Youth Council

New Museum Youth Council

Youth Council joins an organizing committee to plan and co-organize the annual Youth Summit event. This paid opportunity offers a small group of young people ages fifteen to twenty-four a chance to work with artists, educators, and activists. In previous years, the Youth Summit has hosted workshops and activities building upon principles of healing, self-love, skill-building, political education, and empowerment. This year’s cohort will work collaboratively to reinterpret these principles and to shape the event in late spring 2020.

How to apply: Submit the completed application here and a letter of reference by November 15, 2019. Please send all recommendations to with the subject line: Youth Council: Your Name. Applications without recommendations will not be considered.

How to participate: You must be able to commit to one to two meetings per month between December 2019 and April 2020. Please note that meetings will take place during selected weekdays in the late afternoon and may take place on weekend days. Dates and times of meetings to be determined.

All Youth Council members will be paid $15 per hour for their attendance at meetings from December 2019 to April 2020, and $100 for the event in late spring 2020.

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