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Michigan Humanities Council

Organization Location

Lansing, Michigan


Jennifer Rupp

Description of the Fellow’s Role

Working alongside MHC program staff, the fellow will help to develop ideas for new community conversation components to two well-established programs: the Great Michigan Read and the Museum on Main Street travelling exhibit program. The fellow will:

  • Work closely with Program Officers to develop our newest program, Community Conversations, and coordinate with existing programs such as Great Michigan Read and Museum on Main Street Crossroads exhibit.
  • Develop written materials to support 2019-2020 programming, scheduling, event planning, and take part in community conversation training.
  • Assist program officers in conducting site visits of projects.
  • Assist in researching and developing evaluation components for programming.
  • Enjoy a rich experience in public humanities combining new and old programs.

Time Commitment and Stipend (i.e., schedule, days per week)

  • 2-3 days per week for 8-10 weeks (No Fridays).
  • $2,240 – $4,200
  • Travel allowance: $450
  • Note: this position required commuting to Lansing, MI

About the Michigan Humanities Council

The Michigan Humanities Council is one of 56 state (and territories) humanities councils in the country and was founded in 1974 as a result of federal legislation. Funded in part by the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Michigan Humanities Council also actively seeks grants, sponsorships, and individual donations to further support cultural programming for Michigan communities.

Mission: To inspire us to come together in creative and freely expressed ways to deepen our understanding of ourselves and enrich our communities.

Vision: For all people of Michigan to experience and understand the importance of humanities to enrich lives.

Visit the Michigan Humanities Council Website