OPEN STUDIO WORK EXCHANGE
The Textile Arts Center offers a Work Exchange program at our Brooklyn studio, for those interested in being part of TAC's community and using the studio resources. Work Exchange is a one month commitment to one 4-hour Studio Monitor shift per week, in exchange for one month of free Open Studio.
INTERNSHIP PROGRAM OVERVIEW
Throughout the year, Textile Arts Center accepts motivated students, artists and hobbyists to its Internship Program. TAC seeks individuals who are eager to learn more about how it works as an organization, as well those who want to share their skill set with TAC while learning on the job.
As part of Textile Arts Center’s mission to act as a resource facility for the textile community, the program allows for a mutually beneficial relationship, and a comprehensive way to engage with the community at large. Through specific responsibilities, as well as individual projects suited to the intern, we seek to give our interns experience to enhance their knowledge of working in a small arts organization. In addition, TAC compensates interns through access to classes and equipment in exchange for their work contributions that allow TAC to provide all it does for the community.
THE BASICS + BENEFITS OF INTERNING
Fall and Spring Internships are a 4.5 month commitment, unless otherwise discussed. Together we create a schedule for each intern that covers approximately 15-20 hours per week. Some internship positions require very specific hours. Summer internships are a 30/hr commitment, for 3 months.
Preference is given to those who are receiving school credit, but class credits are provided for all accepted interns.
• Association with a small but growing arts organization focused on the textile and fiber community that holds classes, workshops, exhibitions, guest lectures, screenings while working with esteemed teachers, artists and designers from the textile industry and art world.
• Access to our open studio facilities, equipment, and $1000 of class credit!
• Collaborative + communicative environment – new ideas are always welcome! Interns are an integral part of the TAC team
• Hands-on opportunity to learn about a small arts organization, as well as specific techniques and skills
OPEN: APPLICATIONS FOR FALL INTERNSHIP 2018
Application Period: June 18 - July 20, 2018
Interviews: July 23 - August 8, 2018
Acceptance by: August 10, 2018
Winter/ Spring Internship: Applications open in November
Summer Internship: Applications open in February
Fall Internship: Applications open in June
ELIGIBILITY + SELECTION PROCESS
Generally, preference is given to students who are able to receive credit for their internship, but we accept applications from anyone with a strong passion for the textile arts and a desire to work with an organization with a model such as TAC’s. Applicants must be 18 years of age.
After reviewing applications, we will contact all those who seem like a good fit for specific internships, and we will conduct an interview. If you are unable to make the interview in person, we will schedule a Skype conversation. Interviews will be conducted by specific supervisors. After interviews are complete for those contacted, we will be in touch by via email to let you know about your internship status.
As we base our interview selections on your answers in this application, please be thorough and honest in your answers!
For all internship related inquiries, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
POSITIONS DESCRIPTIONS + SUPERVISORS
Studio - Interns have the opportunity to learn about the daily operations and management of a public arts studio. Responsibilities include: managing inventory, material sourcing + purchasing, maintenance procedures, class prep, and specialty projects.
Supervisor: Studio Manager
Education - Interns are responsible for aiding the Youth Programs director and Instructors during class time. Interns are encouraged to take on the responsibility of teaching single classes their own. Responsibilities include: helping with class prep + breakdown, working on program development and curriculum writing.
Supervisor: Director, Education Managers
Resources + Marketing - Interns get hands-on experience with helping to grow an arts organization through outreach and outward-facing interaction. Interns also work on researching and developing new materials to promote textile education to a larger audience. Responsibilities include: research + writing for the blog, research and promotion of textile events, basic data reporting, assisting with event planning, basic design for marketing collateral and website updates
Supervisor: Co-Executive Director, Director of Operations
Artist Programs (not available as Summer Internship) - Interns aid in running the Artists in Residence and Work In Progress residency programs. Responsibilities include: aiding in scheduling and curriculum development, attending weekly classes + meetings, documentation, developing marketing materials for the programs and resident artists and aiding in exhibition curation and organizing
Supervisor: Co-Executive Director