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Office/Bureau Description: 

The New York State Museum Museum Education Office offers two educational, interactive after-school programs. The Museum Club is for children, ages 8-13 and specializes in offering homework and academic assistance plus fun, hands-on enrichment activities on the floor of the Museum. Discovery Squad is a work-based mentoring program that serves 14-18 year olds. Discovery Squad students are paid to assist Museum Club members as well as receive academic support, research post graduation academic opportunities, practice for their Regents and SAT exams, write college essays, and create and conduct programs on the floor of the Museum. Each program revolves around innovative, museum education practices, while providing students with the academic support they desperately need.  St

Intern's Supervisor: 

Stephanie Miller

The Assignment (Description of Job): 

A. We are in need of one to two interns who can serve as tutors and tutoring area supervisors for the younger children's program (Museum Club.) The interns should have experience working with children, ages 7-13 from various backgrounds and educational experiences. Tutors are responsible for homework completion, support of organizational skills, and that students receive tutoring and/or mentoring as needed. The tutor is responsible for attendance as well as organizing snacks for the day and overall health and safety in addition to overall supervision of approximately 25 children during the afterschool hours. Candidates should be able to coordinate outdoor and indoor cooperative games and have the ability to mentor students. Candidates should be gregarious, good listeners and comfortable with elementary-level school work. We serve Albany city children with varied learning styles, abilities and some have learning challenges, so patience and a caring spirit are required attributes. These positions require the ability to work with individual children, but also must keep order within the entire group and coordinate volunteers who come in to assist the kids with their work.  

The position runs Monday - Friday, during the Albany city academic school year (September through late June.)

Intern Development Plan : 

Interns will be under the direct, daily supervision of the Youth Services Director. Staff will receive training from Museum Educators and existing Youth Services staff to learn about the programs, the Museum, and the needs of the young people and families whom we serve. We will explore the developmental levels and potential behaviors of the youth and participate in role-playing and scenario-based experiences to cover potential situations that may arise. Learning strategies will be discussed on a regular basis and staff will also gain knowledge of the new State Standards for Math, Science and ELA. Museum education teaching strategies such as object-based, hands-on learning will also be part of the training and development of incoming staff.  

Application Instructions: 

Qualified candidates should email a cover letter, resume, transcript (student copy is acceptable), and completed internship application to (link sends e-mail).  Please include the Assignment Number (OCE-70) in the subject line of your email to reference this assignment.

Program Area: 
New York State Library, Museum Education
Program Office: 
New York State Library, Museum Education
Stephanie Miller
Number of Interns Requested: 
Fall 2019