JOB: Curatorial Fellow for Asian American Art at SAAM

The Smithsonian American Art Museum seeks Curatorial Fellow for Asian American Art. This two-year job offers invaluable professional experience for an exceptional emerging scholar interested in an art museum career. The selected candidate will play a key role in an initiative to expand the representation of works by artists of Asian and Pacific Islander descent in SAAM’s collection and galleries. Working with a supervisory curator, they will be active in acquisitions planning and development; collections assessment and research; project administration; and gallery installation and interpretation. The fellow will also participate in the upcoming reinstallation of SAAM’s permanent collection galleries and in the intellectual life of the museum’s Research and Scholars Center.

The ideal candidate will have completed Ph.D level graduate studies or be ABD in Asian American art or history, and have a record of museum experience and/or scholarly publication. The position is classified as temporary, full-time Federal employment (GS-9), with a starting salary of $ $61,947 plus benefits. The position begins in August 2022.

The posting is open through March 10, 2022

Please submit applications at:
https://www.usajobs.gov/job/633269900 (Status/MPA)
https://www.usajobs.gov/job/633310400 (Non-Status/DEU)

The Smithsonian Institution is an equal opportunity employer.

Author: Camara Dia Holloway

I am an art historian specializing in early twentieth century American art with particular focus on the history of photography, race and representation, and transatlantic modernist networks. I earned my PhD at Yale University in the History of Art Department. Besides my leadership role as the Founding Co-Director of the Association for Critical Race Art History (ACRAH), I am recognized for my expertise on African American Art, particularly African American Photography, and as a seasoned consultant for exhibitions, museum collections, and symposia/lectures planning.

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