Public Programming Fellow
A FELLOWSHIP ON THE HIGH LINE
Friends of the High Line’s Fellowship Program is committed to developing the next generation of arts and culture professionals in our own organization and beyond. Through an inclusive and intensive 11-month program, emerging professionals strengthen their capacity to become competitive candidates in the job marketplace. It is our goal to serve as an incubator for the next generation of leaders by leveraging our unique combination of expertise, relationships, and resources.
The High Line Fellowship program is designed to allow you to put your educational experience into practice, while also creating space to begin to chart out and design your desired career path through a combination of professional development opportunities and network building events. Fellows will be a part of a robust learning community comprised of emerging professionals who each contribute uniquely to Friends of the High Line. Together your cohort will attend professional development workshops and networking events, as well as other workforce development opportunities that can support your individual needs and growth. Once you complete the Fellowship program you will join an active alumni network.
As a 2018 Public Programs Fellow, you will be a part of the Programming team, supporting the planning and coordination of adult and family-oriented public programs, while working closely with other departments and gaining an overall understanding of the way cultural institutions of our scale function. You will be reporting to the Associate Director Public Engagement and the Family Programs Manager for day to day assignments. The manager of the The High line Fellowship program will also function as an accountability partner for you in accomplishing the goals you set through this aspect of your role.
The Fellowship is a full-time, paid appointment from February - December. All fellows are expected to make a commitment to the full length of the fellowship program, working from The High Line’s headquarters at least 4 days per week, and attending all fellowship related events. As public programming can take place during nights and weekends, the 2018 Public Program Fellow may be required to work select nights and weekends both indoors and in the park itself.
Public Programming (75%)
- Support planning and execution of public programs
- During public programs on the High Line serve as an ambassador of FHL and in general act as a champion and advocate for FHL’s mission
- Conduct artists, partners, and other institutional research
- Draft content for our blog, event calendar, select correspondence, and other written materials
- Update and maintain attendance and survey reporting tools
- Run errands and complete special projects, as needed
- Vendor and materials sourcing, expense reporting, and other administrative tasks
Fellowship Program (25%)
- Participate in learning community meetings, teambuilding activities, and workshops
- Attend relevant symposia and conferences in your stated area of interest
- Develop and facilitate a workshop or “teach-back” for High Line interns
- Develop a project to advance your professional interests. Projects might take the form of a program proposal, a research project, or an article you wish to submit for publication
- Other program-related tasks
- Recent College Graduate in Art History, Cultural Studies, Africana Studies, Visual Culture, Arts Administration, Education, or a related field (may be substituted with equivalent work or research experience)
- Be a champion and advocate for FHL’s mission and those who visit the High Line
- Exceptional interpersonal communications skills (phone, email, face-to-face)
- Computer and Internet literacy, including Microsoft Office Suite and Google Suite
- Solid writing and research skills
- Ability to work weeknights and weekends as needed.
- Capacity to lift 20 – 25 lb.
- Ability to manage multiple projects with keen attention to detail and organization.
- Team player with flexibility and willingness to tackle new and unexpected projects and tasks with creativity and commitment.
- Second language skills (Spanish or Chinese)
- Embeddedness or strong understanding of the High Line neighborhood - Priority given to qualified residents of the High Line neighborhood (West Village/Chelsea/Hell’s Kitchen), FHL Teen Staff Alumni, and FHL Internship Program Alumni
Fellows are paid $16/hour and are eligible for the following benefits:
- Paid sick time
- Medical insurance
- Citi Bike membership
- Discount on High Line merchandise