The Curatorial Fellowship is designed to provide in-depth curatorial experience for a
recent graduate who has earned a baccalaureate or graduate-level degree, with a
concentration in Art History, Curatorial Studies, Visual Culture or a related field.
Applicants must not be currently enrolled in an academic program. Applicants must be of
culturally diverse background and should have a keen interest in curating, excellent
writing and research skills, and knowledge of the contemporary art world. Applicants
must also currently reside in New York City.
The Curatorial Fellow will work under the direction of the Assistant Curators. The
Curatorial Fellow will be responsible for providing administrative assistance to the
curatorial department; developing interpretive materials such as wall text and object
labels; working with permanent collections manager to develop and organize image
database; and developing and mounting a curatorial project in the Studio Museum’s
The Curatorial Fellowship is a paid, year-long commitment requiring 30 hours per week
in the office (not to include weekends.) Applicants must be able to handle multiple
projects at once. Knowledge of Adobe Photoshop is required. Foreign language skills
may be helpful.
To apply, please submit a cover letter that includes one paragraph outlining curatorial
interests, resume, two letters of recommendation, and a writing sample no greater than
five pages. International applicants must have a working visa.
Application deadline: January 31, 2013
(please note materials must be received by this date)
Fellowship begins: February 11, 2013
Please email application materials and any questions to firstname.lastname@example.org
in PDF format. Please place “Curatorial Fellowship” in the subject line.
Materials may also be mailed to:
The Studio Museum in Harlem
Attn: Fellowship Program
144 West 125th Street
New York, NY 10027
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