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Teachers College & American Folk Art Museum: Teaching Fellowship Program

The American Folk Art Museum Teaching Fellowship Program provides the opportunity for graduate students to work with and learn from the American Folk Art Museum’s encouraging community of arts professionals and museum staff, as well as from its collection, special exhibitions, and audiences.

This program is offered to currently enrolled graduate students at Teachers College. Accepted candidates will teach from AFAM’s permanent collection and special exhibitions by giving thematic, gallery-based tours and learn how to make their unique academic knowledge engaging and accessible to the museum’s diverse and growing audience.

As emerging educators, teaching fellows will learn to work directly from art objects with confidence; strengthen their teaching pedagogy; deepen their understanding of visual culture, American history, and the continuum of folk and self-taught art; and develop effective communication skills. Teaching Fellows will be an integral part of the museum’s work environment within the education department.

Candidates must be currently enrolled in a graduate-level program in art education or a related field, finishing their coursework or working toward the completion of their advanced degree.

Please check back for information about the application process for the Teaching Fellowship Program. Have a question? Please email us with “AFAM Teaching Fellowship” in the subject line.