27 Oct 2017

Full-Time Job Annenberg Curatorial Fellow

Los Angeles County Museum of Art (Job Poster)Los Angeles, California, United States

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With more than 120,000 objects dating from ancient times to the present, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) is the largest art museum in the western United States. A museum of international stature as well as a vital part of Southern California, LACMA shares its vast collections through exhibitions, public programs and research facilities that attract over a million visitors annually. LACMA’s eight building complex is located on twenty acres in the heart of Los Angeles, halfway between the ocean and downtown. Learn more about the museum by exploring lacma.org.

The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) announces a search for a candidate for the Wallis Annenberg Curatorial Fellowship.
This two-year fellowship in the museum’s European Paintings and Sculpture department will provide curatorial training in connection with the permanent collection, with a focus on the diverse audiences that LACMA serves. Striving to combine the strengths of academic art history and the art museum, this Fellowship is designed to attract exceptional emerging scholars to the curatorial field. The Annenberg Curatorial Fellowship supports the highest level of professional development with opportunities to be fully integrated into all aspects of curatorial work, including research and cataloguing, exhibition organization, education and publications, acquisitions, conservation, public speaking, and fundraising. The ultimate goals for the Fellow is to achieve a deep understanding of the variety of skills needed to succeed as a curator in a major department in an encyclopedic museum; to hone those skills through the mentorship of the department, cross-departmental collaborators, and his/her work; and to be able to confidently apply those skills to a future career as a museum professional.

The ideal candidate will have a Ph.D. in art history or related field. Candidates from historically underrepresented groups in the curatorial field are especially encouraged to apply. Prior museum experience, ideally involving Old Master painting and sculpture, is preferred. The ability to work collaboratively is essential, as are excellent writing, organizational, and public speaking skills, together with a strong interest in the acquisition, interpretation, care, and display of works of art.

The position starts on September 1, 2018. Compensation includes an annual salary, benefits, and a travel allowance. Applicants must submit a cover letter that addresses interest in the Fellowship, a statement, not to exceed 1,000 words, describing the applicant’s research interests and accomplishments; a complete curriculum vitae; a published paper or other writing sample; and three sealed letters of recommendation. All application materials should be combined in one envelope. Hard copies only will be accepted. Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

An Equal Opportunity Employer: It is the policy of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art to provide all persons with equal employment practices and opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age, veteran or marital status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.


Application Deadline: February 1, 2018

Please send application materials to:

Human Resources
RE: Annenberg Curatorial Fellowship
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
5905 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90036

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• Job Title: Annenberg Curatorial Fellow
• Job Type: Full-Time Job
• Employer: Los Angeles County Museum of Art
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• Location: Los Angeles, California, United States

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