Frederick Randolph Grace Curatorial Fellow in Ancient Art, Division of Asian and Mediterranean Art
Harvard Art Museums
January 24, 2018
Full Time - Experienced
Art History - Ancient (General), Art History - Greek and Roman, Museums
The Curatorial Fellowship Program at the Harvard Art Museums is designed to broaden the experience of scholars embarking on professional and academic careers in art history who are considering the museum profession.
Term duration:1 year, with the possibility of extension for an additional year
Start date: June 1, 2018
Duties and Responsibilities:
• The Curatorial Fellow participates in a broad range of curatorial activities, including the cataloguing of the permanent collection in the Harvard Art Museums’ database, organization of collections gallery installations, preparation of interpretive materials, and donor cultivation.
• The Curatorial Fellow will assist with the preparations for the exhibition “Animal-Shaped Vessels from the Ancient World: Feasting with Gods, Heroes, and Kings” and help with the organization of exhibition-related programs. The Fellow will contribute to the cataloguing of the museums’ large collection of Greek pottery and other objects, and will help research the collection history.
• Foregrounding the museum’s teaching and research mission, the Curatorial Fellow also helps provide content expertise and support for the Art Museums’ Art Study Center by supporting classes and individual appointments six hours a week, participates in a series of art handling workshops, and contributes to a rich offering of public and academic interpretive programs across various platforms.
• The Fellow will be an active member of the Fellows’ cohort and contribute to a group project; this final project will likely take the form of an exhibition, gallery installation, symposium, or other program.
• The Fellow may supervise students and temporary employees.
A complete application includes a letter of interest, résumé or curriculum vitae, transcript, English-language writing sample, and three letters of recommendation. Complete applications applications will be reviewed in a rolling basis, starting February 20th and continuing until the position is filled.
1. Please apply online with letter and curriculum vitae at https://hr.harvard.edu/search-jobs. Please upload transcript, and one article-length, English-language writing sample.
2. Please ask references to send letters of recommendation to the following address: firstname.lastname@example.org (please note that the letters of reference will be verified).
MA in art history or archaeology, with expertise in Greek, Roman, or Aegean material culture
•PhD preferred in Greek, Roman, or Aegean art/archaeology
•Curatorial or related experience
•Commitment to fostering the appreciation of works of art in a museum context
•Excellent organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills; ability to work independently as well as collegially