Walker Art Center

Curatorial Fellow for Diversity in the Arts
Visual Arts Department
    The Walker seeks applicants for its prestigious 2-year curatorial fellowship for diversity in the arts program.

    This two-year fellowship supports the Walker’s goal to encourage greater diversity within the museum field. Native American, African, Asian, Latino, and other people of color are strongly encouraged to apply. Fellows will have the opportunity to participate in all phases of exhibition development, including: research; checklist development; lender and artist relations; publication rights and reproductions; writing texts for didactics, blogs, and the member magazine; floorplan development; installation; and development of public programs related to exhibitions.

    Qualified applicants will have an M.A. degree in art history, museum studies, or a related field (e.g. history, cultural studies, etc.). Exceptional B.A. degree-holders in these fields will be considered if they have significant museum or gallery experience. Excellent verbal and written communication skills and familiarity with modern and contemporary art required; foreign language skills (written and verbal) are highly desirable. Please note: international candidates must secure at their expense and be in possession of a valid US work visa for the entire fellowship period.

    DURATION: September, 2011 - August, 2013 (24 months)

    $25,000/year plus $1,500 travel allocation per year for travel related to professional development activities; excellent benefits offered.

    APPLICATION DEADLINE Friday, March 11, 2011

    Applications should be sent electronically as MS Word or PDF attachments to: fellowship@walkerart.org.

    Application materials include: a letter of interest (addressed to the Visual Arts Department), resume, transcripts (unofficial), the names of 3 references with contact information, and a writing sample. The primary writing sample must be less than 10 pages; an excerpt from your thesis or other academic writing sample is preferred. If possible (though not required), please also submit 1 short, published general audience writing sample (e.g. wall text, gallery guide, project related blog post, etc.).

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