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JOB: MOMA Studio Teaching Apprenticeship Program

The Museum of Modern Art
Studio Teaching Apprenticeship Program
June 2012-April 2013

MoMA’s Studio Teaching Apprenticeship Program provides emerging museum and arts
educators with a paid opportunity to gain hands-on teaching experience and mentorship with
veteran teaching artists and museum education staff. Teaching Apprentices work as assistants
within MoMA’s teen art program, In the Making. In the Making provides free six- to ten-week
art classes for NYC teens that explore modern and contemporary art through an investigation
of various art-making techniques. Students have the opportunity to discuss artworks in MoMA’s
collection, meet practicing artists and curators, visit NYC cultural organizations, collaborate with
other NYC teens on studio activities, and create self-directed works of art. Emphasis is placed on
experimentation, discussion, and engagement with social issues relevant to youth participants.

– Assist the Lead Educator with teaching and management of one six-week summer class,
one ten-week fall class, and one ten-week spring class.
o Summer classes meet from either 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. or 2:00-5:00 p.m. every
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday from July 5th through August 12th
o Fall classes meet from 4:00-6:30 p.m. on either Tuesdays or Thursdays from early
October through mid-December
o Spring classes meet from 4:00-6:30 p.m. on either Tuesday or Thursdays from
early February through mid-May.
– Duties may include setting up projects, working closely with students on various
studio projects, documenting the class, assisting with the final exhibit, facilitating
group discussions connected to MoMA’s Collections, assisting with some curriculum
development, maintaining supply lists and cleanup, working closely with Museum
educators, and participating in field trips.
– Manage Open Studio sessions when students work independently on projects
o Summer: Select Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 2:00-5:00 p.m. July
14-August 11—weekly schedule varies
o Fall/Spring: Mondays from 4:00-6:30 p.m.
– Attend educator training sessions with MoMA Education staff
o Summer: short training in late June, dates TBD
o Fall/Spring: one-day training prior to each semester plus bi-weekly reflection
meetings on select Fridays from 2-3:30 p.m.
– Additional responsibilities, based upon the interests and previous experience of the
Teaching Apprentices, may include the following:
o Creating short videos documenting student work
o Contributing to social networking strategies
o T-shirt design and printing
o Conducting primary research about the benefits of teen art programs

Additional Benefits: In addition to actual teaching responsibilities, Teaching Apprentices
are offered supplemental training opportunities throughout the year to introduce museum

education strategies. These may include the following:
– Opportunity to assist with other MoMA Education programs, including Community and
Access Programs, Family Programs, and Public Programs.
– Possible opportunity to serve as a Teaching Assistant for one of MoMA’s Adult Courses.
– Opportunity to learn about museum/youth program administration.
– Visits with other museum education departments across New York City.
– Special curatorial tours of MoMA exhibitions.

Eligibility: Ideal candidates should hold a B.A. of B.F.A. in Art, Art Education, Museum Education
or a related field. Applicants should have an interest in Museum Education and/or studio
art education with a strong desire to work with teen audiences. Applicants should have a
commitment to developing a career in the arts and have a demonstrated artistic practice.

A stipend of $6500 will be provided.

To apply: Please send a resume along with a cover letter that addresses the following points via
email with the subject heading “Apprentice Educator Applicant” to by
May 4th, 2012.

The following must be included in the cover letter:
1) How does the Teaching Apprentice Position with MoMA’s Teen Programs fit into your personal
and professional goals?
2) Describe what role you think museums and the arts can play in the lives of teens.
3) What art forms, materials, or methods are you most drawn to, and why?
4) If applicable, please include 2-3 digital images of sample artwork and a list of any exhibitions
where the candidate’s work has been exhibited.

The Museum of Modern Art is an equal opportunity employer and considers all candidates for
employment regardless of race, color, sex, age, national origin, creed, disability, marital status,
sexual orientation or political affiliation.