The Ceramic internship is quite intensive, and in order to maintain a high level of quality, workshops are given top priority. Interns are responsible for organizing the class, loading and firing all kilns, mixing glazes, assisting the faculty, working with the students, and cleaning the shop among other duties. One intern will be a monitor from 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m., Monday thru Friday. Kiln loading happens frequently, including evenings and weekends. All clay interns must stay until August 30, 2016 and at least two will stay until September 30. Cleaning from the summer and preparing the shop for the winter takes about three days after the summer workshops end.
Photography & New Media interns actively assist in the summer workshops providing support for faculty and students. Their responsibilities include assisting instructors, aiding students, troubleshooting computer and printer problems, organizing and participating in field trips, weekly evening lab monitoring, performing general lab/building maintenance (including weekends), and gathering materials for demos. Interns should have significant experience and a strong technical understanding of camera gear, digital and film capture, digital workflow using Photoshop, Lightroom and Epson printers. Attention to detail and desire to learn is a must. Experience teaching or assisting in photography or digital media course is highly desirable. Additional knowledge of Processing or other coding languages, general computer maintenance, the Adobe Creative Suite Design Premium, Final Cut Pro, and slide and flatbed scanners is also helpful.
The Painting and Printmaking Program Interns assist faculty and students and are expected to be self-motivated and anticipatory of the needs of the students and the faculty. During a typical Painting and Printmaking workshop, interns help set up studio equipment, get deliveries from the office, attend to and adjust the track lighting, show students and faculty where supplies and tools are located, and assist faculty in demos and students with new techniques when needed. Additionally, each intern will monitor the shop several evenings per week from 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Weekend responsibilities for all interns include tearing down the current set-up, patching and painting all walls, thoroughly cleaning and rearranging the studio for the next workshop, and meeting new faculty on Sunday afternoon for last minute adjustments. Interns hoping to assist in our Printmaking studio should have a significant background in printmaking and workflow of an active shop and be detail oriented. Familiarity with computer technology (Photoshop, Illustrator) and digital printing is very helpful for both Painting and Printmaking interns.
The Sculpture Interns are responsible for organizing the class, assisting the faculty, working with the students, and cleaning the shop. One intern will monitor the shop in the evenings from 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. The interns should have a background in or willingness to learn a variety of sculpture techniques and equipment such as welding, wood fabrication, bronze casting, plaster, and mixed media construction. A familiarity with computer technology is also helpful. A high regard for safety is essential.
The Wood Interns set up the studios for workshops, prepare materials, clean and maintain the shop and assist faculty and students, among other duties. Interns are expected to be self-motivated and anticipatory of the needs of the students and the faculty, with strong people skills. A high regard for safety is essential. Each intern will monitor the shop a minimum of one evening a week from 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m., as well as some weekends. The interns should have significant background in woodworking, including knowledge of basic joinery and the safe operation of woodworking machines. Familiarity with other materials (metal, paint, mixed media construction) and computer technology is also helpful.
The Children’s Program interns must be flexible, patient, compassionate, energetic and able to accommodate the changing needs of students ages 4-15. Their responsibilities include assisting instructors, aiding students, organizing and prepping materials and maintaining studio space and supplies. The supervision and safety of young children is a primary expectation that includes the use of materials, snack breaks, lunch times, and time before and after workshops. Having a broad knowledge of art materials and techniques is valuable. Having experience or a strong interest to work with children is essential. An understanding of ceramics and handling of the electric kiln and other related equipment is helpful.
The Digital Fabrication intern provides technical support for students from all disciplines during the summer workshops. Their responsibilities include assisting students, residents and faculty with output and troubleshooting of their projects. Interns will monitor the Lab after hours from 7:00 p.m – 10:00 p.m on various occasions, and in the absence of studio coordinators. Additionally, they are responsible for maintaining, servicing and running all equipment in Anderson Ranch’s Digital Fabrication Lab. Proficiency with software such as Rhinoceros, Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop is highly deisrable. The Digital Fabrication Lab includes various 3D printers, 3D scanners, laser cutters/etchers, and vinyl cutters/plotters id highly desired. Experience with this type of equipment is preferable but not required.