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Community Engagement Fellow
Community Engagement Fellow
Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago
Post Date: 22 Jul 2023


Thank you for your interest in employment opportunities at the Museum of Contemporary Art. The MCA is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Candidates may be contacted for interviews. However, due to the high level of interest in positions, the MCA contacts only a small percentage of applicants. Please submit your resume as either a PDF or Word document.

To Be Successful In This Role, You Must
We have an opening for a Registrar for a Community Engagement Fellow to join the Strategic Communications department at MCA Chicago . Reporting to the Director of Marketing and Community Engagement, the Community Engagement Fellow will be a key facilitator in the co-development of programming with local Puerto Rican communities in relation to the upcoming MCA’s Art Design Chicago (ADC) exhibition, Entre Horizontes . Programming for the exhibition will be both co-constructed with the communities, as well as centering of community voices and perspectives. As such, the Fellow will be a consistent on-the-ground point-person for the programming of the exhibition, learning from and rooting themselves in the heart of the community.
  • Liaise with stakeholders in the Puerto Rican community in Chicago.
  • Gather and develop content for a capstone program that elevates perspectives of the local community and connects with the main ideas in the MCA exhibition Entre Horizontes.
  • Provide production and engagement support for Entre Horizontes related projects and programming.
  • Cultivate effective collaborative relationships with area artists, institutions, communities, and organizations to contribute to quality public programming.
  • Oversee the scheduling of space, making travel arrangements, oversee event registration, and event-specific volunteers for public programs and events, including organizing and maintaining departmental files and reports.
  • Coordinate the logistics associated with the public programs such as creating speaker contracts, ordering supplies, communicating schedules with key internal stakeholders.
Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills, And Abilities
  • 2 or more years of community-centered work or project experience.
  • Experience building and maintaining relationships with communities in Chicago.
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to manage numerous projects simultaneously.
  • Ability to work independently and at a high level of productivity.
  • Ability to work with diverse groups of individuals.
  • Ability to listen and understand team and project needs as well as a willingness to collaborate for solutions.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office.
  • Proficiency in project management software such as Asana, Monday.com, Basecamp, etc.
  • Ability to perform occasional light lifting.
  • General mobility throughout all museum properties.
$21 – $24 an hourThis part-time temporary position requires 20 hours per week for 36 weeks. The schedule will be determined by department and operational needs; may include evenings, weekends, and holidays. This position is eligible for hybrid work arrangement per the Remote Work Policy.Interested? APPLY NOW https://mcachicago.org/About/EmploymentP.S.

The MCA provides great benefits to part-time staff that include: visiting the MCA’s galleries, curator led staff tours of MCA exhibitions, discounts at the MCA Store and MCA restaurant Marisol, discounts for MCA Stage and other programs, plus a wide variety of discounts at many cultural institutions in the Chicagoland area.The MCA is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V. In addition, we aspire to make the MCA community and our environment – staff, audiences, artists, programs, and exhibitions – reflective of the diversity of the city of Chicago and to capture the spirit of access, inclusion, and equity in all we do. We strongly encourage and welcome applicants from our BIPOC, disabled, and LGBTQIA communities as they must be centered in the work we do. If you have any difficulty using our online system and you need an accommodation due to a disability, you may contact us at: [email protected] .


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