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Curatorial Fellowship

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 new paid fellowship opportunity for the 2015-2016 academic year. The fellow will be responsible for researching and cataloging selected areas of the collection in preparation for an online collections search. 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 15th. Complete details are listed below.

Term length and compensation:
The fellow will work 36 hours a week for 9 months beginning September 2015. The selected candidate will receive a $30,000.00 salary as well as a modest travel and research allowance.

Cataloging Project Description:
The collection area will be determined based on the expertise and interests of individual applicants. Possibilities may include but are not limited to:

· Approximately 160 Old Master drawings (including French, German, Flemish, and Italian examples from the 15th through 18th centuries)
· The Richard Vogler Cruikshank collection, comprising roughly 3,500 prints and book illustrations by 19th century illustrator and caricaturist George Cruikshank, as well as several hundred additional works by Percy, Isaac, and Richard Cruikshank
· Approximately 700 works (largely drawings and preparatory maquettes for subsequent works many of which are also in the collection) by contemporary California printmaker Corita Kent (1918-1986), part of a major bequest of 1400 works from the estate of Sister Corita to the Grunwald Center
· Approximately 1600 ornament prints by French, German, and Italian artists spanning the 16th through the 18th centuries
· 20th century American prints, of which the Grunwald has substantial holdings (artists include Garo Antreasian, Misch Kohn, John Paul Jones, Louise Nevelson, and June Wayne)
· The Grunwald’s substantial holdings of German Expressionist Prints (artists include Max Beckmann, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Käthe Kollwitz, Franz Marc, Emil Nolde, and Karl Schmidt-Rottluff)

Desired qualifications:
The ideal fellowship candidate will be an advanced graduate student in art history or history (with an emphasis on visual studies or material culture) 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 French, German, or another foreign language highly 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 15th, 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 they should indicate which target area best matches their interests and abilities. Applicants selected for an interview will be notified by early June.

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