The Museum of Modern Art is seeking three Contemporary and Modern Art Perspectives (C-MAP) fellows (three to five days per week, subject to agreement between MoMA and the candidate) to support research in the following focus areas and reporting to MoMA curators as noted:
Led by senior MoMA curators, each C-MAP group is comprised of staff from MoMA’s curatorial, International Program, Education, Library and Archives, and Publications departments, and will explore the convergence of themes, discourses, and practices in the visual arts of each respective area throughout the 20th century. Following the direction of the group leader, and in consultation with group’s members, the fellow plans for and executes a lively program of visits by international and domestic scholars, as well as group travel to applicable countries. Possible outcomes of the group’s work and travel include research that will benefit the Museum’s program and the field at large, expansion of the Museum’s global network and international partnerships, acquisitions of artworks, and online publishing.
Qualified candidates will be graduate students or will hold a graduate degree in art history, anthropology, cultural studies, and/or a related field in the humanities (or the equivalent in countries outside the US). MPhil or PhD candidates preferred. Independent curators or researchers with a specialized knowledge of art in India and South Asia, art in Central and Eastern Europe, and art in Latin American and/or the Caribbean will also be considered. Strong knowledge of Western 20th- and 21st-century art history within a global context and additional knowledge of art history in India and South Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, and Latin America and the Caribbean preferred. Excellent writing and verbal communication skills. Demonstrated research capabilities. Familiarity with travel in Central or Eastern Europe, South Asia, or Latin America and the Caribbean preferred. Knowledge of basic office procedures and skills. Written and spoken fluency in one or more languages of Central and Eastern Europe, South Asia and Asia, or Spanish, French, or Portuguese preferred.
Please submit resume and cover letter, ideally in one PDF document, including salary requirements, to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please reference the position title/department in the subject line. Application deadline for Central and Eastern Europe C-MAP fellow is May 22, 2017. Application deadline for the Asia C-MAP fellow and the Latin American C-MAP fellow is June 1, 2017.