1. Program Description

The FAMSF School Programs internship provides participants with an in-depth understanding of the functions of FAMSF’s permanent school programs and offers an opportunity for interns to actively support the program’s mission. 

The internship will last from October 8, 2019 through May 29, 2020. This internship is a total of 8 hours per week, 8:30 am-4:00 pm, for a total of 200 hours. Interns have the opportunity to also volunteer for Teacher Workshops on select weekends. 

Intern responsibilities will include:
1. Program Support: Support daily preparation for school programs as well as assisting staff and observing the program. Support teaching artists with studio and tour group management. Additional event support may be requested for other programs including Teacher Workshops.
2. Program Evaluation and Reporting: Observe and record student learning in gallery and studio settings. Observe a range of teaching artists’ methodologies and styles.
3. Communications: Check-in weekly with a designated staff member regarding successes and challenges observed in the program, as well as advocate for personal areas of interest.
4. Support: Interns will be asked to assist with additional administrative responsibilities including organizing program files and teacher resource library, assisting with curriculum assembly and researching upcoming special exhibitions as needed.

Educational Opportunities:
1. Administrative Skills: Interns will learn how to use current computer programs necessary for coordinating School and Teacher Programs.
2. Facilitation Skills: Through shadowing and one on one mentorship, interns will develop a personal teaching philosophy.

After completing the first semester, interns may be invited back to participate in an advanced portion of the program. In the second semester, interns will continue first semester tasks and will also:
• Participate in two two-month mentorship with a teaching artist
• Co-Facilitate ‘Visual Thinking Strategies’ gallery tours
• Lead specific components of studio sessions
• Reflect on their teaching practice
• Have the opportunity to develop, facilitate, and execute an in-gallery tour stop
• Basic evaluation data analysis

Undergraduates, graduate students, and recent graduates are welcome to apply. The ideal candidate will have experience working with students aged 5–13, preferably within an art setting; and will be self-motivated and comfortable working in a fast-paced environment that requires multitasking, time management, patience and initiative. An interest in teaching and learning, child development, museum studies, and/or studio art will help the candidate get the best out of this experience.

Applications must be submitted by August 28, 2019. Interviews will be held September 4, 5, from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm or 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm. 

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

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