Fellowship: Curatorial Fellowship, The Walter Collection (New York, NY, USA)

  • Application Deadline: November 25, 2016

The Walther Collection is currently accepting applications for a 9-month curatorial fellowship, for those interested in gaining experience within a growing international art collection. Throughout the course of this unique fellowship, the candidate will be exposed to all areas of the Collection’s activities and work under the guidance of an international curatorial and administrative staff and the Director of Exhibitions and Collections.
The curatorial fellow will be engaged with a variety of projects:
– Providing curatorial support for ongoing preparations of a major exhibition on photography and video art from Africa and the Diaspora set to open in the spring of 2017 in Neu-Ulm, Germany.
– Providing editorial support for a monograph, the accompanying catalog of the aforementioned exhibition, and the development of a book series on Vernacular Photography.
– Providing curatorial support for ongoing preparations of a multi-exhibition series on photography and video art from China and Japan.
– Conducting research, conceptualization, and preliminary selection for a multi-year series starting January 2018 on Vernacular Photography.
– Assisting with the coordination of international traveling exhibitions and a site-specific installation at a major art fair.
– Assisting the Director of Exhibitions and Collections in day-to-day administrative work, catalogue preparation, coordination of schedules, arrangement of loans, and collections management.
The candidate will also be encouraged to devise an independent project throughout the course of the fellowship. The outcome of this project can take many forms (i.e. critical essay, symposium, curatorial proposal), but must draw from works featured in The Walther Collection.
– Time Commitment: Tuesday – Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
– Fellowship Begins: Tuesday, January 10, 2017
– Stipend: $25,000 (subject to taxes)
The Walther Collection is dedicated to researching, collecting, exhibiting, and publishing photography and video art. Since opening to the public in 2010, the collection has grown to become one of the most important holdings of contemporary African and Asian photography and video art, American vernacular imagery, and nineteenth century photographs and books from Europe and Africa. The collection presents exhibitions and public programs at a three-gallery museum campus in Neu-Ulm, Germany, and a Project Space in New York City. Organized by leading international curators, the exhibitions from the collection endeavor to create dynamic juxtapositions by artists whose contributions to photography significantly expand the history of the medium. The collection’s established publishing series with Steidl, complementing the exhibitions program with extensive catalogues and monographs, is informed by comprehensive research by acclaimed writers, critics, and art historians. Recognized as a leading institution in the study and presentation of African photography, The Walther Collection presents new exhibitions annually in Germany and New York, as well as traveling exhibitions around the world.
Application Instructions / Public Contact Information
Recent graduates of master’s degree programs, especially majors in Art History, Museum Studies, or History of Photography are encouraged to apply. The ideal candidate has strong research and organizational skills, can multi-task, and manages work in a fast-paced environment. Prior experience in museum or gallery setting preferred. German and/or Spanish speaking candidates are strongly encouraged.
Qualified applicants should send a cover letter, resume/CV, two letters of recommendation, transcripts, and a 7-10 page writing sample to contact@walthercollection.com. Materials must be in PDF format. Indicate the position title “TWC Curatorial Fellowship 2017” in the subject line.