Fellowship Opportunity: Rubin Museum of Art Curatorial Fellowship

The Rubin Museum of Art is a dynamic environment that stimulates learning, promotes understanding, and inspires personal connections to the ideas, cultures, and art of the Himalayas. Now in its second decade, the Rubin welcomed over 200,000 visitors last year and has a growing membership of more than 4,000 households.

Contained within five floors of galleries are several long-term rotating installations drawn from the permanent collection as well as frequent short-term loan exhibitions that are more broadly conceived in concept, art, geography, medium, and time. The Museum presents over 250 films, performances, and on-stage conversations annually as well as a robust roster of other educational initiatives. The ground floor is free-to-all and is a lively nexus for conversation, shopping, and refreshment.

The Museum’s collection includes over 3,500 objects spanning more than 1,500 years up to the present day. Renowned for its quality and depth, the collection focuses on art from the Tibetan Plateau and is broadened by a significant number of important examples from surrounding regions, including Nepal, Bhutan, India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, China, and Mongolia.

About the Position: The fellowship term will provide insight in to critical aspects of museum work including exhibitions, research, collections management, conservation, art handling, education, and publications. The Fellow will be expected to participate in the Museum’s programmatic and intellectual life during regular staff hours. This is an exempt 12-month appointment term with the possibility of an extension to 24 months.

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