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Teaching Fellow [The Frick Collection]

Posted by Tegan Kehoe on August 25, 1974 in job announcements |

Applications due September 12, 2014.

Call for Applications

The Education Department of The Frick Collection is now accepting applications for its Teaching Fellows Program, which prepares highly motivated undergraduate art history majors and graduate students in the humanities to lead Guided School Visits for schoolchildren in grades 5 through 12. This wonderful opportunity to teach from original works of art begins with one year of intensive training, followed by a second year of teaching in the galleries. During the first year, Teaching Fellows will meet on select Fridays for training sessions, which will focus on the Frick’s permanent collection and museum pedagogy. Additionally, Teaching Fellows will conduct independent research at the Frick Art Reference Library, practice dialogical teaching, shadow Guided School Visits on weekday mornings, attend after-hours Education programs, and go on occasional field trips to neighboring museums. Beyond receiving an introduction to museum education and a teaching practicum, Teaching Fellows will find community at the Frick and receive compensation in recognition of their commitment to gallery teaching.

The Teaching Fellows Program is generously underwritten by General Growth Properties with additional funding from Alan J. Barocas.

Eligibility

The Teaching Fellows Program is open to undergraduate art history majors and graduate students in the humanities. Successful candidates will have a demonstrable interest in gallery teaching and a strong academic record, particularly in European art from the thirteenth through nineteenth century. While teaching experience is not required, candidates must have excellent public speaking skills. Fluency in a foreign language is helpful but not required.

Successful candidates will be required to submit a letter from their college or university confirming enrollment prior to the start of the program.

International students must have valid U.S. immigrant visas. All applicants are responsible for their own housing and travel arrangements.

Commitment

The Teaching Fellows Program is a two-year commitment, and selected students will be obligated to fulfill the following requirements for the duration of the program (November 2014 through June 2016).

First Year (2014-15):
• Attend mandatory training sessions on ten Fridays between November 2014 and May 2015, which will be supplemented by participation in after-hours Education programs, such as Lectures, Frick Connection courses, and Art Dialogues
• Shadow Guided School Visits on select weekday mornings
• Conduct research at the Frick Art Reference Library
• Go on occasional field trips to neighboring museums

Second Year (2015-16):
• Attend mandatory training sessions on select Mondays throughout the school year
• Lead Guided School Visits on weekday mornings (Tuesday through Friday)
• Continue participating in other Education programs at the Frick
• Continue conducting research in the Frick Art Reference Library

Compensation

In recognition of their participation in, and commitment to, the program, Teaching Fellows will receive a stipend totaling $2,000 upon successful completion of the first-year training course in May 2015. Thereafter, Teaching Fellows will be paid contractually at a rate of $75 per Guided School Visit (one hour).

Application Instructions

Undergraduate art history majors and graduate students in the humanities are invited to apply by submitting the following materials by e-mail in a single document in PDF format:

1. A cover letter specifying your interest in gallery teaching, relevant academic and professional experience, and ability to commit to the duration of the program
2. A curriculum vitae of education and employment, including contact information for two academic references
3. An unofficial transcript
4. A list of concurrent responsibilities, such as jobs and extracurricular activities

Application Instructions
Undergraduate art history majors and graduate students in the humanities are invited to apply by submitting the following materials by e-mail in a single document in PDF format:

1. A cover letter specifying your interest in gallery teaching, relevant academic and professional experience, and ability to commit to the duration of the program
2. A curriculum vitae of education and employment, including contact information for two academic references
3. An unofficial transcript
4. A list of concurrent responsibilities, such as jobs and extracurricular activities

Applications are due via e-mail on Friday, September 12. Please title the subject of your e-mail: Teaching Fellows Program – Fall 2014 and send it to students@frick.org. Selected candidates will be invited to interview in October, and the program will commence in early November.

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