Visual Arts Department
Walker Art Center seeks applicants for their prestigious Curatorial Fellowship for Diversity in the Arts.
This two-year fellowship (starting June 2013 through June 2014) supports the Walker’s goal to encourage greater diversity within the museum field. The fellowship has been offered continually since the early 1990’s. Our fellowship alum now play prominent roles within many museums throughout the world. In our terms, diversity refers to a wide spectrum of people of color, people with disabilities, age, gender and other classifications. Qualified candidates with diverse backgrounds and/or studies are strongly encouraged to apply.
Fellows will have the opportunity to participate in all phases of exhibition development, including: research; checklist development; lender and artist relations; publication rights and reproductions; writing texts for didactics, blogs, and the member magazine; floorplan development; installation; and development of public programs related to exhibitions. Fellows also assist with other departmental needs including acquisitions research, preparation for presentations, leading tours, and donor relations
Qualifications: M.A. degree in art history, museum studies, or a related field (e.g. history, cultural studies, etc.). Exceptional B.A. degree-holders in these fields will be considered if they have significant museum or gallery experience. Excellent verbal and written communication skills and familiarity with modern and contemporary art required; foreign language skills (written and verbal) are highly desirable.
Please note: international candidates must secure at their expense and be in possession of a valid US work visa.
Salary: $27,000/year plus $2,000 travel allocation per year for travel related to professional development activities or relocation; excellent benefits offered.
APPLICATION DEADLINE Friday, February 22, 2013
Application materials include: • a letter of interest (addressed to the Visual Arts Department) • resume • transcripts (unofficial) • the names of 3 references with contact information
• Writing samples: the primary writing sample must be less than 10 pages; an excerpt from a thesis or other academic writing sample is preferred. If possible (though not required), please also submit 1 short, published general audience writing sample (e.g. wall text, gallery guide, project related blog post, etc.).
Send applications electronically as MS Word or PDF attachments to: firstname.lastname@example.org No phone calls or follow-up emails please.