Milwaukee, WI, June 4—The Milwaukee Art Museum announced today that it will begin accepting applications for its 2008/2009 Teen Internship Program. In this paid two-semester work experience, Museum staff will mentor interns as they work on projects in Family Programs, Studio Programs, Visitor Services, Interactive Marketing, Market Research, Volunteer Services, Membership, and Curatorial. During the ten hours per week they spend at the Museum, interns will also receive career guidance and develop Museum events for community teens.
MPS high school students with an interest in the arts who are seniors in 2008/2009, and particularly those with a previous tie to the Milwaukee Art Museum—through volunteering, classes, tours, community art projects such as Artworks and Art Xpress, the Milwaukee Spotlight film festival, the Scholastic art competition, or other programs—are eligible to apply.
Applications and internship position descriptions may be downloaded from the Museum’s website at http://www.mam.org/involved/internships.php or from
These may also be obtained by emailing your name and address to firstname.lastname@example.org, or by contacting Shirah Rachel Apple, Teen Programs Coordinator, at (414) 224-3825.
The application deadline is Friday, June 20, 2008.
The program’s 2007/2008 interns are planning Young @ Art, taking place Thursday, July 31, 5-8 pm at the Museum. The event features food, prizes, a scavenger hunt in the galleries, an art competition juried by a MAM curator, music by DJ Marcus from 88.9 Radio Milwaukee, an art-inspired poetry competition, and more! Students can visit the Museum’s MySpace page at www.myspace.com/milwaukeeart for more information after June 13.
Milwaukee Art Museum Teen Programs are supported by the Greater Milwaukee Foundation, the Palmer Foundation, the City of Milwaukee Arts Board, the Wisconsin Arts Board, the MPS Partnership for the Art, and Mayor Barrett’s Summer Youth Jobs Initiative.