The Center for Photography at Woodstock (CPW) offers individuals of special talent unique hands-on training opportunities through an array of dynamic internship offerings.
CPW Interns gain direct experience in a professional environment that is artist-centered and dedicated to advancing the voices of emerging photographers. CPW serves as bridge to resources, community, and opportunities.
Candidates are selected on the basis of their interest and experience in photography and the visual arts, their ability to contribute significantly to CPW projects, and their openness to gain meaningful experience from the program. College credit may be arranged (see below). Year-round opportunities are available as well.
Each internship is crafted to meet the individual participant’s educational aspirations and expose them to a wide range of activities within the opportunity’s focus.
Interns must live in (or relocate) to Woodstock or within the Hudson Valley / Catskill Region for the duration of the internship. Working, reliable independent transportation is recommended, as these internships include both on and off site work.
THE INQUIRY DEADLINE FOR ALL SUMMER 2016 INTERNSHIPS IS MONDAY, MARCH 21, 2016.
Founded in 1977, CPW, a 501(c)3 artist-centered organization is dedicated to supporting artists working in photography and related media, and engaging audiences through opportunities in which creation, discovery, learning are made possible. CPW’s programs include exhibitions, artist residencies, collections, fellowships, workshops, professional workspace, and more. Our purpose is to build audiences, enhance dialogue, and encourage inquiry about contemporary photography and related media.
Workshop Interns assist CPW staff in the facilitation of the Woodstock Photography Workshop & Lecture series, in which national and international photographers serve as guest instructors, which runs from mid-May through mid-October. Four interns are selected each year to work with CPW’s Workshop Manager and related staff.
It is the ideal hands-on-experience for any emerging photographer seeking to enhance their understanding of the craft, become exposed to different teaching styles and photographic approaches, and pursue a life-long passion in photography.
Workshop Interns will have to opportunity to:
• Attend and participate as teaching assistants in all workshops throughout the season
• Explore a diverse range of topics and learn many new approaches and techniques
• Develop their visual voice and globalize their skill set so they can move forward on their professional path
• Learn strategies in image-making, teaching methods, explore new concepts, and gain access to opportunities in the professional realm
Interns are required to work three-days per week, Fridays through Sunday (unless otherwise specified) from the first week of mid-May through mid-October.
To learn more visit http://www.cpw.org/learn/internships/workshop-internships/
Arts Administration Interns are immersed in the contemporary photographic arts through learning and assisting CPW’s staff in the programs and services provided by an artist-centered not-for-profit. Three to four interns are selected each summer. Additionally CPW takes on two to three Arts Administration interns in the fall, winter, and spring.
This internship is the perfect experience for those seeking to acquire a deeper understanding of the opportunities and services available for emerging artists, as well as gain hands on learning experience in professional practices and standards. Arts Administration internships provide a valuable insider understanding into art organizations and provide a launching point into a personal career as a working artist; or within the fields of arts administration (in either the commercial or non-profit sector), studio management, and more.
Arts Administration Interns will have the opportunity to acquire skills in:
• Gallery Management including exhibition planning, curatorial practice, preparation and installation, interpretive program planning, and visitor engagement
• Artist Workspace Residency including planning and facilitating residencies and working one-on-one with participants of WOODSTOCK A-I-R
• Collection management including learning professional archival standards and artist research and working alongside staff and dedicated Collections Management Interns to maintain CPW’s Permanent Print Collections and promote access and use of it
• Arts Administration including learning business practices, fundraising strategies, and outreach programs including membership, grant/foundation requests, and community events associated with a not-for-profit artist-centered organization dedicated to contemporary photography and related media.
Interns are expected to work with CPW three days per week for a period of four months or on a semester schedule, in accordance with their availability. Attendance of CPW special events including, but not limited to: exhibition openings, fundraisers, interpretive programming, and related events; is expected. General hours are 11am-6pm.
To learn more visit http://www.cpw.org/learn/internships/arts-administration/
CPW offers individuals the unique opportunity to gain an in-depth understanding of managing a permanent collection through the Collections Management Internship.
This internship is ideal for a detail-oriented individual who is passionate about the arts and collections management, and is interested in pursuing a professional career in library science, archives, art history, or in becoming a museum registrar.
Collections Interns will have the opportunity to:
• Have direct contact with CPW’s Permanent Print Collection and associated documents
• Learn to handle, prepare, and display various types of photographic works
• Acquire best practice skills in Collections management and online database management using the application ContentDM
• Receive training in copy work and professional quality catalog imaging
• Communicate directly with artists featured in the Collection
• Observe and assist in the curatorial process in relationship to CPW’s collection
• Participate in planning and educational meetings for the Hudson Valley Visual Arts Collection Consortium
Collection Management Interns are expected to work with CPW three days per week for a period of four months or on a semester schedule, in accordance with their availability. Work includes both onsite and offsite duties at the Dorsky Museum at SUNY New Paltz, where the majority of CPW’s collection is held on extended loan. Attendance of special events may be required. General hours are 11am-6pm.
To learn more, visit http://www.cpw.org/learn/internships/collections-internship/
CPW’s Digital Lab Internship offers the opportunity to learn about and help facilitate day-to-day management of a state-of-the-art digital imaging facility. Working with CPW’s Digital Lab Manager, Digital Lab interns will learn best digital workflow practices for image editing, color-management, scanning, and archival fine art printing.
This internship is perfect for individuals working in photography who are seriously engaged in the digital workspace and passionate about working one-on-one with artists of all skill levels to produce high quality digital images and prints.
Digital Lab Interns will have the opportunity to:
• Support Digital Kitchen users including but not limited to A-I-Rs, community members, and students who come in to use the facilities
• Oversee in-house printing and basic graphic design needs
• Gain a deeper understanding of the digital printing workflow on a Mac based system including monitor calibration, paper profiling, and integration of current Adobe software in this system
• Reach a high level of Photoshop proficiency through the opportunity to work with CPW’s Lab Manager and pass that knowledge onto members and students
• Assist CPW’s Digital Lab Manager and related staff in marketing and promoting the Digital Kitchen, including but not limited to hosting open-house clinics and social media marketing
Digital Lab Interns are expected to work with CPW three days per week for a period of four months, or on a semester schedule, in accordance with their availability. Attendance of special events may be required. General hours are 11am-6pm.
To learn more visit http://www.cpw.org/learn/internships/digital-lab-internships/
VIDEO + MEDIA
CPW’s Video + Media Interns will work with CPW staff to produce video pieces that document artistic practice, curatorial endeavors, and learning opportunities, which will be utilized to expand awareness of CPW’s programs and offerings.
This internship is ideal for project-minded independently driven individuals seeking to explore dynamic uses of video and social media to advance the voices of artists and ideas in contemporary photography and related media.
The Video & Multi-Media Intern will have the opportunity to:
• Assist in the production of video profiles of CPW’s artists-in-residence
• Conduct interviews with guest curators, exhibition artists, visiting instructors, and others
• Produce video documentation of public lectures and panel discussions for distribution via the web
• Work with staff to conceive, create, and distribute promotional video pieces for CPW events including exhibitions, lectures, and more
Video & Multi-media Production interns are expected to work with CPW staff three days per week for a period of four months, or on a semester schedule, in accordance with intern’s availability. Within that structure CPW and the intern will craft a flexible schedule allowing for coverage of key events.
To learn more visit http://www.cpw.org/learn/internships/video-media-internships/
In addition to the specific learning experiences outlined in each internship, all CPW Interns receive access to a fully equipped state-of-the-art digital imaging lab, traditional black-and-white darkroom, digital SLR cameras, lenses, and accessories, medium and large format cameras, and a photography library — free of charge during their training at CPW.
While CPW is unable to provide academic credit for this internship, many participants have been able to arrange college credit with their respective academic institutions. CPW staff will provide the necessary letters of support or evaluation needed to secure credits upon completion of your internship.
Application Instructions / Public Contact Information
HOW TO APPLY:
Please visit CPW’s website and review the specific internship you are interested in. All inquiries should include a cover letter expressing your interest in joining CPW as an intern, your expectations for the internship you are applying for, and a current resume.
Candidates will be invited for an in-person interview for which further details will be provided. Phone and Skype interviews may be scheduled if necessary. Should you be attending the SPE National Conference in Las Vegas in March, we ask that you introduce yourself to us.
Candidates are selected on the basis of their interest in the visual arts, their ability to contribute significantly to the project, and their openness to gaining meaningful experience from the opportunity.
If you are interested in applying, please e-mail your cover letter and resume to email@example.com.
Questions? Call us at 845-679-9957 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
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