Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens

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Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens (PMG) is an immersive mixed media art environment that is completely covered with mosaics. The space is made up of two indoor galleries and a bi-level outdoor sculpture garden. As a nonprofit museum, PMG celebrates art in its many forms through community outreach, public programs, hands-on activities, exhibitions, and tours. We welcome everyone to explore the space and embrace the possibility of self-expression.

About the internship:

The intern is responsible for providing interpretation for various audiences through gallery talks and informal conversation with visitors. They also assist with public programming, hands-on activities, and outreach at PMG and in the community.

Responsibilities may include:

  • Facilitate self-guided interpretation in the space, including presenting gallery talks and engaging in conversations with visitors of all ages and backgrounds.
  • Engage in dialogue with visitors about complex and challenging topics including, but not limited to, mental health, cultural appropriation, sexuality in art, and gentrification
  • Assist with education programming including PECO Family Jams, special events, hands-on activities, and outreach programs
  • Assist with prepping and maintaining art materials for various programs
  • Communicate clearly and thoroughly to visitors, community partners, and staff verbally and in writing
  • Prevent visitors from damaging the artwork by routinely walking through the site and enforcing PMG policies
  • Other duties as needed


  • Passionate about learning and sharing knowledge
  • Non-judgmental listener
  • Flexible and able to adapt quickly
  • Comfortable working with all ages and different audiences
  • Strong public speaking skills
  • Commitment to exemplifying the values of PMG
  • Ability to lift objects up to 30 pounds and stand for long periods of time outdoors
  • Basic computer skills
  • A background check and child abuse clearances will be required of the successful candidate
  • All work is in person, so must have own transportation/be comfortable taking public transportation to Center City Philadelphia