Opportunities

INTERNSHIPS – FALL/WINTER 2017/2018

Wassaic Project is currently looking for Marketing/Development, Education, and Programming interns for the Fall/Winter 2017/2018 season!  

 

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.

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

Please include in the following order:
– Name, email, phone number
– Your availability
– Contact information for 2 references (professional and/or professors)
– resume/ A BRIEF cover letter stating your interest in working with the Wassaic Project and something about yourself you think is interesting.

 

 

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 education programs for K-6th graders, teens and developmentally challenged adults.
-Promoting the education programs within the greater Wassaic community.
-Researching alternative education programs and strategies.
-Developing/collaborating on arts curriculum for the immediate community.

EDUCATION INTERN REQUIREMENTS
-Applicants must have some experience and a passion for working with K-6th graders.
-Must have a passion for art and arts education, be a self starter, have great interpersonal skills, be able to learn quickly, and enjoy getting to know new people.
-All Interns must be passionate about the Wassaic Project’s mission.
-Must be able to commit to two days a week, one of those must be a weekend day.

BENEFITS
– Work directly with the Education Director and the community.
– Gain hands on experience developing and implementing art curriculum for youth.
– Gain experience in the non-profit arts sector.
– Gain experience working with a variety of youth.
– Work in an exciting, vibrant community.

TO APPLY
Send a single PDF file named: first_last_EDUCATIONINTERNSHIP2017 (ex: Henri_Matisse_INTERNSHIP2017.pdf) to: tara@wassaicproject.org
subject: FALL EDUCATION INTERNSHIP APPLICATION 2017

Please include in the following order:
– Name, email, phone number
– Your availability
– Contact information for 2 references (professional and/or professors)
– resume/ A BRIEF cover letter stating your interest in working with the Wassaic Project and something about yourself you think is interesting.

 

 

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, 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 Winter Benefit, our Haunted Mill and Mill Warming Exhibitions, Annual Appeal 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, and basic
blogging
– 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.

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

BENEFITS
– 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
Send a single PDF file named: first_last_FALLINTERNSHIP2017 (ex:
Henri_Matisse_FALLINTERNSHIP2017.pdf) to: jenny@wassaicproject.org
subject: FALL/WINTER 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!


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.