School Year 2012-2013
This 9-month internship is to develop, prepare for, and teach educational programs to school groups in grades pre-K through 6. The programs take place primarily at Wave Hill, though some are offsite. Topics and formats range from science and nature lessons, to contemporary art tours and art-making, history walks and interactive plays. All programs are inquiry-based and include hands-on components. The internship runs from mid-September through mid-June. It is three days per week. The days are flexible but Mondays are excluded. The hours are 9am–1pm. This position is a key part of a team of full time educators who develop and co-teach all school and professional programs for Wave Hill. Intensive training is provided, after which the intern is expected to teach classes on his or her own. Ongoing mentoring is also provided. A final project, subject to approval by the Director of Education, is a requirement for successful completion of this internship.
• Desire to work with students
• Interest in, and some knowledge of, plant science, nature and art
• Ability and willingness to prep and clean up after lessons
• Flexible, team player
• Willingness to perform in small theatrical productions
• Outgoing personality
• Currently enrolled in Master’s degree program or recent graduate in related field, including, but not limited to, education, environmental science and museum education
• Experience teaching elementary school-aged children in formal or non-formal setting
This is a 9-month position beginning late-September and ending mid-June. The stipend is $12.50 per hour, for an average of 12 hours per week.
Please send resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please state Kerlin Education Intern in the header.
No calls, please.