Robert and Harriet Kirkpatrick Fallingwater Internship
Mill Run, PA
Apply by 4.1.17
Fallingwater, the architectural masterwork designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, seeks applications to fill our Fallingwater Education Department Internship. This intern will reside on-site, while immersing themselves in the many organizational and curricular tasks required to provide successful educational programming at Fallingwater. This is a unique opportunity to work in the education department at a world-renowned museum and architectural site.
The education intern will work directly with the public tour staff to interpret Fallingwater through guided tours and lectures. The entrant will also assist education supervisors with on-site residency programs focused on High School, College and Adult learners; grade 3-12 educational workshops, assist with grant writing as well as general department administrative tasks.
In addition, the intern will complete an independent project. All interns will be responsible for presenting their accomplishments to senior staff at the completion of the program. This individual will report directly to the Curator of Education.
The applicant must be a current graduate student or recent graduate in museum education, art and visual culture education, museum studies or a related field devoted to education. The successful candidate will possess experience in teaching, informal learning environments, architecture and museums. Experience teaching from objects in a museum setting preferred.
This position will be ten consecutive weeks in duration, preferably beginning in May of 2017. Interns will be expected to work during normal business hours (typically 8:30am to 5:00pm), forty hours per week. Educational programs are run 7 days per week including Memorial Day and Independence Day. You will be obligated to work some weekends and evenings although you will not be required to work in excess of forty hours per week.
Fallingwater is located in rural Mill Run, Pennsylvania (zip code 15464), and is approximately ninety miles from the Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT). Having a motor vehicle is strongly recommended as there are no stores or amenities within walking distance of on-site housing.
This is an hourly paid internship that includes free onsite shared housing. Interns are required to provide their own food, clothing, linens, laundry supplies, and incidentals.
To apply, email cover letter, resume, a two page writing sample and two letters of reference to firstname.lastname@example.org and list FW Education Intern in the subject line. Application deadline is April 1, 2017.