Summer Youth Employment in the Arts Intern
Reports To: Director of Education
Kohl Children’s Museum of Greater Chicago is currently seeking three (3) high school students to intern in our Outdoor Art Studio from June to August. These students will gain real life experience working with children from birth to age 8, engaging them in developmentally appropriate activities in the Museum’s Adventures in Art Studio.
Interested students should have a demonstrated interest in the arts and enjoy working with children. The Art Studio internship will be approximately 15 hours per week for 9 weeks beginning June 13, 2021 and is a paid internship.
TO APPLY: Interested students should apply with a letter of interest and/or a resume to Human Resources at firstname.lastname@example.org, describing related areas of study and objective in participating in this experience.
Internship responsibilities will be primarily visitor-facing and artistic in nature. Art Studio interns will work directly with visitors in the Art Studio and on art-centered activities throughout the Museum.
Specific responsibilities include:
• Engaging early childhood visitors through developmentally appropriate practices.
• Setting and resetting the Art Studio throughout the day.
• Assisting and providing direction to visitors in the use of Studio environment.
• Conducting daily tasks to ensure the cleanliness of the art studio.
• Assist with additional art programming within museum.
Internship activities will take place at Kohl Children’s Museum, primarily in the Art Studio.
Art Studio interns will benefit from this opportunity by acquiring real-life experience working with children and engaging them in developmentally appropriate activities in the Art Studio. Activities for the children in the Art Studio include painting, drawing, collage and monthly art projects. The interns facilitate artistic play experiences between children and caregivers, which also results in personal growth for the interns.
Skills acquired include teaching and engaging children in learning through play. Additionally, interns will have opportunities to create and facilitate art-based lessons/activities for small groups of children.
Art Studio interns will create a portfolio of their work accomplishments, including photos, written descriptions of their work experiences and lesson plans they create. Performance is evaluated regularly, with a summer’s-end review meeting with the Manager of Education and Manager of Play Facilitation. The Education staff will support the interns in reaching their summer employment goals.
For more information about the Museum, please visit our website at kcmgc.org.