2009-2010 Apprentice Museum Educators

Cori Almekinder After completing the AME program, I spent the summer interning at the Guggenheim Museum in the Learning Through Art program. I worked on compiling lesson plans to be published on the website based on the projects teaching artists worked on during the previous school year. I spent a lot of time working on inquiry based projects, and exploring how the lessons could be related to NYS standards. Additionally, I was hired at the Rubin Museum as a part-time Visitor Experience Associate.  In September 2010, I was hired as a part-time guide at the Rubin Museum. I give school tours, as well as adult tours, work at the front desk, and walk around on the floors talking to visitors. I graduated from the New School University in May of 2010, and began working on my masters in Museum Education at the Bank Street College during fall 2010. I am majoring in Museum Education, and will also be certified in Early Childhood and Childhood education. I plan to finish my program in the coming year.

Christina Garza graduated from New York University in May 2010, and worked as a Visitor Experience Associate for the summer. She currently works in Visitor Services for the Brooklyn Historical Society.

Michelle Li  After the AME program, I volunteered at the RMA’s Teens Art Studio program as well as the Adult Art Studio program with Emily Auchincloss for the whole summer until I started my Sophomore year at SVA. During Sophomore year, I delved deeper into my major, Computer Art, where I learned the essential programs, Adobe After Effects and Autodesk Maya 2011, to create 2D and 3D projects.  I currently work for Modern Martial Arts NYC, and continue volunteering at the Rubin Museum, giving informal tours.

Megan Holland has remained with the RMA family as a part-time guide. Her responsibilities include private and public tours for adults and children of all ages. She is particularly excited to begin working with schools in greater depth as part of the art-workshops program in the newly-opened education center. Megan also recently began her post-graduate career at Bank Street College of Education, pursuing an MsEd in Museum Education with certification. She is curious and excited to see where this new learning experience will take her. In the past year since graduation, Megan completed an internship in public programs at the Museum of Arts and Design, and has taken time to travel through Western Europe, Russia, and the Middle East. She returned to Egypt this winter, where she spent a semester as an undergraduate to work on an excavation. Unfortunately, she and her team were evacuated during the revolution, a sure sign that it was time to start grad school!


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