Curatorial Fellowship – Walker Arts Center


This two-year fellowship is an important training and mentorship opportunity for curatorial work, and its former participants now play prominent curatorial roles throughout the world. Fellows work alongside the Walker’s Visual Arts curators in all phases of exhibition development, including: research; checklist development; lender and artist relations; publication development; writing texts for exhibition interpretation, acquisitions, online content, and press and promotional materials; exhibition floor plan development; installation; and development of interpretive programs related to exhibitions. The Fellow will also assist with other departmental support including acquisitions research, preparation for presentations, leading tours, and donor relations. All in all, this is an ideal environment in which to be immersed in substantive curatorial work.

Qualified candidates for this position will have an M.A. degree in art history, museum studies, or a related field (e.g. history, cultural studies, etc.). Exceptional B.A. degree-holders in these fields will be considered if they have significant museum or gallery experience. Excellent verbal and written communication skills and familiarity with modern and contemporary art are required, and secondary language skills (written and verbal) are highly desirable. Qualified candidates with diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.
This fellowship, which will run from November/December 2017 through November/December 2019, is a salaried position that includes benefits and a travel allocation. The deadline for applications is September 15. 
If you have questions,  please reach out to Visual Arts Coordinator Remy Mason at