John R. and Barbara Robinson Family Research Fellow in Photography
January 6, 2018
USA - MA - Cambridge
Please note: This is a term position. Term duration: 2 years Summary The Curatorial Fellowship Program at the Harvard Art Museums is designed to broaden the experience of scholars embarking on professional and academic careers in art history who are considering the museum profession.
Duties and Responsibilities:
The Curatorial Fellow will assist the Menschel Curator of Photography in researching and preparing interpretive materials for permanent collection installations and special exhibitions related to American social documentary photography.
The Curatorial Fellow will assist with a broad range of other curatorial activities, including preparation of interpretive materials, cataloguing of the permanent collection in the Art Museums' database, and donor cultivation.
Foregrounding the museum's teaching and research mission, the Curatorial Fellow also helps provide content expertise and support for the Art Museums' Art Study Center by supporting classes and individual appointments six hours a week, participates in a series of art handling workshops, and contributes to a rich offering of public and academic interpretive programs across various platforms. Fellow will be an active member of the Fellows' cohort and contribute to a group project; this final project likely take the form of an exhibition, gallery installation, symposium, or other program.
The Fellow may supervise students and temporary employees.
Application Procedures A complete application includes a letter of interest, résumé or curriculum vitae, transcript, English-language writing sample, and three letters of recommendation. Complete applications will be reviewed beginning April 13, 2018 until the position is filled.
1. Please apply online with letter and curriculum vitae. Please upload transcript, and one article-length, English-language writing sample.
2. Please ask references to send letters of recommendation to the following address: email@example.com (please note that the letters of reference will be verified).
Salary Grade: 090
Union: 00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary
MA in Art History
Curatorial or related experience
Commitment to fostering the appreciation of works of art in a museum context
Excellent organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills; ability to work independently as well as collegially
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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