidate. 

Education Level: 
juniors or seniors, recent graduates, or graduate students interested in a career in museum education, art, education, or early childhood learning
To Apply

For consideration, please email a cover letter, resume, and two professional or academic references, as an MS Word or PDF attachment to Amelia Wiggins, Assistant Director of Learning & Engagement at the Delaware Art Museum, awiggins@delart.org.

Candidates with qualifications that fit the needs of the Learning & Engagement Department will be contacted; interviewing will begin immediately.