Mellon Curatorial Fellow seeks Deputy Director/Chief Curator’s Office | No Deadine Specified

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The two-year Mellon Curatorial Fellow is the primary administrative and research support for the Office of the Deputy Director/Chief Curator, a fast-paced office central to our artistic and research mission. The Fellow also coordinates extensively with the Office of the Director and President/COO, as well as our curators and conservators, and must be comfortable moving outside their area of expertise.


  • M.A. in an area of the arts
  • Minimum of three to five years’ experience in an executive and/or curatorial department
  • Excellent history of demonstrating initiative
  • Ability to balance multiple tasks and projects and maintain the priorities of the Deputy Director/Chief Curator, as well as diplomatic acumen
  • Excellent computer skills, especially Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint)


  • Provide research support for diverse curatorial projects, and communicate effectively with project stakeholders, management, and our curatorial team
  • Serve as the chief administrative liaison for the Deputy Director/Chief Curator, oversee the office calendar, and schedule both short- and long-term projects
  • Coordinate among the office of the Director and President/COO, curators, conservators, and all other departments as necessary
  • Handle confidential trustee, personnel, and budget matters requiring absolute discretion
  • Help prepare materials for all important committee and other meetings as needed

Reports to: Deputy Director/Chief Curator

Starting date: Immediately

Work schedule: Monday through Friday, 9 am to 5 pm; some evening and weekend hours, as necessary

To apply: Please submit your curriculum vitae and a cover letter outlining your suitability to the position to