At The Dali, you become part of a creative process: collaborating with colleagues across departments; balancing the experience you bring to work with new talents & skills honed on the job; and sharing ideas and input in a dynamic, ever-evolving artistic environment. The Museum offers engaging work, a healthy work/life balance, an array of cultural and educational opportunities; and avenues for personal & professional growth…all in an iconic, world-renowned setting, surrounded by masterpieces of the 20th century.
Position: Education Program Associate
The Education Program Associate organizes all family-related programming, facilitates adult programming, and oversees the Museum’s participation in and presence at offsite education-related community events. H/She also assists with the facilitation of other Education programs. This position reports to the Curator of Education and serves as an integral part of the Education Team which is focused on providing superlative educational experiences to our visitors, community and the world at large. This position’s schedule is Tuesday-Saturday (including Thursday evenings).
- Develop and oversee Museum’s on-site Activity Room hands-on art projects and self-directed activities; change activities to align with exhibitions and/or introducing other new activities based on feedback & data
- Train volunteers to help facilitate Family Activity Room projects
- Oversee the monthly Morning at the Museum program, weekly Surrealism & Smiles tours and the Saturday DillyDally program for young visitors; review insights and optimize programs accordingly
- Coordinate the offsite summer Dali Museum Recreation Center Program including connecting with area Rec Centers, hiring and managing instructors, creating & directing weekly curriculum, and working with in-house Events team on the annual Rec Center reception
- Coordinate and lead the Blossom Montessori hearing impaired program partnership including creating hands-on art projects and working with in-house Events team on the annual Blossom Montessori reception
- Lead our participation in and presence at community events such as First Night, USF Science Fest, Hispanic Heritage Fest, Earth Day, Shorecrest School Day and similar community events.
- Coordinate family-related activities at Museum events such as Dali Museum Homeschool Day and St. Pete’s Arts Alive, collaborating with colleagues leading those events
- Upon completion of docent class, present weekly family-oriented gallery tours for school groups or public
- Assist Curator of Education with developing, coordinating, and facilitating adult-focused evening and weekend programs including films, lectures, workshops, concerts and special events
- Assist with writing education-focused grants and sponsorship proposals
- Assist Education team in the production and distribution of interpretive material for students and families
- Work with School Education Manager and Visitor Experience department to develop materials for docent outreach to schools and community organization
- Work closely with other departments, particularly Visitor Experience and InnovationLabs, to share visitor observations, respond to visitor feedback, and integrate strategies into family-related programming
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
- Must be outgoing and friendly with a natural talent for customer service
- Must have excellent written and oral communication skills
- Must have knowledge of school-related education tools including lesson plans, student direction and teaching goals
- Must be comfortable with using a variety of AV equipment
- Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, basic photo editing
- Must be highly organized
- Must have reliable transportation for running errands and conducting offsite programming
- Must be able to work Thursday evenings and Saturdays (schedule is Tue-Sat + Thu evenings)
- Must be detail oriented while juggling multiple projects and timelines
- Must have ability to think creatively and innovatively
- Must work well both independently and in teams
EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE and TRAINING:
- A college degree in the arts or museum studies with arts education preferred
- Experience educating children in an active learning environment preferred.
- Museum or classroom education experience preferred
Note: Nothing in this job specification restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time. Critical features of this job are described under various headings above. They may be subject to change at any time due to reasonable accommodation or other reasons. The above statements are strictly intended to describe the general nature and level of the work being performed. They are not intended to be construed as a complete list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of employees in this position.
Send your resume with a brief cover letter to HR@thedali.org. Please, no phone calls.
Internships are seasonal, non-paying positions designed to provide college graduate and undergraduate students, recent graduates and beginning museum professionals with off-campus and/or on-the-job Museum experience. The program incorporates the opportunity to study the life and work of Salvador Dali while learning about the inner workings of an art Museum. The program also offers a challenging learning experience and promotes awareness of Museum careers. Students may be eligible to receive college credit (if applicable).
This program is informal and can be designed to work within the student’s schedule. Internships typically last for three months in the Fall and Spring starting in September and January, and 10 weeks in the Summer, starting in June. Internships typically require at least a two-day/week or 15-hour commitment.
Internships are offered in the following departments for qualified individuals:
General Marketing/Public Relations
Graphic Design (Marketing)
Hospitality – Events
Human Resources Management
The Dali Museum accepts applications from both undergraduate and graduate students, as well as recent graduates and beginning museum professionals. International students, especially from Spain, France, and Germany are also encouraged to apply.
Deadlines to apply for an internship:
- Fall Internship: July 1
- Spring Internship: November 1
- Summer Internship: April 1
The Dali is an equal opportunity employer and considers all candidates for employment regardless of race, color, sex, age, national origin, creed, disability, marital status, sexual orientation or political affiliation.
Internship Frequently Asked Questions
Who is eligible to become an intern at The Dali Museum?
The Dali Museum's Internship Program is open to current students, recent college graduates, graduate students and beginning museum professionals. The Museum encourages candidates from diverse backgrounds and academic disciplines to apply.
There is currently no High School Internship Program. High school students and recent high school graduates should visit the volunteer page for more information about programs at The Dali.
Ages 9-15 are eligible for The Dali Museum's Junior Docent Program.
Must I be a current student to be eligible to intern?
No, The Dali's Internship Program is open to current students, recent college graduates, graduate students, and beginning museum professionals.
If I am an international student, do I still qualify to be an intern?
Yes, many international students participate in the Internship Program. All interns are expected to be proficient in speaking, reading and writing the English language (but you do not need to submit your TOEFL scores). We are unable to sponsor J1 visas. The Dali is also unable to assist with housing accommodations or fees associated with visa applications.
When do internships take place?
Spring (January – May)
Summer (June – August)
Fall (September- December)
When is the deadline for applying for an internship?
Spring (Nov 1st)
Summer (April 1st)
Fall ( July 1st)
Are the internships paid?
No, Museum internships are unpaid.
Can I apply for more than one internship term at the same time? (i.e. Spring and Fall internships simultaneously)?
Yes. Please note on your application what terms you are applying to.
May I submit more than the required documents?
You are welcome to submit more than the required documents. All documents will be taken into account for placement.
Who should I contact with questions regarding the application?
How many interns are typically accepted?
The number of interns accepted depends on the needs of the respective departments.
What is the interview process like?
The Museum will contact selected candidates to set up an interview, which may be conducted over the telephone. The interview will cover topics such as scheduling, expectations and potential projects.
Is it possible to receive academic credit for participating in the internship program?
Yes, the Museum will work with students to fulfill their academic requirements.
Is intern housing included?
No, there is no housing available.
Is there an intern scholarship available?
Not through The Dali Museum, but you are welcome to investigate external sources.
What types of projects will I be working on?
Internship projects are based on The Dali’s needs and requirements, and are assigned to interns with the appropriate skills and interests. All of the internships have an administrative component.
What will my schedule be?
Hours and days vary based on departmental need and the student’s schedule. Schedules are usually made during the orientation process, or beforehand if certain accommodations have to be made. The hours are generally very flexible.
Are there volunteer opportunities at The Dali independent of the Internship Program?
Yes, for information on volunteer opportunities, please visit the volunteer page on The Dali's website.