WildCraft Studio School offers students and recent grads the opportunity to intern each season. Interns are involved with many aspects of our program from assisting during classes, to helping in the garden, organizing the studios and keeping our looms and knitting machines running well. The WildCraft season is divided into 2 terms. Each term is slightly different based on the opening and closing dates of each studio. Each studio will accept 2 interns per term.
WildCraft Portland offers 2 terms: Feb-June & September-December.
WildCraft White Salmon offers 2 terms: March-July & September-November.
STUDIO INTERN, Portland Studio: WildCraft Studio School offers internships for 2 highly motivated Studio Interns for each term of the 2017 season. The Studio Internship requires 12 hrs weekly commitment, which can be split between assisting in evening, and weekend workshops with the occasional special project. Interns’ main responsibilities will be in assisting teachers, setting up for classes, cleaning up after classes and supporting students during workshops. These positions will provide hands-on teaching experience as well opportunities to learn new textile & craft skills. Interns are encouraged to take as many classes as they wish, and are only responsible for the cost of materials fees. The ideal applicant will have experience in weaving or dying, and the patience to handle tedious textile processes. We look for applicants with strong work ethic, varied skills and the ability to work independently. This is an unpaid internship. College credit may be available through your hosting institution.
TRADITIONAL SKILLS INTERN, White Salmon and Offsite: WildCraft Studio School offers internships for 2 highly motivated students in Traditional Skills for each term of the 2017 season. The ideal candidate for this position has a love for outdoor work, sturdy constitution, an interest in sustainable farming, natural building and/or herbal medicine. The Traditional Skills Intern will support workshops at our White Salmon studio (assisting teachers, students, setting up and breaking down for workshops), assisting teachers in offsite classes such as Mushroom Foraging and Seaweed Harvesting, as well as working on garden cultivation, planting, harvesting and maintenance at the White Salmon Studio. This position requires a commitment of 12hrs a week: those hours are primarily Saturday & Sunday, depending on class schedules. Interns are encouraged to take as many classes as they wish, and are only responsible for the cost of materials fees. This position will provide hands-on teaching experience as well opportunities to learn natural building skills, and sustainable farming skills. Interns have simple, shared lodging while working at the White Salmon Studio, and are provided a small stipend to cover the cost of transportation/gas back and forth from the studio. WildCraft is looking for energetic, resilient folks, with a passion for wild space, unconventional education and hard work. This is an unpaid internship. College credit may be available through your hosting institution.
APPLICATION DATES & PROCESS:
To apply for an internship, please email a cover letter & resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include in the subject line the term & internship you are applying for.
STUDIO INTERN, Portland Studio
Term One (Feb-June 2017): Application Deadline Jan 22nd
Term Two (Late August-Early Dec 2017): Application Deadline July 15th
TRADITIONAL SKILLS INTERN, White Salmon Studio
Term One (March-July 2017): Application Deadline Feb 7th
Term Two (September-November): Application Deadline August 1st