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Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Call for Applicants: Penland Community Collaboration Intern (Teaching Artist Initiative)

Call for Applicants:  Community Collaboration Intern (Teaching Artist Initiative)

Penland School of Crafts is seeking an intern to work with our Teaching Artist in the Schools during spring 2016. A full description of the internship is available here.   Applications will be reviewed starting December 8, 2015.
The Teaching Artist internship position begins in early March and ends in late May, 2016 (specific dates are negotiable). The position is full time (minimum of 35 hours/week). The internship is unpaid, but offers a unique opportunity to live and work in a dynamic, creative educational community and work with accomplished professionals in a mutual-learning and knowledge-sharing environment. All housing and meals will be provided at no charge to the intern for the duration of the internship period. During periods when Penland’s dining hall is closed, the intern will receive a $75/week food stipend. Class and studio access is not provided, but informal studio space will be available in the Ridgeway Building classroom when not in use.  Penland will work with applicants seeking educational credit for the internship. Details can be discussed in the interview process.

Summary:  This position provides close exposure to the skills and teaching philosophy employed by Penland’s Teaching Artist Initiative. This is an assistance position. Work includes materials preparation, classroom setup and maintenance, teaching assistance, and administrative support. Program activities take place in Penland’s teaching studio at Ridgeway and in three partner schools. Hands-on activities include a variety of bookmaking and painting processes. The intern will work with over 500 students over the course of the semester.

Penland School of Crafts is a national center for craft education dedicated to helping people live creative lives. Located in North Carolina's Blue Ridge Mountains, Penland offers workshops, artist residencies, a gallery, and community collaboration programs. Penland School is a nonprofit, tax-exempt institution that receives support for its programs from the North Carolina Arts Council, an agency funded by the State of North Carolina and the National Endowment for the Arts, which believes that a great nation deserves great art.