Hirsch Glass Curatorial Fellow

Job Title: Hirsch Glass Curatorial Fellow
Department: Curatorial Affairs
Reports to:   Senior Curator of Glass and Contemporary Craft
FLSA Status: Exempt
Employment Status:  Full-Time, Temporary
Duration: 1 year, beginning on or around September 01, 2022 through August 31, 2023
Please submit applications directly on the Toledo Museum of Art website http://www.toledomuseum.org/jobs.
Since our founding in 1901, the Toledo Museum of Art has earned a global reputation for the quality of our collection, our innovative and extensive education programs, and our architecturally significant campus.
And thanks to the benevolence of its founders, as well as the continued support of its members, TMA remains a privately endowed, non-profit institution and opens its collection to the public, free of charge.
This is a paid, one-year fellowship with a possibility to renew for a second year. The opportunity focuses on working extensively with a world-class glass collection and collaborative experiences across curatorial collection areas and museum departments. The Fellow will be integrated into the curatorial department and assist with a range of activities including but not limited to: exhibition planning, acquisitions, organization, research, and writing related to the Museum’s collection as well as special exhibitions. The TMA is currently planning a museum-wide reinstallation and the Fellow will play a key role in this major endeavor.
Art history, museum studies or related field with focus on contemporary craft especially glass. Experience with ceramics and jewelry a plus.
  • Assist with collection research and interpretation.
  • Provide project management support for the creation, tracking, and execution of glass-related curatorial activities, including acquisitions, installations, exhibitions, conservation, and photography.
  • Assist with research and co-author acquisition proposals.
  • Support outreach to private collectors, dealers, galleries, and museums.
  • Contribute to the planning efforts for the Museum-wide reinstallation project.
  • Participate in glass-related initiatives in Toledo and the surrounding area including interactions with press if needed.
  • Performs other duties as assigned or required.
Mentorship from the Senior Curator of Glass and Contemporary Craft and other curatorial staff; participation in the curatorial staff meetings; opportunity to collaborate with various departments from across the Museum, visitors, and donors.
  • Active college enrollment status at the graduate level with focus on decorative arts, contemporary craft, museum studies, art history or related major. Completion of graduate degree preferred.
  • 1-2 years’ experience working in a museum required.
  • Familiarity with original research practices.
  • Foreign language fluency desired, especially Spanish.
  • Extreme attention to detail; computer savvy; innovative and self-motivated.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
Museum setting with standard open concept office work environment; position requires the ability to leverage technology, including computer, printer, copy machines and phone system; the person in this position may be required to communicate with public membership and staff who have inquiries and must be able to exchange accurate information in these situations.
  • 25 Days of Paid Time Off Annually
  • 6 Paid Holidays Annually
  • 2 Floating Holidays Annually
  • 3 Paid Volunteer Days Annually
  • Birthday Paid Day Off
  • Medical, Dental, & Vision Insurance
  • 403b Retirement Savings Plan
  • Short-Term Disability, Long-Term Disability, Term Life and AD&D Insurance Plans
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Pet Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Plan
  • Museum Family Membership
  • Employee Discounts in the Museum Store, Café, Studio Art Classes, & More!
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