Museum Education Fellow – Rose Art Museum at Brandeis University

Description

Position Purpose
The Rose Art Museum is offering a Fellowship in Museum Education to afford a recent Ph.D. in Art History or a related field an opportunity to enhance their professional experience. This fellowship may be renewed for a second year. Reporting to the director and chief curator, this Fellowship aims to enrich the professional skill-set of an emerging museum educator through on-the-job training, mentorship, and professional development. While the focus is the museum’s education program, the Fellowship is designed to provide the recipient an opportunity to gain additional knowledge in curatorial, research, collection management, and administrative skills. The Fellow will be an integral part of the Rose Art Museum staff. The position is a 12-month appointment and includes a salary and benefits.
The Fellow will work with faculty, students and the overall campus community, helping them to make authentic and personally relevant connections to art, one another, and the world through object-based learning, dialog, inquiry, and reflection. The incumbent will deepen their gallery teaching practice and gain in-depth experience developing and implementing tours and programs for college and university audiences as well as collaborating with faculty on finding meaningful connections between curriculum and the museum’s exhibitions, collections, and programs.
Essential & Other Functions:
Serve as liaison to Brandeis faculty for class visits, collaborative requests, and college student tours. Working with faculty and staff from area colleges, and universities, proactively build positive relationships with academic partners. With input and in collaboration with curatorial staff, develop an array of offerings for Brandeis and area academic institutions. Research topics linked to museum exhibitions and prepare background material for presentation in student-focused programs. Host student- and faculty-facing events. Handle logistics and administrative details of programs hosted in the museum from start to finish. Lead the student Gallery Guide program; prepare lectures and other resources for guides. Lead workshops and classes on topics related to current exhibitions and the permanent collection. Facilitate tours, class visits, and group visits. Develop an annual plan to increase audience through programming targeted to individual segments, and work to increase access to the museum and diversify attendance. Evaluate program success and report results to museum leadership.
Position Requirements:
Doctoral degree in Art, Art History, Museum Studies or related required Knowledge or focus on 20th and 21st Century Art required, new and novel approaches and perspectives are preferred Demonstrated commitment to equity and social justice Demonstrated facility in managing multiple projects and meeting deadlines An interest in working with academic groups and the ability to explain complex information to diverse populations Be flexible and be committed to working collaboratively Occasional travel including day and overnight trips may be required #LI-DNI

Application Instructions / Public Contact Information

How To Apply:
Submit cover letter and resume as a single document at http://www.brandeis.edu/humanresources/jobs/external.html. Elect option for “New Applicant”. Sort the job listing by clicking the Job ID column heading. Locate the desired job listing. Click the job title and then Apply Now.
Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Founded as a model of ethnic and religious pluralism, Brandeis University welcomes students, faculty, and staff of every nationality, religion, and orientation. Social justice is central to the mission of Brandeis, which endeavors to foster a just and inclusive campus culture that embraces the diversity of our larger society. Brandeis embodies the American heritage of cultural diversity, equal access to opportunity and freedom of expression. We encourage applicants from minority and under-represented groups to apply. Learn more at: http://www.brandeis.edu/about/mission.html

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