Suzanne Andree Curatorial Fellowship in Prints

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Philadelphia, PA
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Philadelphia Musuem of Art

We Are Committed to an Inclusive Workplace

At the Philadelphia Museum of Art, we actively seek to employ a diverse group of people who embody our organizational values. We welcome and encourage individuals of all backgrounds to apply, especially those from marginalized and underrepresented groups in the museum field, who are inspired by our shared purpose and enjoy working collaboratively with others.

We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, citizenship or immigration status, color, disability, ethnicity, familial status, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other protected status. 

How You Will Contribute

The department of Prints, Drawings, and Photographs invites applications for the Suzanne Andrée Curatorial Fellowship. The endowed fellowship serves as preparation for an advanced career in a museum, providing professional mentorship and extensive firsthand experience with curatorial work in the graphic arts. Reporting to the head of the department, the fellow is a fully integrated member of PDP, providing input and support in areas relating to the interpretation, care, display, and growth of the PMA’s collection of over 162,000 works on paper, which range from the fifteenth century to Contemporary. In addition, fellows have the opportunity to organize workshops related to their research.

Specifically, you will:

  • Maintain schedule and oversee outreach, art movement, class visits and individual appointments, and coordination of presentations in the Abigail Rebecca Cohen Study Room
  • Respond to queries about the collection
  • Research and catalogue the collection
  • Assist curators with exhibition and publication planning, management, and implementation
  • Prepare condition reports and preliminary research for potential acquisitions, and consult with Paper Conservation
  • Assist with collections assessments, and other projects related to curatorial functions as assigned by curatorial staff
  • Prepare assignments related to bi-annual departmental committee meeting, including justifications for potential acquisitions, PowerPoint presentations, and present assigned works of art or topic to committee
  • Perform a variety of departmental administrative tasks as needed
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Your background and experience include:

  • Master’s degree in art history required
  • Graduate experience beyond an M.A. degree is preferred
  • A demonstrated commitment to scholarship in art history and museum work with a specialization in prints and drawings
  • An ability to work collaboratively
  • An ability to multi-task and negotiate competing priorities while managing longer-term assignments
  • Prior experience in a museum environment or similar art institution

Position and Compensation Details

  • The salary for this position is $42,000
  • The position includes an annual stipend for research and travel.
  • This position is full-time, exempt, and 35 hours per week
  • This position is part of the AFSCME Local 397 bargaining unit
  • This position reports to The Audrey and William H. Helfand Senior Curator of Prints, Drawings, and Photographs
  • This position is anticipated to begin in the summer of 2023 (with flexibility of a start date) and ends August 29, 2025
  • Physical requirements:
  • Able to remain stationary for extended periods of time, to utilize computers and other office equipment required of this job, to perform physically administrative duties in a typical interior office environment, gallery, or exhibit space, and to access most public and staff areas of the museum campus
  • Able to move boxes with works on paper up to 25 pounds
  • COVID-19 vaccination required.
  • Background check required after a conditional job offer is made. Consideration of the background check will be tailored to the requirements of the job.

Institutional Requirements

  • Upholds the professional standards of the field, always acts in a manner that is consistent with the best interests of the museum, and protects and enhances its reputation and standing within the community of museums.
  • Adheres to the museum’s code of ethics and Employee Handbook and avoids any real or perceived conflicts of interest.
  • Shows respect for co-workers and visitors and an understanding of and appreciation for the diversity of the museum’s staff, volunteers, and audiences.
  • Maintains confidentiality.
  • Adheres to all museum protocols, procedures, rules, and policies.

Application Timeline
The deadline to submit applications is March 31, 2023.  

What We Offer

Our employees are at the center of the museum. As an employee, you will have access to numerous museum perks including, but not limited to:

  • Free general admission to the museum for you and your immediate family
  • Discounted guest tickets for admission
  • Discounts on gift memberships
  • Special staff tours and presentations from our curatorial and conservation teams
  • Discounts at the museum restaurant, museum cafés, and museum retail and online stores

We offer a comprehensive benefits package for employees* including:

  • Medical, dental, and vision benefits
  • Fully paid short-term disability insurance, long-term disability insurance, and life insurance
  • Health savings or flexible spending account program
  • Retirement savings program with museum match
  • Paid vacation, personal days, sick days, and holidays

*Eligibility for certain benefits is based on a variety of factors including the employee’s regular schedule and tenure.

How to Apply

Please submit an application online at the link below:

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