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:
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.
Applicants need not have attended college but will have graduated high school.
A strong, demonstrated commitment to American Indian art or museums is important.
Fellows are non-supervisory.
Email submission only. Submit your resumé and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline for applications: August 15, 2020. Finalists will be invited for an interview. Native Americans are encouraged to apply.