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Summer Arts and Learning Academy Teaching Artist Intern

Internship Responsibilities

Young Audiences is seeking enthusiastic applicants with experience in arts education to serve as a teaching artist intern for its Summer Arts and Learning Academy operated in partnership with Baltimore City Public Schools. This internship is a key component of the success of the academy, and teaching artist interns will have the opportunity to work alongside some of our state’s most experienced and accomplished professional teaching artists. Interns will be paired with a teaching artist for the entirety of the program and will work closely with them to plan and implement lessons in their given art form. Interns will assist with set-up and breakdown, assist students in learning through the art form, assist with attendance and record keeping, and assist with the coordination of student showcases and performances/exhibitions throughout the city. During academic class periods, teaching artist interns will be working alongside both their teaching artist and a classroom teacher to support arts integrated learning in math and literacy. Interns will also accompany students, teaching artists and staff on field trips throughout the program. Through these activities, interns will gain knowledge and experience in the career of teaching artistry as well as operating a summer learning site.

Baltimore City Schools Summer Arts and Learning Academies, operated by Young Audiences Arts for Learning Maryland (YA), will be an action-packed, full-day, five-week program that introduces students to a wide variety of art forms – from illustration, to spoken word, to percussion, to drama and dance—and gives students a chance to work alongside students from across the city and be taught by professional artists. Daily literacy and math classes will be co-taught by a teacher and professional teaching artist allowing students to experience reading, writing and math like never before…through the arts! Students will have the opportunity to imagine, create, and express who they are through the arts and try on art forms they never imagined. Students will travel to different arts destinations across the city, and their work will be celebrated through a student showcase on the final day of the program. YA will host four Summer Arts and Learning Academies throughout the City, locations TBD. Each site is expected to accommodate 10 classrooms with 25 students in each for a total of 250 students per site.

 Orientation and Initial Planning/cookout - April 2017, exact date TBD (2 hours)
 Training and Professional Development Week: One week prior to the start of the program, all staff,
teachers, teaching artists and inters will gather for 5 full days of planning and professional development.
This PD week will begin sometime during the week of June 26 with final dates expected to be confirmed
in March.
 Summer Arts and Learning Academy Program Dates: The exact dates of the program will not be finalized
until early March. The program will begin on either July 5th or July 10th and end on August 11. If the
program begins on July 5th, the PD week listed above will run from June 26-June 30. If the program starts
on July 10, the PD week will take place June 29-30 and July 5-7. Intern hours on site are 8:30-3:30 daily.
 Summer internships are unpaid opportunities for students or recent graduates to gain hands on experience
working in a classroom with students and the best teaching artists in the state. College credit if desired
can be arranged (must be worked out in advance with applicants’ college).

 Support Assigned Teaching Artist/Teacher Team in all Aspects of classroom instruction daily for Crew,
Arts Integrated Math and Literacy instruction.
 Serve as a mentor and role model to participating students.
 Support Site staff and Playworks coaches in daily lunch and Playworks periods.
 Prepare classroom with direction from the teaching artist
 Prepare art supplies
 Provide One on One support for students in daily arts classes (Arts Majors or Arts Exploration depending
on the grade level.
 Participate in planning and project development for arts majors and arts exploration classes and when
appropriate assist in developing work for showcasing at Artscape and the final culminating event.
 When needed, help with delivering art content to students under the supervision of the teaching artist.
 Participate in during-school and out-of-school collaborative lesson planning.
 Take daily attendance and ensure it gets to the site office for recording.
 Ensure that all assessment materials and scores are collected from all students and properly recorded for
the entire class. This includes pre and post surveys, math assessment scores and Dibels/writing
assesment scores.
 Create showcases of student work inside and outside of the classroom utilizing bulletin boards and walls
 Accompany students on field trips including to Artscape and others.

Skill Set Required

 Passion for the arts is a must!
 Some experience and passion for working with students.
 Interns will need to provide their own transportation to and from the school site.
 All interns will complete an on-boarding questionnaire with their supervisor to identify the specific goals the intern has and what specifically they would like to learn/experience during the internship.

Internship Location

Baltimore, MD


Semester: Summer (Jun - Aug)
Hours per week: 20 or more hours
Workdays: 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM Daily
Pay: No

Application Requirements

Application Deadline: May 31, 2017
Required Documentation: Resume, Cover Letter
Application Instructions TO APPLY:
Email cover letter (including a detailed description of your availability and any conflicts you may have, and
information on your artistic discipline) and resume to Sarah Tilton (, (410-837-7577) as soon
as possible. Positions will be filled quickly.


2600 N. Howard Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21218

About Young Audiences of Maryland

Young Audiences/Arts for Learning, founded in Baltimore in 1950, is the country’s foremost arts-in-education non-profit organization. The Maryland chapter of Young Audiences (YAMD) provides over 4,000 arts education opportunities for nearly 200,000 students, artists, and educators throughout the state each year.  The staff, board, and teaching artists of YAMD work tirelessly to generate opportunities for all students to imagine, create and realize their full potential through the arts.