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Romare Bearden Fellowship
The Saint Louis Art Museum
Saint Louis, Missouri, USA
REPORTS TO: Director of Audience Development
SUPERVISES: No one
SPECIFICATIONS: At least one year of graduate school in art history, art education, museum studies, anthropology, archaeology, or related field. Applicant must have good written and verbal communication skills, be able to work independently and manage multiple assignments.
JOB PURPOSE: While at the Museum, the Fellow will work with Audience Development, Learning and Engagement, Curatorial, and other departments and cultural institutions to develop and implement programs aimed at increasing the cultural diversity of arts programs and museum audiences. Long term purpose of the Fellowship program is to build a pool of talented young minority professionals for art museum work.
DUTIES, WORK PERFORMED:
- Work with supervisor to identify a series of projects for the year appropriate to Fellow's background and to the Art Museum needs. Depending on projects assigned, works with other Museum staff as appropriate.
- Attend all large staff meetings as well as meetings in Audience Development, External Affairs, Learning and Engagement, Curatorial, and/or such other museum meetings as it may pertain to Fellow's current and future career goals to develop an overall picture of Museum concerns and professional assignments.
- Is available on an on-call basis to assist with special assignments in various departments within the Art Museum, such as assisting with special symposia or Collector Circles or with special projects in any department related to Fellow's expertise.
- Depending on background and skills, all Fellows will be expected to undertake at least one project involving communicating with the public about the collection or a special exhibition; give a Gallery Talk, write wall text or label copy, etc.
- The Romare Bearden Fellow will manage and coordinate the Teen Arts Council with designated Museum staff colleague.
- Work in collaboration with the Romare Bearden Foundation and supervisor to identify a project appropriate to the Fellow’s skills and needs of SLAM and Bearden Foundation (one-month residency at Foundation when available).
- Meet regularly with supervisor to review progress; complete a detailed written evaluation of the Fellowship program any time after completing ten months work.
- Attend at least one appropriate professional meeting each year, and report back to staff on it. Fellows are encouraged to present papers/workshops at professional meetings.
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This job posted by MERC from January 17 through April 18.
The last update to this page was 12-29-16.