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Florence B. Selden Fellow, Department of Prints and Drawings, Yale University Art Gallery

Florence B. Selden Fellow
Department of Prints and Drawings, Yale University Art Gallery

This is a two-year, full-time position.

Position Focus:
Reporting to the Curators of Prints and Drawings at the Yale University Art Gallery, the Florence B. Selden Fellow will supervise the department’s active study room and act as the primary liaison between the department and faculty teaching from the collections of works on paper. The Fellow will prepare and follow through to publication the list of the department’s acquisitions in the Gallery’s annual Bulletin, conduct scholarly research to catalogue new acquisitions, answer queries about the collection, and interact with scholars, students, and the public on matters concerning the collection. The Fellow may also have the opportunity to assist with the organization of exhibitions.

This salaried position carries with it the full range of Managerial & Professional benefits. Please include the following documents with your application: cover letter describing career goals and why this position is of particular interest to you; CV; graduate transcript; an example of recent written research (maximum 2 pages); names and contact information of three references (letters not necessary).
Review of applications will begin on April 2nd.

Essential Duties:
1. Oversees class and scholar visits to the study room.
2. Works with the department to prepare acquisition lists and other related sections of the annual museum Bulletin.
3. Conducts research on new acquisitions and catalogues them in TMS (The Museum System). Builds comprehensive curatorial files on both new and prior acquisitions.
4. On occasion, gives talks and special presentations to classes and the general public. Interacts with the public, visiting scholars, and students seeking information on the collections; answers scholarly inquiries and general correspondence.
5. Participates in collections maintenance, and ensures the special care, security, and proper handling of the collection of prints and drawings.
6. Assists with exhibitions, publications, and programs organized by the department, up to and including research, liaising with internal and external colleagues, gathering images, writing labels and other material. Assists curators museum-wide in planning for rotations of works in permanent collection galleries.
7. Assists the curators and senior museum assistant with the supervision of undergraduate work study students.
8. May perform other duties as assigned.

Required Education and Experience:
- M.A. in Art History or related field.
- Commitment to object-based teaching with a strong interest in the graphic arts; ability to handle original works of art with care.
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate with the staff and the public in a knowledgeable and professional manner.
- Ability to exercise discretion and to be a team player in an active office and museum environment.
- Well-developed written communication skills.
- Ability to lift 35 pounds.

Preferred Education, Experience, and Skills:
Museum and/or teaching experience; familiarity with European languages.

Weekend Hours Required:

Evening Hours Required:

Applicants should apply to Yale’s STARS employment site via the 'External Link' below.

A copy of the application can be addressed directly to:
Elisabeth (Lisa) Hodermarsky
Acting Head of Department and Sutphin Family Senior Associate Curator of Prints and Drawings
Yale University Art Gallery
Mail: P.O. Box 208271
Street: 201 York Street
New Haven, CT 06520-8271
(203) 432-0628


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