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Samek Art Museum Fellowship

The Museum a program of Bucknell University that creates meaningful encounters between artists, students, scholars, the public and works of art. The Museum presents original, travelling, and collection exhibitions and public programs that cover the range of art history with an emphasis on contemporary art. The Museum maintains an active museum collection of over 5,400 objects, including 450 works installed across the campus. The encyclopedic collection includes objects from pre- history to contemporary video art with strengths in photography and prints. The Museum programs and/or manages 3 spaces - the Samek Gallery on campus (including offices, work-room, and collection study room), Downtown Gallery, and off-site collections storage - totaling 3,600 square feet of exhibition and program space plus 2,000 of storage and workspace. The Galleries produce, on average, 12 exhibitions and numerous public programs and campus events annually.

Fellowship Overview
The Museum Fellowship is offered for recent college graduates interested in pursuing a museum career. The fellowship focuses on curatorial work but also offers professional training in collection management, exhibition design and installation, education and public programs, and arts administration. It is designed to help fellows support their academic and career goals through supervised work experiences. Under the supervision of the Samek Art Museum director and chief curator, the fellow will have the opportunity to be involved in every aspect of the Museum's programs and operations. This is a 1-year fellowship with the possibility of renewal for a second year. The fellowship offers an annual $12,000 stipend for living expenses.

Fellowship Requirements
The ideal candidate has a demonstrated interest in curatorial practice. Attention to detail, excellent communication skills, and the ability to multitask and prioritize are essential to the position. Strong research skills are a plus. Background in art history with coursework in modern art preferred.

• Master's degree in art history or related fields such as art education, curatorial studies, or museum studies.
• Familiarity with issues around curating and collecting is preferred and familiarity with preserving born-digital artworks is desired.
• Dependable, strong work ethic, and good communication skills.
• Must be proficient with social media tools (WordPress, Facebook, etc.) and familiar with digital AV media (Video files, Images, iMovie, Photoshop, etc.)
• Must be able to lift 50 pounds and work crouched or on ladders.
• Must have a valid drivers license.
• Must be able to obtain medical card required to drive 15 foot, 10,000 gross weight box truck.
• The University is required to conduct several background screens according to state and federal laws and Bucknell policy, including Pennsylvania Criminal History, FBI and Child Abuse clearances. The Samek Museum Fellowship offer is contingent upon the University's verification of these credentials.

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