Museum Education and Public Practice Fellowship

The Metropolitan Museum of Art offers a fellowship in museum education and public practice. One fellow is selected per year to focus on gallery teaching and interpretation within the context of art museums, examining aspects of the intersection of museum learning, education theory and philosophy, art practice and art history, cultural and social history, and/or the sciences.

The fellow is required to engage with the public and with peers at least twice during the course of the fellowship. This engagement can include leading a public program and leading a discussion with staff or peers. The fellow is also required to work with Metropolitan Museum Education staff to develop a half- or full-day public program, including a lecture and/or round-table discussion, in order to open a dialogue about museum education and public practice for the New York City and broader tristate audience. During his or her tenure, the fellow teaches, trains, and shares knowledge about educational practices with the internal and external Museum community. In addition, the fellow contributes to the teaching of various constituents, including families with children, adults, and Museum volunteers.

The fellowship is intended for an individual with a minimum of three to five years of experience in the museum field or in work that intersects with museum education practices, such as public or community-based programming; curatorial practice; evaluation; audience or social research; socially engaged art practices; and other relevant areas. The term of the fellowship is six months and must take place between September 1, 2016, and May 31, 2017. The fellow must be in residence at the Museum for the duration of the fellowship period. The stipend amount is $21,000 with up to an additional $6,000 for research-related travel (maximum of two weeks) and miscellaneous expenses.

Deadline for all application materials, including letters of recommendation:
November 6, 2015, 5:00 p.m. (ET)


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