Screenprinting Associate

Position Open Until Filled

The Pyramid Atlantic Screenprinting Associates are crucial to keeping the studio and darkroom thriving, relevant and dynamic. This work-exchange associate position offers a unique opportunity to engage with PAAC’s creative community, and work alongside professionals in a sharing/collaborative environment.


In exchange for volunteering 12 hours a month for Pyramid Atlantic (10 onsite, 2 offsite), the screenprint associate will have 24-hour access to studios and equipment and receive a 40% discount on most workshops. The screenprint associate also has the opportunity to teach classes, collaborate with resident artists, and sell artwork in the Pyramid Atlantic shop. The screenprint associate reports to the Artistic Director and the position is a three-year term. A year after term limit is up, one can reapply for position in this or another area/community studio.

Pyramid Studio Associate Responsibilities:

  • Act as a representative and ambassador for Pyramid Atlantic – Greet guests, give a tour if guests are interested. Exude pride in Pyramid and help spread the word about programs, classes, and events it offers. Answer general inquiries to students and visitors, such as open hours, studio rates, workshops, and the functions of each program studio.

  • Commitment to participating in PAAC’s creative community – Attend at least four staff meetings per year, set an example for resident artists and studio interns, answer customer emails in a prompt and professional manner, and participate in staff dialogue.

  • Demonstrate commitment to screenprint/darkroom etiquette and best practices.


Onsite Duties:

  • Screenprint and Darkroom Maintenance, 8 hours a month
    Ensure that screenprint studio is safe, clean and in working order.
    Duties include refilling reclaimer and degreaser, mixing emulsion, and tidying up screenprinting studio. Other duties assigned as needed.
    This time is flexible but needs to be put on the calendar.


  • Contribute to PAAC’s Education programs, 2 hours a month
    - Lead one "happy hour" print every month
    - Lead one Make + Take event every other month
    - Lead one Members’ event per year

Offsite Duties:

  • Communication to stakeholders/students/potential clients,
    2 hours a month

    - Reply to emails in a prompt and professional manner
    - Reach out to new or potential clients
    - Promote happy hours, ‘what’s next’, and make + takes to students


Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience working in a communal studio, co-op, art center, etc.

  • Two years of teaching experience, preferably in screenprinting

  • Proven track record of leading in a culturally-competent manner with a global perspective, preferably with experience working with diverse groups

  • Significant professional activity, including solo and group exhibitions, press, published writings, invited artist talks, residencies, awards, etc.

  • Ability to balance studio practice and other responsibilities with teaching and service to PAAC

  • Leadership potential, with strong communication and interpersonal skills, along with the flexibility to work with other staff members

Teaching Opportunities:

When teaching a one on one lesson, assisting a Denbo fellow, or giving a certification, an hourly rate of $35 is paid to the associate.

When teaching classes/workshop, an hourly contact fee breaks down as follows:

  • 2-3 students in workshop—$50 an hour

  • 4-6 students in workshop—$55 an hour

  • 7-8 students in workshop—$60 an hour


To apply for the position, please send letter of interest
and resume to Gretchen Schermerhorn at

Pyramid Atlantic is grateful for the support of:


301.608.9101  |  4318 Gallatin Street, Hyattsville, MD 20781

HOURS (Starting July 1, 2020):

Wednesday–Thursday 10am–8pm

Friday–Saturday 10am–6pm
Sunday 12pm–5pm

Closed Monday and Tuesday

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