Post-Baccalaureate Fellow, Hurford Center for the Arts and Humanities

Haverford College
May 15, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Summary:

Haverford College seeks to hire a full time, non-exempt, fully benefits eligible Post-Baccalaureate Fellow in the Hurford Center for the Arts and Humanities. This position reports to the Hurford Center’s Associate Director, and will work closely with faculty and staff on a wide range of Hurford Center initiatives, with a particular focus on supporting exhibitions and programming in the new Visual Culture, Arts, and Media (VCAM) facility; logistical matters for the Tuttle Creative Residencies Program; the Cantor Fitzgerald Gallery; the Summer DocuLabs initiative; and the Philadelphia Area Creative Collaboratives program. The Fellow will also assist with the Center’s general student outreach. Since some of the Center’s programming takes place outside of the regular workweek hours (evenings and weekends), the position requires some schedule flexibility. This is a one-year, full-time position, with the option of renewal for a second year pending review by supervisor.

The John B. Hurford '60 Center for the Arts and Humanities (HCAH) supports the intellectual and artistic ambitions of faculty, students, and staff.  We foster collaboration, experimentation, and critical thought through a variety of seminars, symposia, working groups, arts and performance residencies, and exhibitions. Our initiatives reach beyond the local and familiar to connect with diverse communities of writers, artists, performers, thinkers, activists, and innovators. The HCAH has a deep commitment to the arts through the Cantor Fitzgerald Gallery and the Tuttle Creative Residencies Program. Through vigorous inquiry and artistic practice, the Center works across the campus to cultivate interdisciplinary connections between humanistic and ethical currents in the wider public.

Majority Primary Functions:

  • Works closely with HCAH staff in helping implement VCAM exhibitions and programs; Tuttle Creative Residencies; Summer DocuLabs; and Philadelphia Area Creative Collaboratives
  • Serves as primary support staff for VCAM exhibition projects, Tuttle Creative Residencies, and Summer DocuLabs, coordinating technical/installation/performance needs, events management, and other logistics
  • Works with Administrative Assistant in coordinating housing, travel, and payment for the above initiatives.

Other Essential Responsibilities:

  • Assists HCAH Program Manager in student outreach for HCAH grants and programming
  • Coordinates HCAH Student Advisory Board meetings.

Education, Training, & Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree with a focus in the Humanities or Fine Arts preferred.
  • Experience in an academic/higher education environment or administrative office as a student worker is strongly preferred
  • Must have comprehensive ability to coordinate multiple projects in dynamic group settings
  • Ability to establish excellent oral and written communication with internal and external stakeholders and constituents
  • Knowledge of MS Office Suite required.

Special Requirements:

  • Must have ability to work evening and weekend hours as programmatic needs dictate

Physical Demands and Environmental Conditions Required of this Position:

  • Lifting (to exert strength to move objects from one place to another):
  • Sedentary Lifting: (0-10 pounds) Up to three hours
  • Light Lifting (10-20 pounds): Up to three hours
  • Moderate Lifting (20-50 pounds): Up to three hours
  • Heavy Lifting (50 to 100 pounds): Never
  • Pulling (to exert force upon an abject to move or change its direction: Up to three hours
  • Pushing (to draw an object toward oneself to move or change its direction): Up to three hours
  • Carrying (to hold objects while moving entire body): Up to three hours
  • Reaching or working above shoulder (to extend arms upward or outward away from body): Up to three hours
  • Walking (to move entire body in erect position): Up to three hours
  • Standing (to maintain body in erect posture in stationary position): Up to three hours
  • Sitting (to rest weight on buttocks and back of thighs with legs bent at knees): Six to eight hours
  • Crouching/Stooping (to bend upper body forward while fully flexing knees): Up to three hours
  • Kneeling (to maintain upper body in erect position while resting knees on ground): Never
  • Climbing (to ascend or descent heights using ladders, scaffolding, stairs, poles, inclined surfaces): Never
  • Twisting (to rotate upper body while feet remain stationary): Up to three hours
  • Driving (operating a motor vehicle, crane, tractor, forklift, etc.): Never
  • Exposure Limitation (i.e., cold water, dust, gas, fumes, extreme temperatures): Never

To apply: Interested applicants should submit an online application to include a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information of three references to The application deadline is Tuesday, May 23, 2017.

Haverford College has a longstanding commitment to diversity rooted in values of inclusion and social justice, a commitment reflected in the academic program, lived experience, and composition of the College community. Haverford welcomes applications from candidates who share these values and who will contribute to the College’s educational mission.

Haverford College is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer.

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