Education Intern


Los Angeles, CA

Reports To: Program Manager
Location: P.S. ARTS Office, Los Angeles Office Hours 9AM – 5PM
Schedule: Office Hours 9AM – 5PM
Designation: Full-Time, Temporary; Non-exempt
Length of Residency: June – August 2019, 10 weeks
Salary Range: $14.25/hour
P.S. ARTS is dedicated to improving the lives of children by providing arts education to underserved public schools and communities. P.S. ARTS is the only organization in Southern and Central California that provides yearlong arts education in dance, music, theater and visual arts to every child in a school during the regular school day. Without our programs, children in these underfunded school districts would not have access to the arts.
Position Summary:
The P.S. ARTS Education internship provides hands-on experience working with a leading arts education nonprofit in the areas of school-based arts programming and community engagement during an intensive 10-week period. Supporting the Programs department, the Intern delivers education documents (e.g. curriculum, presentation materials, resource guides, etc.), as needed. In addition to best practices in standards-based K-8 visual arts programming and curriculum design, the Intern will learn about the general operations of non-profit administration through working closely with the organization’s various departments.
As will all P.S. ARTS employees, the Intern takes part in a comprehensive performance management program which includes weekly department meetings along with one-on-one meetings with the Program Manager to track progress on goals, and an end-of-internship exit interview. The Intern is also expected to model P.S. ARTS’ values of Art, Community, Equity, Innovation, Excellence, and Life-long Learning.
Qualifications and Training:
  • 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
Position Attributes:
A strong background in the visual arts, as well as an interest in education programming, non-profit administration, and working with diverse and under-resourced communities.
This internship is a part of the Getty Marrow Undergraduate Internship program and is funded by the Getty Foundation. This internship is intended for outstanding students who are members of underrepresented groups in careers related to museums and the visual arts.
Students must:
  • 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.
Please refer to the Getty website for full eligibility requirements.:
  • 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.
Please note this description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive list of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the Intern for this internship. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change in response to department needs and the Intern’s interests.
Working Conditions:
  • 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.”

  • Resume
  • 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.


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.

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