Brown Post-Baccalaureate Curatorial Fellow

Northampton, Massachusetts
Mar 22, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Brown Post-Baccalaureate Curatorial Fellow

Museum of Art

Smith College

Smith College is accepting applications for a Brown Post-Baccalaureate Curatorial Fellow.  Reporting to the Curator of Prints, Drawings, and Photographs the Curatorial Fellow will provide administrative support for the broad range of programs and activities undertaken by the Smith College Museum of Art Curatorial Department, including assisting in specific exhibition projects and the management, research, access, and record-keeping on works of art in the four curatorial divisions; Prints, Drawings, and Photographs; Painting and Sculpture; Asian Art; and Contemporary Art. This is a 1 year, limited-term, possibility of renewal.


Collection and Exhibition Support: Provide administrative and organizational support to curators and for the Cunningham Center for the Study of Prints, Drawings, and Photographs. Assist with cataloguing, documentation, and creation of files for new acquisitions to the collection; research works and update records in MIMSY (SCMA’s collections database); serve as a point of contact for researchers and students seeking to use archival materials related to collections and exhibitions; participate in the development of a new filing system for collections and take an active role in implementing this system; realize operational efficiencies within the department. Manage all details related to the execution of “Student Picks” program and open hours; including working with students to select objects, working with the Marketing Department on developing and implementing a marketing plan, and coordinating production of posters, promotional materials, and website, and assisting with design and implementation of program evaluation. Coordinate and write for the Museum blog. Coordinate the work of exhibition teams. Curate permanent collection installations as needed. With other staff, plan and implement new student programs and initiatives.

Departmental Operations: Provide support as needed for department and special projects organization. Answer routine correspondence and field phone and emails. Provide support for the Cunningham Center Manager as needed.


Education/Experience: Bachelor’s degree in art history, art, or other humanities field. Strong research skills, hands-on experience with original works of art, and experience with collections databases highly preferred.

Skills: Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills, and strong basic competence with computers. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Must be willing/able to lift up to 50 pounds, and work 1 evening a month (4pm-8pm).

Review of applications will begin immediately.  To be considered for this position, apply online at

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