TAC 2023 Winter/Spring Internship

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Throughout the year, Textile Arts Center accepts applications to its Internship Program. We seek motivated individuals who are passionate about textiles, education and eager to learn more about small arts organizations, 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.

Application Period: through Dec 1, 2022
Interviews: Dec 6 – Dec 13
Acceptance: Dec 15
Start Date: Jan 20, 2023
End Date: May 31, 2023
Meet & Greet: TBD

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.

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.

ARTIST PROGRAMS: 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. (Not available as Summer Internship)

Fall and Spring Internships are a 4.5 month commitment, unless otherwise discussed. Together we create a schedule for each intern that covers approximately 15-20 hours per week.

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 the internship, 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 by via email to let you know about your internship status.

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For all internship related inquiries, please email submit@textileartscenter.com