SEED Lab Fellows

Company Name: 

Anchorage Museum Association


625 C Street
Anchorage, AK 99501

Contact Name: 

Ann Kjera




Job Description: 

SEED Lab Fellowship

The Anchorage Museum connects people, expands perspectives, and encourages global dialog about the North and its distinct environment. Exploring the intersection of art, history and science, the Anchorage Museum shares multiple perspectives and experiences that tell a greater story.

We welcome diverse perspectives and recognize all are enriched when a diversity of voices, viewpoints, and skills are included and engaged in the work we do.

Solutions for Energey & Equity through Design (SEED) Lab Fellows support research components of the SEED Lab. SEED Lab puts the creative community in service of and in partnership with the community in proposing solutions to challenges facing Northern communities and in establishing the North as a catalyst for change.

In addition to working 20 to 30 hours each week at the Museum, the Fellow is encourage to spend time developing life and leadership skills to help them be successful and remain resilient throughout their careers. The Fellowship requires full and active participation in all fellowship-related events and activities, including times outside of regular business hours.

Fellows are accountable to both the SEED Lab program and the Museum as a whole.

Fellowships may be proposed for three, six or twelve-month terms.

Fellows Shall:

  • Develop research objectives, projects and proposals, undertake research and evaluate outcomes
  • Plan, coordinate and implement research in accordance with SEED Lab strategy, policy and procedures and funder requirements.
  • Work with collaborative research projects
  • Transform and apply knowledge acquired from scholarship to research
  • appropriate to the disciplines within SEED Lab
  • Working on communication methods for disseminating research findings and project impacts to a variety of internal and external audiences, using media appropriate to the discipline,
  • Develop new concepts and ideas toextend intellectual understanding.
  • Resolve problems of meeting research objectives and deadlines.
  • Develop ideas for generating income, promoting research area and influencing leading-edge practice
  • Develop ideas for application of research outcomes
  • Work in collaboration with diverse colleagues and participants
  • Embrace nontraditional research
  • Contribute to knowledge generation, knowledge exchange and knowledge transfer activities
  • Learn to build and work in diverse collaborative coalitions to achieve equity
  • Be personally and professionally resilient in the face of challenging, uncomfortable, and potentially triggering situations
  • Positively impact the community by advancing the work of SEED Lab and the Anchorage Museum
  • Attendance at project events and activities
  • Creation of an individual professional development plan, including the identification of resources and training opportunities in alignment with the plan goals
  • Willingness to develop and nurture honest and trusting relationships with staff, project participants, community members, stakeholders, and other fellows

Skills Needed:

  • Collaborative teamwork
  • Project management
  • Strong organizational and management skills
  • Creative and critical thinking
  • Ability to rapidly learn and implement new descriptive procedures and principles
  • Working knowledge of at least one non-English language; additional languages preferred
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently, as a team member, and across departmental boundaries in a fast-paced environment
  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills combined with attention to detail for complex, detail-oriented work
  • Flexibility to be organized, productive and effective in a dynamic environment, involved with a variety of simultaneous projects and workflows
  • Ability to use considerable judgment and initiative



  • High school diploma, or equivalent
  • Bachelor’s degree in art, art history, or musem studies, preferred
  • One-year experience program development, preferred