Mint Museum Teacher Fellowship Program: Craft in the Laboratory
The Mint Museum invites 6-12th grade art and STEM teachers to apply to its inaugural Teacher Fellowship Program. The fellowship provides a professional development opportunity for teams of teachers to work with Museum staff to develop content, activities, and classroom applications for the upcoming special exhibition, Craft in the Laboratory: The Science of Making Things.
Craft in the Laboratory will examine how craft artists and designers apply scientific and mathematical concepts in creating work, and reveal parallel approaches to problem-solving among these makers and professionals in STEM fields.
Four teams of teachers comprised of 2 teachers each, 1 STEM and 1 art teacher, will be chosen as the 2019-2021 Teacher Fellows. The two-year fellowship will allow teachers to play an integral role in the development of Craft in the Laboratory.
- Conduct research using the Museum’s collections to expand understanding of the connections between artistic, scientific, and mathematical approaches to craft.
- Assist in the creation of interpretives for Craft in the Laboratory.
- Create curricula related to exhibition content.
- Fellows will increase their understanding of craft materials and processes and the intersections between STEM and art.
- Fellows build leadership skills by becoming ambassadors of the Mint Museum’s collections and programming.
- Fellows build their capacity to use arts integration strategies.
- Currently teaching in grades 6-12 in the Charlotte area.
- Have at least 5 years of experience teaching science, technology, engineering, art, or math related subjects.
- Utilize a collaborative work style; able to work on a team.
- Excellent spoken and written communication skills.
- Teachers may apply through July 15, 2019, 5:00pm EST, with program acceptance notification arriving July 19, 2019.
- The program begins August 2019 and ends no later than August 2021.
- Fellows must be able to attend a 2-day summer workshop and 2 museum-based workshops each year. Additional work will need to be completed off-site in preparation for the fall and spring workshops.
- During the first year, workshops will take place on August 6th and 7th, 2019 and in early December 2019 and February 2020.
- Each Teacher Fellow will receive a $1,500 stipend in installments throughout the duration of the 2-year fellowship. Fellows also receive supplemental funding for field trips.
- Teachers must sign a Letter of Agreement with the Mint Museum prior to starting the fellowship.
Please reach out to School Programs Assistant, Gennifer Stanley, at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions about your application.