Job description

Duties: The Arts Engagement Fellow's work will concern ongoing programs and projects within both the ICA and the CPCW as well as new initiatives to increase student access and involvement. There will also be opportunities to implement collaborative interdisciplinary projects for students between the two organizations.

At the Institute of Contemporary Art, the Fellow will be responsible for managing the museum's engagement with undergraduate and graduate students including serving as the chief liaison to the student board and the graduate student group. The Fellow will assist with producing annual events for students such as New Student Orientation, Free For All, Field Trips, Student Openings, and Quaker Days, and will also build relationships with student groups and centers on campus. The Fellow will also work alongside the Public Engagement staff on student-focused outreach around exhibits.

At the Center for Programs in Contemporary Writing, the Fellow's duties will support the CPCW's [email protected] internship and mentorship programs. The Fellow will be integrally involved with the administration of the [email protected] internships and prizes, which includes soliciting and organizing applications, scheduling finalist interviews, and responding to student inquiries. The Fellow will also help with the coordination of regular alumni mentor lunches through managing invitation lists, securing space and catering, tracking participant involvement, and coordinating visiting guests' travel logistics. The Fellow will also help maintain the [email protected] website.

The Arts Engagement Fellow will also provide assistance to the CPCW's student recruitment efforts. This includes the CPCW's work with the Kelly Writers House and the Office of Undergraduate Admissions in identifying, communicating with, and advocating for promising prospective applicants to the University. The Fellow will meet in person with visiting prospective students and their families and will assist with all forms of correspondence with high school student writers, their parents, and high school teachers, counselors, and program directors. The Fellow will also provide support to the Summer Workshop for Young Writers, a 10-day residential program for high school students at Penn.

Qualifications: Bachelor's Degree from the University of Pennsylvania within one to three years and one to two years of work experience preferred or equivalent combination of education and experience. Previous knowledge of and involvement with ICA & CPCW preferred. Interest in arts access and working with undergraduates and high school students a must.
Ability to multitask, prioritize, and must be able to work both independently and collaboratively. Ability to create, implement, and maintain systems, comfortable with and quick learning of software and cloud-based platforms. Establish and maintain collaborative and professional relationships with the ICA and CPCW communities, including guests, staff, collaborators, and volunteers. Experience with standard office software; especially Outlook, Word, PowerPoint and Excel.
Experience with Adobe Creative Suite a plus and must be able to take direction well and work effectively within a small team. Some evening and weekends as needed.

Reference Number: 61-26812

Salary Grade: 023

Employment Type: Non-Exempt

Org: Institute of Contemporary Art

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Job Family: X-Secretarial/Administrative




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Posted: 9/12/2017
Application Due: 9/12/2018
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