Become a Fellow at LATITUDE!

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The Education and Programming Fellowship positions for 2018 are now open!  

The Fellowship Program consists of three complementary positions focused on education, programming, and communications. Fellows influence the organization's development and direction while receiving mentorship from staff and board members and working alongside the Executive Director. Fellows are encouraged to bring their personal interests to the position and take initiative to tailor their experience at LATITUDE. Fellows are required to maintain one full on-site shift a week, attend weekly staff meetings, and assist in events on and off site, approximating 15 hrs a week. And in exchange receive a $150/month honorarium, free membership and ink charges in the LATITUDE lab, and opportunities for continued technical and administrative education.


Education Fellow (1 Year Position)

The Education Fellow works closely with the lab staff, and the Executive Director to develop LATITUDE’s growing education program. The Education Fellow plans the year’s public educational offerings while developing supporting procedures and documents. This individual should possess good organizational skills, written and verbal communication skills, and an interest in working collaboratively with the LATITUDE Team.
 

Programming Fellow (1 Year Position)

The Programming Fellow works closely with the monthly Artists-in-Residence before, during and after their residency and acts as their primary point of contact. The Programming Fellow will assist in the conception, planning, and crafting of language for Resident events, and any additional programming  opportunities. The Programming fellow assists in the selection of the upcoming year of LATITUDE Residents. The Programming fellow should be interested in working closely with artists and developing professional communication and critical writing skills. This individual should possess good organizational skills, written and verbal communication skills, and an interest in working closely with LATITUDE Resident artists.


Programming Fellow Responsibilities: 

  • Serve as the primary contact for AIR’s before, during, after the residency period
  • Collect contracts, promo materials, and other content from incoming residents
  • Interviewing AIR’s for LATITUDE Q & A’s
  • Assist in conception, planning and execution of AIR programming
  • Update and release the Residency application
  • Serve as the primary contact for AIR applicants
  • Work closely with the Executive Director to review applicants and plan committee review sessions
  • Attend and manage committee review sessions
  • Work with Communications Fellow to create promotional materials
  • Providing and/or proofread all copy and materials relating to programming and AIR events
  • Developing potential programming with other organizations, previous AIRs, and community members
  • Work with Education Fellow to effectively lay out AIR programming & educational programming for the year
  • Attend and execute all non-educational events
  • Work with full staff to plan annual fundraiser and other events

Education Fellow Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate all aspects of workshops & other educational programming (Crit groups/reading groups, etc.)
  • Serve as primary contact for workshop instructors
  • Serve as the primary contact for LATITUDE community members
  • Work with Communications Fellow to create promotional materials
  • Work with the Executive Director to manage educational budgets and goals
  • Work with programming fellow to effectively lay out AIR programming & educational programming for the year
  • Organize an annual Open Call for workshop proposals & help select proposals
  • Provide follow-up surveys to programming and tutoring participants
  • Maintain tutoring program
  • Assist with lab assistant education as needed
  • Work with Lab Director & Lab Technician to plan internal lab assistant workshops & training
  • Work with the Executive Director to prepare new content, and define the direction of future educational programming at LATITUDE
  • Work with full staff to plan annual fundraiser and other events

These 1 year positions will run December 1st, 2017 - December 31st, 2018. Send a CV and cover letter to applications@latitudechicago.org.