New Century Fellowship (Limited Term)

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New Century Fellowship (Limited Term)

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*Cover letter is required with application.*

This position will provide housing accommodations.

Summary: The New Century Fellowship is funded by the Ford Foundation and Walton Family Foundation, seeks to provide professional art museum experience and mentorship to individuals from diverse backgrounds, especially those underrepresented in the museum field. The grant is designed to diversify leadership in art museums; the New Century Fellowship will assist in this goal by providing entry-level, foundational experience to recent graduates.

The New Century Fellowship is a year-long educational position in the division of Program and Interpretation. Reynolda House will give preference to applicants who express how they will add to the diversity of Reynolda House and to the work of art museums. Reynolda House does not seek to define or limit what constitutes diversity.

The fellowship, taking place in academic year 2018-19, will be focused on public programs. The museum’s offerings include lectures, live-events, and community outreach projects that incorporate mission-driven initiatives into varied models of public engagement. Public programming at Reynolda House seeks to engage our audience with the museum’s artwork, the estate, and the region’s history. The Public Programming Fellow will work with the Director of Public Programming to execute planned events, as well as co-create future programs. The Fellow will be asked to undertake the planning of a special project that bridges a community need and the museum’s resources, drawing upon the Fellow’s interests, expertise, and desired professional development.

The fellow will receive mentoring from the Director of Public Programming and from the Museum’s Executive Director, and will have opportunities to interact with museum leaders from the surrounding community. The fellow will complete the Business Essentials for Nonprofits certificate program through Wake Forest University.

Essential Functions:

  • Attends and assists in the implementation of regular public programs.
  • Assists in the creation and planning of future programming.
  • Plans, budgets, and executes a special project dependent on institutional needs and Fellow’s interests and skills.
  • Coordinates and participates in Community Listening Sessions in which small groups from targeted community populations are convened to share their thoughts and feelings about Reynolda.
  • Develops at least two community partnerships.
  • Attends and contributes to regular staff meetings.
  • Becomes familiar with the history of Reynolda and its collection (i.e.fine art, decorative arts, archives, historic house, and furnishings).
  • Participates in evaluation of the first year of the New Century Fellowship.

Required Education, Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

  • Applicants must have graduated with a bachelor’s degree in relevant field within the last five years.
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and a collaborative spirit.
  • Ability to engage with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.
  • Skill in prioritizing workflow and managing resources.
  • Ability to attend to details in planning, organizing, and coordinating activities and special events.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills.
  • Ability to multi-task and demonstrate sound judgment and discretion.
  • Ability to learn and follow security policies and procedures essential to the preservation of historic properties and fine art collections.
  • Proficiency in computer skills and Google applications.
  • Ability to work occasional evening and weekend hours, as needed.
  • Reliable transportation (museum has free parking).

Preferred Education, Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

  • Fluency in Spanish.


  • Responsible for own work.

Note: This position profile identifies the key responsibilities and expectations for performance. It cannot encompass all specific job tasks that an employee may be required to perform. Employees are required to follow any other job-related instructions and perform job-related duties as may be reasonably assigned by his/her supervisor.

In order to provide a safe and productive learning and living community, Wake Forest University conducts background investigations and drug screens for all final staff candidates being considered for employment.

Wake Forest seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce, and encourages qualified candidates across all group demographics to apply.

Winston-Salem, North Carolina, United States






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Posted: 2/28/2018
Application Due: 4/3/2018
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