ArtTable: 2019 Career Roundtable in New York City

ArtTable has been organizing Career Roundtables since 2009 providing emerging professionals with the opportunity to connect with women working in the visual arts. The events are geared towards New York City-based graduate students and emerging professionals involved in or studying arts administration, art business, museum studies, art history, curatorial studies, and arts internships.

The next is scheduled for November 15 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm at the John E. Reeves Great Hall, FIT.

To register:

Margaret Powell Curatorial Fellow – Carnegie Museum of Art

Margaret Powell Curatorial Fellow

Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America Req #298

 Posted Monday, October 7, 2019

Carnegie Museum of Art creates experiences that connect people to art, ideas, and one another. We believe creativity is a defining human characteristic to which everyone should have access. CMOA collects, preserves, and presents artworks from around the world to inspire, sustain, and provoke discussion, and to engage and reflect multiple audiences.

Carnegie Museum of Art is arguably the first museum of contemporary art in the United States, collecting the “Old Masters of tomorrow” since the inception of the Carnegie International in 1896. Today, the museum is one of the most dynamic major art institutions in America. Our collection of more than 30,000 objects features a broad spectrum of visual arts, including painting and sculpture; prints and drawings; photographs; architectural casts, renderings, and models; decorative arts and design; and film, video, and digital imagery. Through our programming, exhibitions, and publications, we frequently explore the role of art and artists in confronting key social issues of our time, combining and juxtaposing local and global perspectives.  With our unique history and resources, we strive to become a leader in defining the role of art museums for the 21st century.

Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh is interested in candidates who, through their experience and collaborations, will contribute to diversity and excellence of the Carnegie Museums community.

The Margaret Powell Curatorial Fellowship at Carnegie Museum of Art (CMOA) aims to diversify the museum field and expand career pathways by introducing recent college graduates from historically underrepresented groups to a full spectrum of curatorial experiences at the museum. The Fellow will have the opportunity to be immersed in curatorial work and content areas, including Architecture, Decorative Arts & Design, Fine Arts, Modern & Contemporary Art, and/or Photography, depending on curatorial priorities and projects. The Fellow will interact with multiple museum departments, such as Collections, Development, Education, Exhibitions, Marketing, and Publications.

Examples of project assignments include, but are not limited to:
 – Participate in exhibition development at the museum
– Conduct research and writing on exhibitions or the collection
– Assist with gallery ambassador and docent training on the collection and temporary exhibitions
– Facilitate public-facing tours or art chats with visitors


The Margaret Powell Curatorial Fellowship at CMOA is intended specifically for recent undergraduates who demonstrate a passion for the arts and a strong inclination to pursue professional curatorial work in a museum setting. The two-year position is open to candidates from historically underrepresented groups in the museum field including, but not limited to, members of racial and/or ethnic minorities, those who are differently-abled, or individuals from disadvantaged socioeconomic backgrounds. Candidates who have earned a baccalaureate degree within the past two years, preferably with a concentration in art, art history, visual culture or a museum-related field, may apply. In addition to having a strong academic record, candidates should be able to demonstrate the ability to manage multiple projects at once, with attention to detail, adaptability, professionalism, and excellent communication skills. Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs, including Word, Excel, Access, Outlook, and PowerPoint, as well as with Internet-based research is expected, as is gaining familiarity with KE Emu, CMOA’s collection management system.

Starting in early 2020, the Fellowship is a paid, 24-month long commitment requiring 37.5 hours per week in the office. The Fellow will be compensated commensurate with salary at the CMOA Curatorial Assistant level, including benefits and professional development opportunities. The Fellowship is made possible through the generous support of the Arts, Equity, & Education Fund in Pittsburgh, PA.


Please submit he following materials:
1)  Resume/CV – Upload within your Candidate Profile/Application

2)  References – Include within your Candidate Profile/Application.  Please provide at least two academic/professional references and contact information.

3)  Cover Letter, to address the following:
– What interests you about the Margaret Powell Curatorial Fellowship, and why are you
a good fit for the role?
– What are your professional and/or scholarly goals, and how will your experience at
Carnegie Museum of Art help you achieve them?
– Share an example of a time you brought a unique perspective to a project and/or discussion and describe the impact you had.
4)  Official Transcripts – Please provide official transcripts for your entire undergraduate career.

The Cover Letter and Transcripts should be submitted via email to – with the subject line – Margaret Powell Curatorial Fellowship

About Margaret Powell
Margaret Powell (1975–2019) joined Carnegie Museum of Art in 2016 as the Curatorial Assistant in the Decorative Arts & Design department. A textile specialist, her Master’s thesis at the Smithsonian / Corcoran College of Art and Design uncovered the remarkable life story of African American fashion designer Ann Lowe—the granddaughter of an enslaved Alabama seamstress—who designed Jackie Kennedy’s wedding dress and operated her own salon on New York’s Madison Avenue. Margaret’s research led to multiple forthcoming projects on Ann Lowe, including a children’s book (Chronicle); a television biopic (Lifetime Channel), and the definitive biography (Simon & Schuster).

The following PA Act 153 clearances, or proof of application of clearances, are required beginning employment and as a condition of continued employment:

  • Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance
  • Pennsylvania State Police Criminal Record Check
  • FBI Fingerprint Criminal Background Check

Obtaining the required clearances is completed as part of the new hire process.

Carnegie Museums is an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer – Minorities / Females / Veterans / Individuals with Disabilities / Sexual Orientation / Gender Identity

The above job description reflects the essential functions and qualifications for the position identified, and shall not be construed as a detailed description of all the work requirements that may be inherent in the position. The job description does not constitute an employment contract and does not alter the at-will relationship between CMP and the employee.

The Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”) requires employers to consider and accommodate qualified individuals with disabilities.  An individual is qualified if he or she can perform the essential functions of a job with or without reasonable accommodation. An essential job function is any task that is a fundamental part of the job.  When considering essentiality, one must focus upon whether the function is essential to this particular job and not to the department as a whole. Some additional guidance on essential functions follows below.  Please note that the following guidelines are non-exhaustive.  If you have any questions or need additional guidance, please contact Human Resources.

  1. Is the function required to be performed on a regular basis? If the function is rarely performed, it may not be essential.
  2. Is the function highly specialized? Is the incumbent hired for his/her expertise or ability to perform the function?  The need for special expertise is an indication of an essential function.
  3. Does the position exist, at least in part, to perform the function?  If so, the function is more likely to be essential.
  4. How much time is spent performing the function and how often?  Note that even functions performed 10% of the time could be essential if they are required on a regular basis.
  5. Would elimination of the function fundamentally alter the job?  If so, the function is more likely to be essential.
  6. What are the consequences of not requiring the incumbent to perform the function? If they are significant, the function is more likely to be essential.
  7. Are there a limited number of employees among whom the performance of the function could be distributed if the incumbent could not perform it?  If so, it is more likely to be essential.

To apply:

Curatorial Mini-Intensive – Institute for Curatorial Practice in Performance, Wesleyan University

The Institute for Curatorial Practice in Performance invites applications for a fall edition of its curatorial mini-intensive for those interested in ICPP’s MA program. A small number of participants will be selected to attend two days of classes and exchanges of ideas on November 7–8, 2019 at Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut. The program will include intimate conversations with curators, artists, writers, scholars, and presenters. The curriculum will address time-based art practices through the work of artists and cultural leaders across the fields of dance, performance art, theater, and music. Discussions will range from ethical issues in curation and current topics in the art and performance fields to a range of interdisciplinary projects and the sharing of critical methods and practices.

The curatorial mini-intensive is free, and provides accommodation as well as a modest travel stipend. For full consideration, please submit the following documents to by October 13, 2019.

Letter of intent (one page)
Current curriculum vitae (up to three pages)

About ICPP
ICPP offers a 2-year low-residency Master of Arts in Performance Curation featuring:
–The opportunity to pursue an MA degree alongside other professional responsibilities
–An innovative curriculum and an individualized learning environment with small-sized classes
–3 residencies on Wesleyan University’s campus each year
–A modular learning structure that allows participants to study and work with an extensive curatorial community
–Eligibility for financial aid

ICPP is the first institute of its kind, a center for the study of the presentation and contextualization of contemporary performance. Distinct from graduate programs in Curatorial Studies, Arts Administration, Performance Studies, and the Humanities, ICPP offers students a graduate-level education in curatorial approaches to developing and presenting dance, theater, performance, and other time-based arts.

The Master of Arts in Performance Curation is a two-year, low-residency program designed to study and enrich curatorial practices through intellectually rigorous and artist-centered methods, dialogues, writing, and fieldwork. ICPP works with a core group of faculty composed of renowned curators, artists, and scholars. Students and faculty meet three times a year on Wesleyan University’s campus, alongside engaging with field-wide symposia and artists’ residencies, and with visits to art institutions in New York City and the area. In addition, students have opportunities to work with a range of advisors on off-site practicums and independent projects tailored around their professional needs and research interests. Through the low-residency model, students simultaneously put ideas into practice in their professional lives, developing responsive curatorial practices that address performance as an artistic medium and a lens through which to interrogate and act upon social and political issues. Read what ICPP alumnx say about the program.

For more information about ICPP, click here. To contact us, email ICPP Program Manager Rosemary Lennox:


John Wilmerding Internships, 2020–2021 – National Gallery of Art

The John Wilmerding Fund for Education in American Art supports two nine-month internships: one in American art and one in digital interpretation. The internships provide institutional training to students interested in pursuing a museum career. The John Wilmerding Interns work on projects directed by a Gallery curator or department head. Biweekly museum seminars introduce the interns to the broad spectrum of museum work, and to Gallery staff, departments, programs, and functions.

The John Wilmerding Internship in American Art and the John Wilmerding Internship in Digital Interpretation are made possible by a generous grant from The Walton Family Foundation.


Although consideration will be given to students with a spring 2020 undergraduate degree, preference will be given to applicants who are enrolled in a graduate program or are recent MA or MFA graduates (degree must have been received no earlier than 2019). Candidates who are people of color, LGBTQ+, bilingual or multilingual and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.


The interns are in residence at the Gallery from September 14, 2020, to May 7, 2021, and work full time. The interns receive a stipend of approximately $26,000 that is subject to all applicable taxes. The interns, using an authorized public transportation method, will receive an employer-provided fare subsidy to apply toward monthly transit costs.

Application Timeline and Procedures 

Deadline: January 12, 2020
By the date above, all application materials must be submitted online and in English. We will not accept applications or related materials via email, postal mail, or in person. There is no fee to apply to any of the internships.

The online application will require you to provide the following:

  • A letter (single-spaced, about 750 words) to the selection committee stating your reasons for participating in the museum training program at the National Gallery of Art at this point in your education or career, including what you hope to achieve from the experience what you feel you can contribute to the department(s) in which you are interested, and how such an experience would further your education and career plans.
  • A writing sample (no more than 20 pages, including footnotes or endnotes, bibliography, and images). An academic paper works best for a research position.
  • A résumé or full curriculum vitae of education, professional experience, honors, awards, and publications.
  • One copy of unofficial transcripts from each undergraduate and graduate institution attended.
  • Contact information for two references. One of these references must be someone who knows you in an academic context (either a professor or instructor). Once you have submitted your references’ names, titles, and email addresses, they will automatically be emailed instructions for uploading their letters online. We strongly encourage references to submit letters in English.

The deadline for all application materials, including transcripts and letters of recommendation, is January 12 at 5:00 p.m. (EST).

We recommend that you edit your application carefully before submitting, and perhaps ask one of your instructors or professors to look over your personal statement. If you are unsure about how to write a personal statement, or what writing sample to submit, consider contacting the career services center at your college or university for guidance.

March 3 and 4, 2020
Interviews of finalists are tentatively scheduled for the dates above. Only finalists for the John Wilmerding Internships will be contacted for interviews. You will not need to travel to the National Gallery of Art for an interview. All interviews are conducted by phone or video chat.

March 13, 2020
Final selection of interns.

Review Process
All applications will be reviewed by a selection committee composed of Gallery staff and external specialists.

Equal Opportunity
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for an internship, fellowship, or research assistantship without regard to race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, marital status, citizenship, or any other protected status. The National Gallery of Art offers equal opportunity and treatment to all who apply and is committed to diversity.

Internship Project

Curatorial: Photographs

The intern will assist with research and planning for an upcoming exhibition of photographs by Dorothea Lange. Based on the Gallery’s collection of almost 150 photographs by Lange, the exhibition will survey the major periods of Lange’s career, including early portraiture as well as her best-known work covering labor issues in San Francisco, migrant farmers during the Great Depression, Japanese internment during World War II, and working people and their families in Asia and Ireland. Exhibition research will take advantage of significant local research collections for studying Lange’s work, such as the Library of Congress, the National Archives and Records Administration, and the Archives of American Art. Tasks include working directly with curators to research assigned topics, including the subject and history of specific photographs, compiling bibliographies and chronologies, coordinating object lists and layouts, assisting with the preparation of labels and texts, and other administrative tasks related to the exhibition. The intern may also be involved in research and administrative tasks related to developing the Gallery’s collection of photographs by significant African American artists. Applicants should have specialized knowledge and coursework in 20th-century American photography, art, and/or American Studies.

Publishing Office: Mark Rothko, Works on Paper

The intern will assist with the forthcoming online catalogue raisonné of Mark Rothko’s works on paper, which includes more than 2,600 objects. Duties may include conducting research on thematic topics (history of display of Rothko’s and his contemporaries’ works on paper, proceedings of court case over distribution of Rothko’s estate); conducting provenance, exhibition history, and bibliographic research for individual works; assembling data for a robust biographical chronology; drafting brief texts on individual exhibitions; assisting with tasks related to the production of the catalogue (fact checking, editing, and researching content submitted by in-house and outside contributors). Applicants should have specialized knowledge or coursework in 20th-century American art. Familiarity with FileMaker Pro is desirable.

Digital/Education: Digital Interpretation and Access

The digital interpretation intern will work with the department of interpretive resources, as well as other internal stakeholders, to develop a new interactive digital offering to serve a multigenerational audience. The intern will be involved in prototyping, testing, and evaluation of the interactive. To learn more about working in a large museum education division, he or she will have the opportunity to contribute to other projects, such as community, family, and adult programs. The candidate should have an understanding and interest in learning more about museum education practices, web accessibility, and user experience design. The ability to be an effective team member of a dynamic work environment is essential.

To apply:

Dodge Assistantships – Zimmerli Art Museum, Rutgers University

Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers University, September 1, 2020 – June 30, 2025
Application deadline: Jan 10, 2020

Dodge Assistantships at the Zimmerli Art Museum for Graduate Study in the Department of Art History, Rutgers University, New Brunswick NJ

The Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers University offers Dodge Graduate Assistantships to doctoral candidates admitted to the Department of Art History who are committed to research on unofficial art of the former Soviet Union. Established in 2002 with a generous endowment from the Avenir Foundation in honor of Norton T. and Nancy Dodge, this assistantship program provides full tuition, fees, and health benefits, as well as an annual stipend for living expenses, to graduate students (known as Dodge Fellows). Travel funds for research and language study abroad, as well as for participation in conferences, are also available to Dodge Fellows by formal application.
Dodge Fellows are eligible for five years of assistantship funding. During the course of the first three years, students work 15 hours a week in the Zimmerli’s Russian and Soviet curatorial offices; the subsequent two years support dissertation research and writing without any work obligation.

Work at the Zimmerli Art Museum is supervised by Dr. Jane A. Sharp, Professor of Art History and Research Curator for the Dodge Collection, and Dr. Julia Tulovsky, Curator for Russian and Soviet Nonconformist Art, with the assistance of other museum staff. The fellows perform a variety of tasks such as curatorial assistance in exhibition and catalogue production as well as administration and collection management. During the third year Dodge Fellows are given the opportunity to curate their own exhibition from the Zimmerli’s Norton and Nancy Dodge Collection.

Application and Selection Process:
Dodge Assistantships are awarded by the Department of Art History in consultation with the Zimmerli’s Director and staff to incoming graduate students.
Applications for the fall semester are due by January 10th, 2020.
For information about the Dodge Assistantships, contact Professor Jane Sharp at



Student Engagement with Eric Segal

In this segment, Eric Segal, Director of Education and Curator of Academic Programs at the Harn Museum of Art, speaks about student engagement. Segal expands on how the museum becomes a part of many students’ experiences at the University of Florida through a required freshman year course (The Good Life), volunteering, internships, and by having professors curate exhibitions from the collection which reflect their unique perspective and discipline.