The Philadelphia Museum of Art announces a two-year Curatorial Fellowship in European Decorative Arts and Sculpture beginning on September 1, 2014. This fellowship is intended to provide individuals who have completed their graduate training in the field with firsthand curatorial experience in European decorative arts, including modern and contemporary design.  The Curatorial Fellow will participate in all activities of the department which is responsible for a collection of over 20,000 objects, ranging in date from the Middle Ages to the present and  including arms and armor, furniture, woodwork, ceramics, glass, metalwork, posters, wallpaper, tapestries, and sculpture before 1800. The work that the Curatorial Fellow will be expected to undertake includes, but is not limited to, object research and cataloguing, public inquiries, exhibition and loan preparation, gallery reinstallation, and administration. Fellows have the opportunity to organize an exhibition and/or gallery reinstallation from the permanent collection during the second year of the fellowship.

A Master’s degree in art history or related field is required as well as proficiency in at least one European language. Candidates should be able to demonstrate a commitment to art-historical scholarship, to the interpretation and display of works of art, and to the engagement of the public through educational programming.  Application deadline: March 1, 2014

To Apply

To apply, please create a single document to upload with your application that includes a letter of application stating goals, a resume, a writing sample, and the names and contact information of three references.  Applications can be submitted via the Museum’s website:

Applicants will be notified by June 1, 2014. The Fellowship will begin in September 2014.