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Interpretive Fellow [The Brooklyn Museum]

Posted by Phillippa Pitts on November 17, 1972 in job announcements |

Interpretive Fellow (P/T)—Exhibitions

(Part-time, temporary, non-union position)

Requirements: The Brooklyn Museum is seeking an art historian versed in the world of Wikipedia to serve as an interpretive fellow in charge of several Wikipedia projects and other projects as assigned.

The candidate for this position will have at least two years of professional art museum, gallery, magazine, website, or related experience and must demonstrate the ability to make scholarly information accessible to the general public. The successful applicant will have a strong academic background in art history and a strong belief in Wikipedia’s commitment to disseminating knowledge to a broad constituency. The candidate will have experience writing and/or editing Wikipedia articles and extensive knowledge of Wikipedia’s policies and procedures. An understanding of wiki and museum culture is a must. The successful candidate must be diplomatic, analytical, and well-organized, and must be committed to working as part of a collaborative team. A BA in art history or a related field is required; an MA is preferred.

Responsibilities: Museum staff has identified three Wikipedia-related projects appropriate for the skill set, and feasible within the time constraints, of this fellowship. The projects are comprised of an initiative to further interpretation in the Museum’s galleries and specific curatorial projects to improve articles and share curatorial knowledge with a wider audience.

The fellow will work closely with the Museum’s curatorial team, Chief of Technology, and Manager of Interpretive Materials to prioritize these projects. The fellow will also work with the head of Wikimedia New York City, a nonprofit organization that serves as the local Wikimedia chapter for New York City and the New York metropolitan area.

Reports to: Manager of Interpretive Materials

Starting date: December 10, 2012

Work schedule: Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

To apply: Please email your résumé and cover letter no later than November 23, 2012, to interpretive.fellow@brooklynmuseum.org.

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