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Robert and Harriet Kirkpatrick Education Internship

Fallingwater (Mill Run, PA)

Fallingwater, the architectural masterwork designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, seeks applications to fill our Fallingwater Education Department internship. This intern will reside on-site while immersing themselves in the many organizational and curricular tasks required to provide successful educational programming at Fallingwater. This is a unique opportunity to work in the education department at a world-renowned museum and architectural site.

Fallingwater’s education department engages visitors from all over the world, of all ages, backgrounds and abilities, in experiential, inquiry-based learning about Fallingwater. Site specific, immersive, observation-based learning is the foundation for Fallingwater’s education programs, which range from guided experiences for drop-in visitors to workshops for local students to week-long, studio-based residencies.

Job Duties

The education intern will work directly with education department staff to interpret Fallingwater through guided tours and other educational programs. The intern may also assist education supervisors with on-site residency programs for high school, college and adult learners; grade 3-12 educational workshops, as well as general department administrative tasks. In addition, the intern will complete an independent project. All interns will be responsible for presenting their accomplishments to senior staff at the completion of the program. This individual will report directly to the senior director of education.


The applicant must be a current undergraduate, graduate student or recent graduate in education, museum education, visual art education, museum studies or any related field devoted to education. The successful candidates will possess experience in teaching, museum education, informal education and architecture education. Experience teaching from objects in a museum setting is preferred.

Physical Requirements

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


This position's primary location is Fallingwater

Fallingwater is located in rural Mill Run, Pennsylvania (zip code 15464), and is approximately ninety minutes by car from the Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT). Having a motor vehicle is strongly recommended as there are no stores or amenities within walking distance.

Position Duration

This position will be 10 consecutive weeks in duration beginning in June 2024. Interns will be expected to work during normal business hours (typically 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.), 40 hours per week. Educational programs are run seven days per week including Memorial Day and Independence Day. You will be obligated to work some weekends, evenings and holidays although you will not be required to work in excess of forty hours per week.

Application Process

To apply, email cover letter, resume, a two-page writing sample and two letters of reference to and list FW Education Intern in the subject line.

Application Deadline

March 15, 2024

The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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