Topic ID #21023 - posted 6/25/2012 12:50 PM

Kress Interpretive Fellowship for 2012–2013

Mattie Schloetzer

The National Gallery of Art is seeking eligible candidates for the Kress Interpretive Fellowship for 2012–2013. The Kress Interpretive Fellowship aims to cultivate students and young professionals interested in museum careers, focusing on curatorial and educational collaboration.

The Fellow’s core activities will involve interpreting and teaching about the Gallery’s collection of premodern European art and may include painting, sculpture, and works on paper. The Fellow would work on a web-based feature for an initiative under development that highlights the provenance and changing functions of key works in the Gallery’s collection. In collaboration with curators and educators, the Fellow would focus on specific works in the collection, planning a web-based reconstruction that shows changes in the works’ locations and functions until the present day. Other interpretive projects would include presenting gallery talks and public lectures, assisting with the organization of seminars, and developing content for web-based programs on the premodern collection. Applicants should become familiar with the Gallery’s art collection (please consult and indicate which areas or periods would be the desired focus for the fellowship.

Job requirements:

Graduate art history students who are currently enrolled or have recently graduated (degree received no earlier than 2011) are encouraged to apply. The ideal candidate will have a broad knowledge of European art history, with excellent communications skills, both oral and written, and a demonstrated interest in teaching and interpretation of premodern European art.

The stipend for the 12-month fellowship period will be $25,000 and is subject to all applicable taxes. The Fellow will work full time and may begin the fellowship term at a mutually agreed upon date (as early as September 17, 2012, and not later than October 1, 2012). The deadline for all applicants is August 1, 2012. Interested applicants should submit a resume, statement of interest, contact information for three references, and writing sample no more than 1,500 words via e-mail to: Mattie Schloetzer, Program Administrator, Internships and Fellowships ( If you have questions, please call 202-842-6257.

Post ID#19659 - replied 6/25/2012 12:51 PM

Mattie Schloetzer

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