Internships

 

 

I learned more than I had ever dreamed I would. It's the ideal place for learning about making art in community. And, yes, the community is great. Sitting and drinking coffee my second morning, I got to...chat about the spiritual significance of ceramics. Where else do you find that?

- Hannah, 2012 Art Studio Management Intern

 

The Grunewald Guild internship offered a packed month of learning and deep-end experience in curating an art exhibit. ...Though [I was] a beginner at most everything I touched, I felt my opinion was valued, heard, and welcomed. ...This exposure was so valuable to me and shaped the contours of meaningful engagement with art in my own faith community on the other side of the country!

- Nathan, 2015 Traveling Exhibit Preparation Intern

 

 

Grünewald Guild Internships

 

All Guild interns work a 40-hour week, with work time divided into three categories:

20 hours/week: specific internship-related tasks and projects, as directed by the internship supervisor(s)

10 hours/week: self-guided professional development, with occasional input from the internship supervisor(s)

10 hours/week: participation in general community chores, as directed by the Guild staff

 

Guild interns receive free room & board for the duration of their internship, one free Guild class, and significantly reduced tuition on any additional classes they choose to take. Unfortunately, at this time we are not able to provide finanical compensation for our interns; however, some previous interns have been able to secure funding through their school’s financial aid office or their home church congregation.

 

Available internships are listed below; please check back regularly as we will update this list as internships are filled or new internships are created. If you are interested in more than one position, please indicate this on your application. 

 

 

Summer 2017

 

The Grünewald Guild’s Summer Program features 32 week-long arts classes, taught by professional artists in the context of our vibrant intentional community in the North Central Cascades. In addition to working on internship projects & professional development, our summer interns play an active role in the life of the community, including participating in ecumenical worship, attending faculty presentations, and assisting with volunteer tasks. Interns receive room and board (dormitory or tent housing) for the duration of their internship, as well as substantially reduced rates on Guild classes.

 

The Guild community is grounded in ecumenical Christian hospitality, and embraces people of all backgrounds and beliefs. Our campus is located in a rural area, and we're passionate about actively recruiting interns who can enrich our community with diverse experiences & outlooks. 

 

An application form is available at the bottom of this page. Summer 2017 applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis beginning March 15, 2017. 

 

 

Art Studio Management (2 positions available)

June 12 – August 14, 2017

Supervisors: Sarah Jane & Ron Cole

 

This is our longest-running internship, and it provides a great opportunity for two up-and-coming art professionals to engage in the vibrant Guild summer community while developing skills for operating an individual, educational, or community art studio. The two Art Studio Management Interns work closely together and with their supervisors

to prepare art studios and supplies for weekly classes during the summer program, and are jointly responsible for:

·      Compiling all class materials prior to the start of programming

·      Delivering class materials to studios at the start of each week

·      Attending faculty meetings and aiding faculty in studio-related tasks

·      Assisting with setup for video screenings and faculty presentations

·      Assisting with loading and firing kilns, and maintaining studio equipment

·      Overseeing maintenance and preparation of studio spaces

 

Art Studio Management Interns will have the opportunity to shadow and interview summer faculty and Guild staff.

 

A successful candidate for this position will have a welcoming attitude and a desire to engage in intentional, creative community. He or she will share tasks and responsibilities well with others, will demonstrate a strong work ethic, and possess independent problem-solving abilities. He or she will have completed at least 90 college credits at the start of the internship, as well as being familiar with a wide range of art media and techniques. Detailed knowledge of studio safety practices and equipment maintenance are useful, but not required.

 

 

Media & Marketing (1 position available)

June 12 – August 14, 2017

Supervisor: Vonda Drees

 

This internship provides a great opportunity for an art or media student to engage in intentional, creative community while developing skills for photography, documentary filmmaking, and/or non-profit media & marketing work. The Media & Marketing Intern assists with documenting the life of the Guild community throughout the summer program. He or she is responsible for:

·      Documenting (via photo and/or video) Guild activities throughout the week

·      Creating & distributing weekly video(s) and/or slideshow(s)

·      Generating regular updates (photos, quotes, etc) for the Guild's social media

·      Providing occasional media assistance for worship/classes/presentations

 

The Media & Marketing Intern will have the opportunity to shadow and interview summer faculty and Guild staff.

 

A successful candidate for this position will possess a welcoming attitude and a desire to engage in intentional, creative community. He or she will be open to the experiences & beliefs of others, will demonstrate a strong work ethic, and possess independent problem-solving abilities. He or she will have completed at least 90 college credits at the start of the internship and will demonstrate a strong media portfolio. Experience with social media marketing or interview techniques are useful, but not required.

 

 

Community & Hospitality (1 position available)

June 12 – August 14, 2017

Supervisor: Jim Drees

 

This internship provides a great opportunity for a student of any major to engage in intentional, creative community while developing skills in leading volunteer-based opportunities and/or engaging in non-profit community work. The Community & Hospitality Intern partners with the supervisor in the logistics of staffing and hosting guests with the overall goal of creating a welcoming environment at the Guild. He or she is responsible for:

 

·      Conducting weekly training & orientation for new volunteers

·      Greeting arriving guests on Monday afternoons

·      Leading a weekly campus tour for guests

·      Organizing a weekly service opportunity for the whole community

·      Creating unique, thoughtful ways to appreciate departing volunteers

·      Assisting with preparing guest housing and other spaces

 

The Community & Hospitality Intern will have the opportunity to shadow and interview summer faculty and Guild staff.

 

A successful candidate for this position will possess a welcoming attitude, an attention to detail, and a desire to engage in intentional, creative community.  He or she will share tasks and responsibilities well with others, will demonstrate a strong work ethic, and possess independent problem-solving abilities. He or she will have completed at least 90 college credits at the start of the internship, and be open to engaging in ecumenical Christian community. An interest in creative expression (visual art, music, dance, creative writing, etc.) and/or experience working in the service industry is useful, but not required.

 

 

Food Service Intern (1 position available)

June 12 – August 14, 2017

Supervisor: Scott Sinclair

 

Throughout our 8-week summer program, the Grünewald Guild’s commercial kitchen serves three buffet-style meals each day. We seek to offer a wide variety of delicious, nutritionally-balanced meals to our guests, and we accommodate many different dietary needs and restrictions.

 

This new internship provides an opportunity for hands-on experience preparing menus and meals for a diverse range of dietary needs in a commercial kitchen environment.  The Food Service Intern works closely with the Kitchen Manager to provide buffet-style meals for an average of 35 people. The intern will have the opportunity to learn knife skills, inventory management of ingredients, dietary substitutions, time management and preparation techniques in a fast-paced and fun kitchen environment. The Kitchen Intern will assist with:

 

  • Cleanliness standard checks on the kitchen and dining area
  • Maintaining food safety practices throughout the kitchen
  • Preparing and serving select lunches and dinners
  • Maintaining a rolling inventory of ingredients
  • Communicating with guests about special dietary needs
  • Developing new menus and dishes
  • Coordinating dish crews and other kitchen workers

 

A successful candidate for this position will demonstrate a love of food and service towards others, good communication and time management skills, and the physical ability to perform moderately strenuous activity in a warm kitchen environment. Prior cooking or food service experience is useful, but not required. Please note that this position is different from other Guild internships in that no formal education is necessary beyond a high school diploma or GED.  

 

An application form is available at the bottom of this page. Summer 2017 applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis beginning March 15, 2017. 

 

 

Summer 2017 Farming Internships through Hope Mountain Farm (multiple positions available)

 

We're thrilled about this new collaboration with our neighbors! Interns have a chance to stay at the Guild and be a part of our vibrant summer community, while learning skills for organic farming and gardening at nearby Hope Mountain Farm. Head over to their website to learn more or apply for this fun opportunity. 

 

 

 

Fall 2017 -  Spring 2018

The Grünewald Guild's flexible community & variable programming from September - May allows for greater freedom in designing & scheduling internships. We do occasionally create additional internships during this season; if you are interested in pursuing a project that’s not currently listed, please contact us to discuss this possibility.

 

 

Art Programming (1 position available)

September 18 – November 6, 2017.

Supervisor: Sarah Jane

 

Over the course of each year, the Grünewald Guild offers more than 40 different art classes taught by world-class faculty from across the nation.

 

This internship provides a hands-on opportunity for an up-and-coming art professional to participate in the process of designing, planning, and marketing the Guild’s 2018 program offerings. The Art Programming Intern partners closely with the Art Program Manager and other Guild staff on all aspects of program planning, including:

 

  • Reviewing past data, including enrollment numbers and guest evaluations
  • Coordinating with the Directors to determine any program changes
  • Communicating with faculty to schedule classes for the coming year
  • Writing class descriptions
  • Creating supply lists and establishing materials fees
  • Working with the graphic design team to prepare print marketing materials
  • Uploading program materials to the Guild website

 

The Art Programming Intern will have the opportunity to shadow and interview Guild artists and staff.  

 

 

A successful candidate for this position will have strong administrative and organizational skills, a desire to engage in intentional, creative community, and a passion for connecting art and faith. He or she will communicate well with others, will demonstrate strong time-management skills, and possess independent problem-solving abilities. He or she will have completed at least 90 college credits at the start of the internship. Experience with arts administration or non-profit program development are useful, but not required.

 

An application form is available at the bottom of this page. Art Programming Internship applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis beginning May 15, 2017. 

 

 

Traveling Exhibit Preparation (1 position available)

March 1 - April 30, 2018.

Supervisor: Sarah Jane

 

Since its inception in 2012, the Grünewald Guild’s annual Traveling Art Exhibit has provided regional churches with a curated exhibit of high-quality original artwork, complete with  publicity and programming materials.

 

This internship provides a hands-on opportunity for an up-and-coming art professional to participate in the process of curating and planning a regional traveling art exhibit, with a specific emphasis on connecting artwork with the faith practices of church congregations. The Exhibit Preparation Intern partners closely with the Art Program Coordinator on all aspects of designing the exhibit, including:

 

·      Requesting and processing feedback from previous host churches

·      Selecting, assembling, and documenting artwork for the exhibit

·      Designing publicity materials & press releases

·      Assembling accompanying materials & activities for the exhibit

·      Assembling packing crates & materials

·      Reaching out to churches to begin scheduling exhibit dates

 

The Exhibit Preparation Intern will have the opportunity to shadow and interview Guild artists and staff.  

 

A successful candidate for this position will have strong administrative and organizational skills, a desire to engage in intentional, creative community, and a passion for connecting art and faith. He or she will share tasks and responsibilities well with others, will demonstrate strong time-management skills, and possess independent problem-solving abilities. He or she will have completed at least 90 college credits at the start of the internship. Experience with art gallery practices, graphic design, and/or church program development are useful, but not required.

 

An application form is available at the bottom of this page. Traveling Exhibit Preparation Internship applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis beginning November 15, 2017. 

 

Please contact sarahjane[at]grunewaldguild[com] with questions about internship opportunities.