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ARCK Arts Education Internship

Position: Education Internship

Mission: ARCK provides arts-integrated education to ignite creativity, build self-awareness, and empower students to realize their full potential.

About the Organization: ARCK is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that believes students must feel safe, seen, and heard in order to engage in learning. We design and deliver project-based, arts-integrated programs to under-resourced K-8th grade Boston Public School students. Our Arts With Impact framework plays a vital role in shifting the educational paradigm to prioritize creative thinking, social-emotional well-being, academic growth, and social justice. Since 2012, ARCK has engaged close to 5,000 students across 10 schools providing vital art programs that help students feel safe, seen, and heard.

Internship Description:
ARCK provides individuals passionate about arts education and nonprofit work with practical, hands-on experience in many facets of nonprofit administration and creative education curriculum development. The Education Intern will work closely with our Education team(s) to support ARCK’s creative programs. Duties in this internship may include materials and inventory management, curriculum development, assistant teaching, or other projects as needed as assigned by our Lead Teacher or Director of Creative Programs. 
Qualifications:
  • Current undergraduate or graduate student, or recent graduate
  • Strong written communication skills
  • Experience with Microsoft Office, Google Suite, is and Social Media required; experience with Graphic Design tools a plus
  • Team player; willing to pick up tasks as needed, meet deadlines, and show independence and initiative in completing projects and tasks
  • Ability to work remotely, with access to a computer and camera for video conferencing
  • Ability to work in person in our office (Downtown Crossing) and support classrooms (within Boston Public Schools)
  • Passionate about ARCK’s mission, and have an interest in education, the arts, and the nonprofit sector
  • Boston Public School graduates, bilingual English/Spanish, and/or BIPOC educators and artists strongly encouraged to apply

Commitment and Compensation:
  • 12-15  hours per week starting in September and ending in December; flexible around work/class schedules (potential for a whole school year if scheduling and interest allow)
  • In person predominantly. Some tasks (research, lesson planning, communications, etc.) can be executed remotely
  • Regular attendance at weekly meetings (Mondays between 1pm - 3pm) strongly preferable 
  • Academic credit available
  • Intern compensation is $15 per hour with a maximum of 15 hours a week. Interns will track their hours via timesheet provided by ARCK; timesheets will be approved by supervisor at the end of each two week pay period

How to Apply:
Please submit a cover letter to joinourteam@arckboston.org describing your interest in ARCK and arts education and what you hope to learn during this internship. Resumes will be reviewed and accepted, but are not required. Include the name of the position for which you are applying in the email subject line. No phone calls or office visits, please.

ARCK is an equal opportunity employer. We are also committed to being an organization that is representative of the communities we serve, and that fosters an inclusive environment for all employees and volunteers.