The Fairfield University Art Museum seeks a Kress Interpretive Fellow to work on curatorial and education-focused special projects and initiatives including, but not limited to, special exhibitions, collections-based interpretive print and digital publications and electronic resources, collections research and cataloguing, gallery didactics, docent training, and audience engagement in the form of lecturing and teaching before original works of art. The Fellow will be supervised by the Museum Director/Chief Curator and Curator of Education and Academic Engagement, and will also work closely with the Assistant Director/Collections Manager and Museum Assistant. The Fellow will also collaborate with student interns, docents, volunteers, and Fairfield University faculty to complete several project assignments. The Interpretive Fellow will be an integral member of the small but highly productive professional staff of this young, award-winning academic art museum and an essential contributor to the established success of its robust program of exhibitions, lectures, symposia, and other public programs for all audience levels.
The term of the fellowship is 8 months, from late September 2018 through May 2019. The fellowship stipend is $30,000, of which $25,000 is designated for the Fellowship stipend, with the remaining $5,000 available to defray the cost of housing, health care, and/or professional travel.
Requirements: M.A. in art history, art education, or museum studies (Ph.D. preferred) and contemplating or actively pursuing graduate study or professional placement in these or related fields; outstanding verbal and written communication skills; ability to work well both independently and as part of a team. The fellowship is full-time, with occasional evening and weekend hours. All offers of employment are contingent upon a satisfactory background check.
The application deadline is July 20. Submit cover letter, CV, and 2 brief writing samples (500 words or less) at: https://fairfield.
Fairfield University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Candidates of color are strongly encouraged to apply.
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