2024-25 Program Fellow

Threewalls is an evolving, Black-led nonprofit organization, that unapologetically celebrates blackness,  intersectionality, and exists through Black feminist practices, Threewalls fosters contemporary art  practices that respond to lived experiences, encouraging connections beyond art. We center ALAANA  (African descent, Latinx, Arab, Asian, and Native American) artists, creatives, and collaborative projects,  especially those which are best presented outside of traditional art spaces. 

Threewalls fosters contemporary art practices that respond to lived experiences, encouraging  connections beyond art. Our vision is to use art to connect segregated communities, people, and  experiences together. At Threewalls, we hold sacred celebrating differences, embracing risks, respect  for process and collaborating. 

Contact Name
Sharbreon Plummer
Contact Email Address
Type of Employment
Full time
Type of Role
Salary Level or Range
This is a remote position

Chicago, IL
United States

How to Apply

Please email your resume and one-page letter of interest in PDF format to: 

jobs@three-walls.org with “Program Fellow” in the subject line. 

Please also include a writing sample of 500 words that you feel best articulates how you embody and support a Black feminist ethic. 

Application materials (resume, letter of interest, and writing sample) may be submitted as Word documents, PDF documents, by video or by voice submission. Questions about submission formats can be sent to: jobs@three-walls.org 

Submissions will be accepted until March 15, 2024 at 12:59pm Central. Interviews will take place the week of April 15, 2024. The Fellowship will take place from July 1, 2024-June 1, 2025.

Threewalls welcomes applications from all who are interested, with priority consideration for those who identify as: ALAANA (African descent, Latinx, Arab, Asian, Native American), 2SITLQ (Two-spirit, Intersex, Transgender, Lesbian, Queer), non-binary, and/or disabled. Threewalls is committed to providing access, equal opportunity and reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities in employment, its services, programs, and activities. Threewalls is an equal opportunity employer. 

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Description and Qualifications

About the Role 

As a mid-level position, the Program Fellow offers direct support to the Co-Directors of Programs. The  Program Fellow supports various aspects of programming across two fellowship programs and special  projects. This role plays a central part in caring for various parts of the organization with an  understanding that each part impacts the overall organization. With this understanding, the Program  Fellow will nurture aspects of programming that center research, data analysis and artistic  development. 

Specifically, the Program Fellow will aid the Co-Directors in implementing and assessing programming to  make sure they exemplify excellence, meeting objectives, and respond to artists’ needs. The tasks  include supporting the In-Session Fellowship with the application process, program development,  promotion and supporting organization of salons; and collaborate in shaping ideas for seasonal  development. 

For the RaD Lab+Outside the Walls (RADLOW) Fellowship the Program Fellow will engage in data  collection, analysis and interpretation as part of a larger program assessment initiative. As part of this  task, the Fellow will serve as a thought partner as the organization looks forward the next few years of  the program in partnership with Surdna Foundation. 

The Program Fellow will also lead a special project to develop and pilot a new lecture series in  collaboration with our national network. In addition to this and helping to care for the fellowship  programs, the fellow will support administrative tasks for programs. 

Living in Chicago is required for the position, and there is a modest relocation fee available. The position  is exempt status and temporary. A health stipend and paid vacation are included with the salary. 

The Value You Bring 

• Dedication to a Black feminist ethic and commitment to racial justice.  

• Effective, timely, open and transparent communication skills 

• Exercise sound judgement in a close team environment 

• Self-motivated, strong organizational skills, detail-oriented, ability to prioritize, multi-task and  meet deadlines 

• Clearly articulated investment in an arts ecosystem that holistically cares for and reminds artists  of their power 

• Demonstrate different ways of care and being, including empathy, that can contribute to and  organically take shape within Threewalls’ Culture of Care  


• Minimum education: Master’s degree required; Ph.D. preferred, Areas of research: Art History,  African American Studies or Black Studies, or American Studies 

• Strong research abilities that include working in traditional archives, accessing oral histories and  interviews, and understanding the nuances of research 

• Experience with art historical research or curatorial methodologies in addition to methodologies  of American Studies, African American Studies, Black Studies, or Anthropology 

• Excellent communication skills including the ability to talk with artists and non-artists