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AK Teens: Museum Ambassadors

In this program, high school juniors and seniors will focus on learning about museum education while creating their own activities, lessons, and programs for all ages. The program culminates in an evening programed by the Museum Ambassadors geared toward teens and open to the public.

Each participant will receive a $500 stipend on completion of the program!

Museum Ambassadors will:

  • Meet with curators to learn about exhibitions
  • Meet with other staff members to learn about museum careers
  • Connect with Learning and Creativity staff members and get training on how to teach from artworks and develop programs
  • Assist with Family Funday
    • Develop and facilitate Drop-in Art Activities and Storytime Family Workshops
    • Develop and lead Family Fun Tours
  • Create one large evening program inspired by the exhibition on view at Albright-Knox Northland

This program is open to all Western New York high school juniors and seniors and will take place from February 9 through June 3, 2022. Meetings will be in-person at Albright-Knox Northland (612 Northland Avenue, Buffalo). Interviews will be conducted virtually. 

All Museum Ambassadors must be able to commit to the full work schedule, February 9–June 3, 2022:

  • Wednesdays: Weekly meetings, 4–6 pm
  • Fridays: Occasional teen/staff events and field trips, to be determined
  • Weekends: Occasional family events and pop-up talks, (March 13, April 10, May 8, and others to be determined)
  • Culminating event: Friday, June 3, 2022

How to Apply

The application deadline has passed. 

Questions? Email Teen and Youth Programs Coordinator Samantha Serrano at

Buffalo Academy for Visual and Performing Arts students with their mural Five Buffalos, 2016. Photo: Tom Loonan for Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York

Program Sponsors

AK Teens is presented by KeyBank in partnership with the First Niagara Foundation. 

The Museum Ambassadors program is made possible by the generosity of an anonymous donor.

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