For articles, see f2 eZine Archive 16 - OCT- DEC 2003


Classified - Opportunities

 

WIPI Is looking for an umbrella for the organization. Posted July 2003

Re: Women In Photography International - Changes & Expansion Women In Photography International is currently seeking to expand it's professional network by merging with a university or foundation that has an established history of commitment to the photographic arts.

Founded in 1981, WIPI, a nonprofit, 501.c3 organization, (headquartered in Los Angeles) has successfully fulfilled it's raison d'etre: To promote the visibility of women photographers and their work. This has been achieved by providing:

1. worldwide professional networks
2. online educational resources & member galleries
3. historical database of women photographers
4. on-going exhibitions & gallery affiliations
5. workshops & lecture programs
6. competitions, including the WIPI 20th Anniversary Exhibition “Tea Time, Images of Women, Images of Tea”
7. quarterly publications, which is the foundation of our current website and online gallery: www.wipi.org, reaching over 50,000 viewers a month

With Women In Photography Intl's steady growth, we feel it is the ideal time to seek out an "umbrella" organization that will allow us to continue fulfilling the needs of the growing numbers of women entering the field of photography. With such a liaison, WIPI could expand it's administrative staff, physical offices and increase services to it's membership in the international photographic community.

We trust that our recent sponsors - Kodak Foundation, Epson America, The Los Angeles Cultural Affairs Dept., The Stephen Cohen Gallery, Pierce College Foundation, Maryann Charis House of Photographic Art, The Lomographic Society and Allworth Book Publishers - along with the many talented women working in the field of photography - will support this quest.

In addition to serving an international network of photographers, Women in Photography International has been devoted to preserving and perpetuating a west coast presence for women working in the photographic arts. It's with this in mind that we "fling down the gauntlet" to west coast universities, museums and educational agencies (with accredited histories of commitment to the work of women photographers) ~ challenging them to "pick up" the 20 year legacy of Women in Photography International, the nonprofit organization, and move forward!

There are so many doors to be opened, opportunities to grasp and artists to encourage. WIPI has long met community needs for lecture programs, educational workshops, and regional conferences that focus specifically on women working in the photographic arts. Just think how much more can be accomplished once a liason with a university or museum is firmly in place?

For over ten years, we worked hand-in-hand with our beloved silent partner, historian & curator Peter Palmquist, who encouraged us to "never give up" the quest to serve and preserve the work of women photographers. Peter contributed historical profiles from his Women in Photography International Archive to our online publication: F2. Together we strived to reach out to women photographers - those established and those yet unknown - to let them know they mattered and that their work would not be lost because WIPI would be their record.

It's with this raision d'etre in mind that we are now approaching the most esteemed curators, directors and overseers of women's role in the history of photography on the west coast. Our goal is to link up and soar! Please contact us to discuss the possibilities!

We invite you to learn more about Women in Photography International by taking a tour of our website: www.womeninphotography.org or www.wipi.org

Info@womeninphotography.org


Currently all WIPI positions are volunteer until we secure funds to meet these areas of operation. All positions are part-time

EDITOR www.WomenInPhotography.org - VOLUNTEER

Women In Photography International online resource f2 e-Zine Quarterly
* On-Line Editor, experienced required.
* Knowledge of photographers, photo companies and photography books.
* Skilled with w/PhotoShop and MS Word, translating various text and photo files.
* Computer savvy. Can work between PC and MAC files.
* Familiar with photo file types and transmission of imagery via internet
* Accumulate articles and images for feature stories on Photographers and the photo industry.
* Enjoys meeting photographers from around the world. Work from your home.
* Good organization skills necessary and a stable file storage system a must.
* Able to meet timely delivery of f2 eZine deadlines.
* Support to Webmaster: Knowledge of DreamWeaver software program
* Positive, upbeat outlook for all mediums of photography, past, present and future

e-mail: Editor@WomenInPhotography.org

**See www.GuideStar.org for organization mission, specifications and goals.

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PR -ALL MEDIA Women In Photography International - USA & Europe

Become part of the world of Photography, contribute your skills and creativity to the 20th Anniversary Exhibition and other exciting Exhibition and outreach programs offered by WIPI. Looking for talented, organized person to work on Tea Time project n along with other WIPI local and international exhibitions.. Tea Time: Handle press for lecture series in various cities as exhibition travels, find PR opportunities for magazine publication of exhibition and women who are in the exhibition. Provide own data base of contacts to accomplish tasks associated to PR and Promotion.. See Tea Time for Exhibition info One or Two person opportunity, i.e,
one USA, one Europe.

Required Skills:
* Knowledgeable about PR for Photography to reach Photo companies, trade publications and general public
* Participate in organizational strategy of PR with Board Members
* Responsible for communication with board members or advisors for PR outreach
* Work closely w/the Editor to discover and develop talent of members in exhibitions
* Responsible for visibility of WIPI in the photography and fine art markets
* Able to speak at events on behalf of WIPI, when appropriate
* Must be savvy with using the Internet, email, Excel spreadsheets, Word, knowledge of Mac and PC helpful.
* Second language helpful, Spanish and/or French.
* Work from home, any state.

Write: PR@WomenInPhotography.org

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EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR - Women In Photography International -- VOLUNTEER
(part-time)

WIPI is looking to hire a part-time Executive Director , to help develop projects, implement the mission and vision of the organization and to oversee staff and projects. As organization grows, position will also grow into full time. Must have experience with grant writing and organizational development. Work from own home, Los Angeles based.

Required Skills:
* Knowledgeable about Photography, Photo companies and Photographers
* Handle personnel management and administrative functions
* Membership, maintain membership log
* Work closely w/the Editor to discover and develop talent of members
* Fund raising networker
* Development of new funding sources
* Responsible for communication with board members or advisors
* Participate in organizational strategy with Board Members
* Responsible for outreach projects, visibility of WIPI
* Able to speak at events on behalf of WIPI, when appropriate
* Arrange for and manage outside consultants, as needed
* Coordination events and volunteers
* Media point person for the organization. Acting as a spokesperson when appropriate.
* Grant-writing and reporting
* Able to handle basic legal questions, or know where to find the answers.
* Must be savvy with using the Internet, email, Excel spreadsheets, Word. QuarkXpress and FileMaker Pro, PhotoShop a plus, knowledge of Mac and PC helpful.
* Second language helpful, Spanish and/or French.
* Los Angeles Based a must

Send writing sample along with resume via e-mail to Director@wipi.org.
Thank you for your interest in working with WIPI, please apply only if your qualifications meet the job description.

**See www.GuideStar.org for organization mission, specifications and goals.

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PRESIDENT ASSIST: Women In Photography International - VOLUNTEER

Due to rapid growth of organization, WIPI is looking for valuable, talented people to participate in our non-profit organization. Currently, one day a week or two half days are needed by someone who is very computer savvy on MAC, DreamWeaver, PhotoShop, File Maker Pro, good communication skills, has transportation. Photography background a must. Work study programs available. Los Angeles Please contact: Jean Ferro, President

JeanFerro@wipi.org

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WEBMASTER - Women In Photography International - VOLUNTEER

Opportunity to work with talented women worldwide.
Available minimum 20 -40 hrs. month, general management of website, including Quarterly eZine of WIPI News, Galleries, Home Page. Work study program possible. High visibility for someone who is talented and loves photography. A unique position for someone who has a strong web skills and creativity
and is interested in photography.

* Good Communicator
* Must be Los Angeles based
* Mac computer equipment,
* Cable or DSL uploading ability,
* Uses Dreamweaver, Adobe Photo Shop, Flash, Excel, Word
* Familiar with Servers and Shop Carts
* Willing to make updates according to update schedule
* Available for last minute updates for special projects.
* Monitors broken links
* Takes initiative to make improvements or corrections
* Experienced required

Please send e-mail with resume and links to website samples
Webmaster@wipi.org

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Web Assist - Women In Photography International - VOLUNTEER
Membership section, assistant to Webmaster to handle all Membership related information. Photography Links, Member profiles and Member links, Message Board passwords and updates, experience required ( currently filled ) We are always looking for back up assistance, so please apply for future opportunities to become part of the support team.

Webmaster@wipi.org




For articles, see f2 eZine Archive 16 - OCT- DEC 2003