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Education Program Intern

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The University of Georgia
Location
Athens Area

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Institution Type
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Job Details

Posting Number:

G/R25362P

Working Title:

Education Program Intern

Department:

SRVPAA-Georgia Museum of Art

About the University of Georgia:

Since our founding in 1785, the University of Georgia has operated as Georgia’s oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education (https://www.uga.edu/). The proof is in our more than 235 years of academic and professional achievements and our continual commitment to higher education. UGA is currently ranked among the top 20 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University’s main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA employs approximately 3,000 faculty and more than 7,700 full-time staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 40,000 students including over 30,000 undergraduates and over 10,000 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 18 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.

Employment Type:

Employee

Anticipated Start Date:

05/15/2024

Posting Date:

04/25/2024

Open Until Filled:

Yes

Location of Vacancy:

Athens Area

EOO Statement:

The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Central HR (hrweb@uga.edu).

USG Core Values Statement:

The University System of Georgia is comprised of our 26 institutions of higher education and learning, as well the System Office. Our USG Statement of Core Values are Integrity, Excellence, Accountability, and Respect. These values serve as the foundation for all that we do as an organization, and each USG community member is responsible for demonstrating and upholding these standards. More details on the USG Statement of Core Values and Code of Conduct are available in USG Board Policy 8.2.18.1.2 and can be found on-line at https://www.usg.edu/policymanual/section8/C224/#p8.2.18_personnel_conduct.

Additionally, USG supports Freedom of Expression as stated in Board Policy 6.5 Freedom of Expression and Academic Freedom found on-line at https://www.usg.edu/policymanual/section6/C2653.

Duties/Responsibilities:

Facilitate tours and art activities for Art Adventures groups. Provide program support for other education programs and events at the museum, including Family Days, Toddler Tuesdays and other youth and family events, and assist with adult and public programs such as workshops and classes, art and wellness programs, and Creative Aging programs.

Percentage of time:

75

Duties/Responsibilities:

Research works of art, artists and exhibitions to support education department staff in gallery teaching and program development. Craft interpretive written materials such as gallery guides and lesson plans that support learning and engagement in the galleries. Brainstorm and develop ideas for programming and art activities for audiences of all ages. Assist with other special projects as needed.

Percentage of time:

25

Classification Title:

Temporary Office/Clerical

FLSA:

Non-Exempt

FTE:

,25

Position Summary:

Education interns at the Georgia Museum of Art are responsible for supporting a range of educational and outreach initiatives for museum visitors of all ages, including PK-12 tours, youth and family programs, and community and public events. Summer education interns will be trained as gallery teachers for the museum’s free Art Adventures program, which serves kids from Athens-area day cares, day camps and community centers. Art Adventures visits take place during the week in June and July, and feature interactive gallery tours, games and a hands-on art activity. Under the guidance of education staff, summer gallery teaching interns will learn strategies for engaging groups in object-based learning, facilitate tours and lead students in art-making projects to expand on gallery experiences. This summer’s program will focus on multi-sensory explorations of the permanent collection, highlighting works from the Terra Foundation’s Collections-in-Residence program.

Internships at the museum provide students with valuable hands-on experience in the museum field. Under the guidance of museum staff, interns gain firsthand experience by assisting with various aspects of museum projects and programs. Internships are structured to provide professional experience and growth opportunities, and to give interns an understanding of the art museum as a place of research, teaching, collections management, education and outreach. Past interns have continued their careers in museums such as the Michael C. Carlos Museum, the High Museum, the Creekwood Museum, Sotheby’s, and the Dallas Museum of Art, among others.

Relevant/Preferred Education, Experience, Licensure, Certification in Position:

Minimum Qualifications:- Available to work approximately 10-12 hours/week- Interest in art, museums or education

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies :

- Strong people skills and interpersonal skills, comfortable talking to visitors of all ages- Ability to conduct research and writing projects with a high degree of independence- Ability to multitask and prioritize different projects- Strong computer skills and competency in Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe programs



Physical Demands:

Lift containers of supplies weighing between 50-75 poundsMay spend time sitting or squatting on the floor with childrenMoving tables and chairs a regular activity

Is this a Position of Trust?:

Yes

Does this position have operation, access, or control of financial resources? :

No

Does this position require a P-Card? :

No

Is having a P-Card an essential function of this position? :

No

Is driving a requirement of this position?:

No

Does this position have direct interaction or care of children under the age of 18 or direct patient care?:

Yes

Does this position have Security Access (e.g., public safety, IT security, personnel records, patient records, or access to chemicals and medications):

No

Background Investigation Policy:

Offers of employment are contingent upon completion of a background investigation including, a criminal background check demonstrating your eligibility for employment with the University of Georgia; confirmation of the credentials and employment history reflected in your application materials (including reference checks) as they relate to the job-based requirements of the position applied for; and, if applicable, a satisfactory credit check. You may also be subject to a pre-employment drug test for positions with high-risk responsibilities, if applicable. Please visit the UGA Background Check website.

Contact Details:

For questions concerning this position or recruitment progression, please refer to the Recruitment Contact listed below.

Recruitment Contact Name:

Lisa Conley

Recruitment Contact Email:

laconley@uga/edu

Organization

The University of Georgia, a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities, is the state’s oldest and most comprehensive institution of higher education. Founded in 1785, it is the birthplace of public higher education in America.

Today, UGA enrolls more than 40,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. The main campus has 460 buildings on 767 acres of land. The total acreage of UGA in 30 Georgia counties is 41,539. UGA has 18 colleges and schools, which include Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Arts and Sciences, Business, Ecology, Education, Engineering, Environment and Design, Family and Consumer Sciences, Forestry and Natural Resources, Graduate School, Journalism and Mass Communication, Law, Pharmacy, Public Health, Public and International Affairs, Social Work, Veterinary Medicine, and the Honors College. It offers 24 baccalaureate degrees in more than 140 fields; 33 master’s degrees in 144 fields; 8 educational specialist degrees; four doctoral degrees in 99 areas; professional degrees in law, pharmacy and veterinary medicine; and more than 170 study-abroad and exchange programs. UGA Libraries rank among the nation’s best research libraries and contain a total of 5.3 million volumes and one of nation’s largest map collections. The university has had 25 recipients of the prestigious Rhodes Scholarship, making it one of the nation’s top Rhodes producers among public universities. UGA is home of the Peabody Awards, presented annually for distinguished achievement and meritorious public service for television, podcast/radio, and digital media. It also is home of Georgia’s State Botanical Garden, state Museum of Art and State Museum of Natural History. Additionally, UGA has one of the largest and most comprehensive public service and outreach programs conducted by an American educational institution.

Company info
Telephone
706-542-3000
Location
215 S. Jackson St.
Athens
Georgia
30602
US

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