The EMP Pop Conference’s theme is “Music and Technology.”
The Simpson Center for the Humanities and American Music Partnership of Seattle are pleased to announce support for UW graduate student internships at AMPS partner organizations for the Fall 2009 and Winter 2010 quarters. AMPS supports collaboration among Experience Music Project, KEXP Radio, and the University of Washington. It is funded by a generous grant from the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation and administered by the Simpson Center for the Humanities.
Graduate students selected for and committed to these internships will receive quarterly stipends, funded through the American Music Partnership of Seattle. Internships and fellowships requiring an average of ten hours per week are stipended at $1,000 (total funding) per ten-week quarter; internships requiring fewer hours or fewer weeks will receive a proportionate, prorated stipend amount.
Community Music Fellowship
This position replaces the Exp: The Band fellowship and is suited to a grad student in Music Education. The fellow will be instrumental in helping the education department assess the needs of and design a proposal for a new community music program at EMP for under-served teens.
Pop Conference Internships (2 positions)
The interns will learn the processes and resources involved in hosting a major academic/public conference and multi-day, largescale museum event. S/he will meet and work with staff across the museum as well as members of the music community in Seattle and nationwide. This will be an excellent opportunity for students interested in event planning and public program development to acquire experience and get an inside view of producing a nationally recognized event.
Exhibits Development and Design Internship
This internship is focused on the development of a specific exhibit, opening in June 2010. The intern will work with the exhibit curator to conduct research, write content, and secure artifacts for the exhibit. S/he will work with the exhibits manager to contribute to exhibit and graphic design, plan the installation, and, if interested, work on exhibit fabrication and installation.