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Art Education Intern
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Part-Time Grounds Assistant
Job Title: Seasonal Part-time Grounds Assistant
Status: Non-Exempt
Reports to: Land Manager
Date Revised: April 2019

OVERVIEW
The Lynden Sculpture Garden offers a unique experience of art in nature through its collection of more than 50 monumental sculptures sited across 40 acres of park, pond and woodland. Located 11 miles north of downtown Milwaukee in the Village of River Hills, Lynden was the home of industrialist Harry Bradley and his wife, Peg Bradley. They purchased the house and grounds in 1927, retaining the Chicago landscape architects William Langford and Theodore Moreau to transform the flat farmland, with its small farmhouse and barn, into an area of sweeping lawns, ponds and rolling topography framed by a native woodland/savanna ecology. The lake and rustic bridge spanning the water were designed to match Harry Bradley’s memories of the municipal grounds in Kansas City where he swam as a boy. In 1962, Peg Bradley began collecting the contemporary monumental sculptures that secured Lynden’s international reputation. She collected actively until her death in 1978, often inviting artists to Lynden to site their works.

Prior to opening to the public in 2010, the house underwent a LEED-certified renovation and a parking lot with pervious pavement and a rain garden replaced formal flower gardens. Landscape management is now focused on improving Lynden’s ecological performance without compromising the aesthetics of its historic landscape. This involves preserving the historic cultivated landscape (lawns, ponds, formal garden) using best management practices for long‐ term environmental sustainability, and conserving, sustaining and extending the natural areas (control of invasives, introduction of additional native species). Lynden is home to diverse wildlife, both resident and migratory. Because Lynden hosts a large collection of outdoor sculpture and functions as a laboratory for artists, educators and students, the Grounds Assistant will work closely with Lynden’s Land Manager and the Assistant Land Manager.

The Lynden Sculpture Garden is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). The hourly wage will be $12 for 2-3 days per week. Period of employment would be from June 1, 2019-September 30, 2019 (employment dates flexible).

POSITION SUMMARY
The Lynden Sculpture Garden is seeking a part-time Grounds Assistant to help with upkeep of the current formal landscape including formal gardens and mowed areas. The Grounds Assistant may also assist in managing landscaped and natural areas, including the ponds and woodlands, in order to support the Lynden Sculpture Garden’s programming, community use of spaces, and habitat restoration goals. A preference will be given to candidates with knowledge of Wisconsin native plant species as well as non-native species and weeds. The job will sometimes include facilities coverage on weekends and occasional evenings when the sculpture garden is open to the public. The Grounds Assistant will also assist with daily operations of the Lynden Sculpture Garden as needed. The Lynden Sculpture Garden has a small staff and a collaborative work environment. The Grounds Assistant reports to the Land Manager. This is an excellent opportunity for an applicant with interest in landscaping, formal gardening and sustainable land management.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED
Education/Training:

Experience working in landscaping, formal gardening, sustainable land management or related field is preferred. Pursuing a degree in landscape horticulture, botany, natural resources, land management or related field highly valued.
Skills and Abilities:
• Self‐directed, reliable and motivated
• Knowledge of horticultural plants and weeds
• Good problem solving skills and attention to detail
• Ability to work independently and with others, such as contractors, staff and volunteers
• Fluency with basic hand and power tools
• Ability to maintain a safe, clean, and organized work space
• Certification in first aid/CPR is a plus
• Working knowledge of lawnmower, string trimmer, brush cutter, rototiller and other small machines
• Knowledge of safety procedures

WORKING CONDITIONS
Job Conditions/Work Location:
A great deal of work is performed outdoors in all kinds of weather conditions and may involve potential exposure to hazards. Must be able to work one day each weekend and occasional evenings.

Physical Requirements:
Endurance to work outdoors to perform tasks requiring physical exertion in all weather conditions; lift heavy objects up to 50 lbs; and properly use hand and power tools and equipment.

Equipment Used:
Tractor, golf cart, lawnmower, lawn sweeper, brush cutter, rototiller, string trimmer, other small machines, hand tools.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY POLICY
The Lynden Sculpture Garden is committed to a policy of equal job opportunities for all employees and applicants. The Garden makes all personnel decisions without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable State or Federal law.

TO APPLY
Send cover letter, resume and contact information for three professional references (references will not be contacted without your knowledge) to Land Manager Kyle Welna at landmanager@lyndensculpturegarden.org with “Grounds Assistant” in the subject line.


2019 MPS Arts Internship Program
Job Title: Art Education Intern
Term: June 10-August 19, 2019
Status: Seasonal, Non-Exempt

Compensation: $9/hour

Reports to: Director of Education
Application Deadline: Monday, April 29, 2019 by 5:00pm
Date Revised: March 2019

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 at least 15 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
A Milwaukee County Transit System M-Card will be provided from the first day of work through 8/31/19. Weekly schedule: 8 hours a day, 5 days a week, June 10-August 9, 2019 (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 10. 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 8-12), 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 April 29, 2019

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, April 29, 2019. Interviews will be offered to top candidates the morning of Saturday, May 4, 2019. Selected candidates will be notified the week of May 6, 2019. You can submit your application by email or mail it to us.
Send application to: C/O: Jeremy Stepien, Education Director Lynden Sculpture Garden 2145 W. Brown Deer Rd. Milwaukee, WI 53217

Email: jstepien@lyndensculpturegarden.org
Phone: 414-446-8481

Download the application here.


2019 MPS Arts Internship Program
Job Title: Community Arts Intern
Positions Available: 2
Term: June 10 - July 19, 2019
Status: Seasonal, Non-Exempt
Compensation: $9/hour
Reports to: Director of Education
Application Deadline: Monday, April 29, 2019 by 5:00pm
Date Revised: March 2019

The Lynden Sculpture Garden operates as a laboratory that creates, supports, and shares experiences at the intersection of art, nature, and culture. The community arts intern will assist Lynden artist-in-residence and community arts organizer Kim M. Khaira. Khaira’s residency, “Pulang Balik: I Am Going Home Too,” is focused on creating arts-integrated opportunities and programs with and for refugees at Lynden. The first major event will be a Free Family Day (June 22) that is a cultural celebration of the refugee community. That event will also be the public launch of “IBILE! Ancestral Call in Cloth,” a residency with textile artist Arianne King Comer. During her month at Lynden (June 17-July 12), Comer will operate a communal, drop-in dyeing studio, inviting the public—and particularly the refugee community--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 and community organizing.

We are seeking an intern who is enthusiastic about art and community, and who would value the opportunity to work closely with a community arts organizer and an artist. The intern should be reliable, practical, and a good problem-solver. Patience, verbal communication skills, and a mature attitude are needed to interact with people of all ages and backgrounds.

Highlights of the internship will include:
• Assisting Khaira and a community steering committee as they plan and implement the Free Family Day and other summer activities.
• Assisting at the Free Family Day (June 22).
• Working alongside master artist Arianne King Comer during dyeing studio events and workshops.
• Option to take part in our Innovative Educator’s Institute, a teacher professional development intensive that is part of ArtsECO.

For more information on Kim M. Khaira: https://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/residency/kim-m-khaira
For more information on Arianne King Comer: https://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/residency/arianne- king-comer

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
• Arranging community meetings, attending offsite community events where the Free Family Day can be promoted, and tracking organizations’ needs for the event.
• Act as a studio assistant to Comer. 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
• Assist Khaira as a liaison between Comer and the refugee community.

Qualifications
• Must be at least 15 years of age; enrolled in MPS high school, or resident of the City of Milwaukee
• Some weekend days required, including Saturday, June 22
• Comfortable working outdoors
• Demonstrate interest in community organizing; particularly the refugee community
• Genuine interest in art; will benefit from the opportunity to work closely with artists
• 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: 242 per position
A Milwaukee County Transit System M-Card will be provided from the first day of work through 8/31/19. Weekly schedule: 8 hours a day, 5 days a week (including some weekend days), from June 10 -July 19 (6 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. Orientation and evaluation, including regular check-ins and exchanges with Khaira, will take place within the internship period.

Deadline to apply: 5:00 PM on April 29, 2019

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, April 29, 2019. Interviews will be offered to top candidates the morning of Saturday, May 4, 2019. Selected candidates will be notified the week of May 6, 2019. You can submit your application by email or mail it to us.
Send application to: C/O: Jeremy Stepien, Education Director Lynden Sculpture Garden 2145 W. Brown Deer Rd. Milwaukee, WI 53217

Email: jstepien@lyndensculpturegarden.org
Phone: 414-446-8481

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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