Sipp Culture is looking to bring on a new team member to take on the role of Program Associate. The Program Associate is to support the Program Manager in the management and administration of Sipp Culture’s programs. The Program Associate is supervised by the Program Manager and will work closely with the Sipp Culture Staff to execute the job responsibilities overview outlined below.. 


Administration (70%) 

  • Support the Program Manager with administration of Sipp Culture Programs. 
    • Assist with the implementation of grant applications and processes for programs.
    • Assist in preparation that supports artist site-visits and residencies (ie. assembling welcome packets, distributing clearance, liability and authorization forms and  backup support in communicating needs & concerns of visiting guests and artists.
    • Aid in creating program forms and tools, checklists, supply lists and runs for events.
  • Provide general administrative support including filing, managing emails, and organizing receipts.
  • Contact approved vendors to reorder routine supplies; process paperwork related to supply requests; maintain supply inventory; verify inventory levels by checking shelves, and notify of supply shortage and replacement needs and place orders as appropriate.
  • Updating organizational calendar, google drive, dropbox, and Asana- project management tools.
  • Coordinating and scheduling of meetings, preparing agenda, documents and note-taking when requested.
  • Book travel as needed for staff and presenters.


Organization & Community Engagement (30%) 

  • Assisting Program Manager with organizing  & implementation of Sipp Culture Events. 
    • Aiding in the planning, preparation, setup/breakdown and close-out of events
  • Attend weekly staff meetings and serve as the liaison for the Programs team.
    • Share communications internally and externally as directed by management
  • Participate in organization-wide activities, special programs and community events.



Qualified candidates will need to: 

  • Have proficiency in computer technologies such as word processing and spreadsheet software, as well as Internet research best practices. 
  • Be able to manage different tasks simultaneously and prioritize their projects efficiently.
  • Be deadline-oriented with the ability to be flexible, well-organized and self-sufficient.
  • Practice good time management. 
  • Possess strong writing, interpersonal and oral communication skills.


This position will start as soon as we identify a motivated candidate to fill the position. The starting pay is $15/hr and includes health insurance and paid time off.

If you, or someone you know is interested please have them call the Sipp Culture office at 601-885-5009, and please leave a message. We will get back to you as soon as possible. You can also send us an email at info@sippculture.com

You can also go to this link and apply for the job online https://tinyurl.com/v9tybzj

Sipp Culture is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace and strongly encourages applicants from all backgrounds and walks of life. Come join us.



The Research Assistant position (part-time) will provide Sipp Culture with much needed support to advance parts of our core work in the area of community development. This position will provide direct support to two key Sipp Culture research projects. The first research project is in partnership with Imagining America and will document and activate community agricultural knowledge and assets towards a more sustainable, equitable, and healthy food culture and economy. The second research project is in partnership with the Intercultural Leadership Institute and will focus on the artists served by our collective grant making to Black, Indigenous, and other people of color. This position will work closely with project team members, Sipp Culture staff, and report directly to the Sipp Culture Director.


Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following;

  • Request or acquire equipment or supplies necessary for the project
  • Manage and respond to project related email
  • Pull public records and archives
  • Support organizing and facilitation of project meetings
  • Attend area seminars and other meetings as necessary
  • Support the preparation of articles, reports and presentations
  • Travel to field sites to collect and record data and/or samples as appropriate to the specific objectives of the study
  • As appropriate to the specified position, code and verify data in accordance with specified research protocol and coding procedures and enter data into a computer database and/or spreadsheet application for subsequent analysis
  • Assist in the development of interview schedules; contact potential subjects to introduce and explain study objectives and protocol and to arrange interviews, either in person or by telephone
  • Identify and compile lists of potential research subjects in accordance with study objectives and parameters, as appropriate to the individual position
  • Assist the Community Advisory Group in conducting and recording face-to-face and/or telephone interviews with subjects, in accordance with predetermined interview protocol, data collection procedures and documentation standards.
  • Review and edit data to ensure completeness and accuracy of information; follow up with subjects to resolve problems or clarify data collected
  • Perform miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned

The ideal candidate will have the following qualities:

  • Familiarity with ethical research practice.
  • Analytical and problem-solving skills including a knowledge of statistical applications and techniques
  • Sound organizational and data management skills, and ability to handle several responsibilities and work under tight time constraints
  • Ability to work without direct supervision, paying close attention to detail and bearing independent responsibility for data accuracy
  • Proven experience in dealing with all levels of staff in responding to a wide range of inquiries
  • Ability to use tact, discretion, and sound judgment when dealing with confidential information
  • Scheduling and interviews
  • Selecting a place to conduct interviews and getting permission from all participants
  • Writing reports to summarize data and the implications of the results


  • Completed degree(s) from an accredited institution that are above the minimum education requirement may be substituted for experience on a year for year basis
  • Recent coursework or other demonstrated experience (1 year full-time minimum) conducting and analyzing qualitative and quantitative data.


This position is located in the Sipp Culture home office in Utica, Mississippi, as well as periodic offsite work.

Sipp Culture offers competitive compensation and is an equal opportunity employer.  We are looking to fill this position as soon as possible.

For more information contact us at  info@sippculture.com.


Sipp Culture is looking to add a new team member to assume the role of Farm Manager. This position will support the development and maintenance of the Sipp Culture agricultural infrastructure and lead in training a small cohort of next generation agriculturalists. Sipp Culture seeks a team member that understands the critical role food plays in the development of healthy communities and is also interested in joining a team working towards those ends in the Utica community.

This position would be responsible for managing the agricultural development on 17 acres of green space in the town center. The Sipp Culture farm is just beginning its development and we are looking for someone with the knowledge, skills, and motivation to help us build a solid foundation for food production in Utica. 

A primary responsibility of this position will be to work with a team of apprentices to teach them the skills necessary to manage small farms. The ideal candidate will have the ability to teach, guide and supervise moderately and inexperienced aspiring farmers. 

Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Training and supervising a team of young farmers
  • Supporting planning out the seasonal planting schedules
  • Preparing the property for planting, tending, and harvesting of produce
  • Supervising paid and volunteer workers engaged in agricultural activities
  • Operating and maintaining tools, and heavy equipment

The ideal candidate will have 5+ years of farming experience. The position starts as soon as we find the right candidate. This is a full time job with a competitive salary, health benefits, and annual paid time off. 

If you, or someone you know is interested please have them call the Sipp Culture office at 601-885-5009, and please leave a message or send us an email at info@sippculture.com

You can also go to this link and apply for the job online https://tinyurl.com/v9tybzj

Sipp Culture is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace and strongly encourages applicants from all backgrounds and walks of life. Come join our team.