Chinati Foundation internships allow participants to gain hands-on educational and professional experience in a unique museum of permanently situated works of art. Under the guidance of key staff, each internship hews to Chinati’s mission according to that department’s distinct role in the organization – to preserve and present the collection with an emphasis on how the land and the artwork are inextricably linked.
Education interns assist Education staff with the implementation of classes, leading public tours of the collection, special events, and other initiatives that support the art and vision of Chinati. Participants gain direct experience in teaching concepts of art and art making to pre-k through 12th grade student groups; preparing educational materials for youth and adult programs; writing curriculum; guiding field trips; working with local artist instructors; general office duties; and staffing programs.
Interns live and work amid the permanent collection and are provided valuable resources and training toward future courses of study and careers in art education and public programs. Internships are geared toward highly motivated individuals pursuing careers in education of art, architecture, or art history education. Our interns typically hold a college degree in the arts, and/or demonstrate a strong interest in working with K-12 youth, special events, and community outreach.
Internships last five to six months. Interns are expected to participate a minimum of 30 hours each week, including occasional evening or weekend hours. While the majority of an intern’s work is within their specific department, some projects, events or needs may require interns to pitch in on tasks that involve other departments or benefit the museum at large.
Chinati provides each intern with a simply furnished apartment, a bicycle, and a $240 stipend to assist food and telephone costs every two weeks. A personal cell phone is required. If needed, transport to and from the El Paso and Midland/Odessa airports is also provided. (Due to the Covid outbreak, travel accommodations may be restricted.)
Next application deadline: April 15, 2021
Education internships are offered in the fall and spring, from September to January and February to July, respectively. Our next internship round will commence in September, 2021. Applications for this round will accepted by email only and must be received by April 15, 2021.
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Submit all materials via email to Lead Educator, Molly Bondy at firstname.lastname@example.org by April 15, 2021.