The Institute of Contemporary Art

25 Harbor Shore Drive
Boston, MA 02210

Date Posted:
July 30, 2019

Eastern Massachusetts



Adult Learning Fellow


The ICA’s Adult Learning Fellowship provides a qualified individual the opportunity to engage with contemporary arts education for adult learners in a 10 month assignment (September 2019—June 2020), with the possibility of a 2 month summer extension. The Adult Learning Fellow will work part time approximately 15 hours per week overseeing various programs that highlight community voices and perspectives, including the ICA’s monthly Gallery Talk program which invites thought leaders to reflect on selected ICA exhibits with adult audiences. The Fellow works independently on research assignments and collaborates with the ICA’s educational team to enhance educational opportunities for adults by developing and testing innovative and engaging program. Under the direction of the ICA’s Interpretive Media and Adult Education Coordinator, the Adult Learning Fellow will learn about museum operations, gain skills in adult programming design and implementation, and engage with diverse contemporary art audiences. Benefits of the Fellowship include institutional AAM membership, New England Museum reciprocity and various professional development opportunities. Attendance at interdepartmental meetings, exhibit walkthroughs and educator training sessions is required. The successful applicant must commit to working onsite two (2) days per week and attend related events; Thursday evenings and Sunday afternoons are programs requirements. A 10-month stipend of $10,000 is included.

The ICA is dedicated to building a culturally diverse and pluralistic staff committed to working in a multicultural environment. The ICA is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to being a diverse and inclusive workplace. We are an EOE/AA employer dedicated to fair and inclusive employment practices for all individuals.

BA in art history or BFA in studio art or equivalent experience required. MA or graduate work strongly preferred. Fellow must possess superior research skills, excellent interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills, knowledge of contemporary art and visual culture, ability to speak confidently in public, handle multiple projects simultaneously, and be self-motivated. Have a desire to work with diverse adult learners. Ability to operate office equipment and general mobility throughout the building required.
How To Apply:

Interested candidates should send a letter of interest (explaining what they would like to accomplish during the fellowship) and resume When applying, include “Adult Learning Fellowship” in subject line.

Apply by:
September 01, 2019
About this Organization:

The Institute of Contemporary Art strives to share the pleasures of reflection, inspiration, provocation, and imagination that contemporary art offers through public access to art, artists, and the creative process.

The ICA’s primary activities are to present outstanding contemporary art in all medium, including visual art exhibitions, music, film, video, and performance that is deserving of in depth public attention to Boston audiences. To provide innovative experiential learning opportunities for people of all ages through direct encounters with artists and art making. To design interpretative programs that provide context for, develop appreciation of, and add meaning to contemporary art and culture