Internship at the Education Department of the Hispanic Society of America
An intern in the Education Department of the Hispanic Society of America assists the museum’s Director of Education with public programs and community outreach. The responsibilities include creating new programs for schools, researching opportunities for grants and new programs, and acting as a docent in the classroom. Ideal candidates will be current undergraduate students majoring in Art History, Spanish, or Museum Studies, or students who have recently completed their undergraduate studies in these fields. Currently closed for renovations, the museum’s public outreach programs are an essential part its operation. It is a great opportunity for students seeking a dynamic learning environment, and allows for flexibility understanding students’ busy schedules.
The ideal candidate will have knowledge of and interest in Spanish Art, and strong communicative, research, and writing skills. Interns should speak Spanish, but applicants with limited working proficiency will be considered. The internship is unpaid; however, school credit may be earned and there are opportunities for stipends.
Start and end dates: September 2018 to December 2018
Work schedule: Flexible with work and/or academic schedule; 1-2 days per week
About the Museum: The Hispanic Society of America, located on Audubon Terrace in Upper Manhattan west of Broadway between 155th and 156th Streets, was founded in 1904 by Archer Milton Huntington (1870-1955) with the object of establishing a free, public museum and research library for the study of the arts and cultures of Spain and Latin America. The Museum and Library collections, which cover nearly every aspect of art and culture in Spain – as well as Portugal, Latin America, and the Philippines – into the 20th century, are unparalleled in their scope and quality outside of Spain. Paintings by El Greco, Velázquez, Goya, and Sorolla; masterworks of sculpture; and outstanding examples from all fields of the decorative arts offer visitors a panorama of the arts of the Hispanic world. The collection of prints and photographs – which documents the architecture, peoples, and customs of Spain and Latin America – contains many masterful works, art, history, and literature.
To apply: Send your résumé and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org