The Phillips Collection’s Makeba Clay Diversity Fellowship

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The Phillips Collection’s Makeba Clay Diversity Fellowship

The Fellowship will support The Phillip Collection’s Institutional History Project. In 2021, The Phillips Collection celebrated its centennial, which ushered in a period of reflection and encouraged thoughtful considerations on how we move into the future. We launched the Phillips Collection Institutional History Project (IHP) to that end. The fellow will work closely with and be mentored by the curatorial and DEAI departments. The position requires advanced research and strong communication skills, an interest in interdisciplinary approaches to history-based projects, and an interest in both local DC history and art history. We encourage applicants with backgrounds in history, cultural history, art history, digital humanities, and interdisciplinary scholars to apply.

Brief Description

OrganizationMassachusetts Institute of Technology
Education LevelFellowship
Access ModeOnline
Number of AwardsNA
Contest DeadlineSeptember 19, 2022
Application FeesNA
RequirementsFellowship application

Who is Eligible?

  • Successful applicants will demonstrate how they will contribute to the institution’s diversity, including identifying with an ethnic, gender, or ability group that is underrepresented or having overcome a disadvantage or other impediment to success in the museum field.
  • Ideal candidates include students currently enrolled in graduate studies or higher at a university or recently graduated. We will consider undergraduate juniors and seniors with strong research, methodology, and writing skills.
  • Excellent oral, written, and communication skills.
  • Demonstrated research skills
  • Strong organizational and computer abilities, including proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Ability to work independently, thoroughly, and with attention to detail.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment, multi-task, and manage priorities.
  • Experience with standard office procedures and practices.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • It conducts extensive historical research on The Phillips Collection and necessary social, political, and cultural contexts. This would include visiting archives, libraries, etc.
  • We are developing and researching digital timelines and other digital platforms to present multimedia content.
  • I was interpreting and drafting content narratives.
  • I am compiling archival materials.
The Phillips Collection’s Makeba Clay Diversity Fellowship(1)

How to Apply?

Please submit a résumé, letter of interest, two letters of recommendation, a writing sample, and complete transcripts.

Application Deadline

The deadline for the online submission of the application and supporting documents is September 19, 2022.

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