PAFA Museum Internships

Below are some samples of PAFA museum internships. For more details, or to apply, contact the Career Services office on 215 972 2079 or gmartino@pafa.edu.

Art in Process Lobby Programming and Exhibitions Internship

Open to MFA2 Students

This year the PAFA Museum extended its hours to 9 pm on Wednesday nights. Accompanying that extension came a new series of public programming called Art in Process. As a part of that series, the Art in Process committee instituted a temporary exhibition space in the Broad Street lobby of the Samuel M. V. Hamilton building called Lobby Pop Up.

Depending on the week, the Lobby Pop Up can temporarily showcase either student work or Art in Process programs. Its goals are to activate the lobby of the Samuel M. V. Hamilton building during Art in Process programming, potentially coincide with other Art in Process programs and give students the opportunity to showcase their work in PAFA’s museum.

The PAFA Art in Process Committee is looking for a team of students eager to engage in a leadership and community building opportunity while gaining valuable art programming, exhibition and marketing skills. Please note that at this time this position is unpaid.

 

Teen Programs Internship

The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA) seeks a Teen Programs Intern interested in education and the transformative power of art to assist with the department’s various teen programming. This position will work under the Teen Program Coordinator and will assist with various aspects of the museum’s teen programming, including the Youth Council weekly session, the Student Docent Program and all our public teen events.  The assistant will help prepare for and attend the Youth Council’s weekly meetings on Wednesdays from 4:00 – 6:30 p.m. along with 5-6 public, teen centered events during the school year. (The public events are yet to be scheduled, but typically occur on Wednesdays from 4:00 – 8:30 p.m.)  He/she will also research teen programs at other cultural institutions, collect and catalog data and assist with purchasing and managing program supplies. The Teen Program Intern will also assist with the administration and development of the Student Docent Program, occasionally sitting in on training sessions, maintaining records and assisting in creating an alumni database. This position starts in September.

 

Family Arts Academy Internship

The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA) seeks a Family Arts Academy Intern interested in education and the transformative power of art to assist with the department’s family programming. This position will work closely with the Art Educator who coordinates Family Arts Academy and will assist with all aspects of this grant funded program.  The intern will help prepare for and attend the Family Arts Academy weekly workshops on various Sundays from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. Duties include organizing, preparing and occasionally purchase supplies for FAA Sunday workshops. Assist with each workshop and help with set-up, take down, greeting and assisting participants, taking and organizing photographs. This position starts in late September or October and will run through the May of 2016.