Fellowship Program

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FUJIFILM Foundations of Creation Fellowship Program:

Hired through a generous sponsorship from FUJIFILM, these paid fellows will be working jointly and collaborating to contribute to the continued success, visibility, and propagation of CEPA’s education and exhibition programs. CEPA is currently hiring for the following Fellow positions:

  • Marketing & Gallery Fellow: This fellow will work with CEPA’s Marketing Associate to create newsletters, social media posts, and website news to enhance CEPA’s visibility in the Greater Buffalo area. They will also learn gallery installation and management through work with CEPA’s Assistant Curator, including vinyl printing, wall hanging, and print finishing. Experience in graphic design and Adobe Suite is preferred.
  • Outreach & Development Fellow: This fellow will help plan outreach to residents, partner organizations, and businesses for the program. The fellow will also assist in grant writing and growing CEPA’s network of funders and supporters. Tasks include grant writing, representing CEPA on the ground at community events, and communicating with community partners and businesses.
  • Education Fellow: This fellow will assist the Education department in its multifaceted programming, including afterschool programs, Saturday community programming, CEPA workshops, and CEPA’s well-known programs Photography Works and the Mobile Darkroom. Tasks include assistant teaching, overseeing CEPA’s Darkroom, Photo Lab, and Photo Studio, and collecting images and stories about the activities to showcase our successes.

For CEPA, championing diversity in artistic communities is part of our roots. It involves taking action by making educational opportunities available in all communities and empowering and promoting diverse artists in our galleries. Our commitment to inclusion spans race, gender, age, religion, identity, cognitive ability, and experience. We hold ourselves accountable to make hiring decisions based on merit and look for staff who have passion for the work and a willingness to grow with us. We act to strengthen our community by helping to make individuals successful and creating a place for all artists who wish to have a voice to not just be heard but to thrive.

Hours: 10 hours per week, Monday through Saturday, for 16 weeks, renewable for a second 16 weeks based on interest and availability.

This year’s fellows have been selected! Please check back for the 2024 fellowship positions this coming summer.

Thank you to FUJIFILM for this amazing opportunity!