The Morgan Conservatory, a non-profit arts organization, has devoted over 15 years to growing arts and culture in Midtown Cleveland through teaching historical and innovative papermaking and book arts, as well as producing handmade paper.
The Morgan Conservatory Internship Program provides rich educational and practical value through project-based work centered on papermaking, letterpress, and bookbinding. We are committed to ensuring that our interns leave the Morgan with the skills and knowledge in their area of interest and a greater understanding of papermaking and community arts.
The Winter Internship focuses on administrative skills, store management, graphic design, social media, and more. The Winter Internship period is 6-8 weeks long.
The Summer Internship features a more hands-on, studio-based experience, developing skills in paper, print, and book arts, garden cultivation, community outreach, and more. The Summer Internship period is 8-10 weeks long.
Applicants must be at least 18 years of age. No prior papermaking experience is necessary. College credit for your internship may be available through your university.
Applicants must commit to 12-18 hours/week, excluding Sundays and Mondays. Shifts are 10:00 am to 4:00 pm (6 hours). Accommodations can be made for academic schedules.
All applicants must complete or submit the following:
Please outline your educational background, past work, volunteer or internship experience, and relevant skills or coursework.
Please address the following in your cover letter:
1. Why are you interested in an internship at the Morgan Conservatory?
2. What do you hope to learn and achieve as a result of your internship?
3. How would this internship benefit your academic or career goals?
Online Application Form:
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5-10 Image Portfolio:
If you are applying for the Community Arts Education Internship, Graphic Arts Internship, or Studio Internship, please attach a link to your portfolio or upload a 5-10 image PDF to the file submission section on the application form. Any relevant applications without a portfolio will not be considered. Portfolio can be submitted as a .pdf, or website link.
The available positions for the 2024 Summer Internships are as follows:
Community Arts Education Internship:
The Community Arts Education Internship allows interns to develop skills such as hands-on assistant teaching, gaining experience with using didactic tools, and interacting with a variety of local groups and organizations. The Community Arts Education Intern will assist in on-site and off-site community arts workshops hosted by the Morgan this summer. Additionally, the intern will learn papermaking, paper marbling, pulp painting, setting type, and other relevant processes.
The Community Arts Education Internship is a paid, 18-hour-per-week internship with a flexible schedule. The employment period is for a maximum of 8 weeks. No additional experience is required, but teaching experience or interest is a plus.
The Garden Internship is a great fit for anyone with a green thumb. Interns will be introduced to all aspects of the Kozo gardening process, which includes working in the garden weekly to mulch, weed, and prune the initial Kozo stand of trees. The Garden Interns will also water the garden and assist in lawn maintenance, plant flax, indigo, torro, and more! In addition, interns will learn western and eastern papermaking and how to process dyed materials. The Garden Internship is a paid, 18-hour-per-week internship with a flexible schedule. The employment period is for a maximum of 8 weeks. No additional experience is required, and all are welcome to apply!
Graphic Arts Internship:
The Graphic Arts intern will be developing their graphic design skills, as well as studio experience, to develop various didactic posters to illustrate papermaking, bookbinding, marbling, and setting letterpress-type techniques. The didactic posters will be used at on-site and off-site workshops, demos, and as talking points during studio tours. Additionally, the intern will work in our various studios to learn papermaking, paper marbling, pulp painting, setting type for the letterpress, and more.
The Graphic Arts Internship is a paid, 18-hour-per-week internship with a flexible schedule. The employment period is for a maximum of 8 weeks. Experience with graphic design and/or illustration is preferred, but not required.
Studio interns will work in our studios to learn papermaking, paper marbling, pulp painting, setting type for the letterpress, and more! Additionally, the intern will learn how to prepare the studio for production and assist during custom workshops. The intern will also work with the Studio Coordinator to maintain the Morgan flat files, bindery, papermaking, and letterpress studios.
The Studio Internship is a paid, 18-hour-per-week internship with a flexible schedule. The employment period is for a maximum of 8 weeks. No additional experience is required, but printmaking, bookbinding, or papermaking experience is a plus.
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