Robert and Elizabeth Owens Curatorial Fellowship

JOB TITLE: Robert and Elizabeth Owens Curatorial Fellowship

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES: Winterthur seeks a curatorial fellow to work with collections staff on a variety of projects. The duties may include work in any or all of the collection media. Specific duties will be assigned on a project basis and may include, but are not limited to, collections management, exhibitions, research, publication, teaching, visitor services and development. A proportion of the work will include routine duties that contribute to the effectiveness of the department as a whole including: answering enquiries; escorting visitors and researchers into the collections; assisting with acquisitions; developing programs for public and membership groups; and offering clerical support when needed. For more information about the museum and collections, please visit www.winterthur.org.

JOB REQUIREMENTS:The successful candidate will have an M.A. in a subject related to American decorative and fine arts and at least one month of experience working in a museum decorative arts or related department. S/he will have a knowledge of, and familiarity with, the Winterthur collection or a similar collection in another museum. The successful candidate should have strong organizational, communication and interpersonal skills including public speaking; ability to lift and carry heavy objects and to maneuver in small and tight spaces; must have valid driver’s license; and after training, must be able to pass care and handling of objects test.

This is a full-time, twelve-month position, starting about July 1. Full benefits. Interested candidates should email cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references to jobs@winterthur.org. Closing date for applications is March 31, 2019.