Current Available Positions

Art Education Intern

2020 MPS Arts Internship Program
Job Title: Art Education Intern
Term: June 8-August 7, 2020
Status: Seasonal, Non-Exempt

Compensation: $9/hour

Reports to: Director of Education
Application Deadline: Monday, May 11, 2020 by 5:00pm
Date Revised: March 2020

Please note: Except for the application deadline, the dates of this internship and those related to trainings outlined in this position description may change due to the evolving Covid-19 health crisis.

The Lynden Sculpture Garden operates as a laboratory that creates, supports, and shares experiences at the intersection of art, nature, and culture. The Lynden Sculpture Garden’s summer camps integrate our collection of monumental outdoor sculpture with the natural ecology of 40 acres of park, ponds, and woodland, creating a unique hands-on experience of art in nature.

We are seeking an intern who is enthusiastic about art, comfortable working outdoors, has a genuine interest in working with children, and has the patience, verbal communication skills, and mature attitude needed to interact with children ages 20 months to 15 years and their parents. The art education intern will be expected to assist with all daily camp and aftercare activities, and in turn they will gain experience working as part of an education team. This internship will prepare the candidate for future study and work in the field of art education—as a teacher or community/museum educator--providing concrete skills in curriculum development and implementation, place-based approaches to education, classroom management, and hands-on art-making.
More information on camps:

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
• Assist camp leaders in development and implementation of curriculum
• Participate alongside campers in all activities; model camp policies and procedures
• Coach junior camp counselors
• Supervise campers during lunch hours, breaks and in aftercare program
• Set up and cleanup of art studio and outdoor classroom; prepare and organize art materials
• Develop hands-on projects for the aftercare program
• Assist in coordination of weekly final showings of camp work

• Must be at least 15 years of age; enrolled in MPS high school (or an out-going senior), or resident of the City of Milwaukee
• Enthusiasm for art; comfortable working outdoors
• Genuine interest in working with children
• Patience, verbal communication skills, and mature attitude
• First Aid certification (Lynden will pay for training and certification if needed)
• Attendance at three MPS trainings and events (these dates may change):
Friday, June 12 | 9:30 AM – 3:30 PM; Wednesday, July 8 | 3:00 – 6:00 PM; Thursday, August 6 | 4:00 – 6:00 PM (interns arrive at 3:00 PM)

Total internship hours: 392
A Milwaukee County Transit System M-Card will be provided from the first day of work through 8/31/20. Weekly schedule: 8 hours a day, 5 days a week, June 8, 2020 through August 7, 2020 (nine weeks). The schedule will vary from week to week, but will generally be 8:30 am-4:30 pm. At least 32 hours of training and camp preparation will be scheduled prior to June 8th. Intern will also participate in 10 hours of group training provided by MPS.

Additional Benefits
The Lynden staff is committed to increasing the value of this internship by providing:
• Regular evaluation, feedback and coaching on career options.
• Participation in the summer lab of Lynden’s Innovative Educators Institute (July 6-10), a teacher professional development program that is part of ArtsECO.
• Exposure to all facets of this nonprofit arts organization (exhibition & residency, visitor services, sculpture & conservation, facilities, landscape, administration) through a series of mini-residencies in each area on days when camps are not in session.

Deadline to apply: 5:00 PM on Monday, May 11, 2020

Application process:
Step 1: Tell Us About Yourself: Write a letter of interest telling us why you’re interested in working with us and why you’re the right person for the position.
Step 2: Obtain a Teacher Recommendation: Tell a teacher about the position you’re applying for and ask them to write you a letter of recommendation for your application.
Step 3: Complete the MPS Arts Internship Application.
Step 4: Send your letter of interest, teacher recommendation and MPS application to us by 5 pm on Monday, May 11, 2020. Phone or teleconference interviews will be offered to top candidates the morning of Saturday, May 23, 2020. Selected candidates will be notified the following week. You can submit your application online (via MPS student application system), or by emailing or mailing it to us.
Apply online:
If you prefer to submit a paper application packet, please contact April Heding ( for instructions.

Questions: Jeremy Stepien, Education Director Lynden Sculpture Garden 2145 W.
Brown Deer Rd. Milwaukee, WI 53217
Email: Phone: 414-446-8481

Lynden Sculpture Garden Application Guidelines

We do not currently have any other open positions. If you would like to submit your resume and cover letter for us to keep on file, please choose one of the following options:
By e-mail: (please put “Lynden Jobs” in the subject line)
By fax: (414) 446-8492
By mail: Lynden Sculpture Garden
Attn.: Polly Morris
2145 W. Brown Deer Rd.
Milwaukee, WI 53212

Please indicate, in your cover letter or e-mail, which of the following areas you are interested in: Administration, Art Education, Facilities, Landscape, Sculpture Conservation, or Visitor Services. Thank you for your interest in employment opportunities at the Lynden Sculpture Garden. We keep resumes on file for one year.

The Lynden Sculpture Garden is an equal opportunity employer and considers all candidates for employment regardless of race, color, sex, age, national origin, creed, disability, marital status, sexual orientation or political affiliation.

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