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Opportunity - Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Curatorial Fellowships for 2012-2014, deadline December 1, 2011

Posted by April Steele • Monday, September 19. 2011 • Category: Jobs & Opportunities

The application date for this opportunity has passed.

The National Gallery of Art is pleased to announce two postdoctoral curatorial fellowships for 2012–2014, funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. These are two-year fellowships with the possibility of renewal for a third year. The fellowships provide curatorial training and support scholarly research related to the collections of the National Gallery of Art. Fellows are fully integrated into a specific curatorial department with duties, privileges, and status equivalent to an assistant curator. Time is divided between specific projects and general curatorial work within the department, which includes research on the collection and new acquisitions, work on the presentation of the collection, participation in aspects of special exhibition projects, and opportunities to give public lectures. Each fellow will plan and complete a project in consultation with his/her supervising curator.

Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Curatorial Fellows work full-time and may begin their term at a mutually agreed upon date (as early as February 13, 2012, and not later than September 17, 2012). The stipend is approximately $47,500 per year, adjusted annually. Fellows are eligible to receive health benefits and public transit subsidies. This is a two-year fellowship that carries the option of renewal for one additional year at the Gallery's discretion.

Additional information and application procedures are available at, by email: intern(at), or by calling (202) 842-6257.

Applications must be received by December 1, 2011.

Job Requirements
Consideration is given to candidates working in fields represented by the Gallery's permanent collections. The doctoral degree in art history (or the equivalent in countries outside the United States) must have been or will be officially conferred within three years of the start date of the fellowship. Applicants from all backgrounds are encouraged to apply. This is an international program.
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