LATITUDE Chicago | Education Fellow

About the Fellowship:

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.

About the Education Fellow:

The Education Fellow works closely with the lab staff, and the Executive Director to develop LATITUDE’s fast-growing education program. The Education Fellow plans the year’s public educational offerings, while developing supporting procedures and documents. This fellow will manage LATITUDE’s OpenED call for education programming from submissions to scheduling programs. This individual should possess good organizational skills, written and verbal communication skills, and an interest in working collaboratively with educators and lab staff. This position is a 1-year commitment.


Please note that LATITUDE is also currently hiring a Programming Fellow and Community Ourtreach Fellow for 2019.  Please see our other postings for more details.   

Skills & Qualifications: 


Responsibilities include but not limited to: 

  • Coordinate all aspects of workshops & other educational programming (Critique groups/reading groups, etc.)

    • Serve as the primary contact for workshop instructors

      • Collect contracts, promo materials, and other content from instructors

      • Provide support before, during, and after the program

    • Serve as the primary contact for LATITUDE community members

      • Send out necessary materials & reminders prior to programs

      • Answer questions or concerns regarding educational programs

    • Work with Communications Fellow to create promotional materials

      • Schedule promotions strategically to increase audience

      • Write descriptions for programs

    • Work with the Executive Director to manage educational budgets and goals

  • Work with programming fellow to effectively lay out AIR programming & educational programming for the year

    • Assist with off-site events, including a presence at fairs, conferences, etc.

  • Organize LATITUDE’s annual OpenED call for educational proposals

    • Serve as the primary contact for OpenED applicants

    • Work closely with the Executive Director to review applicants, schedule and attend interviews

    • Assist OpenED program leaders in the development of curriculums, program structure and audience

  • Provide follow-up surveys to programming and tutoring participants

    • Maintain survey results and share with instructors when appropriate

    • Develop & update existing surveys

    • Use survey data to propose future improvements or initiatives

  • Maintain tutoring program

    • Create new & update existing curriculums as needed

    • Manage certified tutors and new certifications

  • Assist with lab assistant education as needed

    • Work with Lab Director & Lab Technician to plan internal lab assistant workshops & training

  • Work with the Executive Director to prepare new content, and define the direction of future educational programming at LATITUDE

  • Work with full staff to plan annual fundraiser and other events

To Apply: 

Please submit CV/resume and Cover Letter to

Contact Information
Contact Name: 
Jessica Pierotti
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