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    Museum of Fine Arts Boston: Teen Programs


    • Listing Type: Summer Programs
    • Program Delivery: Day
    • Destination: United States
    • Provided By: Independent Provider
    • Session Length: Other
    • Entering Grade: 10th, 11th, 12th
    • Gender: Coed
    • Category: Performing & Visual Arts
    • Sub-Categories: Leadership, Arts, Career Exploration
    • Selective: No
    • Ages: 15, 16, 17, 18
    • Minimum Cost: Free
    • Career Clusters: Arts, Audio/Video Technology, and Communications
    • Credit Awarded: No
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    The MFA is a vibrant and engaging environment for teens! Teens develop leadership skills and learn about museum professions through the Teen Arts Council, provide valuable assistance to Museum visitors as Visitor Aides and Program Assistants, explore their creativity through studio art classes and workshops, and provide teen-focused events for their Boston-area peers to enjoy and engage the Museum’s global collections.

    We offer several opportunitites for teens to engage the MFA. All opportunities offer:

    • a paid $14.25/hour12-month program
    • Professional development opportunities
    • Engaging workshops with artists, community leaders, and innovators
    • Behind-the-scenes museum experience

    Teen Arts Council (rising juniors & seniors)

    The Teen Arts Council (TAC) is the MFA’s leadership development program and paid job opportunity for Boston-area teens. The TAC offers participants the opportunity to engage with art, culture, and history; develop workplace and team building skills; and learn about a range of professional options and career paths. The TAC offers teen-led tours to Boston-area teens coupled with workshops and talks with visiting artists. Participants also host performance events that provide the opportunity for Boston-area teens to showcase their music, spoken-word poetry, and dance at the MFA for an audience of their peers and Teen Night, an event at the MFA to end the school year and begin the summer. Applicants must attend a Boston public school and/or live in Boston.

    Curatorial Study Hall Internship (rising sophmores & juniors)

    The Curatorial Study Hall internship is a specialized project-based internship where students get to explore and delve deeper into exhibition creation, interpretation, and design. This program provides an excellent opportunity to develop career experience and a closer connection to art, meet great people, and explore the Museum and its collection. No art or museum background is necessary. Must be a current participant in youth organizations Becoming a Man or The BASE.

    STEAM Team (rising sophmores)

    The STEAM Team offers workforce development program and paid fellowship opportunity for Boston teens. The STEAM Team offers fellows the opportunity to explore STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics) careers in a world-renowned encyclopedic cultural institution.