The Photo Center NW seeks


in photography from educators and artists.

Instructor Positions

Photo Center NW offers over 40 courses, classes, and workshops each quarter. We have a diverse student body of BFA candidates, Certificate students, professionals and hobbyists. We are looking for adjunct faculty candidates and instructors to teach classes and workshops in:

  • Digital photography
  • Color photography
  • Black and White photography
  • Ideas & Practice
  • Various workshops

Classes are typically 30 hours quarterly and workshops can vary from a few hours to multiple sessions. MFA and teaching experience preferred and for certain courses, required. Please send CV and cover letter to Michelle Dunn Marsh, Executive Director, at mdunnmarsh@pcnw.org. We will contact you for an interview or will keep your CV on file for future consideration.

Annual Internship & Practicum Positions

The mission of the Photo Center is to strengthen the community by elevating the art and appreciation of photography. As a part of this mission we want to encourage professional development opportunities for future arts administrators. Our internships offer hands-on experience and connections to the staff and community that we serve. Generally internships are unpaid but can be used for school credit if approved by your college or high school.

Note: Our internship program is currently on hold as we reevaluate our structure, please check back later for new opportunities and application deadlines.

We host the following internships:

  • Education Intern
  • Development Intern
  • Administrative Intern
  • Gallery Intern

In addition to our intern program, practicum experience is also available on a case-by-case basis and is designated for undergraduate or graduate school candidates interested in building experience in non profit management. Practicums are typically designed with the student and last from one academic quarter/semester up to one year.

Upcoming application deadlines

Email your resume and cover letter to opportunities@pcnw.org by the above dates.  Please include in the subject line of the email the internship you are applying for, and include your full name in the title of both your resume and cover letter. 

Intern Job Descriptions: 

Internships last from three months to one year. We ask that our intern applicants are able to commit to a minimum of three months, 5 hours per week. Preference is given to applicants who can commit to 6 months or more, have strong organization and communication skills, are able to work well independently, and bring experience to the position or a willingness to learn.

Education Intern
Assist our Education Director with projects and events related to classes, workshops, recruitment, and faculty/student engagement.

Development Intern
Assist our Development Manager with projects and events related to donor cultivation and tracking, grant writing, sponsor outreach, and event planning.

Administrative Intern
Assist our Executive Director and staff with duties related to organizational management including assistance with meetings, organizing documents, assistance improving internal systems, event administration, assistance with HR duties, and research projects.

Gallery Intern
Assist our Gallery Director with the prepping, hanging, and de-installing of our exhibitions, matting and framing for our annual auction, collection and exhibition guide development, research for curatorial and artist residence programs .