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Position DescriptionTwo Student Artist-in-Residences will support arts-based public programming at Saint-Gaudens National Historical Park (SAGA) in Cornish, NH and Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park (MABI) in Woodstock, VT as independent contractors for the park’s partner organization, the Saint-Gaudens Memorial. Each intern will work at each park unit and will receive time, space, and materials to create an art project with lasting impacts of the visitor experience at one park.
This pilot model for youth internships is aimed at supporting the next generation of creatives while increasing the parks’ capacity for arts programming on-site and in the regional community. The program will allow artists to create original works and develop skills facilitating artistic experiences across mediums in a museum, governmental, and public lands setting.
Duties for each intern during this full-time summer position include:
About the OrganizationsSaint-Gaudens National Historical Park (SAGA) in Cornish, NH preserves the home, studios, gardens, and museum collection of American sculptor Augustus Saint-Gaudens. The park boasts the largest collection of Saint-Gaudens sculpture in the world and is the only unit of the National Park Service dedicated to a sculptor. Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park (MABI) in Woodstock, VT preserves and interprets the story of conservation history and the evolving nature of land stewardship in America. The park’s museum collection includes extensive nineteenth and twentieth century art and artifacts including Hudson River School landscape paintings. A network of gardens, carriage roads, and trails provide opportunities for nature-inspired art activities. The parks operate in partnership with the Saint-Gaudens Memorial to advance programs and educational opportunities that promote public awareness of Augustus Saint-Gaudens, his works, and the arts.
The intern must:
The ideal candidate will be:
LocationBoth park units are situated in the Upper Valley along the border of Vermont and New Hampshire. Cornish, NH is a rural community along the Connecticut River a short distance from Windsor, VT. Woodstock, VT is a historic town with a busy year-round tourism industry. Population centers surrounding the two parks include White River Junction and Springfield in Vermont and Lebanon and Claremont in New Hampshire.
SupportThe Student Artist-in-Residence program in coordinated by the Education Fellow based at SAGA. The assistants will also support the work of SAGA’s sculptor-in-residence and MABI’s artist-in-residence. Rangers at each park will provide day-to-day support and guidance.
Compensation and BenefitsInterns will receive $3,000 per month in compensation. Each intern is responsible for their own housing along with payment of benefits and income taxes. Please note that this position is not a federal job and does not confer a noncompetitive hiring authority for future federal jobs.
ApplicationsThe 2023 application period has closed.
Last updated: March 7, 2023