We have exciting things happening at the de Young Museum! This fall we will host Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power (November 9, 2019 through March 15, 2020), which celebrates the work of African American artists created during two pivotal decades in American history (1963-1983), and examines the purpose of art in regards to self-determination and the role of the Black artist in society.

To encourage direct interaction with the strong and vital voices of the Black Power artists, we are seeking to hire graduate and undergraduate students to work as Community Representatives during the run of the exhibition.  Community Representatives will receive training to lead object-based, guided looking exercises, and discussions in the exhibition galleries at selected times. I hope you will be willing to pass along the attached job description to potential students.

Intern training begins in October. We are accepting applications until September 20, 2019. It’s a great opportunity for anyone with an interest in African American art, ethnic studies, education, anthropology, social justice, cultural studies, and beyond. 

The internship description is attached as a PDF and click on the link for our application.


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