This is a term position. Term duration: 2 years
The Curatorial Fellowship Program at the Harvard Art Museums is designed to broaden the experience of scholars embarking on professional and academic careers in art history who are considering the museum profession.
Duties and Responsibilities:
• The Cunningham Curatorial Fellow conducts object-based research and scholarship on the Japanese Collections of the Harvard Art Museums, with a focus on the collection of Edo period paintings promised to the Harvard Art Museums by Robert S. and Betsy G. Feinberg. Under the supervision of the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Associate Curator of Asian Art, the Fellow works to improve cataloguing data, and researches and prepares interpretive exhibition and publication materials.
• The Curatorial Fellow assists with a broad range of curatorial activities in the field of East Asian Art, including preparation of interpretive materials, organization of gallery installations and exhibitions, cataloguing of the permanent collection in the museums’ database, and donor cultivation.
• Foregrounding the museum’s teaching and research mission, the Curatorial Fellow helps provide content expertise and support for the Art Museums’ Art Study Centers by supporting classes and individual appointments six hours a week, participates in a series of art handling workshops, and contributes to a rich offering of public and academic interpretive programs across various platforms. Fellow will be an active member of the Fellows’ cohort and contribute to a group project; this final project will likely take the form of an exhibition, gallery installation, symposium, or other.
• The Fellow may supervise students and temporary employees.
MA in Art History and/or East Asian Studies
|• Expertise in early modern (Edo period) Japanese material culture
• PhD in Japanese Art History preferred
• High level of proficiency in both English and Japanese
• Curatorial or related experience
• Commitment to fostering the appreciation of works of art in a museum context
• Excellent organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills; ability to work independently as well as collegially
A complete application includes a letter of interest, résumé or curriculum vitae, transcript, one article-length English-language writing sample, and three letters of recommendation. Complete applications will be reviewed beginning February 3, 2016 until the position is filled.
1. Please apply online with letter of interest and curriculum vitae. Please upload transcript, and one article-length, English-language writing sample.
2. Please ask three references to send letters of recommendation to the following address: firstname.lastname@example.org (please note that the letters of reference will be verified).
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by law.
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|We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by law.|
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