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Curatorial Fellow

A two-year, full-time Curatorial Fellow position, reporting to the Steven and Ann Ames Curator of Drawings and Prints, is available from September 2021 to September 2023. The primary role of the incumbent is to support the Sondra Gilman Study Center—a storage, research, and display facility for the majority of the Museum’s collection of over 18,000 drawings, prints, and photographs. The Fellow will work closely with members of the Conservation and Exhibitions & Collections Management departments in managing the day-to-day operations of the Study Center, and with the Curatorial team on various tasks related to the research, stewardship, and display of the collection. Mentorship is an important component of this fellowship opportunity, and we welcome and encourage applications from individuals of all backgrounds interested in the field of prints and drawings.

Responsibilities include:

- Assistance with a range of curatorial projects and tasks for the Steven and Ann Ames Curator of Drawings and Prints, including exhibition and collection research, acquisition presentations and processing, preparation and writing of didactic texts, checklist and database management, and administrative duties. The Fellow may also assist with research and other tasks for various curators in the department, as needed.
- Management of the Study Center's calendar for internal meetings and external appointments.
- Serving as the key correspondent for curators, scholars, students, and artists interested in viewing drawings, prints, and photographs in the Museum’s collection.
- Providing access to requested collection items and supervision of Study Center visitors.
- Working with Conservation and Exhibitions & Collections Management to pull and track the movement of artworks and prepare artworks for viewing.

Job requirements:

- B.A. with specialized knowledge of twentieth- and twenty-first century art (M.A. and/or prewar experience a plus)
- Demonstrated interest in a career in curatorial, collections management, conservation, or related museum field.
- Prior experience in a museum environment or similar art institution is preferred.
- Outstanding organizational, writing, research, and communication skills, with sharp attention to detail
- Ability to work both independently and as a member of a team and handle several deadlines simultaneously
- Experience with The Museum System (TMS) and Microsoft Office preferred
- Ability to handle works on paper and lift moderately heavy boxes

For more information and to apply please visit the external link below.

Relevant research areas: North America, 20th Century, Contemporary

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