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Job Post- Deadline Extended for Curatorial Fellowship at the Baltimore Museum of Art

Deadline Extended to Friday, February 15th, 2019

The Baltimore Museum of Art (BMA) announces the inaugural cycle of the Meyerhoff-Becker Curatorial Fellowship, a year-long residency program, based in Baltimore, Maryland. The selected fellow will receive a full-time residency, round-trip travel expenses, and a $40,000 USD salary with benefits. Applicants who come from groups historically underrepresented in the museum field are strongly encouraged to apply.

The Fellowship will act as a career catalyst, providing a singular experience in exhibition making for emerging professionals. The Fellow will work closely with Dorothy Wagner Wallis Director Christopher Bedford to realize the inaugural Robert E. Meyerhoff and Rheda Becker Biennial Commission, which invites internationally-renowned contemporary artists to make transformative works of art for the BMA’s most accessible public spaces.

The Meyerhoff-Becker Biennial Commission presents major works by internationally established artists in the BMA’s most public and welcoming space. It seeks to make the leading edge of contemporary art accessible and engaging to diverse audiences, providing an entry way to art for all.

Mickalene Thomas will be the inaugural artist for the Meyerhoff-Becker Biennial Commission. The internationally recognized, Brooklyn-based artist makes paintings, collages, photography, video, and installations that draw on art history and popular culture to create a contemporary vision of female sexuality, beauty, and power. Blurring the distinction between object and subject, concrete and abstract, real and imaginary, Thomas constructs complex portraits, landscapes, and interiors in order to examine how identity, gender, and sense-of-self are informed by the ways women (and “feminine” spaces) are represented in art and popular culture.

Established in concert with and in complement to the Biennial Commission, the Fellowship is intended to act as a pipeline for talented post-graduate professionals, with three to five years of museum experience. The Fellow will be involved with all aspects of exhibition realization and programming. The Fellow will have the opportunity to receive direct mentorship from senior Museum staff, create modest exhibition proposals, and engage with Baltimore’s vibrant arts community, while working to interpret newly commissioned work by prominent contemporary artists in the BMA’s public spaces.

The Baltimore Museum of Art connects art to Baltimore and Baltimore to the world, embodying a commitment to artistic excellence and social equity in every decision form art presentation, interpretation, and collecting, to the composition of our Board of Trustees, staff and volunteers – creating a museum welcoming to all.

The Fellowship is open to applicants residing anywhere in the world. Applicants must have completed a graduate or professionally accredited degree. Candidates are asked to submit a CV, a letter of interest, and a recent writing sample by mail or email. The Baltimore Museum of Art is an equal opportunity employer.

Fellowship term: May 2019–May 2020
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Education Coordinators [Please Touch Museum]

March 21, 2014
Please Touch Museum®, the Children’s Museum of Philadelphia®, a non- profit organization, seek Education Coordinators to design and execute multi-faceted educational programs and activities for young children, their families, and groups.

The Education Coordinator responsibilities are: design and implement comprehensive educational play experiences for museum audiences; provide a regular weekly presence on gallery floor; train gallery facilitators, interns, and volunteers on museum programming; act as Point of contact and department representative for committees, events, and programs; track assigned spending, budgets, and supplies; assist in departmental and divisional administrative duties as assigned; organize and maintain programming supplies and areas; assist with the development of new/innovative programming related to varied educational disciplines and museum initiatives;act as role model for adult visitors to encourage open-ended, child directed play with children; and generate new ideas for possible partnerships, grants, sponsorship, and programming

Requirements are: Bachelor’s degree in a related field (e.g. Education, Museum Studies, Liberal Arts) required; minimum of one year experience teaching children aged 0-8 in a formal and/or informal setting; proven experience in program and curriculum design; must be flexible and able to adapt quickly in front of an audience. Performance experience preferred; excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills, including the ability to serve as an enthusiastic ambassador for the Museum; excellent computer skills and familiarity with email communication tools; ability to prioritize and plan work activities and use time efficiently;ability to work with many different museum audiences; ability to work well under pressure, meet deadlines and effectively handle multiple assignments; must be able to lift 30 pounds; must be able to work a flexible schedule including regular weekend day and occasional evening events; may require local traveling and Valid driver’s license strongly preferred.

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