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Andrew W. Mellon Post-Doctoral Curatorial Fellow
Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine
Date Posted 01/12/2022
Admin-Other Administrative Positions
Employment Type
Application Deadline Open until filled

Title Andrew W. Mellon Post-Doctoral Curatorial Fellow
Posting Number S00910JP
Department Museum of Art
Job Summary
First preference will be given to applications received by January 24th, 2022
The Andrew W. Mellon Post-Doctoral Curatorial Fellowship at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art offers curatorial training and the opportunity to strengthen the academic role of the Museum’s collections, facilitating the use of original works of art by faculty and students. The Fellow will work as part of a curatorial team and will report to the Curator. 
Responsibilities include: 
  • Promotes faculty engagement with the collection through introductory and ongoing 

workshops designed to develop curricular opportunities. 
  • Facilitates object-based class sessions in the Museum’s dedicated art-study classroom.
  • Organizes teaching exhibitions with students and faculty across the disciplines, acknowledging and encouraging new directions in research, scholarship, and dissemination. 
  • Supports diversity, equity, and inclusion priorities and projects.
  • Contributes to the ethical acquisition (and possible deacquistion) of works of art.
  • Curates and organizes at least one major scholarly exhibition and accompanying publication. 
  • Conceives and implements programming (lectures, symposia) related to exhibitions and the Museum’s permanent collection. 
  • Assists the Museum’s digitization efforts and digital humanities initiatives. 

This is a three-year appointment with an expected start date of July 1, 2022.  This position offers a competitive salary and benefits, as well as an annual travel and research fund. 
Education/Skills Requirements
  • A recent Ph.D. in art history or a related field stressing visual culture and/or cultural heritage is required. Applicants who will receive their Ph.D. by June 30, 2022, will also be considered.  
  • Broad knowledge of art history and interest in a career in the museum field desired.  
  • Proven ability to work on multiple projects within a collaborative and deadline-driven environment. Strong research, writing, and public speaking skills are essential.  
Experience Requirements and/or Equivalents
  • A minimum of one year working in a museum environment and demonstrated experience with object-based learning are required. Experience with digital humanities is preferred. 
Standard Work Days and Hours
Usually Monday through Friday, 8:30 to 5:00, although occasional evening and weekend work is required.
About Bowdoin
Bowdoin embraces diversity in all forms, and the College is home to talented students, faculty and staff—with a variety of racial, ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds; religious beliefs; and gender identities, among other factors. 
We encourage applications from candidates committed to the support of an inclusive campus community and those who will enrich and contribute to the College’s multifaceted diversity. We value a community in which individuals of all backgrounds are warmly welcomed and encouraged to succeed.
Founded in 1794, Bowdoin has maintained its commitment to the liberal arts for well over 200 years. Bowdoin’s reputation as a preeminent liberal arts college rests on the excellence of its faculty, students, and staff; intimate size; strong sense of community; and connections to the people, history, and natural beauty of Maine. 
Bowdoin’s campus is situated in a beautiful natural setting. Located in Brunswick, Maine, a town of approximately 20,000, the College is a short drive from the Maine coast, twenty-five miles from Portland and 120 miles from Boston.
Employment Category Full Time Year Round
FTE 1.00
Benefits Eligible Yes
Pay Type Salaried
Background Check Package Requirements Faculty/Administrative
Is driving a vehicle (e.g. Bowdoin vehicle or off road vehicle, rental car, personal car) an essential function of this job? No
Is a pre-placement physical required for this position? No
Posting Date 01/11/2022
Applications Accepted Until
Open Until Filled No
Type of Posting Internal/External
Special Instructions to Applicants
EEO Information
Bowdoin College complies with applicable provisions of federal and state laws that prohibit unlawful discrimination in employment, admission, or access to its educational or extracurricular programs, activities, or facilities based on race, color, ethnicity, ancestry and national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, age, marital status, place of birth, genetic predisposition, veteran status, or against qualified individuals with physical or mental disabilities on the basis of disability, or any other legally protected statuses. 

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