The Metropolitan Museum of Art announces a two-year curatorial fellowship made possible by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. This position provides curatorial training and opportunities for scholarly research at the Metropolitan Museum.
The fellow is fully integrated into one of the Museum's curatorial departments and exposed to the full range of curatorial work, while devoting his or her time to a specific Metropolitan Museum project. The individual works directly with one or more curators, who serve as supervisors and mentors throughout the term of the fellowship. The fellow also has the opportunity to undertake an independent project in consultation with his or her supervising curator. One curatorial fellow will be selected for 2013–2015.
Applicants whose work falls in one of the following areas may apply:
Department of Arts of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas
Research for a complete curatorial survey of the African art collections toward reinstallation, publication, and didactic materials.
Department of European Sculpture and Decorative Arts
Research on the Museum's collection of textiles from the Renaissance to the nineteenth century to result in a publication and related programming.
Department of Medieval Art and The Cloisters
Research related to the reinstallation of the Museum's late-medieval collections (1400–1525).
The Robert Lehman Collection
Research and cataloguing of fourteenth- and fifteenth-century Italian painting for integration in the online collections database.
In rare circumstances projects may be subject to change.
Candidate must hold a doctoral degree (or international equivalent) in art history or archaeology in a field related to one of the areas listed above and conferred within five years from the start date of the fellowship (between September 1, 2008, and September 1, 2013).
The Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Curatorial Fellow is a full-time exempt employee of The Metropolitan Museum of Art. The position starts in September 2013. The fellow will receive an annual salary of $48,454 plus research and travel expenses up to a maximum of $6,000 and fringe benefits. This is a two-year fellowship. In rare instances, the Museum will consider an application for a third-year renewal.
Application Deadline: October 15, 2012