Employment | Heard Museum
ADVANCING AMERICAN INDIAN ART

Employment

The Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship

Posted 7/2/20

Paid Fellowship: Yes, contract wage
Time Required: 28 hours per week

The Heard Museum is offering a paid nine-month fellowship program for those with an interest in American Indian art and culture who want to learn about museum collections management, collections care and conservation as it relates to Navajo textiles. The nine months will be broken into three, three-month sessions that provide a mentored orientation to collection care, interaction with Navajo weavers, textile specialists and conservators. Opportunities to attend a minimum of two key museum conferences will be provided.

Fellows will receive a contract wage equivalent to $20 per hour at 28 hours per week, for 33 weeks, and the Heard will consider Fellows for ongoing employment at the Heard Museum as well as providing connections and references to the Fellows searching for employment or further education at other institutions.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

Employment Requirements:
Applicants must clear a background check. Fellows must be able to lift up to 25 pounds, push loaded object carts and climb ladders. Familiarity with computers and Microsoft Office software. Interpersonal office skills.

Education:
Applicants need not have attended college but will have graduated high school.

Previous Experience:
A strong, demonstrated commitment to American Indian art or museums is important.

Decision Making:
Fellows are non-supervisory.

To Apply:
Email submission only. Submit your resumé and cover letter to hr@heard.org. Deadline for applications: August 15, 2020. Finalists will be invited for an interview. Native Americans are encouraged to apply.

Mission Statement


The mission of the Heard Museum is to be the world’s preeminent museum for the presentation, interpretation and advancement of American Indian art, emphasizing its intersection with broader artistic and cultural themes.

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Appraisals


The Heard Museum does not perform appraisals; however, the Heard Museum Council, one of our volunteer organizations, holds a semi-annual Appraisal Day event where people can bring their items to be appraised for a fee. Appraisal days occur in the spring and fall. Please check our calendar of events page for upcoming dates.