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Kress Interpretive Fellowship [Portland Art Museum]

Posted by Phillippa Pitts on May 24, 1973 in job announcements |

If you are a recent graduate in art history and/or museum education, we
would like to bring to your attention to an exciting fellowship opportunity
at the Portland Art Museum. The Portland Art Museum has been awarded a
grant from the Samuel H. Kress Foundation for a year-long paid, full-time
fellowship position in museum interpretation beginning in September 2013.
We are currently seeking candidates with a background in art history who
also have a strong, demonstrated interest in technology, museum education,
and emerging interpretive strategies. Through his/her work at the Museum,
the Kress Interpretive Fellow will contribute to in-depth research of the
European collection and will build a strong capacity to utilize technology
to implement his/her research and broaden access to the collection.

*Fellow Role & Requirements*

Applicants must have completed a B.A. degree in art history, studio art, or
museum education and must be either pursuing graduate study or have
completed an M.A. degree in any of the above. Previous experience in museum
education, curatorial research, or technology is a plus. Reporting to the
Director of Education and Public Programs, the Fellow will work closely
with the Curator of European Art, Associate Director of Education and
Public Programs, and the Interpretive Media Specialist to support targeted
research efforts with the European collection and develop a series of
interpretive resources and learning experiences designed to generate
meaningful, sustained public engagement around this collection area.
Through the Fellow¹s ongoing research of the European collection, he/she
will begin to add additional layers of interpretation and community voices
to the collection through the Museum¹s digital interpretive platforms*.*

*Compensation & Benefits*

The Fellow role is exempt/salaried status, full-time (35 hours per week)
with
a salary of $25,000 (paid in biweekly increments). The fellow role will be
12 months (September 2013 through August 2014) as a member of the Education
department. Please note the length of the role does not void at-will
employment status in Oregon.  The position is eligible for the Museum’s
benefits package first of the month following 30-days of full-time
employment. Benefits include medical and dental benefits, paid time off
(vacation, sick, holiday, jury duty, bereavement), long-term disability and
AD&D, and a variety of perks such as free Museum admission, Gift Shop
discounts, and screenings at the NW Film Center. Please see our website for
more details.

*Application Process*

To apply online visit: *www.portlandartmuseum.or/careers
<http://www.portlandartmuseum.or/careers%20>
.* Follow the link to create a profile and upload a brief cover letter,
CV/resume, and 3 letters of recommendation by *Friday, June 7, 2013*.
*Please
note: we highly recommend you combine all attachments into a single word or
pdf document for uploading.*

*Please forward this email to anyone who might have interest in this
opportunity.
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*The Portland Art Museum is an Equal Opportunity Employer.*
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