American Museum of Natural History

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American Museum of Natural History, Central Park West, New York City, NY, United States

 

The American Museum of Natural History is one of the world’s preeminent scientific and cultural institutions. Since its founding in 1869, the Museum has advanced its global mission to discover, interpret and disseminate information about human cultures, the natural world and the universe through a wide-ranging program of scientific research, education and exhibition.

The Museum is renowned for its exhibitions and scientific collections, which serve as a field guide to the entire planet and present a panorama of the world’s cultures.

The Education Department creates learning opportunities for learners of all ages, from preschoolers to seniors, at the Museum, at home, in school, and in the community.

Teachers and students can take advantage of the exciting programs and offerings throughout the year. Plan your visit to the Museum. Parents can explore resources at home and in the community.

Educator & Teacher Programs

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Summer Programs for Teachers

CLASSES, SEMINARS, AND WORKSHOPS

Common Core Aligned Workshops

Workshops in this series focus on providing teachers with tools to deepen science content and make connections to Common Core reading and writing standards.

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EDUCATOR PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Workshops, Institutes, and Courses

Opportunities for teachers at the Museum.

Educator Evening

EDUCATOR PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Educators’ Evenings

Exhibition openings with curator introductions and relevant resources.

Seminars On Science

COURSE, EDUCATOR PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Seminars On Science – Online Graduate Courses for Teachers

Seminars on Science offers a series of fully online professional development courses.

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EDUCATOR PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Urban Advantage

Program designed to support NYC middle school student investigations.

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EDUCATOR PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Blended Courses and Workshops – Online and Onsite

In each of these courses, teachers will spend time reading, reflecting and interacting in an online environment, but will also spend some time at AMNH doing hands-on work.

Graduate and Undergraduate Programs

CLASSES, SEMINARS, AND WORKSHOPS

Graduate and Undergraduate Courses

Programs available for graduate credit, offering in partnership with NYC universities and colleges.

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INTERNSHIP

Internships for College and Graduate Students

Internships for museum, science, social science, and education professionals.

Museum Education and Employment Program

PAID INTERNSHIP

Museum Education and Employment Program

A unique and challenging summer employment experience for young adults ages 18-21.

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After-School Program

STUDENT PROGRAMS

After School Program

Courses for NYC high school students interested in the sciences.

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STUDENT PROGRAMS

Saltz Internship Program

Interact with Museum visitors as a high-school intern in the exhibition halls.

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STUDENT PROGRAMS

Young Naturalist Awards

The Young Naturalist Awards is a research-based science competition for students in grades 7-12 to promote participation and communication in science.

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STUDENT PROGRAMS

YouthCaN: Youth Connecting and Networking

A youth-led organization that uses technology to inspire, connect and educate people worldwide about environmental issues.

SRMP Program

STUDENT PROGRAMS

Science Research Mentoring Program

In-depth scientific research training for high school students.

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College Fair

NYC high school students are invited to explore their future!

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1000 Fifth Avenue, New York City, NY, United States 0.6 mi

The Metropolitan Museum of Art is an art museum located in the heart of New York City. Its permanent collection contains more than two million works, divided among nineteen curatorial departments. The MET currently represents in their permanent collection are works of art from classical antiquity and Ancient Egypt, paintings and sculptures from nearly all the European masters, and an extensive collection of American and modern art. The Met also maintains extensive holdings of AfricanAsianOceanicByzantine, and Islamic art. The museum is also home to encyclopedic collections of musical instruments, costumes and accessories, and antique weapons and armor from around the world. Several notable interiors, ranging from 1st-century Rome through modern American design, are permanently installed in the Met’s galleries.

The Met currently has a global scope of its collections and extends across the world through a variety of initiatives and programs,  including exhibitions, excavations, fellowships, professional exchanges, conservation projects, and traveling works of art.

The Museum offers a variety of programs designed for K–12 educators that explore objects in the Museum’s collections, interdisciplinary curriculum integration, and methods for teaching with objects. Students and teachers may explore the collection with a Museum staff member, who leads discussions and exercises designed to encourage critical thinking in response to original works of art. Tours are appropriate for the group’s grade, level of ability, and subject of interest. Guided tours are offered and recommended for students who are at or above first-grade level and last about an hour.

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Internships for College and Graduate Students

The Metropolitan Museum of Art offers internship opportunities for college and graduate students interested in careers in art museums. Based upon their academic training and interests, as well as the availability of projects, interns work in one of the Metropolitan’s departments—curatorial, education, conservation, administration, or library. Most projects require a strong knowledge of art history. Applicants of diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Internships for High School Students are also available.

Paid Internships for College and Graduate Students
at the Main Building

The Museum offers forty-one paid internships for undergraduate and master’s-degree students each year. Interns are placed in host departments where they work closely with supervisors on special and ongoing projects.

The Cloisters Summer Internship for College Students

This nine-week internship is awarded each summer to eight college students who are interested in art and museum careers, enjoy working with children, and have an interest in medieval art.

Unpaid Internships for College and Graduate Students at the Main Building

Unpaid internships at the Main Building for college students, graduate students, and recent graduates are available throughout the year on a full- or part-time basis. The number of positions varies according to departmental needs, and opportunities require a minimum of twelve hours per week for at least ten weeks.

Frequently Asked Questions

Information about program eligibility, deadlines, interviews, notification, housing, and other application-related questions

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Internships for High School Students

Ever wonder what it’s like behind the scenes at one of the world’s largest and finest art museums?

A paid internship at The Metropolitan Museum of Art is your chance to find out. You’ll get the inside scoop on a wide variety of Museum jobs in conservation, education, photography, exhibition design, merchandising, and curatorial areas. You’ll also develop professional skills, visit conservation labs, explore the galleries, and assist an expert in one of the Museum’s departments—valuable experiences to build your résumé. You don’t need prior experience or specific knowledge of art or art history to apply—just an interest in learning about museum careers and great works of art!

The Museum offers internships each fall, spring, and summer. The fall and spring internships are open to students in grades 11 and 12 at a New York City Department of Education Title I high school. (Check Table 2 of the School Allocation Memorandum No. 08, FY 14 for a list of all NYC Department of Education schools and their Title I status. A “1” in the “Title I Status” column indicates a Title I school.) Summer internships are open to students who, on the application date, are enrolled in grades 11 and 12 at any high school in the New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut tristate area.

To apply, first complete the application form online. Two recommendations, from two different recommenders, are also required; one recommendation must be from a teacher or school administrator. Recommendations must be submitted using the online recommendation form.

Dates to Remember

Spring 2014 Program

  • Application available: Now
  • Deadline: January 15, 2014
  • Program dates: March 5–May 14, 2014, Wednesdays and Fridays, 4:00–6:00 p.m. (no sessions April 14–22), with additional sessions Saturday, March 15 and Saturday, May 3, 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

Summer 2014 Program

  • Application available: February 1, 2014
  • Deadline: April 9, 2014
  • Program dates: July 7–August 14, 2014, Monday–Thursday, 10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.

Apply Online

Online Recommendation Form

For more information, email highschoolinterns@metmuseum.org or call 212-650-2330.

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Program Support

Support for High School Internships is provided by Mr. and Mrs. Marvin H. Schein, Joseph and Sylvia Slifka Fund for High School Internships, The Billy Rose Foundation, Inc., The Merrill G. and Emita E. Hastings Foundation, and gifts in memory

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Teen Programs

Come in from the hectic city streets and relax in front of a work of art at the Met. Join other teens in free classes and events that are all about understanding art and exploring the Museum.

Art Explore (Ages 11–14)

Never been to the Met? Come all the time? Either way, join us! Talk with other teens about works of art from around the world.

Experiments (Ages 15–18)

Be inspired by the Museum’s masterpieces as you create your own. Play with materials in unexpected ways during these classes in the galleries and studios.

Teen Events (Ages 11–18)

Make the Met’s collection yours through interactive events in the galleries.

Saturday Sketching (Ages 11–18)

Experiment with different drawing approaches as you sketch from original works of art in the Museum’s galleries with the guidance of an artist-instructor.

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830 5th Avenue, New York City, NY, United States 0.98 mi

CPF (City Parks Foundation) is the only nonprofit organization to create programs in parks throughout all five boroughs of New York City. We enrich and connect New Yorkers through free and accessible arts, sports, education and community-building initiatives.

We connect teachers, students and families through hands-on classroom, after school and teacher-training programs in parks, schools and Recreation Centers across New York City. Annually, our programs reach 7,500 students and community members and 600 teachers.

Information on Events and Calendar Dates for the City Park Foundation can be found here

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Reaching more than 6,000 students citywide each year, CityParks Education programs meet mandated standards, model inquiry-based learning, and demonstrate a commitment to promoting conservation of our city’s natural areas through environmental education.

City Parks Education Helps Educators Green Their Lessons

Greening Your Lessons is a professional development program for educators. Participants receive extensive materials, practice important field methods (in local parks or at their educational site), and learn how to implement hands-on activities for different subject areas. CityParks Education designs and tailors workshops for public school faculty that integrate indoor and outdoor experiences to capture students’ attention.

CityParks Education customizes workshops for different group needs, addresses diverse learning modalities, and creatively integrates the local community in the learning process.

Our range of inquiry-based urban ecology and site-specific workshops includes, but is not limited to teaching about the unique characteristics of the following local ecosystems:

  • Garden Ecology. At one of several garden sites, CityParks educators demystify and simplify the elements of teaching using plant-based techniques in a garden setting. Educators have the opportunity to explore the garden landscape, learn myriad lessons focused on core skills, and prepare simple lessons that can form part of an exciting curriculum.
  • Coastal Ecology. Through an exploration of local estuaries, beaches, and waterfront areas, educators gain experience using simple tools and teaching about the fascinating aquatic habitats that surround us.
  • Forest Ecology. With over 5,000 acres of woodlands, local forests can be an exciting focal or jumping off point for year-long studies in the environment. CityParks Education will help educators explore the local forests, model exciting lessons, and provide concrete tools that have proven success with students of all ages and learning styles.

For more information about the program, please contact CityParks Education at (212) 360-3327 or by email.

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We connect teachers, students and families through hands-on classroom, after school and teacher-training programs in parks, schools and Recreation Centers across New York City. Annually, our programs reach 7,500 students and community members and 600 teachers.

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15 West 28th Street, New York, NY, United States 2.61 mi

Since 1984, TADA! has been providing young people of all different backgrounds, including a large number of disadvantaged children and families, the opportunity to explore and perform musical theater together in an educational, supportive, and professional environment. Every year, TADA! produces three original musical theater productions with a discounted ticket program; free pre-professional training and youth development opportunities through the Resident Youth Ensemble composed of over 65 NYC kids ages 8-18; renowned Arts Education in-school residencies and after-school programs that are subsidized by our funders; and theater classes for kids of all ages taught by professional teaching artists and for which need-based scholarships are readily available.

 

 

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TADA Theater for Students

Professional Development Workshops for Students

TADA! is a place to develop your skills through professional training, performances and a vast support network. Whether you are just starting out or have been studying and performing since you were little, somethings always happening at TADA!: musical theater, improvisation, acting, performing in our productions, internships and more.

If you’re interested in training and performance, then consider auditioning for ourResident Youth Ensemble. If you get in, you’ll have opportunities to perform in original musicals at our Off-Broadway theater for family audiences. Plus we offer college preparation assistance, paid internships, advanced theater classes and more!

And, of course, you can check out TADA!’s current mainstage musical productions.

The TADA! Resident Youth Ensemble

At the heart of TADA! is the Ensemble, a unique, award-winning, completely free, pre-professional theater training and youth development program for more than 65 children aged 8-18 who come from across the NY metro area. Membership in the Ensemble is by audition only, and members perform in mainstage productions and at special events throughout NYC. However, the program doesn’t end there! Youth development activities range from transportation subsidies to small group mentoring with TADA! staff, to college preparation and tours to free snacks during rehearsals. In addition to theater skills, Ensemble Members improve their abilities in teamwork, time management, public speaking, positive communication, and conflict resolution.

Over 1,000 kids have been part of the TADA! productions and Ensemble program since 1984.

Check the Resident Youth Ensemble FAQ

For detailed information, please contact Angie McCormack, Stage Manager, at amccormack@tadatheater.com or by calling 212.252.1619 x131.

TADA!’s Resident Youth Ensemble Program is supported in part by the Heart & Soul Foundation, The NYC Department of Cultural Affairs and the Harold & Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust.

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TADA Theater for Teachers

Professional Development Workshops for Teachers

TADA! recognizes that teachers are students as well, looking for new ways to reach as many of their children as possible. By offering professional development to schools, TADA! provides effective Arts Education methodologies and tangible lesson plans that connect teacher practices to the NYS Learning Standards and NYC DOE Blueprint for Teaching and Learning in the Arts. TADA! also works to inspire and re-inspire teachers and to provide a comfort level with using theater and musical theater in the classroom.

TADA! Teaching Artists introduce classroom teachers to theater and provides them with skills necessary to enhance their academic curricula through the arts; engage in theater games and improvisation; become comfortable with basic directing and choreographing; and use theater for conflict resolution. Workshops include: Playwriting, Integrating Literacy and Theater Arts, Movement Games, Living Biography, Diction/Speech/Dialects, Early Childhood Teaching Techniques and Dalcroze Method (musical training through movement).

Selected Biographies of our Education Staff & Teaching Artists

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60 Chelsea Piers, New York City, NY, United States 2.91 mi

The Chelsea Piers Sports & Entertainment Complex is a 28-acre waterfront sports village located between 17th and 23rd Streets along Manhattan’s Hudson River. Situated on Piers 59, 60 and 61 and in the headhouse that connects them, the complex features the following sports and entertainment venues:

Chelsea Piers is located adjacent to Chelsea Cove Park, in the heart of Hudson River Park. The bikeway/walkway runs parallel to the Piers and the popular High Line is located one block east of Chelsea Piers.

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Teachers and Educators at Chelsea Piers

Staff Team Building

Team Building at Chelsea Piers Connecticut is designed to help school staff and administration by delivering a custom-designed program that focuses on the leadership and team skills essential to any successful organization. Our experienced facilitators combine leading-edge theory with carefully selected physical and intellectual challenges to produce an engaging and exciting learning experience.

Event Coordinators work closely with each client to customize a Team Building program to meet school objectives, team development goals, and desired level of physical involvement. We understand that your groups will include a wide range of ages and physical ability levels, so your program can be tailored to meet your desired level of physical activity. Chelsea Piers offers programs to accommodate a minimum of 10 participants.


SAMPLE TEAM BUILDING ITINERARY


Arrival 9:15 AM

Guests arrive at Chelsea Piers Connecticut.


Group Activities 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM

Guests participate in a customized Team Building program – your preferred activities allow you to get to know your colleagues while having fun!


Lunch 12:30 PM

Optional lunch at the on-site Chelsea’s Table Café.


Conclusion 1:30 PM

Guests depart Chelsea Piers Connecticut.

Itineraries are customizable based on guest count, time of year, day of the week, and time of day.

Experience Team Building

  • Build better relationships and foster collaboration in the workplace.
  • Create a productive and positive working environment.
  • Learn strategic and creative ways to reach your corporate goals.
  • Learn insightful ways to manage your staff as well as your manager.
  • Improve leadership skills and develop a stronger voice at work.
  • Develop talents you never knew you had: learn to rock climb, run an obstacle course or evade a dodgeball – the sky’s the limit.

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2300 Southern Boulevard, Bronx, NY, United States 6.9 mi

From its earliest days, the Wildlife Conservation Society has been a leader in animal well being. The flagship Bronx Zoo established its first veterinary department in 1901. At the time, the department consisted only of a pathologist and a veterinarian. Today, the Wildlife Health Sciences division includes departments of clinical care, pathology, nutrition, and field veterinary programs. The Wildlife Health Center, located on Bronx Zoo grounds, serves more than 15,000 animals from the four WCS zoos in New York.

The state-of-the-art Aquatic Animal Health Center at the New York Aquarium opened in 2008 to meet the unique challenges of caring for its collection of marine animals. The high-tech hospital includes a laboratory and an operating room, several pools for patients with flippers, X-ray machines, and a kitchen for preparing meals for residents of all sizes, from a tiny seahorse to a 3,000-pound walrus.

Educator Professional Development 

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On-site Professional Development

The Education Division of WCS offers a wide range of professional development opportunities for teachers. Teacher courses are held at the Bronx Zoo, New York Aquarium, Central Park Zoo, Queens Zoo, and Prospect Park Zoo. WCS courses for teachers of grades K–12 help bring a new dimension to your lessons, whether you teach science, math, language arts, or anything in between! Professional development courses can also be provided at your school or district. Call 718-220-5136 for more information.

Our multi-disciplinary programs are aligned with both state and national education standards.

Registration Details

Course Offerings

Macaw

Natural Inquirer: Using Nature to Promote Inquiry

Location: Queens Zoo
Dates: Sundays 3/2, 3/9, 3/23, 3/30, 4/6, 4/13

Tiger

Predators: Biology and Conservation

Location: Bronx Zoo

Dates: Saturdays 3/8, 3/15, 3/22, 3/29, 4/5, 4/12
Lion

HELP: Habitat Ecology Learning Program

Location: Bronx Zoo
Dates: 4/14-4/19
Clownfish

Applied Science: Studying Marine Ecology at the Shore

Location: New York Aquarium

Dates: 4/14-4/19
Ant

Teaching Big Scientific Ideas with the Little Creatures that Rule the World

Location: Bronx Zoo

Dates: Sundays 4/27, 5/4, 5/18, 6/1, 6/8, 6/22
Python

Zoo Animals and Teaching the Elementary Core Curriculum

Sea Lion

Applied Science: Studying Wildlife at the Zoo

Sifaka

Teaching Scientific Process Through Animal Behavior

Penguin

Green STEM: Building a Sustainable Future

Gorilla

Conservation Biology for Educators (NEW!)

Jellyfish

Marine Animals and Teaching the Elementary Core Curriculum

Registration and Payment

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Online Teacher Academy

WCS’s Professional Development Department invites K-12 educators to take a walk on the wild side. Whether teaching for schools or non-traditional settings, our Online Teacher Academy offers something for every teacher!

WCS’s award-winning Online Teacher Academy is pleased to offer a variety of learning experiences to suit your needs and interests. Our courses conveniently enhance your understanding of the living world and revitalize your love for nature and science. Entirely online, these six-week courses provide unique opportunities to examine the life sciences of zoology, ecology and conservation, through topics including predators, marine biology, habitat ecology, and climate connections.

Realizing it’s not just what we teach, but how we teach it, our courses elaborate on effective science education practices. Pedagogical studies will better equip you to facilitate scientific learning and promote STEM (Science,Technology, Engineering, and Math) programs and curriculum.

  • Enhance your teaching and use of technology in the classroom
  • Learn from virtual and interactive simulations, videos, and presentations from WCS scientists
  • Interact with educators around the world
  • Graduate credits available
  • Receive excellent, ready-to-use education resources

Registration Details

Course Offerings

Our Changing Planet: Climate Change and Wildlife Connections

Nature’s Thread: Weaving Environmental Education into Your Classroom

Habitat Ecology for Educators

Conservation Biology for Educators

Marine Biology for Elementary Educators

Predators: Biology and Conservation

Registration Details

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Wildlife Conservation Society/Fordham University Masters in Education

The Education Division of WCS and the Fordham University Graduate School of Education offer a joint degree program leading to a Master of Science in Education and New York State Initial Teacher Certification in adolescent science education (biology grades 7–12). Coursework is split between Fordham’s Bronx campus and the Bronx Zoo. Download the brochure for more information.

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Conservation Education Fellowships

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The Wildlife Conservation Society’s Conservation Education Fellowship program is a unique opportunity for college students, recent graduates, and graduate students to explore conservation education in-depth. Fellows acquire the skills needed to provide a wildlife classroom that invites and fosters student-directed learning, and learn pertinent information about conservation issues with a global impact. Particular emphasis is placed on the Wildlife Conservation Society’s efforts to protect wildlife and wild lands.

Two fellowship terms are available:

School term (at Bronx Zoo only) – starts mid-September and runs through mid-June; fellows must be available to work four weekdays each week, 9:00 a.m.– 2:30 p.m. Additional weekend and overnight hours are also required. School year fellows must have a valid driver’s license.

Summer term (all facilities) – starts June and runs through the end of August; fellows must be able to work Monday–Friday, 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. for the entire term. Fellows have the opportunity to work at the NY Aquarium, Central Park, Queens, Prospect Park or Bronx Zoo.

Responsibilities:

Although exact responsibilities vary based on the park, fellows will help to support the summer camps at each site.  Please keep in mind that this is not your typical camp counselor role though!  You’ll be working with campers age 4-17 and creating an amazing summer experience based on science-content, arts and crafts, animal visits, fun and games.

Please note that Conservation Education Fellows do not have any responsibilities with animal care, maintenance or handling.  They will be involved with the interpretation component when animals come into classrooms or during exhibit visits.

Next Steps:

To apply, please go to Conservation Education Fellow Application and follow instructions for the on-line application system. For questions about the Fellowship, please contact wcsteachingfellow@wcs.org.

We will review applications and notify candidates that we would like to invite to our group interviews in March.  Please note that the application process if very competitive.

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New York City Building, Queens, 8.66 mi

The Queens Museum of Art is dedicated to presenting the highest quality visual arts and educational programming for people in the New York metropolitan area, and particularly for the residents of Queens, a uniquely diverse, ethnic, cultural and international community.

The Museum fulfills its mission by designing and providing art exhibitions, public programs and educational experiences that promote the appreciation and enjoyment of art, support the creative efforts of artists, and enhance the quality of life through interpreting, collecting, and exhibiting art, architecture, and design.

The Queens Museum of Art presents artistic and educational programs and exhibitions that directly relate to the contemporary urban life of its constituents while maintaining the highest standards of professional, intellectual, and ethical responsibility.

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Professional Development

The Queens Museum Education Department offers customized professional development workshops, training, and, on occasion, special, intensive short-term institutes relevant to a wide range of educators, administrators and artists.

Content and Curriculum

The Queens Museum is home to cutting-edge permanent and temporary exhibitions that speak to contemporary urban audiences and focus on topics as diverse as the visual arts, history, the humanities and science. This wide range of innovative exhibitions, all housed under one roof, provide educators with a stimulating environment in which to design and develop innovative and engaging projects directly relevant to the lives and experiences of their students.

In all professional development workshops, educators have the opportunity to hear presentations from leading curators and scholars at the Queens Museum and collaborate with our staff to tailor content to your curricular needs. Workshops are designed in alignment with fundamental Common Core Standards in English Language Arts and Math, as well as recognized state standards in the other core subject areas.

Subject areas include:

  • Visual arts, contemporary art and art history with content focused on object-based teaching and common core standards; issues, ideas, and trends in contemporary art; and social practice and socially engaged art
  • Urban design, architecture and city planning and geography through experiences with the Museum’s Panorama of the City of New York
  • History and social studies covering such topics as New York City history, the origins of New York City Parks, and the 1939 and 1964 Worlds Fairs.
  • Decorative arts through experiences with the Museum’s exhibition of the  Neustadt Collection of Tiffany Glass [link to page in curatorial]
  • Science covering environmental and natural science through experiences with the Relief Map of the New York City Water Supply System, on exhibition in partnership with the New York City Department of Environmental Protection)

Instructional strategies and student engagement

In addition to professional development grounded in the rich content at the Queens Museum, we also offer educators professional development opportunities related to student engagement, behavior management, and support for diverse learners. Topics include:

  • Universal Design for Learning
  • Working with families and children affected by autism
  • Positive behavior supports
  • Project-based learning for multiple intelligences, Pre-K-Grade12
  • Common Core Connections Pre-K-Grade12
  • Art making for English Language Learners students (how the practice of art making increases literacy skills)
  • Math games through art making
  • STEM to STEAM: integrating art and design into STEM
  • Creative interventions, the role of therapy in an art group
  • Adult learners and technology
  • Autism and technology
  • Differentiated instruction through the arts
  • Teaching the arts in secured settings
  • Non-traditional artmaking for art teachers
  • Drawing on location (use of technology in on-site sketching)
  • Art making and character development (looking at the social and emotional outcomes behind the process of creating)

To learn more about professional development opportunities in our education department please contact, Margaret Riley, Education and School Programs Associate at 718.592.9700 x132 or mriley@queensmuseum.org.

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226 East 42nd Street, Brooklyn, New York City, NY, United States 9.25 mi

The MOTNY, located in the heart of Manhattan in New York City, challenges visitors to confront bigotry and racism, and to understand the Holocaust in both historic and contemporary contexts. Through interactive workshops, exhibits, and videos, individuals explore issues of prejudice, diversity, tolerance, and cooperation in the workplace, in schools and in the community.

The Museum of Tolerance New York (MOTNY) is part of the Simon Wiesenthal Center, an international Jewish human rights organization dedicated to preserving the memory of the Holocaust by fostering tolerance and understanding through community involvement, educational outreach and social action. The MOTNY is a multimedia educational museum located on East 42nd Street in the heart of Manhattan. We provide group tours that focus on the dynamics of racism and prejudice in America, international human rights and the history of the Holocaust, through unique interactive educational exhibits. Main themes include the power of words and images, bullying, personal responsibility, and social action.

Additionally, the MOTNY is a professional development multi-media training facility targeting educators, law enforcement officials, and state/local government practitioners. Modeled after the successful Tools for Tolerance® Program at the Museum of Tolerance in Los Angeles, the MOTNY provides participants with intense educational and experiential training programs and welcomes school field trips and group tours. Over 10,000 adults and young people have been trained in the Museum’s customized, professional development programs.

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The Museum of Tolerance Professional Development (Teacher Workshops)

Tools for Tolerance ® for Educators is a specially designed, professional program which aims to aid educators in exploring their evolving role in a rapidly changing, increasingly diverse and complex society.  This interactive, experiential program provides an opportunity for personal growth and professional development through an innovative approach teaching respect and tolerance.  Each program is designed to meet the specific needs of the group but has an overall focus on bullying, conflict resolution in the school community, valuing differences, and cross-cultural communication.

Programs for Educators

“What an amazing experience the Museum of Tolerance New York has been… a real personal look at the real issues- I am definitely empowered!! Thank You!” – NYC Public School Teacher

The Museum of Tolerance New York provides trainings for educators through the Tools for Tolerance®programs. Tools for Tolerance® for Educators is an interactive, experiential program designed to help educators fulfill their potential both as people and professionals. It is built upon the premise that school professionals are the front line in our efforts to shape a better American future. Through interactive workshops, exhibits, and videos, participants explore issues of prejudice, diversity, tolerance, and cooperation in the workplace and in the community. The program offers a holistic approach to teaching tolerance in learning communities. Going beyond heroes and holidays, anti-bias education is articulated in terms of learning processes that promote self-reflection, critical thinking and social action.

This day-long workshop for education professionals is designed around a variety of topics related to tolerance and its effects on learning and safety. The day includes in-depth facilitated exploration of films and interactive exhibits, as well as workshop format classroom modules developed and taught by professional development specialists designed to enhance interpersonal skills and cultivate ‘tools’ for anti-bias education.

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What Achievement Gaps exist in your school? What achievement strengths? How can you build on those strengths to close the gap in practical sustainable ways, and what does tolerance have to do with it all? Join this collegial experience to ask and answer these and other questions.This program helps education professionals plan strategies to create socially, emotionally, and intellectually safe school cultures that are academically rigorous for all students across all demographic characteristics.

Training Approach

The programs are experiential and learner-centered. Trained facilitators create a safe environment for probing dialogue around difficult issues rarely discussed in the workplace. Our programs challenge participants to question their own assumptions, raise self-awareness, and present fresh perspectives to redefine personal responsibility and taking action.

Powerful Learning Environments

Unique, interactive exhibits set our programs apart from the traditional consultant with a flip chart.  The immersive learning environments of the Museum of Tolerance NewYork enhances and intensifies learning experiences.

The exhibits are a powerful stimulus to explore crucial themes such as the power of words and images, the pursuit of social justice, and the relationship between diversity and democracy. All programs have dedicated time in the exhibits, which provide a powerful stimulus for individual and group insights.

Visit the Exhibits

Visit the Exhibits

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The Museum of Tolerance For Students

Tools for Tolerance® for Teens

Musuem of Tolerance New York Teen Programs

Trained facilitators utilize the unique MOTNY environment and customized classroom work to challenge students to assume greater personal responsibility in recognizing and challenging forms of discrimination.

In addition, main areas of focus are bullying prevention and leadership skills.  This five-hour program encourages young people to think critically about the words and images in their own lives and how to use them to create positive change.

The cost for a Tools for Tolerance® for Teens Program is $100 per participant (minimum 15 visitors) and includes lunch and materials.

Contact information:

Dr. Natasha Poor

Manager of Education and Public Outreach

Museum of Tolerance New York

226 East 42nd Street, between 2nd and 3rd Avenues

New York, NY 10017

Phone: 212.697.1180 x104

Fax: 212.697.1314

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Queens, 228-06 Northern Boulevard, Douglaston, NY, United States 11.61 mi

The Alley Pond Environmental Center (APEC), a nonprofit environmental education organization, is dedicated to educating children and adults in the New York metropolitan area, protecting and preserving Alley Pond Park, open spaces and waterbodies, and advocating for sustainable environmental policies and practices.

Our nature trails traverse ponds, salt marshes, forests and meadows where visitors will see shore birds, migrating flocks, and a variety of small animals. Or, visitors can attend one of APEC’s many environmentally-informed programs for children and adults. Please explore our website to learn more.

APEC is dedicated to establishing awareness, understanding and appreciation of the environment and to preserving nature in an urban setting. The building is open 7 days a week, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., except for major holidays. Please check the calendar for closures. Walking trails are open from dawn to dusk, year ‘round. Parking and entrance to the building and grounds is free.

Student Internships

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Students Internship Programs (High School) at Alley Pond Environmental Center

High School Field Biology Internship for Students in Sophomores and Juniors & High School Senior Independent Internship for Seniors

The Students internship programs introduce students to environmental field studies. Students learn how to conduct practical filed research through examination of water, soil, and air quality, and biodiversity.

Students will gain confidence in scientific inquiry and learn the basics of research techniques and species identification as we explore and understand the 635 + acres of Alley Pond Park. Having taken Living Environment before attending this internship is a bonus, but not required.

Applicant Students must submit a completed Field Biology Internship Application.

Field Biology Internships (FBI)

Costs and Materials

The Syllabus

The syllabus is full of many interesting topics that scientists encounter in their studies of the environment. From air and water quality to ecosystem biodiversity, students will experience new challenges each class. Every year new topics are added and expanded. Past classes have focused on Estuary Fauna, Pond Scum, GPS and Orienteering, Water, Soil and Air Testing and Biodiversity.

Call Field Biology Internship educator Kimesha Reid Grant at 718-229-4000 ext. 202 for this year’s syllabus and more information.

Costs and Materials

The Students internships are FREE, and are underwritten by The New York City Environmental Fund. Each student will receive a FREE field notebook, Field Guides and Dichotomous Keys.

Depending on the syllabus for each semester, students will use a variety of field materials such as:

Binoculars (Students Program)
Magnifying Glasses (Students Program)
Field Guides (Students Program)
Field Books (Students Program)
Dichotomous Keys (Students Program)
Sampling Nets (Students Program)
Seine Nets (Students Program)
Weather Station (Students Program)
Water Testing Supplies (Students Program)
Soil Testing Supplies (Students Program)
Air Quality Testing Supplies (Students Program)
Compass (Students Program)
GPS (Students Program)
Refractometer (Students Program)
Clinometers (Students Program)
and more…

The Senior Independent Internships

Students must be High School seniors

Seniors and Students who are interested in the Senior Independent Internship can contact us for information on setting-up a program that interests them.

Applications  by Students must be submitted by the dates listed above, under Semester Details. Please call well in advance of these deadlines, to ensure enough time to develop your program.

Our Classroom

Most of our sessions will begin at the Padavan Pavilion, the Outdoor Classroom at APEC. After a discussion on the topic and materials for that week, we venture out into the park to further explore the day’s subject in a more hands-on manner.

Students should come to class dressed according to the weather (ex. boots, rain gear, gloves, winter coats), since we are almost always outside for the full three-hour class. It is suggested that you bring a change of shoes and socks, along with insect repellent and sunscreen. Other than these few things, students are only required to bring a pencil or pen to most classes.

Our Students

Students who apply and participate in our program study at public and private high schools from all over New York City and Long Island.

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Teacher Workshops at Alley Pond Environmental Center

Teachers Workshop

All of the courses below are adaptable for teachers in grades K – 12

If there is a topic that you prefer, the Education Department can customize a program for you.

Fees vary. Please contact the Education Department to discuss your needs! (718) 229-4000.

Mammals And Their Young

This course focuses on mammalian reproduction. Teachers will examine this vertebrate animal group to explore developmental differences and similarities among the bearing and rearing of mammals and sub groups of mammals; marsupials and monotremes. Each group will be classified by their unique characteristics and basic life functions through inquiry-based methods. Participants will incorporate this life science information into the science curriculum to meet NY State Learning Standards and Assessments.

Natural Adaptations With Seasonal Changes: Autumn To Winter

This course focuses on seasonal changes and the resulting adaptations of plants and animals. An introduction to the seasonal variations of the biotic and abiotic components of an ecosystem will be addressed through scientific inquiry. Participants will explore a forest ecosystem and how its associated organisms respond to the changes in the environment. Participants will incorporate this life science information into the science curriculum to meet NY State Learning Standards and Assessments.

Discover Butterflies – Their Life Histories

In this workshop about butterflies, participants will discover ways to integrate the fascinating life history of the butterfly into their science curriculum. Learn how to set up a home for and care for Painted Lady Butterflies in the classroom. A complete package provides teachers with the necessary components for a “butterfly experience” for their students, which meets the NY State Life Science Standards and Assessments.

Discovering Pond Life

This course provides a hands-on close-up look at the natural community of a pond. Participants will be introduced to limnology (study of inland water) and the four habitats of a pond ecosystem. Participants will learn how to enhance pond study through the use of discovery scopes and hand lenses to observe, collect and identify pond specimens. We will discuss the interdependence and interactions of specimens that are collected.

Exploring Estuaries: Endangered Wetlands

Participants will explore the habitats of Alley Creek, Little Neck Bay and Long Island Sound to learn about the various plants and animals that inhabit these estuaries and discuss the concepts of salinity, temperature, nutrients and water flow.

Participants will also learn about the geologic history of local estuaries, their various habitats, and resident organisms. Teachers will practice hands on techniques, concepts and activities to convey the importance of these vital ecosystems. These science concepts meet NY State Learning Standards and Assessments.

Birds In New York City

This hands-on workshop focuses on beginning ornithology: the fascinating world of birds! Through scientific inquiry, find out about birds’ natural history, behavior, courtship, nest building, physical features, food finding and eating.

Participants will begin to learn to identify some common urban birds and the various natural communities (meadow, forest, marsh, and pond) that they inhabit. A demonstration of live birds will be given during the workshop. Participants will focus on how to introduce interesting bird concepts to their students and how to incorporate this life science information into their science curriculum to meet the NY State Learning Standards and Assessments.

Reptiles And Amphibians. The Cold Blooded Ones. Which Is Which?

This course focuses on the life history of reptiles and amphibians. Participants will learn about the characteristics, behaviors and adaptations of reptiles and amphibians within the natural environment.

Participants will be introduced to native reptiles and amphibians, will learn how to use inquiry-based methods to identify and distinguish between them, and will share ways to incorporate these natural science concepts into the classroom to meet NY State Learning Standards and Assessments.

Biodiversity In Alley Pond Park With Focus On Insects

This course is a make-it-take-it live crickets workshop which introduces participants to the concept of biodiversity.

Participants will be introduced to the ecosystems in Alley Pond Park – forest, pond and meadow – which contain a diversity of flora and fauna. Each participant will make a terrarium containing a cricket, to demonstrate the components of an ecosystem. Teachers will be able to use the terrariums to help their students study the natural interactions and interdependencies of crickets and their environment. Participants will incorporate this life science information into their science curriculum to meet NY State Learning Standards and Assessments.

Urban Forest Ecology: Trees

This course focuses on urban forest ecology in Alley Pond Park. Participants will learn about the biotic and abiotic relationships and inter dependencies within the forest ecosystem, the animals that inhabit trees, how to identify local trees and the stratification of an eastern deciduous forest.

Participants will learn about the parts of trees, how to tell the age of trees, and the roles of trees in the forest environment. Each participant will receive and learn to use a dichotomous key to aid in identifying tulip, oak, sassafras, maple and dogwood trees.

Endangered Species

This course explores the reasons that plant and animal species become endangered, the consequences of population decline, and what can be done to halt the decline. An introduction to biodiversity and invasive species will be given through inquiry-based methods.

Participants will share ways to incorporate these natural science concepts in their classrooms to meet the NY State Learning Standards and Assessments.

Rain Drops To Drink – Nyc’s Water Supply System

This course focuses on NYC’s water supply system, its watershed and how it works. We will explore the system from raindrops, to mountains, to aqueducts, to pipes, to your faucet, through inquiry-based methods. We will also discuss the benefits of our water supply system and ways to conserve this precious resource – safe, fresh drinking water.

Participants will share ways to incorporate these natural science concepts in their classrooms to meet the NY State Learning Standards and Assessments.

Global Warming And Sustainable Energy

This course focuses on global warming—its causes and how it relates to sustainable energy resources. The consequences of global warming will be explored through inquiry-based methods.

Participants will be introduced to renewable energy resources that are available now. They will share ways to incorporate the climate change concepts in the classroom to meet the NY State Learning Standards and Assessments.

Trash In New York City – Recycle, Reuse, Reduce, Refuse

This course focuses on solid waste—its sources and where it ends up. Participants will learn to identify household products that are recyclable and what resources are used to make them. They will also learn why the 4 R’s are necessary to help our environment through inquiry-based methods.

Participants will be introduced to NYC solid waste issues and remedies to solid waste problems. Participants will share ways to incorporate these issues into the classroom to meet the NY State Learning Standards and Assessments.

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1 Museum Drive, Greenwich, CT, United States 24.76 mi

Sitting high on a hill overlooking Greenwich Harbor, the Bruce Museum offers a changing array of exhibitions and educational programs that promote the understanding and appreciation of art and science.

The Bruce Museum has been voted the best museum in Fairfield County for the past five years, a recognition of its growing popularity and efforts to consistently address new subjects of remarkable beauty or great interest with new insights, The Bruce plays an integral role in the cultural life of area residents and attracts approximately 100,000 visitors annually, reaching out to families, seniors, students, the handicapped, at-risk children, and community organizations. The Bruce Museum in Greenwich, Connecticut, presents more than a dozen new exhibitions in art and science every year.

Consistently voted the “Best Museum” by area media, the Bruce Museum is a regionally based, world-class institution highlighting art, science and natural history in more than a dozen changing exhibitions annually. The permanent galleries feature the natural sciences that encompass regional to global perspectives.

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Teachers’ Program

The Bruce Museum regards teachers as a valuable resource for our program development. The Museum’s Education staff strives to provide teachers with quality programs and resource materials. We also look to teachers to enrich and improve our programs through feedback and evaluations.

Teacher Previews and Workshop

Free programs that include special tours of new exhibitions, along with presentations of school programs and teacher materials

The Student Docent

Trains students to present gallery talks to their peers

Activities and Lesson Plans

Download materials to use in your classroom

Teachers’ Advisory Council

Help the Bruce Museum better serve teachers and students

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The Bruce Museum offers many opportunities to get teens involved. The Bruce Museum’s Youth Committee, Youth@Bruce, and the Junior Educator Program give teens a chance to get on-the-job experience in a wide variety of fields.

Junior Educator Program

The Junior Educator Program is a paid after-school program for students entering grades 9 through 12 with a strong interest in science, art, or careers in museums. Junior Educators teach inquiry-based and hands-on afterschool art and science programs at the Bruce Museum for visiting student groups. Participating students have exciting opportunities to:

  • Delve into art and science at the Bruce Museum
  • Develop and hone their teaching and classroom management skills
  • Get career guidance from museum professionals
  • Visit museums throughout the Connecticut and New York region

Junior Educators are required to attend all training sessions at the Bruce Museum on selected Monday afternoons during the school year from 3:45-4:45pm. For more information or to arrange an interview, please contact Julia Harrington, Museum Educator/Reservations Manager, at jharrington@brucemuseum.org or (203) 413-6744.

Youth@Bruce

The Bruce Museum Youth Committee is a student-based volunteer group designed to empower area high school students to become active volunteers at the Bruce Museum. Its mission is to elevate the volunteer experience for dedicated high school volunteers by engaging them in learning and managing opportunities that provide the teens with job skills and a visible role in the Bruce Museum. To learn more about our program, visit our website:http://youthbruce.com.

Also visit http://tedxyouthbruce.com for more information on Youth@Bruce TEDx events.

If you would like to join Youth@Bruce, click here to apply online.

For more information regarding volunteer opportunities specifically for youth, contact Mary Ann Lendenmann, Volunteer Program Manager, Phone: 203-413-6746; or by emailmlendenmann@brucemuseum.org 

ASL Program

Youth volunteers from the New York School for the Deaf and Youth Committee volunteers collaborated to produce videos in American Sign Language interpreting the museum’s permanent science exhibits. Bruce Museum ASL Project videos are produced by youth volunteers from the New York School for the Deaf and Greenwich High School.

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Internships

2014-2015 Zvi Grunberg Resident Internship at the Bruce Museum

Bruce Museum Career Internships

Museum Education Intern

2014 – 2015 Zvi Grunberg Resident Internship at the Bruce Museum

Internship position, 35 hours per week, 34 weeks maximum

The Bruce Museum promotes the understanding and appreciation of Art and Science to enrich the lives of all people. The Museum is located in Greenwich, Connecticut, 40 miles east of New York City, just off I-95 and steps away from Metro-North Railroad’s Greenwich station. The Museum features the long-term environmental history exhibition Changes In Our Land, as well as four galleries showcasing fine and decorative arts, costumes, science and ethnology exhibits. The museum holds a permanent collection of natural history, Native American, and archaeological objects, and a growing collection of art of the 19th and 20th centuries.

Description

The internship provides an opportunity to learn about the operation of museums and to gain professional experience. These internships are offered annually through the Education Department.

Internship terms are 34 weeks, mid-September to mid-May, with a stipend of $15,550 with benefits. This is a full-time temporary position, 35 hours per week, for a maximum of 34 weeks. Includes paid: five days vacation, three standard holidays (Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s Day) and four floating holidays, four sick days, and one personal day.

Responsibilities

Intern will work with program directors on a variety of projects related to the Museum’s exhibitions and programs.

Interns will be treated as staff members and will assist staff members with routine work as well as special projects.

The intern’s educational background, interests, work experience, and museum department needs with the final goal of implementing and completing a specific project will determine specific duties.

Terms are full-time, 35 hours per week, with two or three segments. Each segment of the internship will focus on one aspect of the museum: education, collections management, curatorial (either arts or sciences), exhibition design, public relations, development, and/or administration.

Segment assignments are determined by the Museum’s Executive Director and professional staff.

Eligibility

The internship is open to applicants who have completed at least an undergraduate degree by the beginning of the internship. Candidates with training in science, education, art history, fine arts, as well as other fields including business, communications, law, and other areas of the humanities that may be useful to the museum, are eligible. Familiarity with office procedures, computer skills are necessary.

For information contact the Director of Education, 203-413-6740

Or email rgarr@brucemuseum.org

Application Procedures

The following items are to be included in the application (incomplete applications cannot be considered).

  1. A personal statement indicating how this internship fits in with your preparation, experience, and goals. Essay should not exceed 500 words, or two double-space typed pages.
  2. A resume or curriculum vitae with phone and email contacts listed.
  3. Two letters of recommendation, one should be from Department Chair or Academic Advisor if possible. Letters should be sent directly by recommenders.
  4. Undergraduate and graduate transcripts from all colleges, universities, and professional schools previously attended.

Selection

The Intern Selection Committee of the Education Committee will review applications. A small group of applicants will be invited for final interviews. All applicants will be notified of the Committee’s decision by Memorial Day weekend.

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: 

The 2013-2014 post has been filled. Applications for the 2014-2015 Zvi Grunberg Resident Internship will be accepted beginning in January of 2014. The final application deadline is APRIL 11, 2014.

Submit all material to: 

Zvi Grunberg Resident Internship Program

Bruce Museum

1 Museum Drive

Greenwich, CT 06830-7157

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Bruce Museum Career Internships

Internship position, Schedule varies

Requirements

Career Internships are available for college and university students, are unpaid and are usually taken for credit.  Non-credit applications are accepted for those wanting to gain experience.

Application deadlines:

Applications for the Fall Semester (September-December) are due by August 1.

Applications for the Spring Semester (January-May) are due by December 1.

Applications for Summer posts are accepted beginning in January of each year and are due by April 1. 

Students applying to the Bruce Museum should submit the following information:

  1. Career Internship application. (Click on link for PDF form.)
  2. Letter indicating how this internship at the Bruce Museum fits in with the student’s preparation, experience and goals and the college department granting the credit.
  3. A letter of recommendation from a faculty member who will act as the student’s sponsor. This should be sent directly by the faculty member. The sponsor acts as the administrator/facilitator any for college/university procedures required for the student to earn credit.

Students will be contacted in advance of the commencement of their academic term.  The number of individuals who will be able to participate during any one term will be limited.

Guidelines for Student Interns

The Museum suggests 120 hours of time per semester. However, this will vary according to the college requirements of each intern and the number of credit hours the college will allow the intern to earn.

Each student will be assigned to a Museum staff member whose expertise corresponds to the special interest indicated in the student’s letter and application. Activities designed for college credit will be an accurate reflection of the normal daily work of the museum professional in the student’s area of special interest.

At the end of the internship period, a Museum Intern Evaluation form will be completed by the staff supervisor(s). A copy of this evaluation will remain on file at the Museum and a copy will be forwarded to you and/or your faculty sponsor. If the student’s college has similar forms or requests a report from the museum staff, the student must supply the appropriate forms or information well before the end of the internship period.

An Exit Interview form will be completed by the intern in order to evaluate the internship experience, and submitted to the Director of Education. This form is kept on file at the Museum.

No student will be paid for any work performed for college credit, and the Museum is not in the position to offer employment to interns upon completion of the academic term. Housing will not be available.

The areas of internship programs available at the Bruce Museum are (click to open):

Museum Administration/Development – available in the following departments:

Curatorial – available in the following areas:

Complete descriptions further details are available from the Education Department. Please contact the Director of Education: (203) 413-6740 orrgarr@brucemuseum.org

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Museum Education Intern

Internship position, Available during the academic year September – June

Applications for the Sept – December semester are due by August 1st.
Applications for the Januray – April semester are due by December 1st.
A summer postion may be available, please contact the Director of Education for information.

The Bruce Museum Education Internship program is designed for university or college students seeking to gain hands-on experience in a museum education setting. This internship is available during the academic year, September – June. A minimum of 120 hours is required and compensation is $9.00 per hour to a maximum of 150 hours per semester. The exact details of the schedule will be worked out with the individual as the internship begins.

This internship will focus on museum education in an art and science museum. The intern will be working primarily with the Manager of School Services and the Manager of Outreach Education on a variety of projects related to the Museum’s education programs. The intern will experience all aspects of museum education including: teaching from the object, working with a variety of age groups, developing and conducting classes at the Museum and through the Museum’s outreach program – the Brucemobile.

Specific duties include: preparing materials for classes; interacting with visitors and groups through educational and instructional activities and tours; and developing curriculum and educational programs for various exhibitions.

Experience in the following areas is preferred: museum education experience; experience supervising children; teaching experience; good written communication skills; public speaking skills; background in educational theory and practice; computer skills, word-processing; and basic office skills.

The Bruce Museum is a small institution and all staff members, as well as interns, are often called on to do any number of things such as assisting with public programs, basic office work, mailings, etc.

The internship will provide an introduction to standard museum practice and provide a hands-on experience in museum work. At the end of the internship period, the staff supervisor(s) will complete a Museum Intern Evaluation form. A copy of this evaluation will remain on file in the museum and copy will be forwarded to the intern and/or the faculty advisor. If the intern is seeking college credit and the college has similar forms or requests a report from the museum staff, the appropriate forms or information must be supplied well before the end of the internship period. Finally, the intern will complete an Exit Interview form evaluating the intern’s experience, which is to be submitted to the Director of Education and kept on file at the museum.

Application Deadlines:  Fall semester – August 1st.  Spring/Winter semester – December 1st.
Education Internships are available only during the academic year, September – June, however a summer position may be available, contact Director of Education for more information.

Please include application form (click on link), current resume, and letter of interest.

Send to:

Bruce Museum

Museum Education Internship

1 Museum Drive

Greenwich, Connecticut 06830-7100

Or email: rgarr@brucemuseum.org

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10 North Water Street, Norwalk, CT, United States 36.55 mi

Opened in July 1988, The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk offers visitors of all ages the opportunity to have a good time while learning about the vital natural resource just off our shore: Long Island Sound. Set in a refurbished 1860s factory at the mouth of the Norwalk River, the Aquarium building and its location reflect the region’s industrial past and human uses of Long Island Sound for recreation and commerce.

Visitors explore at their own pace, observing 34 exhibits featuring more than 1,200 marine animals of 259 species. The Long Island Sound journey begins along a freshwater river and the shallow waters of the salt marsh, then moves into deeper and deeper habitats out to the open ocean. These close encounters with animals, enhanced by friendly volunteer interpreters and informative display panels, educate visitors about the aquatic life of Long Island Sound and its watershed.

The sharks, seals, river otters, sea turtles and other animals, carefully tended in re-created natural settings, serve as ambassadors both for their species and the Sound’s natural environment. These intimate encounters are the heart of the learning experience and provide visitors – children especially – with a basis for understanding their role in the web of life.

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Professional Development for Teachers and School Administrators by The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk, Connecticut

The Maritime Aquarium can offer Professional Development for teachers for either a full- or half-day venue at the Aquarium, or at your school.

The most popular PD historically involves teachers being the students aboard our research vessel Oceanic for half a day, learning about the biological and physical aspects Long Island Sound and collecting real-time data that can then be used in their classrooms. The second half of the day is spent in the Aquarium learning how the exhibits can be used to teach and reinforce state goals and standards and grade-level expectations. Time will be spent discussing curriculum, grade appropriateness, exhibits and the species, and includes subject areas as well as science.

We can suggest pre- and post-trip activities, as well as the many ways of applying lessons to your state’s goals and standards and to your curriculum.

We can also train teachers in how to take their students on field trips to local beaches, parks and streams so they may use these local locations to teach grade-level science classes directed at state goals and standards. These field experiences may not only involve the sciences, but also reinforcing math skills, art, history and writing.

Staff at The Maritime Aquarium also are willing to customize science professional development to enrich subject-area learning for a grade level or the entire staff.

Call (203) 852-0700, ext. 2206, to make reservations or ext. 2352 if you have any questions about the program.

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10 North Water Street, Norwalk, CT, United States 36.55 mi

Opened in July 1988, The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk offers visitors of all ages the opportunity to have a good time while learning about the vital natural resource just off our shore: Long Island Sound. Set in a refurbished 1860s factory at the mouth of the Norwalk River, the Aquarium building and its location reflect the region’s industrial past and human uses of Long Island Sound for recreation and commerce. The Aquarium has programs for anyone and everyone. All ages. Whether you are looking for a family outing, to educational school programs. Even plan your birthday party at the Aquarium. Please check below for all programs offered.

Visitors explore at their own pace, observing 34 exhibits featuring more than 1,200 marine animals of 259 species. The Long Island Sound journey begins along a freshwater river and the shallow waters of the salt marsh, then moves into deeper and deeper habitats out to the open ocean. These close encounters with animals, enhanced by friendly volunteer interpreters and informative display panels, educate visitors about the aquatic life of Long Island Sound and its watershed.

The sharks, seals, river otters, sea turtles and other animals, carefully tended in re-created natural settings, serve as ambassadors both for their species and the Sound’s natural environment. These intimate encounters are the heart of the learning experience and provide visitors – children especially – with a basis for understanding their role in the web of life.

 

 

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Professional Development for Teachers and School Administrators by The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk, Connecticut

The Maritime Aquarium can offer Professional Development for teachers for either a full- or half-day venue at the Aquarium, or at your school.

The most popular PD historically involves teachers being the students aboard our research vessel Oceanic for half a day, learning about the biological and physical aspects Long Island Sound and collecting real-time data that can then be used in their classrooms. The second half of the day is spent in the Aquarium learning how the exhibits can be used to teach and reinforce state goals and standards and grade-level expectations. Time will be spent discussing curriculum, grade appropriateness, exhibits and the species, and includes subject areas as well as science.

We can suggest pre- and post-trip activities, as well as the many ways of applying lessons to your state’s goals and standards and to your curriculum.

We can also train teachers in how to take their students on field trips to local beaches, parks and streams so they may use these local locations to teach grade-level science classes directed at state goals and standards. These field experiences may not only involve the sciences, but also reinforcing math skills, art, history and writing.

Staff at The Maritime Aquarium also are willing to customize science professional development to enrich subject-area learning for a grade level or the entire staff.

Call (203) 852-0700, ext. 2206, to make reservations or ext. 2352 if you have any questions about the program.

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30 Plant Street, Ogdensburg, NJ, United States 38.92 mi

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Mineralogy & Mining Education

The Sterling Hill Mining Museum is dedicated to educating teachers and their students about natural resource issues, with particular reference to the State of New Jersey.

Our education programs explore such topics as the geology and mineralogy of New Jersey, our nonrenewable resources (metals, nonmetals, and fuels), how those resources have been extracted and used over time, and, in a global sense, how our present lives are shaped by the materials available to us. We work within the broad fields of the STEM core subjects (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math), which we often explore not only in their current but also historical contexts.

All of our educational offerings are aligned with New Jersey core curriculum standards and are designed to be implemented by teachers within the context of their existing school curriculum.

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Education: College-Level Instruction

Sterling Hill has long been a destination of choice for universities interested in introducing their students to concepts of geology, ore deposit formation, mineralogy, and industrial process technology through field trips. For decades that function was filled by the New Jersey Zinc Company, operators of the Sterling Hill mine until its closure in 1986.

We continue that tradition by offering the following, either singly or in any desired combination:

  • Underground and surface field instruction at Sterling Hill
  • Lectures and seminars
  • Mineral collecting opportunities, including nighttime collecting for fluorescent minerals
  • Off-site field trips to other localities nearby

In addition, our three Ph.D. geologists can offer local expertise on a variety of research topics, including technical support of thesis research at the baccalaureate and advanced degree levels. We regularly cooperate with university professors and their students on aspects of the local mineralogy and geology, and are eager to see more studies done in the area to continue the flow of knowledge. More remains to be learned than is known thus far.

College groups interested in field trips to Sterling Hill are encouraged to contact Dr. Earl Verbeek at shmm@ptd.net, or by phone at 973-209-7212, to discuss their plans and obtain a price quote. Prices depend on the combination of services desired and the length of time required, but as a rough guide, count on $20 per student for an all-day tour, plus $5 admission fee and $1.50/lb if mineral collecting at Sterling Hill is to be added. Off-site field trips will be slightly more expensive, as will lectures and seminars due to preparation time. Research support is generally offered gratis as long as the results are intended for publication.

Campgrounds are available nearby for groups wishing to spend more than one day in the area, and the town of Franklin, only 2.5 miles distant, offers a full complement of fast-food restaurants for inexpensive dinner fare.

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Discounted Admission for All Members of the New Jersey Education Association

Teacher Instruction

We proudly offer a $1.00 discount on admission to all New Jersey Education Association (NJEA) members and their accompanying relatives.

Why Discounted Admission to Educators?

This access will provide New Jersey educators with numerous valuable opportunities — to preview the museum in preparation for class trips for their students, to gather valuable information and resources as they prepare to teach earth science and history in their classrooms, and much more.

Approximately 30,000 students visit us annually on about 400 class trips. The Sterling Hill Mining Museum works in partnership with New Jersey educators in a wide range of exciting education programs at the museum as well as in New Jersey classrooms.

This program offering discounted admission to New Jersey educators is designed to extend and deepen the relationships we already have established.

Our Commitment to Education

Teacher Resources

Sterling Hill’s education committee has made available several free resources to make class trips to the Sterling Hill Mining Museum more successful and productive: Information SheetsLesson Plans and Student Surveys.

Professional Workshops for Instructors

Sterling Hill Mining Museum is a State-registered provider of professional development training for teachers.

We offer scheduled On-site WorkshopsOff-Site Training and Field Trips. Our scheduled workshops are also announced through the NJSSI List-Serv system.

NJEA membership benefits   Check out the NJEA Member Benefits

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18 Fairgrounds Road, Hamilton Township, NJ, United States 54.31 mi

Grounds For Sculpture exhibits works by well-known and emerging contemporary sculptors in the museum buildings and landscaped sculpture park. Centrally located in Hamilton, New Jersey, and mid-way between New York City and Philadelphia, it is easily accessible via major highways and public rail systems. Open year-round, special exhibitions, programs, and events are scheduled for your education and enjoyment.

A visit to Grounds for Sculpture New Jersey is one of the best year round things to do in New Jersey. Utilizing both outdoor gardens and two indoor settings, Grounds for Sculpture can be appreciated even during inclement weather. The manicured landscaping of the Grounds for Sculpture combine with the variety of the pieces found here to give visitors a truly unique experience. Perhaps more than any other New Jersey attraction, natural beauty and human creativity come together here.

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Enhance your teaching practice by participating in a professional development workshop at Grounds For Sculpture!

Professional development sessions at Grounds For Sculpture include:

  • A hands-on art workshop,
  • Information on how to connect to Core Content Standards,
  • Pre-and post-visit suggestions for the classroom,
  • Collaborative brainstorming exercises and a professional development certificate for each participant.

Past topics have included Patternmaking in 2D and 3D, Kinetic Sound Sculpture, and Watercolor Texture Casting.  Special topics can be designed for your group through discussion with the Education Department.

As a registered professional development provider, professional development certificates can be provided for all adult workshops upon request.

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1113-31 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA, United States 84.74 mi

In the city where freedom rings, you’re free to rock at the Hard Rock Cafe Philadelphia! Located in the historic Reading terminal train station, this popular downtown nightspot is just blocks away from the birthplace of America: Independence Hall. Take in the sights, shop nearby at the largest urban enclosed mall, then celebrate your independence and this great nation where rock ‘n’ roll was born – at the Hard Rock Cafe Philadelphia.

 

Hard Rock Cafe Philadelphia

Teachers & Educators

Look no further then Hard Rock Cafe Philadelphia to hold your Next event. HRC Philadelphia the Spot to hold your next Educator Event. Whether it is a Educators get together, team building or a seminar,  our living museum of Rock ‘n’ Roll memorabilia makes a fantastic backdrop for any special event that you have in mind. Located at the Terminal station, in Philadelphia, come join us for Breakfast, lunch or dinner on your way through the city of Philadelphia. We offer four options of group menus with inclusive pricing for any group over 15 people and are able to accommodate up to a 1200. Contact Dawn N. Bundick or Jackie Antonucci in Group Sales at 215.238.0639 to make your reservation and let us help you plan your next Educator Event!

HARD ROCK CAFE PHILADELPHIA ROOMS & CAPACITIES

Sit-down (Pic):

Entire cafe: 280

The Philadelphia Room:

Entire Cafe: 110 PPL 

Reception (Limited Seating) (Pic): 

Entire Cafe: 660 PPL

The Philadelphia Room: 220 PPL

Hard Rock - Rock Shop

Make your Hard Rock Experience more Awesome by visiting the ROCK SHOP and get your exclusive Hard Rock Memorabilia and get something that will make your trip a memory that will always last!

Click on the Menu below for Full Group Menu Available

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2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA, United States 84.93 mi

The Philadelphia Museum of Art is among the largest museums in the United States, with a collection of more than 227,000 works of art and more than 200 galleries presenting painting, sculpture, works on paper, photography, decorative arts, textiles, and architectural settings from Asia, Europe, Latin America, and the United States. Its facilities include its landmark Main Building on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, the Perelman Building, located nearby on Pennsylvania Avenue, the Rodin Museum on the 2200 block of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, and two 18th-century houses in Fairmount Park, Mount Pleasant and Cedar Grove. The Museum offers a wide variety of activities for public audiences, including special exhibitions, programs for children and families, lectures, concerts and films.

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Teacher Programs

Whether in the galleries or in the classroom, the Museum offers a variety of programs, workshops, resources, and classes for teachers of all subjects and grade levels.

To register for Teacher Workshops and VAST, call the Museum’s Ticket Center at (215) 235-SHOW (7469) from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, or stop by any Visitor Services Desk during Museum hours, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Tuesday through Sunday. There is a service charge of $3.00 ($2.50 for Museum members). There is no service charge for tickets purchased at the Museum.

Teacher Workshops

The Museum is dedicated to creative learning for teachers as well as students. Art ignites curiosity, fosters critical-thinking skills, and presents challenging, interdisciplinary, and engaging learning environments. In an effort to support arts integration in all classrooms, the Museum offers a wide variety of teacher resources and professional development experiences for educators of all subject areas. The Museum is an approved Art 48/continuing professional development provider for both Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Check each workshop description to see how many credit hours are available. Reservations must be made in advance for all workshops.

VAST – Visual Arts as Sources for Teaching

Each summer the Philadelphia Museum of Art’s Education department offers K–12 teachers of all subject areas the chance to immerse themselves in the Museum’s collections and explore the special nature of art and its use as a classroom resource.

VAST is generously supported by the Albert M. Greenfield Foundation.

In-Service Workshops

We can arrange in-service workshops at the Museum or at your school for you and your colleagues. Request a customized workshop to cover a specific topic that fits your particular needs, or schedule a workshop that demonstrates how ourteaching poster sets can enrich your language arts and math curricula. Schools opting for a teaching poster workshop receive one set for their school.

Cost: At the Museum

$300 for a 2-hour workshop for up to 15 teachers

At Your School

Within 25 miles: $350 for 2 hours $450 for 3 hours for up to 30 teachers

Within 50 miles: $400 for 2 hours

$500 for 3 hours for up to 20 teachers

Within 100 miles: $550 for 2 hours

$650 for 3 hours for up to 30 teachers

For more information, please contact Education: School & Teacher Programs by phone at (215) 684-7580, by fax at (215) 236-4063, or by e-mail at educate@philamuseum.org.

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Museum Studies Internship Program

The Museum Studies Internship Program is an unpaid volunteer internship opportunity that exposes interns to the inner workings of a major metropolitan museum, promoting an awareness of careers in the field through experiences not available in most academic settings. The Museum selects a diverse group of talented undergraduate and graduate students from a highly competitive, international pool of candidates.

 

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1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA, United States 84.95 mi

The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University is America’s oldest natural history museum and a world leader in biodiversity and environmental research. For 200 years, the Academy has explored the remarkable diversity of our natural world, sharing these discoveries with the public through extraordinary collections, innovative exhibits, educational programming, and publications.

Museum Pass for Educators

educator's pass for free admission to the Academy

Educators can visit the Academy for free! 
Download the Educator Museum Pass for free admission (with appropriate ID) to the Academy.

Educator & Student Programs

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A Head Start on Science

Academy educator Tiffany Allen working on A Head Start On Science

A Head Start on Science is a partnership between the Academy, the Please Touch Museum and the School District of Philadelphia that provides 200 area preschool educators with hands-on training in inquiry science for the early childhood classroom. The program receives support from the Barra Foundation and PNC’s Grow Up Great with Science.

A Head Start on Science teachers participate in four workshops the first year, and three the following year. Over the two-year period, Academy educators will make five visits to each teacher’s classroom to model inquiry-based, science activities with students. Teachers also receive themed kits for their classrooms—from books to magnifying glasses to fossils! The year culminates in a special science day at the museum for students and their families.

For more information about this program, contact Tiffany Allen, Program Coordinator, at tallen@ansp.org.

A Head Start on Science Sponsors

The Barra Foundation, Inc. is a private, not-for-profit philanthropic organization that primarily serves the five-county area of Greater Philadelphia. The Foundation’s principal focus is to make one-time and multi-year grants for innovative projects that aid in advancing the frontiers of knowledge in the fields of arts and culture, education, health and human services.

Grow Up Great with Science is PNC’s new initiative to help foster a foundation in science for area preschoolers at a time when many educators have sought increased emphasis on the discipline. A study by the National Research Council recognized that providing young children with research-based mathematics and science learning is likely to pay off with increased achievement, literacy and work skills in these critical areas. The investment made by the PNC Foundation to the Academy is one of 15 grants in seven states and the District of Columbia in celebration of the fifth anniversary of PNC Grow Up Great, the 10-year, $100 million investment in early childhood education.

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George Washington Carver Science Fair

prize winner at the George Washington Carver Fair

Every February and March, 800 to 1,000 Philadelphia school children participate in the George Washington Carver Science Fair, which is sponsored jointly by Temple University, the Academy of Natural Sciences, The School District of Philadelphia, and The Archdiocese of Philadelphia.

The largest of its kind in the country, the fair provides opportunities for students to gain enriched learning experiences through scientific inquiry and discovery. It is open to all students in grades four through twelve who attend Philadelphia County public, charter, parochial and private schools, as well as to home schooled students residing in the county.

From the very beginning, The Academy of Natural Sciences has been an active partner of the George Washington Carver Science Fair. The fair has been held at the Academy since 1979, but due to growth in participation, grades seven through twelve are now held at Temple University. The Academy continues to house the elementary portion of the competition and its awards ceremony.

For information and dates to the George Washington Carver Science Fair please visit the Fair’s website at http://www.temple.edu/carversciencefair/.

WINS (Women in Natural Sciences)

pair of WINS ladies in a saltwater marsh

“WINS has been a big part of my life. It has provided me with new opportunities both academically and socially. I feel like part of a big family that inspires and encourages me to reach my personal goals.”

—Leronda Barker WINS student, 99-02′

What is WINS?

Women In Natural Sciences (WINS) is a free after-school and summer science enrichment program at the Academy of Natural Sciences. Since its founding in 1982, WINS has introduced hundreds of high school girls to future careers in science and other professions by providing hands-on science workshops, career and college exploration, and positive youth development.

WINS provides young women with the information, encouragement, and confidence they need to shape their futures. The program’s mentoring and support has resulted in 100% of WINS students graduating high school and over 96% attending college.

In addition to a strong emphasis on academics and science, WINS also provides a uniquely nurturing environment, a community of like-minded friends, and experiences not typically found in school.

WINS I

WINS I begins in the summer after 8th grade with eight weeks of environmental exploration in and outside of the city. The summer concludes with an exciting weeklong trip to the Poconos where the girls get a chance to apply the knowledge and skills obtained throughout the summer.

During the school year, weekly workshops and monthly field trips give the girls the opportunity to be directly involved with the scientists, collections, and resources of the Academy. The program culminates in a seashore camping trip. (See WINS I for more information.)

WINS II

Once students have successfully completed WINS I, they have the opportunity to participate in the second phase, WINS II, which helps them to prepare for their academic and professional futures.

Though the program still continues to focus on science, college, career exploration and positive youth development activities provide the girls with a well-rounded experience. Along with a variety of monthly workshops and day-long field trips, the girls will visit Philadelphia-area colleges and take an extended tour of schools outside the area. (See WINS II for more information.)

How do you apply?

If you, or someone you know, is a promising eighth grade girl with a B average or better, and who plans to attend a Philadelphia public or charter high school, see How to Apply for more information. The nomination period is from January 1 to February 15.

Acknowledgements

Original funding for Women In Natural Sciences was provided by the Charles E. Ellis Grant and Scholarship Fund. Funding for 2012-13 has come from:

  • BNY Mellon Wealth Management
  • CIGNA Corporation
  • Citizens Bank
  • Charles E. Ellis Grant and Scholarship Fund
  • The Dow Chemical Company
  • Enon Tabernacle Baptist Church
  • GlaxoSmithKline
  • The Grace S. and W. Linton Nelson Foundation
  • Mr. and Mrs. Raj L. Gupta and the UJALA Foundation
  • Hamilton Family Foundation
  • Hoxie Harrison Smith Foundation
  • The Lenfest Foundation
  • Merck & Co.
  • Mr. and Mrs. A. Morris Williams Jr.

If you would like to learn how you can support WINS, please contact Linda V. Ellsworth, Director of Foundation Relations, at 215-299-1045 or ellsworth@ansp.org.

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1 Bay St, Sag Harbor, NY, United States 89.03 mi

Operating year round, Bay Street Theatre is a not-for-profit regional theater presenting new, classic and contemporary works, with a commitment to challenging and entertaining our diverse community. This commitment extends to innovative educational programs that highlight the power of live theater. It is our mission to be an artistic haven for an extended family of artists and audience, while continuing to provide a gathering place to share in the unique collective theatrical experience.

Many of the productions that premiered or were developed at Bay Street have moved to Broadway, Off-Broadway, regionally and abroad, including NOBODY DON’T LIKE YOGI, HEDDA GABLER, LOVE JANIS, IF LOVE WERE ALL, FULL GALLOP, SWINGTIME CANTEEN and THREE HOTELS. Now in its 19th Season, Bay Street is considered ” …one of the Country’s pre-eminent regional theatres” ( CBS Sunday Morning ) and “…in the same league with the best major regional and Off-Broadway theatres.” ( Newsday )

In addition to the Mainstage productions, the variety of year-round programs at Bay Street include The Comedy Club, The Workshops, Special Events, and Educational Outreach Initiatives including Literature Live!, a Summer College Internship Program, Theatre Workshops and Kids Theatre Camps and Classes.

Student Internships

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BAY STREET’S SUMMER INTERSHIP PROGRAM

Bay Street’s interns experience first hand the workings of an active professional theater, garnering invaluable work skills in the various aspects of technical production. Actively working with trade professionals in the rehearsal and production process, interns directly explore their own suitability to the demands and rewards of a life in the theater.

Interns receive hands-on training in an extensive range of theatre skills through a rigorous schedule of production work. While working in various production capacities throughout the season, interns are encouraged to focus their internship in particular fields of interest (e.g. Lighting, Scenic Construction and Painting, Costumes, Sound, Company Management, Stage Management, Administrative and Box Office). Interns may also assist designers and/or department heads. During performances, interns may also participate backstage as running crew.

Applicants must be at least 18 years of age to qualify, and must be motivated individuals with a strong respect for the collaborative nature of theater. Length of internship will vary individually depending on availability; interns may begin as early as May 1, and may be needed through mid September.

Applicants may submit resume, 3 refernces and a cover letter to john@baystreet.org.

Shared housing will be provided within close proximity to the theater; however a vehicle is recommended. Along with housing, you will be paid a stipend of $100/ week.

Costume Construction/Stitcher: 2 positions

Assist with construction and alteration of costumes for 3 shows. Must have basic theatrical sewing skills. Responsible for wardrobe or running crew on all shows and maintaining current show costumes.

Wardrobe Supervisor1 position

Assigned to most shows and sometimes an entire season. Sometimes assigned to a designer as his/her assistant in New York to help prep the show for its arrival in Sag Harbor. Oversee the running of a show or season, freeing other personnel to work on additional projects. Ability to get along with shop staff as well as the actors is a must. Strong sewing skills needed, as this person is often handling the show alone.

Lighting/Electrics: 3 positions

Assist in lighting hang, strike, circuiting, and focus. Responsible for running shows (board operation or running crew). Maintain current show and lighting inventory. Must have basic knowledge of electricity and be familiar with theatrical lighting instruments.

Sound: 1 position

Assist in system installation, clear-com and monitor system hook ups. Running board and maintaining current show. Must have basic understanding of sound boards, amps, EQ’s, effects, etc.

Scenic Carpentry: 2 positions

Assist in the set construction of 3 shows, load-ins, and strikes. Must have an understanding of power tools and good carpentry skills. All shows are built in-house. No running crew responsibilities. Must have a vehicle.

Scenic Artist: 2 positions

Assist the charge painter with all scenery and prop painting and maintain current show. No running crew responsibilities. Must have good layout and faux scenic skills.

Props: 1 position

Assist Props Director in the creation, procuring and maintenance of all props for each show. Includes running crew duties.

Company Manager Assistant: 1 position

Aid the company manager in scheduling and coordinating all artists’ housing and travel. Help accommodate any and all artist’s questions and requests throughout their engagement. Facilitate company meals on matinee and tech days. Assist with the management of all artists hospitality, stock and maintain green room and dressing rooms, plus miscellaneous production and administrative duties. Also required to work on running crews.

Master Carpenter: 1 position

Assist the technical director overseeing construction, load-in, and strike of 3 sets. Build with and run carpentry crew of 2-3 people. Must have excellent carpentry and management skills. Maintain shop supplies and calculate materials needed. No running crew responsibilities. This is a salaried position.

Stage Management: 2-3 positions 

Assist the stage manager in setting up, cleaning and maintaining the rehearsal studio. Running errands, coordinating with designers, director and stage manager, overseeing and supervising the running crew. Setting up back stage wings and prop tables, maintenance and care of props. Must have stage manager experience. All shows are rehearsed in NYC, must have your own housing in New York, but housing provided during the run in Sag Harbor.

Administrative/Development Assistant: 1 position

Assist in all office and administrative matters, particularly development. Duties include, but are not limited to: mailings, filing, copying, answering phones, running errands, processing contracts, data entry and assistance with special events. May also have running crew duties.

Marketing Assistant: 1 position

Assist Director of Marketing and Public Relations with all marketing, advertising, publicity and public relations projects. Help create advertising, posters, postcards, flyers and distribute, posting on websites and social media, coordinating Playbill bios and all other copy changes and approvals prior to printing. Coordinate approvals on all collateral and press releases with Director of Marketing. Proofreading skills and copywriting perferred. Quark or InDesign and Photoshop experience helpful; general computer and typing skills required. May also assist with general errands, copying, filing, special events, etc. May also have running crew duties.

Box Office: 1 position

Assist in Box Office, including tickets sales, data entry, copying and filing. May also have running crew duties.

TO SPONSOR AN INTERN, PLEASE CALL THE DEVELOPMENT OFFICE AT 631-725-0818.

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