Meadows Museum Curatorial Fellows

Employer
Meadows Museum
Location
Texas, United States
Salary
$40,000.00 - $50,000.00
Posted
Dec 04, 2020
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
Overview

Meadows Museum curatorial fellowships, graciously supported by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the Center for Spain in America (CSA), provide pre- and post-doctoral scholars interested in a museum career with professional and international experience through the Meadows Museum’s curatorial department.These fellowships offer scholars unique opportunities to research art of the Hispanic world, both here with our world-renowned collection of Spanish art and with partner institutions around the globe.

A Global Vision with a Spanish Collection

The fellowships support research into all periods of Spanish art in the broadest sense. Our collection ranges from the 10th to the 21st centuries and we are actively collecting in all periods thanks to robust funding from The Meadows Foundation and the financial support of numerous patrons who share our vision to be the leading center in the United States for the exhibition, research and education in the arts and culture of Spain. We present exhibitions on a variety of time periods; forthcoming subjects include historic fashion from Madrid’s Museo del Traje; Murillo: Picturing the Prodigal Son with the National Gallery of Ireland; contemporary art in the first installment of the MAS: Meadows/ARCO Artist Spotlight; connections between Dalí and Vermeer; medieval pilgrims on the Camino de Santiago; and 19th-century painter Ignacio Zuloaga. Our exhibition partners have included the world’s most important institutions, including the Museo del Prado, the Musée du Louvre, The National Gallery of Art (Washington), The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Rijksmuseum, and many more.

Professional Development

As a small institution committed to professional development, the Meadows Museum ensures that fellows will build a broad skill set that will transfer to the next step in their museum career:

  • Grant management
  • Public speaking
  • Education program development for varied audiences
  • Publishing
  • Marketing
  • Donor relations
Current and Former Fellows

To learn more about the fellows, view our Handbook of Graduate Fellowships 2011-2020 here.

 

Zoom-Based Information Session

January 13, 2021 at 12 pm CST. Register HERE

 

 

Mellon Curatorial Fellowship (Post-Doctoral)

The Mellon Curatorial Fellow is appointed by and reports to the director and curatorial staff of the Meadows Museum. They serve a full-time appointment of two years (24 months), beginning in September 2021. Post-doctoral fellowships enjoy the gracious support of The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, which seeks to strengthen, promote, and defend the centrality of the humanities and the arts to human flourishing and to the well-being of diverse, fair, and democratic societies. To this end, its core programs support exemplary and inspiring institutions of higher education and culture.

Required Qualifications

  • Post-doctoral students who have earned their Ph.D. within the last five years.
  • Demonstrated knowledge in the field of Spanish art.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Proficient in Spanish (reading, writing, and speaking).
  • At least one year of museum or relevant experience.

Opportunities & Responsibilities

  • Conduct original research.
  • Actively participate in the organization of special exhibitions.
  • Author at least one scholarly article for publication.
  • Participate in a minimum of two public programs.
  • Utilize dedicated funds to culminate the fellowship with the organization of a capstone project. This includes but is not limited to an international colloquium, study day, and/or public lecture series (in-person, online, or hybrid).
  • Work closely with curatorial staff on projects as assigned, including acquisitions, permanent collection reinstallations, publications, provenance research, educational programming, etc.
  • Manage your own travel/research budget.

 Mellon Curatorial Fellows receive:

  • An annual stipend of $50,000 to defray living expenses.
  • Substantial stipend for research, travel, and professional development.
  • Relocation assistance.
  • SMU benefit package to include:
  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Sick Leave
  • Life Insurance
  • Accidental Death and Dismemberment
  • Social Security
  • Federal Withholding (depending on tax treaty)
  • Workers Compensation
  • Unemployment Insurance
  • Family Medical Leave Act
  • International Travel insurance with full coverage of above benefits; no deductibles or co-pays apply abroad.
  • Paid university holidays

Deadline to apply is 11:59 p.m. CST, February 15, 2021. Applicants must submit:

  • A curriculum vitae
  • A statement (not to exceed 1500 words) specifying:
    1. the applicant’s research goals;
    2. how these goals relate to or will benefit the Meadows Museum; and
    3. how resources at the Meadows Museum, SMU, or those provided by Mellon for travel, research, and professional development might be used to accomplish those goals.
  • Three letters of recommendation: Recommenders must upload their letter through the Recommendation Submission Form All recommendations must be received by 11:59 p.m. CST, February 15, 2021.
    Center for Spain in America (CSA) Curatorial Fellowship (Pre-Doctoral)

The CSA Curatorial Fellow is appointed by and reports to the director and curatorial staff of the Meadows Museum. They serve a full-time appointment of one year (12 months), beginning in September 2021. Pre-doctoral fellowships enjoy the gracious support of the Center for Spain in America (CSA). The Centro de Estudios Europa Hispánica (CEEH) and the Center for Spain in America (CSA) encourage studies on Spanish history, art and literature by establishing scholarships at European and American universities, as well as at research centers whose holdings are particularly relevant to the knowledge of Spanish culture. They likewise establish assistantships for curatorial work at museums with significant holdings of Spanish painting.

Required Qualifications

  • Enrollment in a doctoral program and having completed coursework/advanced to the writing phase of the PhD.
  • Demonstrated knowledge in a field of Spanish art.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Proficient in Spanish (reading, writing, and speaking).
  • At least one year of museum or relevant experience.

Opportunities & Responsibilities

  • Conduct original research including toward the completion of the dissertation.
  • Actively participate in the organization of special exhibitions.
  • Participate in a minimum of two public programs.
  • Work closely with curatorial staff on projects as assigned, including acquisitions, permanent collection reinstallations, publications, provenance research, educational programming, etc.
  • Manage your own travel/research budget.

Fellows receive:

  • An annual stipend of $40,000 to defray living expenses.
  • Additional funds available for research, travel, and other expenses.
  • SMU benefit package to include:
  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Sick Leave
  • Life Insurance
  • Accidental Death and Dismemberment
  • Social Security
  • Federal Withholding (depending on tax treaty)
  • Workers Compensation
  • Unemployment Insurance
  • Family Medical Leave Act
  • International Travel insurance with full coverage of above benefits; no deductibles or co-pays apply abroad.
  • Paid university holidays

Deadline to apply is 11:59 p.m. CST, February 15, 2021. Applicants must submit:

  • A curriculum vitae
  • A statement (not to exceed 1500 words) specifying:
    1. the applicant’s research goals;
    2. how these goals relate to or will benefit the Meadows Museum; and
    3. how resources at the Meadows Museum, SMU, or those provided by Mellon for travel, research, and professional development might be used to accomplish those goals.
  • Three letters of recommendation:
  • Recommenders must upload their letter through the Recommendation Submission Form All recommendations must be received by 11:59 p.m. CST, February 15, 2021.