deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum

51 Sandy Pond Road
Lincoln, MA 01773

Date Posted:
May 01, 2017

Eastern Massachusetts



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 Department.

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).


Qualifications include:

· MA in Art History, or Curatorial/Museum Studies

· Previous museum or gallery experience

· Proven research, writing and editing skills.

· Excellent organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills

· 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 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

Apply by:
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 100+ 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 and is recognized nationally and internationally for its innovative programming. To learn more, please visit our website at