Kress Interpretive Fellowship – Colgate University

Located on Colgate University’s beautiful campus in Hamilton, New York, the collection of the Picker Art Gallery (PAG) features approximately 11,000 objects from antiquity to the present, including approximately 8,000 works on paper, 1,400 photographs, 900 paintings, and 300 sculptures. Colgate University is one of the country’s leading liberal arts colleges, with a student population of about 2,900 and 300 faculty. This is an exciting time in Colgate’s history. The Picker Art Gallery and the Longyear Museum of Anthropology are distinguished university museums that play a significant role in Colgate’s teaching mission and reputation, a relationship that is deepened with the Museum Studies Minor in the Department of Art and Art History and the graduate program in the Department of Education Studies (MAT degree).

This 9-month grant funded, entry-level position will end June 30, 2020.

  • A demonstrated knowledge of art history
  • Knowledge of museum interpretation
  • Excellent research abilities
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Interest in the scholarly research, diligent and persistent
  • Works collegially with a diverse group on a daily basis (faculty, students, staff, community members)
  • Strong aptitude to learn University organizational systems and to process knowledge.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office and Google programs
  • Experience with Social Media
  • Experience in a museum, gallery or other educational fields
  • Expertise in pre-modern European art
  • Presentation of a paper at a regional/national conference a plus
  • Other languages, reading ability (French and/or German and/or Italian)
  • Experience with museum collections, ideally university museum collections
  • Experience working with museum database systems (e.g. TMS)
  • Experience in training, supervising and/or working with students and interns
  • Knowledge of Visual Thinking Strategies (VTS)
  • Demonstrated experience in working with the public

Must have a master’s degree (preferably in Art History; Ph.D. preferred) and a demonstrated knowledge of educational practices.

This grant funded position starts no later than September 1, 2019, and ending June 30, 2020. Requires relocation to Colgate University, Hamilton, NY.
37.5 hours per week, with the flexibility to work weekends and evenings when needed and some travel (e.g collection-based research; professional development such as attending select conferences).

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