John Walsh Fellowship in Museum Education – Department of Education, Yale University Art Gallery

The John Walsh Fellowship is a two-year fellowship intended for an emerging professional in the arts considering a career in museum education. Reporting to the Jan and Frederick Mayer Senior Associate Curator of Public Education and working closely with colleagues from the Department of Education, other Gallery departments, and additional collaborators at and beyond the Yale University Art Gallery, the Fellow will be fully integrated into all aspects of the Education Department’s work from planning to execution. S/he will gain broad-based experience in academic museum education over the course of the fellowship, including: K-12 public education, interdisciplinary and interactive teaching with objects; university-level outreach and teaching programs; execution and evaluation of educational offerings for various audiences; school, youth, adult, and community groups; and teachers, families, and adult visitors.

The focus of this two-year fellowship is to explore teaching in the university museum and to help develop materials that can be used in K-12 and university level teaching. The Fellow will participate in the rigorous Wurtele Gallery Teacher training program and learn from museum educators about art-based pedagogies and the collection. An advanced degree and one year of museum teaching required. Additional duties as assigned by supervisor. Occasional evening and weekend work will be required. Residence in the greater New Haven area for the term of the fellowship is required.

Applicants must include a resume/CV and 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 Jessica Sack, The Jan and Frederik Mayer Senior Associate Curator of Public Education,

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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