Lyndon House: Arts Education Internship



Project Description:

Arts Education Internship

Lyndon House Arts Center

211 Hoyt St. Athens GA 30607

Leisure Services Department, Unified Government of Athens Clarke County, Georgia

 

Position Description

Lyndon House Arts Center seeks an enthusiastic, creative and highly organized intern to assist with all aspects of LHAC’s education programs.

 

The Arts Education Intern is a part-time (volunteer) position that reports to the Arts Education Specialist. The primary responsibilities of this position are to assist in the administration of LHAC’s arts education programming and maintenance of the facility and other resources. 

 

Interns provide organizational, administrative, and on-site support for educational programs, which include after-school arts programs, family/community programs, Summer Art Camp programs and other activities. Duties include preparation of program materials, research, correspondence, filing and scheduling as well as assisting lead teachers with class prep and in in the classroom with children.  

 

Qualifications

The ideal candidate is a dynamic, people-oriented individual with excellent organizational skills, basic computer skills, and should be comfortable interacting with the public and specifically with children as young as 4 years old (and their parents).

 

Current undergraduates or graduate students, or recent graduates are eligible to apply.

 

Duties include, but are not limited to

  • Assists in the administration of the youth visual arts educational programming.
  • Assist in the educational planning, evaluation, and ongoing management of visual arts educational programming.
  • Assist lead teachers in the classroom and with prep and clean up.
  • Occasional assistance with evening or weekend special events requiring additional staff.
  • Outreach and public relations duties as necessary.
  • Cultivate and maintain relationships with key staff and leadership from Athens-Clarke County organizations, schools, non-profits and other institutions.
  • Assist in the coordination of LHAC facilities, events and staff on logistical and production elements of all facility programs, special events and special programming.
  • Conduct research and analysis relevant to youth arts curriculum development, best practices in contemporary youth arts education, and as needed.
  • Perform clerical and other administrative duties as necessary.

Additional (preferred) skills

  • Excellent oral and written communications skills
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision, multi-task, and pay attention to detail
  • Ability to conduct internet research
  • Strong organizational and analytical skills
  • Knowledge of MS Word, Excel, Photoshop, video editing software, etc.
  • Administrative experience
  • Customer service experience
  • Previously worked with children/youth or prior teaching experience, etc.
  • Art/design background, or science/technology background

Other

LHAC is open Tuesday & Thursday Noon-9 pm, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday 9 am-5 pm.

 

After-school schedule: (September through April) Student must be available at least one day per week or the equivalent of at least 2-4 hours per week.  Typically this is between 2 and 6 pm on weekdays, but schedules vary.  Other opportunities during the week and on Saturdays, plus special events, are available. 

 

Summer Art Camp schedule (June and July) Volunteers arrive at 8:30am and leave at 4:30pm. Half-day options are available (8:30am-12:30pm or 12:30pm-4:30pm). Scheduling priority is given to volunteers who are available for at least two weeks during the SUMMER.  Art Camp runs during most of the weeks of June and July (no Art Camp week of the 4th of July).

 

Intern may be eligible for gaining college/university credits toward graduation. (Intern should explore this possibility with their school prior to applying for the internship.)

 

After acceptance into the volunteer program, students must be on time and ready to perform their duties as a volunteer.

 

Students are responsible for notifying the supervisor of any schedule or requirement changes in advance.

 

The student must keep up with their own calendar – the supervisor is not responsible for ensuring that any hour requirements are met.

 

Opportunities are limited.  Positions assigned on a first-come first-serve basis.

 

To apply for an Internship please send your resume and cover letter by email to: Will Stephanos at william.stephanos@accgov.com   Please put “Arts Education Intern” in the subject line.

 

Application Deadline:  Ongoing  (for SUMMER 2018 positions, a completed application should be submitted by April 20th for priority consideration)

 

For more information contact Will Stephanos at (706) 613-3623 ex. 225 or email  william.stephanos@accgov.com

 

Criminal History Checks

 

To insure the quality of Leisure Services Department programs and the safety of their participants, volunteers may be subject to a background screening.  Volunteers in ongoing direct contact with vulnerable populations (e.g. children under the age of 18, developmentally disabled persons, the frail, or the elderly) must have a background screening conducted as stipulated by Leisure Services Volunteer Policy and Procedures. Upon registering for these positions, a background screening will be performed by the Leisure Services Department. The screening program is at no cost to our volunteers.

 


Volunteers Needed:
Unlimited   
Project Meeting
Location:
Lyndon House Arts Center

211 Hoyt St.
Athens, GA 30601

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Project Organizer: William Stephanos
william.stephanos@accgov.com
706-613-3623
Project Category:
Lyndon House Arts Center / Art Education Intern (LH)