Aimed at engaging local youth and incorporating teen voices and experiences in museum programming, the Museum for African Art offers programs specifically designed for youth audiences.
YOUTH AMBASSADORS INTERNSHIP PROGRAM SUMMER-DECEMBER 2012 **Applications Now Being Accepted
The Museum for African Art is offering an exciting opportunity for 25 selected high school students to learn about the cultures, arts, and history of Africa and the African Diaspora. The Youth Ambassadors Internship Program is open to all current high school sophomores and juniors (incoming juniors and seniors in fall 2012) interested in exploring the roles of citizen journalist (through blogs and social media), digital artist, and educator, as well as develop valuable workplace skills.
This paid internship runs for 6 months, beginning with a full-time training program in the summer, a week of assisting in teaching a summer arts program, and working one weekend day a month from July to December 2012. Selected interns must commit to the full 6-month program and are required to attend all meetings and work the minimum of one weekend-day per month. Interns will receive a stipend of $1,250 plus transportation for their 6 months of service. See the 2011-2012 Youth Ambassadors’ videos and other work on the Youth Ambassadors Internship Program Tumblr page.
Download the student application and the flyer for more information.
DEADLINE TO APPLY IS FRIDAY, APRIL 27, 2012.
Contact Youth Programs Coordinator Dan'etta Jimenez, for more information at (718) 784-7700 x 126 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
TEEN DIGITAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE SPRING 2012
The Brooklyn Museum and the Museum for African Art have partnered to host a Teen Digital Advisory Committee, a pilot group of high school students charged with developing a digital guide for the Brooklyn Museum’s collection of art from Africa and the African Diaspora. Teen participants go behind the scenes of a Museum to learn about African art, develop an understanding of museum education materials and digital technology, and prototype a digital guide that they share with their peers. Teen participants receive a small stipend for their work.
PASSPORT TO AFRICA
The Passport to Africa series is designed to engage youth in an in-depth exploration of African countries through the focused examination of the history, culture, and artistic traditions of different communities. Each multi-session program will focus on a different culture and feature hands-on activities exploring history, visual arts, dance, music and food traditions. These programs will draw on the Museum’s exhibitions, education collection, and local and online resources. This program will be offered when the Museum opens in its new facilities on Museum Mile.
Museum for African Art education programs are supported in part by grants from the Cultural Development Fund of the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, the May and Samuel Rudin Foundation, and Jack Rudin.
These programs are supported by The Pinkerton Foundation, the New Youth City Learning Network Fund at The New York Community Trust, Wells Fargo, and JP Morgan Chase.
Museum for African Art educational programming is supported, in part, by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, the May and Samuel Rudin Foundation, and Jack Rudin.