Appel à candidature : « Postdoctoral Curatorial Fellow (Art of the Ancient Americas), Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) »

americasmain_0The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) announces a search for candidates for a Postdoctoral Curatorial Fellowship. This one-year fellowship, with option of renewal for a second year, in the museum’s Ancient Americas department will provide curatorial training and support scholarly research in connection with developing exhibitions and related projects. Striving to combine the strengths of academic art history, anthropology and the art museum, this Fellowship is designed to attract exceptional scholars in the field of anthropology of art, specifically scholars who are interested in the theoretical links between the peoples and cultures of the ancient Americas and contemporary native ritual practices, beliefs and art production. The Postdoctoral Fellowship supports the highest level of professional development, with opportunities to be fully integrated into all aspects of LACMA’s emergent research center for the Ancient Americas. The Fellow will be specifically charged with developing a series of workshops and symposia focused on the anthropology of art, which will be explored in an accompanying exhibition.

The position starts in late spring or early summer 2014.  The annual compensation of $50,000 includes salary ($36,400), benefits, and a travel allowance. Applicants must submit a cover letter that addresses interest in the Fellowship, a statement, not to exceed three pages, describing the applicant’s research interests and accomplishments, curriculum vitae, a published paper or other writing sample and three sealed letters of recommendation.  All application materials should be combined in one envelope and must be received no later than February 14, 2014. Hard copies only will be accepted.  Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Please send application materials to:
Human Resources
RE: Mellon Postdoctoral Curatorial Fellowship
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
5905 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90036

The ideal candidate will have a Ph.D. in anthropology, pre-Columbian art history or related discipline. Candidates with field experience are strongly encouraged to apply. Proficiency in Spanish and a native indigenous language is preferred. Excellent writing, organizational, and public speaking skills, together with a strong interest in the interpretation, care, and display of works of art, is essential, as is the ability to work collaboratively. The goal of this Fellowship is to provide opportunities for a talented scholar to learn how to translate their knowledge of ancient American cultures and new theoretical approaches to the art and cultures of ancient America within the space of a museum.

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