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Carnegie Museum of Art Announces August Wilson Legacy Fund Teen Summer Internship Program


Two motivated Pittsburgh-area high school students will work closely with museum professionals at Carnegie Museum of Art (CMOA) this summer. These eight-week internships will provide vital on-the-job experience for students interested in pursuing a career in the arts.
 
This program is funded by The August Wilson Legacy Fund of the Pittsburgh Foundation, which supports programs that preserve, present, interpret, celebrate, and shape the art, culture, and history of African Americans. 

"The August Wilson Legacy Fund seeks to perpetuate the impact of history's greatest African American playwright," says E. J. Strassburger of the Fund. "Nothing could honor him more fittingly than to trigger a love of the arts in African American students."

Managed by Sean Beauford, who oversees the Youth Art Initiative at CMOA, these two interns will shadow and work alongside museum staff members, participating in the Education, Curatorial, Art Preparation and Installation, Registrar, Marketing, Publishing, and Social Programs departments through a variety of projects.

CMOA's robust education program engages visitors of all ages, from in-gallery art-making activities to its premier art class, The Art Connection, which celebrates its 90th anniversary this year. With this new internship, the museum strengthens its commitment to engaging young people and provides real-world experience for teens interested in the arts.

Applicants must be at least sixteen years of age and completing 11th or 12 grade by June of this year. All materials must be received by April 29, 2019. Application details can be found on the website. The interns will work approximately 30 hours per week and be compensated $10 per hour. While applications are open to all qualifying students, African American students are strongly encouraged to apply.

 
Support

General operating support for Carnegie Museum of Art is provided by The Heinz Endowments and Allegheny Regional Asset District. Carnegie Museum of Art receives state arts funding through a grant from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. 

Mission 

Carnegie Museum of Art creates experiences that connect people to art, ideas, and one another. The museum is committed to global engagement and regional advancement. We champion creativity and its importance to society with experiences that welcome, inspire, challenge, and inform. Our core activities—collecting, conserving, presenting, and interpreting works of art—make those experiences possible. Our collection of over 30,000 works emphasizes art, architecture, photography, and design from the 19th century to the present. One of the four Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh, Carnegie Museum of Art was founded by industrialist and philanthropist Andrew Carnegie in 1895. To learn more, please call 412.622.3131 or visit cmoa.org.

 

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