Teaching Assistant

Department: Education
Compensation: Unpaid/Volunteer


Teaching Assistants are volunteers who form a vital part of ICP by supporting its classes and facilities. Many pursue this opportunity as an invitation into an evolving network of innovative image making. ICP welcomes those hoping to engage with the photographers, educators, artists, students, and enthusiasts comprising its community.

Requirements and Qualifications

ICP Teaching Assistants possess a strong desire to learn and connect with others who are passionate about photography. Friendliness and an ability to work in a dynamic environment are critical.

Assignments can require both beginner and advanced knowledge of photography since they involve various activities throughout the school. Teaching Assistants supporting the school's facilities and events may possess varied skill levels. However, a Class Teaching Assistant must be familiar with the material being covered, such as mixing the chemistry for a darkroom course, or studio lighting equipment knowledge for a lighting course.

New applicants are required to fulfill a 10 week minimum requirement as an Office Teaching Assistant in at least one of the four areas of the school: Photo Lab Office (Darkroom); Digital Media Lab Office; Equipment Office; Library. Shifts are typically 4-5 hours per week.

Application Deadline


How to Apply

Please return the TA application form, along with a copy of your résumé, to the attention of Lea Boffa, Teaching Assistant Liaison, by email to [email protected] or by mail to the address below. Candidates that meet the program’s requirements will be contacted for an interview.

School of the International Center of Photography
Attn: Lea Boffa
1114 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10036

The International Center of Photography is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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