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

The John Walsh Fellowship in Museum Education is a full-time, one-year fellowship, with the possibility of renewal for a second year, intended for an emerging museum educator interested in school, youth, and family teaching and learning in a university museum. The fellowship provides hands-on experience in interactive and interdisciplinary teaching with objects. The fellow will participate in the Wurtele Gallery Teacher training program and learn from museum educators about art-based pedagogies and the Yale University Art Gallery’s global collections. The position reports to the Jan and Frederick Mayer Curator of Public Education and works closely with colleagues and collaborators across Yale University and New Haven. The fellow will be a member of the Gallery’s Education Department and will gain familiarity with all aspects of the department’s operations. The fellow will participate in the Fellows Forum, an informal professional-development platform for fellows across the Gallery.

Responsibilities will include:

Organizing and leading school, family, and youth programs (Stories and Art, Getting StARTed, Teen Program, and Family Day are among our current offerings)

Teaching pre-K–12 guided visits in the museum and developing activities for in-gallery teaching

Coleading and leading teacher workshops and access programs

Additional duties as assigned by the supervisor


M.A. in education, art history, anthropology, museum studies, studio art, or a related field

At least one year of experience teaching with objects in a museum setting

Experience working with pre-K–12 audiences

Strong interest in interdisciplinary approaches to teaching with collections

Excellent teaching, communication, interpersonal, research, and writing skills

Demonstrated ability to communicate with children, teachers, and museum staff

Ability to take initiative and identify next steps in projects and communications

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 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.

We welcome and encourage applications from individuals of all backgrounds, especially those from groups traditionally underrepresented in the field of museum education. Foreign nationals are eligible to apply for this position.

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

How to apply: 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: Jessica Sack, the Jan and Frederick Mayer Curator of Public Education,, by Monday, March 18, 2024. Please send your email with the subject line “John Walsh 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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