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:  The Marcia Brady Tucker Curatorial Fellowship is a two-year, full-time appointment with benefits designed for an emerging scholar of American art who is considering the curatorial profession. The Curatorial Fellow will be fully integrated into the Department of American Paintings and Sculpture and will work under the direction of both the curator and assistant curator.

Essential Duties:

  1. Assist in the daily functions of the department, including collection research;
  2. Participate in the department’s plans for a major reinstallation of its permanent collections, including paintings, sculpture, and miniatures from the eighteenth through mid-twentieth centuries;
  3. Participate in research and development of a major exhibition of the American Renaissance focused on depictions of the human figure in drawing, painting, and sculpture;
  4. Research new acquisitions and works not previously catalogued; write wall texts and labels;
  5. Contribute to and assist in the maintenance of the collection database and object files;
  6. Work with faculty and students in the field of American art and culture from the Departments of the History of Art, American Studies, Comparative Literature, History, and beyond;
  7. Give gallery talks and other presentations;
  8. Interact with the public, visiting scholars, and students to exchange information on the collection; answer scholarly inquiries and general correspondence.

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


  • Demonstrated interest in American art. Ability to handle original works of art with care. Proven research skills.
  • A high degree of organization with the ability to juggle multiple tasks and meet deadlines; ability to take initiative, anticipate actions needed, and exercise independent judgment.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate with a wide variety of constituents including faculty, artists, patrons, and the public in a knowledgeable and professional manner.
  • Ability to exercise discretion and to be a team player in an active office environment.
  • Well-developed written communication skills; must have ability to express ideas clearly and succinctly.
  • Preferred:  M.A. in Art History specializing in American art. Museum experience.

Application: For more information and immediate consideration, please apply online at – the STARS req ID for this position is 37515BR. 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
  • 28502076
  • May 12, 2016
  • Marcia Brady Tucker Fellow
  • Yale University
  • Curator
  • Yes
  • Full-Time
  • 1-2 Years
  • Master’s Degree
  • None

About Yale University

Welcome to Yale University Library. We believe that immersion in the Library’s collections and engagement with our staff and services is what transforms the intellectual and academic development of our students, and is what distinguishes an education at Yale from all other academic institutions. We recognize that service to the Yale community is our top priority, and that goal drives us to be better in every way.

Our collection of nearly 15 million print and electronic volumes is housed in 15 libraries, including Sterling Memorial, Beinecke, and Bass libraries, the Center for Science and Social Science Information (CSSSI), as well as many other school and departmental libraries. Our astonishing collections range from ancient papyri and early printed books to digital collections and electronic databases; and they transcend a wide array of formats including text, photographs, video, audio, data, maps, and ephemera.

In building our magnificent collections over the last three centuries, Yale made a stewardship commitment to assist in the preservation of human knowledge. We also have a responsibility to bring digital resources to the Yale community and address the intimidating challenges of digital preservation head-on.

Engraved at the entrance to Sterling Memorial Library is the inscription: “The Library is the heart of the University.” Teaching and research have changed in many ways, yet the creation, preservation and dissemination of knowledge remains at the core of any university; and that is why the library is found at the heart of Yale.

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