Lewis B. and Dorothy Cullman-Joan Whitney Payson Fellowship in Academic Affairs and Outreach Education Department, Yale University Art Gallery

The Cullman-Payson Fellowship in Academic Affairs and Outreach is a full-time, one-year fellowship, with the possibility of renewal for a second year, intended for an emerging professional with an advanced degree considering a career in museum education or academic engagement. Reporting to the Bradley Assistant Curator of Academic Affairs and working closely with colleagues and collaborators across and beyond Yale University, the Fellow will gain broad, hands-on experience in interactive and interdisciplinary teaching with objects; university-level outreach and curricular programs; and the execution and evaluation of educational offerings for diverse audiences. The Fellow will participate in the rigorous Wurtele Gallery Teacher training program and learn from museum educators about art-based pedagogies and the Yale University Art Gallery’s global collections.

The focus of this fellowship is to explore university-level curricular engagement at the museum, and to help develop teaching resources and innovative materials, including for the Gallery’s new website. We anticipate that Academic Affairs work in the 2021-2022 academic year will be a hybrid of in-person and digital engagement.

Emerging scholars with an advanced degree in art history, visual studies, museum studies, or a related academic field, as well as a strong interest in interdisciplinary approaches to teaching with collections, are encouraged to apply. We welcome and encourage applications from individuals of all backgrounds, especially those from traditionally underrepresented groups in the field of museum education.

At least one year of experience teaching with objects in a museum setting is required. Once in-person work at the Gallery resumes, residence in the greater New Haven area for the term of the fellowship is required. Some evening and weekend work will be required. Other duties as assigned by supervisor.

The successful candidate will have excellent communication, interpersonal, research, and writing skills; demonstrated ability to communicate with museum staff, faculty, students, and the public in a knowledgeable and professional manner; ability to connect with diverse audiences; and demonstrated ability to take initiative and anticipate actions needed. Digital content development skills would be especially welcome.

Expected start date: August 2, 2021.

Salary range: $40,000 – $50,000, commensurate with education and experience; a competitive benefits package, including health insurance; and a modest professional development stipend. For more details, see https://postdocs.yale.edu/postdocs/benefits.

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: Sydney Skelton Simon, The Bradley Assistant Curator of Academic Affairs, sydney.simon@yale.edu by Monday, April 19, 2021.

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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