Current Available Positions

Job Title: Assistant Art Educator, Summer Camps
Status: Seasonal, Non-Exempt
Compensation: $12/hour
Reports to: Director of Education
Date Revised: January 2018

General Description:
The Lynden Sculpture Garden operates as a laboratory at the intersection of art, nature, and culture, promoting the enjoyment and understanding of art, the environment, and society through hands-on programs that integrate our collection of monumental sculpture and our community of artists with the natural ecology of park, pond, and woodland.

We are currently seeking an assistant art educator to work in our summer education programs. This person will work closely with the director of education, the staff naturalist, and our education implementor, and will interact with the rest of the Lynden staff, guest artists, and members of the public. The position requires intensive engagement with children aged 20 months to 15 years (with most children in the 6-11 range) and with their parents and caregivers. The Assistant Art Educator’s primary responsibility is to assist in the development and execution of Lynden’s summer art and nature camps. Other duties include assisting with field trip programs and public events, and undertaking administrative tasks as requested by the director of education. The Assistant Art Educator will also assist with the daily operations of the Lynden Sculpture Garden as needed.

The successful candidate will be self-directed, reliable, and motivated; comfortable with both children and adults; and able to demonstrate patience, creativity, enthusiasm, and flexibility.

This is a full‐time, seasonal (June 6-August 17), hands‐on position. Prior to the start of camp, part-time opportunities may be available for planning and preparation and for other administrative work.

Position Responsibilities:
• Become familiar with Lynden’s place-based, cross-disciplinary approach to education.
• Work with education staff to develop and execute camp curriculum.
• Lead and/or assist small and large groups of children and youth ages 20 months to 15 years in activities such as art projects, gallery/garden tours, games,
scavenger hunts, artist visits, and performances.
• Design activities that are consistent with our approach to education and our mission of fostering appreciation for art, nature, and environmental sustainability.
• Foster a fun and positive learning environment by facilitating friendships and teamwork among youth participants.
• Assist with administrative tasks and art supply preparation.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required:
• BA, BFA, or similar undergraduate degree required.
• Training in education or art education preferred.
Skills & Abilities
• Prior experience working with children in an educational setting required.
• Basic knowledge and appreciation of art required.
• Must be able to lift up to 30 pounds, climb stairs and ladders, and work outdoors in all weather.
• Knowledge of the natural world/ecology preferred.
• Spoken Spanish proficiency preferred.
• Current safety certifications desirable.

The Lynden Sculpture Garden is committed to a policy of equal job opportunities for all employees and applicants. Lynden 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:
Submit cover letter and resume with three references via email to: with “Assistant Art Educator” in the subject field. This position will remain open until filled. A preliminary application review will take place on February 14, 2018.

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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