Assistant to Teen Programs, The Whitney Museum (Brooklyn, NY)

The Whitney Museum of American Art, founded in 1930 by the artist and philanthropist Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, houses the foremost collection of American art from the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. From her vision arose the Whitney Museum of American Art, which has been championing the most innovative art of the United States for 86 years. The core of the Whitney’s mission is to collect, preserve, interpret, and exhibit American art of our time and serve a wide variety of audiences in celebration of the complexity and diversity of art and culture in the United States. Through this mission and a steadfast commitment to artists themselves, the Whitney has long been a powerful force in support of modern and contemporary art and continues to help define what is innovative and influential in American art today.

 

The Museum is hiring an Assistant to Teen Programs. The Assistant will provide support in the planning and implementation of all aspects of the Museum’s Youth Insights (YI) teen programs, events, and other initiatives.

Youth Insights (YI) is an after school program that engages a diverse group of New York City high school students with the Whitney’s art and artists, providing opportunities to work collaboratively, discuss art critically, think creatively, and make art inspired by the exchange.

Semester-long YI Artists programs connect artists and teens and serve as an introduction to the Museum. Graduates of these programs are invited to participate in Leaders, a paid year-long internship that enables teens to plan events and tours for their peers. Offered in the summer, Youth Insights Arts Careers introduces teens to arts careers and practical job skills, and Youth Insights Introductions provides experiences at the Whitney for high school students who are English Language Learners and recent immigrants. Large-scale and drop-in teen programs, including teen openings, workshops, and artist-led events, reach additional New York City teens.

 

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Post expires at 5:00pm on Friday October 26th, 2018