The CUNY Service Corps is currently recruiting for its fourth cohort of students at the College of Staten Island and across seven other CUNY campuses. Since the program’s inception in 2013, the Service Corps has successfully partnered with a number of educational and cultural institutions in the City, including the American Museum of Natural History, the 9/11 Memorial & Museum, New York Hall of Science, Staten Island Museum, Wildlife Conservation Society City Zoos, and a variety of public and charter schools, and after-school programs.
For the 2016-2017 academic year, the CUNY Service Corps will partner with the Whitney Museum, the preeminent institution devoted to the art of the United States. Placements will be available in a number of departments, but the Whitney Museum is specifically looking for graduate students studying early childhood education, museum education, or similar fields for its Education Department.
At the heart of all Whitney Education programs is a focus on artists—their materials, methods, and inspirations. As educators, the department creates opportunities for visitors with different needs, experiences, and interests to make meaningful connections with the art on view. The program audience includes K-12 students, teens, teachers, families, adults, seniors, and people with disabilities.
We’re hoping that students who are interested in this type of work will apply to the Service Corps. Corps members work 12 hours per week for 24 weeks and are paid $12 per hour. The Central Office matches Corps members to opportunities based on preferences expressed by both students and partners. The priority deadline for student applications is Monday, Feb. 29 and the application period closes on Sunday, Mar. 20.
Students must be enrolled full-time in graduate school (nine credits) for the entire 2016-2017 academic year (fall and spring semesters) to be a part of the Service Corps. Undergraduates who are interested in other departments at the Whitney Museum or other placements must be registered for 12 credits.
We ask faculty and staff to encourage any strong, motivated students to apply for the Service Corps for a chance at this amazing opportunity.
For more details on the Service Corps and to submit an application, please go online or visit the Career and Scholarship Center in Building 1A, Room 105.