Los Angeles, CA
- Highly motivated and self-directed
- Demonstrate a strong interest in education programming, arts education and non-profit administration
- Strong organizational skills as well as great written and oral communication skills.
- Familiarity with CA Visual and Performing Arts Standards
- Knowledge of K-8 visual arts curriculum design
- Be of a group underrepresented in museums and visual arts organizations, including, but not limited to, individuals of African American, Asian, Latino/Hispanic, Native American, or Pacific Islander descent;
- Be currently enrolled undergraduates. Students must have completed at least one semester or two quarters of college by June 2019. Students graduating in May or June 2019 are also eligible. (Students who are enrolled in a second BA or BS program are not eligible.)
- Reside or attend college in Los Angeles County; and
- Be a United States citizen or permanent resident.
- Research and develop new visual arts lesson plans for P.S. ARTS To Go! projects centered around upcoming museum exhibitions and permanent collections at local cultural institutions. These lessons will be available on our website and are also distributed at P.S. ARTS Family Art Nights during the regular school year.
- Create a museum resource guide connecting the communities we serve to local museums and cultural institutions where families can experience art and museum-based public programming. As a new resource for the organization, the Intern will take the lead in designing what this resource will look like.
- Support the community programs team with creating family-friendly visual arts lessons and PowerPoint presentations for P.S. ARTS Family Art Nights. P.S. ARTS hosts Family Art Nights at our partner schools free of charge for our students and their families. We believe that the best way for parents to gain an appreciation for the benefits of arts education is through participation in art-making alongside their children.
- Lead P.S. ARTS staff in bimonthly Art Labs. Art Lab provides an opportunity for the Intern to refine the visual arts lessons they’ve written and develop their own teaching and facilitation skills. In addition, participating in Art Lab as a full staff promotes P.S. ARTS’ values and commitment to fostering community through art-making.
- Develop a guide for our annual program theme and masterworks - research the artists and masterworks and create essential questions and enduring understandings. Our Teaching Artists use this resource for curriculum development, and is distributed by P.S. ARTS to school faculty and administrators.
- Provide logistical and administrative support to the Programs department during P.S. ARTS’ two-day intensive professional development training for our full faculty comprised of 50 Teaching Artists. The Intern will assist with ordering and organizing supplies, creating training materials, and event planning and set-up.
- Update and archive a Best of P.S. ARTS collection of images taken at school sites and P.S. ARTS events. These photos will be used for grant applications and other P.S. ARTS marketing material.
- Contribute to social media platforms and the P.S. ARTS blog by writing about their internship experience and arts education topics of interest.
- Perform work while seated at a desk for several hours
- Travel and attend meetings and events outside of the office, which may require occasional use of a motor vehicle for transportation to other locations. Valid driver’s license required. Mileage reimbursement is provided.
- Occasionally lift up to 40lbs.
How to Apply:
Please submit the following items to [email protected] with the subject line “EDUCATION INTERN.”
- Cover Letter
- Two (2) letters of recommendation or references – teacher, professor, former employer, etc.
Application Deadline: April 30th, 2019
Phone and in-person interviews will be scheduled on a rolling basis.
PLEASE NO HARD COPIES OR PHONE CALLS.
P.S. ARTS is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) and dedicated to better reflect the communities we serve. P.S. ARTS is actively taking steps to meet our commitment to diversity and to building an inclusive environment for people of all backgrounds and ages. We especially encourage members of historically underrepresented communities to apply for this position, including women, people of color, LGBTQ people and people with disabilities.