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Opportunity: Curatorial Fellowship, Wave Hill

Posted by Sophia Zhou • Wednesday, July 18. 2012 • Category: Jobs & Opportunities

The application date for this opportunity has passed.

Wave Hill offers a one-year fellowship 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 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, seven solo projects, a winter workspace residency program and outdoor music. The Fellow works in the gallery one day each week and provides exhibition tours for the public and organized groups of adults and families.


Wave Hill seeks an individual with an undergraduate degree in Art History or Studio Art or related major, 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.


13.50/hour for a 7-hour workday (not including lunch), four days a week. Those four days must include Tuesday and Saturday, and Wednesday evenings in the summer.

Start Date

September, 2012. The fellowship continues through August 2013

To Apply

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

Director of Arts
Wave Hill
675 West 252nd Street
Bronx, NY 10471

Candidates may also fax these documents to 718.884.8952, or email them to [email protected].
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