Summer Education Intern

Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens (PMG) has an opening for an Education Intern during the summer of 2024. PMG is an immersive mixed media art environment that is completely covered with mosaics. The space is made up of two indoor galleries and a bi-level outdoor sculpture garden. As a nonprofit museum, PMG celebrates art in its many forms through community outreach, public programs, hands-on activities, exhibitions, and tours. We welcome everyone to explore the space and embrace the possibility of self-expression.

The Education Intern is responsible for providing interpretation for various audiences through guided tours, gallery talks, and informal conversation with visitors. They also assist with public programming, hands-on activities, and outreach at PMG and in the community.

Responsibilities may include:

  • Facilitate self-guided interpretation in the space, including presenting gallery talks and engaging in conversations with visitors of all ages and backgrounds.
  • Engage in dialogue with visitors about complex and challenging topics including, but not limited to, mental health, cultural appropriation, sexuality in art, and gentrification
  • Lead public and group tours of PMG’s main site
  • Assist with education programming including PECO Family Jams, special events, hands-on activities, and outreach programs
  • Assist with prepping and maintaining art materials for various programs
  • Communicate clearly and thoroughly to visitors, community partners, and staff verbally and in writing
  • Prevent visitors from damaging the artwork by routinely walking through the site and enforcing PMG policies
  • Other duties as needed


  • Currently enrolled in a graduate or undergraduate degree program in Museum Studies, Art Education, or similar field
  • Completion of at least your freshman year of college by the end of the spring 2024 semester
  • Passionate about learning and sharing knowledge
  • Non-judgmental listener
  • Flexible and able to adapt quickly
  • Comfortable working with all ages and different audiences
  • Strong public speaking skills
  • Willing and able to learn detailed information about PMG, Isaiah Zagar, art environments, Mexican folk art, South Street history, and art history.
  • Commitment to exemplifying the values of PMG
  • Ability to lift objects up to 30 pounds and stand for long periods of time outdoors
  • Basic computer skills 
  • A background check and child abuse clearances will be required of the successful candidate
  • Spanish fluency a plus

Compensation:  $2,400 stipend to work 16 hours a week for 10 weeks. Schedule is flexible, and internship can also be structured to fulfill graduation requirements for credit.

To Apply: Please submit a resume and cover letter to no later than February 16, 2024.