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Fellowship Announcement from the Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust

The Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust is pleased to offer a fellowship for emigrating scholars, artists, museum professionals, and researchers through a grant from The Vivian G. Prins Foundation. The grant is in honor of Bronia Brandman, a survivor of Auschwitz and one of the Museum’s earliest and most steadfast volunteers. The Vivian G. Prins Fellowship Program is an opportunity in multidisciplinary fields to conduct research, engage in scholarly exchange, take part in public workshops, seminars, related collaborations and art installations, and to provide emergent and established experts from around the world with opportunities for professional development and training in the United States. Fellows will receive a stipend of up to $48,000 during a one year residency at the Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust working on a particular topic of interest that is relevant to the Museum. Fellowship participants will develop first-hand experience, expertise, and confidence on which to base an interpretive career in museums, whether as museum curator, expert-in-residence or museum educator. The fellowship serves as a valuable first step for those seeking integration into North American cultural and academic institutions.

Responsibilities of the Prins Foundation Fellow
– Conduct work at the Museum.

– Deliver public presentations to showcase work to the broader community.
– Acknowledge the Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust and the Prins Foundation in all publications resulting from the fellowship.

– Submit a final report and an evaluation upon completion of the Fellowship.

Eligibility
– This fellowship is open to foreign scholars from outside North America who are early in their careers and who seek permanent positions in the United States and Canada. Israeli citizens are not eligible.

– The applicant is responsible for obtaining the appropriate visa for acceptance of the stipend for the duration of the fellowship. The Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust is not a visa-granting institution, but will help facilitate the visa application process.

Requirements for application
– Please complete the online application at https://mjhnyc.wufoo.com/forms/the-vivian-g-prins-fellowship-2017/

– The online application requires the following: a cover letter; curriculum vitae; a detailed project proposal; at least three professional recommendations; and an essay articulating why s/he wishes to emigrate and what s/he hopes to accomplish after concluding the fellowship.

Application schedule

– Application deadline: March 15, 2017
– Announcement of grant recipients: June 15, 2017
– Commencement of grant period: September 1, 2017
– Conclusion of grant period: August 31, 2018
Additional materials are to be submitted to:

Yael Friedman
Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust
36 Battery Place
Edmond J. Safra Plaza
New York, NY 10280
United States of America
Email: yfriedman@mjhnyc.org

 

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The Museum of Fine Arts Boston is now hiring a Curator of Judaica. 

The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston seeks a respected and published scholar in the field of Judaica and art history to become the first Charles and Lynn Schusterman Curator of Judaica. They look to hire a colleague to promote, build, and care for their collection, growing both in numbers and significance, while deepening relations with donors and supporters. The new curator must be deeply committed to exploring the changing nature of art museums and their relationship to the public.

The Schusterman Curator will assist in determining the artistic vision of the Judaica collection, and in the development of exhibition and collection projects that are based in the institution’s Strategic Plan, and which deliver on its commitment to audience engagement. Reporting to the Senior Curator of European Sculpture and Jetskalina H. Phillips Curator of Judaica, the Schusterman Curator will work collaboratively with colleagues across the Museum to achieve departmental initiatives and institutional strategic goals.

Please see the MFA’s website for qualifications and more information.

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