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The Curatorial Fellowship Program at the Harvard Art Museums is designed to broaden the experience of scholars embarking on professional careers in art history who are considering the museum profession. The Harvard Art Museums’ global collections encompass cultures across Asia, North Africa, Europe, and the Americas from ancient times to today.

Duties and Responsibilities:

• The Kelekian Curatorial Fellow will participate in the organization of a special exhibition on early Celtic (in the broadest sense) art, provisionally titled “The Many Faces of Celtic Art, from Antiquity to the Present,” preparing gallery texts and other interpretive materials and planning exhibition-related programs.

• The Curatorial Fellow will also contribute to a museums-wide, multi-year rethinking of the permanent collections galleries that seeks to expand the classical canon, center previously overlooked works of art, propose fresh perspectives, address difficult histories, and develop new ways of presentation in partnership with members of the university and other local and global communities.

• The Curatorial Fellow carries out objects-based and provenance research, undertakes cataloging of the permanent collection in the museums’ database, contributes to scholarship in the field, and assists with a broad range of other curatorial activities, including new acquisitions and donor cultivation.

• Foregrounding the museum’s teaching and research mission, the Curatorial Fellow also helps provide content expertise and support for teaching in the galleries and the Museums’ Art Study Center, including staffing Art Study Center sessions approximately three hours a week, participates in a series of art handling workshops, and contributes to a rich offering of public and academic interpretive programs across various platforms.

• The Curatorial Fellow will be an active member of the Fellows’ cohort and will participate in regular cohort meetings and in the annual Fellows symposium at the end of the spring semester.

• The Curatorial Fellow may supervise students and temporary employees.

PLEASE NOTE: This position is an on-site position.

The Harvard Art Museums are committed to equity and inclusion in its staff and to engaging with a wide range of audiences and constituents, and welcome applications from candidates of diverse backgrounds who share these interests and commitment.

Basic Qualifications:

MA in art history or archaeology of the ancient Mediterranean

Additional Qualifications:

• PhD preferred; focus on the Roman world or pre-Roman Italy preferred, interest in later Iron Age Europe welcome

• Curatorial or related experience helpful; interest in challenging canonical narratives strongly encouraged

• Proficiency in a relevant foreign language

• Commitment to fostering the appreciation of works of art in a museum context

• Excellent organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills; ability to work independently as well as collaboratively

Application Materials

Please apply online with a letter of interest and a résumé or curriculum vitae. Complete applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, starting January 31, 2024 (depending on posting date) and continuing until the position is filled.

Upon review of initial applications, successful candidates will be notified to submit two letters of recommendation. Other supporting documents may include transcripts and writing samples.

Please apply online with letter and resume or curriculum vitae here:…

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, or any other characteristic protected by law.