The ICA invites undergraduate students to apply for our nine-week, part-time, paid summer internships in the Education Department. The Family and Art Lab Programs Intern is part of an active Education Department that designs, implements, and evaluates learning opportunities for various audiences at the ICA. The intern will learn about program development and implementation for intergenerational audiences, with a focus on children, youth, and family populations. The intern will also learn about the art and artists on view in addition to broader themes and concepts featured in ICA exhibitions.

Responsibilities:

  • Assist with the development of programs and resources for children and families visiting the museum. Research assistance may include topics related to art, artists, artistic processes, tools, and materials; performers and guest speakers; films and videos; children’s books, toys, authors, and inventors; programs, services, and policies at other museums
  • Assist with program design and specific art projects; develop family resource materials and performance brochures, as needed
  • Assist guest artists, performers, and speakers with scheduled events including preparation and coordination efforts
  • Contribute to different aspects of Bank of America Art Lab programming including lesson plan design and writing, art lab tours, special events, preparation for Play Dates, documenting art projects and programs
  • Provide visitor relations and program support through direct interaction with children and families, assisting visitors as needed; prepare signage, schedules, handouts, and data collection forms; help with staffing at stations for Play Dates, family programs, art lab, and group tours
  • Assist gallery educators and accompanying groups to the Bank of America Art Lab for hands-on learning experiences
  • Work directly with families during Play Dates, Community Days, and vacation events
  • Assist with administrative tasks such as database maintenance and analysis; preparation of forms and handout; financial documentation and records; and artist communications and outreach
  • Attend all relevant meetings and trainings related to exhibitions and administrative meetings with staff from the Education Department
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office
  • Strong organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills
  • Previous research skills and an ability to conduct independent research
  • Must be able to work a minimum of 19 hours per week
  • Must be able to work a minimum of 8 hours for Play Dates (Saturdays during late spring and summer months), Free Fun Fridays, Community Day, etc.
  • Experience working with young audiences a plus

ABOUT THE INTERNSHIP PROGRAM:

Summer internship opportunities are possible, in part, through the Diversifying Art Museum Leadership Initiative funded by the Walton Family Foundation and Ford Foundation. The grant helps to offer paid summer internship opportunities, through which students will perform meaningful work in various departments while learning about career paths and gaining experience that supports their studies and/or entry into the museum workforce, in support of the Initiative’s goal of increasing demographic and cultural diversity in the museum field. Qualified candidates from groups historically underrepresented in the museum professions are strongly encouraged to apply.

To Apply

Interested applicants should send letter of interest and resume to internships@icaboston.org.  When applying include “Family and Art Lab Intern” in the subject line of email.

The ICA is located at 25 Harbor Shore Drive, Boston, MA; it is accessible by public transportation (Red and Silver Line).

The ICA is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to being an inclusive workplace as well as increasing diversity in our workforce. We are an EOE/AA employer dedicated to fair and inclusive employment practices for all individuals.