In March 2011, The Bass Museum of Art initiated the first of three, one-year curatorial fellowships focusing on contemporary art thanks to generous support from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, as part of its Knight Arts Challenge.
Now in its second year, this Fellowship offers one emerging curator experience in working in a mid-sized art museum while performing curatorial tasks, working alongside other museum departments and dialoguing with artists, collectors and arts professionals in the Miami arts community. Among other responsibilities, the Fellow will conduct studio visits in Miami and assist in developing public programming to engage the art community. He/she will assist in the coordination of exhibition programming and contemporary artists’ projects, and facilitate educational programs for museum members.
“Connecting these curators from across the globe with Miami’s renowned contemporary artists will help to expand the reach of the community’s art scene,” states Dennis Scholl, vice president/arts. “We hope this program will encourage artistic exchange for years to come.”
“These three one-year Knight Curatorial Fellowships seek to enhance the curatorial dialogue in the Miami community, whereby artists, art professionals, collectors and art enthusiasts engage in critical conversations about art and cultural issues as well as promote an exchange of ideas,” states Silvia Karman Cubiñá, Executive Director and Chief Curator, Bass Museum of Art.
The Bass Museum of Art seeks one qualified candidate with some experience in the curatorial field demonstrating exhibition development and project administration. Fluency in English language is required, as well as excellent writing and interpersonal skills. Masters degrees or foreign equivalent are preferred but not required. Strong weight will be given to personal references and strength and creativity of sample exhibition proposal.
Application deadline: Application deadline: DEADLINE EXTENDED to January 15, 2012 12am/midnight
Please email the following documents, all in one email to Leilani Lynch at email@example.com:
1) Cover letter explaining why you would be a good fit
2) A one page CV
3) Three personal references (name, affiliation and email). Do not email recommendation letters.