Deepen your teaching practice and explore connections between public practice, education, and the humanities as the Museum Education and Public Practice Fellow at The Met.
Each year, one fellow is selected 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. 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.
Additionally, the Museum Education and Public Practice Fellow is expected to fulfill certain public programming requirements. These are:
The fellow must be in residence at The Met for the duration of the fellowship period.
The term of the fellowship is six months and must take place between September 1, 2018, and August 31, 2019.
Applicants to the Museum Education and Public Practice Fellowship at The Met should meet one or more of the following criteria:
The stipend amount is $21,000, with up to an additional $6,000 for research-related travel (maximum of two weeks) and miscellaneous expenses.
All applications must be submitted online and in English. We will not accept applications or related materials via email, postal mail, or in person.
The online application will require you to provide the following:
1. Documents as Microsoft Word or PDF files:
2. Contact information for three recommenders (at least one academic and one professional), none of whom may be current Metropolitan Museum of Art staff. Once you have submitted your recommenders' names, titles, and email addresses, they will automatically be emailed instructions for uploading their letters online. Please note that each letter must include the recommender's complete title and contact information. We encourage recommenders to submit letters in English.
The deadline for all application materials, including transcripts and letters of recommendation, is the first Friday in November at 5 pm (EST).
All applicants will be notified by the last Friday in February following the application deadline.