2024-2025 Program Fellow

Position: Program Fellow
Pay: $50,000 w/ health stipend
Hours: 37.5 hours/week
Reports to: Interim Artistic Director
Location: Chicago
Begins: July 1
Ends: June 1

Our Purpose and Vision 

An evolving, Black-led nonprofit organization that unapologetically celebrates Blackness, intersectionality, and exists through Black feminist practices, Threewalls fosters contemporary art practices that respond to lived experiences, encouraging connections beyond art. We center ALAANA (African descent, Latinx, Arab, Asian, and Native American) artists, creatives, and collaborative projects, especially those which are best presented outside of traditional art spaces. Through the internship, we seek to offer a vibrant experiential opportunity for those interested in working within a progressive, thoughtfully inclusive environment.   

About the Role 

As a mid-level position, the Program Fellow offers direct support to the Co-Directors of Programs. The Program Fellow supports various aspects of programming across two fellowship programs and special projects. This role plays a central part in caring for various parts of the organization with an understanding that each part impacts the overall organization. With this understanding, the Program Fellow will nurture aspects of programming that center research, data analysis and artistic development.

Specifically, the Program Fellow will aid the Co-Directors in implementing and assessing programming to make sure they exemplify excellence, meeting objectives, and respond to artists’ needs. The tasks include supporting the In-Session Fellowship with the application process, program development, promotion and supporting organization of salons; and collaborate in shaping ideas for seasonal development.

For the RaD Lab+Outside the Walls (RADLOW) Fellowship the Program Fellow will engage in data collection, analysis and interpretation as part of a larger program assessment initiative. As part of this task, the Fellow will serve as a thought partner as the organization looks forward the next few years of the program in partnership with Surdna Foundation.

The Program Fellow will also lead a special project to develop and pilot a new lecture series in collaboration with our national network. In addition to this and helping to care for the fellowship programs, the fellow will support administrative tasks for programs.

Living in Chicago is required for the position, and there is a modest relocation fee available. The position is exempt status and temporary. A health stipend and paid vacation are included with the salary.


The Value You Bring 




Sounds Like a Fit? Here’s How to Apply
Please email your resume and one-page letter of interest in PDF format to:
jobs@three-walls.org with “Program Fellow” in the subject line. 

Please also include a 500 word writing sample that you feel best articulates how you embody and support a Black feminist ethic.

Application materials (resume, letter of interest, and writing sample) may be submitted as Word documents, PDF documents, by video or by voice submission. Questions about submission formats can be sent to: jobs@three-walls.org

Submissions will be accepted until March 15, 2024 at 12:59pm Central. Interviews will take place the week of April 15, 2024. The Fellowship will take place from July 1, 2024-June 1, 2025.

Threewalls welcomes applications from all who are interested, with priority consideration for those who identify as: ALAANA (African descent, Latinx, Arab, Asian, Native American), 2SITLQ (Two-spirit, Intersex, Transgender, Lesbian, Queer), non-binary, and/or disabled. Threewalls is committed to providing access, equal opportunity and reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities in employment, its services, programs, and activities. Threewalls is an equal opportunity employer.

Late or incomplete submissions will not be accepted.


Threewalls is always finding new ways to share our artist’s unique voices through exhibits, talks, and gatherings. We would like you to be the first to know about these opportunities.