DeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum’s Curatorial Department seeks a Koch Curatorial Fellow to assists the Deputy Director for Curatorial Affairs and Chief Curator, Associate Curator of Contemporary Art, and Curatorial Department in all aspects of operations. The Koch Curatorial Fellow will have the opportunity to curate an exhibition using the deCordova’s Permanent Collection. The Fellow will also assist the Chief Curator and Associate Curator with special exhibitions and other curatorial projects both in the Museum and in the Sculpture Park. This includes suggesting and selecting artwork, writing catalogue essays, didactics, and labels, provides installation design and planning support, and coordinating programming with the Learning and Engagement Department.

This position involves the following responsibilities: care and maintenance of the Permanent Collection, researching, organizing and coordinating exhibitions, support for the planning of works for the outdoor Sculpture Park, and administrative assistance. The Koch Curatorial Fellow reports directly to the Deputy Director for Curatorial Affairs and/or the Curator of Contemporary Art and works closely with the Registrar, Preparators, PR and Marketing Department, Learning and Engagement Department, and other members of the staff, including the contemporary visual arts community (artists, galleries, and museums).


  • MA in Art History, or Curatorial/Museum Studies. Previous museum or gallery experience.
  • Proven research, writing, and editing skills.
  • Excellent organizational, communications, and interpersonal skills.
  • Exceptional attention to detail.
  • Ability to multitask and respond quickly.
  • Understanding of and high level of interest in contemporary art, with professional goals in the curatorial field.
  • Team player with a positive attitude.

How To Apply:

Interested candidates should send a resume, cover letter, 5-10 page writing sample, and any additional relevant materials to , 51 Sandy Pond Road, Lincoln, MA 01773, ATTN: Koch Curatorial Fellow. We will not respond to phone call inquiries for this position.

Apply by:
April 30, 2015

3-day per week, 12 month position beginning Aug/Sept.

About this Organization:
Established in 1950 and located just 20 miles west of Boston, deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum is dedicated to fostering the creation and exploration of contemporary sculpture and art through a dynamic slate of rotating exhibitions, innovative learning opportunities, and a constantly changing landscape of large-scale, contemporary sculpture and site-specific installations in its 30-acre park.

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DeCordova is a member-supported, 501(c)3 tax-exempt non-profit organization incorporated in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts , which receives funding support from federal and state cultural agencies, private and corporate foundations, and individuals.