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Program Fellowship for Sustainability, Culture and Community



The Huntington has a one-year, grant funded full time opportunity for a graduate level Program Fellowship for Sustainability, Culture and Community. The Program Fellow will serve as a publicly engaged scholar working on cross-divisional projects at The Huntington to research, develop, and inform public and educational programs that integrate our collections with contemporary issues. The Fellow will explore the dynamic interplay between humans and their environment and the role that arts and culture play in sustainability, change, and social justice.

Among the many areas of inquiry that the Fellow might pursue include: how culture affects varying notions of sustainability; the role of environmental change in human cultural activity in issues such as food systems and hunger; the intersection of sustainability, climate, arts, and humanities; representations of community, identity, history and culture in the permanent collections and conduct research on The Huntington's own history as an institution and the many roles it has taken over time.

Qualifications include: a M.A., M.S. (PhD preferred) in humanities or interdisciplinary fields of such as literature, intellectual history, ecocriticism, American studies, or other interdisciplinary areas including cultural ecology, anthropology, sociology, cultural studies, Chicano/African-American/Asian/Indigenous area studies. Candidates with terminal professional degrees are also eligible to apply. Candidates holding PhDs must not be more than five years beyond receipt of their doctorate degree. Additional qualifications include a commitment to public and community-based scholarship and using an understanding of human experiences and social justice in relation to the natural world to develop and produce informal learning experiences for a wide range of audiences.

Essential Functions include but are not limited to:
- Conduct research and promote public learning opportunities related to Huntington collections and environments.
- Work with and help coordinate public facing events including symposia, inviting speakers, visiting artists, involving various divisions.
- Coordinate opportunities for collaboration with community partners including undergraduate research opportunities.
- Research, write proposals, and develop projects related to culture-climate-sustainability
- Participate in productive, critical dialogue on key topics with staff, scholars, and community partners
- Contribute to public engagement activities including informal talks, social media, development of curricular materials for K-12 and undergraduate audiences
- Teach or facilitate up to two seminar or program series for the public

The Perks

We provide completive compensation, generous benefits and perks for all eligible employees including:
Medical, dental, & vision
- 403(b) basic retirement plan and optional matching retirement plan with an outstanding employer match
- Considerable paid time off, including annual leave, sick leave, and holidays
- Commuter benefits (pre-tax income for mass transit expenses and free parking)
- Discounts for staff in The Huntington Store and restaurants
- Access to the Museums Council pass, which grants free admission to various museums and cultural institutions
- Free passes each month to welcome family and friends to visit the grounds
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Eligiblity Information

Academic Level:
Masters, PhD, Post Doctorate

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Arts and Humanities, Interdisciplinary

Demographic Information (preferred or required):
Minorities, USC students, Women

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