Studio Instructors and Interns



The Saugatuck Center for the Arts (SCA) is a non-profit art and cultural organization serving West Michigan’s lakeshore community. We offer year-round live performances, classes, and workshops for adults and children, outreach programs, festivals, exhibitions, a Farmer’s Market, and professional theatre in the summer through Mason Street Warehouse (MSW), an Equity theatre company.


Inspired by the lush lakeshore environment that surrounds the Art Center, all our classes include hands-on, S.T.E.A.M focused art making, outdoor kinesthetic activities, and healthy snacks to keep the mind, body and spirit active and creative. Sessions provide guided exploration in a wide variety of creative arts.

The SCA (Education team) is seeking:
• Summer Camp Studio Instructors (3-4)
• Summer Camp Studio Intern (1-2)

Note: Studio Instructors can also teach in our Growing Young Artist outreach program. See other education listing for details.


Education interns, assistants and instructors will work closely with the Education & Exhibition Manager to promote accessible, creative, healthy learning:

  • Teaching kids and family classes (starting at 12 months!)
  • Camps typically run 9 am – 11 am or 9 am – 1 pm. Offerings range from 1-day courses to 3-5 days, to weeklong camps.
  • Camps are hosted both on-site at the SCA and off-site (field trips).
  • We have several community outreach opportunities and collaborate with working professionals.

Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Take direction, work unsupervised, and take initiative
  • Work both independently and collaboratively
  • Flourish in a team-teaching environment
  • Organize and handle multiple tasks at once
  • Show exemplary interpersonal skills
  • Feel comfortable conducting kinesthetic activities (yoga and mindfulness)
  • Be deadline and detail oriented
  • Prepare program materials and order supplies, including snacks
  • Assist with parent communications
  • Travel to surrounding schools to implement programming
  • Preserve and strengthen relationships with partnering schools’ organizations and visiting artists
  • Think creatively and resourcefully and share ideas
  • Facilitate site preparation including preparing and organizing supplies, setting and cleaning up classroom

What you will gain:

  • Valuable classroom teaching experience with a range of ages and skill levels
  • Experience researching, developing and implementing thoughtful curriculum
  • Experience writing lesson plans
  • Connection to local creatives and educators
  • Experience working alongside professional artists
  • Solid communications and nonprofit administration experience
  • The opportunity to interact with other professionals in the business, community, academic and nonprofit sectors
  • A great professional recommendation for your valuable work
  • Knowledge that you are making a difference in your community and the lives of children!


  • Completed at least 2-3 years at a university or college or has at least 5 years of experience
  • Has experience working with children (12 months +)
  • Preferred majors include: Education, Art Education, Early Childhood, Art History, Fine Arts

INTERNSHIP SUPERVISOR: Whitney Valentine, SCA Education & Exhibition Manager

COMMITMENT: 8 – 26 hours a week (depending on position)

COMPENSATION: A project stipend is paid at the completion of the internship.

Education credit from a University or College is also available. It is the student’s responsibility to arrange for college credit at his/her school. We are happy to assist by completing requested evaluations, reports, or other documentation.

TO APPLY: Send resume, cover letter and (4) examples of your personal artwork or (1) lesson you have written to [email protected].  All pieces are mandatory to be considered for an interview.

DEADLINE: Submissions will be accepted until February 23rd

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