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Andrew W. Mellon Post-Doctoral Curatorial Fellow

First preference will be given to applications received by January 24th, 2022

The Andrew W. Mellon Post-Doctoral Curatorial Fellowship at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art offers curatorial training and the opportunity to strengthen the academic role of the Museum’s collections, facilitating the use of original works of art by faculty and students. The Fellow will work as part of a curatorial team and will report to the Curator.

Responsibilities include:

  • Promotes faculty engagement with the collection through introductory and ongoing workshops designed to develop curricular opportunities.
  • Facilitates object-based class sessions in the Museum’s dedicated art-study classroom.
  • Organizes teaching exhibitions with students and faculty across the disciplines, acknowledging and encouraging new directions in research, scholarship, and dissemination.
  • Supports diversity, equity, and inclusion priorities and projects.
  • Contributes to the ethical acquisition (and possible deacquistion) of works of art.
  • Curates and organizes at least one major scholarly exhibition and accompanying publication.
  • Conceives and implements programming (lectures, symposia) related to exhibitions and the Museum’s permanent collection.
  • Assists the Museum’s digitization efforts and digital humanities initiatives.

This is a three-year appointment with an expected start date of July 1, 2022.  This position offers a competitive salary and benefits, as well as an annual travel and research fund.

  • A recent Ph.D. in art history or a related field stressing visual culture and/or cultural heritage is required. Applicants who will receive their Ph.D. by June 30, 2022, will also be considered. 
  • Broad knowledge of art history and interest in a career in the museum field desired. 
  • Proven ability to work on multiple projects within a collaborative and deadline-driven environment. Strong research, writing, and public speaking skills are essential.
  • A minimum of one year working in a museum environment and demonstrated experience with object-based learning are required. Experience with digital humanities is preferred.

Usually Monday through Friday, 8:30 to 5:00, although occasional evening and weekend work is required.

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About This Job

  • The Bowdoin College Museum of Art
  • Brunswick, ME
  • Category: Professional
  • Salary Range: Negotiable
  • Posted: December 23, 2021