Summer Residency – House Mother


Summer Residency at the Museum of Motherhood in St. Pete, FL

FREE RENT & UTILITIES as part of a residency exchange for acting as “House Mother” and managing the Art Annex beginning April 1st thru August 2017. Applicants should be interested in women’s issues, motherhood, or family studies.

This person must be a good communicator, responsible, and able to handle Air BnB reservations for the Guest Cottage on the property with some light cleaning between guests. They must also be willing to conduct a tour of the museum for interested visitors.

The demands of M.O.M. are minimal (2 hours per day), and highly flexible. Whoever takes on this activity will have plenty of time to focus on research, writing, and other personal activities.

The residency does require some contribution to M.O.M.’s ongoing activities. This can include a social media campaign, organization of our extensive library, holding classes on site, or other activity that contributes to the subject of women’s and gender studies or mother studies.

Couples are okay, as is a mother with an infant. The space is not suitable for toddlers or older children and pets are not allowed.

These dates are also somewhat flexible. For example, two people might want to split the summer months, or individuals might want to commit to a month at a time. We are looking to fill as much of the summer calendar as possible.

M.O.M. Art Annex is a home/work/live space of M. Joy Rose, located in the Kenwood Historic Artist Enclave of St. Petersburg, Florida. The 1,000-foot living space includes an extensive library on women’s topics, a bedroom with double bed, office, full kitchen, porch, and garden. There is also a Guest Cottage, which is generally rented on Air BnB, unless special additional residencies have been pre-arranged through the museum. We are 2 miles from downtown St. Pete and 6 miles from the Gulf beaches. The nearest airport is Tampa Int. There are two bikes on the premises although the candidate would probably want to have a car. Find out more about the museum at

Interested persons should write a letter of inquiry to Joy: and be prepared to submit a letter of recommendation and a project proposal. PH: 207.504.3001


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