STIP: Zvi Grunberg Resident Fellowship at the Bruce Museum, 2017-2018
The Bruce Museum, founded in 1908, is a world-class, community-based museum that promotes the understanding and appreciation of Art and Science. The comprehensive collection of 15,000 objects includes art of the United States, American Indian, Asian, European, and pre-Columbian art, as well as decorative arts, costumes, textiles and natural history and science specimens. The Museum mounts between 12 and 16 exhibitions annually, many with scholarly publications, and the majority of which are curated by museum staff. As an educational institution, the Bruce Museum provides programs for diverse audiences that relate to the permanent and temporary exhibitions and collections. The Museum is located in Greenwich, Connecticut, 35 miles east of New York City, just off I-95 and steps away from Metro-North Railroad’s Greenwich station.
The Bruce Museum seeks an emerging scholar to work with curators and educators in researching and developing all aspects of art exhibitions and related programs. The Zvi Grunberg Resident Fellow will assist in the planning and creation of art exhibits and will be responsible for the implementation of related research, interpretation, and administrative duties. Many of the upcoming art exhibits at the Bruce Museum will focus on modern and contemporary art. The Fellow will also manage the development and implementation of adult public programs, some of which include lecture and film series, a graduate student symposium, and educational special events. This Fellowship offers a unique opportunity for object-based research and the creation of educational programming, as well as the availability of senior staff for personalized career-mentorship.
The Zvi Grunberg Resident Fellowship term is 39 weeks, from mid-September 2017 through May 2018, with a stipend of $20,000 plus benefits. This is a full-time temporary position, 35 hours per week, for a maximum of 39 weeks. Includes paid: five days vacation, four standard holidays (Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s Day, Memorial
Day) and four floating holidays, four sick days, and one personal day.
The fellow is eligible to participate in group life, health, and dental insurance plans. He/she is expected to spend his/her fellowship period in residence at the Bruce Museum.
Consideration will be given to M.A. or Ph.D. students or recent graduates in art history or a related field. Postdoctoral candidates must have completed their degree within the last three years. In all cases, the most competitive candidates will have expressed interest in a museum career.
The following items are to be included in the application (incomplete applications cannot be considered).
1. A cover letter explaining the applicant’s interest in the
fellowship and his/her status in their M.A./Ph.D. program. The letter should include a personal statement indicating how this fellowship fits with your degree/career preparation, experience, and goals. Essay should not exceed 500 words, or two double-spaced typed pages.
2. Complete curriculum vitae of education, employment, honors,
awards, and publications with phone and email contacts listed.
3. Two letters of recommendation, one should be from Department
Chair or Academic Advisor if possible. Letters should be sent directly by recommenders.
4. Undergraduate and graduate transcripts from all colleges,
universities, and professional schools previously attended.
5. Writing sample from an academic paper or published work; should
not exceed 4000 words.
A Selection Committee consisting of staff members, trustees, and committee members will review applications. A small group of applicants will be invited for final interviews.
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS:
The application due date for the 2017-2018 Fellowship is April 14, 2017.
Submit all material to:
Kathleen Holko, Manager of School and Tour Services, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Zvi Grunberg Resident Fellowship Program Bruce Museum
1 Museum Drive
Greenwich, CT 06830-7157
Please no phone calls.