Rubin Museum Internship

The Rubin Museum of Art is dedicated to developing programs that provide opportunities for meaningful and enriching engagement for diverse audiences. In the spirit of engagement for all, we are seeking a volunteer intern for the Fall 2013 semester to help implement our access and community outreach programs. If you know someone who would be a good candidate and would like to apply, please ask him/her to contact Lyndsey Anderson, Manager of Visitor Experience and Access or (212) 620-5000 ext. 336.

Access Programs and Community Outreach Intern

Commitment: 15-20 hours per week

Semester: Fall, Spring, or full academic year

Position Available: 1

Academic Level: Mature undergraduate, recent graduate, or graduate student

Description: Under the guidance of the Manager of Visitor Experience, the Access Programs and Community Outreach Intern will assist with the creation and implementation of museum programs for non-traditional audiences and visitors with disabilities. The intern would research existing programs at other institutions and serve as a liaison, providing outreach to community and cultural centers in New York City.

Duties may include (but are not limited to):

  • Research potential partnerships and outreach to local community
  • Provide research materials for American Sign Language (ASL) tour guides each month
  • Ensure RMA website is current with programs offered
  • Update large print labels for each gallery as exhibitions open
  • Create audio guide transcripts for each exhibition
  • Design a new, large print map for visitor orientation
  • Register participants, etc. for Mindful Connections, our program for persons with Alzheimer’s and Dementia
  • Create, distribute, and collect surveys for participants in existing programs each month

Qualifications: The ideal intern should have a strong interest in making museums accessible to diverse audiences. The candidate also should have excellent computer, organizational, design, and interpersonal skills, as well as effective reading and writing skills. Must be able to work on a PC with proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and internet search engines. For more information please contact Lyndsey Anderson, Manager of Visitor Experience and Access Programs: or (212) 620-5000 ext. 336.

Thank you,

Laura Lombard 
Head of Adult & Academic Programs

Rubin Museum of Art
150 West 17th Street, New York, NY 10011
140 West 17th Street | staff and delivery entrance
212.620.5000 x246 | office
212.675.0105 | fax | |


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