The American Jewish Museum explores diverse perspectives about Jewish art, philosophy and culture in as wide a scope as possible. It supports great, complex and bold ideas. It champions artists and art making. It believes art has the power to build communities, and it promotes interfaith and intergenerational explorations.
Programs and exhibits are organized to include all members of the community regardless of religious affiliation. Because the museum is in a highly trafficked area within the JCC and is open to the public more than 90 hours a week, it attracts a wide audience and offers unparalleled educational opportunities.
The objective of the AJM internship is to offer experience to individuals interested in participating in museum-related activities that delve into the connective tissue between Judaism, arts and culture, contemporary society and Pittsburgh’s distinct Jewish narrative. The internship is designed to expose young professionals to the principles of research, exhibition preparation, and museum management, giving interns practical experience.
It is not required for interested students to have an affiliation with Judaism.
It is not required for interested students to be Art History or Fine Arts majors.
The AJM seeks a current student interested in the following areas:
Exhibition research and preparation: The AJM has exhibit-related opportunities in the following areas: research, educational outreach preparation, marketing, organization of collateral materials, labels and visitor interpretation, Web content, and administration.
Education: organizing docent program for upcoming exhibitions; preparing educational activities at the museum’s Resource/Education area, organizing exhibition-related activities.
The ideal candidate is one who wishes to contribute in a substantive way to the museum, is articulate, able to think and react quickly and willing to do a wide variety of tasks. The intern will interact with JCC members, staff, vendors as well as the community-at-large.
The intern will ideally complete 120 hours (average of 9 hours per week) in order to earn three academic credits.The AJM is flexible regarding the structuring of the intern’s weekly hours.
Melissa Hiller, American Jewish Museum Director, provides direct supervision to intern(s).
Internships are available during Spring 2017 and/or Fall 2017.
The AJM is located in the JCC, so we offer complimentary JCC membership during the internship period.
Please send current resume to:
Melissa Hiller, AJM Director,
And as with all internships for credit, make sure to discuss your plans with Dr. Gordon.