Thank you for your interest in The Studio Museum in Harlem. We are currently hiring for the following positions: The Studio Museum in Harlem | MoMA - Museum Fellowship Collaboration
The Studio Museum in Harlem and The Museum of Modern Art | MoMA are accepting applications for the inaugural Museum Fellowship Collaboration. We are currently seeking a Fellow for the Public Programs Department. The Fellow will spend one year at each Museum, then rotate to the partner institution for the completion of this two-year program.
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.
The Museum of Modern Art | MoMA in New York City, is dedicated to being the foremost museum of modern art in the world.
Through the leadership of its Trustees and staff, The Museum of Modern Art manifests this commitment by establishing, preserving, and documenting a permanent collection of the highest order that reflects the vitality, complexity and unfolding patterns of modern and contemporary art; by presenting exhibitions and educational programs of unparalleled significance; by sustaining a library, archives, and conservation laboratory that are recognized as international centers of research; and by supporting scholarship and publications of preeminent intellectual merit.
The Museum Fellow will work independently and collaboratively with museum staff on a series of projects designed to provide an in-depth museum experience. This joint Fellowship will develop the next generation of museum professionals by serving as a talent pipeline for the two institutions, offering insight into the daily workings of a museum through workshops, public programs, professional development and contribution to academic discourse. The Fellow will contemplate the role of museums in contemporary society through exploration of the mission and collections of these partner institutions.
The selected Fellow will work under the direction of the Public Programs Department.
Museum Fellow | Public Programs
The Fellow selected for Public Programs will be involved in coordinating and producing adult public programs and special events; conducting outreach to cultural partners, researching and brainstorming community engagement activities and liaising with exhibiting artists and/or galleries to schedule programs. The Museum Fellow will have the opportunity to conduct outreach to a diverse group of program participants and facilitators including lecturers, performers, scholars, educators, artists and arts organizations.
The Museum Fellowship is a paid, two year commitment. Applicants must be able to manage multiple projects at once, with keen attention to detail, adaptability and a good sense of humor. Foreign language skills may be helpful.
The ideal Museum Fellow should have 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 Museum Fellowship will be reviewed through a competitive, open process. Applicants must be of culturally diverse backgrounds and should have a keen interest in curating, programming, writing, research and possess knowledge of the contemporary art world.
Please submit a cover letter highlighting a particular area of professional or scholarly interest. Candidates should also submit a resume, two letters of recommendation and a writing sample no greater than five pages.
Application Deadline: December 4th, 2015 (Please note: all materials must be received by this date) Fellowship begins: TBD (estimate: late 2015/early 2016).
Please email application materials in PDF format to email@example.com. Please place “Museum Fellowship” in the subject line.
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