Appel à candidature : « Kress Interpretive Fellowship – Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York »

The Metropolitan Museum of Art is seeking eligible candidates for the Kress Interpretive  Fellowship for 2012-2013. This fellowship aims to cultivate students and young professionals interested in museum careers and focuses on curatorial and educational collaboration.

The Fellow’s activities will focus on collection presentation in the Museum’s galleries, interpretation, and teaching. Specifically, s/he will participate in the ongoing discussions concerning the reinstallation of the new European Paintings galleries, scheduled to reopen in May 2013. The Fellow will be involved with discussions concerning the arrangement of the new gallery installations, design and presentation, coordination of the installation with didactic material and the development of interpretive strategies and teaching methods aimed at the adult visitor.

The individual will assist with the training of volunteers for this audience and, if possible, teach in the new galleries once they open. The Fellow will also learn about how our Paintings Conservation Departments involvement with the reinstallation has helped shape our understanding of the work of art. The Fellow will develop a digital handbook for those who teach adults with suggested ways of incorporating material knowledge of the artworks into their gallery teaching.

Eligible candidates will have an M.A. degree in art history, and a commitment to teaching. The ideal candidate will have prior experience with painting processes.

The Fellowship stipend for the 12 month period will be $25,000. The fellow is expected to be in residence full time, 5 days a week and will work collaboratively with curators, educators and conservators. The deadline for all applicants is June 1, 2012. Interested applicants should submit their resume, a statement of interest and intent, and a writing sample no more than 1000 words to:

Marcie Karp, Managing Museum Educator for Academic Programs at

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