Education Internship

Education Internships

Title: Education Program Intern

Highpoint Center for Printmaking is dedicated to advancing the art of printmaking. Its goals are to provide educational programs, community access, and collaborative publishing opportunities to engage the public and increase the appreciation and understanding of the printmaking arts.

Highpoint provides:

  • An Artist Cooperative which provides access for local artists to create and show their work in a supportive workshop environment.
  • Educational Programming & Community Programs for all ages and backgrounds in printmaking.
  • A Visiting Artists Program—local, national and international in scope—through which invited artists create original prints under the guidance and support of a Master Printer.
  • A Gallery that enables visitors to view exhibitions of local, national, and international prints. Most work is offered for sale to the public.

Internship Description

The Education Program Intern(s) will work with the Education and Community Programs Manager to prepare and present printmaking classes to school age visitors and the community.

Intern(s) will be responsible for:

  • The day-to-day preparation for classes at HP
  • The instruction of classes at HP, primarily with students ages 8–18
  • The safe use of the shop, materials, and equipment during classes
  • Stocking supplies, creating art examples and researching special projects
  • Helping promote printmaking to young people, schools, and community members
  • Other projects as needed

Intern Requirements:

Interns do not need to be currently enrolled in college to apply. Interns must be able to commit to an average of 12 weeks for 10–15 scheduled daytime hours per week, Monday – Friday. Some Saturday hours may be required for community events. The best intern is not always the person with the most printmaking experience! Some printmaking experience is helpful, but dependability, initiative, attention to detail, and the ability to learn are paramount. The most eligible candidates have experience working with youth and a strong interest in printmaking. Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work well with others are also important.

Internship duration: One-semester minimum (12 weeks).

Application deadlines:

  • For September–December: August 1
  • For January–May: December 1
  • For June–August: May 1

Work Schedule: Daytime hours, 9:00 AM–5:00 PM, Monday through Friday depending on class schedule. Occasional weekend hours may be required for community events.

Compensation: Studio access for qualified interns, discounts on select Highpoint classes, invitations to Highpoint special member events, and a discounted monthly rate for artist cooperative studio access for a full year after completion of internship.

Note: Interns must have reliable transportation.

For more info: If you have questions or would like to schedule a visit please contact Tyler Green, the Education and Community Programs Manager, at 612.871.1326 or email info@highpointprintmaking.org.

To Apply Please Submit:

  • Letter of interest; discussing your prior experience, reasons for applying, and skills that you may bring to this internship.
  • Resume/CV; including your full name, current email address, mailing address and phone number. Please include relevant work experience and related skills (An artist exhibition record is not needed).
  • List of three references; please include name, title, address, email, and daytime telephone.

Applications may be emailed to Tyler Green, Education and Community Programs Manager at info@highpointprintmaking.org, or mailed to Tyler Green at Highpoint, 912 West Lake Street, Minneapolis, MN 55408.

Note: Highpoint hosts both Studio and Education Internships. Please do not apply to both positions for the same term.