Jock Reynolds Fellowship in Public Programs – Yale University Art Gallery

The Jock Reynolds Fellowship in Public Programsis a full-time, one-year fellowship, with the possibility of renewal for a second year, intended for an emerging professional with an advanced degree who is considering a career in public programs and engagement. Yale University Art Gallery programs connect curricular, cocurricular, and community initiatives and interests through a range of in-person and digital engagement opportunities. Situated in the Education Department, reporting to the Jane and Gerald Katcher Curator of Programs, and working closely with colleagues and collaborators across Yale University, New Haven, and beyond, the fellow will gain broad experience in museum work and public programs and engagement. The fellow will participate in the Wurtele Gallery Teacher training program and learn from museum educators about art-based pedagogies and the Gallery’s global collections. The fellow will also participate in Gallery-wide and department-specific Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Accessibility, and Belonging (DEIA/B) training sessions and initiatives.

The focus of this fellowship is to develop, present, and evaluate programs and to help create public-engagement resources and materials. The fellow will help forge connections among the Gallery’s multiple audiences and surrounding communities.

Emerging scholars with an advanced degree in art history, studio art, museum studies, public humanities, or a related field, as well as a strong interest in interdisciplinary and community-based approaches to engagement, are encouraged to apply. Foreign nationals are eligible to apply. We welcome applications from individuals of all backgrounds, especially those from groups traditionally underrepresented in the museum field.

At least one year of programming experience in a museum is required. The fellow must reside in the Greater New Haven area for the term of the fellowship. The workweek is Monday through Friday, 8:30 am to 5:00 pm, with some evening (especially Thursdays during the semester) and weekend work required. The work is in person and will entail movement among the open office space, the galleries, and the campus and community, along with use of computer and audio/visual equipment. Other duties as assigned by supervisor.

The successful candidate will have excellent communication, interpersonal, research, and writing skills; a demonstrated ability to communicate with museum staff, faculty, students, and the public in a knowledgeable, professional, and kind manner; a demonstrated ability to connect with diverse collaborators and audiences; a demonstrated ability to take initiative and anticipate actions needed; experience presenting live programs (both virtual and hybrid) on Zoom Webinar and developing digital content using Adobe Creative Cloud or comparable software programs; and a commitment to fostering a culture of DEIA/B.

Expected start date: summer 2024

Salary range: $50,000–$56,000, commensurate with education and experience; a competitive benefits package, including health insurance; a modest professional-development stipend; and reimbursement of relocation costs up to $1,000. For more details, visit

Interested and qualified applicants must submit a CV with the names of three references and a cover letter that addresses the candidate’s interest in the fellowship. Email applications (in PDF format) to: Molleen Theodore, the Jane and Gerald Katcher Curator of Programs,, by Monday, March 18, 2024. Please send your email with the subject line “Jock Reynolds Fellowship Application.”

Yale University considers applicants for employment without regard to and does not discriminate on the basis of an individual’s sex, race, color, religion, age, disability, status as a veteran, or national or ethnic origin; nor does Yale discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity or expression.

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