Student Opportunities

YOUNG ARTISTS: A High School Art ExhibitionFebruary 10 - March 3, 2019
Opening Reception Sunday, February 10, 3 - 5pm

Open to all member High Schools, this annual exhibition of senior students' artwork gives aspiring artists an opportunity to participate in all aspects of a museum exhibition. With the guidance of professionals, the young artists organize, publicize, curate, and install their own exhibition.  Mark your calendars: Artwork drop off dates: M. 2/4 and T. 2/5, Opening reception: Sun. 2/10

Contact the Education Department, 914-232-9555, ext. 2969 to find out how your school can participate.


KMA Teen Council

KMA seeks motivated, arts-interested HS students to join its Teen Council program.  Students meet weekly to explore Museum program development, audience engagement, and artistic practice, culminating in for-teens events which they produce. The 2018-2019 Teen Council will run September to June. Click here for information and application.  


The KMA provides supervised Museum internships designed collaboratively to meet the requirements for school credit.  Students also have the opportunity to volunteer for community service credit.  For information, contact the Education Department, 914-232-9555, ext. 2985.


Museum Education Internship

The Katonah Museum of Art seeks a Museum Education Intern for September 2018 – June 2019 to be part of the KMA Education team to assist with, learn from, develop, and facilitate programing geared toward family and youth bilingual audiences. The internship provides a valuable opportunity to partner with experienced educators on curriculum design and facilitation of early childhood and family programs, as well as the implementation of engagement efforts for immigrant and Latino audiences.  


  • Attend docent training sessions and prepare to assist with and lead school tours for pre-k – grade 2 audiences for fall and spring exhibitions.
  • Support ArteJuntos/ArtTogether Family Art and Literacy initiatives: 
    Taught in both Spanish and English, this multi-session family literacy program utilizes artworks and concepts from KMA’s exhibitions as primary source material for art-making activities and inquiry-based discussions. The program takes place at the KMA, as well as preschool classrooms and community organizations, and culminates in an exhibition of participants work.

o   Assist with on and off site facilitation of art workshops and gallery visits for bilingual youth and family audiences

o   Develop projects and gallery activities related to exhibitions on view

o   Assist with preparation of art materials for on and off site programs, and culminating exhibitions

o   Photo document program and assist in preparations for culminating exhibition of students’ work.

  • Assist with Park School Integrated Arts Program (PSIA)
    A three-part integrated arts program conducted with 13 pre-K classrooms in Park Elementary School, Ossining NY.

o   Under the guidance of Helena Vidal, KMA’s  Outreach Consultant, prepare lessons and materials, facilitate select sessions

o   Lead tours for pre-K and Kindergarten groups 

  • Help develop and facilitate family programs including Imagine it! Afterschool activities (1 per month), Family Days in the fall and spring, artist-led workshops, and drop-in projects on school vacation days.  Support program documentation and evaluation efforts for on and offsite programs

Supervisors: Margaret Adasko, Curator of Education; Helena Vidal, ArteJuntos Project Manager and Outreach Consultant.

Qualifications:  Seeking undergraduate or graduate students interested in pursuing a career in museum education.  Candidates must have strong interpersonal skills, public speaking experience, and demonstrated experience working with youth. Experience in arts education, Museum education, or early education fields preferred. Spanish language skills a plus.

Compensation: $100/week stipend, approx. 36 weeks. 

Timing: October, 2018 – June, 2019; Average 16 hrs/week; Occasional weekend time

Application deadline: September 21, 2018. Please send resume and cover letter to