Curatorial Fellowship
in Costume

(This is a really good opportunity–I’d think about applying but right now California isn’t in the cards for me…)

Wallis Annenberg Curatorial Fellowship
in Costume and Textiles or Modern Art
Due Date: June 1

The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) announces an international search for candidates for the Wallis Annenberg Curatorial Fellowship. This two-year fellowship will provide curatorial training and support scholarly research in connection with the permanent collection and related projects at LACMA in one of two possible areas: Costume and Textiles or Modern Art.

Striving to combine the strengths of academic art history and the art museum, this Fellowship is designed to attract exceptional emerging scholars to the curatorial field. The Annenberg Curatorial Fellowship supports the highest level of professional development, with opportunities to be fully integrated into all aspects of curatorial work and gain experience in research and cataloguing, education and publications, acquisitions, conservation, public speaking, and fund raising. The Fellow will have the opportunity to work on permanent collection reinstallations or rotations and assist with one or more exhibitions.

A Ph.D. in art history in the last five years before beginning the Fellowship is preferred, and some prior museum experience is extremely helpful. Proficiency in appropriate foreign language(s) is expected. Excellent writing and public speaking skills, together with a strong interest in the acquisition, interpretation, care, and display of works of art are essential, as is the ability to work collaboratively. The goal of this Fellowship is to provide opportunities for talented scholars committed to the museum profession. Graduates of the Fellowship program will be uniquely prepared to participate in curatorial programs internationally.

The annual stipend of $50,000 includes compensation ($36,400), benefits, a travel allowance, and modest funding for relocation.

Applicants must submit a cover letter that addresses interest in the Fellowship, a statement, not to exceed three pages describing the applicant’s research interests, a complete curriculum vitae, copies of 2-3 writing samples (preferably published), and three sealed letters of recommendation, no later than June 1, 2009. All application materials should be combined in one envelope. Hard copies only please, no emails. Only those candidates being interviewed will be contacted. LACMA is an equal opportunity employer.

To Apply:
Human Resources
RE: Wallis Annenberg Curatorial Fellowship
Los Angeles Country Museum of Art
5905 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90036

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