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Arts Internship Coordinator – ArtWorks for Milwaukee – Milwaukee, WI

ArtWorks for Milwaukee

$15.50 an hour
Internship, Commission
Job Description

Program Summary
Working in a small team of 3-7 teens, interns working for a full year, 7-10 hours a week. Under the internship coordinator’s guidance, the teens develop their entrepreneurial skills through a combination of instruction, informal presentations by volunteer experts, and hands-on work. Interns focus on several entrepreneurial qualities in this advanced internship, including perseverance, self-confidence, initiative, tolerance for ambiguity, goal setting, and communication.

Position Summary

ArtWorks for Milwaukee is seeking an arts internship coordinator to lead the organization’s Tier 3 interns in a series of entrepreneurial learning experiences, commission projects, and mentoring opportunities. The ideal candidate would have skills in hands-on visual arts, workshop facilitation, customer service, and business. The candidate does not need to have in-depth entrepreneurial knowledge, but must be able to utilize ArtWorks’ network of volunteers as subject-matter experts to educate students. For three to five hours per week, the internship coordinator will provide support to the program manager in coordinating programmatic logistics and administration.


Duties & Responsibilities
Lesson Planning (30% of time)

  • Create weekly lesson plans using pre-designed ArtWorks curriculum
  • Apply and grow knowledge of entrepreneurship, business, and nonprofit management
  • Maintain consistent focus on 21st century skills in lesson design

Teaching & Faciliation (40% of time)

  • Implement ArtWorks’ curriculum and make modifications where necessary during programming
  • Support social emotional learning (SEL) through arts and workforce readiness instruction
  • Supervise participants, managing behaviors with empathy and support
  • Monitor intern attendance and puctuality at all sessions
  • Act as a positive role model and mentor to all participants
  • Provide group and one-on-one instruction
  • Establish a safe learning and social environment for all students and site staff
  • Create weekly social media and marketing content with interns
  • Guide students through projects while also allowing independent decision-making

Program Quality – Admin/Coordination (30% of time)

  • Model the 21st century skills fundamental to ArtWorks’ skill-building model
  • Ensure interns record their hours with timekeeping software
  • Represent ArtWorks at community events
  • Document successes and challenges after each session for program staff’s review
  • Provide feedback and evaluations to interns to maximize individual success
  • Participate in weekly staff and program meetings
  • Other tasks and projects as assigned by the program manager and/or executive director

Required Skills & Qualifications

  • Highly skilled in visual arts media
  • At least one year teaching, facilitating, or mentoring experience in a similar role
  • At least one year working with youth, particularly youth of color
  • Cultural competency to work well with all communities and individuals
  • Communicate effectively with program and site staff
  • Ability to work independently and under minimal supervision
  • Flexibility and multitasking skills
  • Detail-oriented with excellent organizational skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills while working on a team
  • Effective time management
  • High school diploma or equivalent

Preferred Skills & Qualifications

  • Knowledge of social emotional learning (SEL)
  • Experience working with youth who have experienced trauma
  • Experience working with youth with physical, mental, or neurological disabilities
  • Experience creating lesson plans or curricula
  • Business-minded, knowledge of and/or experience with entrepreneurship and business administration
  • Interest in social justice and social change initiatives

Additional Information

Compensation & Schedule

  • Programming runs after school (between 3pm and 7pm) during the school year (September – May). Programming runs during the day (between 10am and 3pm) in the summer months (June – August).
  • Access to reliable transportation is preferred. This position involves occasional errands, off-site program visits, community events, etc.
  • $15.50 per hour
  • Intended start date: May 13, 2019
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