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2018 MPS Arts Internship Program
Job Title: Art Education Intern
Term: June 11-August 10, 2018
Status: Seasonal, Non-Exempt

Compensation: $9/hour

Reports to: Director of Education
Application Deadline: Monday, April 30, 2018 by 5:00pm
Date Revised: March 2018

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: http://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/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

Qualifications
Must be 16 years of age; enrolled in MPS high school, 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)

Schedule
Total internship hours: 384
Weekly schedule: 8 hours a day, 5 days a week, June 11-August 10, 2018 (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 11. 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 9-13), 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.

Download the application here.


2018 MPS Arts Internship Program
Job Title: Artist-in-Residence Intern
Term: July 2 - 29, 2018
Status: Seasonal, Non-Exempt

Compensation: $9/hour

Reports to: Director of Education
Application Deadline: Monday, April 30, 2018 by 5:00pm
Date Revised: March 2018

The Lynden Sculpture Garden operates as a laboratory that creates, supports, and shares experiences at the intersection of art, nature, and culture. The artist-in-residence intern will assist textile artist Arianne King Comer during her month-long residency at Lynden. Comer will operate a communal, drop-in dyeing studio, inviting the public to join her around the dye vat to learn about the history of indigo and African Diasporic textile traditions. This internship will prepare the candidate for future art study and work in the field of community art-making.

We are seeking an intern who is enthusiastic about art and who would value the opportunity to work closely with an artist. Comer’s residency is part of “Call & Response,” a summer-long project at Lynden that brings together several artists who are responding to each other’s work and the cultural traditions of the African Diaspora.

Highlights of the internship will include:
Working with Comer to execute costumes for “Citizen,” a dance work that Reggie
Wilson/Fist and Heel Performance Group is adapting for a large, intergenerational cast at Lynden.
Assisting at a Free Family Day.
Working alongside Comer during our Innovative Educator’s Institute, a teacher professional development intensive for which Comer is a lead artist.

For more information on Arianne King Comer: https://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/residency/arianne-king-comer.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Assist with daily set-up, restocking, and clean-up
Keep a data log of participants and projects
Work alongside Comer as she serves a broad range of clients, including camp participants ages 6-15, refugees, and other members of the public

Qualifications
Must be 16 years of age; enrolled in MPS high school, or resident of the City of Milwaukee
Some weekend days required (July 22, July 28)
Comfortable working outdoors
Genuine interest in art; will benefit from the opportunity to work closely with an artist
Reliable, practical, and a good problem-solver
Patience, verbal communication skills, and mature attitude
Interest in interacting with people of all ages and backgrounds.

Schedule
Total internship hours: 194
Weekly schedule: 8 hours a day, 5 days a week (including some weekend days), from July 2-July 29 (4 weeks), with additional orientation and evaluation time before and after the residency. The schedule will vary from week to week, but will generally be 9:30 am-5:30 pm. 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 and feedback.

Download the application here.

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: pmorris@lyndensculpturegarden.org (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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