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  • Summer 2024 Internships at the Baltimore Museum of Art

    Posted: March 28, 2024

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    The Baltimore Museum of Art is currently recruiting for summer internships!

    Applications are due April 28th. Documents can be submitted through this form.

  • Museum Exhibit Design Internship (Paid)

    Posted: March 20, 2024

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    Gallagher & Associates
    Exhibition Content Coordinator Internship Announcement
    Remote

    Gallagher & Associates is looking for a motivated individual who strives for excellence in exhibit
    coordination, content development, and interpretive planning. Our intern candidate would have
    a background in museum studies/public history (or related experience), an interest in writing,
    history, and museums, and a passion to help our team of designers create world-class exhibits.
    G&A is focused on storytelling and creating an exciting museum experience for all visitors.
    Interns in the Coordination/Content department will work with our integrated design team to tell
    stories that include a diverse set of voices, create experiences that cater to all learning/visitor
    types, and ensure that all our designs are in service of the visitor and the museum’s community.

    Potential Tasks Include
    ● Participate in interpretive planning, including research and writing to support design
    concepts.
    ● Coordinate, review, and manage client content as assigned.
    ● Maintain databases for tracking images, script, and artifacts.
    ● Assist coordination team with project deliverables for presentations and client meetings.
    ● Copy edit content summaries, presentation decks, and other written material as needed.
    ● Assist with image research and acquisition as directed.
    ● Assist with content research as needed.
    ● Assist with final artwork production tracking as needed.
    ● Assist with user-testing as needed.

    Additional Intern Activities
    ● Passion Project – The intern will work with the other interns in the office to produce a
    master plan for a hypothetical museum/exhibition/experience that all of the interns will
    agree on. This will be presented to the company at the end of the semester. This project
    allows the intern to have a fully realized project that they can use in their portfolio.
    ● Mentorship opportunities – The intern will have the opportunity to work with the
    Coordination and Content teams and can choose a mentor for the semester based on
    the career path they are interested in pursuing.
    ● Staff Meet and Greets – The intern will have the opportunity to have conversations with a
    staff member of every discipline at G&A to get a sense of all the people and tasks that
    are needed to create a museum.

    What we look for in an intern:
    ● A strong interest in or curiosity about experience design and storytelling.
    ● Ability to work and multi-task in a fast-paced, collaborative environment.
    ● Attention to detail, accuracy, and quality.
    ● Strong communication skills (verbal, written, and illustrative).
    ● Adaptability and ability to respond to the changing needs of varying clients and projects.
    ● Being an accountable and contributing member of the studio.
    ● A desire to push your personal creative growth.

    Qualifications
    ● Currently enrolled in an undergraduate/graduate program in Museum Studies, Public
    History, or a related field.
    ● Excellent writing and communication skills.
    ● Close attention to detail and ability to work within strict deadlines.
    ● Ability to multitask and be proactive.
    ● Strong people skills and proper business etiquette.
    ● Knowledge of FileMaker Pro, Microsoft Office Suite, and Google Suite preferred.
    Requirements
    ● Internship will start on June 4, 2024. Must be able to attend training sessions that week.
    ● Must fulfill your program’s required internship hours (ideally 3 days a week from 8:30 –
    5:30 EST) if necessary.
    ● Must be located in one of the following states: California, Colorado, the District of
    Columbia, Delaware, Georgia, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Missouri, New
    Jersey, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Washington.

    Please submit resume and references to
    Sydney Rhodes ([email protected])

  • Internship with the National Museum of the U.S. Army

    Posted: March 5, 2024

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    The National Museum of the U.S. Army is has posted a new internship opportunity for Summer 2024.

    We are now accepting applications for the following position:

    • Graduate Historic Research Intern
    • Museum Education Intern

    The National Army Museum’s mission is to tell the history and traditions of the country’s oldest military service through the eyes of the American Solider. The Museum is located in Fort Belvoir, VA.

    Internships allow current or recent undergraduate or graduate students the opportunity to gain experience in museum education, historic research, or exhibition research and development. Internships may be complete in-person or virtually and all internships are unpaid. 

    To learn more about these opportunities please visit our website, https://www.thenmusa.org/get-involved/internship-opportunities/ 

    Applications are due by close of business Friday, Apr. 19, 2024 . Send resume, cover letter, and writing sample to [email protected]. Include the job title for which you are applying in the subject line.

  • Internship with the Ringling Brothers

    Posted: February 28, 2024

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    Get paid while spending your summer learning valuable skills, gaining professional experience, and bolstering your resume at The Ringling, the state art museum of Florida governed by Florida State University.

    Summer internship applications are OPEN now and CLOSE April 8, 2024.

    The Ringling is located on 66-acres of beautiful waterfront property in Sarasota, Florida. We offer summer internship opportunities across various departments like Archives, Curatorial, Education, Marketing, and Technical Theater – each earning $15-hour, 40-hous per week. To help defray housing costs, The Ringling has partnered with New College of Florida’s housing office so accepted Ringling summer interns can stay in a nearby hotel for less than $50 a day.

    To learn more and APPLY, please go to: https://bit.ly/RinglingSummerInternships. Questions? Please email [email protected]

  • 2024 Paid McDermott Internships at the Dallas Museum of Art

    Posted: February 28, 2024

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    The Dallas Museum of Art would like to share with your institution information regarding our 2024-2025 McDermott Internship, a full-time, paid internship that provides those with undergraduate or graduate degrees in art, art history, art education, museum studies, and related fields the opportunity to explore a museum career.

    McDermott Interns spend nine months working closely onsite with staff in their areas and those across the Museum on a variety of exhibitions and programs. Interns are offered benefits as well as opportunities for cultural enrichment outside the DMA and $500 toward their qualified professional development. Eight specific internship positions are available and applications are due March 18, 2024.

    Additionally, we are offering eight paid Summer Art Camp Intern positions, open to current students who are interested in supporting in person DMA summer camp programs for children aged 4-12. Note that the application deadline for these positions is March 31, 2024.

    Please feel free to share this email with relevant instructors, current students, and upcoming graduates or alumni. Interested individuals can apply through the job postings linked on the DMA’s Internships page at https://dma.org/about/internships, which include complete position descriptions and instructions.

  • Internships at the B&O Railroad Museum

    Posted: February 28, 2024

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    The B&O Railroad Museum is the birthplace of American Railroading, we tell the story of the industrial, economic, and cultural impact the railroads had on the city, the nation, and the world. Additionally, our museum strives to be a central resource for the community to find support and thrive in a 21st century landscape: through workforce development programs, educational outreach and programs, historical preservation, and events.

    We are eager to find like-minded individuals who share the same passion for history or civic involvement and want to develop their skills in a multifaceted organization that supports the community in addition to providing high quality content to help tell the story of American through the lens of railroading.

    The B&O Railroad Museum has internship opportunities in several areas, including:

    • Archives & History
    • Events & Programming
    • Educational Programs and Tours
    • Marketing & Social Media
    • Retail & Merchandising
    • Development

    The museum offers both paid and unpaid internships. Paid internships are often associated with grant-funded projects and are competitive. Job descriptions for paid internships will be posted separately. Unpaid internships are available through our Summer, Fall, and Spring semesters in multiple departments. We also work with students to ensure that they receive credit for their internships, if applicable.

    Apply here.

    SUMMER:

    10-week Full / Part Time (possibility for remote work)

    • Application Deadline: 4/1/24
    • Schedule: June 3rd – August 2nd

    FALL:

    15-week Part Time (possibility for remote work)

    • Application Deadline: 6/24/24
    • August 26th – December 9th

    SPRING:

    15-Week Part Time (possibility for remote work)

    • Application Deadline: 12/2/24
    • January 27th – May 2nd
  • Nan Pinkard & Aurelia Bolton Curatorial Internship – Summer 2024 at the Homewood Museum

    Posted: January 24, 2024

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    NAN PINKARD & AURELIA BOLTON CURATORIAL INTERNSHIP

    Summer 2024

    Location: Homewood Museum

    PROJECT

    This internship will include a $1,500 stipend to be paid for approximately 100 hours of work over the course of 8 weeks during Summer 2024 at Homewood Museum (15.00/hr). The selected candidate will work with the Curator of Collections to arrange a schedule that works best to complete these hours.

    This summer, the Pinkard-Bolton intern will work closely with JHU Museums’ Curator of Collections to conduct original research on the mid-19th century history of Homewood Museum with the goal of completing an online exhibition to present their research.

    Work will potentially include research focused on convict labor and slavery when the property was under the ownership of Samuel Wyman. Students will be expected to conduct research on site at Homewood and possibly at other archives in the Baltimore area. Over the course of the semester, the selected student will have opportunities to conduct archival research, practice writing for a general museum audience, and gain practical experience in day-to-day museum work.

    ELIGIBILITY

    All candidates must be enrolled as undergraduate students at Johns Hopkins University and should have some relevant coursework in at least one of the following: American art, American architecture, American history, anthropology, material culture, education, or the Museums & Society Program. Information on Homewood Museum may be found online at http://museums.jhu.edu.

    TO APPLY

    Applicants should submit a resume or curriculum vitae, a reference letter from a professor or previous supervisor, as well as a letter of interest describing interests and relevant experience by Friday, March 15, 2023. All materials should be emailed to Michelle Fitzgerald, Curator of Collections, at [email protected].

    QUESTIONS: Interested Johns Hopkins undergraduate students are welcome to contact Michelle Fitzgerald at [email protected].

  • Summer 2024 Internship with the National Baseball Hall of Fame

    Posted: January 19, 2024

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    The National Baseball Hall of Fame is accepting applications for Summer 2024 internship positions! 

    For more than twenty years, the Frank and Peggy Steele Internship Program for Youth Leadership Development has provided undergraduate and graduate students with hands-on training in numerous professional careers. This 10-week program offers a bi-weekly stipend for all interns and can be completed for course credit. Scholarships are available!

    All available positions, their descriptions, and frequently asked questions can be found on our website at: BaseballHall.org/Intern

    Please share this information with anyone that may be interested! All questions can be directed to [email protected]

    The Education Department

    [email protected]

    National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, 25 Main Street, Cooperstown, NY 13326

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  • Mirken Family Postbaccalaureate Fellowship in Museum Practice

    Posted: April 12, 2024

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    Mirken Family Postbaccalaureate Fellowship in Museum
    Practice (Colby College Museum of Art, full-time position)

    Job Description
    Department: Museum Communications
    Pay Rate Type: Hourly

    The Mirken Family Postbaccalaureate Fellowship in Museum Practice offers a comprehensive
    introduction administrative functions within an art museum, with particular focus on
    communications and public engagement. The successful candidate will significantly contribute
    to making the museum more visible and inviting and improving access to its programs and
    resources.

    The Mirken Fellow supports social media, marketing, the development of digital and print
    communications, and other activities that encourage audiences to visit and participate. In
    addition, the Fellow builds connections in the field of art and helps to create professional
    pathways for Colby students by helping to plan and execute the logistics of an annual
    professional development trip for seniors in the Colby College art department.

    The Mirken fellow reports to the communications manager and the Barbara Alfond director of
    exhibitions and publications and works with all departments including communications,
    administration, advancement, collections, curatorial, and engagement.

    The Mirken Family postbaccalaureate fellowship in museum practice at the Colby College
    Museum of Art will support a two-year appointment to the museum, with the possibility of a
    renewable third year.

    THE MUSEUM AND ITS MISSIONThe Colby College Museum of Art is a collecting and teaching museum dedicated to the
    preservation, display, and interpretation of the visual arts. We embrace within our collections
    works of art from diverse cultures and historical periods, with a focus on American art, and
    commitment to collecting and exhibiting contemporary art. We manage these resources for the
    benefit of the Colby College community, the region, and the nation and aspire to display works
    that embody the highest standards of achievement.

    A COMMITMENT TO EQUITY AND INCLUSION
    Working to advance equity and inclusion in the field of American art—and, by doing so, in the
    wider world—is core to our mission. We feel the urgency of national and campus conversations
    on inequality and are keenly aware of the unique responsibility that we have as an academic art
    museum—as a place where we can listen, ask questions, and challenge assumptions—to engage
    in this dialogue, and to act. We affirm the Colby Museum’s commitment to multidisciplinary
    teaching and learning and our potential for deep engagement with students will be leveraged in
    this effort toward fighting racialized violence, injustice, and inequality; and we encourage
    inquiries from candidates who will contribute to the diversity of our college, including its
    cultural and ethnic diversity.

    ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
    · Support museum communications and information access
    o Assist the communications manager in executing the museum’s digital marketing, including:
    § Crafting and posting content to the museum’s website and social media accounts
    § Assembling the museum’s “What’s Happening at the Colby Museum” e-newsletter, which
    is distributed biweekly to more than 25,000 subscribers
    § Serving on the advisory committee for The Lantern, the museum’s digital arts magazine
    § Designing and distributing print materials for the promotion of museum initiatives
    · Update and maintain the centralized photography archive of museum images; maintain digital
    and print archives of museum advertising, collaterals, and earned media
    · Research and facilitate rights and reproduction requests for images of artworks in the museum’s
    collection
    · Support and facilitate student engagement and pathways
    o Work with Colby Art faculty to plan, schedule, and arrange all logistics for the department’s
    annual Mirken field trip offering seniors majoring in art exposure to careers in the arts
    · Mentor and delegate work projects to student interns supporting with museum marketing and
    communications
    · Provide support for the museum’s exhibitions and publications
    o Assist the director of exhibitions and publications with logistics for exhibition installations
    · Maintain the internal exhibitions website, including content management and updates
    · Assist with exhibition catalogue proposals, correspondence with publishers, designers and
    editors, rights and reproductions and photography, and production and distribution of publication
    projects
    · Support with the distribution and sale of Colby Museum publications, including organizing book
    fair opportunities and book sales, conducting outreach to booksellers and arts organizations, and
    posting publications on the Colby Museum website.
    · Attend and support museum special projects and events, including occasional night and weekend
    events
    · Perform additional duties as assigned; duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any
    time with or without notice

    QUALIFICATIONS:
    · Bachelor’s degree or the equivalent in education and experience. Recent grads encouraged to
    apply
    · Relevant coursework in art history and demonstrable administrative experience preferred
    · Highly motivated, flexible, and comfortable with diverse audiences
    · Outstanding interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills with a high level of
    motivation
    · Unwavering commitment to fostering an antiracist, equitable work environment supportive of
    people from different cultures, backgrounds, and life paths
    · Excellent writing and design skills and attention to detail
    · Experience in a professional environment, able to work collaboratively within a team and a
    diverse organization
    · Able to work independently as well as in a team, exercise judgment, establish priorities, and
    manage projects with minimal supervision and to adjust as new projects are assigned
    · Ability to effectively collaborate with staff, students, and faculty
    · Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite, Adobe Creative Suite, especially Photoshop and
    InDesign, WordPress, and Google applications; familiarity with digital cloud collaboration
    platforms preferred

    KEY RELATIONSHIPS
    :
    Reporting to the communications manager and the Barbara Alfond director of exhibitions and
    publications, the fellow also works closely with the manager of collections and registration and
    deputy director, and has ongoing interactions with all museum teams as well as Colby faculty,
    students, staff, alumni, and museum guests.

    WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
    :
    General open office and campus environment. Position involves sitting, although frequent
    movement is necessary. Occasional lifting is required. Computer usage involving repetitive
    hand/wrist motion is also necessary. Some night and weekend work required based on museum
    events.

    Apply here

  • Job Opportunity – Middlebury College Museum of Art

    Posted: March 28, 2024

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    Sabarsky Graduate Fellow

    Unleash your passion for art and culture as the next Sabarsky Graduate Fellow at the Middlebury College Museum of Art! Dive into collections, shape exhibitions, encourage in-gallery language exploration (French speakers particularly encouraged to apply), and build digital engagement.

    This is a full time, benefits eligible, salaried position with a hiring range of $37,539-45,982 per year. This is an 18-month term-limited appointment beginning July 1, 2024 and ending December 31, 2025.

    Core Responsibilities:

    – Provide background research on exhibitions that will be developed at Middlebury, including work related to the museum’s Salon Louis XVI collections, and research artists and objects in the museum’s collection.

    – Collaborate with the Associate Director for Operations and Finance and the Director of Engagement to draft a digital engagement strategy for the museum, including goals for digital pedagogy and exhibit enhancement.

    – Support the Associate Director for Operations and Finance in maintaining and updating the museum’s website, blog, and social media platforms, including crafting various forms of content.

    – Work with HARC and other faculty to create video and other digital tools to support faculty teaching and museum engagement efforts based around objects in the museum’s collection.

    – Facilitate language study in the galleries and develop resources for supporting various modes of language instruction.

    – Assist the Museum Registrar with designing, publishing, and distributing (via Amazon, the museum’s website, etc.) an eBook version of the museum’s recently published collection handbook.

    – Present one public talk on a topic of your choice.

    Requirements:

    – ​​Bachelor’s Degree required; preference will be given to recent graduates of Middlebury College.

    – Excellent writing, editing, and proofreading skills required.

    – Must be highly proficient in at least one language other than English, with a strong preference for proficiency in French.

    – Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe Creative Suite, and web editing/content management systems essential; digital photography and video editing experience preferred.

    – Prior museum experience preferred but not required; preference will be given to students who have worked at the museum during their undergraduate years, History of Art and Architecture or Studio Art majors, and participants in the Museum Ambassadors Program.​​

    To learn more and apply: midd.art/sabarsky.

  • Hood Museum Board of Advisors Mutual Learning Fellow

    Posted: March 6, 2024

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    Aiming to encourage, build, and sustain diversity, equity, and inclusion in the arts, the Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth, is seeking aspiring museum workers for the 2024–27 Hood Museum Mutual Learning Fellowship. This three-year, three-person mutual learning cohort comprises positions in the museum’s CuratorialCommunications, and Digital Platforms Departments

    The fellowship is designed for entry-level candidates who wish to work in the arts and culture sector but do not have the advanced degrees (i.e., master’s or doctoral degrees, or graduate-level coursework) or professional experience and network often required by similar job postings. Instead, following an apprenticeship model, this program emphasizes intensive on-the-job learning, with each member of the cohort spending all three years of the program within one specific discipline. The base salary starts at $24.52/hour (approximately $51,000 annualized). This full-time, compensated position includes full medical, dental, vision, life insurance, and retirement benefits. 

    For more information about the fellowship, please visit: https://hoodmuseum.dartmouth.edu/hmafellowship

    To apply, please visit the Dartmouth job portal: https://searchjobs.dartmouth.edu/postings/72710

    Application deadline: April 1, 2024

  • Archeology Internship Opportunity – Colonial National Historical Park

    Posted: March 5, 2024

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    Job Listing – CRDIP Archaeology Member with the Colonial Historical Park and the Northeast Archaeological Resources Program

    American Conservation Experience, a nonprofit Conservation Corps, in partnership with the National Park Service (NPS) and through the Cultural Resources Diversity Internship Program, is seeking an Archeology Member to assist in the project partnership between Colonial National Historical Park and the Northeast Archeological Resources Program that uses archeology to discover and interpret evidence of the lives of Africans and African Americans enslaved at the Travis Plantation.

    The Cultural Resources Diversity Internship Program (CRDIP) is a professional development internship that introduces students and recent graduates, from backgrounds historically underrepresented in the National Parks, to career opportunities within Cultural Resource Management in the NPS. CRDIP participants will have the opportunity to attend several professional development webinars as well as write blogs or create videos about their projects throughout their term. To learn more: https://www.nps.gov/subjects/tellingallamericansstories/join-us.htm

    For more information and to apply, please visit: https://usaconservation.applicantpool.com/jobs/1073455

    Start Date: May 13,  2024

    Estimated End Date: August 2, 2024

    *a 12-week minimum commitment is required *

    Location: Colonial National Historical Park- Yorktown, VA

    Living Allowance: The ACE Member is expected to contribute ~40 hours/week and will receive a living allowance of $700/week to offset the costs of food and incidental expenses, dispersed bi-weekly.

    Housing: Housing is the responsibility of the member and not provided by ACE or NPS. A reimbursement not to exceed $1,000/month will be provided to help offset the cost of housing.

    Public Land Corps Hiring Authority: Members serving under this agreement may be eligible for a federal hiring authority upon completion of their term of service. PLC projects also include specific eligibility requirements such as age and citizenship. Please contact ACE staff with questions about eligibility, or view general information online here.

    For more information and to apply, please visit: https://usaconservation.applicantpool.com/jobs/1073455

  • Jock Reynolds Fellowship in Public Programs

    Posted: February 19, 2024

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    The Jock Reynolds Fellowship in Public Programsis a full-time, one-year fellowship, with the possibility of renewal for a second year, intended for an emerging professional with an advanced degree who is considering a career in public programs and engagement. Yale University Art Gallery programs connect curricular, cocurricular, and community initiatives and interests through a range of in-person and digital engagement opportunities. Situated in the Education Department, reporting to the Jane and Gerald Katcher Curator of Programs, and working closely with colleagues and collaborators across Yale University, New Haven, and beyond, the fellow will gain broad experience in museum work and public programs and engagement. The fellow will participate in the Wurtele Gallery Teacher training program and learn from museum educators about art-based pedagogies and the Gallery’s global collections. The fellow will also participate in Gallery-wide and department-specific Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Accessibility, and Belonging (DEIA/B) training sessions and initiatives.

    The focus of this fellowship is to develop, present, and evaluate programs and to help create public-engagement resources and materials. The fellow will help forge connections among the Gallery’s multiple audiences and surrounding communities.

    Emerging scholars with an advanced degree in art history, studio art, museum studies, public humanities, or a related field, as well as a strong interest in interdisciplinary and community-based approaches to engagement, are encouraged to apply. Foreign nationals are eligible to apply. We welcome applications from individuals of all backgrounds, especially those from groups traditionally underrepresented in the museum field.

    At least one year of programming experience in a museum is required. The fellow must reside in the Greater New Haven area for the term of the fellowship. The workweek is Monday through Friday, 8:30 am to 5:00 pm, with some evening (especially Thursdays during the semester) and weekend work required. The work is in person and will entail movement among the open office space, the galleries, and the campus and community, along with use of computer and audio/visual equipment. Other duties as assigned by supervisor.

    The successful candidate will have excellent communication, interpersonal, research, and writing skills; a demonstrated ability to communicate with museum staff, faculty, students, and the public in a knowledgeable, professional, and kind manner; a demonstrated ability to connect with diverse collaborators and audiences; a demonstrated ability to take initiative and anticipate actions needed; experience presenting live programs (both virtual and hybrid) on Zoom Webinar and developing digital content using Adobe Creative Cloud or comparable software programs; and a commitment to fostering a culture of DEIA/B.

    Expected start date: summer 2024

    Salary range: $50,000–$56,000, commensurate with education and experience; a competitive benefits package, including health insurance; a modest professional-development stipend; and reimbursement of relocation costs up to $1,000. For more details, visit https://postdocs.yale.edu/postdocs/benefits.

    Interested and qualified applicants must submit a CV with the names of three references and a cover letter that addresses the candidate’s interest in the fellowship. Email applications (in PDF format) to: Molleen Theodore, the Jane and Gerald Katcher Curator of Programs, [email protected], by Monday, March 18, 2024. Please send your email with the subject line “Jock Reynolds Fellowship Application.”

    Yale University considers applicants for employment without regard to and does not discriminate on the basis of an individual’s sex, race, color, religion, age, disability, status as a veteran, or national or ethnic origin; nor does Yale discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity or expression.