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Curatorial Assistant

The Studio Museum in Harlem is the nexus for artists of African descent locally, nationally and internationally and for work that has been inspired and influenced by black culture. It is a site for the dynamic exchange of ideas about art and society.

Reporting directly to the Associate Curator of Exhibitions this position will provide critical support to the Curatorial Department. As the Museum prepares for a significant expansion ahead of its 50th anniversary, the Curatorial Assistant will help implement the department’s strategic vision and participate in all aspects of exhibition development, planning and execution. A strong academic and professional background in work by artists of African descent is preferred.

The position requires a candidate equipped to think broadly and innovatively about the department’s artist-centered mission, while also independently managing a wide range of administrative responsibilities.

The candidate must be comfortable working in a collaborative, experimental and culturally diverse setting and possess the openness, flexibility and diplomacy required for meaningful collaboration with contemporary artists. Exceptional speaking, writing, and research abilities are required.

Responsibilities:

  • Conduct original research
  • Create exhibition related proposals and organize exhibitions
  • Produce didactic texts and exhibition-related publications
  • Assist in the management of the departmental budget and exhibition calendar
  • Attend approved off-site exhibitions, studio visits with artists, symposia and programs
  • Work collaboratively across multiple departments, including the Director’s Office, the Registrar, Communications, Public Programs & Community Engagement, Education, Development, Finance and Information Technology
  • Engage multiple audiences and stakeholders, both internal and external, across a variety of platforms
  • Cultivate and maintain relationships with a diverse constituency of artists, trustees, members of the press, professional associations and local non-profit organizations
  • Solicit and manage the touring of Studio Museum exhibitions to other museum venues, and coordinate non-Studio Museum, traveling or guest-curated exhibitions presented at the Museum
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in art history or a related field, with emphasis on Contemporary Art, American Art and/or African-American Art, history or culture; graduate degree or studies a plus
  • Minimum of 3 years work experience, with at least 2 years in a museum or gallery setting, or comparable engagement with art in a related venue or field
  • Outstanding written (both academic and editorial) and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent organizational and analytical skills; experience with administrative and clerical duties
  • Strong background in the history of modern and contemporary art and art by artists of African descent
  • Excellent computer skills, particularly MS platforms, including Word, Photoshop, Outlook and Excel, digital imaging experience a plus
  • Strong Interpersonal skills and collaborative spirit
  • Bi- or Multi-lingual a plus
  • Familiarity with New York art and culture communities

Salary commensurate with experience, skills and knowledge.

Application Materials:

  • Cover letter summarizing the applicant’s most relevant work experience; educational background and familiarity with art by artists of African descent; and the candidate’s sense of their own potential contribution to the Museum and its mission
  • Resume
  • One writing sample with a focus on artists of African descent or artworks by an artist of African descent
  • The names, titles and contact information of three professional references able to speak to the candidate’s skills, experience, character and commitment

Please forward application materials in one PDF to: job.curatorial.assistant@studiomuseum.org.

The subject line of this email should include the applicant’s name and the position for which they are applying (e.g. “Applicant’s Name—Curatorial Assistant”).

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.

The Studio Museum in Harlem is an equal opportunity employer and considers all candidates for employment regardless of race, color, sex, age, gender identification, national origin, creed, disability, marital status, sexual orientation or political affiliation.

Curatorial Assistant, Permanent Collection

The Studio Museum in Harlem has earned an international reputation as a leader in the contemporary arts arena with its groundbreaking role in promoting the work of artists of African descent.

The Curatorial Assistant, Permanent Collection will work in the areas of research, planning and organization of exhibitions.

Responsibilities:

The Curatorial Assistant, Permanent Collection will work closely with permanent collection curator(s) on:

  • Research on collection artists and works of art, as well as potential acquisitions and gifts
  • Exhibition research and administration, including preparing loan requests; assisting in the preparation of checklists and didactic materials; and liaising with other departments on installation, catalogue production, etc.
  • Reviewing, cataloguing and conditioning works of art
  • Acquisition Committee meetings
  • Maintenance of the collection and its related files
  • Serve as the curatorial point person to expand the collection’s presence on the website
  • Manage all rights and reproductions requests
  • Answer queries from both the general public and scholars regarding the permanent collection
  • Oversee the exhibition history spreadsheet and the loan log
  • Manage all aspects of the collection’s inventory in The Museum System (TMS) database, including cataloguing object details, loans, provenance, appraisals, and exhibition history
  • Assist with general departmental administration, including scheduling and budgeting
  • Additional duties as assigned

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Art History or a related field
  • Strong background in mid-century and contemporary art by artists of African descent
  • Familiarity with databases, including The Museum System (TMS)
  • Proficiency with Microsoft 365 and Adobe Photoshop
  • Experience working in a museum or cultural organization
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team

Application Materials:

  • Cover letter that summarizes the applicant’s most relevant work experience; educational background and familiarity with art by artists of African descent; and the candidate’s sense of their own potential contribution to the Museum and its mission
  • Resume
  • Two writing samples focusing on artists of African descent or artworks by an artist of African descent
  • The names, titles, and contact information of three professional references able to speak to the candidate’s skills, experience, character and commitment

To apply, please send application materials to: job.curatorial.assistant.permanent.collection@studiomuseum.org.

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.

The Studio Museum in Harlem is an equal opportunity employer and considers all candidates for employment regardless of race, color, sex, age, gender identification, national origin, creed, disability, marital status, sexual orientation or political affiliation.

Director, Public Programs & Community Engagement

The Public Programs & Community Engagement department presents a wide range of free programs that are open to the public, and bring the Museum’s culturally-specific mission and world-class exhibitions to life. These adult programs—which include artist talks, panels, performances, hands-on workshops, thematic tours, book clubs, and more—demystify artistic practices, elevate creativity as an art form accessible to all, and open the pathways for direct engagement with contemporary art and artists.

As a key member of the Museum’s leadership team, the incumbent oversees the development and delivery of adult public programs and the coordination of community engagement initiatives. Serving as point of contact between the department and key internal and external stakeholders, s/he is responsible for nurturing strategic cultural partnerships, in Harlem and beyond.

Responsibilities:

The Director of Public Programs & Community Engagement’s primary responsibilities include, but are not are limited to:

1. To research, design, and deliver innovative adult public programs that engage a diverse cross-section of the Museum’s stakeholders, with a focus on impact:

  • Researching, designing, developing and coordinating public programs and community engagement strategies geared towards adult audiences, aged 19+
  • Implementing audience development strategies that nurture relationships with existing audiences, and developing alternative strategies that meet new or untapped audiences where they are
  • Building and nurturing relationships with a growing, city-wide matrix of partner organizations to strategically diversify our audiences and areas of expertise, and leverage resources
  • Developing entirely new public program models that forge closer connections to the local community, increasing access to, awareness of, interest in, and appreciation for contemporary art
  • Collaborating with the appropriate Museum departments to create information destinations and promotional materials across multiple platforms, including web, print, and social media
  • Reviewing and assessing the effectiveness of said platforms in ensuring community awareness

2. To manage the department’s operational, financial, and staffing infrastructures:

  • Managing junior staff and setting goals and objectives for all involved in the department’s work
  • Overseeing temporary or seasonal staff such as contract workers, teaching artists, program consultants and volunteers
  • Developing and monitoring the department’s budget and resources, and periodically conducting departmental audits, program evaluations and cost analyses to see how the department can operate more efficiently
  • Creating relevant professional development opportunities that weave together our rich network of Museum family, including AIR alumni, MEP students, internship/fellowship alumni, former staff, and our board
  • Assisting with fundraising as it relates to grant applications and reports

3. To deliver thought leadership in support of the Museum’s expanding goals and objectives:

  • Serving as co-lead of various Museum working groups and task forces
  • Analyzing, identifying, and developing new and existing content areas for programming in alignment with the Museum’s mission, values, and organizational priorities
  • Developing strong, strategic, cross-sector relations with government officials, community groups, and other CIGs to extend Museum services to a wider community
  • Keeping abreast of developments in the field and exchanging best practices with colleagues
  • Presenting at board, donor and cultivation events when appropriate, and publically representing the Museum at symposia, conferences, and on panels
  • Continuing to build the Museum’s presence and leadership in NYC and beyond

Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree, preferably in Art History, Museum Studies, or related field
  • Minimum of eight (8) years of experience in the museum/art field with demonstrated experience in community engagement and knowledge of the New York art community
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to collaborate with diverse groups required
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills required
  • Excellent computer skills, particularly MS platforms, including Word, Outlook and Excel
  • Availability nights and weekends as required to facilitate public programs

Send resume and cover letter to:
job.director.public.programs.community.engagement@studiomuseum.org. No phone calls or faxes, please.

Project Administrator

The Studio Museum in Harlem has earned an international reputation as a leader in the contemporary arts arena with its groundbreaking role in promoting the work of artists of African descent. Celebrating its 50th anniversary, the Museum will implement a series of initiatives aimed at enhancing its institutional capacity and augmenting its ability to manage both capital and operational projects. A new facility has been designed by architect David Adjaye, and construction will begin in 2019.

The Museum seeks a Capital Project Administrator. This position will support the Director of Capital Projects in the construction phase and closeout of the New Building Project, and other capital projects that may be implemented.

The Project Administrator is responsible for:

Responsibilities:

  • Create project budgets and forecasting and analysis reports for the Capital Project team.
  • Prepare Capital Project financial reports for funders, lenders and internal stakeholders.
  • Maintain cash flow projections for the overall project and specific portions of the budget.
  • Prepare and track monthly project requisitions and reimbursement submissions to lenders and government funders.
  • Ensure timely preparation, review and submission of financial reporting requirements to government, foundation, and financial institutions.
  • Maintain the financial files for capital projects, in accordance with standard procedures.
  • Manage revenue and expense allocations within a complex, multi-stakeholder environment.
  • Coordinate risk management and insurance needs.
  • Reconcile project accounts on a monthly basis; liaise with Finance Department.
  • Input appropriate budget information using the cost code structure in accordance with the Finance Department procedures.
  • Perform departmental responsibilities such as processing of invoices for Capital Projects.
  • Maintain direct cost entries as incurred by the project.
  • Ensure timely payment to contractor/subcontractors and vendors after approvals are obtained.
  • Provide year-end support of auditor requirements, which may include research and reconcilement.
  • Follow all policies and report any inconsistencies.
  • Provide any supplemental reports/documentation as may be required by the Director, Capital Projects.
  • Verify figures on the internal Project Status Report and complete Project Accounting section on a monthly basis.
  • Maintain full working knowledge of budget and contingency for Capital Projects
  • Additional responsibilities may be added by the department or project as necessary.
  • Able to adapt to a flexible, fast-paced and dynamic work environment consistent with The Studio Museum in Harlem core values and mission statement

Requirements:

  • Minimum of a two-year professional or technical degree is required with a minimum of two or more years of cost accounting or construction accounting experience. BS degree in Accounting or related business degree preferred.
  • Experience in Public grant funding and/or other grant management experience required
  • Experience with NYC Capital Funding process, Department of Cultural Affairs or School Construction Authority and New York State procurement requirements highly desired.
  • Experience in the cultural and/or not-for-profit sectors preferred.
  • Intermediate to advanced computer literacy, including experience in word processing, spreadsheets and accounting software. Adept at technology and able to quickly learn industry- and organization-specific software applications.
  • Effective communication of financial matters with all stakeholders; ability to translate complex financial concepts to individuals at all levels, including finance and non-finance managers.
  • Have keen analytic, organization and problem-solving skills which allow for strategic data interpretation versus only reporting.
  • Strong interpersonal and time management skills.
  • Ability to work well with others under deadline situations and respond to changes in priorities.
  • Acute attention to detail, highly organized, and ability to see the big picture.
  • Ability to make systems as efficient, organized, and accurate as possible.

SALARY RANGE: Salary will be commensurate with experience, skills and knowledge.

Send cover letter, resume and writing sample to: job.project.administrator@studiomuseum.org

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.

The Studio Museum in Harlem is an equal opportunity employer and considers all candidates for employment regardless of race, color, sex, age, gender identification, national origin, creed, disability, marital status, sexual orientation or political affiliation.

Senior HR Generalist, Learning & Development

The Studio Museum in Harlem is the nexus for artists of African descent locally, nationally, and internationally and for work that has been inspired and influenced by black culture. It is a site for the dynamic exchange of ideas about art and society.

The Museum seeks a Senior HR Generalist, Learning & Development with an exceptional knowledge of human resources principles and compliance. This position will support the institution in the administration of the human resources policies, procedures, and programs related to the following functional areas: training and development, organizational development, performance management and staff engagement.

The Senior Human Resources Generalist, Learning & Development, together with the Senior Human Resources Generalist, Personnel Administration, manage the day-to-day operations of the Human Resource office. This newly created position coordinates implementation of services, policies, and programs through Human Resources staff; reports to the Deputy Director, Finance and Operations, and assists and advises company managers about Human Resources issues.

The Sr. HR Generalist, Learning & Development in partnership with the Deputy Director, Finance and Operations and the Sr. HR Generalist, Personnel Administration originates and leads HR practices and objectives that will provide an employee-oriented, high-performance culture that emphasizes the principles of Leadership, Excellence, Collaboration and Learning creating an environment of quality, productivity and standards, goal attainment, and the recruitment and ongoing development of a superior workforce.

Specific duties include:

Development of the Human Resources Department

  • Assists with the development and administration of programs, procedures, and guidelines to help align the workforce with the strategic goals of the company.
    • Participates in the development and implementation of personnel policies and procedures
    • Participates in developing department goals, objectives, and systems.
    • Participates in administrative staff meetings and attends other meetings and seminars.
    • Assists to establish departmental measurements that support the accomplishment of the company's strategic goals.
    • Assists managers with the selection and contracting of external training programs and consultants.
    • Provides necessary education and materials to managers and employees including workshops, manuals, employee handbooks, and standardized reports.
    • Work with Director of Finance & HR to enforce institutional policies and HR compliance

Employee Relations

  • Assists with the development of Human Resources policies for the company with regard to employee relations.
  • Partners with management to communicate Human Resources policies, procedures, programs, and laws.
  • Recommends employee relations practices necessary to establish a positive employer-employee relationship and promote a high level of employee morale and motivation, including but not limited to employee recognition and reward programs
  • Assist Deputy Director in the conduct of investigations when employee complaints or concerns are brought forth.
  • Advises managers and supervisors about the steps in the progressive discipline system of the company. Counsels managers on employment issues.​

Organization & Professional Development           

  • Assists with the establishment of an in-house employee training system that addresses the company's training needs including training needs assessment, new employee orientation or onboarding, management development, production cross-training, the measurement of training impact, and training transfer.
  • Assists with the carrying out of a company-wide process of organization development that addresses issues such as succession planning, superior workforce development, key employee retention, organization design, and change management.
  • Assists with employee communication and feedback through such avenues as company meetings, suggestion programs, employee satisfaction surveys, newsletters, employee focus groups, one-on-one meetings, and Intranet use.
  • Helps to monitor the organization's culture so that it supports the attainment of the company's goals and promotes employee satisfaction.
  • Assists with the company-wide committees including the wellness, training, environmental health and safety, activity, and culture and communications committees.

Organizational and Employee Performance Management

  • Assists with the implementation of the performance management system that includes performance development plans and employee development programs.
  • Assists with the development and administration of programs, procedures, and guidelines to help align the workforce with the strategic goals of the company.
    • Participates in developing department goals, objectives, and systems.
    • Participates in administrative staff meetings and attends other meetings and seminars.
    • Assists to establish departmental measurements that support the accomplishment of the company's strategic goals.
  • Assists with the implementation of the performance management system that includes performance development plans and employee development programs.
    • Assists with the establishment of an in-house employee training system that addresses the company's training needs including training needs assessment, new employee orientation or onboarding, management development, production cross-training, the measurement of training impact, and training transfer.
    • Assists managers with the selection and contracting of external training programs and consultants.
    • Provides necessary education and materials to managers and employees including workshops, manuals, employee handbooks, and standardized reports.
    • Maintains employee training records.
  • Assists with the development of and monitors the spending of the training budget.

Other Duties as Needed/Assigned

  • Coverage of day to day duties of Sr. HR Generalist, Personnel Administration in their absence
  • Assist auditors with annual audit, providing all requested data and documentation
  • Complete special projects

Qualifications & Requirements

  • Minimum of a Bachelor's degree or equivalent in Human Resources, Business, or Organization Development or equivalent. Masters degree preferred.
  • Three to five plus years of progressive leadership experience in Human Resources, Professional Development and Learning and/or Organizational Development
  • Specialized training in change management, learning, employment law, compensation, organizational planning, organization development, employee relations, safety, training, and preventive labor relations, preferred.
  • Effective oral and written communication.
  • Excellent interpersonal and coaching skills.
  • Evidence of the practice of a high level of confidentiality.
  • Familiarity with ADP preferred
  • Professional in Human Resources certification preferred, not required.
  • General knowledge of employment laws and practices.
  • Excellent computer skills in a Microsoft Windows environment. Must include Excel and demonstrated skills in database management and record keeping.
  • Excellent organizational skills

Benefits Include:

  • Health insurance: Excellent medical, dental and vision plans
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • 401(K) Retirement Savings Plan
  • Eligibility for pension after 5 years
  • Employee Assistance Plan (free counseling, financial and legal advice)
  • Pre-tax transit benefits

To apply: Please submit a cover letter and resume to job.senior.hr.generalist.learning.development@studiomuseum.org

Please place “Senior HR Generalist, L&D” in the subject line.

The Studio Museum in Harlem is an equal opportunity employer and considers all candidates for employment regardless of race, color, sex, age, gender identification, national origin, creed, disability, marital status, sexual orientation or political affiliation.

Curatorial Fellowship

Founded in 1968 by a diverse group of artists, community activists and philanthropists, The Studio Museum in Harlem is internationally known for its catalytic role in promoting the work of artists of African descent. As it celebrates its 50th anniversary, the Studio Museum is preparing to construct a new home at its longtime location on Manhattan’s West 125th Street, designed by internationally renowned architect David Adjaye of Adjaye Associates in collaboration with Cooper Robertson. The first building created expressly for the institution’s program, the new building will enable the Studio Museum to better serve a growing and diverse audience, provide additional educational opportunities for people of all ages, expand its program of world-renowned exhibitions, effectively display its singular collection and strengthen its trailblazing Artist-in-Residence program.

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, as well as knowledge of the contemporary art world.

The selected Fellow will work under the direction of the Curatorial Department at The Studio Museum in Harlem, and will report to the Associate Curator, Permanent Collection and Associate Curator, Exhibitions. The Fellow will participate in the essential activities of the department, which may include assisting the staff in the following areas: collection management, exhibition and artist research, and administration. The Fellow will be involved in exhibition installation and documentation; research on the collection and for exhibition proposals for inHarlem programming; catalogue production; and the development of interpretive materials. They will also have the opportunity to provide support for the museum’s signature Artist-in-Residence program. In addition, the Fellow will work closely with other departments at the Museum, including Communications, Education, and Public Programs and Community Engagement, to gain an understanding of the balance between the public face of the Museum and its community. Throughout the course of the fellowship, the Fellow will be invited to workshops, public programs, and professional development opportunities.

The Curatorial Fellowship is a paid, twelve month-long commitment requiring 35 hours per week in the office. Applicants must be able to manage multiple projects at once, with keen attention to detail, adaptability, and a good sense of humor. Knowledge of Adobe Photoshop, specifically post-production skills, and The Museum System (TMS) is preferred.

To apply: please submit a cover letter, which should highlight a particular area of professional or scholarly interest within the museum’s mission; a resume; two letters of recommendation; and a writing sample no greater than five pages. All materials should be compiled into one PDF, except for letters of recommendation which may be sent under separate cover. International applicants must have a working visa.

Application deadline: May 1, 2019 (Please note: materials must be received by this date)

Fellowship begins: July 22, 2019

Please email application materials and any questions to job.curatorial.fellow@studiomuseum.org in PDF format. Please place “Curatorial Fellowship” in the subject line.

Curatorial Fellowship - The Studio Museum in Harlem | The Museum of Modern Art

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.

Curatorial Fellows

The curatorial fellows will participate in the essential activities of a curatorial department, which may include assisting the staff in the following areas: collection management, archives, acquisitions, loans, exhibition research, catalogue production, and administration. Under the guidance of the curatorial and administrative staff, the fellows may also assist in the logistics, research, planning, and organization of activities and programming generated in their assigned department, in addition to various research and administrative aspects designed to foster future involvement in the field of art history and curatorial endeavors.

At the Studio Museum, the fellows will be assigned to either exhibitions or permanent collection. While there will be points of selective overlap in projects and research, each fellow will report to the Associate Curator, Exhibitions, or the Associate Curator, Permanent Collection, contingent on assigned track. At The Museum of Modern Art, the fellow will be assigned to either the Department of Drawings and Prints or the Department of Painting and Sculpture.

The ideal candidate will be willing to embrace the full scope of tasks relevant to curatorial work, from photocopying to primary research on artists. They should be prepared to be an active collaborator with a wide range of staff across the museum, and comfortable working in a professional office environment.

Requirements

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 fast-paced 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.

Application Process

As part of the application process, you must include:

  1. A cover letter specifying your interest in either curatorial or public programs, highlighting a particular area of professional or scholarly interest
  2. Your résumé
  3. Two letters of recommendation (these can be sent directly to jobs@moma.org by your recommenders)
  4. 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.

Public Programs Fellowship - The Studio Museum in Harlem | The Museum of Modern Art

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.

Requirements

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.

Application Process

As part of the application process, you must include:

  1. A cover letter specifying your interest in either curatorial or public programs, highlighting a particular area of professional or scholarly interest
  2. Your résumé
  3. Two letters of recommendation (these can be sent directly to jobs@moma.org by your recommenders)
  4. 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.

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