Working in the Creative Arts and Public Humanities UAF

Fellowship Description

The GradFUTURES team is looking for a University Administrative Fellow to partner with us as we continue to build out the mission of the Working in the Creative Arts and Public Humanities Learning Cohort (WCAPH). (Complete description of this cohort below.)

This Fellow will work in collaboration with the previous fellow, Dylan Blau Edelstein, who will be stepping into an advisory role. An ideal candidate will be proactive and entrepreneurial, may come from any field, and is interested in the arts and humanities.

Responsibilities include:

  • Envisioning and creating opportunities for graduate students to meet with and learn about cultural institutions in the tri-state area. 
  • Networking and relationship-building with university administrators, professionals at cultural institutions, graduate alums, and peers.
  • Leading and facilitating conversations to learn more about career paths in (and the current state of) the arts world.

This Fellowship affords you the opportunity to equip graduate students to envision their own futures, both during and after graduate school.

Your Host

The Fellow will work with the GradFUTURES team to continue the mission of the The Working in the Creative Arts and Public Humanities (WCAPH) cohort. The WCAPH cohort offers graduate students the opportunity to engage leaders at local and national arts- and humanities-focused institutions (museums, theaters, historical societies, galleries, etc) and to learn more about the inner workings of these institutions.

The guiding goal is to help graduate students think about the ways their research projects can draw from and contribute to cultural institutions — as well as to help these organizations see how graduate students and their research may offer a lot in the way of achieving their institutional missions. In the past, this has included running a discussion series with professionals at McCarter Theater, visiting a range of museums and institutions in NYC and Washington DC, and having a discussion at Princeton University Press about literary careers.

UAF Mentor

James M. Van Wyck
Assistant Dean for Professional Development

James M. Van Wyck is the liaison for the Humanities & Social Sciences. He manages graduate student professional development programs, strategic communications, the GradFUTURES Fellows program, including the University Administrative Fellows Program, and the Community College Teaching Initiative.

Current and Former Mentors and Fellows

Dylan Blau Edelstein, GS, SPO
University Administrative Fellow

Dylan Blau Edelstein is a 3rd-year PhD student in the Spanish and Portuguese Department at Princeton University. His research looks broadly at the intersections between literature and psychiatry in 20th-century Latin America, with a particular focus on Brazil.