Watershed Lab 2016
What: Mount Tremper Arts is seeking artists, writers, critics, arts professionals, and students to volunteer in support of our new performance series in the Catskill Mountains. The Watershed Laboratory builds on the MTA summer festivals of the past; with residencies and performances year-round, we’re now looking for volunteers to gather one week per month instead of all summer long.
As a volunteer you’ll be supporting the resident artists and helping in the kitchen or gardens, while still having plenty of time to enjoy mountain splendor in all seasons!
When: Volunteers are needed for the following dates:
July 12 – 17
August 8 – 14
September 5 – 11
October 3 – 9
November 7 – 13
December 5 – 11
You’ll be doing 24 hours of work/volunteering during the week. Some of it will be manual labor, in the garden and in support of the productions. Please note: you should be comfortable lifting 40lbs!
Perks: A private bedroom or Airstream trailer of your own, with plenty of time for swimming, hiking, cycling, reading, or just relaxing. You’ll be staying onsite either in a trailer or in the farmhouse.
Food: Dinners every night with MTA resident artists and staff, and frequent late night campfires. Breakfast and lunch on your own. If you don’t have a car, we'll give you a ride to the grocery store early in the week.
What you’ll be doing: We need help in the garden and kitchen (both prep and washing dishes), help during events (ushers, parking, concessions), some cleaning, and most vitally, good conversation around the campfire.
Travel: You are responsible for your own travel. If you don’t have a car, it’s an easy 2.5-hour bus ride from Port Authority in NYC; we’ll pick you up at the bus stop in Phoenicia.
About our Volunteer Program: Rather then utilizing unpaid interns to help run the day-to-day tasks of a residency program and festival, we invite other artists and art field professionals to join our community for a few days and help out with caretaking. What’s the difference? A volunteer provides a generously given service, while an intern partakes in unpaid work; a volunteer enters the community as an equal, while an intern is the bottom bracket of a hierarchy.
To apply: Please email us your answers to the questions below.
What weeks are you available to volunteer?
Have you volunteered here before? Y / N
Please share with us your background:
Will you be bringing your own car? Y / N
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