STIP Aug 24, 2005

Andrew W. Mellon Predoctoral Curatorial Fellowship

Frick Collection

Andrew W. Mellon Predoctoral Curatorial Fellowship 2006-2008

Deadline: January 17, 2006

The Frick Collection is pleased to announce the availability of a two-year
pre-doctoral fellowship funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for an
outstanding doctoral candidate who wishes to pursue a curatorial career in an
art museum. The fellowship will offer invaluable curatorial training and will
provide the scholarly and financial resources required for completing the
doctoral dissertation. Internationally renowned for its exceptional collection
of Western European art from the early Renaissance through the end of the
nineteenth century, The Frick Collection, complemented by the equally
significant resources of the Frick Art Reference Library, offers a unique
opportunity for object-based research. The Mellon fellowship will be awarded
to a student working on a dissertation that pertains to one of the major
strengths of the Collection and Library.

The Mellon Fellow will have an opportunity to work with curatorial and
educational staff on research for special exhibitions and on the permanent
collection. Other curatorial training responsibilities include: participation
in the organization of the annual Symposium on the History of Art, a two-day
event co-sponsored with the Institute of Fine Arts; the preparation, in
coordination with a curator, of a dossier exhibition around a work of art in
the Collection; and participation in the daily administrative routines of a
small museum. The Fellow will have a place of study, access to the collections
and library, as well as introductions to New York City museums and libraries.
Frick curators and conservation staff will be available for consultation on
the dissertation. The Fellow will be expected to give a public lecture on his
or her topic. The Fellow will be expected to divide his or her time between
the completion of the dissertation and activities in the curatorial department.

Applicants must be within the final two years of completing their
dissertation. The Mellon Fellow will receive a stipend of $30,000 per year
plus benefits and a travel allowance. The term will begin in September 2006
and conclude in August 2008.

Applications must include the following material:

- A cover letter explaining the applicant's interest in the fellowship and his
or her status in the Ph. D. program. The letter should include a home address,
phone number, and email address.

- An abstract, not to exceed three typed pages double-spaced, describing the
applicant's area of research.

- A complete curriculum vitae of education, employment, honors, awards, and

- A copy of a published paper or a writing sample.

- Three letters of recommendation (academic and professional) sent directly to
the address below.

The application deadline for the fellowship is January 17, 2006. The Frick
Collection plans to make the appointment by the end of March. Finalists will
be interviewed. Applications and letters of recommendation should be submitted

Mellon Curatorial Fellow Search
Office of the Chief Curator
The Frick Collection
1 East 70th Street
New York, NY 10021

The Frick Collection is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The Collection does not
discriminate because of age, sex, religion, race, color, national origin,
disability, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation or any other
factor prohibited by law. Qualified candidates of diverse ethnic and racial
backgrounds are encouraged to apply for vacant positions at all levels. This
description shall not be construed as a contract of any sort for a specific
period of employment.

If you are interested in any positions, please send your résumé, cover letter
indicating position for which you are applying, and salary requirements to the
appropriate person listed in the announcement or follow the instructions in
the position announcement. The address is:

The Frick Collection
1 East 70th Street
New York, NY 10021

No calls, please.

You may also e-mail your materials to or fax to 212-628-4417.
When sending employment inquiries via email, please indicate the job title for
which you are applying in the subject line of your email.

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