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Education and Engagement Intern
The Engagement Intern will assist with the growth and sustainability of Blue Water Baltimore by providing support for our education and engagement programs. This is a unique opportunity to provide educational programming and help create creative solutions that help refine the public engagement practices of a growing nonprofit organization – it is ideal for a student interested in public relations and engagement, environmental/nature-based education, and outreach. For more information and to apply, please click: Education & Engagement Intern.
This is a unique opportunity to learn about and provide creative solutions that help the communication practices of a growing nonprofit organization. It is ideal for a student interested in and experienced with general communications, video and photography, graphic design, and public engagement. For more information and to apply, please click: Communications Intern.
Houston Center for Photography – Assistant Director of Education
Reports to: Executive Director
Houston Center for Photography (HCP) seeks a creative and detail-oriented Assistant Director of Education to oversee the development and implementation of HCP’s on-site Learning Center. With more than 300 classes per year, and a professional-grade Digital Darkroom, Critique Room, and Lighting Studio, the Learning Center at HCP is one of the most sought-after artist resources for photography in Houston. The Assistant Director of Education will coordinate and oversee all aspects of the Learning Center including programming quarterly seasons of courses, Master Classes with iconic artists and
working closely with HCP’s Resident Instructor and Executive Director on the overall strategy and course development of the program. The ideal candidate will have a well-rounded knowledge of photography in all its forms, experience working in an arts education space, strong writing and administrative skills, and be passionate about furthering HCP’s vision and mission for the center. This is a full-time, salaried position with benefits. The Assistant Director of Education is an ideal position for an individual pursuing a career in an arts leadership capacity within a non-profit art space and is a
great opportunity to be involved in the essential educational and operational aspects of a leading arts institution in the heart of the Museum District.
Learning Center Responsibilities:
• Lead the development of the vision for the future of the Learning Center and work with the Resident Instructor to insure curriculum supports the vision
• Broaden the scope of HCP’s educational programming to reach diverse audiences via a range of instructors and class types
• Manage instructors, establish contracts and training, and ensure proper payment
• Oversee classroom instruction to ensure a high-quality learning experience
• Maintain feedback and statistics to support grant opportunities and reporting
• Supervise tech support and orientation for new users in Digital Darkroom
• Plan and develop Master Class schedule for upcoming year with Executive Director
• Develop and schedule educational calendars (Fall, Spring, and Summer) and summer camps
• Provide regular reports to the Education Committee on attendance, budgets, and member/student feedback
• With Finance Manager and ED, create and manage LC budget
• Supervise accession of new books, journals, and periodicals to the library on a monthly basis
Student Involvement Responsibilities:
• Serve as main liaison with students and instructors for problem resolution
• Schedule private lessons
• Direct certificate student portfolio reviews and be responsive to student feedback
• Respond to questions, concerns of students
• Collect and track student surveys and comments with Resident Instructor
• BFA in Photography required; Master’s degree in Photography, Arts Education, or related field highly preferred
• Proficiency in photographic techniques and software
• 3+ years experience in related field
• Excellent written, oral and interpersonal communication skills
• Excellent organizational and administrative skills
• Proficiency in a Mac environment and the drive to pick up new skills as needed
Wages and Schedule:
This is a full-time, salaried position with benefits
This position is open until filled. Qualified candidates should send a cover letter, resume, and 3 references combined into one PDF to: email@example.com. Please put “Assistant Director of Education” in your subject line. Applications will only be accepted via email.
About Houston Center for Photography:
Houston Center for Photography’s mission is to increase society’s understanding and appreciation of photography and its evolving role in contemporary culture. HCP encourages artists, builds audiences, stimulates dialogue, and promotes inquiry about photography and related media through education, exhibitions, publications, fellowship programs, and community collaborations. HCP is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization serving as a resource to its members and the community with programs that have regional and national impact.
As an Equal Opportunity Employer, Houston Center for Photography is committed to enhancing our community and encourages applications from qualified individuals with varied backgrounds, experiences and ideas who would increase the diversity of HCP.
New York City advertising firm, FIGLIULO & PARTNERS, is looking for student photographers (for portraits) for an upcoming paid project for one of their clients. The photo above illustrates the kind of portraits they are looking for on this campaign. This is a paid opportunity. We have very little information about this job, so please use contact info below to find out the details…Good luck!
Our international jury will select the work of 50 outstanding talents from all cultures, all points of view, all genres, with no age limit. All winners will be showcased in a gallery exhibition in New York City this fall. Other benefits include projections at international photography festivals, inclusion in our third major book, The Best of LensCulture, Volume 3, and—for everyone who enters—free feedback about your project from a photography professional in the form of a personal written review! We’re seeking entries from members of the global photography community who have yet to receive exposure at an international level—our aim is to discover fresh and inspiring visions from the next great image-makers. Show the world your best work today!
Current Space is proud to present Sweet Sweat, a solo exhibition by Lindsay Bottos. Please join us for the opening reception on Friday night, 7-10pm.
Opening Reception: July 6th, 7-10pm
Exhibition Duration: July 6th – 28th
Gallery Hours: Friday + Saturday, noon – 4pm
Sweet Sweat focuses on faded relationships; comparing images of past loved ones to my first home in the deep Florida south. Bittersweet nostalgia is the theme of this tender, yet melancholy series.
Deep muggy south
You romanticize it,
But do you know
What it means?
They teach us patterns to run
In order to escape
An inherited punishment
An old lady grabs my shoulders
And tells me “I’m so happy you’ve made it out”
But ain’t it all sunshine all the time?
We tailgate the sunrise
Slurpie-stained blue mouths
Thick humidity in our chests
I lick sweet sweat from your fingers
Wish you would
Cover me in more of you
Spit contentment into my mouth
Have you ever felt
The heat kiss your neck?
The wind lick your ear?
Do you like to peel your
Sweaty thighs from
Let’s drink from the eternal fountain
So we can stay young forever
And never change
I say I’ll drive across the country to meet you there
You say “that’s dumb, stop it”
But really I just wanted you
To tell me
You wanted me there
Lindsay Bottos is a photographer and writer who’s work focuses on issues surrounding intimacy and personal narratives. Her work has been featured in various galleries in the US and abroad, on network television, and most notoriously online.
We are now accepting applications for our Fall 2018 Internships Additional details and full job descriptions are available in the links below. Apply today!
The Internship Program offers undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to investigate and participate in the operations of the nation’s leading nonprofit for advancing the arts in America. Through a combination of learning experiences, work projects, and group collaborations, interns become integral members of our team. Interns are expected to participate in daily activities, contribute skills and ideas, and produce excellent work, all the while preparing to become the next generation of arts, nonprofit, and cultural leaders.
• Hours: 15-20 hours per week (part-time)
• Start Date: September 11th, 2018
• End Date: Week of November 16th, 2018
• Compensation: Paid, hourly
• Locations: DC and NYC offices (specific internship locations noted in parentheses)
• Weekly Schedule: Flexible, determined with Intern Supervisor
1. Development/Leadership Alliances (DC)
2. Local Arts Advancement (DC)
3. Marketing & Communications (DC)
4. Private Sector Initiatives (NYC)
Established in 1967, the Smithsonian Folklife Festival honors contemporary living cultural traditions and celebrates those who practice and sustain them.
Volunteers are crucial to the success of the Festival. They assist stage managers, work with participants, support sustainability efforts, and much more. We are currently seeking volunteer photographers to help document the Festival.
Photographers get behind the scenes access to Festival participants and performances, and are responsible for photographing participants, visitors, performances, and other volunteers. This is an excellent opportunity for students who are trying to build a portfolio. Their work is archived at the Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage and is used for media and promotional materials. Photo Volunteers must bring their own digital camera with them and should submit a portfolio of 8-15 images via a Dropbox link, a link to a personal website, or a photo sharing program such as Flickr (No Instagram or Tumblr sites please). They should also have some experience using an external flash. DSLR’s and mirrorless cameras are required. No point and shoots.
The Smithsonian Folklife Festival, established in 1967, honors contemporary living cultural traditions and celebrates those who practice and sustain them. Produced annually by the Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage, the Festival has featured participants from all 50 states and more than 100 countries.
This year’s Festival:
Armenia: Creating Home
Take a glimpse into Armenian Culture, greatly influenced by its surroundings, heritage, and ongoing exchange with its many diasporas around the world. Foodways presentations and artisan craft traditions tell the importance of economic and cultural sustainability in the face of change and how these practices create home – both in concept and form.
Catalonia: Tradition and Creativity from the Mediterranean
Human towers. Giant puppets. Fire-breathing dragons. Behind the spectacular cultural expressions of Catalonia, resilient networks of people work together to ensure the vitality of their local cultures and their livelihoods. Join Catalan artists and musicians as they share their public life and expressions of Catalan identity with us. As they say in Catalan, “Fem pinya!” Let’s come together!
10:30 AM – 6:30 PM (days)
6 PM – 9 PM (evenings)
GET INVOLVED: Volunteers are needed before, during, and after the Festival. They assist stage managers, work with participants, support sustainability efforts, and much more. To complete an application, please visit www.festival.si.edu/volunteer.