Summer Education Internship

Summary and Explanation

Total Arts Day Camp (TADC) and Kids Art Summer Camp (KASC) are the longest-running education programs at the Rochester Art Center (RAC), providing students in grades 1-12 (TADC) and ages 4-6 (KASC) with a unique contemporary art experience that is designed to simulate a working artists’ studio. Students work individually and collaboratively to create both traditional and experimental artwork, exploring concepts in a wide variety of media. TADC & KASC 2018 are S.T.E.A.M. focused; using imaginative activities and creative explorations, students will learn how genomics affects every aspect of our social world. Structured to age appropriate grade levels, RAC’s classroom will transform into a learning lab for the artistic processes that help students grasp genomic concepts such as DNA extraction and isolation, eye color and polygenic inheritance, ABO blood-typing, and forensic analyses with a variety of tools including 3D printers.

Our Education Internship program is designed to provide practical art center experience through close work with arts educators and art center staff. The majority of the Education Interns’ time will be spent with students and the Teaching Artist in the classroom setting. This is a seasonal position, effective from June 18th – August 11th.

June 18 – August 10: 8:30 AM – 3:30 PM | Monday through Friday
July 14th, August 11th: 10AM – 5PM | Saturdays
May be required to work outside of regularly scheduled hours, or days, based on RAC needs.

Primary Duties

  • Art activity assistant for two Saturday Free Family Days on July 14th & August 11th
  • Sole classroom assistant for the duration of TADC and KASC

Additional Duties

  • Assist Education & Curatorial Departments in other programming duties as assigned, including community outreach, adult programming, and visitor research
  • Ensure a safe work environment by helping Teaching Artists follow safety policies and procedures
  • Assist any and all RAC staff with day-to-day operations including but not limited to: organizational projects, inventory, and general cleaning and tidying of education spaces

Expected Professional Characteristics

  • Respect & Diversity – Demonstrates knowledge of EEO policy, shows respect and sensitivity for cultural differences, promotes a harassment-free environment, embraces differences and utilizes those differences to the company’s benefit.
  • Ethics & Integrity – Treats people with respect, keeps commitments, inspires the trust of others, works with integrity and ethically, upholds organizational values, maintains confidentiality.
  • Professionalism – Approaches others in a tactful manner, reacts well under pressure, treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position, keeps emotions under control, focuses on resolving conflict not blaming, maintains confidentiality, accepts responsibility for own actions, follows through on commitments. Represents a professional image of RAC in conduct and adherence to dress code requirements.
  • Responsibility – Know and adhere to all federal, state, and/or local laws as well as company policies and procedures contained in the manuals, handbooks and training provided by RAC or as otherwise communicated (verbally or in writing) to employees. RAC will conduct a background check on applicants.
  • Resourcefulness – Understands how to get results and where to find answers to problems.
  • Adaptability – Adapts to changes in the work environment, manages competing demands, changes approach or method to best fit the situation, able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events.
  • Attendance/Punctuality – Is consistently at work and on time, ensures work responsibilities are covered when absent.

Desired Professional Skills

  • Language Skills – Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, MSDS sheets, basic maintenance instructions, and procedural manuals. Ability to understand and communicate with supervisor and tenants.
  • Reasoning Ability – Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.
  • Computer Skills – Experience with 3D printer software and 3D printers, ability to efficiently use and navigate on the internet, use MS Office and use web based timekeeping software.
  • Physical Demands – While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required:
    • Constantly (66-100% of the time) – to be on feet, stand, walk; climb stairs; bend, stoop, crawl, crouch, squat, kneel; use hands and fingers to grasp, grip, turn and feel; reach above shoulders, push, pull, lift and carry; and talk and hear or effectively and safely communicate. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. Employee must be able to visually determine the difference between clean and unclean. Lift up to 10 pounds.
    • Occasionally (1-33% of the time) – lift and/or move 10 – 25 pounds; climb ladders and balance; lift and/or move more than 25 pounds, although usually with the assistance of another employee and/or equipment.

Education Intern – Summer 2018

Salary: $1,500 stipend, split into three payments of $500 to be paid on June 29th, July 13th, and August 11th


  • June 18 – August 10: 8:30 AM – 3:30 PM | Monday through Friday
  • July 14th, August 11th: 10AM – 5PM | Saturdays
  • One 2-day training (either in-person or electronically) prior to start, at a date and time arranged through conversation with RAC
  • May be required to work outside of regularly scheduled hours, or days, based on RAC needs.


  • Bachelor’s degree (completed or in progress) in Art History, Studio Art, or Art Education, or three years relevant experience, or a combination of education and experience
  • Experience working with children

Submit CV, cover letter, and three (3) professional references to Abigail Gilmore at by April 15th at midnight.