Job Opportunity: Curatorial Fellow

Shelburne Museum, Shelburne, VT

Curatorial Fellow

Position description:

Shelburne Museum in Shelburne, Vermont is recruiting a two-year Curatorial Fellow.  The position runs from January 2011 to January 2013.  The position’s responsibilities are as follows: Provide administrative and project support to curatorial department under the guidance of the Senior Curator.  Emphasis of the position is prints and paintings, with a broad range of folk and decorative arts reflective of the Museum’s Collection.  Respond to public inquiries for information on personal objects and scholarly inquiries on Museum collection.  Conduct tours of the Museum for donors, lenders and professionals from other institutions.  Participate in exhibit design and implementation.  Research, select and move objects.  Write and/or prepare text panels, labels and associated brochures/catalog entries for exhibit projects.  Other duties as assigned by the Senior Curator.

Qualifications: Masters degree in Art History required.

Related information: Annual stipend of $16,000, Museum provided housing, paid leave, and eligibility to participate in the Museum’s 401(k) plan after 1 year (does not include medical benefits).  There will be 6- and 12-month performance reviews.  More information about Shelburne Museum is available on their website, http://shelburnemuseum.org/

Application instructions: Application deadline is December 1, 2010.  To apply send brief cover letter, resume, two references, one letter of recommendation, and a list of relevant courses, grades, and overall GPA.  Address application materials to Megan Zinner, HR, Shelburne Museum, P.O. Box 10, Shelburne, VT, 05482.  Application material or questions can be directed to Ms. Zinner at mailto:mzinner@shelburnemuseum.org

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