Curatorial and Education Fellow in US Latinx Art - Whitney Museum of American Art
This newly created full-time 2-year Fellowship offers a significant opportunity to an emerging curator or museum educator with a demonstrated interest in the field of Latinx art. Supervised by an Assistant Curator, the Fellow will work to advance the curatorial and educational programming at the core of the museum’s commitment to Latinx initiatives. Responsibilities range from scholarly projects to a variety of administrative tasks. Projects include a historical survey of pre-1950s art, a contemporary group exhibition, and planning and implementation of bilingual content across all museum platforms and channels. Excellent research and writing skills in English and Spanish a must.
Assist in the planning and installation of exhibitions, including management of checklists, schedules, and databases; preparation and writing of didactic texts; preparation of publications
Scholarly research on artists and acquisitions
Serve as liaison between the Curatorial and Education Departments, as well as with artists, trustees, donors, and scholars; work closely with Museum departments such as Conservation, Exhibitions and Collections Management, Publications, Digital Media, and Research Resources
Draft, edit, and proofread interpretative content in English and Spanish
Assist with the development of Latinx audience marketing strategies; public programs; bilingual digital initiatives; and Latinx community outreach and engagement
Lead tours in English and Spanish
Daily administrative support (telephone, management of calendars and travel; maintenance of records; drafting correspondence, preparation of presentations, processing invoices; and other general office and clerical duties)
B.A. in art history, Latina/o studies, Chicana/o studies, American studies, Ethnic studies, Spanish, or other studies relevant to the Latinx field (M.A. preferred
3 years’ experience in a museum/gallery or the education field
Reading, listening, verbal, and written command of English and Spanish
Interest in working with NYC’s immigrant communities a plus
Strong organizational skills with attention to detail
Outstanding writing, interpersonal, and communication abilities, including public speaking
Ability to handle several projects simultaneously and work to deadline
Experience with TMS and Microsoft Office preferred
Ability to work special evening and weekend events
Application Instructions: Please complete an application located on the Museum’s website: https://whitney.org/About/JobPostings.
The Whitney Museum of American Art, founded in 1930 by the artist and philanthropist Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, houses the foremost collection of American art from the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. From her vision arose the Whitney Museum of American Art, which has been championing the most innovative art of the United States for 86 years. The core of the Whitney’s mission is to collect, preserve, interpret, and exhibit American art of our time and serve a wide variety of audiences in celebration of the complexity and diversity of art and culture in the United States. Through this mission and a steadfast commitment to artists themselves, the Whitney has long been a powerful force in support of modern and contemporary art and continues to help define what is innovative and influential in American art today.
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