Classroom & Ceramics Summer Art Internships
Summer art interns are an important part of the Ah Haa team and gain hands-on experience assisting with our kids summer art programs and special events. Interns have direct contact with students and instructors over a ten-week period, from June 10 through August 19, helping with classes such as ceramics, painting, drawing and mixed media. Candidates in the art internship program gain valuable experience in art education, fundraising, and nonprofit operations. Outside of work hours, interns have the opportunity to pursue their own personal study in art, with 24-hour access to Ah Haa’s studios.
All art interns are expected to arrive on June 7th in preparation for orientation on June 8th, and stay for the entire ten- week session. Work begins on Monday, June 11 and continues Mondays through Fridays until Friday, August 17. Interns receive two days of vacation during this time. All interns should plan to help the week of the Ah Haa School’s Benefit Art Auction on July 20. Interns are expected to work full-time, averaging 40 hours per week.
DEADLINE TO APPLY: MARCH 5, 2018
Specifics on the Art Internship:
Classroom Interns’ specific tasks include: teaching assistance, set up/break down of classes, fundraising & marketing, facility maintenance, and assist elsewhere as requested.
Photography & Video Interns’ specific tasks include: photographing & videoing Ah Haa classes & events, editing photos & videos, set up/break down of classes, facility maintenance, teaching assistance, fundraising & marketing, and assist elsewhere as requested. You must have your own Digital SLR camera and be proficient with Adobe editing software and video editing software.
Ceramics Intern’s specific tasks include: teaching assistance, ceramic studio maintenance (including cleaning & organizing), kiln firing, clear glazing of kids’ projects, sieving glazes, wedging and recycling clay, shipping finished pieces to out-of-town students, and other miscellaneous clayroom projects. He/she will also help with fundraising & marketing, and assist elsewhere as requested. Ceramics experience is required.
Art Internship Positions: Five Classroom Interns, One Ceramics Intern & One Photo/Video Intern (All classroom interns will occasionally assist with ceramics.)
All art internship candidates should have a love of the arts and enjoy working with children, as well as be enthusiastic team players and have a sunny attitude. Enthusiasm and a sunny attitude are a must! Art Education students are strongly encouraged to apply. Studio time will be available to all interns who wish to work on their own art.
Art Internship Benefits
- Immersion in the environment of a professional art school
- Local dorm-style housing provided with a $500 end-of-season stipend
- Opportunities to take Ah Haa classes free of charge
- Increased understanding of how a non-profit organization runs
- Hands-on classroom experience
- A summer in beautiful Telluride!
SEE WHAT THE AH HAA INTERNS HAVE BEEN UP TO (VIEW THE ENTIRE INTERN PHOTO GALLERY):