Opportunities

Volunteering

We are always looking for volunteers to help at events in NYC or Wassaic. Email opportunities@wassaicproject.org


Curatorial Assistant (Part-time, Temporary)

The Wassaic Project seeks a part-time curatorial assistant to support the Programming & Operations Manager in a variety of tasks regarding the preparation of the Project’s 2017 Summer Exhibition and Summer Benefit.

Requirements:

– 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 have a basic familiarity with Microsoft office suite (Word and Excel) as well as Google Docs

– It is preferred (but not required) for applicants to be licensed drivers, have access to a car, and bring a personal computer to the office.

– Some design (Photoshop/InDesign) experience a plus.

– Work directly with our Co-Directors and Programming & Operations Manager

– Meet and work closely with over 40 artist residents

– Meet and work closely with over 100 Summer Exhibition artists

Benefits:

– Access to the wood shop and screen printing studio

– Health insurance and other benefits are *NOT* offered

Schedule:

We are currently seeking candidates who can commit to working 3 full (8hr) days per week for the months of April, May and June, with the possibility of extending the same schedule into July and August. Flexibility surrounding the dates of our Exhibition Opening (May 20) and Summer Benefit (June 10) is preferred, as there will be the potential to work additional days leading up to those events.

Compensation will be provided at a flat rate of $1,000/month.  Extra days will be paid at $12/hr with pre-approval for time worked related to aforementioned events in May and June.

 

To Apply:

email Jenny Morse (jenny@wassaicproject.org) with a resume and brief cover letter, and the subject line CURATORIAL ASSISTANT APPLICATION 2017.

 
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.


Summer Internships

 

The Wassaic Project seeks Programming and Education interns to work in Wassaic, NY.

 

Application deadline: March 1st, 2017

Start date: June 2017

End date: September 2017

 

Wassaic is about 90 miles North of NYC and is accessible by car and by Metro North (train goes directly to Wassaic).

 

PROGRAMMING INTERN

Work with a group of young, passionate artists and curators at the Wassaic Project, a vibrant multidisciplinary arts organization based in Wassaic, NY. Learn about aspects of running an arts organization from curating, press, marketing, event planning, installation, 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 our Summer Benefit, our Summer Exhibition and Festival application process, curation, promotion and installation, our Artist Residency application process and logistics, 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.

 

PROGRAMMING INTERN REQUIREMENTS

– 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: Word, Excel and mail merge tools, basic blogging, and social media

– Must be available to live onsite 5 days per week in Wassaic, NY, including weekends (days off will be weekdays). Housing will be provided, cars are recommended but not required.

 

EDUCATION INTERN

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.

 

EDUCATION INTERN REQUIREMENTS

– 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.

 

MARKETING/DEVELOPMENT INTERN 

Application deadline: April 24, 2017

Start date: June 2017

End date: September 2017

POSITION: The Wassaic Project seeks a part-time individual that can provide assistance to the External Marketing Affairs officer. The candidate will work along with a creative team  of professionals out of the office in Wassaic, NY, helping to extend awareness of the organization and their events on a local, regional, and national level.

An intern’s duties will include but are not limited to:

– Assist in distribution of marketing materials

– Creating email campaigns to send to subscribers

– Reaching out to local organizations to share information about our programming

– Coming up with creative ideas to help market events

– Helping out and working day of events (to be coordinated with the marketing officer)

– Maintain a digital marketing presence on event calendars, groups, etc.

– Updating spreadsheets with information about grants, marketing expenses, etc.

– Draft press releases

– Other ad hoc duties

All Interns must be passionate about the Wassaic Project’s mission, have an interest in contemporary art, be detail-oriented, and communicate well.

Graphic design experience a plus. Living in the Dutchess County area is a plus.

It is preferred, but not required for interns to be a licensed driver, have access to a car, and bring a personal computer with them to the office.

 

BENEFITS

– Housing and a shared studio space is provided

– Work directly with our Co-Directors, Programming and Operations 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 gas and travel stipend

– Access to the wood shop and screenprinting studio

 

TO APPLY TO THE EDUCATION OR PROGRAMMING INTERNSHIPS: 

Send a single PDF file named: first_last_INTERNSHIP2017 (ex: Henri_Matisse_INTERNSHIP2017.pdf) to: jenny@wassaicproject.org

subject: SUMMER INTERNSHIP APPLICATION 2017

 

 

TO APPLY TO THE MARKETING INTERNSHIP: 

Send a single PDF file named: first_last_MARKETINGINTERNSHIP2017 (ex: Henri_Matisse_INTERNSHIP2017.pdf) to: paloma@wassaicproject.org
subject: SUMMER MARKETING INTERNSHIP APPLICATION 2017

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

 

MORE ABOUT THE WASSAIC PROJECT

MISSION:

The Wassaic Project uses art and arts education to foster positive social change. We nurture connections between our artists and our neighbors facilitating a mutual broadening of perspectives and respect across economic and cultural boundaries.

VISION:

The Wassaic Project envisions a community in the Hamlet of Wassaic and its surrounding region that is socially inclusive, generous, cooperative, and economically vibrant.  

We engage in a collaborative effort with members of our community to develop programs that are creative, experimental, and accessible across the economic spectrum.

We build local pride and community vitality by an informed sense of the past and a clear, contemporary, innovative and compassionate look toward the future.

We foster the youth in our community and help them realize their full potential.

We aim to be financially stable with a creative staff and multiple partners – nonprofit, public and private.

It is our hope that the work that we do in Wassaic will be shared nation-wide and serve as a toolkit for community revitalization through the arts and the spirit of generosity. Above all else, we honor and respect our community.

 

VALUES:

Take pride.  We are proud of the programs we run, the artists we support and the community in which we live.

It’s better working together.  We nurture partnerships between artists and our community rooted in the belief that collaboration, creativity, flexibility, and accessibility improve the reach and quality of our work and that connecting artists of diverse disciplines and viewers of varying backgrounds inspires new ways of looking at art and the world.

Be generous and respectful.  We live in a diverse community and we celebrate that through our actions and our programs.

Be cool.  We strive to be flexible, transparent, good humored and open minded.

Create things that are wonderful!


 2017 Design Fellowship

Wassaic Project offers a graphic design fellowship to provide emerging professionals with an opportunity to work with a growing arts organization. We are looking for candidates who are early in their careers with an interest in artists and arts organizations and can thrive in a deadline-driven environment. The Fellow will work directly with the Design Director and Programming & Operations Manager to develop the identity and ephemera for the Wassaic Project’s 2017 season, will be mentored in professional development and involved in all aspects of the design process, and is expected to work independently to create high level work in both concept and execution.

 

PROGRAM SPECIFICS

– Fellowship begins in March and lasts one year.

– Compensation is $3,000 for the fellowship year.

– The Fellow works remotely, with possible meetings in the winter months at the Wassaic Project offices in Brooklyn, if the fellow’s schedule allows for it.

– Non-U.S. citizens must possess a valid work visa for the entire fellowship period.

– Applicants must possess a graduate degree in graphic design.

– Macintosh proficiency in Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator software is required.

– Interest in contemporary arts and current design and culture desired.

– Successful applicants must have good communication and organizational skills and be able to meet tight deadlines.

– The Wassaic Project is an EOE/AA Employer.

 

PROJECTS INCLUDE

– Conceptualize the visual identity for the upcoming season.

– Design promotional collateral including posters, postcards, exhibition graphics, print advertising, social media and banner ads.

– Create invitations for fundraisers, comment cards, and merchandise graphics.

– Design a newsprint Summer Guide and a Festival Visitor’s Guide with corresponding mobile app.

 

BENEFITS

The Wassaic Project Design Fellow receives benefits that impact their immediate and long-term career:

– An opportunity to spend a one-month residency in Wassaic during the summer, with housing provided.

– The opportunity to contribute their skills to a diverse and growing arts organization.

– Introductions to and opportunities for significant collaboration and engagement with artists.

– Access to the Wassaic Project’s printmaking and wood shop facilities while in residence.

– Copies of all the pieces you design.

– Credit as a Wassaic Project Design Fellow, including ongoing recognition on the Wassaic Project website.

 

APPLY

Please send a multi-page PDF that includes the following:

– A cover page that includes the following information:

– Name, Email address, Address, URL, Phone number.

– A cover letter that describes why you would like to be a Wassaic Project Design Fellow, and any past experience that might contribute to your success.

– A current CV.

– An edited portfolio of up to 10 projects. Please include a descriptive caption with every image. If you are submitting work that you did as part of a group, please indicate your role in the project in the caption. If your work is time based, please include a link where your work can best be seen (website/YouTube/Vimeo, etc). Please make sure that this link is active.

PDF should be no larger than 10MB.

 

Email your application materials to

jenny@wassaicproject.org with the subject: Design Fellow Application 2017.

The deadline to apply is March 1, 2017. Interviews will be held in mid-March.

Please note: candidates under consideration will be contacted

by e-mail. No phone calls, please.

Questions?

Email jenny@wassaicproject.org

ABOUT THE WASSAIC PROJECT

MISSION:

The Wassaic Project uses art and arts education to foster positive social change. We nurture connections between our artists and our neighbors facilitating a mutual broadening of perspectives and respect across economic and cultural boundaries.

 

VISION:

The Wassaic Project envisions a community in the Hamlet of Wassaic and its surrounding region that is socially inclusive, generous, cooperative, and economically vibrant.  

We engage in a collaborative effort with members of our community to develop programs that are creative, experimental, and accessible across the economic spectrum.

We build local pride and community vitality by an informed sense of the past and a clear, contemporary, innovative and compassionate look toward the future.

We foster the youth in our community and help them realize their full potential.  

We aim to be financially stable with a creative staff and multiple partners – nonprofit, public and private.

It is our hope that the work that we do in Wassaic will be shared nation-wide and serve as a toolkit for community revitalization through the arts and the spirit of generosity. Above all else, we honor and respect our community.

 

VALUES:

Take pride.  We are proud of the programs we run, the artists we support and the community in which we live.

It’s better working together.  We nurture partnerships between artists and our community rooted in the belief that collaboration, creativity, flexibility, and accessibility improve the reach and quality of our work and that connecting artists of diverse disciplines and viewers of varying backgrounds inspires new ways of looking at art and the world.

Be generous and respectful.  We live in a diverse community and we celebrate that through our actions and our programs.

Be cool.  We strive to be flexible, transparent, good humored and open minded.

Create things that are wonderful!


The Wassaic Project operates in conjunction with advisory committees for its art, music, dance, film, and writing programs, working with luminaries in each field including Alanna Heiss (MoMA PS1), Lucien Zayan (Invisible Dog), Liliana Greenfield-Sanders (Sundance), and Earl Mosely (Earl Mosely Institute of the Arts).

 

The Wassaic Project Co-Directors are Eve Biddle, Bowie Zunino, and Jeff Barnett-Winsby.