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Are you interested in a creative and collaborative experience connecting art, advocacy and nonprofit administration? We offer paid and volunteer positions for undergraduate and graduate students from the University of Pennsylvania and other institutions. Fellowships for those seeking a year-long commitment are also available.


Communications Assistant
(Work Study Position)

Slought seeks a Communication Assistant to support social media planning for upcoming programs, compiling material for press use, monitoring Slought mentions and other relevant news across social media outlets, assisting with event coordination, and providing general support to the Slought team.

Tasks

– Developing and schedule a social media and press plan
– Support the production of special reports
– Copywriting/copyediting
– Management of social media channels for programming
– Coordinating documentation of events for archive and social media
– Update Slought signage (ie: events, exhibition, and statement)
– Support graphic needs for blog posts, social media, and emails
– Support other aspects of Slought as needed
– Coordinating material for Mailchimp newsletters for both Slought and Health Ecologies Lab

Qualifications

– Strong written and verbal communication skills
– Excellent organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills
– Familiarity with Slought's work
– Ability to work independently and collaboratively with others
– Knowledge of social media conventions and scheduling systems like Hootsuite
– Working knowledge of design tools like Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and/or InDesign

Hours

8-15 hours a week (negotiable)

To Apply

For consideration, please complete an online application then submit the following to: info@slought.org

– Cover letter describing your interest to this position
– Resume (as a PDF attachment)
– 2 to 5 written work samples (articles, essays, reports, press releases, etc.)
– Link to website, blog, publications, or social media accounts you have or manage

Note: This position is an ongoing contracted role through the University of Pennsylvania's work study program.


Development Assistant
(Work Study Position)

Slought seeks a talented Development Assistant to support strategic planning for grants and fundraising campaigns. Strong written and verbal communication skills for compiling reports and grant applications is preferred.

Tasks

– Source, organize, and manage of grant deadlines and opportunities
– Defining strategies and goals for fundraising
– Prepare research and development letters
– Organize past and existing development materials to realize new outreach opportunities
– Help us develop individual donors and sustainer campaigns, and crowdfunding campaigns
– Writing, editing, and compiling materials for grant applications and reports
– Support other aspects of Slought as needed

Qualifications

– Strong written and verbal communication skills
– Familiarity with Sloughts work
– Grant writing and grant management experience
– Excellent organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills
– Strong ethical standards
– Ability to work independently and collaboratively with other

Hours

8-15 hours a week (negotiable)

To Apply

For consideration, please complete an online application then submit the following to:
info@slought.org

– Cover letter describing your interest to this position
– Resume (as a PDF attachment)
– Writing Sample: Include a grant you authored or public fundraising campaign or appeal (feel free to redact confidential information)

Note: This position is an ongoing contracted role through the University of Pennsylvania's work study program.


Exhibitions Assistant
(Work Study Position)

Slought seeks an Exhibition Assistant to support events, installation and deinstallation of exhibits, event documentation for communications, and general support to the Slought team. Ideal candidates are highly dependable, flexible, and come with a wide range of skill sets.

Tasks

– Support for evening events
– Installation of exhibits and events
– Deinstallation of exhibitions (ie: packaging of work, as well as repairing and painting of walls after exhibits)
– Maintenance of the space (ie: clean-up after events and all duties associated to ensuring the space is tidy and presentable)
– Event documentation for communications
– Opening and/or closing the space
– Support other aspects of Slought as needed

Qualifications

Ideal candidates must have a background and/or interest in the arts. Particular preference will be given to thought whose interests align with Slought programming and events.

Must be highly dependable and have a proven ability to work with a wide range of personalities and people across a variety of generations.

To Apply

For consideration, please complete an online application then submit the following to:
info@slought.org

– Cover letter describing your interest to this position
– Resume (as a PDF attachment)

Note: This position is an ongoing contracted role through the University of Pennsylvania's work study program.


Public Programming Internship
(Unpaid)

Slought seeks 2-3 Public Programming Interns to support events and programming, installation and deinstallation of events, and general support to the team.

Tasks

– Support for evening events
– Installation of exhibits and events
– Deinstallation of exhibitions (ie: packaging of work, as well as repairing and painting of walls after exhibits)
– Maintenance of the space (ie: clean-up after events and all duties associated to ensuring the space is tidy and presentable)
– Event documentation for communications
– Opening and/or closing the space
– Support other aspects of Slought as needed

Qualifications

Ideal candidates must have a background and/or interest in the arts. Particular preference will be given to thought whose interests align with Slought programming and events. Must be highly dependable and have a proven ability to work with a wide range of personalities and people across a variety of generations.

To Apply

For consideration, please complete an online application then submit the following to:
info@slought.org

– Cover letter describing your interest to this position
– Resume (as a PDF attachment)


Communications Internship
(Unpaid)

Slought seeks a Communications Intern to support social media management, organize archival material for future projects, and provide general support to the team.

Tasks

– Scheduling a social media and press plan
– Help the production of special reports and plans
– Copywriting/copyediting
– Help gather material for newsletters
– Management of social media channels
– Coordinating documentation of events for archive and social media
– Support graphic needs for blog posts, social media, and emails
– Support other aspects of Slought as needed

Qualifications

– Strong written and verbal communication skills
– Excellent organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills
– Familiarity with Slought's work
– Strong ethical standards
– Ability to work independently and collaboratively with others
– Knowledge of social media conventions and scheduling systems like Hootsuite

To Apply

For consideration, please complete an online application then submit the following to:
info@slought.org

– Cover letter describing your interest to this position
– Resume (as a PDF attachment)


Curatorial Fellow
(Unpaid)

Slought seeks 1-2 Curatorial Fellows to support conceptualization and implementation of exhibitions and events, artist and community relations, and editorial tasks.

Tasks

– Conceptualize exhibitions and programs with Slought team
– Support artists and community outreach strategies for exhibits and programs
– Support writing of descriptions for exhibitions with Slought team
– Coordinate communication in support of program production and events
– Other exhibition support tasks as needed
– Support other aspects of Slought as needed

Qualifications

Ideal candidates must have a background and/or interest in the arts. Preference will be given to those whose interests align with Slought programming and events.

Must be highly dependable and have a proven ability to work with a wide range of personalities and people across a variety of generations.

To Apply

For consideration, please complete an online application then submit the following to:
info@slought.org

– Cover letter describing your interest to this position
– Resume (as a PDF attachment)


Research Fellow
(Unpaid)

Slought seeks 1-2 Research Fellows to support the development of institutional partnerships, funding opportunities, and long-term collaborations and initiatives.

Tasks

– Research partnerships for exhibitions and programs
– Research exhibit and programs concepts for the curatorial team
– Seeking funding opportunities
– Write exhibition and program texts including labels, press and promotional materials in collaboration with Slought team
– Support other aspects of Slought as needed

Qualifications

Ideal candidates must have a background and/or interest in the arts. Particular preference will be given to those whose interests align with Slought programming and events.

Must be highly dependable and have a proven ability to work with a wide range of personalities and people across a variety of generations.

To Apply

For consideration, please complete an online application then submit the following to:
info@slought.org

– Cover letter describing your interest to this position
– Resume (as a PDF attachment)