Yale position 51879BR – Program Fellow

Yale University offers exciting opportunities for achievement and growth in New Haven, Connecticut. Conveniently located between Boston and New York, New Haven is the creative capital of Connecticut with cultural resources that include three major museums, a critically-acclaimed repertory theater, state-of-the-art concert hall, and world-renowned schools of Architecture, Art, Drama, and Music.

General Purpose:

Intern, YUAG Pre-Doctoral

Yale Art Gallery – Programs

The Jock Reynolds Programs Fellowship is intended for an emerging professional in the arts who is considering a career in museum programs. This is a two-year fellow with the possibility of renewal for a third year. The Programs Department at the Yale Art Gallery supports a wide range of engagement opportunities, including in-gallery artist talks, studio workshops, musical performances, poetry readings, film screenings, scholarly lectures, and study days. Reporting to the Associate Curator of Programs, and working collaboratively across departments at the museum, the university, and the broader community, the Fellow will be fully integrated into the department and gain broad-based experience in museum programming, including researching, writing, coordinating, collaborating, teaching, and implementing of programs. The Fellow will: participate in and contribute to all aspects of the department’s activities, from planning to execution; conduct research to support programs; encourage direct encounters with objects and audience engagement; welcome visitors and assist with reservations; represent the Gallery among our multiple audiences in the Yale and New Haven communities; support broadening programming offerings. Additional duties as needed. Regular evening and weekend work will be required. Applicants must attach a cover letter that addresses the candidate’s interest in the fellowship and includes the names of three references.

Required Education and Experience:

M.A. in Art History or related field.


  • Demonstrated interest in university museums, contemporary ideas and culture, cross-discipline approaches, and community and audience engagement.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and writing skills; demonstrated ability to communicate with museum staff and public in a knowledgeable and professional manner; ability to connect with diverse audiences.
  • Self-directed; ability to take initiative and anticipate actions needed.
  • Demonstrated ability to be a team player in an active museum environment. Positive attitude that supports department’s goals.
  • Excellent organizational skills with the ability to handle multiple tasks and meet demanding deadlines; ability to work well under pressure. Demonstrated accuracy and strong attention to detail.
  • Preferred Education and Experience: MA in studio art, art history, education, public humanities, or relevant field; 1-2 years of programming/teaching experience in an art museum. Strong interest/familiarity with museums; commitment to object-based research and engagement; Knowledge of PC software programs, including word processing, database and desktop publishing; Ability to learn TMS, scheduling and registration software.
  • Physical Requirements: Ability to lift 50 pounds.

Application: For more information and immediate consideration, please apply online at http://bit.ly/2QdYzwk.  Please be sure to reference this website when applying for this position.

 We invite you to discover the excitement, diversity, rewards and excellence of a career at Yale University. One of the country’s great workplaces, Yale University offers exciting opportunities for meaningful accomplishment and true growth. Our benefits package is among the best anywhere, with a wide variety of insurance choices, liberal paid time off, fantastic family and educational benefits, a variety of retirement benefits, extensive recreational facilities, and much more.

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.