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Emory University

Overview of Position

Visual Arts Fellow

Job Description

Emory University invites applications for a one-year Arts Fellowship in the Visual Arts, beginning fall 2021. This fellowship is supported through a generous gift from Sarah Arison 07B. We seek an emerging artist whose work involves Social Practice or New Media. Beginning August 2021, the twelve-month, full-time Fellowship offers a $45,000 salary, benefits (including healthcare), research funds, and an exhibition of the Fellow’s work in spring 2022. The Fellow will be expected to teach one class each semester based upon their area of artistic research, as well as to engage with arts events and students on campus. In the summer session, they are free to pursue their own work. On-campus studio space will be provided. Access to Visual Arts facilities will be available from August 2021 through August 2022.

The Fellow will be expected to teach in person and maintain a campus presence for the 2021/22 academic year.

  • Develops, presents, and implements a comprehensive marketing and development plan for the Halsey Institute. Works with Institutional Advancement, Division of Marketing and Communication, the School of the Arts leadership, etc. to promote the Halsey Institute, cultivate new donors, and grow the Halsey Institute’s membership. Represents the Halsey Institute’s membership program in the broader community and to other arts organizations.
  • Works with Halsey and School of the Arts leadership to develop, promote, and implement an annual calendar of events, appeals, and programs to engage the gallery donors, members, and the local community to achieve fundraising goals. Strategically leverages the gallery resources to support solicitation and stewardship goals. Develops and oversees all donor appreciation and acknowledgment activities (approx. 15 per year), membership drives, and stewardship efforts. Oversees membership-related events and manages a portfolio of individuals, corporations, and organizations with donor potential. Creates targeted appeals.
  •  Reviews, analyzes, and summarizes activities and success rates for the Director. Consults with leadership to build strategic and tactical plans for setting and achieving annual giving goals. Uses data and best practices to forecast annual and long-term fundraising projections. Prepares and analyzes ad hoc and regular reports to predict trends and advise leadership.

  • Researches new grant opportunities and creates foundation and government grant proposals. Ensures compliance with existing grant parameters. Works closely with the Office of Grants and Research to ensure accurate and timely submissions, tracking, spending, and reporting on all grants.

  • Shared responsibility for managing and monitoring a variety of complex State, foundation, and grant accounts. With input from the Director and Curators, develops program and event budgets. Provides high-level reports and detailed accounts of expenditures and income for budgets totaling close to $1M.

  • Acts as staff liaison to the Advisory Board Membership Committee, Advisory Board Endowment Committee, and Advisory Board Special Events.

    Some travel is required. Some evening events and weekend duties.


MFA in Visual Arts

Application Instructions

Submit electronic dossier, including Cover Letter, Artist Statement, CV, portfolio of recent works, and the names and e-mail addresses of three references to http://

The cover letter should address how the fellowship will facilitate the candidate’s professional development, briefly describe a course they would offer during the fellowship, and include a statement regarding the teaching and mentorship of students from diverse backgrounds.

Emory University is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, people with disabilities, and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply.


$45,000 + Research Funds and Full Benefits

Contact: Dana Haugaard

Submit electronic dossier, including Cover Letter, Artist Statement, CV, portfolio of recent works, and the names and e-mail addresses of three references to http://

Atlanta, GA

Application Deadline: 05/24/2021

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