Fall 09 Internship at Guggenheim Learning Through Art

Artist’s Assistant Internship Openings
Learning Through Art, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
Learning Through Art (LTA), a program of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, is a curriculum-based arts education program serving public elementary school students throughout New York City. The museum pairs teaching artists with classroom teachers to design twenty-week art projects that allow students to learn art skills and techniques and explore ideas and themes related to the school curriculum. The program immerses students in the process of making art and encourages curiosity and critical thinking. Viewing and discussing works of art in the classroom as well as at the museum in an important component of LTA.
Artist’s Assistants are apprentices who assist teaching artists one day each week in a New York City public school for the duration of an LTA residency (twenty weeks). We are currently seeking Artist’s Assistants for all residencies for the 2009-2010 school year.
During the residency, responsibilities include:
* Working with Teaching Artist to conduct curriculum-based art workshops one day a week for twenty weeks
* Helping to maintain an organized classroom, including monitoring art supplies, and setting up and cleaning up the work space
* Working with students one-on-one and in small groups
* Assisting Teaching Artist with image and content research
* Assisting Teaching Artist with hanging of in-school exhibitions and other displays of student artwork
* Staffing LTA events as necessary, including Family Days at the Guggenheim
LTA makes every attempt to ensure that these internships provide Artist’s Assistants with teaching experience, related professional development, and an opportunity to observe and discuss NYC public school culture and policies. To this effect, Artist’s Assistants may also participate in the following professional development programs:
* Artist’s Assistant Meetings
* Training in how to give tours to elementary students in the Guggenheim Museum
* Workshops and lectures
This is a volunteer position. In exchange for their work, the museum can arrange for students to receive college or internship credit, as allowed by the school. Other perks include free admission to museums across the country and discounts at the Guggenheim café and gift shop.
For more information visit: www.learningthroughart.org
Twenty week residencies will start in October 2009. Please apply by August 1 for Fall 2009 positions.Submit resume and cover letter by e-mail to:
Miriam Leviton
Education Assistant, Learning Through Art
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