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2020 Joseph F. McCrindle Curatorial Internship in European Art (Paid)
2020 Joseph F. McCrindle Curatorial Internship in European Art (Paid)
The Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco (COFAM)
Post Date: 07 Aug 2020

JOB OVERVIEW

The Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums seeks a current graduate or postgraduate scholar of inclusive histories for an internship in the European Art Departments of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco.

GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF PROGRAM, Fall 2020

During San Francisco’s current shelter in place policies, this internship will be conducted remotely/virtually, but will include access and orientation to the European Art collection at the Legion of Honor when possible. The McCrindle Intern, working in close coordination with curators and educators, and in consultation with outside scholars, artists and community members as appropriate/discussed with department staff, will propose new interpretive approaches and/or programs for select works in the European Art collections. This role will bring a critical lens to the collections and suggest inclusive narratives, which trace the factors that shaped European art. This culturally relevant interpretive framework will help visitors experience the galleries and objects from new perspectives and engage new audiences. Specific interpretation projects will be determined based upon mutual agreement of museum staff and fellow.

TYPICAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

The candidate will research select objects, through both museum documentation and academic sources. Typical duties may include in-depth library research, exhibition catalogue/label research, didactic writing, program proposals, and suggestions of critical perspectives to highlights in an accessible and inclusive interpretation of the European Art collections. This position may work closely with the staff in other museum departments including, but not limited to Exhibitions, Graphic Design, and Publications.

SPECIFICS OF THE PROGRAM

This position requires a commit of up to four months of work at 15 hours each week.  Ideally this fellowship will begin in September and conclude in December/January.  A minimum of an MA in a related field is preferred.  Candidate must possess excellent writing and research skills.

COMPENSATION

Hourly Rate of Pay: $25.00

Application Deadline: August 17, 2020

COFAM is the Corporation of Fine Arts Museums and is the privately funded non-profit corporation which supports the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, a department of the City and County of San Francisco.

COFAM is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination in all phases of employment in accordance with all federal, state, and local laws. Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco are the city’s largest public arts institutions and comprise the de Young and the Legion of Honor museums. The de Young, designed by Herzog & de Meuron and located in Golden Gate Park, showcases American art from the 17th through the 21st centuries, international contemporary art, textiles and costumes, and art from the Americas, the Pacific, and Africa. The Legion of Honor displays a collection of over 4,000 years of ancient and European art including Auguste Rodin’s The Thinker and houses the Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts in a Beaux-Arts style building overlooking Lincoln Park and the Golden Gate Bridge. Job Details

Job Reference:20575
Posted on:06 Aug 2020
Closes on:17 Aug 2020 23:55
Department:Curatorial
Job level(s)Entry/graduate
Work type(s)Part-time/Non-benefited (< 20 hours/week)

JOB DETAILS

Location
San Fransisco, California

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