The Studio Museum is currently hiring for the following position: Curatorial Fellow
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Thanks to its groundbreaking role promoting the work of artists of African descent, The Studio Museum in Harlem has earned an international reputation as a leader in the contemporary arts arena. Looking towards its 50th anniversary in 2018, the Museum will be introducing new platforms for artists and scholars, continuing a long tradition dedicated to discourse and advocacy. In honor of this moment, The Studio Museum in Harlem is accepting applications for its Curatorial Fellowship program. Candidates have the unique opportunity to join the Museum during this watershed moment.
The Curatorial Fellowship is designed to provide in-depth curatorial experience for a recent graduate who has either earned a baccalaureate or graduate-level degree, with a concentration in Art History, Curatorial Studies, Africana Studies, Visual Culture or a related field. Candidates for the Fellowship program will be reviewed through a competitive, open process. Applicants must be of culturally diverse background and should have a keen interest in curating, writing and research skills, and knowledge of the contemporary art world.
The selected Fellow will work under the direction of the team of curators at The Studio Museum in Harlem. The Fellow will be involved in the coordination and organization of artist’s projects; will work directly on exhibition installation and documentation; catalogue production; develop interpretive materials; and develop and mount a curatorial project. In addition, the Fellow will have the opportunity to work closely with other departments at the Museum, specifically with the Communications department, as well as the Education and Public Programs to gain an understanding of the balance between the public face of the Museum and its community.
The Curatorial Fellowship is a paid, eighteen month-long commitment requiring 30 hours per week in the office (not to include weekends). Applicants must be able to manage multiple projects at once. Knowledge of Adobe Photoshop is required. Foreign language skills may be helpful.
To apply: please submit a cover letter, which should highlight a particular area of professional or scholarly interest within the museum’s mission. Candidates should also submit a resume, two letters of recommendation, and a writing sample no greater than five pages. International applicants must have a working visa.
Compensation is competitive and will be commensurate to the level of educational attainment.
Application deadline: December 1, 2014 (Please note: materials must be received by this date)
Fellowship begins: January 15, 2015
Please email application materials and any questions to email@example.com in PDF format. Please place “Curatorial Fellowship” in the subject line.
Materials may also be mailed to:
The Studio Museum in Harlem
Attn: Fellowship Program
144 West 125th Street
New York, NY 10027