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Community Outreach Professional II (Emerging Photographic Education Fellow) (Extended Temporary)

The University of Arizona
Job Location:
Tucson, 85724
Communications, Marketing, and Public Affairs

Posting Number: req17655

Department: Ctr for Creative Photography

Location: Main Campus

Address: Tucson, AZ USA

Position Highlights

Please Note: The start and end dates for this position have been updated to "January - September 2024"

The Center for Creative Photography (CCP) invites applications to its inaugural Emerging Photographic Education Fellow position from January - September 2024. Responding to the urgent need for art museums and nonprofits to reimagine career pipelines and support structures for young professionals, CCP's Emerging Photographic Education Fellowship is a new entry-level position that offers a recent graduate meaningful time and a dynamic environment within which to gain experience in designing and facilitating learning and community programs. The 9-month term position includes salary, benefits, and research and project stipends.

The Fellow will be pivotal in co-creating initiatives related to CCP's 2024 exhibitions Louis Carlos Bernal: Retrospectiva, guest curated by Elizabeth Ferrer, and Chicana Photographers LA, guest curated by Sybil Venegas. This position will develop a range of campus and community programs, gallery- and collection-based learning activities, and participatory workshops. The Fellow will bring excellent communication skills and fluency in Chicanx and/or Latinx studies and will have the opportunity to experiment with models of regionally-oriented engagement. In concert with the rest of the Learning and Community Practices team, the position will provide support and direction to community advisory boards; develop research-led, collaborative programs and program evaluations; and contribute to grant writing to support ongoing work.

CCP is the largest institution in North America devoted to the research and exhibition of photography. At the heart of the Center's holdings are the archives of over 250 photographers, scholars, galleries, and organizations comprising 9 million items, complemented by an unparalleled collection of over 100,000 fine prints. In addition, the Center focuses on preservation and stewardship through a robust conservation program and digital imaging unit. The Center owns and manages copyrights for a selection of the archive artists and supports licensing and image file delivery to publishers, authors, educators, and filmmakers worldwide. Guided by Core Values, the Center expands the history of photography by honoring the ideals of its founders while reacting to the present moment.

This is an ExtendedTemporary Employment (ETE) position.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision
insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family
members; state and optional retirement plans; accessto UA recreation and culturalactivities; and more!

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Duties & Responsibilities

Learning and Community Initiatives

  • Leads the research and design of in-person, online, and hybrid learning opportunities related to Louis Carlos Bernal: Retrospectiva and Chicana Photographers LA for students of all ages.
  • Develops and works across teams and communities to design and plan campus and community programs that expand experiences with Louis Carlos Bernal: Retrospectiva and Chicana Photographers LA, including but not limited to workshops, seminars, tutorials, tours, screenings, performances, pop-ups, and other community development opportunities.
  • Coordinates and administers the meetings and activities with community advisory boards.
  • In consultation with the Curator of Interdisciplinary and Community Practices, suggests and initiates internal and external projects related to community growth, participation, and diversification.
  • Collaborates on strategies for marketing to and partnering with the campus and regional communities before and during the Louis Carlos Bernal: Retrospectiva and Chicana Photographers LA exhibitions.

Research and Evaluative Programs

  • Initiates and carries through an innovative research program that expands representation in and approaches to photographic education and local public histories.
  • Builds evaluative frameworks for learning and community initiatives, and supports the preparation of data for institutional reports and grants.
  • Assists the Principal Investigator (PI) in preparing grant proposals and cases for support for relevant projects that support CCP's mission, core values, collections, and DEI initiatives.


  • Oversees all administrative tasks related to learning and community programs, including communications, coordination, paperwork, databases, and evaluations.
  • Supports institutional calendaring and departmental workflows.
  • Actively cultivates and maintains relationships, partnerships, and collaborations with regional communities and colleagues.
  • Implements best practices and trends in photographic education and collaborative partnerships. Maintains evolving knowledge of DEI research, practices, and legislation.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Familiarity with critical pedagogies and photography;
  • Proficiency with evolving DEI best practices, legislation, resources and initiatives.
  • Strong interest in the arts and cultural sector;
  • Commitment to fostering a collaborative, communicative, innovative, and creative work environment.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree in Chicanx Studies, Latinx Studies, Mexican American Studies, American Studies, Art History, Museum Education, Visual Culture, Photography or relevant field.
  • Minimum of 3 years of relevant work experience, or equivalent combination of education and work experience.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master's Degree in relevant field; three years since earning degree;
  • Fluency in written and spoken Spanish;
  • Experience in community building and developing collaborative partnerships;

FLSA: Exempt

Full Time/Part Time: Full Time

Number of Hours Worked per Week: 40

Job FTE: 1

Work Calendar: Fiscal

Job Category: Outreach and Community Engagement

Benefits Eligible: Yes - Full Benefits

Rate of Pay: DOE

Compensation Type: salary at 1.0 full-time equivalency (FTE)



Career Stream and Level


Job Family

Cmty Outreach

Job Function

Outreach & Community Engage

Type of criminal background check required: Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)

Number of Vacancies: 1

Expected End Date: 9/1/2024

Contact Information for Candidates

Rebecca Senf

Chief Curator

Open Until Filled: Yes

Documents Needed to Apply: Resume and Cover Letter

Diversity Statement

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. As a Hispanic-serving institution, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we provide equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

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