Kerlin Education Intern

Wave Hill


Organization Description: 
A spectacular 28-acre public garden and cultural center overlooking the Hudson River and Palisades in the Bronx, Wave Hill’s vibrant landscape has been called “one of the greatest living works of art.” Open year-round, Wave Hill celebrates the artistry and legacy of its gardens and landscapes, to preserve its magnificent views, and to explore human connections to the natural world.

Position Description:
The Kerlin Internship provides emerging professionals with in-depth training and experience as educators in an outdoor, non-traditional setting. The intern works collaboratively with education staff to plan and deliver hands-on programs that inspire students to make curricular connections through active engagement with the natural world. With training in Wave Hill curriculum and inquiry-based teaching methods, the Kerlin Intern will progress from co-teaching programs alongside an educator to leading programs independently. 

Schedule and Salary 

This is a semester-long, 12-week position. The fall semester internship begins in September and ends in November. The spring semester internship begins in March and ends in May. The rate of pay is $15 per hour for approximately 12 hours a week. The schedule is from 9:00am to 1:00pm three weekdays per week. 

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Interested candidates should email a cover letter and resume to education@wavehill.org. Please include Kerlin Education Intern in the subject line. 

No phone calls please 
education@wavehill.org

Job Requirements & Responsibilities:
Intern responsibilities include: 

Co-teaching and leading guided virtual and on-site programs ranging from 45 minutes to 2 hours long for pre-k to high school groups from NYC and surrounding areas. 
Researching and mastering lesson content for pre-k to high school audiences. Topics include ecology of local plant and animal species, the geological and sociological history of Wave Hill, as well as relevant community science and art projects. 
Preparing for programs by thoroughly reading lesson plans, packing educator backpacks with class specific materials, and setting up and breaking down classroom spaces. 
Greeting teachers at the front gate prior to the start of their program and working with teachers to tailor programs to the needs of their classes. 
Managing teaching materials such as bio facts, art supplies, clipboards, pencils, iPads etc. 
Engaging in team meetings as well as peer review and feedback sessions with other members of the education department. 
Conducting programmatic and audience research for the department as needed.

Candidate Qualifications:
Qualifications 

Demonstrable interest in life science, nature, and/or art 
Clear, effective communication skills 
Flexible, team player 
B.S/B.A. in relevant field (education, science, art etc.) preferred 
Experience teaching children in a non-formal setting including virtual learning preferred 
Fluency in Spanish is a plus

Position Type:
Paid Internship

Union Status:
Non-Union

FLSA Status:
Non-Exempt

Salary or Compensation:
$15/hr

Organization or Project Website:
https://www.wavehill.org/jobs-internships/kerlin-education-intern-1

Application Info:
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Interested candidates should email a cover letter and resume to education@wavehill.org. Please include Kerlin Education Intern in the subject line. 

No phone calls please 
education@wavehill.org