Studio Internship

Each term, WSW hosts two studio interns who work directly with the Studio Manager. You’ll work on projects including printmaking, letterpress, papermaking, and book arts, in addition to assisting with the ongoing operations of the facility. Studio interns are crucial participants in WSW’s creative community. You’ll be asked to work hard, and in return will be encouraged, supported, and challenged in your artistic lives.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Assisting residents in the studio, as necessary, but especially for artist’s book production
  • Acting as studio assistant for workshops and classes:
  • Maintaining studio functionality: servicing and troubleshooting equipment, performing organizational and cleaning projects, turning over resident housing, and potluck setup/breakdown
  • Potentially completing studio projects in papermaking, screen printing, letterpress printing, or graphic design, depending on the projects at hand

Required:

  • Experience in at least two of the following areas: silkscreen, letterpress, printmaking, papermaking, book arts, or graphic design
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and work independently as well as collaboratively
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Enthusiasm for working with many different people in a studio environment

Preferred:

  • Additional studio knowledge that may be useful: graphic design, photography, darkroom operations, or ceramics. (Please note: while studio interns have access to the ceramics studio in their off-time, they do not work in that department.)

 

All internships include a private room in WSW’s on-campus Anne Atwood House and a stipend of $300/month. Interns work 40 hours/week, generally Monday through Friday, 9:00-5:00, but the schedule may change to accommodate the Workshop’s programming. Outside working hours, and with respect to residents’ work, interns have unlimited studio access. The internship session can culminate in a group exhibition of work created during the term.

 

The internship in a nutshell:

Summer/fall applications due by: Februrary 15, midnight EST
Notification date: via email by April 15
Length of internship: 6 months
Internship occurs: the year of application, July – December

Winter/spring applications due by: October 1, midnight EST
Notification date: via email by November 1
Length of internship: 6 months
Internship occurs: the year following application, January – June

 

Application must include:

  • A complete resume
  • Three current letters of reference
  • A cover letter
  • Up to ten images of recent work (digital specifications here)
  • An image script, which should include the title, medium, dimension, and date of each image

 

APPLY HERE

 

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