The Fowler Student Educator program has been redesigned to offer three main areas of activity for UCLA students:
Professional Development Opportunities: Fowler Student Educators will have opportunities to meet with the Fowler staff once a month in an ongoing series of discussions about museum education, curatorial practice, conservation, collections management, development, and more. They will thus gain access to a wealth of experience from a range of museum professionals.
Leading “Conversations”—New Educational Engagements for Grades 6-12: Student Educators will lead “Conversations” focused on art and other cultural materials that represent various perspectives on leadership, liberation, wellness, and the environment. Facilitated dialogues around these themes will bring to the fore diverse systems of knowledge developed and valued by different cultures and communities. Our goal is to support and augment classroom instruction in social studies/history, visual arts, ethnic studies, and social-emotional learning. Conversations with 6th to 12th-grade students in the Fowler’s Intersections: World Art, Local Lives gallery will be followed by hands-on activities and guided writing exercises, and will serve Common Core Standards.
Supporting Teacher Institutes: Student Educators may assist with the organization and implementation of the museum’s Teacher Institutes: “Engaging Lived Religion” and “The Art of Liberation: Framing New Futures in the Museum.”
Application Process: We will be accepting applications for Student Educator positions from February 14th to March 7th, 2022 and consider candidates from a wide range of academic disciplines so as to foster cross-disciplinary perspectives and culturally responsive dialogues with K-12 students, teachers, museum visitors, and staff. Applicants will be evaluated on their commitment to making global arts and cultures accessible through their individual passions and projects, social actions, academic approaches, and professional experiences.
Please send a cover letter and a resume to email@example.com by March 7th, 2022.