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Job - Andrew W. Mellon Curatorial Fellow, Bowdoin College Museum of Art

Posted by April Steele • Monday, November 14. 2011 • Category: Jobs & Opportunities

The application date for this opportunity has passed.

Bowdoin College Museum of Art seeks candidates with a specialization in the field of modern and/or contemporary art for the position of Andrew W. Mellon Post-Doctoral Curatorial Fellow. Together with the Director and curatorial staff, The Andrew W. Mellon Post-Doctoral Curatorial Fellow works to strengthen the academic role of the Museum's collections, facilitating the use of original works of art by faculty and students, and assists with public programming, exhibitions, publications, and acquisitions. The Bowdoin College Museum of Art, one of the oldest collegiate collections in the nation, recently reopened after a major renovation and expansion of its facilities. Housed in a building listed on the National Register of Historic Places, its encyclopedic collection consists of nearly 20,000 objects ranging in date from antiquity to the present. This position offers excellent benefits and a competitive salary. This is a three-year appointment.

Job Requirements
A recent Ph.D in art history with a specialization in modern and/or contemporary art is required. Applicants who will receive their Ph.D. by June 30, 2012 will also be considered. Broad knowledge of art history desired. Proven ability to work on multiple projects within a deadline-driven environment, and strong research, writing, and public speaking skills. Strong organizational and project management skills.

A minimum of one to two years working in a museum environment and demonstrated experience with object-based learning are required.

Review of applications will begin on December 5th, 2011 and will continue until the position is filled. To apply please visit and complete an online application for the position. Paper or emailed applications will not be considered. Bowdoin College is committed to equality thorough affirmative action, and is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage inquiries from candidates who will enrich and contribute to the cultural and ethnic diversity of our College. Bowdoin College does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, creed, color, religion, marital status, gender, sexual orientation, veteran status, national origin, or disability status in employment, or in our education programs.
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