Current Available Positions

2017 MPS Arts Internship Program
Lynden Sculpture Garden Art Education Intern
June 12-August 11, 2017
Application Deadline: Monday, May 1, 2017 by 5:00 pm

The Lynden Sculpture Garden’s summer camps for children aged 20 months through 15 years 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. The art education intern will be expected to assist with all daily camp and aftercare activities. The intern will gain experience working as part of an education team and will develop confidence in working with children and their parents. This is an excellent position for future educators in schools, museums and community settings.
More information on camps:

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
¥ Assist camp leaders in development 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 clean up 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 16 years of age; enrolled in MPS high school, or resident of the City of Milwaukee
¥ Enthusiasm for art
¥ 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)

Total internship hours: 389
Weekly schedule: 8 hours a day, 5 days a week, June 12-August 11, 2017 (nine weeks). The schedule will vary from week to week, but will generally be 8:30 am-4:30 pm. At least 20 hours of training and camp preparation will be scheduled prior to June 12. Intern will also participate in 9 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
¥ Specific coaching on career options, resume writing and portfolio preparation
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 form here.

Questions? Contact Jeremy Stepien at or 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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