The Baltimore Museum of Art seeks to hire a 16-month, full-time Curatorial Research Assistant to assist in realizing the forthcoming exhibition Survivance: Centering Native Voices through Anti-Colonial Actions (tentative title), an interdisciplinary research project that will culminate in a convening, exhibition catalogue, institutional initiative, and exhibition. This wide-reaching initiative will radically center Native voices and challenge collective understandings of the pivotal role of Native peoples in United States history.
Survivance is scheduled to open at the Baltimore Museum of Art in May 2024. It will engage multiple curatorial departments and be presented in exhibition spaces across the BMA. Through both design and content, the related exhibitions will center Indigenous experiences and perspectives while subordinating Eurocentric and imperial Western structural forms of privilege and bias.
Reporting to the co-organizing curators — Darienne Turner (Yurok Tribe), Assistant Curator of Indigenous Art of the Americas, and Leila Grothe, Associate Curator of Contemporary Art — the primary responsibilities of the incumbent will be exhibition project management and thoughtful community engagement with both the local and national Native community.
Applicants of Indigenous descent are strongly encouraged to apply. The Research Assistant should plan to begin working on-site at the Museum between January–May 2023.