1. Program Description

This internship provides participants with an in-depth understanding of the inner workings of FAMSF’s Past and Present school program, and an opportunity to actively support the program’s mission of student-centered learning.

Past and Present is a 2015 recipient of the California Association of Museum’s Superintendent's Awards for Excellence in Museum Education. During the program sixth-grade students use a cycle of inquiry (Observation, Description, Investigation, Analysis and Inference) to explore the galleries at the Legion of Honor using the professional practices and tools of the artist, curator and historian. Past and Present interns support museum staff and volunteers in the management and instruction of visiting sixth-grade groups. Additional program information can be found here: http://legionofhonor.famsf.org/education/get-smart-art.

Interns will
• Greet visiting school groups;
• Host student groups by guiding and coaching students through program components;
• Collaborate with fellow interns, museum staff, and docents on group management and daily logistics;
• Participate in on-going professional development in museum education.

Interviews will be held the week of September 16th, 2019.
Candidates must be available Wednesdays 8:30 a.m.- 3:30 p.m. from October 23rd, 2019 through May 6th, 2020. (Thanksgiving and Winter holidays excluded 11/27/19, 12/25/19 and 1/1/20).

This internship will allow participants to
• Expand their knowledge of art museum operations, including school programs development, management and evaluation;
• Gain exposure to museum pedagogy, including techniques for leading student centered, in-gallery teaching and hands-on activities;
• Strengthen public speaking and group management skills;
• Improve collaboration skills as a member of a team;
• Expand professional interpersonal skills as a representative of the Museum;
• Develop facilitation skills for a diverse audience of sixth-grade students; and
• Learn reflective teaching practices.

Undergraduates, graduate students, and recent graduates are welcome to apply. The ideal candidate will have an interest in education and experience working with students in art, school, or community-based settings. Experience working in environments that require patience and initiative is a plus. An interest or training in teaching and learning, child development, museum studies, studio art, history and/or art history is also useful.

Applications must be submitted by September 9, 2019. Interviews will be held the week of September 16th, 2019.

Please contact Katy Schwager at 415-750-7696 or kschwager@famsf.org.

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