Curatorial Fellowship at the Fitchburg Art Museum (FAM) is a 13-month, full-time appointment designed to launch
emerging curators into substantial museum careers by providing an immersive
educational experience in the Curatorial Department of a regional art museum.
Curatorial Fellow will participate in the full range of
curatorial practice, including exhibition planning, design, and management. The
Fellow will work with both historical and contemporary works of art, and engage
in writing, public speaking, exhibition press promotions, studio/museum/gallery
visits, research, curatorial planning, exhibition catalogue production, and
The Terrana Fellow will
report directly to Curator Lisa Crossman, Ph.D., and will work closely with
Director Nick Capasso, Ph.D., and other members of the FAM team. Fellows will
benefit from daily mentoring by Dr. Crossman, and enjoy a supportive,
collaborative, and creative work culture. As the fellowship progresses, the
Fellow will have increasing responsibilities and autonomy as well as
opportunities to mentor interns and work with students at Fitchburg State
University. The capstone of the Fellowship will be planning, facilitating and
curating our Annual Regional Exhibition of Art & Craft.
The Fitchburg Art
Museum is committed to the future career aspirations of each Fellow. FAM staff will
actively participate in job searches for Fellows with direct advocacy,
references, and professional networks.
Curatorial Fellow will be paid a stipend of $30,000, plus full health coverage
with an option to purchase additional family coverage. June 3, 2019 and run through June 30, 2020.
How To Apply:
should send a cover letter, CV, writing sample (between 5-15 pages), and the
names and contact information for 3 references by email to Curator Lisa Crossman (firstname.lastname@example.org
ATTN: Terrana Curatorial Fellowship. The deadline for application is March 15,
About this Organization:
The Fitchburg Art Museum is the leading cultural institution in North Central Massachusetts. FAM was founded in 1925, and its four-building complex, with over
20,000 square feet of exhibition space, features exhibitions from its art historical collections of over 5,000 objects, as well as special loan exhibitions focused on New England contemporary art. Collection strengths include American Art, photography, and African Art. Area schools, community groups, and artist organizations organize shows for FAM’s Community Gallery, and the Museum maintains active educational partnerships with public and private schools, and Fitchburg State University. FAM also participates in efforts to stimulate the local creative economy. FAM is fully accredited by the American Alliance of Museums.
For more information about FAM, please visit www.fitchburgartmuseum.org.