DeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum is seeking a Koch Curatorial Fellow for a 4-day per week, 12 month paid position in the Curatorial Department beginning late August 2017. The Koch Curatorial Fellow supports the Curatorial Department in all aspects of operations and offers immersive training for those interested in pursuing a curatorial career, particularly in contemporary art and sculpture. The Fellow will have the opportunity to curate an exhibition using deCordova’s permanent collection for which they will produce an exhibition brochure. Reporting to the Associate Curator, the Fellow is a key member of the Curatorial Department, participating in a full range of projects both in the Museum and in the Sculpture Park. This includes suggesting and selecting artwork for exhibition and acquisition, writing and editing didactics and labels, providing installation design and planning support, grant writing, public speaking, and coordinating programming with the Learning and Engagement Department. Responsibilities also include the care and maintenance of the permanent collection, researching, organizing, and coordinating exhibitions, support for the planning of works for the outdoor Sculpture Park, and administrative assistance. Qualifications include: MA in Art History, or Curatorial/Museum Studies, previous museum or gallery experience, proven research, writing and editing skills, understanding of and high level of interest in contemporary art, with professional goals in the curatorial field. Please send a cover letter, CV, writing sample (between 5-15 pages), and the names and contact information for 3 references by email to email@example.com
Please include Koch Curatorial Fellowship in the subject line. Deadline for applications is June 1, 2017, interviews will begin immediately.
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Part time
Posted on: 05/01/2017