Lakeside Marblehead, OH Intern



Department: Programming

Reports To:  Rhein Center Manager and/or Assistant Manager

Salary:  $13 - $17/hour, commensurate with experience                


Position Summary: Located at the C. Kirk Rhein, Jr., Center for the Living Arts, this seasonal position works as part of a team that serves Rhein Center customers/students and supports Teaching Artists and fellow staff.

The Rhein Center Intern assists in the development and implementation of arts classes for all ages across various art mediums. The Intern reports directly to the Rhein Center Manager and is expected to work days, some weekends, and possibly some holidays.

The Rhein Center is open Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day. Hours of operation in the high point of the season (end of June through early August) are primarily Mon., 8:00am to 7:00pm; Tue.-Fri., 8:00am to 4:30pm, and Sat., 9:30am to 1:30pm. Individual weekly hours will range from 30 to 40 hours. Affordable dorm housing in a camp environment may be available. As an Intern, it is understood that your availability to work is determined by your college course schedule.

About Lakeside Chautauqua: Lakeside Chautauqua is a family destination that has pioneered the act of nurturing mind, body and spirit for 150 years. Conveniently located between Toledo and Cleveland on Lake Erie’s south shore, Lakeside offers a robust summer programming season packed with cultural, educational, spiritual and recreational opportunities. Within the one-square-mile community, you’ll find hundreds of unique Victorian cottages, a concert auditorium, arts center, historic waterfront hotel, movie theater, pool, tennis, sailing, shopping, dining and much more. Join our team this year to help Lakeside celebrate its 150th Anniversary. For more information, visit lakesideohio.com/employment.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

Instructional Responsibilities -

  • Develop visual art classes, including lessons plans, materials list and project samples for multiple age groups (from pre-school children to senior citizens) across a variety of media. (Choice of medium based upon Intern’s interests and skills. Note: Rhein Center has a ceramics/pottery studio, stained/fused glass studio, and fiber arts area in addition to foundational two-dimensional media.)
  • Develop additional “living arts” experiential learning opportunities that incorporate STEM and performing arts.
  • Develop classes that utilize excess supplies and materials.
  • Lead/teach at least 3 classes a week.

·         Assist Teaching Artists with their classes as needed.

  • Develop and implement several make-and-take craft projects throughout the season.
  • Oversee several Saturday Open Studio sessions.
  • Coordinate Arts-in-the-Park Easel Art Event during Plein Air Festival and at other possible events.

Operational Responsibilities -

·         Demonstrate strong customer service skills for front desk in-person assistance and phone inquiries; direct students to classes; call wait-listed students.

·         Assist students/customers with class registrations using ACTIVE Net registration software following established procedures and protocols.

·         Under supervision of Manager or Assistant Manager, open/close cash drawer; manage cash transactions.

·         Assist with individual class set-up and tear-down, pulling materials and supplies, and setting up equipment.

·         Assist with facility set-up and tear-down for classes and special events as needed; open and close facility in accordance with procedures including locking tent tables and chairs, covering outdoor sink and trash cans, sweeping away debris and standing water as needed.

·         Assist with transporting supplies and class set-up for any classes held off the Rhein Center grounds.

·         Monitor and maintain inventory of art and craft supplies, office supplies, cleaning and facility supplies; alert Manager or Assistant Manager as supplies run low.

·         Keep supplies organized including regularly straightening up and restocking community supplies; refill consumables like glue and paint.

·         Keep building clean to ensure a quality experience, including restrooms and indoor and outdoor class spaces.

·         Assist with trash removal, emptying individual bins and replacing with clean bags as needed; clean bins with hose as necessary; take large bins to roadside following pick-up schedule.

·         Other duties as assigned.


Qualifications: (In addition to any internship requirements prescribed by law or set by your college or university.)

·         Knowledge of and experience with traditional art materials and methods a must.

·         Teaching experience helpful.

·         Aptitude for communicating effectively very helpful.

·         Enthusiasm for teaching children helpful; patience and respect for all ages a must.

·         Computer competence preferred; ability to learn registration software quickly a must.

·         Ability to work for long hours in all weather conditions – hot and humid to cool and damp – a must.

·         Ability to learn and adapt to changing and challenging situations a must.


How to Apply: Please submit resume, cover letter, professional references and artwork samples (if applicable) along with your application. Be sure to indicate if you are seeking an internship opportunity.


Lakeside Chautauqua is an equal opportunity employer. 


Environment & Physical Demands:

The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


·         Language Skills: Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of employees, residents or guests.


·         Reasoning Ability: Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram or schedule form.


·         Physical Demands: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, reach with hands and arms, stoop, climb or balance. Specific vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus are required. Must be able to lift heavy equipment and material up to 50 pounds with assistance. Must be able to climb ladders. The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


·         Work Environment: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to wet, cold, humid, hot and very hot conditions and will be required to work outdoors. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

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