Teen Curators Program at Brooklyn Children’s Museum

Brooklyn Children's Museum

145 Brooklyn Avenue
NY 10030-1480


Mar 12, 2023


Feb 27, 2023

Applications due by Sunday March 12th at midnight. This is a paid internship experience.

The Teen Curators Program at Brooklyn Children’s Museum explores the museum process through a historical lens and positions participants as active agents of change, power and influence in the process of museum curation. Participants will learn about curation with artwork and historical objects, and will actively engage the questions: “How is history presented?” “Who makes the decisions about presentation and representation?” and “Who holds the power?”

Through readings, in-class discussions, museum visits, art making, remote work, and a culminating end-of-semester exhibit and curator talk, teens will leave the program having gained insight and knowledge in museums, museum work, and their own curatorial practice.

Program Schedule:

DATES: Program starts Tuesday April 11th and ends on Tuesday June 13th.

SCHEDULE: 6 hours a week
Tuesdays and Thursdays 4:30pm - 6:30pm in-person
2 hours of remote work a week

PAY: $750, before taxes


-Teen Curators must be fully vaccinated, be able to show proof of vaccination, and wear masks at all times when in the building due to state safety requirements
-An interest in working in museums and learning more about how museums can be empowering sites for community conversations
-Enthusiasm and commitment to actively collect objects that tell stories about personal and collective histories.
-Should exhibit flexibility, effective communication skills, initiative, positivity, and creative problem-solving skills.
-Demonstrate a commitment to and excitement for collaboration while also being able to work independently with confidence.
-Strong writing, research, and critical thinking skills and be open to giving and receiving constructive guidance and feedback; a desire to learn.
-Art interest and technical skills a plus
-We welcome individuals who are curious about interdisciplinary exploration and passionate about having conversations about power structures and decolonization, as we address the questions “How is history presented, who makes those decisions, and who has the power?”

All interested applicants must fill out the online application and sign up for a virtual interview with our Teen Program Coordinator.






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