In late 2015, LATITUDE developed the Fellowship program to provide essential training for artists interested in arts administration. Three Lab Assistants interested in furthering their involvement in the organization worked closely with the Executive Director to distribute the administrative duties and advance the collective learning structure that is essential to the organization's mission. In 2021, LATITUDE is shifting these positions from a stipend to an hourly contract.
The Programming Fellowship influences the organization's development and direction of the Artist in Residence program and works closely with the Executive Director. They 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 and assist in events on and off site, approximating 8 hrs a week. In exchange Fellows receive a wage of $15.50 per hour as well as free membership, ink charges, film processing, lab materials such as paper at cost in the LATITUDE lab, and opportunities for continued technical and administrative education during their 12 month contract. After their contract ends, this fellow continues to receive free membership and ink for 12 months after.The Programming Fellow works closely with the Executive Director to fulfill tasks of the monthly Artists-in-Residence program. These tasks occur before, during and after each resident and the Programming Fellow acts as a point of contact. The Programming Fellow will use their creativity to assist in the conception, planning, and crafting of language and promotion for Resident events, and any additional programming opportunities. They will work with the Communication Coordinator creating content on social media for the residency. The Programming fellow should possess good organizational skills, strong written and verbal communication skills, knowledge of social media content creation, and an interest in working closely with LATITUDE Residents.
Fellow Payment Amount:
$15.50 per hour paid bi-weekly for 8 hours per week. This position receives a W2 at the end of the year.
This position has a start date of January 17th, 2024 and an end date of December 20th, 2024.
ResidencyServe as a contact for AIR’s before, during, after the residency periodAssist Executive Director in collecting promo materials, Intake forms, Q&As, lab tours, and other content from incoming residents Residency ApplicationsIntake and organize all applications with the Executive DirectorWork closely with the Executive Director to review applicants and plan committee review sessionsAttend and manage committee review sessionsWork with Communications Coordinator to create promotional materialsUse Squarespace and mailchimp to share information about each artist Schedule promotions strategically on IG and in Latitude’s newsletter to best support programming needsCompose and/or proofread all language and materials relating to programming and AIR eventsAttend and Execute all non-educational events Fellows will occasionally introduce artists, speak on Latitude’s behalf, and help set up events at the lab.Help staff the annual fundraiser
Please submit a statement of interest and resume to Colleen@latitudechicago.org before December 5th, 2023. The statement of intent should be should be 250-350 words and convey:
Why the applicant is interested in the positionWhat interests them most about helping run an artist residencyHow they would use the benefits that are a part of the fellowship.
The resume should clearly state what programs the applicant is well versed in (ex. Adobe, Google suite, Word, Squarespace), and if they have any arts administration experience or customer service experience. Printing and scanning experience is not required.