Curatorial Fellow for the Indigenous Arts of the Americas

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Required skills:
  • Knowledge of and research skills across a wide range of the arts of the Indigenous Americas, as well as a specialization within the field.
  • Record of organizing and implementing innovative museum installations and/or special exhibitions of the arts of the Indigenous Americas.
  • Experience working closely and building relationships with Native and Indigenous communities in a professional setting.
  • Sensitivity to historical and contemporary issues around the representation of the arts of the Indigenous Americas and of Native and Indigenous communities in museums and other cultural institutions.
  • Commitment to inclusivity, especially to developing and cultivating Native and Indigenous perspectives in the museum. 
  • Ability to conduct thorough, original research.
  • Ability to write for and speak effectively with a wide range of audiences, from the general public to scholars. 
  • Ability and willingness to work collaboratively with colleagues within the museum and across the Stanford University campus, including the Native American Studies program, the Native American Cultural Center, and the Stanford American Indian Organization. Ability and willingness to collaborate with other local university and public museums and Native and Indigenous communities.
  • Proficiency working with computer programs including Microsoft Office and art management software.

Required Education:
  • Master’s degree in Art History or a related discipline (such as, though not limited to, Archaeology, Anthropology, Native American Studies, American Studies, or Museum Studies), with a specialization in the Indigenous Arts of the Americas.
  • Ph.D. preferred.

Physical Requirements:
  • Frequently perform desk-based computer tasks, seated work and use light/fine grasping. 
  • Occasionally stand, walk, and write by hand, lift, carry, push pull objects that weight up to 10 pounds. 
Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of the job.

Working Conditions:
  • May work extended or non-standard hours, weekends and holidays based on business needs. 
  • May work in areas with exposure to dust, paint, chemicals, and other toxins. 

Work Standards:
  • Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well with Stanford colleagues and clients and with external organizations.
  • Promote Culture of Safety: Demonstrates commitment to personal responsibility and value for safety; communicates safety concerns; uses and promotes safe behaviors based on training and lessons learned.
  • Subject to and expected to comply with all applicable University policies and procedures, including but not limited to the personnel policies and other policies found in the University’s Administrative Guide,

Required Application Documents:
  • CV
  • Cover letter
  • Sample of scholarly writing 
  • 3 references, including at least one academic reference and one professional reference

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