Opportunities

VOLUNTEERING

We are now seeking volunteers for our Winter Benefit! The Benefit will take place Tuesday, February 6, 2018 from 6-9pm at the Invisible Dog in Brooklyn, NY. We are looking for help with set-up and break down as well as during the event itself.

Volunteers receive a free ticket to the Benefit and free food and drink. If interested please fill out this volunteer survey.


INTERNSHIPS – SUMMER 2018

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

 

Application deadline: March 15th, 2018

Start date: May 2018

End date: September 2018

 

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.

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

 

BENEFITS

– 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

 

TO APPLY

Send a single PDF file named: first_last_INTERNSHIP2018 (ex: Henri_Matisse_INTERNSHIP2018.pdf) to: opportunities@wassaicproject.org

subject: SUMMER INTERNSHIP APPLICATION 2018

 

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

 

Marketing/Development Intern

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:

– Creating email campaigns to send to subscribers
– Updating the Wassaic Project website
– Creating partnerships with local businesses and organizations to share/trade information about upcoming events
– Helping out and working day of events (to be coordinated with the marketing officer)
– Maintain a strong digital marketing presence on event calendars, Facebook groups, etc.
– Updating spreadsheets, gathering documents, and preparing information for grant writing and grant proposals
– Coming up with creative ideas to help market events
– Draft press releases
– Assisting in writing grants/web content
– 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, Marketing & Outreach Officer, Programming & Exhibitions Manager, Education Director and Residency Director

– meet and work closely with over 40 artist residents

– modest travel stipend

– access to the wood shop and screenprinting studio

TO APPLY
Send a single PDF file named: first_last_MARKETINGINTERNSHIP2018 (ex: Henri_Matisse_INTERNSHIP2018.pdf) to: paloma@wassaicproject.org
subject: SUMMER MARKETING INTERNSHIP APPLICATION 2018

 

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!


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.