Mentorship Pilot Program

"Trust Your Gut" artwork by Pow Square. Featured and sold as part of "Rising Phoenix" exhibit

"Trust Your Gut" artwork by Pow Square. Featured and sold as part of "Rising Phoenix" exhibit


Mentorship Pilot Program Call


The Worcester PopUp, a program of The Worcester Cultural Coalition is seeking a qualified individual for its pilot mentorship program. We are a new concept cultural facility and creative catalyst incubator. Our mission includes a wide range of goals, from providing quality creative programs, art, and events for the betterment of the community to providing facility space and support for small business', entrepreneurs, community organizations, and educational facilities in the city of Worcester.


Applicant should be 18 years of age or older. Applicant should be a resident of worcester and passionate about creative culture as a means of community building. Applicant should be excited to learn on the job while assisting in the wide spectrum of duties necessary to maintain the smooth operation of a cultural facility such as ours. Applicant should be able to commit 20 to 30 hours per week, including weekend hours and evenings. Applicant should be able to commit to a position for at least three months. This is a paid mentorship position. 


The position may include but may not be limited to duties such as:

  • Interaction with interested event programmers
  • Outreach and programing cultivation
  • Handling of sales
  • Liaison between PopUp, partners, and community organizations 
  • Upkeep of social media accounts and website
  • Acting as surrogate when managing director is unavailable
  • Occasional exchange opportunities with partner organizations 


We encourage those interested in learning how a cultural organization is built and operated to apply.


Those seeking to apply should do so by sending a letter of interest to with “Mentorship Letter of Interest” in the subject field.

You should include in the body of that email a pdf file of your letter that adresses the following:


Please describe why you are interested in the position and what you hope to gain from the experience. Describe any experience you have that you feel may be applicable. Should you be offered the position, what do you plan to do with what you’ve learned afterwards? Do you have any programming ideas that you’d like to pursue? Do you feel you have a skill set or perspective that will add to the growth of the Worcester PopUp? What is your availability for the duration of the position (August to October 2018)?


We are looking to fill the position by August of 2018 and will be reaching out to the first round of applicants by August 2018


Good luck applicants!