Volunteer & Internship Opportunities

There are many opportunities to be part of our community; share your skills, and help us build this living, breathing, photo destination called Photoville.

It takes a community to build a village, and the photo community is no exception. The success of any organization lies squarely in its devotion to partnerships, creative collaborations, and community-focused spirit.

We are looking for passionate, dedicated, and skilled interns to work with us starting now leading up to Photoville — our biggest event of the year in September. Time and days will be dependent on each person and their respective duties.

Here at United Photo Industries we are not about wasting time on menial tasks; we are a small, determined group of people who want to make things happen, and we are looking for like-minded people to join our ranks! If you are interested in working with us — just reach out!



We are currently seeking:

Photoville Education Intern
Photoville’s Education Day is a unique art education initiative in its fifth year, that is completely free to attend. The program gives local middle school and high school students exposure to the power of visual storytelling as well as an inside look into the exhibitions, artists and curators that make up Photoville, New York City’s premier pop-up photo destination. In 2016, 600 students attended Photoville Education Day, representing over 20 schools from NYC boroughs. In 2017, we are adding a follow-up Teacher Development Workshop, to resource educators to use photography to teach social studies and language arts.

To learn more about Education Day, visit photoville.com/education-day/.

The Education Intern will report to United Photo Industries’ Executive Producer and Photoville’s Education & Community Producer. The Education Intern will help with developing student activities and materials and compiling the Teacher Resource Guide. They will support the production, logistics and administration of Education Day on September 14 and the follow-up Teacher Development workshop in October.

Time commitment
1 day / week from August 2017 through October 2017
Full time (or as many days as possible) Sept 10 to 14, the week of Education Day

Ideal candidate
The ideal candidate for this internship enjoys working with youth and is interested in learning about working with teacher audiences. You are passionate about art and storytelling, with a particular interest in drawing connections from art into the world. Key qualities –  organized, creative, flexible, and willing to get your hands dirty and work with the team to make things happen!

Great writing skills, event organization, design skills a big plus

Please send a resume, cover letter  and two references to info@photoville.com with the subject: Your Name, Photoville Education Intern

Photoville Volunteer Coordinator

We are looking for a freelance Volunteer Coordinator to work with us to recruit, schedule, train and lead over 100 enthusiastic and experienced Volunteers over the 2 weeks of Photoville 2017 (September 13–24) in beautiful Brooklyn Bridge Park under the iconic Brooklyn Bridge starting immediately with a contract end date of October 5, 2017 (flexible for the right candidate).

The Volunteer Coordinator will be working remotely up until Photoville (with the option to work in the United Photo Industries Gallery if desired) and will work closely with the Senior leadership of the Photoville team.

Time commitment
June 30–October 4, 2017

  • Freelance and work remotely between June 30 – September 8, 2017
  • Be available to work On Site at Photoville between September 9 – September 27, 2017
  • Photoville is Open to the Public between September 13 – 24 with days off between September 18 – 20, 2017
  • Freelance and work remotely for wrap up between September 28 – October 4, 2017

An all-inclusive Contract Fee will be offered to the right candidate

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Recruit over 100 Volunteers for Photoville per schedule and the programming needs between June 30 – August 30, 2017 (United Photo Industries already has a robust list of returning volunteers and people who are excited to join again and we have started the recruitment)
  • Serve as primary Photoville contact for festival volunteers
  • Develop and Implement the volunteer plan for Photoville 2017 with the Photoville Co-founders and Senior team members
  • Schedule Volunteer Assignments accordingly
  • Work with the Education Producer in recruiting and scheduling Volunteer Docents for our Education Day reaching over 600 New York City School Students on September 14
  • Schedule and lead the Volunteer Orientation Meeting in September
  • Work within the Photoville Time Line
  • Be present at key Photoville team meetings scheduled throughout the year.
  • Work alongside the Operations Manager in Front Of House Set up and Donations (Donations will be solicited by paid employees)
  • Be on site whenever Volunteers are assisting and manage accordingly
  • Manage the wrap up of the Volunteer Department post-festival

Ideal candidate
The ideal candidate for this position enjoys working in a collaborative way with a large group of Photography, Event and Festival professionals. This candidate has experience in recruiting and managing volunteers or large groups of people and excels at scheduling and managing.

You are passionate about visual storytelling, education and public art, with a particular interest in working with a diverse group of people enthusiastic in contributing to a free outdoor festival bringing challenging and interesting photography and stories to the public. Key qualities include being organized, creative, flexible, and willing to get your hands dirty and work with the team to make things happen!

Great leadership, interpersonal, event and organization skills.

Please send a resume, cover letter  and two references to info@photoville.com with the subject: Your Name, Photoville Volunteer Coordinator