Open Art Histories Internship Opportunity

About the organization:

Open Art Histories (OAH) offers a dynamic and collaborative space for the creation and sharing of Open Education Resources (OERs), and serves as a virtual community and repository for instructors in the fields of art, art and architectural history, museum, communications and visual studies. OAH is committed to building a generative and supportive national network for addressing the pressing pedagogical challenges confronting these fields, including globalizing art history, teaching English-as-an-additional-language students, decolonizing the discipline and classroom, teaching Canadian art or art history in Canada, and using Open Education Resources to advance accessibility and inclusion. The working premise of OAH is that the research-driven transformations in Canadian art histories must be matched by transformations in teaching if they are to have a truly meaningful effect on the future of the discipline.

About the placement:

Open Art Histories invites applications for an internship in conjunction with the Department of Art History at the University of Toronto. The internship will involve 12-15 hours of work per week for 8 weeks in May and June, 2022. This is an exceptional opportunity for students interested in a career in the fields of Education, Art and Architectural History, Museum and/or Curatorial Studies. 

The intern will assist with two ongoing projects:

CanadARThistories, a new online course and open learning objects, including a contributor-based text, CanadARThistories provides a customizable and remixable set of resources for understanding the diverse history of art in Canada. Tasks and opportunities include:

  • Creating H5P objects such as timelines and activities in the OER
  • Developing an image database
  • Writing a contribution for the OER on your emerging research specialty
  • Promotion and social media outreach

The OAH Pedagogy Institute, a 3-day workshop (June 16-18, 2022) that will bring together arts educators to examine pressing pedagogical issues; share strategies for increasing accessibility and diversity in arts education; and workshop teaching practices, including assignments, in-class activities, and methods of delivery. Tasks and opportunities include:

  • Assist with the planning and coordination of the event
  • Networking with scholars, curators, and artists from across the country
  • Participating as a student respondent and generating a student report of the proceedings
  • Candidate(s) must have access to a computer and reliable internet connection for remote work.
  • Candidate(s) must be available for the OAH Pedagogy Institute at Queen’s University in Kingston, ON from June 16-18, 2022. Travel and accommodation will be provided.

Timing or hours of placement: 12-15 hours per week/8 weeks, up to a maximum of 120 hours. Placement begins the week of May 9.

Credit: Half credit (0.5). This internship is for course credit at the University of Toronto through the Department of Art History. This is not a paid position.

(Graduate students: Please note that the course code will be different for you than that shown in the application package. You are still eligible to apply.)

This project is supported by the Learning & Education Advancement Fund at the University of Toronto

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