Learn about Careers in the Museum Field

Jobs at Art Museums (JAM) is a career awareness event at the Art Institute of Chicago. This year the event has been reimagined as a series of 12 presentations on Zoom over the course of winter and spring. Each talk will focus on a different theme, from Art & Science, to Community Programs, to “Handle with Care” (staff who actually touch objects), and more. 

College and university students are invited to conversations with museum professionals representing a variety of departments and fields. Learn about upcoming internship and career opportunities and virtually socialize with peers and museum staff.

Please see details and how to register at this link.

Looking to Work at DePaul as a Graduate Student?

Happy New Year!

If you are planning to apply for a Graduate Assistantship in 2021-22, please use the link below to our Scholarship Connect website. Applications are due by January 31st for new and continuing students. 

https://depaul.academicworks.com/opportunities/35267.

For any questions, please contact Professor June Chung for the MALP at jchung10@depaul.edu or Professor Rebecca Johns-Trissler for the MAWP/MFA at Rebecca.johns@depaul.edu.

For Undergraduate students, take this opportunity into consideration if you’re applying for graduate school.

Wondering about Editing Certificate Programs?

If you’re interested in a career in the publishing industry, you might have come across editing certificate programs.

If you’re unsure of what they are, how they can help, or if you even need a certificate, check out this blogpost written by Miranda Lukatch for new and upcoming editors.

As an independent editor and author, Miranda Lukatch gives advice on what to consider when researching and applying for editing certificate programs. Now a professional in the industry, this is the sort of information she would have found helpful when starting out.

Job Opportunity: Careers in Community Organizing for Social Justice

The Direct Action and Research Training Center (DART) will hold an online info session on Wednesday, March 18 at 6 pm central to discuss careers in community organizing. All DePaul students and alumni welcome, particularly those graduating before January 2021.

RSVP at www.thedartcenter.org/DePaul

DART organizations unite congregations to work for social, economic and racial justice, including:
* Plugging the school-to-prison pipeline
* Reining in predatory lending practices
* Expanding access to primary health and dental care
* Prioritizing funding for affordable housing and job training
* Fighting for immigrants’ rights
* Police accountability

Positions start August 10, 2020 and January 11, 2021 in:
South Carolina: Charleston
Florida: St. Petersburg, Tampa, Sarasota, Lakeland, Ft. Myers, Fort Lauderdale, West Palm Beach, Daytona Beach, Miami
Kentucky: Louisville, Lexington
Ohio: Columbus
Kansas: Lawrence, Topeka
Virginia: Richmond

Starting salary: $39,064/year + benefits.

DART organizations are largely made up of low- and moderate-income, minority and immigrant communities. DART strongly encourages people from these backgrounds, as well as fluent Spanish speakers, to apply.

To apply or learn more about DART, visit www.thedartcenter.org. Still have questions? Contact sarah@thedartcenter.org or 937-974-6093.

Summer Job Opportunity: AmeriCorps and Northwestern Settlement

AmeriCorps and Northwestern Settlement are searching for individuals for two of their summer positions. Descriptions below:

AmeriCorps Member Camp Counselor (Seasonal June 29-Aug 16; Living Stipend and Education Award) – This position is only available for current students as it includes an education award. The Junior AmeriCorps members will be in charge of working with the campers on devising/producing their production. They will supervise campers and lead daily activities, working closely with Teaching Artists to design and implement lesson plans.

Co-Lead Teaching Artist (seasonal, 30/hr (June 29-Aug.16) +$500 planning stipend before camp starts) – Co Lead Teaching Artists plan and implement all programming during the day for an ensemble of 30 students ages 9-14. Through drama activities, discussions and field trips, Trailblazer Campers will devise their own performance to present at the end of the 7 weeks. Teaching Artists guide this process along.

Full position announcements with details are available in the following documents:

FY 2020 Jr Americorps Job Description

ASC Trailblazers Co-Lead Teaching Artist Description

AmeriCorps would love to have DePaul students apply. If interested, please send Jamie Macpherson, Adventure Stage’s education manager, your resume and cover letter at jamie@adventurestage.org.

JAM at the Art Institute of Chicago

Ever wonder what it’s like to work at an art museum?

Area students and emerging job seekers, as well as college and university faculty and staff, are invited to a day of career-focused programming at the Art Institute of Chicago. Several DePaul students will be giving gallery talks.

The program will include:
• A museum careers panel
• Gallery talks led by college and university students
• Breakout sessions with museum staff
• A reception for all guests featuring intern alumni and museum staff
• Information about internships and job opportunities

EVENT DATE AND TIME:
Saturday, February 15, 2020
10:30am to 5pm

EVENT LOCATION:
The Art Institute of Chicago
111 South Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60603