Outreach and Assessment Internship

August 2017 through December 2017

Internship Description

The Outreach and Assessment internship includes a $600 stipend funded by the Museum’s Docent Corps.


Applicants should have educational experience in Art Education, Educational Evaluation, Museum Education, Informal Education, Elementary or Secondary Education and have an interest in pursuing Educational Evaluation, Museum Education, or Visitor Studies. Knowledge of current education theory and visitor interpretation and experience teaching or tutoring children in the visual arts is a plus. Applicants should be familiar with Word, Excel, and Survey Monkey, or other similar computer software; possess strong oral and written communication skills; possess strong analytical skills, attention to detail, and organization skills; have the ability to self-manage, work independently and collaboratively, problem solve, and think critically; possess effective time management skills; and have flexibility and respect for cultural diversity.

Essential intern functions:

Provide assistance with administering assessment tests and compiling responses for the Weaver Academy of Art, the garden-based learning initiative program, and the Visitor Experience Masterplan. Additionally, assist with instruction during Outreach sessions and school tours.

Intern duties:

  • Assist with administering pre-assessment tests to Weaver Academy of Art schools
  • Assist with administering pre-assessment tests for the garden-based learning initiative program
  • Enter data from assessment tests
  • Work with Evaluation contractor in coding assessment responses
  • Assist in Outreach art instruction at Weaver Academy of Art schools
  • Organize and prepare supplies for Outreach sessions
  • Assist with art and garden instruction for the garden-based learning initiative program
  • Observe and conduct permanent collection, temporary exhibition, and garden school tours
  • Assist with Teacher Training workshops
  • Assist with administering general Museum surveys and conducting front-end testing for Art Connections
  • Analyze visitor surveys and report conclusions on data
  • Develop notebook for survey and assessment results
  • 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 

Review of applications begins July 15.

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