Yale University offers exciting opportunities for achievement and growth in New Haven, Connecticut. Conveniently located between Boston and New York, New Haven is the creative capital of Connecticut with cultural resources that include three major museums, a critically-acclaimed repertory theater, state-of-the-art concert hall, and world-renowned schools of Architecture, Art, Drama, and Music.

General Purpose:  This fellowship is designed for an emerging professional in the arts who is considering a career in museum education. Reporting to the Curator of Education & Academic Affairs, the Fellow will be fully integrated into the department to gain experience in museum education, including research, teaching, preparation, & implementation of programs. The Fellow will participate & contribute to all aspects of the department’s education & course-related activities, from planning to execution; organize & lead visitor tours; conduct research on objects in the Gallery’s collection to support the Education staff projects; represent the Gallery at Yale student orientations and events. Regular evening and weekend work will be required.

Participate in the Education Department’s activities, including Yale student extra-curricular activities, adult tours & talks, K-12 teaching, family programs. Contribute to the research, planning, and teaching of events; coordinate with faculty, teachers, curators, and others involved. Develop and teach drop-in and requested adult tours. Lead discussions & tours with the public, visiting scholars and students. Provide research for a wide-range of academic projects and public programs; utilize The Museum System (TMS) to support projects for other staff members. Utilize EMS database as it relates to K-12 and adult scheduled tours.  Assist in telephone follow-up with requesters to discuss expectations and plan visits. Attend museum-wide logistics meetings to support the coordinating of scheduled tours and education events. Produce and facilitate a series of Teaching Labs sessions with guests of education staff, including sessions with potential to serve greater museum community. Support the assessment and evaluation of education programs. Explore drop-in visitor programs by co-authoring an exhibition-related project with the Cullman-Payson Fellow that uses one of the museum’s spaces. Attend and assist with Gallery Teacher and Gallery Guide training and serve as a liaison for Gallery Teacher and Gallery Guide joint-projects. Represent the Art Gallery at Yale student orientations and meetings to promote faculty and student interaction and increase involvement with the museum. Organize regular meetings of the Art Gallery’s Fellows to create a sense of community. Other duties as assigned.

Required Education and Experience:  M.A. in Art History or related field.


  • Demonstrated ability to teach in an art museum or museum and classroom.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and writing skills. Demonstrated ability to communicate with museum staff and public in a knowledgeable and professional manner. Ability to connect with diverse audiences including those with special needs.
  • Self-directed; ability to take initiative and anticipate actions needed.
  • Demonstrated customer service attitude with the ability to be a team player in an active museum environment. Positive attitude that supports department’s goals.
  • Excellent organizational skills with the ability to handle multiple tasks and meet demanding deadlines; ability to work well under pressure. Demonstrated accuracy and strong attention to detail.
  • Preferred:  M.A. in Art, Art History, Education, Public Humanities, Community Outreach, or similar. 1-2 years of teaching experience. Strong interest in museums, object-based research and teaching. Knowledge of standard PC software programs, word processing, database and desktop publishing.

Application: For more information and immediate consideration, please apply online at – the STARS req ID for this position is 36067BR. Please be sure to reference this website when applying for this position.

We invite you to discover the excitement, diversity, rewards and excellence of a career at Yale University. One of the country’s great workplaces, Yale University offers exciting opportunities for meaningful accomplishment and true growth. Our benefits package is among the best anywhere, with a wide variety of insurance choices, liberal paid time off, fantastic family and educational benefits, a variety of retirement benefits, extensive recreational facilities, and much more.

Yale University considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of an individual’s sex, race, color, religion, age, disability, status as a veteran, or national or ethnic origin; nor does Yale discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity or expression.

Job Information
  • New Haven, United States, 06511, United States
  • 27155013
  • March 2, 2016
  • John Walsh Fellow
  • Yale University
  • Internships/Fellowships
  • Yes
  • Full-Time
  • 1-2 Years
  • Master’s Degree
  • None