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Interdisciplinary Fellowships at The Metropolitan Museum of Art (2020-2021)

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Organization
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Website
Country
United States
Location
New York, NY
Opportunity Type
Award/Fellowship
Opportunity Discipline
All Disciplines
Application Deadline
12/06/2019

Description

THE METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART INTERDISCIPLINARY FELLOWSHIP 2020-2021 The Metropolitan Museum of Art collects, studies, conserves, and presents significant works of art across all times and cultures in order to connect people to creativity, knowledge, and ideas. The Museum lives in three iconic sites in New York City—The Met Fifth Avenue, The Met Breuer, and The Met Cloisters. Since it was founded in 1870, The Met has always aspired to be more than a treasury of rare and beautiful objects. Every day, art comes alive in the Museum's galleries and through its exhibitions and events, revealing both new ideas and unexpected connections across time and across cultures. With the arrival last summer of Max Hollein, Director of The Met, there is a new opportunity to focus on developing narrative related to the collections that is entirely multi-centric. His vision for The Met is about the intersections of collection areas and cultural overlap, stressing connectivity of cultures fostering multiple narratives and viewpoints. This is at the center of the creation of this unique interdisciplinary fellowship opportunity. This new Fellowship falls within the Museum’s within the Museum’s History of Art and Visual Culture Fellowship program. The Fellowship will encourage projects that move between the departments of the museum and may result in work that goes beyond the traditional boundaries. The Met is looking for a creative, talented and innovative individual for this one-year fellowship. The Fellow will work with one or more supervisors and mentors across Department areas, and will have the opportunity to work closely with other members of the professional staff and as part of the larger community of Fellows at The Met. The museum’s collection, libraries, archives, programs and other resources should be seen as a jumping off point for projects that find their principal focus in areas that include, but are not limited to Anthropology, Dance, Film Studies, Literary Studies, and Musicology. The Fellowship stipend for the 12 month period is $42,000 for Junior fellows and $52,000 for Senior* fellows. Both Junior and Senior fellows receive an additional $6,000 for research related travel and conferences. The Fellow is expected to be in residence full-time, 5 days a week, and work collaboratively with museum staff. The application deadline date is December 6, 2019 for all application materials including letters of recommendation. The ideal candidate must have: • Master's-level graduate degree, or be pursuing or holding a Ph.D., or contemplating graduate study or professional placement in a discipline noted above, and in related field/s. • Evidence of excellent achievement and potential for future achievement • Realistic project goals and work to be accomplished within the timeframe of the fellowship period. • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively in a team environment • Excellent communication and organizational skills Interested applicants should submit their resume, a statement of interest and intent, project proposal, three letters of recommendation, an example of past work and official transcripts (MA and pre-doctoral fellowship applicants only) to Marcie Karp, Senior Managing Educator, Academic and Professional Programs at Academic.Programs@metmuseum.org (subject line: Interdisciplinary Fellowship 2020-2021). * Senior fellowships are available to those who hold a PhD on the date of application and/or are well-established scholars in their field of expertise. THE METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART INTERDISCIPLINARY FELLOWSHIP IN EDUCATION AND PUBLIC PRACTICE 2020-2021 The Metropolitan Museum of Art collects, studies, conserves, and presents significant works of art across all times and cultures in order to connect people to creativity, knowledge, and ideas. The Museum lives in three iconic sites in New York City—The Met Fifth Avenue, The Met Breuer, and The Met Cloisters. Since it was founded in 1870, The Met has always aspired to be more than a treasury of rare and beautiful objects. Every day, art comes alive in the Museum's galleries and through its exhibitions and events, revealing both new ideas and unexpected connections across time and across cultures. With the arrival last summer of Max Hollein, Director of The Met, there is a new opportunity to focus on developing narrative related to the collections that is entirely multi-centric. His vision for The Met is about the intersections of collection areas and cultural overlap, stressing connectivity of cultures fostering multiple narratives and viewpoints. This is at the center of the creation of this unique interdisciplinary fellowship opportunity. This Education and Public Practice Fellowship gives space for the thoughtful exploration of knowledge creation and sharing through collaborative approaches, creative teaching, and dynamic presentation platforms. The fellow will move between the departments of the museum and may result in work that goes beyond the traditional boundaries. The Met is looking for a creative, talented, and innovative individual for this one-year fellowship. The fellow will be anchored in the Education Department and work with one or more supervisors and mentors across Department areas. From the perch of education and public practice, this fellow will have opportunities to work closely with other members of the professional staff and as part of the larger community of fellows at The Met. The Museum’s collection, libraries, archives, programs and other resources should be seen as a jumping off point for projects that find their principal focus in areas that include, but are not limited to, Anthropology, Dance, Film Studies, Literary Studies, and Musicology. Museum Education and Public Practice Fellows explore connections between public practice, education, and the humanities. This fellowship can focus on but is not limited to gallery teaching, interpretation, activating the archive, examining the intersection of museum learning and education theory and philosophy, creative practices, art history, cultural and social history, and/or the sciences. During his or her tenure, the fellow contributes to the programming for and with various constituents. The Fellowship stipend for the 12 month period is $42,000 for Junior fellows and $52,000 for Senior* fellows. Both Junior and Senior fellows receive an additional $6,000 for research related travel and conferences. The fellow is expected to be in residence full-time, 5 days a week, and work collaboratively with museum staff. The application deadline date is December 6, 2019 for all application materials including letters of recommendation. The ideal candidate must have: • Master's-level graduate degree, or be pursuing or holding a Ph.D., or contemplating graduate study or professional placement in a discipline noted above, and in related field/s. • Evidence of excellent achievement and potential for future achievement • Realistic project goals and work to be accomplished within the timeframe of the fellowship period. • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively in a team environment • Excellent communication and organizational skills Interested applicants should submit their resume, a statement of interest and intent, project proposal, three letters of recommendation, an example of past work and official transcripts (MA and pre-doctoral fellowship applicants only) to Marcie Karp, Senior Managing Educator, Academic and Professional Programs at Academic.Programs@metmuseum.org (subject line: Interdisciplinary Fellowship in Education and Public Practice). *Senior fellowships are available to those who hold a PhD on the date of application and/or are well-established scholars in their field of expertise.

Application Instructions / Public Contact Information

Applicants should submit the materials required for each opportunity to Marcie Karp, Senior Managing Educator, Academic and Professional Programs at Academic.Programs@metmuseum.org (subject line: Interdisciplinary Fellowship 2020-2021 or subject line: Interdisciplinary Fellowship in Education and Public Practice). Questions may be sent to Academic.Programs@metmuseum.org.

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