Education Intern (College-level)

Job Type: Temporary/Paid (8 weeks); 15 hours/week
Job Schedule: June 17 - August 9
Job Location: Home & Studio (Oak Park)
Salary: $16.50/hour (Max. of 120 hours)
Supervisor’s Title: Education Manager

Work Summary:

The Education Intern will be working closely with the Trust’s education department. This position’s responsibilities will include, but are not limited to: giving tours to K-12 audiences, assisting with our Summer Camp programming, creating your own unique project with education staff’s assistance, and helping with various day-to-day tasks of the education department.


  1. Assist with our summer camp program, In Wright’s Studio
    1. Includes being able to attend two weeks of programming: July 15-19 ; July 29-August 2 i. Camp is held between 8:30am-11:30am M-F at the Home and Studio
    2. Includes assisting with camp content creation, set up and tear down, and teaching duties during the events
  2. Create your own unique project or presentation.
    1. Utilizing the materials and resources provided by the Trust, you’ll have the opportunity to create a unique project (e.g. tour, research paper, lesson plan, artwork, etc.) during your time here at the Trust.
  3. Learn our standard K-12 interpretive tour of the Home and Studio to assist with potential tours
  4. Work with staff on ongoing education projects for the future
    1. Assist with content creation and research for upcoming events
    2. Work on cataloging and organizing the office and previous projects
  5. Perform other duties as assigned


  • Current undergraduate working on a degree in Art History, Fine Arts, Museum Studies, or Education (General or Arts)
  • Experience working with K-8 audiences is highly recommended
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience working closely with a diverse public
  • Must have superb organization skills and be able to self-manage and collaborate
  • Knowledge of InDesign or Adobe Suite is preferred


Position requires frequent and regular computer and phone use as well as travel to off-site locations. Workplace is a smoke- and drug-free environment. Equal opportunity employer.

Health and Safety Requirements/Instructions:

Employees advised on OSHA standards through required signage and administrative updates compliant with federal and state law.


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified.