Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Internships

THE WASSAIC PROJECT

wassaicproject.org / eve@wassaicproject.org po box 220, wassaic ny 12592

Intern at the Wassaic Project in Wassaic, NY!

The Wassaic Project seeks: Summer Session / May (flexible start dates) through early September 2011: THREE interns to work with Co-Directors and Residency Director in Wassaic NY Interns must possess a strong administrative and programming interest and/or background. Interns will work work closely with the Co-Directors and the Exhibition and Education Programs as well as the Artists in Residence. Silk Screening skills are a bonus, but are not required. APPLICATION DEADLINE: March 1st
ABOUT
Work with a group of young, passionate artists and curators at the Wassaic Project, a vibrant multidisciplinary arts organization in Wassaic, NY and New York City. Programming and Exhibition interns learn about aspects of curating and producing an art exhibition and arts and music festival, from curating, press, marketing, event planning, exhibition hanging, gallery management and more. Because the Wassaic Project is a small, young organization, interns have a unique opportunity to contribute to the long-term identity of the organization and take on substantial responsibility. Interns have the chance to manage their own projects and will work on the Summer Festival application process, curation, promotion and installation, and will help manage our Artist Residency program and events. Interns will work directly with artists as well as the directors of the Wassaic Project.
Internships will be tailored to meet your particular interests and take advantage of your skills, from writing, to silk screening, to carpentry and installation, to anything else. Interns must be passionate about the Wassaic Project's mission, have an interest in contemporary art, be detail- oriented, communicate well, and be able to climb lots of stairs.
Wassaic is about 90 miles North of NYC and is accessible by car and by Metro North (train goes direct to Wassaic).
BENEFITS:
- housing is provided in Wassaic, NY - work directly with Co-Directors, Music Director, Residency Director, and Design Fellow - meet and work closely with over 40 artist residents - meet and work closely with over 100 Summer Festival artists - modest gas and travel stipend - 2 days of informational interviews will be arranged with relevant arts professionals in NYC - interns have 24 hour access to the wood and metal shops and silk screen studios
REQUIREMENTS:
Programming and Exhibition Interns, based in Wassaic, NY, FULL TIME - Applicants must be responsible, have excellent interpersonal skills, be detail oriented and able to learn quickly, love art, and enjoy getting to know new people. - Must be familiar with Microsoft office suite, particularly word, excel and mail merge tools, photoshop, basic blogging, facebook. - Please specify if you have silk screen printing skills. - Must be available to live onsite 5 days per week in Wassaic, NY. Housing will be provided, cars are recommended but not required.
TO APPLY: Send a single PDF file named: first_last_INTERNSHIP.pdf (ex: Jane_Doe_INTERNSHIP.pdf) to: eve@wassaicproject.org
subject: INTERNSHIP APPLICATION
Please include in the following order: - Name, email, phone number, website (if applicable) - Do you have silk screen printing skills? - Contact information for 2 references (professional or professors) - BRIEF cover letter (half page tops) stating your interest in working with The Wassaic Project and something about yourself you think is interesting. What is your interest in the arts? - Resume
APPLICATION DEADLINE: March 1st NOTIFICATION: March 15th
MISSION:
The Wassaic Project is an artist-run, sustainable, multidisiplinary arts organization located on an historic farm in Wassaic, NY. We facilitate artists, performers, and participants to exhibit, perform, discuss, and connect with art, music, each other, our unique site, and the surrounding community. Artists-in-residence are encouraged to experiment with new ways of working that we share and celebrate during our public programs. Visitors to The Wassaic Project are inspired to see art in a new way in this unique and welcoming setting.
Our programs generate dialogue and collaboration across geographic, ideological, and disciplinary boundaries. The Wassaic Project's activities include a year-round artist and musician residency, an annual summer festival, and a series of public programs throughout the year including open studios. We also offer studio visits/critiques for artists involved with the organization by guest curators and visiting artists, and artist workshops with community members.
The Wassaic Project values community engagement, experimentation, and having fun.

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