Telfair Museums in historic Savannah, Georgia, is seeking applicants for the Tenenbaum Museum Education Fellowship to begin fall 2019. The paid fellowship is aimed to promote the museum’s strategic goals for education and audience development, improve diversity in museum professions, and provide valuable job experience and credentials for recent graduates in art education, art history, museum studies, or related fields entering the workforce. The fellowship is intended for a recent graduate who is a member of a group that is currently under-represented in museum professions, including individuals of African-American, Asian, Latino, and Native American descent.
The Tenenbaum fellow will provide general departmental support and work with the Senior Curator of Education as well as education and curatorial staff members on programs linked to a diverse series of exhibitions. The fellow will assist in the development of interpretive resources and evaluation related to major exhibitions, annual education programs (PULSE Art + Technology Festival and Juneteenth) and other educational initiatives (STEAM, Language Arts programs). The fellow will have the opportunity to engage with museum staff, community partners, visiting artists, and museum visitors, and will have the opportunity to write original interpretive content.
The fellow will gain experience in planning and budgeting, and implementation and evaluation of a new education initiative, interpretive project, or public program during the course of the fellowship.
The Tenenbaum fellow will be a paid a competitive full-time stipend and is eligible for regular full-time, non-exempt employee benefits. This is a one-year fellowship, renewable for up to two years. Relocation expenses will not be paid.
- Bachelor’s degree or Master’s degree in education, art education, arts administration, art history, studio art/design or related area
- Degree completed no earlier than May 2018
- Excellent written and oral communication skills
- Excellent interpersonal skills
- Prior educational program experience preferred
- Applicants should reflect the diversity of the Savannah community
How to Apply
Applications must be received by email as instructed below. We will not accept applications via postal mail, fax, or in person. Provide the following documents as Microsoft Word or PDF files:
- Current résumé or curriculum vitae
- Cover letter explaining your interest in the Tenenbaum Museum Education Fellowship
- A recent writing sample, particularly interpretive or educational writing
- A statement, not to exceed 500 words, describing your areas of interest and their relationship to Telfair Museums’ programming
- Contact information for two recommenders (one academic and one professional), including name, title, email address, telephone number, and relationship to the applicant. These recommenders should also submit a letter of reference directly to email@example.com.
Submit all of the above documents (aside from letters of recommendation) as attachments to a single email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Review of applications begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.