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Curatorial Fellowship at the Grunwald Center for the Graphic Arts

The UCLA Grunwald Center for the Graphic Arts at the Hammer Museum, a significant collection of over 45,000 prints, drawings, and photographs dating from the Renaissance to the present, is pleased to announce a paid fellowship opportunity for the 2016-2017 academic year. The fellow will be responsible for researching and cataloging selected areas of the collection in preparation for online collections projects. Additional responsibilities may include giving class presentations and gallery talks, answering queries about the collection, and interacting with scholars, students, and the public on matters concerning the collection.

Interested candidates should apply by sending a resume and cover letter to and including “Grunwald Curatorial Fellowship” in the subject line. The application must be received by May 27th. Complete details are listed below.
Term length and compensation:
The fellow will work 32 hours a week for 8 months beginning September 2015. The selected candidate will receive a $30,000.00 salary. The fellow may be eligible for an additional travel and research allowance depending on available funds.
Cataloging Project Description:
The Fellow will be working on extended research projects devoted to one or more of the following collection areas:
• Approximately 160 Old Master drawings (including French, German, Flemish, and Italian examples from the 15th through 18th centuries)
• Approximately 1600 ornament prints by French, German, and Italian artists spanning the 16th through the 18th centuries
• Approximately 3,000 modern and contemporary French, German, and American prints, including substantial holdings of German Expressionist prints formerly belonging to Fred Grunwald as well as works by former students and faculty of the UCLA Art Department

Desired qualifications:

The ideal fellowship candidate will be an advanced graduate student in art history or recent PH.D. who has experience with or knowledge of works on paper derived from coursework, independent research, prior museum experience, or some combination of the above. Ability to read German is required; additional reading knowledge of French preferred. Some familiarity with digital humanities research is welcome but not required. The ideal candidate will be organized, meticulous, and capable of working successfully both independently and in collaboration with others, and will possess a demonstrated ability to conduct independent scholarly research.

Application materials and procedure:
Please send a resume and cover letter to by May 27th, 2015. Include “Grunwald Curatorial Fellowship” in the subject line. Interested applicants should directly address their experience with and interest in working with prints and drawings and their goals for undertaking this fellowship, and explain how the specified cataloging project areas relate to their research interests. Applicants selected for an initial interview will be notified by mid June.

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