Hyde Park Art Center

Hyde Park Art Center's mission is to stimulate and sustain the visual arts in Chicago. Founded in 1939, the Art Center is a leading visual art institution that uniquely combines the qualities of a community-based organization with those of a nationally recognized exhibitions program and international residency program. The Art Center has recently completed a strategic plan that envisions and prioritizes building a more equitable and civically-engaged community through art. Throughout the year, the Art Center serves 40,000 people through art classes for all ages; puts on 12-15 exhibits; works with local, national & international resident artists and hosts free public programs. To keep our programs fresh, creative and relevant requires passionate people who believe in our mission. We love working with interns to run and improve our programs and hopefully inspire future leaders in the arts sector.


New York, NY

Internship Description

Hyde Park Art Center seeks a Creativity Camp Intern to support the robust visual and performance arts programming for youth and leadership development for teens offered through summer-long camp programs. This position is perfect for someone who is looking to expand their professional experience in arts administration or education with a summer position. The Creativity Camp Intern works closely with the education staff, teaching artists, teen camp assistants, and campers to provide a safe, nurturing, and high-quality experience for all.

Responsibilities include:

  • Manage and coordinate weekly camp program schedules for campers, teaching artists, and studio spaces.
  • Manage weekly camp program communications with students and families, and teaching artists.
  • Document camp programs, including exhibitions and performances.
  • Maintain organization of camp studio spaces, artwork, and materials.
  • Oversee daily operations of camp, including after care.
  • Support the implementation of COVID-related safety protocols.
# of weeks Required Dates Start Time End Time Public Transportation Housing  Format
10 June 13 - August 26  10:30am 6:30pm Yes No In person

Housing Information

Hyde Park is home to the University of Chicago, so many students are looking to sublet their apartments during the summer. The UChicago Marketplace is a popular place to find sublets. (https://marketplace.chicagomaroon.com/) Outside of Hyde Park, we're accessible by the 2 & 6 CTA bus routes, as well as the Metra Electric line.

Internship Qualifications

  • Demonstrated interest in arts education and/or arts administration
  • Demonstrated interest in working with children
  • Ability to work independently and with a team
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Solid written and verbal communication skills

Additional Qualifications

  • Teaching experience a plus
  • Experience with ProClass or other database software a plus

Writing Sample Required?


Special Requirements

  • Background Check
  • Vaccinations (or proof of medical exception)