The Early Childhood Programs Intern will provide assistance to the Early Childhood Education (ECE) Programs Department through a 20-week paid internship, running from on/or about January 13, 2020, through May 29, 2020. The intern will research child development, work closely with educators to assist with classes and group visits, lead components of lessons, plan and teach a lesson, and research, develop, and co-lead a workshop geared toward newcomer families on a select Saturday near the end of the internship. Essential Duties and Responsibilities will include: -Researching and exploring ways to develop stronger relationships with local immigrant communities through museum education programs. -Supporting the facilitation of ECE Program operations and logistics by assisting the ECE Coordinator and Educators with day-to-day administrative and clerical tasks including set up, execution, and clean up of individual programs. This includes preparing materials to be used for classes, and setting up of studio with art supplies and materials needed for classes. -Assisting in the development of curriculum and lesson plans, including researching works of art and activities to utilize in individual classes. -Researching works of art in the permanent collection, and presenting them to participants in the Artsy Infants Program through art projects, music, and movement activities. -Researching, developing, and teaching a lesson twice to toddler or preschool age students by collaborating with ECE Educators to choose works in VMFA's collection to present to children ages 14 months to 5 years old. Designing an art project, choosing and facilitating a story time, sensory materials, and an enrichment activity connected to lesson theme. -Researching, developing, and co-teaching a pilot workshop for early childhood audiences and their families in collaboration with the International Rescue Committee (IRC) and ReEstablish Richmond near the end of the internship period.
Internal Number: 166933
About Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
VMFA is a state-supported, privately-endowed, educational institution created for the benefit of the citizens of the Commonwealth of Virginia. Its purpose is to collect, preserve, exhibit, and interpret art, to encourage the study of the arts, and thus to enrich the lives of all.