The Metropolitan Museum of Art announces a new curatorial fellowship made possible by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. This position will provide curatorial training and opportunities for scholarly research at the Metropolitan Museum. This is a two-year position that carries the possibility of renewal for a third year.
The fellow will be fully integrated into one of the Museum's curatorial departments and exposed to the full range of curatorial work, while devoting his or her time to a specific Metropolitan Museum project. The individual will work directly with one or more senior curators, who will serve as supervisors and mentors throughout the term of the fellowship. The fellow will also have the opportunity to undertake an independent project in consultation with his or her supervising curator. One Curatorial Fellowship will be selected.
Candidates must hold doctoral degrees in hand (or the equivalent in countries outside the United States) in art history or archaeology in a field related to one of the listed topics and conferred within five years from the start date of the fellowship.
Applicants whose work falls in one of the following subject areas may apply:
Department of Arts of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas: African Art
Department of Ancient Near Eastern Art: Ancient Near Eastern cultures of the early first millennium B.C. and their interrelations
Department of Asian Art: Hindu-Buddhist South and Southeast Asian Art
Department of Egyptian Art: Ancient Egypt
Department of Islamic Art: Islamic Architecture
Department of Nineteenth-Century, Modern, and Contemporary Art: Modern and Contemporary Art
The Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Curatorial Fellow is a full-time exempt employee of The Metropolitan Museum of Art. The position starts in September. The fellow will receive an annual salary of $48,454 plus research and travel expenses up to a maximum of $6,000 and fringe benefits. This is a two-year fellowship that carries the option of renewal for one additional year at the Museum's discretion.
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