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Henry Luce Foundation Publications Fellow

The Studio Museum in Harlem is seeking a Henry Luce Foundation Publications Fellow, a two-year term position that will begin January 2022, to join the growing Curatorial team responsible for the Museum’s permanent and special collections, exhibitions, and archives. The Publications Fellow will serve an integral role in the execution of a multi-year project, assisting in the planning, research, administration, coordination, and completion of several collection-related publications.


Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities:

Work closely with Collections team on:

  • Developing tables of contents and project schedules for each of the publications
  • Establishing workflows
  • Fact checking and researching materials related to institutional history and collections
  • Communicate clearly and effectively with and across constituents, including artists, galleries, writers, designers, editors, and publishers
  • Maintain calendars and project schedules for publications, ensuring all submission, editorial, design, and printing deadlines are met
  • Manage rights and reproduction requests related to the publications, tracking permissions, usage, fees, and conditions
  • Coordinate with our Legal Counsel on necessary paperwork, including contracts and agreements
  • Liaise with other departments, particularly Communications, as necessary
  • Organize and maintain data and assets for the publications in both the collection management database TMS and the digital asset management system NetX
  • Provide general administrative support, including scheduling and invoicing
  • Other duties as assigned


Key Stakeholders:

Curatorial, Registrar, Communications, Education, Public Programs and Community Engagement

Artists, estates, galleries, scholars, designers, editors, publishers, other institutions


Travel Requirements:    ☐ Yes   ☒ No

Physical Demands: ☐ Yes   ☒ No




  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university in art history or a related field
  • Strong background in mid-twentieth century and contemporary art by artists of African descent
  • Knowledge of publication practices and experience working on arts and culture-related publications
  • Familiarity with The Museum System (TMS/TMS Collections) and NetX
  • Proficiency with Microsoft 365 and Adobe Creative Cloud
  • Experience working in a museum or cultural organization
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team






Please send your resume, cover letter, and one writing sample to jobs@studiomuseum.org. Be sure to include, Henry Luce Foundation Fellow in the subject line. No phone calls or faxes, please.

Please note that while careful consideration will be given to each submission, the Museum will only be able to contact those applicants whose knowledge, skills and work experience best fit the requirements of the position. No phone calls or faxes, please.