Intern, YUAG PhD

Updated: 3 months ago
Location: New Haven, CONNECTICUT
Job Type: FullTime
YUAG - Academic Affairs
Intern, YUAG PhD
Cullman-Payson Post-Doc Fellow
None - Not included in the union (Yale Union Group)
Overtime Eligible - (Yale FLSA Group)
Full time
2 years from date of hire
Administration & Operations
Associate (00)
Central Campus
1111 Chapel Street New Haven, CT 06510
Standard (M-F equal number of hours per day)
The Cullman-Payson Fellowship is a post-doctoral opportunity intended for an emerging professional considering a career in academic affairs in a university art museum. Reporting to the Bradley Senior Associate Curator for Academic Affairs, and working closely with others in the Education Department, the Fellow will be fully integrated into the department and gain broad-based experience in academic museum education, including interdisciplinary and interactive teaching with objects, academic curating, research, and implementation of support programs for university course visits to the Gallery. The Fellow will: participate in and contribute to many aspects of the department’s university-level programs and activities, from planning to execution; coordinate and lead university-level course tours; conduct research on objects in the Gallery’s encyclopedic collection to support Academic Affairs; represent the Gallery at Yale student orientations, events, and activities, and support curricular exhibitions by maintaining checklists throughout the exhibition process. The Fellow will propose a special project in Academic Affairs toward the end of the first year, to be completed during the second year in residence. Occasional evening and weekend work will be required. Scholars and curators with an interest in cross-disciplinary analysis and/or pedagogical methods are particularly encouraged to apply. Preference will be given to candidates with a demonstrated interest in art of the modern or contemporary periods. Residence in the greater New Haven area for the term of the fellowship is required.
Essential Duties
1. Support the coordination and implementation of course visits to the Gallery’s object study classrooms, working closely with the Bradley Associate Curator to aid professors in selecting appropriate works for their class visits; plan and, when appropriate, assist in teaching.
2. Support Academic Affairs by managing object packages and checklists for course visits and curricular exhibitions in The Museum System (TMS).
3. Conduct research about YUAG collections objects in support of Yale course tours or curricular exhibitions as needed
4. Participate in Gallery Teacher training program during the first fall, gradually assuming responsibility for leading university course discussions in the galleries with the BSACAF as needed.
5. With the BSACAF, develop and implement an outreach plan to Yale faculty and academic departments across the disciplines to encourage and support university-level course visits to engage with the Gallery’s permanent collections and special exhibitions.
6. With the BSACAF, help design two curricular exhibitions per year in the Levin Study Gallery.
7. Coordinate Faculty Workshops, peer-to-peer learning opportunities for faculty to teach with objects.
8. Support the assessment and evaluation of education programs.
9. Organize regular meetings of the Art Gallery’s Fellows, as assigned, to create a sense of community among them and provide opportunities that enrich their experience at the Gallery.
10. Other duties as assigned.
1. Gain experience in academic museum education, including interdisciplinary and interactive teaching. 2. Participate in assessment and evaluation of education programs. 3. Produce and facilitate training programs, workshops, and other learning opportunities. 4. Coordinate educational visits, student extra-curricular activities, tours, and other programming. 5. Represent Art Gallery at various student and faculty venues, promoting education at the gallery. 6. Interact with the public, visiting scholars, and students to exchange information. 7. Develop and implement outreach. 8. May perform other duties as assigned.
PhD in Art History or related field.
Demonstrated ability to teach in an art museum or museum and classroom.
Excellent communication, interpersonal, and writing skills; demonstrated ability to communicate with museum staff and public in a knowledgeable and professional manner; ability to connect with diverse audiences including those with special needs.
Self-directed. Ability to take initiative and anticipate actions needed.
Demonstrated customer service attitude with the ability to be a team player in an active museum environment. Positive attitude that supports department’s goals.
Excellent organizational skills with the ability to handle multiple tasks and meet demanding deadlines. Ability to work well under pressure. Demonstrated accuracy and strong attention to detail.
1. Post Doc in Art History or other relevant academic field is required.
2. 2 years of teaching experience in an art museum or museum and classroom.
3. A strong interest in and familiarity with museums; commitment to object-based research and teaching.
4. Knowledge of standard PC software programs, including word processing, database and desktop publishing.
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The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the essential functions that will be required of the position and should not be construed as a declaration of specific duties and responsibilities of the particular position. Employees will be assigned specific job-related duties through their hiring departments.
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