Technical Assistants

Technical Assistants are responsible for assisting instructors, as well as overseeing shop maintenance and organization

Haystack’s 2017 Workshop application process (including Scholarship applications) will open January 1, 2017.
This page will be updated with more information by January 1.

Scholarship Program Procedures & Selection Criteria

Scholarship Program


Application Procedure Haystack’s scholarship program awards up to 100 scholarships annually, which are available through competitive application to those who are 18 years of age or older. Applicants may seek scholarship support in more than one category. Because competition for Haystack scholarships is intense, applicants are encouraged to be selective in their choice of workshops, indicating only first and second choices. Please keep in mind that answers to the questions on the application form are an important part of the review process. Focused applications tend to be more favorably received.

Enrollment in each studio is limited. Applications are reviewed competitively. Applicants will be notified of admission status approximately 3 weeks after the application deadline.

Scholarship applicants (including Technical Assistants, Work Study and Minority Work Study) submit applications online through SlideRoom at haystack.slideroom.com.

Still have Questions? Please feel free to contact Haystack at (207) 348- 2306 or haystack@haystack-mtn.org. Haystack staff are available M-F, 8:30am – 4:30pm EST.

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Technical Assistant Scholarships

Evening at the Clay Studio

Applicants should have completed one year of graduate specialization, or the equivalent, in the area for which aid is requested. Because technical assistants are responsible for assisting the instructor, and for shop maintenance and organization, they are expected to be familiar with the general technical requirements of a particular studio and instructor. While responsibilities as a technical assistant are demanding, and have priority during the session, there is ample time for personal work and study.

Technical assistants receive a grant (usually given for a single session) covering full tuition, shop fees, room and board at the dormitory rate for a period of study for one or two weeks. Those who wish to stay in a more expensive accommodation must pay the difference between that and the dorm rate. Materials costs, payable at the conclusion of the session, are the responsibility of the grant recipient.

Criteria for Selection:

  • The level of competence and accomplishment in the area for which they have applied.
  • The ability to assist in a teaching/ learning environment.
  • The ability to work in a supportive, closely knit community.

Technical Assistant applications are reviewed by an independent scholarship review committee.

 

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Work Study Scholarships

Haystack’s work study program is intended for those who show high promise in their field, and who need help in meeting the expense of a Haystack session. In return for a grant that covers their full tuition, room, and board, work study students will be assigned periodic tasks in the kitchen, or around the school campus. Assigned tasks will not exceed three hours daily, and each student will have ample time for personal work and study in the studio.

The kitchen is a great place to work!

The kitchen is a great place to work!

Work study students receive a grant covering full tuition, room and board at the dormitory rate for a period of study for one or two weeks. Those who wish to stay in a more expensive accommodation must pay the difference between that and the dorm rate. Review Room & Board rates. Materials costs, payable at the conclusion of the session, are the responsibility of the grant recipient.

Criteria for Selection:

  • Stated financial need.
  • A commitment to and growing knowledge of the craft area for which application is made.
  • The ability to work in a supportive, closely knit community.

Work Study and Minority Work Study applications are reviewed by an independent scholarship review committee.

Minority Scholarships

To increase participation in its program by individuals from racially and culturally diverse communities within the United States, Haystack awards up to six full scholarships annually to students of color. These scholarships provide full tuition, room and board. Shop fees and materials costs are the responsibility of the grant recipient. If you wish to apply or a minority scholarship, please follow the application procedures listed under the work study scholarships section. Assigned tasks and criteria for selection are the same as for work study students.

 

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