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Open to emerging and early-career artists and arts administrators, this Fellowship offers a unique, experiential opportunity to work collaboratively with an established, non-profit arts organization. It is designed to foster the professional development of an artist or arts administrator seeking to better understand and develop skills in the workings of a small non-profit.


In addition to supporting the organizational capacity of the organization, the Fellow will work to support and create public programming for Filter Photo, with an emphasis on sustaining a diversity of voices in contemporary photography. Public programming includes workshops, lectures, and community events. Under the guidance of the executive director, the Fellow may solicit proposals for programs from the community, in addition to designing their own programs, and will provide administrative support for regularly scheduled programs that occur during their Fellowship. Additional learning opportunities include art handling and installation, and program planning for the annual Filter Photo Festival.


The Fellow will independently handle tasks with flexible working hours. The Fellow is required to work one shift on-site at the gallery per week, as well as attend weekly staff meetings (which can be in-person or remote). They will also assist at in-person and online events and provide support for exhibition installations. 

The Filter Photo Fellowship is supported by The Butzlaff Family Fund.

  • Located in the Chicagoland area

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Strong research capabilities

  • Open to learning about accessibility and digital engagement

  • Passionate about contemporary photography and community engagement

  • A commitment to diversity and inclusion

  • Collaborative

  • Responsible and well organized

  • Strong attention to detail

  • Open to growth and learning

Qualifications & Characteristics:

To Apply:

Applications are now closed. 

Filter Photo is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applicants with diverse backgrounds. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, age, or marital, veteran, or disability status.

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