18/02/2018

2018 Print Fellow

2018 Print Fellow for The Wassaic Project.

Deadline: March 1, 2018
The Wassaic Project & Residency seek a part-time Print Fellow to support our Print Program and Artist Residency based in Wassaic, NY. The Print Fellow will live and work in Wassaic, NY and manage the Wassaic Print Shop, provide support on projects by Artist Residents and visiting Artists and produce Wassaic promotional materials. Print Fellow will also work closely with 6 to 8 Print Edition Artists to produce a print edition with each — and a print from each edition is part of compensation.  Print Fellow will have an opportunity to work closely with community of artists and have full access to a 24/hr Print Studio in Wassaic, NY.

Qualifications

  • MA Preferred

  • Proficiency in Photoshop, CMYK Color Separation and other digital media

  • Ability to work in a collaborative environment

  • Familiarity with Shop maintenance and transparency printing / troubleshooting

  • Experience providing instruction/ or guidance

  • A interest in becoming a part of the Wassaic Community.

Responsibilities

  • Daily walk-through and clean up / trouble shooting (details below)

  • Weekly check-in (details below)

  • Monthly orientations and coordinating with residents (details below)

  • Weekly hours of technical support: 16 hours / week to be scheduled with the rhythm of the residency (i.e. two full days, four half days, or whatever combination works best for the fellow and the resident’s needs)

  • Print WP festival merchandise: t-shirts, posters, tote bags, other items as needed; coordinate with Design Fellow. Approx 40-50 hours w/ assistance from intern and/or resident work hours. (Festival is first weekend in August)

  • Print Editions: edition prints and assist artists with file preparation (no more than 2 per month)

  • Assist with Printmaking workshops with teens and adults (additional compensation)

Schedule
May 1st – October 31st

Compensation
– $700/month on contract on payroll
– housing, private room in a shared house (value: $600/month)
– 24 hour access to the print shop and facilities as well as our wood and metal shops
– semi-open, raw studio space
– one artist proof from every Print Edition Artist.  Past artists have included James Siena, William Powhida, Jennifer Dalton and Molly Dilworth, among many others.

To Apply
Interested applicants should email the following to eve@wassaicproject.org with “2018 PRINT FELLOWSHIP” in the subject line.

  1. CV (pdf)

  2. Link to website portfolio (include at least 10-20 screenprints)

    1. if no website, use flickr or dropbox

  3. Cover letter that addresses:

    1. level of expertise with screenprinting

    2. working collaboratively with other artists in printmaking environment

    3. experience in print shop management (preferred but not required)

4) 10 work samples that show breadth of experience with a focus on technical skills

For more info:
http://wassaicproject.org/opportunities/