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Kress Interpretive Fellowship 2013-2014 [Metropolitan Museum of Art]

Posted by Phillippa Pitts on May 10, 1973 in job announcements |

KRESS INTERPRETIVE FELLOWSHIP 2013-2014

Position Description: The Kress Interpretive Fellowship aims to cultivate
students and young professionals interested in museum careers and focuses on
curatorial and educational collaboration. The Fellow’s activities will focus
on fostering connections between the European Sculpture and Decorative Arts
Department’s historic British collections and the creative practice of
contemporary design and architecture communities. The collections range in
date from the early sixteenth to the late nineteenth centuries and are
displayed in eleven galleries, including four period rooms. Through
outreach, evaluation and research, the 2013-2014 Kress Fellow will identify
and work with design and architecture students as well as emerging
professionals to help the curatorial and education team develop fresh
models/prototypes for developing gallery installations, interpretive
strategies and programs that resonate with the design community.
Specifically, s/he will be included in ongoing discussions related to the
reinterpretation of the British Galleries and will assist in preparing
didactic materials. The Fellow will help coordinate and document the results
of a Designer’s Study Day to explore how the participants derive inspiration
from the past within their own creative practice. The Fellow will help
develop and organize charrette-like workshops to test and provide models for
the display and installation of the new British Galleries, which can also be
used by curatorial peers at other institutions working with similar
materials. The Fellow will also be responsible for outreach to and follow-up
with participants from the NYC design community. In addition, s/he will
become familiar with artists’ thought processes through researching the
British design and architecture drawing collections at the museum and will
explore the role of conservators in the study, display and interpretation of
the British Galleries. Eligible candidates will have completed a Master’s
degree in art history, architecture, design, studio art, or museum studies
(such as museum education, curatorial studies, exhibition studies or other
related fields) by June 2013. S/he will have an understanding of design
practice and experience with research and evaluation strategies that
includes surveys and/or interviews. The ideal candidate will have strong
organizational skills, demonstrate initiative, and have an interest in
outreach and programming. The Fellowship stipend for the 12 month period
will be $25,000. The Fellow is expected to be in residence full time, 5 days
a week, starting on September 1, 2013 through August 31, 2014. S/he will
work collaboratively with curators and educators. The deadline date for all
applicants is May 28, 2013. Interested applicants should submit their
resume, a statement of interest and intent, and a writing sample of no more
than 1000 words to Marcie Karp, Managing Museum Educator for Academic
Programs at
Education.Grants@metmuseum.org<mailto:Education.Grants@metmuseum.org>

Salary: $25,000

Website: www.metmuseum.org

Job Date: 2013-05-08

Other Details

Application Info: Interested applicants should submit their resume, a
statement of interest and intent, and a writing sample of no more than 1000
words to Marcie Karp, Managing Museum Educator for Academic Programs at
Education.Grants@metmuseum.org<mailto:Education.Grants@metmuseum.org>

Contact Name: Marcie Karp

Contact Email:
Education.Grants@metmuseum.org<mailto:Education.Grants@metmuseum.org>

Contact Phone: 212-650-2763

For more information please click
here<http://nycmer.org/index.php?section=joblistings&docid=454>.

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