Education Internship


Applicants should have educational experience in Art History, Art Education, Museum Education, Horticulture, or Environmental Education and have an interest in pursuing Museum Education, Art Education, or Public Gardens. Experience in teaching or tutoring children in the visual arts is a plus. Applicants should possess excellent research, oral, and written communication skills and have the ability to work independently or collaboratively; to problem solve; to think critically; have effective time management skills; and have flexibility and respect for cultural diversity. 


Essential intern functions: 

The purpose of this internship is to provide assistance with the Department’s daily Education programs while obtaining a basic understanding of Museum Education. This internship will culminate with a capstone project that involves creating an interpretative tool for the Museum’s Permanent Collection or Gardens.


Intern duties:

  • Observe and conduct school tours
  • Observe and conduct tours for the general public
  • Prepare materials for school tours
  • Maintain Create Kiosk, including monitoring, preparing, and cleaning materials
  • Assist with Art for Two and Art Adventures classes
  • Assist with school outreach sessions
  • Assist with Teacher Training workshops
  • Conduct research on the Permanent Collection and Gardens
  • Conduct research for upcoming temporary exhibitions
  • Design and develop an interpretative tool for the Permanent Collection or Gardens including, but not limited to, a curriculum-based tour, manipulative learning experience, program guide, or activity guide
  • Attend Docent trainings and meetings
  • Participate in other Education programs
  • Other general department administration as assigned

Interested applicants should submit the following to the Intern Supervisor:

  • Résumé including relevant college courses
  • Cover letter expressing career goals and areas of interest



Applications may be mailed, emailed, or faxed to:

Intern Supervisor

Jeanene Watters, Museum Educator

Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens

829 Riverside Avenue

Jacksonville, FL  32204

904.355.0630 phone

904.353.4101 fax