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Museum Education Practicum

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About

The Studio Museum in Harlem will offer the Museum Education Practicum entirely as an online course for the upcoming season.

As we continue to monitor the challenges posed by the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), The Studio Museum in Harlem has temporarily closed its programming space, Studio 127 and its offices out of an abundance of caution and in the best interest of our staff and our community. Our top priority is guaranteeing the safety of each member of our community, our audiences, our committed team and their families. Please click here for to learn more about this announcement.

We acknowledge that some of the physical, place-based elements of the Practicum will not entirely translate to the digital sphere, however we have shifted the program curriculum to continue to offer a dynamic and relevant platform for cultural practitioners excited to explore the intersection of art and education. Thank you for your consideration, we are truly thrilled to continue offering this unique professional development opportunity.

At The Studio Museum in Harlem, we believe that behind every transformative educational experience is a seasoned educator. The Museum Education Practicum provides an in-depth look at museum education from the guidance of the Studio Museum’s knowledgeable educators. This course is designed to provide emerging museum and arts educators with an intensive training program. The curriculum includes seminars, professional talks, presentations and opportunities to learn about our education programs. Participants also gain firsthand experience facilitating and developing tactics and strategies that deal with adult, school, youth and family audiences. While exploring both theory and practice, participants will enter into a very specific conversation around artists of African descent, contemporary art practice and programmatic strategies.

Program benefits:

· Teaching experience based on inquiry-driven museum education models

· Access to museum professionals, leading curators, scholars, and academics

· Opportunity to be a part of the next generation of scholars and educators

· Opportunity to earn academic credit

· Experience building art-based curriculum

Applicants must have an interest or background in the following fields: Art History, Arts Education, Art Criticism, Museum Studies, Museum Education, Master of Fine Arts or Africana Studies.

All applicants must be able to commit to Wednesday evenings (5:00–8:00pm) throughout the duration of the program. All applicants must have access to video conferencing for each session. The program runs May 6, 2020 till July 1, 2020.

To apply, submit the following by the application deadline of Monday, April 27, 2020.

· Resume

· A link to your portfolio OR a writing sample from the past six months [maximum 2 pages]

· A statement of intent that specifically answers the following three questions [maximum 2 pages]:

  1. Describe your interest in the museum as a site for education. Why are you interested in the museum versus other educational models (i.e. classroom, etc.)?
  2. Please specify your areas of interest and their relationship to the museum’s mission, collection, and programming. How will you contribute to your cohort and the museum as a whole?
  3. What are your career goals and how can this program help you accomplish these goals? Please discuss an example, from your academic or professional career, which illustrates these goals.

 

Please submit your application materials in one PDF and email to education@studiomuseum.org by April 27, 2020 with the subject line: Museum Education Practicum Application.