Summer Jobs in a Garden @ the Arc

The Organic Teaching Garden at THEARC is a 100% organic garden operating as a community project of Building Bridges Across the River developed to educate our community about nutrition and healthy eating.

The garden consists of 22 vegetable and herb boxes, an orchard of 18 trees, a cistern for collecting rain water and a hoop house which extends our planting season. During the summer & fall months, THEARC’s garden provides affordable, organic fruits and vegetables to residents of one of the largest food deserts in the city. Produce is sold weekdays during the Mid-Week Market Stand at THEARC, as well as every Saturday June-November from 9AM-2PM during the Ward 8 Farmer’s Market at THEARC.


This market operation not only helps to develop entrepreneurial skills and customer service training in the youth of Ward 8, but exposes them to employment opportunities in the fields of agriculture, sustainability and other green initiatives. Each year, BBAR hires teens and young adults from our community to work in the Organic Teaching Garden and at the Organic Garden Mid- Week Market Stand & Ward 8 Farmer’s Market. Our interns are responsible for planting/maintaining/ harvesting crops, taking soil samples, researching plants & assisting with check-out procedures with patrons. It is a great professional & personal growth experience for both our staff and interns!


In the Spring of 2013, BBAR formed a partnership with DC Greens, resulting in a established collaborative effort in which an urban farmer supervises the operations of the garden and the students who work there along with BBAR staff. Through education and access, DC Greens is bridging the gaps in our local food system to ensure that all residents of the District have a deeper connection to the sources of their food and can afford fresh, local fruit and vegetables. DC Greens works across multiple institutions, bringing people together so that we may work collectively toward a more just local food system. Our resident Urban Farmer and Garden Director of DC Greens is Kate Lee!


Stay connected with our garden and staff by following the project on Tumblr! Great gardening tips, photos, fun and much more!


Give your green thumb a good work out and come volunteer in THEARC Organic Teaching Garden. There’s always something fun to do! Great activities for youth in need of service hours, families and active seniors.

Tuesdays from 2PM-4PM

Friday 10AM-12PM

Please contact Marley at gertur2013(at) if you would like to stop by!

Digital Photographer Job available at Historic New England in Haverhill, MA


Just passing this along:

DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHER position available: Historic New England Haverill, MA

Digital photographer digitally photographs library, archival, and artifactual collections for inclusion in the digital asset management system (ResourceSpace) and for special projects. Requires a bachelor’s degree in photography, studio art, library science or museum studies, and three years of experience. Requires experience with digital SLR and medium format cameras, including tethered capture, studio photography and lighting, Macintosh and PC computers, data entry and digital imaging software. Requires competency in computer applications, including Microsoft(tm) Word and Excel, and digital imaging applications, including Adobe(tm) Photoshop and Lightroom. Experience with museum and archives databases and metadata creation is required. This employee must be able to operate effectively in a team environment, where communication within and among teams is essential to success. Ability to interact and communicate with staff orally and in writing is essential. Requires problem solving skills, ability to work cooperatively, and ability to effectively plan and implement work processes to meet daily, weekly, and monthly deadlines.

Candidate must exercise sound judgment. Requires experience photographing people, objects, and buildings on location. Familiarity with Adobe(tm) InDesign or other publishing software, experience with the photography of bound materials, and/or experience with preparing materials for print-on-demand publishing are preferred. Some familiarity with standard collections care, archives and museum practices, and best practices for object handling is preferred. Knowledge of Hasselblad Phocus capture software, understanding of digital image stitching, and familiarity with digital imaging technology and standards are also preferred. A valid driver’s license is required. Please send resume, cover letter, and salary requirements to

DC Fotoweek: Photography Biz with Judy Herrmann @ NOVA Alexandria, VA

We have here a special guest announcement from Page Carr, Photography Professor at Northern Virginia Community College‘s photo program in Alexandria, VA (highly recommended – full disclosure, I am a non-matriculating alum [a startling number of higher institutions can actually claim this dubious honor] and currently sit on the curriculum advisory committee – yeah – they are still part analog!):

On November 12 NOVA PHT + Media will hold an event listed with FotoWeek as part of their FotoDC events.
It will be free and open to the public, and we are hoping it will attract new people as well as old friends and current students to campus.


Visiting UK Photographer Seeks Assistant in DC August 16-19

Lisa Barnard, a friend of a friend, and noted UK visual artist, is coming to DC in August, a bold move when most natives are eschewing the confines of the Beltway for cooler climes.   However, she has good reason: the annual AUVSI conference, which coincidentally, I once covered in a PR capacity, and let me just say, Bravo, it was a surreal, eye-opening event.  In her own words Lisa seeks:

 a student of photography who might want some work experience and who has knowledge of lighting and digital media. The dates will be from the 16th – 19th August, although I shall be there from the 12th.  It wont be for all the hours within that day as I will be attending some conferencestoo. I have $80 a day to pay in my budget and that has to include expenses,  I am not requiring any assistant to take any responsibility, just chat and general physical support.  Ideally, someone who is interested in politics, war and capitalism within their practise.

Interested parties should contact her directly via her website.  And really who needs the beach when you could happy snap unmanned vehicles?  ; )  But I jest, I am sure Lisa will offer an interesting opportunity on many levels.  If you are interested in learning more about Lisa’s own practiCe, she attaches her statement of her intentions with the unmanned vehicle conference:

Working Title: Whiplash Transition.

Part 1: AUVSI Washington DC

This photography and video project will be investigating the use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Systems

(UAV’s) in the USA.

Revolutions in Military Affairs (RMA’s), is the term used to denote the paradigm shift in the essence

of what war is and what it will become. Although unmanned machines are already in operation in the

ever-changing battlefield, the ramifications of the development, building and use of UAV’s including

the political, ethical and legal aspects, is unknown and not widely discussed.

Peter.W.Singer states that, a UAV can shoot an apple at 800 metres but it cant tell if it is an apple or

a tomato. It is the concept or added information that helps the operator determine what the subject

is. I shall be attending the Aerial Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) conference

in Washington, where the latest developments in UAV’s are being promoted to the military, by

companies such as, Boeing and General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. I will be capturing, using

a Canon EOS 5D, some of the UAVs in the conference environment. The UAV cannot discern sex, age

and cultural identity. Within the conference environment I am hoping to record – using a Canon Eos

5D – myself negotiating this location where war, capitalism and technological innovation collide. This

video will further question photojournalism’s truth claims, and embrace the dialectics or contradictions

that I feel is inherent and of paramount importance to my photographic practise.

Lisa Barnard

Is Minnesota the new Scandinavia?

Heavens know America needs to get it’s Scandinavia on and support more artistic productions. Um, works project administration anyone????? At anyrate, if you live in MN, and want to make a film check out the Jerome Foundation’s opportunity here.

Summer Residency and Juried East of the River show at Honfleur Gallery: Apply Today!

I’m jurying a show with the fabulous Renee Stout and Stephen Bennett Phillips over at Honfleur Gallery.  Also they have a summer residency with an application that is due on Mar. 1 – so plan ahead!  Here’s the details from their press release: Honfleur Gallery and The Gallery at Vivid Solutions are pleased to announce the call for submissions for the 5th Annual East of the River Exhibition, highlighting the creative minds of Washington DC’s Wards 7 and 8.  Artists living, working or with roots in the communities east of the Anacostia River may submit up to 20 images for review by the panel of esteemed judges:

Stephen Bennett Phillips

Director of the Fine Arts Program at the Federal Reserve Board

Renee Stout

acclaimed Washington, DC based artist

Susana Raab

Photographer, The Smithsonian Anacostia Museum
This year’s exhibition will focus on the presentation of bodies of work from up to six selected artists, to be exhibited at the Honfleur Gallery and The Gallery at Vivid Solutions. Proposals for works in progress will be accepted.  A $300 award per artist will be presented to each artist selected for exhibition, and in addition, an individual work selected as Best in Show will be announced during opening night reception.   The galleries are offering an optional Portfolio Workshop for interested parties, see the application for details.

Deadline for Submission: March 21st, 2011
Opening Night: Friday, August 5th 2011

To Apply:
Please submit the following in hard copy- email submissions will not be accepted:
$10 Application fee with check or money order
One Page Art Resume or CV
Artists Statement
Application Page with Image Info
CD with up to 20 jpeg images of work proposed for the exhibition.

Submit to:
Honfleur Gallery
c/o EOR Exhibit 2011
1227 Good Hope Rd. SE
Washington D.C. 20020

This exhibition is partially funded by the National Endowment for the Arts and the DC Commission on the Arts & Humanities


Full details are available under the News & Events section at: &

Job Opportunities: Education Week & NOVA Comm. College

Photo Editor—Print & Online

Education Week


Education Week, the respected, “go to” source for news and information on K-12 education, is seeking a creative and versatile Photo Editor to join a talented team of visually oriented journalists and media professionals dedicated to providing first-rate print and digital content for education policymakers, frontline educators, and wider audiences.


Published by the independent, nonprofit organization Editorial Projects in Education, Education Week spans multiple platforms, including a weekly print edition, a well-established online presence at and numerous specialty publications published throughout the year.


Duties include: Working with the Director of Photography, this individual will plan assignment coverage with reporters and editors; hire, coordinate, and negotiate freelance assignments with photographers; obtain photographs from wire and newspaper outlets; edit still images for a range of print and online products; plan print layouts with the design department and shoot and edit news video packages for Web usage. While this is primarily a photo editing position, the ideal candidate will also possess skills as a still and video journalist who can travel for assignments on occasion.


Qualifications: A bachelor’s degree and photojournalism/photo editing experience in a news organization is required. The job demands an articulate communicator, collaborator, and team player who is a creative and effective visual journalist possessing a proven ability to work effectively with reporters and other colleagues in a fast-paced but congenial work environment. An understanding of copyrights and proper photo usage, as well as an advanced knowledge of Adobe Photoshop and Final Cut, is required.


Salary is commensurate with experience. The office is located in Bethesda, Md., just outside Washington, D.C.


To apply: Send letter, resume, and appropriate work samples to or to Education Week, Dept. CB, 6935 Arlington Road, Bethesda, MD 20814. No phone solicitations please. Closing date for applications is Monday, March 14.


and at NOVA more info here: