Become a Marpha Foundation Fellow

Every year Marpha Foundation hosts fellows who are talented and dedicated practitioners in their fields. These individuals work on a variety of programs and projects as creative contributors. The qualifications and time commitment vary based on the position.

Marpha Foundation provides homemade and locally sourced food, as well as comfortable lodging for all fellows. There is a one-time registration fee of $180 (USD) to cover administrative costs.

Click here for the Fellowship application


2018 FELLOWSHIPS (Sessions 3-5): APPLICATIONS DUE March 11th, 2018

Garden and Food Preservation Fellow

In this position you will help with the seasonal and daily responsibilities of tending Sunchance Garden. This includes composting, sowing, watering, pruning, weeding, and pest management. You will also collaborate on a sowing schedule and bed layouts.  Additionally, you will help harvest and preserve garden produce, and help Marpha Foundation teachers incorporate garden activities in their lesson plans.

Qualifications: Experience with organic gardening, lunar and biodynamic gardening, and/or permaculture.

2018 Sessions*:
Session 1: February 12  – May 20
Session 2: May 18 – August 24
Session 3: August 20 – November 20

*Applicants for this position are welcome to apply for two consecutive sessions.


Kindergarten Creative Studio Fellow (Atelierista)

Similar to the role of the Atelierista in Reggio Emilia programs, this position is for an individual with a background in education and creative arts. As the Kindergarten Creative Studio Fellow you will help staff teachers and children (ages two to six) work with a variety of materials and creative practices that compliment classroom curricular learning. Central to this role will be the documentation of activities for future use, as well as documentation of student work and progress. In this position you will also be responsible for the maintenance of the Creative Studio and related materials. Additionally, you will design and fabricate learning resources such as visual aids, games, and puppets based on the needs of staff teachers.
Qualifications: Fluent in English. Background in creative arts. Previous experience working in an educational setting with children ages two to seven years old preferred.

2018 Sessions:
Session 1: February 12  – April 16
Session 2: April 10 – June 12
Session 3: June 5 – August 7
Session 4: July 31 – October 2
Session 5: September 25 – November 20


Kindergarten Aid and Grade One Teaching Fellow

In this position you will be teaching alongside local teachers at Marpha Foundation’s Rosehips Kindergarten, working with children between the ages of four and six. You will collaborate on lesson plans and generating teaching materials that synthesize philosophies from Reggio Emilia, Waldorf, and Montessori approaches to foster an environment for experiential learning. You will also curate free play stations, design guided activities, and help with mealtimes, potty, and basic hygiene.

As a teaching fellow you will also work with Marpha’s first graders. These classes are one hour each, five days a week, and attendance ranges between seven to twelve students. You will design English-medium lessons that focus on creative projects to develop spatial reasoning and motor skills, self-confidence and empathy, group communication and creative problem solving.

Qualifications: Fluent in English. Minimum one-year experience working in an educational setting with children ages two to seven years old.

2018 Sessions:
Session 1: March 11  – May 20
Session 2: May 13 – July 22
Session 3: July 15 – September 23
Session 4: September 16 – November 20


Videography Fellow

In this position, your responsibilities include, but are not limited to, shooting and editing footage for instructional and promotional videos, as well as for creative projects carried out by the Foundation. You will also be responsible for photographing Foundation activities for both documentation and promotional purposes.

Qualifications:  Fluent in English. Demonstrated proficiency using Adobe Creative Suite software.

2018 Sessions:
Session 1: March 18 – May 20
Session 2: May 20 – July 22
Session 3: July 20 – September 21
Session 4: September 20 – November 20

Click here to apply for Fellowship Positions