The Fine Arts Work Center is an artist-led organization based in Provincetown. We support artistic freedom, nurture creative connections, and make possible artistic achievements important to the larger culture.
The Work Center is internationally known for an acclaimed seven-month residency program granting fellowships to 20 emerging writers and artists, as well as an open enrollment Summer Workshop Program, an online writing program 24PearlStreet, and an extensive series of year-round cultural events and exhibitions.
If you are interested in this position, please submit a cover letter and resume by March 15, 2023 to David Simpson, Programs Director, at email@example.com. Please use the subject line, “2023 Culture and Belonging Specialist”
This position includes fully-subsidized housing in Provincetown from early June through the end of August.
The Fine Arts Work Center is seeking a part-time, seasonal Culture and Belonging Specialist to support our flagship Summer Workshop Program, from June 12th to August 27th, 2023. This position would provide key support for our efforts to create an anti-racist, inclusive environment at our Summer Workshop Program.
Our ideal candidate has expertise in creating inclusive spaces for diverse groups of people; is knowledgeable about and has experience with implementing diversity, equity, and inclusion practices; is expert in facilitating conversations on difficult issues and mediating conflict between individuals; and has high emotional intelligence and stellar communication skills.
This position would require an average of 10-15 hours/week of paid work over 11 weeks (for a total of approximately 130 hours), including advance planning and post-program reflection. The total fee for this is $4,000, for a pay rate of approximately $30/hour.
The selected candidate will receive fully-subsidized housing on the Fine Arts Work Center’s historic grounds in Provincetown from June 12th to August 27th, 2023, as well as the opportunity to take advantage of waived tuition for two Fine Arts Work Center workshops, pending registration availability. Workshop tuition is valued at $800 per workshop.
This opportunity is perfect for a candidate with their own creative practice who dreams of a summer surrounded by the beauty of Cape Cod, the vibrancy of Provincetown, and by fellow artists working on their craft during our open enrollment Summer Workshop Program.
- Before the Summer Workshop program begins:
- Review all DEI-related materials and offer suggestions for their improvement
- Work with the Program Director to develop and conduct a kick-off training for summer program staff to increase understanding of DEI (diversity, equity, and inclusion) issues and anti-racism practices.
- While the workshops are running:
- Work with staff to support the success of students and faculty from communities systematically underserved by FAWC.
- Work with staff to assist any faculty who requests support developing workshop guidelines to govern workshop participant interactions.
- Lead the DEI component of Orientation presentation on Sunday evenings.
- Organize and staff brown-bag lunches or other impromptu get-togethers in support of students and faculty from systematically marginalized communities.
- Hold open office hours in order to 1) provide assistance to faculty members who have challenging situations in their workshops and 2) meet with students who are experiencing difficulties with fellow students or their instructors.
- Be part of a rotating on-call team that will respond to situations that may occur after-hours.
- Communicate with staff about situations or behaviors that go against our Community Guidelines.
- Observe staff, students, and faculty in all kinds of gatherings, looking for ways to improve the inclusivity of the environment.
- After the workshops have ended:
- Participate in a formal summer 2023 debrief meeting with the Program Director and Summer Workshop staff.
- Submit a brief summary (approximately 2 to 3 pages) of observations and program recommendations for establishing best practices and improving the inclusivity of the summer workshop program.
- Help staff develop communications with faculty around their successes/challenges in DEI-related areas.
- Demonstrated ability to work effectively with people from systematically marginalized communities.
- Knowledge of and experience with diversity, equity, inclusion, access, and anti-racism practices.
- Well-versed in cultural humility in order to interact with a wide range of individuals, including staff, faculty, and students.
- Experience in peer support, crisis management, and conflict resolution.
- Strong administrative abilities and excellent interpersonal skills.
- Strong written communication skills and proficiency with public presentations.
- Demonstrated ability to work independently on concurrent projects.
- Demonstrated ability to work effectively with diverse individuals in a team-oriented environment.