The Studio Museum in Harlem and The Museum of Modern Art are accepting applications for the third Museum Fellowship Collaboration. Each museum will accept three museum fellows— two for curatorial departments and one for public programs. The fellows will spend one year at each museum, then rotate to the partner institution for the completion of the two-year program.
The museum fellows, under the direction of either the curatorial department or public programs department, will work independently and collaboratively with museum staff to gain in-depth experience through practical learning opportunities. This joint fellowship will develop the next generation of museum professionals, and will offer insight into the daily workings of a museum through hands-on work, workshops, public programs, professional development, and contribution to academic discourse within each institution. The fellows will contemplate the role of museums in contemporary society through exploration of the mission and collections of these partner institutions.
Public Programs Fellows
The public programs fellows will be involved in researching, developing, producing, and evaluating adult public programs and events, conducting outreach to cultural partners, and brainstorming audience development strategies. The museum fellows will be responsible for communicating and coordinating with a diverse group of program participants and facilitators, including exhibiting artists, lecturers, performers, scholars, educators, writers, community organizers, and arts and culture organizations.
At the Studio Museum, fellows will be part of a small team tasked with designing public programs and community engagement opportunities for adult audiences. These include artist talks, hands-on art-making workshops, film screenings, book clubs, panel discussions, and artist-in-residence programs. While construction is underway on the Studio Museum's new building, these collaborative initiatives will take place at partner institutions throughout Harlem and New York City as part of the Museum's expanded inHarlem initiative.
At The Museum of Modern Art, the fellow selected for public programs will be involved in researching, developing, and producing adult public programs and events focused on the new Paula and James Crown Platform, which will host the education initiative called The People's Studio. As part of the programs team, the fellow will conduct outreach to cultural partners, brainstorm audience development strategies, and communicate and coordinate with a diverse group of program participants and facilitators, including exhibiting artists, lecturers, performers, scholars, educators, writers, community organizers, and arts and culture organizations.
The ideal candidate is flexible and willing to take on a wide range of administrative and programmatic responsibilities. They must also be comfortable interfacing with the public on a regular basis. Fellows must also participate and actively engage within each institution, seeking new opportunities for growth while modeling professionalism at all times.
The Museum Fellowship is a paid, two-year employment opportunity for individuals in the early stages of their career. The ideal museum fellow will have a baccalaureate or graduate-level degree, with a concentration in art history, curatorial studies, Africana studies, visual culture, or a related field. Previous involvement within an arts community or arts institution and a desire to work in a museum are also important. Candidates for the Museum Fellowship will be reviewed through a competitive, open process.
Excellent written communications skills are required, along with the ability to function in a fastpaced environment within a team. Applicants must be able to manage multiple projects at once with keen attention to detail, adaptability, and a positive attitude.
Applicants must be members of historically underrepresented groups in the curatorial and museum profession, have a demonstrated interest in curating, programming, writing, and research, and possess knowledge of the contemporary art world.
The Museum Fellowship includes health benefits, two weeks paid vacation per year, and an additional $2,000 to cover travel expenses for an approved research trip related to the fellow's field of interest.
As part of the application process, you must include:
•A cover letter specifying your interest in either curatorial or public programs, highlighting a particular area of professional or scholarly interest
•Two letters of recommendation (these can be sent directly to email@example.com by your recommenders)
•A writing sample of no more than five pages
To apply: Click here to access MoMA's portal
Application deadline: June 7, 2019 (Please note: All supporting materials must be received by this date)
Fellowship begins: September 16, 2019
Fellowship ends: September 3, 2021
The Museum of Modern Art is an equal opportunity employer and considers all candidates for employment regardless of race, color, sex, age, national origin, creed, disability, marital status, sexual orientation or political affiliation.