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. This program has carried forward successfully into 2017 as an open application process and has proven to be a springboard for fellows into their future pursuits.
The Fellowship Program consists of three complementary positions focused on education, programming, and community outreach. Fellows influence the organization's development and direction, receive mentorship from staff and board members, and work closely with 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. In exchange Fellows receive a $200/month honorarium, free membership and ink charges in the LATITUDE lab, and opportunities for continued technical and administrative education.
Education Fellow (1 Year Position) - Allison Parssi
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) - Madison Smith
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.
Community Outreach Fellow ( 1 Year Position) -NEW! Hiring Begins October 1, 2018
LATITUDE is pleased to introduce this new fellowship position focused on developing community ties. The Community Outreach Fellow will work closely with all members of the LATITUDE Team, local artists, educators, and members of outside organizations. This fellow will be responsible for initiating new partnerships, maintaining pre-existing ones, and proposing new community initiatives. The Community Outreach Fellow will be encouraged to bring their interests to the position and take initiative to develop this new role alongside the Executive Director. This individual should possess excellent written and verbal communication skills, and a passion for creative collaboration, diversity and equity, and community service.
Current students may be able to receive credit for their participation in the Fellowship program, please check with us or your institution for details!