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.
The Heard Museum will be offering this program for three consecutive years. Successful applicants from years one or two may reapply for an additional fellowship year. 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 to include
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 must have graduated high school.
A strong, demonstrated commitment to American Indian art or museums is important. Familiarity or interest in textiles and weaving practices, particularly Navajo textiles is a plus.
Deadline for application is Friday, August 17, 2018. Fellowship begins Oct. 1, 2018. Finalists will be invited for an interview. American Indian tribal members are encouraged to apply.
Send cover letter and resumĂ© in PDF form only to email@example.com with the subject line: Mellon Fellowship Application.