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Education Intern - Summer 2018

The Wassaic Project
Working Time
Full Time

Education Interns will have the unique opportunity of working on many aspects of the Wassaic Project’s education programming, which connects the artists and dynamic creative resources of the Project to the greater Dutchess County and Northwest Connecticut community. Interns will engage with contemporary art educators and teaching strategies while participating in and contributing to a growing education department.
Tasks will include:
-Working in and helping to manage Art Nest, the Wassaic Project’s free, drop-in open studio space.
-Assisting with summer education programs for K-6th graders and printmaking workshops for teens and adults.
-Serving as a tour guide for visiting camp and school groups.
-Working with a team of high school education interns.
-Promoting the education programs within the greater Wassaic community.
-Researching alternative education programs and strategies.
-Applicants must have experience working with K-6th graders.
-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 available to live onsite 5 days per week in Wassaic, NY, including weekends (days off will be weekdays). Housing will be provided.
-All Interns must be passionate about the Wassaic Project’s mission, have an interest in contemporary art, be detail-oriented, and communicate well.
–housing and a shared studio space is provided
–work directly with our Co-Directors, Marketing & Outreach Officer, Programming & Exhibitions Manager, Education Director and Residency Director
–meet and work closely with over 40 artist residents
–meet and work closely with over 100 Summer Exhibition and Festival artists
–modest travel stipend
–access to the wood shop and screenprinting studio
Send a single PDF file named: first_last_INTERNSHIP2018 (ex: Henri_Matisse_INTERNSHIP2018.pdf) to:
Please include in the following order:
– Name, email, phone number, Skype ID, website (if applicable)
– Your availability: When will you be available to start working? When is the last date you can work?
– Contact information for 2 references (professional and/or professors)
– A BRIEF cover letter stating your interest in working with the Wassaic Project and something about yourself you think is interesting.
– Your resume

Small Stipend; $150/mo