The Teen Community Council is a group of young, creative leaders who advise, inspire and shape how we build community at the museum and beyond. The all-teen cohort meets twice a month to talk about bettering our community and to create art. In addition to being consultants on community engagement, they design a Teen First Friday at the Museum – a free event that features music, workshops, art-making, and conversation.
Now accepting applications for the 2016/17 school year. The Anchorage Museum is looking for passionate, innovative high school-aged students to be a part of our Teen Community Council. We need your voices, ideas, and creativity. You will help us to inform, inspire, and shape how we think about and build community at the Museum. You don’t need to have a portfolio or years of experience in art. Instead, we are looking for teens who are enthusiastic about something: doodling, blogging, comedy, sports, writing, music, photography, fashion, theater—anything!
What do I get out of this experience? First and foremost, you’ll have fun. But besides that, Teen Council members receive:
- Robust experience in art management, event planning, and teamwork
- Volunteer hours (looks great on your resume!)
- A letter of recommendation for college, scholarships, and jobs
- Help editing college or scholarship essays
- Help developing an artist’s portfolio of your work
- The opportunity to work on a large scale public art project (who else can say they worked on something like that?)
- Access to art materials and instruction
- Instruction and guidance from professional artists and curators
- Support developing professional skills such as writing, public speaking, digital/web design, and managing public projects
How do I apply? Fill out the application below. Applications are due October 1st. We’ll set up a time to chat with you after you apply, so that we can learn more about you and you can learn more about the program.