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Museum Education Intern
The Museum Education Intern will focus on developing a school program and family guide in conjunction with the Museum’s upcoming fall exhibition: A Grand Vision: Violet Oakley and the American Renaissance. The intern will research the life and historical context of the work of Violet Oakley, an internationally known suffragette, advocate for peace, and social activist. Oakley was also a renowned muralist, stained glass designer, and illustrator during the “American Renaissance,” a period of cultural renewal following the Civil War.
This will be a large-scale exhibition that focuses on Oakley’s public commissions, rarely seen before due to their fixed locations in civic buildings, churches, colleges, and private residences during her fifty-year career.
The intern will also assist in the administration and implementation of the summer studio art program for children and teens, specifically spending time in the studio assisting the instructor with the Summer Community Art Project. This will be helpful in understanding how art-making activities are designed to enrich student museum experiences.
- Organizing and researching information on the life and historical context of Violet Oakley
- Collecting information on the American Renaissance and Renaissance humanism
- Researching school curriculum on U.S. government and citizenship education models, in order to develop a museum school program
- Assisting with studio art programs
- Creating a family guide for A Grand Vision: Violet Oakley and the American Renaissance
The ideal applicant is organized, and has excellent writing, and research skills. S/he has a background or demonstrated interest in art, history, and education.
How to Apply
Please send all required information listed below to education@woodmereartmuseum.
Communications and Website Management Intern
This summer the Communications and Website Management Intern will develop and create an interactive collections website page for the Woodmere’s Fall 2017 exhibition Grand Vision: Violet Oakley and the American Renaissance. The intern will research the life and work of Violet Oakley, an internationally known suffragette, advocate for peace, and social activist. Oakley, who believed that artists had a civic responsibility to communicate universal truths about equality and the power of reason, was the first woman to receive a public commission to paint the murals in the Pennsylvania Governor’s Reception Room. She went on to paint murals in the Senate Chamber and the Supreme Court Chamber in Harrisburg, PA.
The intern will research the historical and social context of Oakley’s work, as well as the American Renaissance. This will be a large-scale exhibition that focuses on Oakley’s public commissions, rarely seen before due to their fixed locations in civic buildings, churches, colleges, and private residences during her fifty-year career.
Based on this research, the intern will develop an interactive collections page for the Woodmere’s website, which will become an educational tool for visitors. The intern will also develop a marketing plan regarding the launch of this page, with the objective of increasing website traffic and attracting more visitors.
- Researching the life and times of Violet Oakley
- Learning how a museum website functions as well as how to manage it
- Creating an interactive collections page
- Developing a marketing plan on the reveal of the Oakley exhibition and collections page
The successful applicant is detail-oriented, has strong writing and editing skills, and is computer literate. S/he has knowledge and prior use of Adobe Creative suites, and can work well both independently and within collaborative group settings.
How to Apply
Please send all required information listed below to gturgoose@woodmereartmuseum.
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