Andrew W. Mellon Curatorial Fellow - Rhode Island School of Design in Providence Rhode Island

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Rhode Island School of Design

Providence, Rhode Island

United States

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Detailed Job Description

The Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design is pleased to announce a fellowship funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for an outstanding junior scholar who wishes to pursue a curatorial career. The Mellon Fellow will be fully integrated into the Museum's Department of Prints, Drawings, and Photographs. The Fellow will have access to the museum collections and research libraries in the region and will enjoy all the professional privileges of the museum's staff. The Fellow will be expected to participate in strengthening the Museum's engagement with the academic curricula at Brown University and RISD.

Become familiar with the collection's 24,000 works on paper and undertake research in area of expertise. Supervise the Museum's active study room for prints, drawings, and photographs. Assist with departmental exhibitions, catalogue new acquisitions, give regular presentations to classes and gallery talks, answer queries about the collection, and interact with scholars, students and the public on matters concerning the collection. Work with the two department curators to help develop collaboration with faculty at RISD and Brown University to encourage greater use of the collection in classes and individual study. In collaboration with a faculty member from Brown and/or RISD, propose an exhibition to be presented in the third year. Travel with the department's curators to explore potential acquisitions, and to attend scholarly conferences and relevant exhibitions. Assist with management of day to day departmental activities as assigned.

The Andrew W. Mellon Curatorial Fellow is a three-year fellowship. The Fellow receives an annual salary plus benefits and travel and research funds. The appointment will begin in January 2015.  


Ph.D. (or ABD) or equivalent in Art History or closely related field, with demonstrated interest in and knowledge of the history of the graphic arts. Strong communication skills and museum or teaching experience are essential. Knowledge of a European language is highly desirable.  

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Employment Type:Post-Doc and Graduate Assistants
Degree Required: Doctorate
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: Post - Doctorate
Salary: Not Specified
Type of School:4 - Year / Masters Institution
Application Requirements: See Job Description