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By joining the Brooks you would be working with a well-established organization that is the largest fine arts museum in the state of Tennessee. The Brooks is a multifaceted institution consisting of art from antiquity to the present in a wide range of media. This is an exciting time to consider joining the museum, which is continually growing and changing. We welcome your application for currently posted positions, and also encourage you to re-visit this site for information about future opportunities.
About the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art:
Founded in 1916 and located at 1934 Poplar Ave. in historic Overton Park, Memphis Brooks Museum of Art is home to Tennessee’s oldest and largest major collection of world art. More than 10,000 works make up the Brooks Museum’s permanent collection, including works from ancient Greece, Rome and the Americas; Renaissance masterpieces from Italy; English portraiture; American painting and decorative arts; contemporary art; and a survey of African art. The Brooks Museum enriches the lives of our diverse community through the museum's expanding collection, varied exhibitions, and dynamic programs that reflect the art of world cultures from antiquity to the present.
The Memphis Brooks Museum of Art is an equal opportunity employer and seeks diversity in its workforce. Equal Opportunity Employer.
Job Title: Joyce Blackmon Curatorial Fellowship in African American Art and Art of the African Diaspora
Summary: The inaugural Joyce Blackmon Curatorial Fellowship is a two-year fellowship, subject to renewal for an additional year. The successful candidate will be from a traditionally under-represented background in the art museum field, the addition of which will add to the diversity and excellence of our program. The Fellowship is designed to help prepare successful candidates for a career as an art museum professional in these fields. This is an especially exciting time to be a part of the Brooks as we begin the process of moving to a new building in downtown Memphis around 2024.
The Fellow will work on acquisitions, collections stewardship, exhibition organization, publication, and launching an affinity group for collecting in this area. The Fellow will also have mentoring and professional development opportunities through interaction and supervision from key Brooks staff and community stakeholders. In this environment, the candidate will gain hands-on experience, and further develop expertise and confidence in which to base a career in the art museum field.
Description: This fellowship, beginning at any time, will include a competitive stipend, which includes benefits, plus travel reimbursement. This fellowship is intended as an opportunity for individuals who have completed a degree (B.A., M.A., or Ph.D) in the history of art (or related field) who are pursuing or contemplating graduate study or professional placement in the field of African American Art or Art of the African Diaspora. For a detailed description of the Fellowship visit: http://www.brooksmuseum.org/employment
Letters of interest and cv should be sent to: email@example.com with: Joyce Blackmon Fellow in the subject line.
The Memphis Brooks Museum of Art is an Equal Opportunity Employer and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, sex or national origin. The Brooks promotes an inclusive environment for all employees, who are hired on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need. For further information, please see the museum’s website, which includes our Mission and Values.