Art Department Teaching Intern

New Hampshire, United States
Salary Not Specified
May 03, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time

Starting in the 2021-2022 school year, the Art Department is seeking a passionate and enthusiastic full-time Art intern who is interested in being part of a collective of teaching artists and working with highly motivated and gifted high school students in a diverse and residential community.

This position provides aspiring teachers the opportunity to work closely with a mentor and other experienced faculty members across campus. Interns will gain experience teaching and observing classes and offering extra help sessions and supervising the studios. Enthusiasm for working with adolescents both inside and outside of the classroom is essential. Providing extra help, advising, working as dormitory faculty, and assisting with extracurricular activities are integral parts of the job.

Full-time, exempt, one year intern, Academic year (10 months) schedule, including one week prior to the beginning of school.

Applicants should show skill and understanding 2D and 3D mediums and be enthusiastic to work with a variety of different mediums term to term, photography, ceramics, printmaking, 3D and apparel design. Experience and knowledge in the Adobe Suite, and maintenance and understanding of large format printing processes is desirable. Candidates must have a degree in visual arts and seek to be a teaching artist.

In addition, candidates should demonstrate…

  • a working knowledge of studio workspaces and equipment maintenance
  • passionate about mentoring our students, organizing and cleaning studios and is committed to creating safe and welcoming spaces for our art students.
  • inspired by diverse and underrepresented artists
  • a proficiency in basic data management systems and computer applications (e.g., Photoshop, Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Outlook), and be willing and able to learn additional applications as needed

While individual responsibilities will vary, the major job duties of all interns include the following:

  • Teaching: Interns will work with experienced faculty, co-teaching in the fall and working with increasing independence in winter and spring trimesters. Interns will observe and eventually facilitate student-centered discussions around a Harkness table with highly motivated students.
  • Cultural Competency: Interns are expected to demonstrate respect for diversity of identities and experiences, an orientation toward equity and inclusion, and cultural competency in all aspects of Academy life.
  • Residential Life: Interns generally live in campus housing and play a critical role in cultivating Exeter’s community-centered student dormitory life. Interns are generally responsible for one weekend per month and one to three nights of dormitory duty per week, depending on the dormitory size.
  • Extracurricular Activities: Interns are generally expected to participate in the school’s extracurricular activities (e.g. athletics, student clubs, community service, and the arts).
  • Studio Supervision: Supervising Art Studios spaces and proctors during some evening and weekend studio hours and working with Art Faculty in helping maintaining spaces, materials, organization and sanitization between visitors.
Additional Requirements
  1. A Bachelor’s degree or significant coursework in Art or related fields and demonstrated interest in working with adolescents.
  2. Experience or interest in diversity or cultural competency education (conferences, seminars, in-service programs, coursework, independent study).
  3. Proof of authority to work in the United Stated, full time.
  4. Successful completion of a criminal background check.
  5. Clean Driving record.