Teaching Assistants are volunteers who form a vital part of ICP by supporting its classes and courses on photographer and visual storytelling. Many teaching assistants take this opportunity as an invitation to join an evolving network of innovative young photographers in NYC. ICP welcomes those hoping to engage with the photographers, educators, artists, students, and enthusiasts comprising its community.

NYC Teaching Assistant: Requirements and Qualifications

ICP Teaching Assistants for photography courses possess a strong desire to learn and connect with others who are passionate about photography. Friendliness and the 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 photography school. Teaching Assistants supporting the school's courses and events may possess varied skill levels. Teaching Assistants placed in photography courses 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.

How to Apply to be a Volunteer Teaching Assistant

Please return the TA application ICP form, along with a copy of your resumé, to the attention of Tyler Roarty, Teaching Assistant Coordinator at TA@icp.edu. Teaching assistant candidates that meet the program’s requirements will be contacted for an interview.

The International Center of Photography is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

If you are a former TA and have questions, please reach out to TA@icp.edu.

“Being a TA is an experience I would recommend to any alumni because you can be part of classes you may not have been able to take during your time there. ICP is like a photo family, and everyone is passionate about photography and art. There are great connections and opportunities for networking, developing friendships, and meeting new people. For me it has been very rewarding.” –Huguette Ampudia

“I started as a TA in the fall of 2021 for a weekend workshop class. I became a TA as a way to give back to the students that are currently at ICP. I had wonderful TA's when I studied there and it really made my time at ICP so special.” –Sara Adriani

“I moved from Switzerland to NYC four and a half years ago. Being a TA connected me to the photography community in NYC. My favorite part is that I’m part of a community of highly talented and inspirational creatives. I’ve met so many wonderful people and had many amazing experiences, and now I have my own photo studio on Union Square. Signing up as a TA was the best decision I ever made. You invest some hours and the reward is priceless.” –Freek Dirkx

“I enjoy being immersed in experiences with other photographers. I often absorb lessons from the faculty member and the students when I’ve assisted a faculty member. The opportunity to be a TA for ICP is a great way to get involved in photography and expand your knowledge about a broad range of information. In addition, it is a way to meet many talented creative photographers.” –B Jane Levine

Alumni Work

A group of people using their cellphones.
Jared Alechman
People taking photo of an owl.
Lena Hinrichs
A male and female on the beach.
Cheryl Kornreich
A guy showing his phone to someone.
Jane Levine