Propeller Fund Archive Internship

The Propeller Fund, a Chicago-area grantmaking organization for visual artists, seeks a part-time, temporary intern to research, document, and archive past grantee projects. Propeller is looking for someone who is organized, a self-starter, and interested in documenting the dynamic activities of socially engaged artists in Chicago. The intern will work under the supervision of Propeller Fund staff to archive materials that will be compiled in a comprehensive publication documenting the organization’s funded projects from the last eight years. The goals of the internship include: updating and maintaining the Propeller Fund archive, promoting the community of Propeller Fund artists and projects, and playing an integral role in demonstrating the importance of Propeller Fund projects as a catalyst for the creative activity and vitality of the Chicago visual art world.

Responsibilities include:

  • Ongoing archival work related to grantee activities
  • Researching and compiling photographic, written, and media content
  • Scanning and archiving printed material and ephemera
  • Documentation of grantee events and programs, as needed
  • Interviewing past grantees and Propeller Fund staff
  • Identifying and inviting project participants to contribute written content to website and printed materials
  • Writing analyses of activities, programs, partnerships, and exhibitions
  • Copyediting content for spelling and grammatical errors.
  • Managing contact with grantees to ensure accuracy and thoroughness

Applicant must be proficient in Microsoft Office, Adobe InDesign and Photoshop, and Google Drive. Desirable skills include a high degree of organization, attention to detail, ability to work independently, and strong writing and communication skills.

Please send letter of interest and resume to