Community Programs Intern
Department Community Programs
Schedule: Flexible arrangements but must commit at least 15 hours per week in a consistent work schedule
Dates Required: January–May 2015
Supervisor's Title: Coordinator of Community Programs
Community Programs, a branch of ICP's Education Department, seeks two interns to assist with all aspects of youth–based art program administration.
A year-round schedule of Community Programs brings the rewards of photographic expression to people of every age and background, through Museum Education offerings (gallery tours and workshops, teacher trainings, interpretative materials, etc.) classes for high school students (Teen Academy), and off-site Community Partnerships with schools, community centers, and social service organizations. By creating opportunities for photographic education, ICP enables individuals to explore photography as a way of understanding themselves and the bonds that form a community.
The main responsibility of this internship is to support ICP's Museum Education and Community Partnership programs, including scheduling school visits, assisting with workshops, and supporting hands-on photography programs. Interns often assist with the research, preparation, documentation, and implementation of all programs. Depending on applicants' experiences and interests, there are also opportunities for interns work as Teaching Assistants in ICP's teen photography classes.
Applicants must possess strong communication and administrative skills; an understanding of arts education; the capacity to multi-task and to work independently; along with the ability to problem solve. Ideal candidates must also have a strong knowledge of photography—its history, techniques, and aesthetics. A familiarity with computer programs such as Microsoft Office and Photoshop are required. Must have excellent customer service skills and thrive in a high-energy, fast-paced environment.
Internships are unpaid but receive work-study hours, one credit hour for every hour worked. Work-study hours can be used for darkroom time or a tuition discount on ICP classes. Interns are also invited to attend private openings and artist talks.