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Project Assistant for Socially Engaged Art Project by Art Faculty Member - Federal Work Study

Date: Jan 12, 2021

Location: Washington, DC, US, 20016

Company: American University

Summary/Objective

Art Professor seeks a qualified student for an assistant position for a socially engaged art project. The project addresses the issue of food justice, biodiversity, and community building in the center of Baltimore, MD.  As a part of this project, the professor is collaborating with a black woman run community food distribution group in Washington DC. The student will need to be available to work at the student's home, in several sites including the food distribution site at Minnesota Avenue Metro on Tuesdays, and periodically visit The Institution of Contemporary Art in Baltimore. The student will be required to wear a mask and abide by all Spring 2021 campus COVID testing protocols. The faculty will provide PPEs and a socially distant working environment for the student. 

Application Details

The applicant will ideally have...

  • Strong project management skills
  • Ability to document and create engaging social media posts
  • Good communication skills with a group of people
  • Interest in socially engaged art and community building with underserved communities in DC and Baltimore
  • Their own vehicle, it is ok if you do not. Either way, the transportation cost will be compensated. 

If you are interested, please apply with a cover letter expressing your interests, describing your skills and experience with project management, documentation, and PR skills.  Also provide two names of professors or employer references with email and phone contact info as well as your availability (number of hours/week and ideal workdays) for the semester.  If you would like to learn more about the project please email  Prof.  Naoko Wowsugi at wowsugi@american.edu.

Work Environment

  • The transportation cost will be compensated 
  • Spring Semester Position 

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work

  • Based on Federal work-study award 

Salary Range

  • $15/hr 


Nearest Major Market: Washington DC