Title: ICA Museum Fellowship
Reports to: Deputy Director
for Curatorial Affairs and Barbara Lee Chief Curator and Charlotte Wagner Director of Education
Status: Full time,
Salary Exempt, At Will
(37.5 hours per week), Fixed Term Employment for 12 months
Institute of Contemporary Art’s (ICA’s) museum fellowship supports the careers
of aspiring museum professionals in the field of contemporary art museums. This
fellowship will provide opportunities to increase the demographic and cultural
diversity in the museum field. It is designed to proactively address issues of
diversity and disparity in the museum profession, and represents the ICA’s
continued commitment to encourage greater access and inclusion. Qualified
candidates from groups historically underrepresented in the curatorial and
museum professions are strongly encouraged to apply.
fellowship is set up as a hands-on working and learning opportunity supporting
the curatorial and education departments in exhibition research and
implementation and community and educational engagement.
person in this role will collaborate with a network of individuals across the
organization, including a variety of staff, interns, and contractors to ensure
high-quality work is being achieved in a timely manner.
fellow is designated a fixed term employee with a specific start and end date.
Limited benefits will be provided.
fellow reports to the Barbara Lee Chief Curator (and other curatorial titles, as
appropriate) and the Charlotte Wagner Director of Education and will work
collaboratively with both departments.
Duration: The fellowship begins
October 2022 and ends in October 2023. Exact dates to be determined. The time
commitment is expected to be 37.5 hours over 5 days per week for the length of
Application review begins October 17. Applications will be reviewed on a
invites applicants for a fellowship to work in a hands-on capacity in support the
ICA’s survey exhibition and monograph of Simone Leigh. The ICA was chosen to
represent the United States at the 2022 Venice Biennale with a historic and
critically acclaimed presentation of Leigh’s work at the U.S. Pavilion. Leigh’s
ICA survey exhibition, immediately following Venice, will be the first
comprehensive survey of Leigh’s art and will be accompanied by the first
scholarly monograph on the artist, public and educational programming in
Boston, and a national tour of the exhibition.
offers an unprecedented opportunity to work alongside the ICA’s curators and
educators to gain knowledge about contemporary art museums from an inside view
as well as a unique international perspective. The fellow will have multiple
mentors across department areas.
WORKING AT THE ICA:
ICA employees are required to reside in Massachusetts and within a reasonable
commuting distance from our Seaport location as of their first day of work.
new hires are be required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 no later than
their first day of work.
- Support Curatorial team of ICA Leigh survey
exhibition in all phases of exhibition development, including conducting
research, assembling checklists and presentations, and drafting labels and
- Support all phases of the development of
the Leigh publication, including conducting research, liaising with
contributors, editors and book designers, securing images, and managing
rights and reproduction.
- Support the Education department’s ongoing
community outreach efforts, including meeting, collaborating, and
corresponding with individuals and groups.
- Provide administrative support to the Chief
Curator and Director of Education as needed including supporting other
Leigh related projects, including correspondence, travel arrangements, and
- Participate in the life of the curatorial
and education departments, and the ICA, by attending regular meetings, ICA
special events, and public programs.
- Based on the skills and interests of the
fellow, other opportunities and duties may be provided and/or assigned.
How To Apply:
Interested candidates should
send a resume, cover letter of interest,and
short professional writing sample (e.g. published for general audience, project
related blog post, wall text, gallery guide, object entry, etc.) to firstname.lastname@example.org. When
applying, please include “2022 Museum Fellowship” in the subject line.
is located at 25 Harbor Shore Drive, Boston, and is accessible by public
transportation (Red and Silver Line).
is dedicated to building a culturally diverse and pluralistic workforce
committed to working in a multicultural environment. Qualified candidates from
groups historically underrepresented in the museum professions are strongly
encouraged to apply.
is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to being a diverse and inclusive
workplace. We are an EOE/AA employer dedicated to fair and inclusive employment
practices for all individuals.