The Mississippi Center for Cultural Production (Sipp Culture) seeks to fill an opening for both an Agricultural Instructor and a Digital Media Instructor for our three-week DigiCulture Lab this summer. The DigiCulture Lab runs from June 10th – June 28th and will take place at the Sipp Culture Office & Artist Residency at 319 White Oak Street in Utica, Mississippi. The DigiCulture Lab is a new program geared to support youth development (12-14 years of age) in learning agriculture and digital media production.

Agriculture Instructor

  • Plant science basics
  • Soil preparation and garden planning
  • Landscape design
  • Produce selection, food preparation and storage
  • Composting
  • Plant identification

Digital Media Instructor

  • Camera and Video operation
  • Photo and Video editing basics
  • Audio editing
  • Narrative development

Instructors will work with a small group of12 – 16  students five days a week for three weeks. Contracts for these positions will run from June 3 – July 3. Program hours are from 8:00 am – 5:00 pm Monday – Friday. The instruction day will be divided in half, with part of the day dedicated to agriculture and the other part dedicated to digital media production. In addition to the Sipp Culture core staff, each instructor will also have the support of a dedicated assistant. Applications for assistants can be found here.

The application for these positions are open from May 1 – May 15. We look forward to receiving your applications and feel free to invite your friends and family members to apply for these jobs. Please email if you have any questions. Thank you for your consideration and for contributing to Sipp Culture’s success.

Important Dates

  • Wednesday, May 15: Applications Due
  • Saturday, May 25, 9 am – 4 pm: Interviews
  • June 3: Contract start date
  • Sunday, June 9, 5 pm – 6 pm: DigiCulture Lab Orientation
  • June 10 – 28: DigiCulture Lab
  • July 3: Contract end date

Sipp Culture

The Mississippi Center for Cultural Production (Sipp Culture) is honoring the history and building the future of Utica, MS. Our work weaves together community engagement and agricultural production, with contemporary media & narrative storytelling to promote the legacy and vision of our hometown. Our place-based program seeks to promote comprehensive community development through strengthening the economic, social, and cultural fabric of rural Mississippi.