The Portland Art Museum has been awarded a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) for a paid, full-time fellowship for 18-months. The fellow will serve as the Curatorial and Community Partnerships Fellow slated to begin in January 2022.
This collaborative position jointly works in the Curatorial and Learning and Community Partnerships Departments. We are currently seeking candidates who have a strong interest in Native American art, contemporary art, building community partnerships, and working on project teams. Through their work at the Museum, the Fellow will meaningfully develop broader community outreach and involvement with the Museum’s upcoming exhibitions Dakota Modern:The Art of Oscar Howe, a retrospective, and They Came from Fire, a site specific installation by Jeffrey Gibson. The fellow’s primary focus will be developing programming for these exhibitions, including assisting with the organization of a symposium. In addition, responsibilities pertaining to Native American collections will provide additional professional opportunities.
The position is a dual report to the Curator of Native American Art and Director of Learning and Community Partnerships, and will work closely with staff in Curatorial, Learning and Community Partnerships, and other departments across the Museum.