NYCMER 2023-24 Internship


Organization Description: 
NYCMER provides a forum for museum education professionals to address meaningful issues relevant to our work and to exchange and disseminate current information.

Through innovative programming that responds to current trends in museum education and reflects the global culture of New York City, NYCMER kindles a transformative force of museum professionals.

What we do:
We collaboratively develop professional development opportunities for our members and guests such as workshops, roundtable discussions, seminars, symposia, peer groups, and conferences. We promote career development through an active job board, resources, and programming. We advocate for our members, our audiences, museum education, and equity in our field.

NYCMER was founded in 1979 and continues to grow with approximately 400 members from the tri-state area and beyond, representing a variety of disciplines, work settings, roles, and career stages.

Position Description:
The New York City Museum Educators Roundtable (NYCMER), a forum for museum education professionals to address issues of museum and educational interest through workshops, seminars, and conferences, is seeking an intern for the 2023-24 programming season. This position is a fantastic networking opportunity for anyone looking to enter or grow in the field of museum education. The successful applicant will work closely with students and professionals representing a variety of levels of experience and museums of various disciplines throughout NYC and the surrounding region. They will participate in discussions related to this field, and help NYCMER to continue to provide thoughtful and engaging professional development opportunities to local educators.

The intern will work with members of the NYCMER Board and will take an active role in the planning and organization of the NYCMER Annual Conference and assisting with special projects.

Reports to:
Emily Edmonds-Langham, Vice President

Job Requirements & Responsibilities:
– Work closely with the NYCMER Vice President and the Conference Committee to plan the NYCMER Annual Conference (held in May).
– Organize Conference proposals and program materials and assist with day-of coordination.
– Attend Conference Committee meetings and record minutes (one evening per month).
– Participate in Board meetings (one evening per month).
– Attend and assist with all NYCMER monthly professional development programs (monthly).
– Assist NYCMER Board members with special projects, which may involve communications, web updates, and/or research and data gathering
– Opportunities to work with Board members on planning professional development and networking programs.
– Communicate effectively over email and in Google Drive between meetings.

Candidate Qualifications:
As an applicant, you should have some background in museum education, either coursework or professional work, and be interested in pursuing a career in museum education. You must be self-motivated, have excellent communication and organizational skills, and have the ability to work collaboratively with different members of the board as well as NYCMER members and partnering organizations. Priority will be given to candidates based in New York City.

Position Type:
Paid Internship

Union Status:

FLSA Status:

Salary or Compensation:
A stipend of $1,000 per semester ($2000 total)

Organization or Project Website:

Application Info:
To apply:
– Prepare an uploadable version of your resume/CV
– Prepare a cover letter detailing your interest in the position and the NYCMER organization, your background in museum/education/related areas, and your hopes/plans for the future.
– Identify and alert two people who will provide recommendations for you.
– These should be colleagues, teachers, or other peers who can speak to your professional skills and interests.
– If needed, we will contact them directly through email with specific questions.

Fill out the application here:

No calls, please.