We are now accepting applications for several curatorial fellowships, all of which will start in fall 2021.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: March 1, 2021
We Are Committed to an Inclusive Workplace
At the Philadelphia Museum of Art, we actively seek to employ a diverse group of people who embody our organizational values. We welcome and encourage individuals of all backgrounds to apply, especially those from traditionally underrepresented groups in the museum field, who are inspired by our shared purpose and enjoy working collaboratively with others.
We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, citizenship or immigration status, color, disability, ethnicity, familial status, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other protected status.
How You Will Contribute
We are looking for outstanding scholars to join our team in a variety of fellowship positions. These fellowships provide foundational training to scholars interested in curatorial careers in art museums while also supporting scholarly research on works of art. Working in consultation with their supervising curator, fellows will develop individual projects that complement their research interests and align with the priorities of the department. In addition, as part of their general training, fellows will have the opportunity to participate in a wide range of museum activities, such as exhibition and program planning, volunteer training, art history lectures and gallery tours. Fellows will join a cohort of other fellows across the museum where bi-weekly gatherings and discussions focus on research-sharing and exploring the various functions of the museum, its departments, and its extensive collection. Fellows are fully integrated into their department, collaborating closely with an individual curator as well as with other staff across the museum. Each Fellow will have access to the collections and to the museum’s library and will enjoy all the professional benefits extended to museum staff.
We are one of the premier art institutions of the world with a collection comprising nearly 250,000 objects representing many different cultures and historical periods ranging from medieval art in Europe and the arts of China, Japan, and Korea to modern and contemporary art. The collection is cared for by eight curatorial departments.
Curatorial Departments and Open Fellowships
American Art; Costume and Textiles; East Asian Art; European Decorative Arts (including Arms and Armor); European Painting and Sculpture; South Asian Art; Contemporary Art; and Prints, Drawings and Photographs.
- Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Curatorial Fellowships in Chinese Art (One Fellow), European Decorative Arts and Sculpture (One Fellow), any other curatorial department (One Fellow)
- Barra Fellowship in American Art
- Daniel W. Dietrich II Fellowship in Contemporary Art
- Margaret R. Mainwaring Fellowship in Prints and Drawings
- Constance E. Clayton Curatorial Fellowship in any curatorial department
Please review specific job requirements for each fellowship on by going to the application.
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