Call for Applicants

The Association of Arts Administration Educators (AAAE) seeks its 2023/24 Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Research Fellow(s) to investigate the intersection of EDI and arts management programs. The Fellow will work under the supervision of AAAE board members, Aaron Dworkin and Cheryl Slay Carr. The Fellowship will begin immediately following the selection of a Fellow in early October 2023 and will conclude at the end of the AAAE annual conference to be held May 23-26, 2024 in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

The Research Fellow should expect the time commitment to be an average of 5 hours per week. AAAE will provide the following compensation:

 A $2,000 stipend
 One-year AAAE Membership
Registration fee for the 2024 AAAE conference

Candidates should meet the following criteria to be considered:

 Be enrolled in an arts administration program (Certificate, Master’s or PhD) or related fields or a recent (within 1 year) graduate of said program at the time of application
 Have strong interests in EDI issues in arts administration
 Have strong research skills and/or potential to pursue and complete a rigorous project

AAAE encourages applications from people of diverse and traditionally underrepresented backgrounds. The Fellow may be based anywhere geographically. Fellow and Mentor will work together remotely, in an agreed upon schedule and format (e.g., video chat or email).

If this flexible and collaborative opportunity interests you, please send the following materials to Dani Wyatt ([email protected]) no later than September 11, 2023:

1) Cover letter (1 page), including:

 Your motivations and interests in EDI issues associated with arts administration
 Examples of related work experience, coursework, or other demonstration of potential to complete a rigorous project
 Any other research background or related experience
The commitment to attend the 2024 conference (location in San Juan, Puerto Rico)

2) Research Idea Outline (1 page), including:

– Problem Statement
– Research Questions
– Research Method

3) Resume

4) Letter of support from a faculty member demonstrating the candidate’s research skills and including specific examples of the candidate’s past related work

AAAE is an international membership organization serving higher education arts administration programs. With more than 250 members worldwide, the organization fosters connection and professional development among arts administration instructors and creates and pursues opportunities for scholarship and academic growth. For more information, visit the website: