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Winter/Spring Internship

Textile Arts Center, LLC

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Posted on:
November 11, 2019
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Throughout the year, Textile Arts Center accepts motivated students, artists and hobbyists to its Internship Program. TAC seeks individuals who are eager to learn more about how it works as an organization, 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, as well as individual projects suited to the intern, we seek to give our interns experience to enhance their knowledge of working in a small arts organization. In addition, TAC compensates interns through access to classes and equipment in exchange for their work contributions that allow TAC to provide all it does for the community.

 

PERKS INCLUDE...

• Association with a small but growing arts organization focused on the textile and fiber community that holds classes, workshops, exhibitions, guest lectures, screenings while working with esteemed teachers, artists and designers from the textile industry and art world. 

• Access to our open studio facilities, equipment, and $1000 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


ELIGIBILITY + SELECTION PROCESS

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 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.

 

POSITIONS DESCRIPTIONS + SUPERVISORS

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. 

Supervisor: Studio Manager

 

Youth Education - Interns have the opportunity to work directly in a classroom setting with a variety of textile techniques. Interns are responsible for aiding the Youth Programs Director and Instructors during class time. Interns are encouraged to take on the responsibility of teaching single classes their own. Responsibilities include: helping with class prep + breakdown, working on program development and curriculum writing. 

Supervisor: Education Managers

 

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.

Supervisor: Co-Executive Director, Director of Operations

 

Artist Programs (not available as Summer Internship) -  Interns aid in running the two residency programs at TAC, Artists in Residence and Work In Progress, and in developing other resources and opportunities for artists. Responsibilities include aiding in scheduling and curriculum development,  attending weekly classes + meetings, documentation, interview + writing artist features for our blog, research and promotion of textile events, and aiding in organization/curating exhibitions.

Supervisor: Co-Executive Director

 

HOW TO APPLY:

APPLY HERE

Application Period: November 8 - December 2 

Interviews: December 9 - December 15 

Acceptance by: December 18, 2019


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