The High Museum of Art’s Teen Team is a group of fifteen creative high school students who share a common interest in art and community engagement. The Teen Team offers participants the opportunity to engage with art, culture, and history; develop workplace and team-building skills; and learn about a range of professional options and career paths. The Teen Team gets behind-the-scenes access to the Museum; assists in planning Teen Nights, events, and other public programming; and learns about the Museum’s exhibitions and collections.
During the summer intensive, Teen Team members will work on a summer project while learning about the Museum’s collections, careers, and programs. Throughout the school year, Teen Team members will continue to assist in developing and implementing programming for teens, youths, and families. While part of the Teen Team program, members meet with High Museum staff, arts professionals, and other teens.
Teen Team is a year-round commitment and a paid position.
Who can apply? Rising high school juniors and seniors are eligible to apply. Applicants must be enrolled full time in high school for the 2021–2022 year.
What are the requirements? Teen Team members have an interest in learning about art and the workings of a museum and serving as ambassadors for the High. They also enjoy working with visitors of all ages. Teen Team members are expected to utilize their peer network, take initiative, and display professionalism and responsibility.
What is the schedule? The Teen Team is a one-year program, which includes participating in an eight-week summer intensive and attending regular meetings.
- Summer intensive: June 7–July 30, 2021, Tuesday through Friday, 9:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
- Second Sundays: The second Sunday of each month, June 2021–May 2022, 11:30 a.m.–5 p.m.
- Friday programming: The second Friday of each month, August 2021–May 2022, 5 p.m.–9:30 p.m.
- Monthly meetings: The Saturday preceding the second Friday of each month, August 2021–May 2022, 1–4 p.m.
- Other meetings and programs as announced
How can I apply? Applications for the 2021–2022 Teen Team are open January 15–February 22, 2021, and are due by midnight on February 22, 2021.
Questions? Please contact HMATeenPrograms@high.org.
Support for Teen Programming is provided by Molly Blank Foundation, Publix Super Markets Charities, and Dr. Henrie Treadwell.