About this GC student fellowship opportunity

Lost & Found: The CUNY Poetics Document Initiative is seeking to hire two CUNY GC students to help our team plan events during 2023-2024!

Application Deadline: August 21, 2023 (Zoom interview the following week),

Start-date: September 1, 2023

Compensation: $3000, split into two payments of $1500 each for the fall & spring semester (details below)

Stipend Details and Milestones:

Eligibility: CUNY graduate student in good academic standing and a background in poetry, poetry studies, or intersectional archival studies.

Reports to: Kendra Sullivan, Director of the Center for the Humanities.

How to Apply: To apply, please send a short letter of interest (one page max, please) to managing director of Lost & Found Stephon Lawrence at [email protected].

About Lost & Found: Lost & Found: The CUNY Poetics Document Initiative is a publishing project centered on student archival research in 20th century cultural materials. Bridging research, preservation, and publication, Lost & Found emphasizes the importance of collaborative and archival processes.

About the Roles: The Center for the Humanities seeks two students who will work in collaboration with each other and with the Lost & Found leadership to plan a suite of talks, workshops, and conferences related to Lost & Found Publications. In any given year, L&F organized between 3-7 events.

This is an opportunity for someone interested in broadening and deepening public discourse on authors, collaborators, and topics closely related to the wider Lost & Found ethos, poetic practice, and community. Fellows will be encouraged to bring their own energy, expertise, and research inquiries to the table and will be supported in their efforts to plan their own events and strengthen their own professional networks through the Center.

Each role is conceived of requiring 75 hours of work split between the fall and spring semesters, breaking down to approximately 2 hours a week. It's important to note that some weeks there may be additional demand, for instance, if we plan a conference, in which case fellows are encouraged to work with L&F leadership to adjust their hours accordingly to break even on hours over the course of the year.

Students will be paid $1,500 in the fall and spring upon receipt of two key deliverables, for a total of $1,500. The fall deliverable is a programmatic statement and roadmap for the year ahead. The spring deliverable is a programmatic statement and roadmap for 2024-2025.

Fellowship Key Duties and Responsibilities:

Qualifications and Areas of Interest:

Fellow should have a strong interest in poetry and archival research, with knowledge of the arts and humanities with a focus on 20th century arts and poetics, connections to a diverse poetry community, and interest in the finer details of event planning. Fellows should be excited to work with a great team to organize a few poetry-related events over the course of the next year!