Archive for July, 2012

Student Intern Wanted: Society for Photographic Education

July 19, 2012

Lucky for you the Society for Photographic Education’s national headquarters are located in Cleveland.  In fact, they’re right around the corner from CSU. If you’re unfamiliar, SPE is the best organization in the world and have the best conferences in history ever.  To learn more, visit SPE’s website.  A previous CSU photo student interned for them a couple years ago and had a great experience.  If you’re interested contact me and send your resume to the SPE email below. I can provide a reference and we can arrange academic credit for the fall.  Don’t miss this opportunity! Good luck!

SPE Intern Position Description
The Society for Photographic Education (SPE) is looking for an office intern for the 2012-2013 academic year. This position will provide support for ongoing SPE projects as well as travel to and support our 2013 National Conference in Chicago, IL [travel funded by SPE]. Tentative conference travel dates are Monday, March 4, 2013 through Sunday, March 10, 2013.

We estimate office time involvement of approximately 10 hours a week. Workdays can be flexible as long as they fit within normal office hours which are Monday through Friday 9am-5pm.

Qualifications include:  experience with Mac based computer programs and Microsoft Office programs, ability to take a project and see it through to its completion, ability to search the vast corners of the internet for useful data and must possess a sense of humor.

SPE is a national nonprofit membership organization that provides and fosters an understanding of photography as a means of diverse creative expression, cultural insight, and experimental practice. Through its interdisciplinary programs, services and publications, the society seeks to promote a broader understanding of the medium in all its forms through teaching and learning, scholarship and criticism.

The SPE office is located in the Art Craft building on Superior Ave, in downtown Cleveland. Parking will be provided.
If you are interested in this position, please email your resume to


Student Internships at MOCA for Fall

July 17, 2012

If you are a CSU photo student and would like to do an internship for credit, contact Mark Slankard via email ASAP.

The new MOCA Cleveland, the first building designed in the United States by Farshid Moussavi Architecture (FMA), will serve as a catalyst for creativity and growth in a cosmopolitan Cleveland neighborhood, which is home to one of the country’s largest concentrations of cultural and educational institutions.

The inaugural exhibition, Inside Out and from the Ground Up, brings together significant works by pioneering figures, such as Louise Bourgeois, David Hammons, and Gordon Matta-Clark, alongside works by established and emerging artists, including David Altmejd, Walead Beshty, Katharina Grosse, Jacqueline Humphries, Corey McCorkle, Henrique Oliveira, Barry Underwood, William Villalongo, Rachel Whiteread and Haegue Yang.
Founded in 1968, the Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland, a leading force in the cultural life of Northeast Ohio, is recognized nationally and internationally for its vital and creative exhibitions and public programs. These strive to challenge, inspire, and teach a wide range of audiences. Through approximately eight exhibitions a year, all accompanied by public and education programs, and many also by scholarly catalogues, MOCA brings the work and ideas of a diversity of national and international artists to its audiences. MOCA’s critically acclaimed exhibitions have included The Teacher and the Student: Charles Rosenthal and Ilya Kabakov (2004), Yoshitomo Nara (2004), All Digital (2006), Diana Cooper (2008), Sam Taylor-Wood (2008), Hugging and Wrestling: Contemporary Israeli Photography and Video (2009), and Marilyn Minter: Orange Crush (2010). From 1968 to 1990, MOCA rented modest quarters in University Circle, and from 1990 to the present it rented second-story space from the Cleveland Play House on Carnegie Avenue. Today, as it prepares to move to its new building, MOCA looks forward to welcoming both established and new audiences to its exciting new space in University Circle.


Marketing and Communications Intern 
Marketing and Communication Interns assist in creating visibility for the museum’s exhibitions and programs as well as in attracting new audiences. Interns conduct market research and demographic analysis, facilitate mailings, update various databases, assist at special events, maintain media files, scan articles and maintain archives of printed materials.
The ideal candidate should be flexible, energetic, creative, and enthusiastic.  Interns are involved in a wide variety of tasks so they must have superior organizational and interpersonal skills, exceptional attention to detail, excellent computer skills, and the ability to work both independently and as a member of a team in a fast-paced, deadline-oriented environment.
Preferred Majors: Journalism, Marketing and Communication
A commitment of 8-16 hours per week is required.
 Graphic Design Intern
Working within the External Affairs Department, the Graphic Design Intern will assist MOCA’s Director of Communications/Senior Designer in a range of communication projects including the design of invitations, signage, fliers, and postcards; archiving photographs and design files; distribution of images to the media; creating web-ready artwork, and the conceptual development of design projects. Work may also include other projects on an as-needed basis.
The ideal intern will be an excellent communicator with strong organizational, visual and verbal skills;  an average (or better) understanding of Adobe Creative Suite software; and must be able to work both independently and with various departments to adapt design to different organizational needs. The intern must also have a background or completed studies in Graphic Design, and are preferably in their Junior year of studies.
Please include a letter of recommendation from a current or former Graphic Design professor.
A commitment of 8-16 hours per week is required.
 Exhibitions Intern 
Exhibitions Interns assist with the day-to-day work of organizing and presenting exhibitions of contemporary art. They are flexible problem-solvers, who are willing to take on diverse tasks, working both independently and with MOCA staff. Interns must be self-motivated and creative.
Assignments may include:
  • research (both Internet- and library-based)
  • creating and managing a database of departmental contacts; preparing print and electronic materials for distribution to artists; managing curatorial correspondence
  • working directly with MOCA’s institutional records—including paper, photographs, slides, film and video, artwork, and electronic resources—to process records, prepare inventories and finding aids, and implement preservation systems
  • working directly with MOCA’s installation team, to prepare, install, and strike exhibitions, as well as other back of house operations
The ideal candidate will have knowledge of contemporary art, and a background in art history, museum studies/administration, library science, or studio art. The candidate must be computer literate, passionately detail-oriented, and possess an investigative spirit.
Preferred Majors:  art history, museum studies/administration, library science, or studio art
Please include an academic writing sample with the application.
A commitment of 8-16 hours per week is required.
Media Program Intern
Media Program Interns work with the Media Program Manager to help develop audio and video-based materials. Typical work for a Media Program Manager includes helping plan strategies for media-based interpretive materials; audio or video recording during programs, exhibition installations, and special interviews; editing and post-production of audio and video material; and migrating and overseeing media on various websites.
Media Program Interns must possess a proficient knowledge of audio and video software including Final Cut and Cubase (or other comparable audio editing program) as well as have advanced understanding of video equipment. Ideal candidates are creative, independent self-starters who possess excellent communication and organizational skills.
Preferred Majors: Any media-based art, computer science, electronic music
A commitment of 8-16 hours per week is required.
 Youth and Family Education Intern
Youth and Family Education Interns are integral members of the Programs Department, working with the Curator of Education to plan and execute K-12 school, family, and docent programs at MOCA. Youth and Family Education Interns’ projects include creating teacher resource packets, developing lesson plans, leading interactive tours and hands-on art projects for audiences of all ages, and performing research assignments.
Youth and Family Interns must possess excellent interpersonal, organizational and computer skills. Ideal candidates are creative and equally comfortable working with children and engaging their caregivers in conversation. An outgoing personality is essential and experience working with children is preferred.
Preferred Majors: Art Education, K-12 Education, Communication, Studio Art
A commitment of 8-16 hours per week is required.
 Public Programs Intern 
Public Programs Interns work directly with the Director of Programs & Associate Curator to design and execute exhibition-related events, talks and lectures, artist programs, concerts, social events, and content for media-based initiatives like podcasts and videos. The Public Programs Interns’ projects include researching upcoming exhibitions, corresponding with artists and curators for upcoming events, brainstorming future programs, creating evaluation strategies for exhibitions and events, assisting with outreach, leading interactive tours, and overseeing
components of public programs.
Public Programs Interns must possess superior writing, communication, and social skills. Ideal candidates are multi-taskers who are comfortable working independently, thinking creatively, and speaking in public. This is a fast-paced internship with varied responsibilities that requires excellent organization.
Preferred Majors: Art History, Museum Studies, Communications, Art Education
A commitment of 8-16 hours per week is required. Evening hours during programs are likely.
 Development Intern
Development Interns participate in all aspects of MOCA’s fundraising program including conducting research assignments on prospective funding sources, facilitating mailings for a number of different campaigns, and updating and maintaining donor and prospect files. Interns will also be involved in the planning and implementation of a variety of social functions and special events.
Candidates should be detail oriented, self-motivated, flexible and enthusiastic. Strong communication, computer, and administrative skills are imperative. Experience with databases, particularly Raiser’s Edge, is a plus.
Please include a writing sample with the application.
Preferred Majors: Marketing, Communication, Management, Nonprofit Management, Public Administration

CSU Photo Represents at Cleveland Museum of Art

July 16, 2012

Ryan Upp and Peg Mc Nally have photo books included in DIY: Photographers & Books, Barbara Tannenbaum‘s debut exhibition at Clevland Museum of Art.

Garie Waltzer @ Bonfoey Gallery

July 12, 2012