Internships

Internships

High School Junior Staff Internship Programs

High school students from all over New York City work together alongside museum staff to explore community, technology and education at CMOM. Through experiences that increase their confidence and independence, Junior Staff Interns grow into valued members of the CMOM team.
 
Interns begin with broad interests in technology, the arts or working with children. Each intern develops their interests into real work experience and skill sets that prepare them for college and careers. Students start off as volunteers, and as they gain more experience, they earn an ascending stipend. View previous years' projects on the Junior Staff Internship Program Website.

Spring Junior Staff Internship  February to May
In the Spring, interns work on a collaborative proposal for an age-appropriate exhibit for CMOM visitors, and take off-site visits to other museums around New York City. Application deadline: TBD
 
Summer Junior Staff Internship  July to August
Summer Junior Staff Interns assist educators with guided tours for visiting camp groups and take part in professional development workshops, fairs, and college workshops. Application deadline: June 2, 2014
 
Fall Junior Staff Internship  October to December
Please check back in early August for an updated description and application. Application deadline: TBD
 
For more information, contact the internship coordinator at 212-721-1223 or by e-mail at info@cmom.org

 

College and Graduate School Internships

Direct experience observing and working with children is an important ingredient in the development of talented educators and designers. Internships provide an opportunity for applied learning and real work experience.

Students, graduate students and recent graduates are placed in internships where their resume and course work correlate well with current museum projects. Past interns have done research for upcoming exhibitions, designed exhibition components, designed graphic materials, developed curriculum and taught special programs.

CMOM partners with colleges and universities to provide credited internships in a variety of disciplines including education, exhibition design and development. CMOM hosts students from a variety of institutions including, New York University, Bank Street College, Barnard College, Teacher’s College at Columbia, Columbia University, Hunter’s College and the Fashion Institute of Technology.

Over the summer, CMOM hosts up to 20 interns from across the country and around the world in CMOM's education internship.

Visit Jobs and Internships for a list of current internship opportunities at CMOM.

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Literacy: Chicka Chicka Boom Boom, 10:00am

4 & younger

Be inspired by Chicka Chicka Boom Boom the children's book written by Bill Martin, Jr. and John Archambault, illustrated by Lois Ehlert to create an alphabet collage!
Kindergarten Readiness Skills: Learn descriptive vocabulary, color and shape recognition, creative expression & process of creation.
 

Ella Fitzgerald: Learn to Improvise!, 10:00am

All ages

10am - 4:45pm
Ella Fitzgerald was an American jazz vocalist, known during the Harlem Renaissance for her impressive vocal range and her unique style of sung improvisation known as ‘scat’. Learn how music is a form of self expression, from performance to post-production. Sing along with Lady Ella in your own style to experiment with improvisation. Record your unique rendition on an iPad, and use technology to alter the way your voice sounds. Save your finished product to our sound cloud and download it at home!
This program is part of our "Jazzed!: The Changing Beat of 125th Street" exhibit and takes place on the lower level.
 

In The Mood: Painting Musical Emotions, 10:00am

All ages

10am - 4:45pm
Families will be inspired to create artwork by the emotions felt when listening to Jazz. Discover what creates the melancholy mood in Billie Holiday’s voice, or the cheerful sound of Duke Ellington’s Big Band. Explore how your mood is affected by musical elements such as key, melody, harmony and tempo, using a piece of historic sheet music as your canvas.
This program is part of our "Jazzed!: The Changing Beat of 125th Street" exhibit and takes place on the lower level.
 

Swept Away: When Water Meets Sand, 10:30am

4 & younger

10:30am - 4pm
Explore how water changes ecosystems with our new Erosion Table! Discover water’s power on Earth’s surface by creating rivers and lakes through sand.
 

All Jazzed Up Performance: Live Piano Music - Darwin Noguera, 11:00am

All ages

11am - 3pm
Pianist and composer, Darwin Noguera, who completed his Master’s degree at Manhattan School of Music, is considered to be a rising star in the new generation of pianists in the Jazz & Latin idioms.   He co-founded the Chicago Afro-Latin Jazz Ensemble which now tours, giving performances and masterclasses at jazz festivals, theaters, and universities worldwide.
Get into the swing of things with live music provided by a jazz pianist from the Manhattan School of Music! This program is part of our Jazzed! The Changing Beat of 125th Street exhibit and takes place on the lower level.
 

Thinking Like a Composer: Understanding Sheet Music (Demo), 11:00am

All ages

Music is made up of notes of different pitches, from low to high. An important characteristic of jazz music is that these notes are arranged in unusual rhythms. Examine a historic score sheet by composers such as Duke Ellington and Mary Lou Williams. Then match the sounds that you hear with notes on the paper and create your own score.
This program is part of our "Jazzed!: The Changing Beat of 125th Street" exhibit and takes place on the lower level.
 

Live Piano Music!, 11:00am

All ages

11am - 3pm

Get into the swing of things with live music provided by a jazz pianist selected by the National Jazz Museum in Harlem!
This program is part of our "Jazzed!: The Changing Beat of 125th Street" exhibit and takes place on the lower level

Movement & Circle Time, 11:30am

4 & younger

Sing, move your body and use your listening ears to hear special stories.
Kindergarten Readiness Skills: Learn new vocabulary, build listening skills and learn to be part of a group.
 

Mural Wall Painting, 12:00pm

4 & younger

Mix paint on the PlayWorks™ Mural Wall.
Kindergarten Readiness Skills: Science Skills (color mixing and cause and effect).

Literacy: Chicka Chicka Boom Boom, 1:00pm

4 & younger

Be inspired by Chicka Chicka Boom Boom the children's book written by Bill Martin, Jr. and John Archambault, illustrated by Lois Ehlert to create an alphabet collage!
Kindergarten Readiness Skills: Learn descriptive vocabulary, color and shape recognition, creative expression & process of creation.
 

Dance the Lindy Hop (Demo) , 1:30pm

All ages

Learn to do the Lindy Hop by moving your feet to the arrangement of basic tap steps. Try to tap your feet fast or slow to a variety of rhythms or tempo. Can you create your own step combinations?
This program is part of our "Jazzed!: The Changing Beat of 125th Street" exhibit and takes place on the lower level.
 

Bubble Party, 2:00pm

4 & younger

Listen and dance along to music as museum educators blow bubbles across the PlayWorksTM Lab!
Kindergarten Readiness Skills: Learn new vocabulary and learn to be part of a group.
 

Mural Wall Painting, 2:30pm

4 & younger

Mix paint on the PlayWorks™ Mural Wall.
Kindergarten Readiness Skills: Science Skills (color mixing and cause and effect).

Skit Scat Stories & Songs!, 3:00pm

All ages

Listen to iconic performances of jazz music and then read books about the ‘Jazz Legends’ who performed them.
This program is part of our "Jazzed!: The Changing Beat of 125th Street" exhibit and takes place on the lower level.
 

Movement & Circle Time, 4:00pm

4 & younger

Sing, move your body and use your listening ears to hear special stories.
Kindergarten Readiness Skills: Learn new vocabulary, build listening skills and learn to be part of a group.
 

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