The English Department seeks nominations for the Bill and Irene Beck Award for Community Engagement. This award is named for a family whose support of our own Big Shoulders Books makes possible the publication of socially conscious literature by and about Chicagoans. In the spirit of this generosity, we would like to honor the great work our students do in their communities.
If you are someone who volunteers, interns, or otherwise devotes time to assisting with community organizations, partners, and/or individuals, please nominate yourself for this award. Or, if you know someone whose commitment to community shows up in their work outside the university, please nominate that person. Nominations are due on Friday, May 14 and must include:
· A statement of no more than 250 words describing the kind, duration, and intensity of the nominee’s community engagement · Contact information for two references who can attest to the nominee’s social justice work
Nominees with 3.0 GPAs are preferred.
Please submit your nomination to Miles Harvey, director of the DePaul Publishing Institute, at firstname.lastname@example.org on or before Friday, May 19. Please use BECK AWARD in the subject line.
Are you looking for a position where you can make a difference? Where you can help make arts and creative activities available to residents and communities throughout the state? Where you can support the work of Minnesota’s creative individuals and organizations? Then consider applying for a position at the Arts Board:
Grant program officer – The person in this position will manage the Arts Board’s largest grant program, Operating Support, which provides general support to established arts organizations. Applications must be submitted by Tuesday, October 11, 2022.
Grant programs assistant – The person in this position will provide administrative support for Arts Board grant programs. Applications must be submitted by Thursday, October 6, 2022.
Executive assistant – The person in this position will provide administrative support to the executive director and to the board. Applications must be submitted by Wednesday, September 28, 2022.
All are full-time, permanent positions. Telework and/or hybrid work arrangements are available.
HumanitiesX, DePaul’s Experiential Humanities Collaborative, seeks six Student Fellows for the 2022-23 year. These are 10-12 hour/week positions that run from Oct.-June, paying up to $6517/student. For engaged students interested in the environment, it’s a great opportunity.
Student Fellows assist faculty and community partners as they develop new HumanitiesX courses, and with the guidance of WRD Professor Lisa Dush, create public-facing humanities deliverables about environmental action at DePaul and beyond. The application deadline is 10/10. Applications can be submitted through the Campus Job Board.
PubWest is launching their Fall internship program and is looking to place BIPOC students in paid entry-level positions within the publishing industry. This is a six month long, paid internship. The deadline to apply is September 30 and interviews will be held from October 3-7. Don’t sleep on this opportunity! If you’re interested, follow the links below!
Intonation Music is a Bronzeville-based youth development/music education nonprofit. Right now they are looking to fill several different positions with people passionate about both music and community outreach: Lead Instructor, Co-Instructor and Development Manager. If you are interested in this very important opportunity, and in helping bring music to the youth of Chicago, click here to check out their full Employment Opportunities page.
As described by Intonation Music themselves ::: Offered in partnership with schools, park districts, and community organizations, our year-round classes make music accessible to youth by providing them with instruments, instruction, mentorship, and the chance to perform on stages across the city. Each Intonation student takes part in a personal and team approach to practice, setting goals, and problem-solving; and over time, they gain the confidence to take charge of their direction and seek out new experiences.
Intonation is seeking committed, part-time instructors to teach our youth-centered Modern Band program for students in grades 3-12 (6:1, student: instructor ratio) for 2022-2023. Students love our engaging and challenging programs that they shape and lead! Our team of instructors uplift relationship-based learning, live performances, and recording opportunities for youth. We are looking to hire 2 new Instructors ASAP for our fall programs!
Intonation Music also seeks an energetic Development and Communications Manager (DCM) who is passionate about youth development and music’s power to change, strengthen, and unify individuals and communities. This key position is a member of Intonation’s leadership team and will be relied on for facilitation, problem solving, and proactive measures to drive the mission forward. Successful candidates will have a demonstrated passion for non-profit service and an ability to coalesce and engage diverse groups of people.
The National Book Critics Circle’s general or student membership is available, as well as mentorship through their program, the National Book Critics Circle Emerging Critics Fellowship, which seeks to identify, nurture, and support the development of the next generation of book critics. Applications open Friday, April 8.
In addition to the Emerging Critics Fellowship, the National Book Critics Circle honors outstanding writing and fosters a national conversation about reading, criticism, and literature. They serve nearly 800 member critics, authors, literary bloggers, book publishing professionals, student members, and friends, offering access to tips on book reviewing, an annually updated guide to publications that accept freelance pitches for reviews, plus a variety of discounts on literary magazines. Members also have the opportunity to nominate titles for their annual awards and to serve as a judge for the John Leonard Prize for Best First Book and the new translation award, as well as to elect board members. You can learn more about what we do at bookcritics.org. Information about NBCC membership, including our $15 student membership, can be found at bookcritics.org/membership/.
The Emerging Critics Fellowship is open to critics of all ages and experience who seek to review and write about books for print and digital outlets. Applicants may or may not have previously published book reviews. The NBCC seeks a broad range of diverse applicants, especially those who have demonstrated a genuine interest and commitment to engaging in a critical conversation about books. The NBCC Emerging Critics Program is an interactive, participatory program guided by the philosophy that critical thought can be fostered and enriched through dialogue within a cohort of similarly-interested critics.
Emerging Critics Fellowship benefits: – One-on-one mentorship from board members – Small group Q&A with board members – Small group professional development/ craft lectures over Zoom – NBCC membership/ dues waived for 1 year
The NBCC is interested in encouraging people who are great thinkers and writers but who need support along the path to becoming an active critic. Their fellowship aims to break down financial and geographical barriers for emerging critics. In particular, BIPOC critics, LGBTQIA+ critics, critics with disabilities, and critics from historically resilient communities are encouraged to apply. Information about the fellowship application can be found at bookcritics.org/emerging-critics/fellowship/.
Applications are due Friday, May 6. If you are interested in learning more about the fellowship or have questions about the application process, please join a short informational Zoom session on Friday, April 22 at 7:00 PM ET. Register at tinyurl.com/ECF22.
The GBH Kids Scriptwriting Fellowship is a program designed to mentor early-career writers, who are members of underrepresented groups in the greater children’s media industry (including individuals of African American, Asian, Latinx/Hispanic, Native American, and Pacific Islander descent), in writing scripts for a GBH KIDS animated series focused on STEM learning. The goal is to diversify the pipeline of writers for both this show, and the greater children’s media industry with a hands-on learning experience in television writing for children and an opportunity for their scripts to be produced for this new series.
GBH Kids is looking for 5 exceptional scriptwriting fellows to participate in our 4-month writing workshop. They are accepting applications until Friday, November 12th at 5pm EST.
You can find more information here about the program and application requirements.
Crook & Folly, DePaul University’s award-winning, all-student journal of literature and art, seeks applications from graduate and undergraduate students for two challenging and exciting volunteer positions as 2021-22 Editors-in-Chief.
The new editors will connect with the current editors sometime during Summer 2021 and will hire their section editors during Fall quarter 2020. In usual years Editors-In-Chief must be enrolled and available during all regular quarters of the entire 2021-2022 academic year, and must be enrolled and in-residence at DePaul for the Winter and Spring 2021 quarters. Campus/remote expectations for the editors will shift in accordance with University guidelines for on-campus operations.
Candidates for Editor-in-Chief should write a one-page (around 250 words) application letter describing relevant experience and commitment as well as vision for the magazine, and email it, as an attachment, to Professor Borich on or before 11:59 PM on Monday May 10th, 2021: email@example.com. Professor Borich, the outgoing faculty advisor, will team up with Professor Ted Anton, the incoming faculty advisor, to conduct interviews via Zoom in mid-May, and make the appointments before the end of Spring Quarter 2021. Please apply only if you are interested in the Editor-in-Chief position. All applications are considered, but current Crook & Folly staff members receive priority consideration for the head editor slots. (We strongly encourage newcomers to wait to apply to editorial staff positions in the Fall). Crook & Folly will call for staff and section editor applications in September 2021.
If you have questions about what the work of the Editors-in-Chief entails, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and ask the current Crook & Folly editors Caley and Jessica for their assistance.