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Here at the Textile Arts Center we're always looking for new, talented people to join our team.

Teach With Us

We’re currently seeking instructors for the following programs. If your expertise is outside of these areas, send us your information anyway and we'll keep it on file for when we're adding new classes or filling spots. Priority will be given to BIPOC instructors.

Adult Classes (TAC at Home and in Studio)

Our Work Exchange Program

For those interested in being part of TAC's community and using the studio resources, we offer a Work Exchange program at our Brooklyn studio. Staff, students, and visitors rely on the commitment that Work Exchange participants make to keep our Studio running as a resource for the TAC community.

Studio Monitors

Studio Monitoring is a one month commitment to one 4-hour Monitor shift per week, in exchange for one month of free Open Studio.

Studio Monitors can use Open Studio for free during the month of their Work Exchange commitment. TAC Open Studio rules apply.

Studio Monitoring shifts available are Monday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday 5-9pm.

Monitors are responsible for monitoring the studio during Open Studio, including buzzing people in, greeting and signing in students, aiding in clean-up, and closing the studio.

Applicants are asked to commit to work on the same shift for the whole month.

While we run our remote class sessions we have opportunities for Moderators!  Find out more about Moderating and apply here.

Studio Caretakers

Studio Caretaking is a one month long commitment to one 3 hour cleaning shift per week, in exchange for one month of free Open Studio as well as $85 class credit.

Studio Caretakers can use Open Studio for free during the month of their Work Exchange commitment and gain $85 class credit. TAC Open Studio rules apply.

Studio Caretaking shifts are available on Sundays between 11am-3pm

Caretakers are responsible for cleaning the studio, and communicating with the Studio Manager on Studio Supplies

Applicants are asked to commit to work on the same shift for the whole month.


The Basics & Perks of Interning
Eligibility & Selection Process
Available Positions

Throughout the year, Textile Arts Center accepts applications to its Internship Program. We seek motivated individuals who are passionated about textiles, education and eager to learn more about small arts organizations, as well as 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 and projects, our interns will enhance their knowledge of textiles and small arts organization through hands-on experience. Interns are compensated through access to classes and equipment in exchange for their contributions to TAC’s programs and community.

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 per week commitment, for 3 months.

Preference is given to those who are receiving school credit, but class credits are provided for all accepted interns.


Perks Include:


  • 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 $1100 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

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

Application Period: Rolling

Interviews: April 8 – 15, 2021 (our timeline is shifting to still be conducting interviews through end of April)

Acceptance: May 1 – May 10

Orientation: TBD

Start Date: May 17, 2021

End Date: August 25, 2021




Applications for Winter/ Spring Internships are reviewed in December

Applications for Summer Internships are reviewed in April

Applications for Fall Internships are reviewed in July


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, studio readiness, class prep, and specialty projects.

2 Positions Available
Supervisor: Studio Manager


Youth Education

Interns have the opportunity to work directly in a classroom setting with a variety of textile techniques. 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.

1–2 Positions Available
Supervisor: Education Managers


Admin & Social Media

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: basic design and content creation for marketing collateral and social media platforms, basic data reporting and spreadsheet maintenance, assisting with seasonal event planning.

1-2 Position Available
Supervisor: Co-Executive Director, Director of Operations


Artist Programs

Interns work in developing and running the Artist Programs at TAC, including the Artists in Residence, TAC Gallery and Studio Rentals. Responsibilities include helping in facilitating classes + meetings, documentation, interview + writing artist features for our blog, research and promotion of textile events, and aiding in curating exhibitions.

1-2 Positions Available
(Not available as Summer Internship)
Supervisor: Co-Executive Director

Summer Camp Applications are Open

A background in youth education, strong classroom management skills, proactive, gives and takes direction well and always willing to help. Strong applicants are experienced in a creative classroom environment, with interest and knowledge in the arts, in particular textiles.

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Other Opportunities

Partner With Us
If you're interested in partnering with us, please get in touch! Examples of our past partnerships include institutions such as the Brooklyn Museum, Bard Graduate Center, Brooklyn Public Library, Brooklyn Botanical Garden, Edible Schoolyard, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Museum of Art and Design, the Museum of the City of New York, and more.
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Donate Materials
Thank you for thinking of the Textile Arts Center as a recipient for your materials! Your donation plays an integral part in our studio operations. It allows our students access to a wide variety of different materials while also allowing us to keep our cost accessible to Open Studio users. Your contribution is one of the many things that helps make the Textile Arts Center the great resource that it is.
Currently we are only accepting materials that will be used in our youth programs, adult programs, or general studio operations. Some items we would love to have: Medium or light cotton fabric (above one yard or more, no swatches or scraps), Hand knitting yarn, Warp weight yarn for weaving, Large beads, Fun buttons, Felt and felting materials (roving, etc), Jewelry supplies (chains, closures, etc), Sewing machine thread and accessories, Scissors (kids and adults), Fabric scissors, Paper (pads or 8.5x11), Stainless steel pots, Metal framed silk screens, Block printing supplies, Textile Books & Magazines. Unfortunately we cannot do pick-ups, and please understand, all donations must be delivered to our studio and we will only accept what we are able to use. If you are interested in donating any materials to us, please send a description and photos by clicking the link below.
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