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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)
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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 the Studio running as a resource for the TAC community. We look for Work Exchange who have a positive and open attitude, who enjoy working with people in an active studio environment, and who are respectful and responsible. Applicants are contacted for the Work Exchange position as-needed based on availabilities in our schedule.

Studio Work Exchange

In-Studio Work Exchange is a minimum two-month commitment to one 4-hour Monitor shift per week. Work Exchange participants gain free access to Open Studio hours as well as $15 of class credit per hour worked.

Shifts available are Monday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday from 5 – 9PM

Responsibilities

  • In-Studio Work Exchange are responsible for monitoring the studio during Open Studio, including buzzing people in, greeting and signing in students, aiding in clean-up, helping Studio Manager with assigned tasks, and closing the studio.
  • Applicants are asked to commit to work on the same shift for a minimum of two months.
  • Work Exchange can use Open Studio for free during the time of their commitment. TAC Open Studio rules apply.

Studio Caretaker

Studio Caretaker is a minimum two-month commitment to one 4-hour Monitor shift per week. Work Exchange participants gain free access to Open Studio hours as well as $15 of class credit per hour worked.

Responsibilities

  • Studio Caretakers are responsible for helping maintain the studio for active use including sweeping, mopping, disinfecting, putting away materials, and working with the Studio Manager for any other caretaking tasks.
  • Applicants are asked to commit to working the same shift for a minimum of two months.

Internships

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

Throughout the year, Textile Arts Center accepts applications to its Internship Program. We seek motivated individuals who are passionate 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, and 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 submit@textileartscenter.com

Application Period: through Sept 1, 2022

Interviews: Sept 6 – Sept 13

Acceptance: Sept 17

Meet & Greet: October 11

Start Date: Sept 21, 2022

End Date: Jan 31, 2023

APPLY HERE FOR FALL 2022

Applications for Winter/ Spring Internships open in November

Applications for Summer Internships open in March

Applications for Fall Internships open in July

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, studio readiness, class prep, and specialty projects.

2 Positions Available
Supervisor: Studio Manager

 

Youth Education

Interns have the opportunity to gain classroom experience, textile experimentation, lesson planning, insight into running TAC’s youth education program.  Interns are responsible for aiding the Youth Programs Director and Instructors during class time. Responsibilities include: helping with class prep + breakdown, working on program development and curriculum writing.

1–2 Positions Available
Supervisor: Education Manager

 

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: 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: Artist in Residency Manager

Applications for 2022 Summer Camp Counselor / Instructor and Assistant Camp Director are closed.

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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