LATITUDE Chicago | Programming 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 Programming Fellow:

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 use their creativity to 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. This position is a 1-year commitment.


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

Skills & Qualifications: 


Responsibilities include but not limited to: 

  • Residency

    • Serve as the primary contact for AIR’s before, during, after the residency period

    • Collect contracts, promo materials, and other content from incoming residents

    • Write AIR Q & A’s

    • Assist in conception, planning and execution of AIR programming

  • Residency Applications

    • Update and release the Residency application

    • Serve as the primary contact for AIR applicants

    • Intake and organize all applications

    • Work closely with the Executive Director to review applicants and plan committee review sessions

    • Attend and manage committee review sessions

  • Work with Communications Fellow to create promotional materials

    • Schedule promotions strategically to best support programming needs

    • Compose and/or proofread all language and materials relating to programming and AIR events

  • Developing potential programming with other organizations, previous AIRs, and community members

  • Attend and Execute all non-educational events

    • Schedule and Oversee LA’s working events

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

  • Work with full staff to plan annual fundraiser

To Apply: 

Please submit CV/resume and Cover Letter to

Contact Information
Contact Name: 
Jessica Pierotti
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