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Samuel H. Kress Interpretive Fellowship
1-year position

The Walters Art Museum is offering a unique opportunity for an individual who has completed a degree (B.A, M.A., or Ph. D.) in art history, art education, studio art or museum studies and who is pursuing or contemplating graduate study or professional placement in these or related fields. The Interpretive Fellowship will be for twelve months and is funded by the Samuel H. Kress Foundation. The Fellow will be closely mentored by Jacqueline Copeland, Deputy Director for Audience Engagement, and Dr. Robert Mintz, Chief Curator, and will be a part of a cross-divisional team participating in the planning and production of interpretive strategies. The Fellow will develop a recommended plan that will suggest interpretive strategies to successfully engage our audience. The plan will be implemented over the following years as galleries are reinstalled. The interpretive strategies will be catered to the Walters’ diverse audience of life-long learners.

The Fellow will gain first-hand experience in a world-class museum with an extensive collection of European Art. The Kress Interpretive Fellow will gain confidence through the mentoring relationships and valuable instruction and will greatly enhance their knowledge and skills, becoming better prepared for a career in art museums.

The Fellowship is for a 12-month period beginning August 2014 and ending July 2015.

For consideration, please submit a cover letter stating your interest in the project, a résumé and two references to jobs@thewalters.org. Application end date: July 7, 2014.

The Walters Art Museum is an EOE/A drug and smoke free environment.