LATITUDE Chicago | Community Outreach 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 Community Outreach Fellow:

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. This position is a 1-year commitment.


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

Skills & Qualifications: 

Responsibilities include but not limited to: 

  • Work with the Education Fellow to partner with Chicago schools (High School to College level) for workshops and tours

  • Work with the Programming Fellow to plan AIR events involving organizational partners

  • Develop and manage bi-annual community giving initiatives

  • Develop and manage LATITUDE’s partner database

  • Develop partnerships and initiatives that help LATITUDE diversify its community of lab users

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

    • Work as the primary point of contact when pursuing event donations

To Apply: 

Please submit CV/resume and Cover Letter to

Contact Information
Contact Name: 
Jessica Pierotti
Contact Phone Number: