Monthly Archives: August 2014

Internship Opportunity at the 9/11 Memorial

PUBLIC PROGRAMS INTERN

POSITION OVERVIEW:
The Public Programs Intern will work under the supervision of the Public
Programs Coordinator and Public Programs Associate to support a wide range
of needs in the implementation of programs, which include film screenings, live
talks, and special programs for the National September 11 Memorial Museum. The
internship will provide the student with the opportunity to develop practical
skills in a museum environment, to introduce the student to a diversity of
museum professionals, to receive routine and instructive feedback on their work,
and to learn how public programming and interpretive professionals are
involved in managing and developing museum programs.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
The Intern will facilitate auditorium programming by offering logistical and
administrative support, research for upcoming events, and assisting
coordination between the Public Programs team and other departments. When
time allows, the intern will work on special projects related to the
conceptualization and implementation of events. This is a dynamic position that
will afford the intern hands-on experience with multiple aspects of the Museum’s
operation and mission. The intern will be actively engaged in these efforts
through an education project that involves the following activities:
 Provide production support during regular live events, including
coordination of speakers and technicians, monitoring event timing, and
communicating with other departments.
 Support diverse administrative tasks, including collaboration with the
Museum’s Collections and Exhibitions departments.
 Conduct research for upcoming presentations and programs.
 Support education and public programming special projects as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS/SKILL REQUIREMENTS:
 Currently enrolled as (or a recent graduate of) an undergraduate or
graduate program in liberal arts, museum studies, public history, or
communications.2
 Interest in public programs, public history and/or cultural institutions.
 Self-starter, takes initiative, works well independently, ability to assess
priorities and work well under pressure, and capacity to exercise
discretion and professionalism with staff and public.
 Excellent organization, written, oral communication, research skills.
 A good working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite and Outlook.

INTERNSHIP CREDIT:
 The internship duration will be for the Fall 2014 term between the months
of September and December.
 The intern will be expected to engage in the internship 10-20 hours per
week during regular business hours of 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
 The Memorial Museum will work with the intern’s university program to
meet any specific for-credit internship guidelines.
 This is an unpaid internship. Interns are not disqualified from, but are not
entitled to, a position with the National September 11 Memorial Museum
upon completing their internship.

HOW TO APPLY:
 Include title of internship in the email subject field.
 Please state the location where job posting was seen.
 Send cover letter and resume to museum[at]911memorial.org
 Please visit our web site at http://www.911memorial.org.

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Per Diem Museum Educators Needed at MCNY

Per Diem Museum Educators Needed at the Museum of the City of New York

Founded in 1923 as a private, non-profit corporation, the Museum of the City of New York connects the past, present, and future of New York City. It celebrates and interprets the city, educating the public about its distinctive character, especially its heritage of diversity, opportunity, and perpetual transformation. The Frederick A.O. Schwarz Children’s Center at the Museum serves over 43,000 children and adults each school year through fieldtrips, afterschool programs, family programs and professional development.

We are currently seeking per diem educators to provide interactive experiences for school children. These programs are delivered to a wide ranging audience, from kindergarten to high school.

There is some flexibility as to which days of the week candidates are available, but priority will be given to those who can work mornings from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm and can be available more than two days a week.

Responsibilities
Implement the School Programs by engaging students in discussion, inquiry, and hands-on activities
Set up before and clean up after your group’s visit
Restock/prepare materials for future visiting groups
Make sure the group leader fills out the evaluation before leaving
Attend curator and educator-led trainings throughout the year
Work with full-time staff to re-order supplies and materials, address concerns about programs, and evaluate certain program aspects (as needed)

Qualifications
MA or MS in education, history, art history, or museum studies
Only individuals with previous experience teaching in a museum setting should apply
Knowledge of New York City History
Excellent communication skills and enthusiasm for working with school children
Self-motivation
Creativity and imagination
Ability to work collaboratively and flexibly

Pay: $20/hr for direct work with children. Training rate will vary.

Please email your resume and cover letter to jsteinberg@mcny.org. No calls please.
Interviews will take place in August, and selection for the 2014-15 school year will be made by September.

Fall 2014 Graduate Student Library Workshop Series

Hello from the NYU Libraries:
As the fall semester kicks off, we’re offering our annual series of Graduate Student workshops where you can learn everything from how to organize your bibliographies, to how to track down those tricky citations, to how to be a more effective research assistant (and much more). For the complete listing of these sessions, and to sign up, go to:

–> http://library.nyu.edu/grads

You can also get the new school year started right by joining us at our Annual Graduate Student Reception. It is a great opportunity to meet your subject librarian, as well as mingle with your fellow graduate students over some complimentary food and drinks. We will be giving away NYU Bookstore gift certificates to some lucky attendees. The reception will take place:

–> Thursday, September 11th, 5:30-7:00, 8th-floor North Reading Room, Bobst library

Please RSVP by going to http://library.nyu.edu/grads

We have been working hard over the past few years to expand and improve our services and spaces to fit your needs, and we hope you’ll help us keep improving.

We look forward to meeting you and wish you the best of luck this semester!

— The NYU Libraries Graduate Student Working Group

 

Fall 2014 African American History Seminar

Professor Jeffrey T. Sammons has opened his African American History Seminar to Draper students!

Details:
Tuesdays, 4:55 – 7:40
KJCC 607
Jeffrey Sammons: ks11[at]nyu.edu

Course Description:
The purpose of this course is to afford participants the opportunity to produce an original research paper on any aspect, in any period, of the history of African Americans broadly construed. The course is designed so as to introduce new material and new ways of looking at familiar material for more senior students and to provide foundational support to those with no or limited graduate level exposure to African American History and/or training in historical research methods and theory as related to the subject material. Much of both sets of supports will be found through classic and cutting-edge scholarly products rather than through explicitly instructional sources. The objective is to help you ask the right kinds of questions of the material, as any subject is only as important as the questions asked of it. The finished product, of twenty-five to thirty pages, will satisfy the seminar requirement for the Masters degree if the grade is B or higher.

During the first five weeks of the course we will discuss common readings. All participants will be expected to read all assigned materials and contribute meaningfully to class discussions. During that period, those students without a project in mind should be seriously exploring and developing a topic. I expect that during these early weeks that all of you will consult with me on the basis of need. Those who have a firm topic should inform me immediately for an assessment of viability and acceptability.

Call for Volunteers: OHNY Weekend, October 11-12

CALLING ALL ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN ENTHUSIASTS!

Open House New York invites you to join the team of more than 800 volunteers who help make OHNY Weekend one of New York’s favorite events. Go behind the scenes of the city’s most important buildings and see New York like you’ve never seen it!

Each year, OHNY Weekend opens up hundreds of buildings and sites throughout the five boroughs for two days of tours and talks with architects, urban designers, historians, city officials, and others. One of the country’s largest architecture and design festivals, OHNY Weekend is a celebration of New York’s built environment and an unparalleled opportunity to experience the city.

As an OHNY Weekend volunteer, you will staff one of more than 300 sites and tours to welcome visitors from around New York and around the world, assist with check-in and manage lines, and help make this the best OHNY Weekend ever! Volunteer for one shift of up to 4 hours and receive a 2014 limited edition OHNY Weekend t-shirt, as well as a Volunteer Passport that gives you and a friend front-of-the-line access to all non-reservation sites and tours during OHNY Weekend.

Sign up today! For more information and to register visit http://www.ohny.org. Questions? Email us at volunteer[at]ohny.org.

Register Here