10-15 hours a week
General schedule: Meet with the interns three times a week and weekly staff meeting, monthly events, and field trips.
Reports to: executive director
General Summary: The mission of ArtWorks for Milwaukee is inspiring local teens to create positive change in their lives and in our community through arts internships which develop life and career skills. Given the number of applications ArtWorks receives for its internships, we have expanded our programming so that we can serve more of these teens. We seek a lead artist educator to work with our Tier 3 interns in this expanded program model.
Scope of the Position: This grant-funded position will facilitate the ArtWorks’ Tier 3 Internship. The lead artist educator will implement the curriculum which introduces the interns to entrepreneurship through the arts. The program includes mentoring youth in art production, marketing and sales through social media, a physical store and store website as well as other sales opportunities. The lead educator will also help the interns develop 21st century skills such as problem solving, collaboration, communication, and professionalism. They will also establish positive relationships with teens, work collaboratively with ArtWorks staff, volunteers, and assist the programming committee in evaluating the program, identifying new opportunities and recommendations for program improvements.
Specific Job Responsibilities:
Facilitating the Program:
●The Tier 3 lead educator must be able to work during after-school hours in the spring and the fall and day-time hours during the summer.
●Lead 5-10 high school students through the entrepreneurship curriculum which provides interns with basic business skills; supervise the interns in creating art with the skills they have learned; help the interns develop transferrable 21st century skills; and meet with interns to evaluate their performance.
●Work with the Artworks’ project coordinator to manage the program logistics and prepare all materials for program sessions including securing or coordinating art supplies, guest speakers, field trips, handouts, snacks, etc.
●Maintain regular and timely communication with ArtWorks while working remotely.
●Report regularly to the executive director and others as needed on the progress of the program.
●Submit any changes to the curriculum to the programming committee for approval.
●Be available to meet with ArtWorks staff as needed.
●Attend monthly program committee meetings and other ArtWorks’ meetings and events as needed.
●Work with executive director and ArtWorks staff/volunteers on program events and/or other opportunities to showcase and sell the artwork the interns have created.
●Other related tasks and projects as assigned by executive director
●Experience working as an entrepreneur, or business start up.
●Experience working with high school students in a school or after-school setting.
●Ability to work with an existing curriculum.
●Experience working in multicultural settings.
●College degree in arts education, business, marketing or equivalent experience in the field.
The lead educator must be willing to undergo a background check and adhere to ArtWorks’ policies.
Please send cover letter and resume via email to Terry Murphy, Executive Director at firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, May 15th, 2016.