Located in Barnsdall Art Park in L.A., the Municipal Gallery and Hollyhock House runs programs to educate the public and area school children about contemporary art and the work of the house’s famed designer, Frank Lloyd Wright. Interns working in the gallery learn to teach school-age children about contemporary art on exhibition, while those interested in the Hollyhock House learn to give tours of the house to the general public.
Interns work as gallery educators in the museum education and tours program. The intern program teaches skills in art analysis, criticism and teaching, verbal communication, educational techniques, and planning and writing art curriculum materials for elementary through high school grade levels. In addition, students interested in architecture can focus their internship on Hollyhock House, where they learn about historic architecture in general, the history of the house and its principals, and how to give interpretive tours of the house to the general public.
Open to all current college students, recent graduates and grad students. Excellent English skills in speaking and writing are required. Prospective interns must have an interest and/or background in education, art and architecture, and must enjoy teaching and working with the public, both children and adults.
Sara L. Cannon, Director, MET Program
Municipal Art Gallery and Hollyhock House
The Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery
4800 Hollywood Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90027
Phone: (323) 644-6269
Number of Interns: Less than 10
Compensation/Benefits: Academic Credit, Unpaid
Academic Level: College Freshmen, College Sophomores, College Juniors, College Seniors, Recent College Graduates, Graduate Students
Los Angeles, CA