Jock Reynolds Fellowship in Public Programs – Department of Education, Yale University Art Gallery

The Jock Reynolds Fellowship is a two-year fellowship intended for an emerging arts professional considering a career in museum education with a focus on public programs. Yale University Art Gallery programs connect curricular, co-curricular, and community initiatives and interests through a wide range of engagement opportunities, including in-gallery artist and scholar talks, conversations, studio workshops, performances, poetry readings, film screenings, and scholarly lectures. Reporting to the Associate Curator of Programs and working collaboratively across the Education Department, other Gallery departments, Yale University, and the broader New Haven community, the Fellow will gain broad-based experience in museum programs. The Fellow will participate in the rigorous Wurtele Gallery Teacher training program and learn from museum educators about art-based pedagogies and the collection.The Fellow’s work will involve: conceiving of, developing, implementing, and evaluating programs; research and writing; object-based teaching; encouraging varied and experimental approaches to learning and engagement; handling logistics and administrative duties; and welcoming visitors and representing the Gallery with our multiple audiences in the Yale and New Haven communities.

Successful candidates will have a demonstrated interest in university museums, contemporary ideas and culture, cross-disciplinary approaches, and community and audience engagement, as well as excellent communication, interpersonal, organizational, and writing skills. Additional duties as needed with regular evening and weekend work will be required. A Master’s Degree in art history, studio art, education, public humanities, or a related field with one to two years of museum programming or teaching experience; an interest in object-based research, teaching, and engagement; and the ability to lift 50 pounds are 0required.

Applicants must attach a cover letter that addresses the candidate’s interest in the fellowship and includes the names of three references.

Submit applications (in PDF format) to Molleen Theodore, Associate Curator of Programs,

This position is generously endowed by the Nolen-Bradley Family Fund for Education.


Yale University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes applications from women, members of minority groups, persons with disabilities, and protected veterans.

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