The Noguchi Museum—chartered as Isamu Noguchi Foundation and Garden Museum—was founded and designed by acclaimed artist Isamu Noguchi (1904–1988) for the display of his life’s work. Opened in 1985 and located in Long Island City, Queens, in a converted industrial building with a serene outdoor sculpture garden, the Museum is considered to be one of Noguchi’s greatest achievements. Today, the mission of the Museum is to advance the understanding and appreciation of Noguchi’s art and legacy. It manages the world’s most extensive collection of Noguchi’s sculptures, works on paper, architectural models, and designs, in addition to his complete archives. The Museum is also home to the Isamu Noguchi Catalogue Raisonné. Through its rich collection, exhibitions, and programming, the Museum facilitates scholarship and learning for audiences of all ages and backgrounds.
Full-time employees are eligible for benefits including a generous health insurance program including medical, dental, and vision, a 403(b) retirement savings plan with company match, paid time off, and other benefits.
The Noguchi Museum is an equal opportunity employer, and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, citizenship status, veteran status, disability or any other criterion specified by federal, state or local laws, in the administration of its employment policy. Please be advised that we may only be able to contact those candidates whose skills and background best fit our employment needs.
This opportunity is generously supported by the Association of Art Museum Directors (AAMD) Paid College Internship Program. AAMD’s program is designed to engage college students from underrepresented backgrounds, to encourage and nurture their career opportunities in the art museum field—while providing the financial support necessary to make participation in an internship possible.
The twelve-week internship has been postponed to summer 2021. The selected intern will receive a stipend of $6,300.
About the Education Department
The Museum’s Education Department supports visitors of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities as they establish meaningful relationships with the art, life, and vision of Isamu Noguchi. Programs are intimate, focused, and inquiry-based; encourage openness, exploration and experimentation; and emphasize the creative potential of the individual.
Duties and Responsibilities
- Attend weekly education department meetings
- Assist in the development, outreach, and implementation of weekend family programs at The Noguchi Museum with a focus on targeting the Museum’s local Hispanic and Latin American community
- Collaborate with teaching artists and develop program content in both Spanish and English
- Document and evaluate the effectiveness of programs through interviews and generate reports
- This opportunity is only available to undergraduate students enrolled in their sophomore, junior, or senior year
- Must have the ability to travel to two out-of-state professional development conferences. Students will not be responsible for travel or conference costs
- An interest in the life and work of Isamu Noguchi, and the field of museum education
- Ability to read, write, and speak Spanish and English is strongly preferred
- Background in studio art, art history, education, or a related field
Please email cover letter and résumé to email@example.com with the subject line “AAMD Summer Internship in Museum Education.” Applications can also be mailed to:
The Noguchi Museum
AAMD Summer Internship in Museum Education
32-37 Vernon Boulevard
Long Island City, NY 11106
The deadline for submitting applications has been postponed to March 1, 2021. Selected candidates will be interviewed in March 2021 and all applicants will be notified following selection.