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Andrew W. Mellon Post-Doctoral Curatorial Fellow

The Andrew W. Mellon Post-Doctoral Curatorial Fellowship offers curatorial training and the opportunity to strengthen the academic role of the Museum's collections, facilitating the use of original works of art by faculty and students. Responsibilities include:

- Supports collective and one-on-one curricular engagement with museum objects
- Promotes faculty engagement with the collection through introductory and ongoing workshops designed to develop curricular opportunities
- Facilitates object-based class sessions in the Museum's dedicated art-study classroom
- Organizes teaching exhibitions with students and faculty across the disciplines, acknowledging and encouraging new directions in research, scholarship, and dissemination
- Contributes to the curatorial agenda and programming of the Bowdoin College Museum of Art
- Curates and organizes scholarly exhibitions and writes associated publications
- Conceives and implements programming (lectures, symposia) related to exhibitions and the Museum's permanent collection
- Supports the Museum's digitization efforts.

This is a three-year appointment with an expected start date of summer 2018. This position offers a competitive salary and benefits, as well as an annual travel and research fund.

Usually Monday through Friday, 8:30 to 5:00, although occasional evening and weekend work is required.

Bowdoin College complies with applicable provisions of federal and state laws that prohibit unlawful discrimination in employment, admission, or access to its educational or extracurricular programs, activities, or facilities based on race, color, ethnicity, ancestry and national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, age, marital status, place of birth, genetic predisposition, veteran status, or against qualified individuals with physical or mental disabilities on the basis of disability, or any other legally protected statuses.

A recent Ph.D. in art history is required. Applicants who will receive their Ph.D. by June 30, 2018 will also be considered.

Broad knowledge of art history and interest in a career in the museum field desired. Proven ability to work on multiple projects within a collaborative and deadline-driven environment. Strong research, writing and public speaking skills essential.

A minimum of one year working in a museum environment and demonstrated experience with object-based learning are required. Experience with digital humanities preferred.


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