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Opportunity - Curatorial Fellowship, Wave Hill

Posted by April Steele • Thursday, July 28. 2011 • Category: Jobs & Opportunities

Wave Hill offers a one-year fellowship that is an excellent opportunity for an individual to work in a multi-disciplinary cultural organization and gain experience in the visual arts. The arts at Wave Hill encompass contemporary art in the galleries and on the grounds, outdoor performing arts programs, a winter workspace program and arts-related public programs. This position offers a recent college graduate significant mentorship and learning opportunities to work as a curatorial assistant and exhibition interpreter. The Fellow provides all around support for exhibition development and research. During the fellowship period there will be three exhibitions, five solo projects, a winter workspace residency program, outdoor dance and music. The Fellow works in the gallery two days a week and provides exhibition tours for the public and organized groups of adults and children.

Requirements: We seek an individual who is knowledgeable about contemporary art and interested in curating, who is motivated and has a high level of enthusiasm. The position requires well-developed research, written and oral communication skills, familiarity with Microsoft Word, Excel and Adobe Photoshop. The successful candidate must be well organized, pay strict attention to details and deadlines, and be able to manage several projects at once, with excellent interpersonal skills to communicate professionally with staff and public. Experience giving public tours, enthusiasm for New York City’s diverse cultural resources, and previous office experience are assets.

The Organization: Founded in 1965, Wave Hill is a 28-acre public garden and cultural center overlooking the Hudson River and the Palisades, in the Riverdale section of the Bronx. Its mission is to celebrate the artistry and legacy of its gardens and landscapes, to preserve its magnificent views, and to explore human connections to the natural world through programs in horticulture, education and the arts.

Recommended Education: BA in Art History or Studio Art or related major
Position Dates: September 2011 – August 2012
Salary: $13.50 an hour for a 7-hour workday (not including lunch), 4 days a week that must include Tuesday and Saturday.

To Apply: Send a cover letter, a résumé, writing sample (five pages maximum) and three references with contact information.

Director of Arts, Wave Hill, 675 West 252nd Street, Bronx, NY 10471
fax: 718-884-8952

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