Community Programs Intern
Schedule: 15-20 hours/week
Dates Required: April–June 2018
Supervisors: Manager of Museum Education & Community Partnerships & Teen Academy Coordinator
Community Programs, a branch of ICP’s Education Department, seeks an intern to assist with all aspects of youth-based photography program administration.
A year-round schedule of Community Programs brings the rewards of photographic expression to people of all ages and backgrounds, making ICP’s resources and expertise available to audiences that might not otherwise have access to them. ICP’s Community Programs include Community Partnerships, Teen Academy, and Museum Education. Our Community Partnerships and Teen Academy serve over 900 young people from across the tri-state area every year by developing their knowledge of photography, critical thinking, writing, and public speaking. Our offsite partnerships with community-based organizations reach students in underserved neighborhoods through free classes. This same access is ensured by offering need-based scholarships to half of all students in onsite afterschool classes as well. Museum Education serves over 9,000 students and teachers annually by providing tours, workshops, interpretive materials, and professional development, focusing on visual literacy and critical thinking skills. New York City public schools receive these resources for free. All programming reflects ICP’s greater mission of social change through photography.
The main responsibility of this internship is to support Community Programs across initiatives, including assisting with tours and workshops, supporting hands-on teen photography programs, and assisting in the day-to-day operations of our department. 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.
How to Apply
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Rolling
The International Center of Photography is committed to Equal Opportunity Employment.