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Research Fellow

The CCA Wattis Institute seeks applicants for a Paid Research Fellowship to help organize and manage details of Wattis programming related to the Cecilia Vicuña research season (2020-21) and the Lorraine O’Grady research season (2021-22). The position will run for four months from February 2021 through June 2021. The fellow will be expected to work two days a week as well as occasional evenings, as determined by programmatic needs and in accordance with CCA’s Covid-19 policies, and will be paid a flat stipend of $4000. The position will begin remotely with the potential to move to in-person depending on current health regulations.

RESPONSIBILITIES
- Conduct research related to Lorraine O’Grady
- Create section of website for Lorraine O’Grady
- Attend weekly staff meetings and monthly reading group meetings
- Provide logistical, administrative, and research support to reading group members
- Assist with publications as needed
- Manage administrative elements of public programs
- Assist in other administrative and research tasks as needed

QUALIFICATIONS
- Proficient computer skills: MS Word, Excel, and Google Drive
- Some working experience with Microsoft Office, Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, SketchUp, and InDesign is desirable but not required
- Strong interest in contemporary art and/or arts administration
- Excellent research, organizational, communication, and writing skills
- Keen attention to detail and an ability to work independently

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
- Fellow will be expected to work up to 16 hours per week for a period of 4 months. Payment will be made in monthly installments of $1000.
- Fellow must be based in the United States.

HOW TO APPLY
Send a letter of interest and CV to Jeanne Gerrity: jgerrity@cca.edu. Application deadline: January 18, 2021.

We encourage all qualified applicants to apply, regardless of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts values diversity in culture, race, ethnicity, and gender expression. Students from backgrounds traditionally underrepresented in the arts are encouraged to apply.