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Contemporary Art Curatorial Fellow [Bakalar & Paine Galleries, Massachusetts College of Art and Design]

Posted by Tegan Kehoe on August 9, 1974 in job announcements |

Applications due September 5, 2014.

The Bakalar & Paine Galleries at MassArt are the largest free contemporary art space in New
England. We host contemporary art exhibitions featuring professional artists, both established and emerging, from around the world.

Job Description:
This part-time administrative position is designed to broaden the experience of graduate
students embarking on professional and academic careers in art history, museum studies, or a related field who are considering the museum profession. The Curatorial Fellow will be a key contributor to the Bakalar & Paine Galleries’ team. The Fellow will work 1 day a week on site (days/times flexible). This work requires flexibility in a fast-paced office environment.

Examples of Work:

Assists with a broad range of curatorial activities, including:

• Exhibition planning and coordination (research, writing, and logistics for upcoming
exhibitions)
• Correspondence with artists and galleries
• Assistance with gallery publications

Qualifications:
Minimum: Bachelor’s degree in Art History, Museum Studies, or related field

Preferred: Well-versed in contemporary art, master’s degree (completed or in progress), and
previous experience in a professional art gallery or museum setting

Performance Expectations:Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

The successful candidate must have:

• Interest in contemporary art
• Familiarity with best practices associated with the operation of a museum/gallery
• Excellent organizational, time management, interpersonal, and communication skills
• Flexibility to accomplish time-sensitive tasks and ability to adapt to meet deadlines with little supervision
• Attention to detail, ability to produce excellent writing, and strong proofreading skills
• Computer literacy
Salary: $1,800 honorarium
Hours: 7 hours per week during business hours, days/times negotiable
Duration: Ideally September 8 – December 5, 2014 (with the possibility of renewal)
Closing date: Applications will be reviewed beginning September 5. Open Until Filled
Please email applications and questions to Chloe.Zaug@massart.edu (617-879-7337)

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