Applications due August 20, 2014
The Curatorial Department of the Queens Museum (QM) announces its fourth round of diversity fellowships for cultural producers from minority backgrounds or recent immigrant origin. The 2014-2015 fellowship is focused on exhibition production and design.
About the Museum
The Queens Museum is dedicated to presenting the highest quality visual arts and educational programming for people in the New York metropolitan area, and particularly for the residents of Queens, a uniquely diverse ethnic, cultural and international community. In November 2013, the Queens Museum completed an expansion that doubled its size to 105,000 square feet. The expansion provides an additional 50,000 square feet of space, including a suite of new galleries, artist studios, flexible public and special event spaces, education classrooms, a café, back-of-house facilities and visitor amenities. This light-filled new space, designed by Grimshaw Architects, exemplifies the Museum’s commitment to openness, inclusion, community partnership and the diverse communities we serve.
About the Fellowship
The Fellowship is an excellent opportunity to acquire dynamic museum experience for those who have recently completed college or graduate work in art- and/or museum- related fields. The selected Fellow will be involved in a wide range of departmental activities throughout the year, with a special emphasis on production of exhibitions. Fellows will be in close communication not only with the programmatic departments but with upper administration, security, maintenance, and a range of outside professionals.
The Fellow will work under the supervision of the Exhibition Production Manager. The Fellow will be involved in the planning, design, production, and ongoing maintenance of QM exhibitions.
• Knowledge of art-handling practices in general, exhibition production in particular
• Experience working independently and as part of a team in a gallery or museum
• A detail-oriented, self-starting, and problem-solving individual
• Hold a driver’s license, able to lift 25 lbs, and not be afraid of heights
• Experience with audio/visual installation
• Experience in a woodshop (power and hand tools)
• Proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite (including InDesign), Google Sketchup or equivalent design software useful for exhibition layout development
• Residence in Queens is a benefit, but not a requirement
• A second language is a benefit, but not a requirement
Schedule and Compensation
• The Fellow will dedicate approximately 10 days/ month for one year to QM. There is an annual stipend of $10,000.
Please email a cover letter and resume to John Wanzel firstname.lastname@example.org and Lisa Edmondson at email@example.com
Please use the subject line Curatorial Fellow in your email.