The Portland Art Museum invites applications for the full-time, three-year position of Art Bridges Curatorial & Community Partnerships Fellow. This is a newly funded position made possible by Art Bridges and is part of a larger Art Bridges Cohort beginning in the Pacific Northwest this summer. A unique feature of this position is that the Art Bridges Fellow will be involved from the very beginning in helping to research and shape how PAM and other regional arts organizations might work together to meet community needs through different arts experiences.
This collaborative position works jointly with the Learning and Community Partnerships (LCP) and Curatorial Departments. The role requires deep interest in nurturing projects and relationships that connect community partnership work to a wide and interdisciplinary view of American art and culture, including contemporary art and new media. The Art Bridges Fellow will work towards developing deeper community engagement with other regional/local organizations that may result in a range of community and/or artist centered programs, including (but not limited to) exhibitions, public programs, performances, and new media. The objects, themes, and topics represented in the PAM permanent collection will form the foundation of the fellowship and will be a tool in thinking of the many ways museums can be more inclusive, relevant, reflective of, and support partnerships that are community and/or artist centered. The position is a dual report to the Director of Learning and Community Partnerships and the Curator of Northwest Art, although the Art Bridges Fellow will work on project teams that bring together staff across the Museum as well as community partners.