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Community Collaboration Intern (TAI Teaching Artist) | Penland School of Crafts (Penland, NC)

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, working with over 400 students over the course of the semester. The Teaching Artist internship position runs from August 15th to December 20th. The position is full time (minimum of 35 hours/week). For full description, please visit http://penland.org/about/jobs-internships/.

A Penland internship 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. A small stipend of $500 for work is included. All housing and meals will be provided at no charge to the intern for the duration of the internship period with a $75 stipend for each week of the internship when the Pines dining hall is closed. Informal studio space in Ridgeway classroom will be available during non-teaching/program hours. Penland will work with applicants seeking educational credit for the internship. Details can be discussed in the interview process.

Penland School of Crafts believes that diversity and inclusion are essential to fulfilling its mission. We want to inspire and nurture the human spirit, and we value the perspectives and contributions of all people. We want the Penland experience to include varied ideas, world views, and personal characteristics. Penland is committed to being a community that welcomes and respects everyone regardless of age, ability, ethnicity, race, religion, philosophical or political beliefs, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, nationality, geographic origin, and socioeconomic status. We are committed to providing an environment free of discrimination.

The internship will remain open until filled, however the initial review of applications will consist of applications received by June 1, 2018. Send resume and cover letter addressing relevant experience and interest in the internship, personal contact information and email contact information for at least 3 references to Stacey Lane, Penland School of Crafts, PO Box 37 Penland, NC 28765 or staceylane@penland.org