Koch Curatorial Fellowship
DeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum is seeking a Koch Curatorial
Fellow for a 4-day per week, 12 month paid position in the
Curatorial Department beginning late August 2017.
The Koch Curatorial Fellow supports the Curatorial Department in
all aspects of operations and offers immersive training for those interested in
pursuing a curatorial career, particularly in contemporary art and sculpture.
The Fellow will have the opportunity to curate an exhibition using deCordova’s
permanent collection for which they will produce an exhibition brochure.
Reporting to the Associate Curator, the Fellow is a key member of the
Curatorial Department, participating in a full range of projects both in the
Museum and in the Sculpture Park. This includes suggesting and selecting
artwork for exhibition and acquisition, writing and editing didactics and
labels, providing installation design and planning support, grant writing,
public speaking, and coordinating programming with the Learning and Engagement
The Fellow position involves the following responsibilities:
care and maintenance of the permanent collection, researching, organizing, and
coordinating exhibitions, support for the planning of works for the outdoor
Sculpture Park, and administrative assistance. The Koch Curatorial Fellow
reports directly to the Associate Curator and works closely with Curatorial
Assistant, Registrar, Preparators, External Affairs Department, Learning and
Engagement Department, and the contemporary visual arts community (artists,
galleries, and museums).
· MA in Art History, or Curatorial/Museum Studies
· Previous museum or gallery experience
· Proven research, writing and editing skills.
· Excellent organizational, communication, and interpersonal
· Exceptional attention to detail
· Ability to multitask and respond quickly
· Understanding of and high level of interest in contemporary
art, with professional goals in the curatorial field
· Being a team player with a positive attitude is essential
How To Apply:
Interested candidates should send a cover letter, CV, writing
sample (between 5-15 pages), and the names and contact information for 3
references by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Please include Koch Curatorial Fellowship in the subject line. Deadline for applications is June 1, 2017,
interviews will begin immediately. For
general information about deCordova, upcoming programming and exhibitions, and
future events, please visit www.decordova.org.
June 01, 2017
About this Organization:
DeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum is now part of the The Trustees of Reservations, a non-profit organization that preserves for public use and enjoyment 118 properties across the state that are of exceptional scenic, historic, cultural, and ecological value.
DeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum is a vibrant and
engaging institution located in the Boston, Massachusetts suburb of
Lincoln. Its mission is to connect
audiences to contemporary art, with an emphasis on sculpture, through
exhibitions, learning opportunities, the collection and its unique park
setting. Founded in 1950 on the 30-acre
former estate of Julian and Lizzie de Cordova, deCordova has grown from a local
collection to a dynamic contemporary art institution that attracts over 80,000
visitors each year and is recognized nationally and internationally for its
innovative programming. To learn more
about deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, please visit our website at www.decordova.org.