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E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Curatorial Fellow – Mead Art Museum, Amherst College

Full-time, 35 hours per week, six-month funded position, hourly rate commensurate with experience and qualifications

The E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Curatorial Fellow catalogues and researches the Mead’s distinguished collection of 2,500 Japanese woodblock prints. The Curatorial Fellow reports to the Mead’s Head of Education and Andrew W. Mellon Curator of Academic Programs.

The Curatorial Fellow takes appropriate actions to support a diverse workforce and participates in the College’s efforts to create a respectful, inclusive, and welcoming work environment.

Anticipated start date will be August or September.

Key Responsibilities
- Update and revise the museum’s database records for the collection of Japanese prints.
- Prepare concise interpretative texts about the collection’s most distinguished works.
- Assist the museum’s staff to develop long-range plans for the collection’s ongoing care.

Required M.A. in Art History or related field
Expertise in some aspect of Japanese prints
Fluent in the Japanese language
Proficient in cataloguing Japanese prints according to museum standards
Strong organization and time management skills including able to manage multiple projects simultaneously with attention to detail and following specific instructions
Strong communication skills including being diplomatic, a clear writer, and rigorous researcher
Ability to work independently and collaboratively as part of a small team
Preferred Ph.D. in Art History or related field

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information (e-mail and/or telephone number) for three professional references. Applications will be reviewed until position is filled.

Amherst College is an equal opportunity employer and encourages women, persons of color, and persons with disabilities to apply. The College is committed to enriching its educational experience and its culture through the diversity of its faculty, administration, and staff.

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