2019-2020 Art of Inclusion Fellowships

JOB TITLE: Art of Inclusion Fellow (3 Positions Available)
TERM: One year
START DATE: October 2019 – Flexible Start Date
SALARY: $35,000 (plus benefits)
REPORTS TO: Diversity and Inclusion Manager & Department Manager
DEADLINE: Friday, August 16, 2019 (11:59pm CDT)

The Minneapolis Institute of Art (Mia) is an audience-centered workplace where everyone strives to provide excellent service and cultivate honest and positive relationships. Generosity, agility, emotional intelligence, positive energy, and driving results are the core values that define Mia’s culture. Successful employment at Mia includes full embrace and consistent demonstration of these values.

Mia’s Art of Inclusion Fellowship is a year-long opportunity designed to strengthen the leadership pathway within art museums for identified populations who have been historically underrepresented: people of color and indigenous people. Three fellowship positions are funded by the Ford Foundation and Walton Family Foundation through the Diversifying Art Museum Leadership Initiative.

Fellowship Overview
• Fellows will join an operational division: Curatorial (Museum Practice); Learning Innovation (Museum Education and Community Engagement); or Media and Technology (Museum Digital Technology), where they will gain deeper knowledge and valuable experience.
• Fellows will also work together as a cross-functional team to develop and deliver a project that engages audiences, sparks wonder, and adds a meaningful contribution to the ongoing work of the museum.
• Fellows will also be given opportunities to build a professional network with museum colleagues and their related organizations.
• Opportunity to travel for professional development.

Fellowship applicants must meet the following minimum requirements:
Education: High school diploma or GED with 2-4 years of college or equivalent experience. The Fellowship is for people of color and indigenous people.
Experience in the arts, museums, or academia is not required, and a fellow’s
academic background is not limited to art or a specific major. A liberal
arts/humanities background is a plus.
Skills/Experience: Ideal candidates have an interest in learning more about the inner workings of an art museum, from both a creative and a workforce point of view. The positions require an ability to be collaborative, creative, a critical thinker, a team player, curious, flexible, agile, open-minded, self-motivated, self-organized and detail-oriented.
Desired skills and abilities:
• Work both independently and cooperatively
• Communicate effectively
• Build relationships with diverse audiences from multiple, intersecting identities
• Complete tasks and projects on time
• Take the initiative in proposing and identifying additional tasks and projects
• Problem-solve
• Interest in teaching and learning
• Collaborative spirit
• Empathetic approach to people
• High level of emotional intelligence
• Willingness to work hard to figure things out

Background Check Requirements:
Satisfactory criminal background check required.

HOW TO APPLY: Deadline: 11:59pm, Friday, August 16, 2019
Send resume and completed Applicant Questionnaire (click here to download the questionnaire) to: artsmiaoutreach@thecreativecatalysts.com. Be sure to include your last name when saving each document.

For further information and assistance, contact Maria Salas at: connect@thecreativecatalysts.com



Key Dates
2019-2020 Art of Inclusion Fellowship Selection

Online Information Sessions:
Questions? Interested in learning more about the Art of Inclusion Fellowship? Online group information sessions are available on the following dates (all times CDT).
x Friday, August 2, 2019 (1:00PM – 1:45PM)
x Friday, August 9, 2019 (4:30PM – 5:15PM)
x Friday, August 16, 2019 (11:00AM – 11:45AM)

Register at: https://go.oncehub.com/miafellowshipgroupinfosession

Interviews & Networking Event for Fellowship Applicants:
Thursday, August 22, 2019 (5:00PM – 8:00PM)
An event confirmation will be sent to applicants on Tuesday, August 19, 2019.

Fellowship Finalists Notified: Week of August 26, 2019
Fellowship Interviews: Week of September 9 – 13, 2019
Fellowship Awards Announced: Week of September 16, 2019
Fellowships Begin: October 2019 (Flexible Start Date)

Mia is committed to championing policies and practices that value diversity, foster equity, and empower an accessible and inclusive environment. Our strength lies in the diversity among the broad range of people who contribute their time and talents to Mia. We consider inclusion and accessibility a driver of institutional excellence and seek out diversity of participation, thought, and action. It is our aim, therefore, that our employees, trustees, interns, and volunteers reflect and embrace these core values.

It is the museum’s policy to hire and promote qualified people and administer all terms and conditions of employment without discrimination due to race, color, creed, religion, ancestry, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, or other protected-class status. Mia does not discriminate on the basis of disability in admission or access to, or employment in, its programs and activities. If you are in need of a reasonable accommodation to enable you to complete the application process, please contact the Head of Human Resources.