The Walker seeks a full-time, temporary fellow for the Getty Online Scholarly Catalogue Initiative (OSCI). The fellow works with Visual Arts curators to plan and implement a dynamic, sustainable online collections catalogue that focuses on new acquisitions, performing arts commissions, and works produced for artist residency projects.
The fellow assists in developing theme-based volumes of the catalogue and a list of artworks from the Walker’s collections that relate to each volume’s topic or theme. For each artwork, research is conducted and essays are commissioned from inside and outside the Walker in order to present an in-depth, multimedia, scholarly catalogue entry. This includes extensive library and archival research, coordination of the production of new multimedia content, securing reproduction rights for images and archival documents, conducting interviews with relevant sources (artists, curators, etc.), and writing object essays.
The fellow will work with the Assistant Curator, Visual Arts department, and curatorial workgroups to conceptualize consecutive volumes of the online collection catalogue to be published every 18 months. Research current books, articles, exhibitions, interviews, and symposia to construct a firm foundation for the volume topic. Research content for object entries including acquisition information, provenance, presentation history, bibliography. Write object essays. Secure permissions from rights holders to publish object entry assets in an online environment. Other duties as assigned.
Duration of fellowship: July, 2013 – June, 2014
Qualified applicants will have:
- M.A. degree in art history (or related) with emphasis in modern or contemporary art
- Excellent research and writing skills are required
- Previous museum experience with substantive work on a museum publication is a plus
- The ability and flexibility to work on multiple projects simultaneously and strong time management skills are essential Strong skills with MS Office Suite, Adobe Acrobat, and Filemaker Pro needed.
APPLICATIONS DUE: Monday, June 10, 2013
SALARY: High $20’s to Low $30’s per year depending on qualifications; plus a travel/relocation allowance; excellent benefits offered
For consideration, email letter of interest, resume, 1 academic writing sample (maximum 10 pages), and the names/contact information of 3 professional references as an MS Word or PDF attachment to firstname.lastname@example.org.