John Walsh Fellowship in Museum Education
The John Walsh Fellowship at the Yale University Art Gallery is a two-year fellowship intended for an emerging professional in the arts considering a career in museum education. Reporting to the Jan and Frederick Mayer Senior Associate Curator of Public Education and working closely with colleagues from the Education Department, other Gallery departments, and additional collaborators at and beyond the Yale University Art Gallery, the Fellow will be fully integrated into all aspects of the Education Department’s work, from planning to execution. They will gain broad-based experience in academic museum education over the course of the fellowship, including: K–12 public education; interdisciplinary and interactive teaching with objects; university-level outreach and teaching programs; execution and evaluation of educational offerings for various audiences; school, youth, adult, and community groups; and teachers, families, and adult visitors.
The focus of this two-year fellowship is to explore teaching in the university museum and to help develop materials that can be used in K–12 and university-level teaching. The Fellow will participate in the rigorous Wurtele Gallery Teacher training program and learn from museum educators about art-based pedagogies and the collection. An advanced degree and one year of museum teaching is required. Additional duties as assigned by supervisor. Occasional evening and weekend work will be required. Residence in the greater New Haven area for the term of the fellowship is required.
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: Jessica Sack, The Jan and Frederick Mayer Senior Associate Curator of Public Education.
Application review begins Monday April 15. This position is generously endowed by the Nolen-Bradley Family Fund for Education.
Yale University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes applications from women, members of minority groups, persons with disabilities, and protected veterans.
Categories: Humanities, Fellowships