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Posted: 04/04/2012

Employer
The Preservation Society of Newport County
Museum Affairs

The Preservation Society of Newport County is Rhode Island’s largest cultural organization that is dedicated to preserving and protecting Newport County’s architectural heritage. A 501(c)3 organization, the Preservation Society maintains eleven historic properties and landscapes and strives to connect the public to Newport’s cultural and architectural heritage. The Preservation Society interprets its properties’ architecture, interiors, decorative arts, landscape, and social history through a variety of public presentations and events.


Position
The Preservation Society of Newport County Decorative Arts Fellowship
Type
Professional Opportunity
Location
Newport, RI
Uni
Details
$15,000
 

The Preservation Society of Newport County announces a one-year fellowship in 18th century American decorative arts beginning on July 1, 2012.  The fellowship is intended to provide individuals with experience in research and cataloging the collections of the Nichols-Wanton-Hunter House (c.1748), which features important works by 18th century Newport furniture makers.  The Fellow will be responsible for researching, developing, and updating catalogue entries and participating in the public programs of the Museum Affairs Department. 

Fellows will receive a stipend of $15,000 (including benefits), which includes housing in Newport for the duration of the fellowship.

A recent M.A. or Ph.D. in Art History or the decorative arts is required.  Applicants who will receive their M.A. or Ph.D. by June 30, 2012 will also be considered.  Broad knowledge of American art history and decorative arts (particularly 18th century furniture) is required.  Proven ability to organize and manage multiple projects and meet rigorous deadlines is necessary as are strong research, writing, and public speaking skills.  A minimum of one to two years working in a museum environment and demonstrated experience with object-based learning are required.  

OPen until
Until Filled

How to apply
Review of applications will begin on May 1, 2012 and will continue until the position is filled. To apply, please submit: • A cover letter that includes academic background, reasons for applying, and complete contact information. • Comprehensive resume detailing education and employment history • Two academic or professional letters of recommendation • A writing sample (15 page maximum) After reviewing all applications, fellowship candidates will be selected for in-person or telephone interviews. Position open to all candidates. Must possess valid work authorization for the duration of the Fellowship. Applications materials should be sent to: Caitlin Emery Museum Programs Coordinator Preservation Society of Newport County 424 Bellevue Avenue Newport, RI 02840
Caitlin Emery
Phone: 4018471000
ADDRESS
The Preservation Society of Newport County
The Preservation Society of Newport County
Newport, RI 02840
Uni

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