Title: Warren Family Curatorial Fellow
Reports to: Curatorial Chair for Collections and Curator of Folk Art, Emelie Gevalt
Job Type: Fulltime; fixed term (two years) beginning winter or spring 2024
Overview: The American Folk Art Museum seeks an innovative thinker and collaborator to partner with the Curator of Folk Art on a range of ambitious projects relating to the Museum’s upcoming exhibition programs and its collection of more than 8,000 objects, including early American paintings, textiles, sculpture, works on paper, and other media.
This dynamic two-year fellowship position offers an exciting opportunity for hands-on curatorial experience for an emerging museum professional. The fellow will be a key member of the museum’s highly collegial team, with the opportunity to engage deeply in all aspects of the Curatorial & Collections team’s ongoing functions, with particular attention to exhibition planning. Candidates from historically underrepresented backgrounds in the museum field are encouraged to apply. Core
Responsibilities: Throughout the two-year period of the fellowship, a central focus will be on upcoming exhibitions including a loan exhibition on the topic of “schoolgirl art” and early American girls’ education. Working closely with the Curator of Folk Art, she/he/they will take ownership of the following range of responsibilities, with additional projects to be assigned according to the fellow’s individual interests and capacity.