Since its founding in 1978, the Los Angeles Conservancy has been committed to educating the public about Los Angeles County’s history, architecture, and preservation efforts. Education programs teach students and adults to see beyond the traditional concept of “landmarks” in order to understand neighborhoods and buildings in a context that emphasizes the role of history, culture, and community. The Education Intern will primarily work on the Conservancy’s Youth Initiative programs, as well as upcoming efforts related to 1970s architecture. Interns with a strong interest in teaching, education and community engagement are encouraged to apply.
Duties & Responsibilities
· With staff, research and organize a walking tour highlighting historically significant buildings from the 1970s suitable for 3- to 12-grade students groups and/or college students. Adapt materials and lesson plans that accompany the tour for pre- and post-tour learning.
· Assist with the planning and teaching of Adventures in Architecture, a summer youth program co-presented with Heart of Los Angeles (HOLA), as well as additional outreach youth programs.
· Assist in the research, writing, and creation of materials and visual aids to accompany new and existing programs as part of the Youth Initiative.
· Lead or team-teach student walking tours and/or workshops for students, if appropriate.
· Conduct preliminary research, resource gathering, and community networking on behalf of a special fall event in Culver City. Research may focus on neighborhoods and communities, historic buildings and sites, architects, and architectural styles. Research should utilize primary and secondary resources.
· Assist in the staffing of Last Remaining Seats, a three-week series of classic films in historic theaters, by working at several of the seven film screenings held on Wednesday and Saturday evenings in June.
· Assist with the staffing of walking tours or other education programs.
· Miscellaneous research, office, assessment and organizational work as needed.
Supervision, Nature of Training, & Workspace
The Education Specialist and Program Coordinator provide direct supervision of the intern’s work. The intern, as with all members of the education department, answers to the Director of Education.
The intern will work a Monday through Friday work week, with some weekends and after-hour work required, particularly in June. Flexible hours are a must.
The intern will gain experience researching, creating and teaching educational programs for students and adults, staffing educational events that reach audiences through various learning styles, and assessing the effectiveness of programs. In addition to these projects, the Education Intern will participate in many aspects of the Conservancy’s daily operations, including staff, board, and department meetings and planning sessions. The intern will gain experience working with volunteers, will be immersed in a collaborative team environment, and will gain an understanding of how the departments in a nonprofit organization work together to carry out a mission.
A designated desk, work area, computer, and telephone will be reserved for the Education Intern’s use for ten weeks between June and August 2019. The intern will receive a $5,700 stipend.
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