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Adrian Jacobs

Artist Assistant - Free Housing

Unique Live/Work Opportunity!

27F Artist in Pilsen offers a Studio Assistant Internship.


Preferred Start date Sept. 1st - Sept. 15th

As of right now this is NOT a paying position. That could very likely change in the future. I would love for this to develop into an ongoing Artist Assistant position. The current internship offered is as follows:

In exchange for three days of studio work (M, Tu, Th) at roughly 8 hours and a few sporadic tasks on the other days of the week; you will pay no rent for a bedroom in my duplex. The room itself is spacious (but does not have an outright closet) and is located on the second floor. There is in-unit laundry. You will also have the ability to use the studio spaces as well as some of the materials available for your own work. Utilities included.

Studio is located near the 18th street Pink Line. Harrison Park, shops and lots of restaurants are just steps away. Easy access to public transportation. Lively neighborhood environment.

This position will be available at this location at least until Summer of 2024. I am hoping to find a rental property with a yard to relocate to in future. The position has the potential to carry over; this would be highly dependent on both of our needs but the option is there.

-Willingness to learn and experiment with creative techniques
-Open minded in terms of art content
-Able to take directions for projects
-Organizing skills
-Basic computer and Social Media skills
-Willingness to expand knowledge in terms of selling online
-Basic comprehension of English
-Possess a laptop, smart phone, or other smart device
-Must be 18+ (All genders will be considered but I will not bring anyone on who I feel would not be a good fit living in the apartment)

-Video filming and editing
-Fiber and sewing experience
-Painting experience
-Experience with Adobe products
-Experience with Etsy, Ebay, and online selling in general

I don’t drive or have a vehicle so if you have a car that is a bonus for consideration.

MUST BE PET FRIENDLY! One of the sporadic tasks will be to walk my two dogs ( W, F, Sa, Su) while I am at my regular job.

A little about me: I currently work in a well established and popular restaurant in Avondale. This has not left me with a lot of time to pursue my studio practice so I am looking for some assistance in organizing my materials, setting up project plans, digitizing and organizing certain papers, researching and testing for projects, fabrication of projects, the online set-up and management of online stores (Ebay, Etsy), proper shipping of online merchandise, applying to and running gallery installations or craft fairs, and assistance with grant research and writing.

I also am working on a movie project with two of my fellow kitchen managers at our restaurant. Work in relation to that project will also probably come up as well. It is a heartwarming movie that will illuminate the labor of Latin women in kitchens who have helped to launch the careers of Michelin starred Chefs and in return have received no recognition for their own expertise. The project is centered from the perspective of two “boricuas” from Puerto Rico who have come to call Chicago their home.

If interested please email me your resume, cover letter and CV or portfolio if relevant (your professional documents don’t have to be elaborate but please DO include a cover letter. Cover letters should speak directly to your interest and experience for the position in a way your resume cannot).

Once reviewed I will reach out to set up an interview. Please be prepared to interview initially over Zoom, Skype, Facetime or another available platform. After that an in person meet and greet will be scheduled somewhere public at a mutually agreed upon spot in the Pilsen neighborhood.

I look forward to hearing from you!

Contact Info:
Adrian Jacobs
Job Type: Unpaid Internship
Location: Pilsen