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Andrew W. Mellon Curatorial Fellow in Prints, Drawings, and Photographs

Job Summary

RISD Museum is pleased to announce a fellowship funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. A three-year term position within the Museum's department of Prints, Drawings, and Photographs, this is an exciting opportunity for a junior scholar who wishes to pursue a curatorial career. This is a full-time role that offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, and vision insurance; four weeks of paid vacation time; personal and sick time; 14 paid holidays; and more.

We seek applications from candidates who will actively contribute to the RISD Museum’s initiatives related to anti-racism, social equity, and inclusion. The selected fellow will thrive in a campus environment that is committed to advancing these principles, as well as those related to environmental and climate justice, and equal access to resources and opportunities.

Under the guidance and supervision of the Museum's Assistant Curator for Prints, Drawings, and Photographs, the Andrew W. Mellon Curatorial Fellow will be responsible for supervising and overseeing the activities of the department’s study room, especially teaching from the collection, while participating in all aspects of the department’s curatorial work, including proposing and executing an exhibition relevant to the collection. They will conduct research and propose new acquisitions; interact with scholars, students, and the public to answer questions about the Museum’s Prints, Drawings, and Photographs collections; and deliver presentations on the collection, among other tasks.

Priority consideration will be given to applications received on or before January 14, 2022. Full details provided in the link below.

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