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Opportunity: Linda Wyatt Gruber '66 Curatorial Fellowship in Photography

Posted by Sofia Landström • Tuesday, May 14. 2013 • Category: Jobs & Opportunities

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Linda Wyatt Gruber '66 Curatorial Fellowship in Photography at The Davis Museum at Wellesley College
Deadline: 15 June, 2013

The Davis is home to distinguished permanent collections from around the globe; holdings include paintings, sculptures, works on paper, photographs, and decorative objects, from antiquity to the contemporary moment. Dynamic gallery presentations and richly varied temporary exhibitions are designed to engage visitors in looking anew at the visual arts, and enhance the Davis’s role as a vital campus resource for cross-disciplinary teaching and study.

Job Description
The Davis Museum at Wellesley College seeks applications for the inaugural Linda Wyatt Gruber ’66 Curatorial Fellowship in Photography. The Gruber Fellowship is a new and dynamic opportunity for emerging curators focused on the realm of photography, and offers an outstanding 2-year curatorial appoint to a recent PhD in Art History and or an allied field with specialization in the history of photography. The successful appointee will mine an aspect of the Davis photography holdings to produce an exhibition at the Museum.

The Gruber Fellowship will be awarded to a candidate with exceptional credentials and promise, and who produces an outstanding proposal for an exhibition rooted in the Davis collections.
Start date: September 3, 2013

Job Requirements

Applicants must have received the PhD with a focus on photography within 3 years prior to application deadline. Important criteria for appointment are evidence of outstanding scholarship and expertise in the history of photography, including its materials and processes, from its mid-19th century invention to contemporary explorations; strong commitment to curatorial practice and museum work; and willingness to be a collegial member of the Davis Museum staff and the larger community at Wellesley College


In addition to a professional cover letter, CV and the standard Wellesley College/ HR on-line application form, candidates will have to submit a research and exhibition proposal. The proposal must magnify new aspects of the Davis photography holdings and include a narrative exhibition summary. This will be assessed based on the quality of the proposal for an exhibition project rooted in the Davis photography collections.

The Davis collections are accessible via the website at;
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