The ICA’s Adult Learning Fellowship provides a qualified individual the opportunity to engage with contemporary arts education for adult learners in a ten-month assignment (September 2019—June 2020), with the possibility of a two-month summer extension. The Adult Learning Fellow will work part time approximately 15 hours per week overseeing various programs that highlights 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 programs. 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, exhibition walkthroughs, and educator training sessions is required. The successful applicant must commit to working onsite two days per week and attend related events; Thursday evenings and Sunday afternoons are programs requirements. A ten-month stipend of $10,000 is included.


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. Must have a desire to work with diverse adult learners. Ability to operate office equipment and general mobility throughout the building required.

Interested candidates should send a letter of interest explaining what they would like to accomplish during the fellowship and a resume to Sarah Hachey at shachey@icaboston.org. When applying, please include “Adult Learning Fellowship” in subject line.

The ICA is an equal opportunity employer.