Location: New York, NY
Mission: Aperture, a not-for-profit foundation, connects the photo community and its audiences with the most inspiring work, the sharpest ideas, and with each other—in print, in person, and online.
The Stevan A. Baron Work Scholar Program welcomes individuals from all over the world to engage in Aperture’s many programs through pre-professional scholar program in editing, design, production, circulation, sales, and marketing for photography’s most significant publications; the development of major traveling exhibitions; educational and public programs; and all other business operations essential to a non-profit organization.
In addition to working closely with the Aperture staff, scholars attend lunchtime seminars with our department heads, visit major museum collections, auction houses, and archives, and make contacts within the photography community at Aperture events and through meetings with professionals in the field. Aperture Foundation’s Chelsea location offers the unique opportunity to work for six to twelve months in New York and gain experience within the worlds of art, publishing, and photography.
Cost: Scholars receive a meal stipend of $300 per month full-time, as well as complimentary copies of Aperture magazine throughout the scholar program (stipends for part-time work scholars vary depending on their time commitment).
Application Fee: No application fee.
Number of Artists: variable
Accommodations: Applicants must make their own living arrangements and should have sufficient financial resources to cover their living expenses. College credit is available for this program.
Length of Stay: The program is designed for a six- or twelve-month commitment running from January through June, and from July through December. Please note that a full-time commitment (five days per week) is necessary, unless otherwise noted, and we do not offer summer or semester-long scholar programs.
Demographic: College-level and Graduate-level applicants.
Applicants are selected based on their interest and motivation in working for Aperture, an ability to significantly contribute to the program, and openness to gaining meaningful work experience. Experience and interest in photography, publishing, the visual arts, and in fields related to the specific department to which you apply is strongly encouraged.
Medium: Communications, Design, Development, Digital Media, Editorial (books or magazine), Education, Exhibitions, Finance and Administration, Library and Digital Archive, Magazine Circulation (marketing, advertising), Production, Sales
Benefits: Scholars receive a meal stipend of $300 per month full-time, as well as complimentary copies of Aperture magazine throughout the scholar program (stipends for part-time work scholars vary depending on their time commitment).
Deadline: For scholar programs beginning in January: October 16, For scholar programs beginning in July: March 15