Teens at Ogden Museum



Ogden Museum Museum of Southern Art presents a number of opportunities for area teens to explore, engage and respond to the art of the American South, including art workshops, camps and the nationally recognized Ogden Museum Teen Internship Program.


Teen Internship Program

Become an Ogden Museum Teen Intern!

Taking Applications Starting Saturday, August 15, 2020

Ogden Museum of Southern Art’s Teen Internship Program, formerly the Ogden Museum Teen Docent Program, serves New Orleans area public school students with the goals of:

  1. Developing leadership and critical thinking skills
  2. Expanding access to and understanding of the arts, specifically the art and culture of the American South
  3. Developing job skills and providing exposure to a variety of arts related careers

Here’s what we’ll focus on:

As Ogden Museum Teen Intern (2020-21), you will:

  1. Serve as virtual assistants for Ogden Museum art camps and classes
  2. Participate in an outreach program aimed at bringing art to children who are not able to visit the Museum
  3. Curate a virtual art exhibition exploring social justice issues of our time
  4. Through instructional art workshops and encounters with artists, educators and Museum staff, you will broaden their knowledge of the arts and related careers

Ogden Museum is committed to serving the current needs of New Orleans teens and tackling the big issues in our local, national and global realms. This year our program will take a focused approach to racial equity, pluralism and environmental awareness, giving teens the access and resources they need to develop actionable ways to express themselves and be of service to their community. 

The Ogden Museum Teen Intern program was selected for the 2015 National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award, the nation’s highest honor for the out-of-school arts and humanities programs that celebrate the creativity of America’s young people, particularly those from underserved communities.

Please direct any questions to:
Mikhayla Harrell, Teen Coordinator
Ogden Museum of Southern Art
mharrell@ogdenmuseum.org

If you have already submitted an application for the 2020-21 Ogden Museum Teen Internship Program, you do not need to submit an additional application. The Education Department will review all applications. Candidates for interviews will be notified by e-mail. Please note that incomplete applications will not be considered.


Qualifications

The applicant must be:

  • A student in an Orleans or Jefferson Parish public school
  • A student currently in the 9th, 10th or 11th grade
  • A student interested in the arts, education and/or working with children

 

Time Requirements & Stipend

Fall/Spring schedule: Teen Interns will meet two Wednesdays per month from October 2020 – May 2021 from 4-6 p.m. beginning October 15, 2020. Participants are required to attend all sessions.

An Ogden Museum Teen Intern will receive a stipend for each month during the school year ($50.00/ per month).

 

 

Expectations

The mission of the Ogden Museum of Southern Art is to broaden the knowledge, understanding, interpretation and appreciation of the visual arts and culture of the American South through its events, permanent collections, changing exhibitions, educational programs, publications and research.

All participants are expected to treat the museum staff, artists, members, patrons and colleagues with dignity and respect, conduct themselves appropriately and professionally, and uphold the values and mission of  Ogden Museum.


Application Procedures

  • Applications open on Saturday, August 15, 2020
  • Applications are due by Tuesday, September 8, 2020
  • Zoom Interviews will take place in late September
  • Notification of acceptance by Wednesday, September 30, 2020

 

Selection

The Education Department will review all applications. Candidates for interviews will be notified by e-mail. Please note that incomplete applications will not be considered.


Join us!


This program is supported in part by funding from the Daybrook Foundation, Eugenie & Joseph Jones Family Foundation, Freeport-McMoRan Foundation, The Helis Foundation, MaggieGeorge Foundation, RosaMary Foundation, and the Goldring Family Foundation. This project is also supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.

The National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award is the nation’s highest honor for out-of-school arts and humanities programs that celebrate the creativity of America’s young people, particularly those from underserved communities. This award recognizes and supports excellence in programs that open new pathways to learning, self-discovery, and achievement. Each year, the National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Awards recognize 12 outstanding programs in the United States, from a wide range of urban and rural settings. The National Arts & Humanities Youth Program Awards is an initiative of the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities (PCAH). The President’s Committee partners with the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) to administer the program.