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About Hyde Park Art Center

Job Opportunities

Teen Programs Coordinator 
Hyde Park Art Center seeks full-time Teen Programs Coordinator to oversee its onsite programs for high school-aged youth. Applications due Monday September 18th. Download job description and information here .

Modeling at the Art Center

Interested in modeling at the Art Center? Please email a description of your experience and a list of references to Allison Cochrane, Interim School and Studio Coordinator at acochrane@hydeparkart.org. No calls, please.


We are seeking responsible interns/co-op students for several positions during the summer, academic year and full calendar year.

Compensation: Students must be eligible for federal work-study through their academic institution to receive full hourly pay. Work-study positions are limited. When applying please specify whether you require and are eligible for work-study compensation (eligibility is determined through your school’s financial aid office).

The Art Center is unable to offer monetary compensation to students who are not work-study eligible, but can offer discounted tuition on art classes commensurate with the number of hours worked.


  • Applications for Spring Internships are due December 15.
  • Applications for Summer Internships are due June 1.
  • Applications for Full and Academic Year Internships are due September 1.
  • Additional deadlines may be listed in individual internship descriptions (see link below).

Click here to read descriptions of available internships. 

Public Program Series - Micro Grant 

To deliver on the bold promises of our 2020 Creative Citizenship mission in a meaningful way that activates dialogue and involves our diverse community, we are launching the Hyde Park Art Public Program Series. This is a quarterly series of five to 10 exhibitions, events, and discussions that go beyond art for art’s sake. We invite everyone to experience and understand more deeply what creativity means to our community and understand how to take action as citizens. Working with artists, art makers, and the public, we provide the space and resources to help create and plan the world we want to live in.

To further inspire attendees to put creative citizenship into action in your own communities within greater Chicago, Hyde Park Art Center is also launching a Public Program Series micro grant program.

Each quarter, the public will be invited to submit an idea for a project inspired by our quarterly themes that explore an aspect of “Creative Citizenship.” It can be an event, a happening, a dance, a public expression. It’s up to you. We just ask that your idea explores one or more of these Qs: What does creative citizenship mean to you? How can you create a dialogue with the public, however you define it, around an aspect of Creative Citizenship? How can we help others connect to your idea and think more deeply or take action about it?

HPAC will select and fund one proposal with a $250 grant each quarter, for a total of four grants per year: Jan 15, April 15, July 15 and September 15. Application forms can be found online and at the front desk at Hyde Park Art Center.

Each winning HPAC Public Program idea will:
• Offer the public a creative way to experience the ideas explored in our Creative Citizenship Public Program events, beyond or within the Art Center
• Bring to life and activate a response to Creative Citizenship and Public Programs events in your community
• Help create new understanding and dialogue in Hyde Park and/or the greater Chicago community (we are leaving this a bit undefined to give Public Program attendees more creative license to think big and creatively)
• Be chosen by the HPAC Public Program team, led by HPAC Executive Director Kate Lorenz, Deputy Director Hilesh Patel, and Marketing Communications Manager Parke Ballantine

We’re excited to see what you come up with!

All applications should include:
• A description of your idea (not to exceed 350 words) including how it relates to Creative Citizenship and a current Art Center event or exhibition.
• Proposed timeline

Apply Now!