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Museum Education Practicum

The Museum Education Practicum provides an in-depth look at museum education from the guidance of the Studio Museum’s knowledgeable educators. 

Program Description

This ten-week intensive training program provides emerging and established museum and arts educators with seminars, professional talks, presentations, and opportunities to learn about the Museum’s education programs. 

Participants will facilitate and develop strategies for adult, school, youth, and family audiences, explore both theory and practice, and engage in conversations around artists of African descent, contemporary art practices, and strategic programming. Participants will gain:  

To earn academic credit and be a part of the next generation of scholars and educators

Build art-based curriculums

Using an inquiry-driven museum education model

Including leading curators, scholars, and academics

Spring 2024 Applications

The Studio Museum in Harlem is offering the spring 2024 Museum Education Practicum as an online course. We are excited to continue providing this dynamic digital program for cultural practitioners eager to explore the intersection of art and education through the lens of the Studio Museum.

To apply, submit your application material in one PDF by the application deadline, 11:59pm on Sunday, March 31, 2024.

Applications must include a resume with a statement of intent that specifically answers the following three questions clearly:

  1. Describe your interest in the museum as a site for education. Why are you interested in the museum versus other educational models (i.e., a classroom, etc.)
  2. Please specify your areas of interest and their relationship to the Museum’s mission, collection, and programming. How will you contribute to your cohort and the Studio Museum?
  3. What are your career goals and how can this program help you accomplish these goals? Please discuss an example from your academic or professional career that illustrates these goals.

Submit your application materials in one PDF to [email protected] by 11:59 March 31, 2024, with the subject line: Museum Education Practicum Application.

Applicants must have an interest or background in the following fields: art history, arts education, art criticism, museum studies, museum education, or Africana studies.

All applicants must commit to Wednesday evenings (5:00 pm—7:30 pm EST) throughout the ten-week program, from May 8, 2024 to July 10, 2024.

The program uses Zoom for weekly meetings and Google Classroom as a learning platform for distributing readings and essential communications.