KNMA encourages individuals from diverse backgrounds and age-groups to volunteer, contribute, and become part of the museum. Through the Volunteer Programme, individuals are invited to learn and participate actively in various outreach and educational activities, guided tours, workshops, surveys, and research for various community projects. We encourage multi-lingual interactions in the museum, and welcome fresh energy and ideas. Professionals and students who are looking for exciting interactions with art, artists, and community work are encouraged to apply for the programme.
The internships offered at KNMA are intense and cater to budding art professionals, fresh graduates from the Humanities, young artists who aim to be groomed and trained in the fields ranging from art handling and management, art historical research, curation, publishing, design, archiving, exhibition production, communications and social media, art education, and outreach etc. KNMA Interns are also encouraged to work on individual short-term projects.
Department: Education Outreach
Description: The museum researcher will engage in critical research in relation to the exhibitions and will develop and carry out research in the domains of museum/cultural studies, fine arts, art history, and allied fields in order to provide documentation or support for museum exhibits and publications. The researcher should have strong research skills, attention to detail, and a generalist’s knowledge of Modern and Contemporary art across all media.
- Devise to draw up new research proposals and identify new trends in the museum field and develop new programs accordingly.
- Design museum publications.
- Design educational handbooks, pamphlets, periodicals.
- Disseminate educational information by conducting lectures, symposia, seminars, fora, conferences, etc.
- Implement and develop a variety of activities and visitor interactions including workshops, educational tours, facilitated dialogues, art-making activities, etc. and Conceptualise, plans and facilitate open studio and practical workshops for learners, families, adults and teachers.
- Provide project management support for outreach projects and assists in the tracking and execution of interpretive plans to related projects.
Education and Experience:
- Master’s degree in art history or related field
- 2+ years of research experience
Department: Education Outreach
Description: The museum educator will be responsible for designing, organising, and leading varied and dynamic programmes that make use of the museum's extensive collection and interactive exhibits in order to give visitors, families, and school groups a memorable experience. With this role, programmes for the arts, and cultural education will be expanded, and interactive, hands-on programming, educational handbooks, pamphlets, periodicals, and publications will also be designed.
- Create new learning strategies in line with the ethos of the museum.
- Develop and produce new educational programs for all ages utilizing KNMA Museum’s collection, exhibits, art shows, and performing arts events.
- Practice exhibit research and identify new trends in the museum field and develop new programs accordingly.
- Developing and delivering outreach provision in partnership with other organisations and preparing and updating a range of worksheets, magazines, handbooks and guided activities for visitors.
- Develop and implement new curriculum resources in relation with the museum exhibitions.
- Implement a variety of activities and visitor interactions including workshops, educational tours, facilitated dialogues, art-making activities, etc. and Conceptualise, plans and facilitate open studio and practical workshops for learners, families, adults and teachers.
- Represent and promote the museum on external educational bodies in order to establish a network of useful and productive.
Qualifications: A degree or interest in the following subjects is particularly relevant:
- Archive and museum studies
- Fine art
- Community education
- Cultural studies
- History of art.
- Experience in, and knowledge of, the national curriculum is useful for museum educators who work with the wide range of audience.