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2024-2026 Romare Bearden Museum Fellow

Saint Louis Art Museum

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Romare Bearden Graduate Museum Fellowship 2024-2026

Celebrating over 30 years, The Romare Bearden Graduate Museum Fellowship is one of the oldest and most robust museum programs in the country dedicated to offering institution-wide training for individuals from diverse backgrounds seeking careers in the museum field. The Saint Louis Art Museum is hiring a 24-month fellow to join the two-cohort Bearden Fellowship program. The fellows have a one-year overlap. The primary focus of the Fellowship is to increase the number of professionals from historically disadvantaged or underrepresented groups working in museums by providing comprehensive training, experience, and mentorship to outstanding candidates. The Saint Louis Art Museum encourages all applications, regardless of background.

The Fellow will spend the first year in a cross-departmental position working with various departments, including possible assignments in public programming, interpretive materials, development, marketing, curatorial, research, and audience engagement. The Fellow will spend the second year working on specific assignments contributing to significant projects.

As a member of the esteemed Saint Louis Art Museum staff, fellows are mentored by senior-level staff and collaborate with team members throughout the Museum to advance projects tailored to the Museum's needs and the Fellow's skills and interests. Museum’s Chief Diversity Officer supervises Fellows.

Qualifications: Eligible candidates must have completed graduate coursework by June 2024 with a degree in art history, art education, museum studies, cultural history, or related fields. Applicant must have excellent written and verbal communication skills and work independently and manage multiple assignments.

Compensation: The Romare Bearden Graduate Museum Fellow receives $42,112 annual salary, full-time benefits package along with moving and professional development allowances.

Application Materials: Candidates must complete the online application at, upload a cover letter explaining your interest and how you support the goals of the Fellowship, a resume, a writing sample not to exceed 1500 words, two reference letters (academic and professional), and undergraduate and graduate transcripts (unofficial are accepted).Only applications with the materials listed will be reviewed.

Application Deadline: January 31, 2024

Dates of Employment: July 15, 2024 – July 31, 2026


Submission Questions:
Saint Louis Art Museum


Fellowship Questions: Renee Brummell Franklin,

Selected candidates will be required to submit to a criminal background check and drug test before hire.

The Saint Louis Art Museum is committed to building a diverse staff and strongly encourages applications from candidates of color.  


The Museum is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to treating all applicants and employees fairly based on their abilities, achievements, and experience, without regard to sex, race, age, disability, religion, national origin, color, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other classification protected by law.



Salary Range: 
$42,112 annually

About This Job

  • Saint Louis Art Museum
  • Saint Louis, MO
  • Category: Professional
  • Salary Range: $42,112 annually
  • Posted: November 8, 2023