Current Available Positions

Art Education Intern

2021 MPS Arts Internship Program
Job Title: Art Education Intern
Term: June 14-August 20, 2021
Status: Seasonal, Non-Exempt

Compensation: $9.50/hour

Reports to: Director of Education
Application Deadline: Monday, May 10, 2021 by 5:00pm
Date Revised: March 2021

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 4 to 15 years and their parents. The art education intern will be expected to assist with all daily camp 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 and breaks
• Set up and clean up of outdoor classroom; prepare and organize art materials
• Develop hands-on projects for the 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 a 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)

Total internship hours: 324
Start/end dates: June 14 – August 20, 2021

A Milwaukee County Transit System M-Card will be provided from the first day of work through 8/31/21.
Weekly schedule: 8 hours a day, 5 days a week, from June 28-August 20. 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 28. 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 (June 21-25), 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 10, 2021

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 online:
Step 4: Submit all materials. online (letter of interest, teacher recommendation, MPS application) by 5 pm on Monday, May 10, 2021. Interviews will be offered to top candidates the morning of Sunday, May 16, 2021. Selected candidates will be notified the week of May 17.

Questions: Jeremy Stepien, Education Director
Lynden Sculpture Garden
2145 W. Brown Deer Rd.
Milwaukee, WI 53217

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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