SAINT LOUIS ART MUSEUM
JOB DESCRIPTION: A. W. Mellon Fellow for Modern Art
REPORTS TO: Curator and Head of Department of Modern and Contemporary Art
SUPERVISES: No direct supervisory responsibilities
LIMITED TERM (3 Years)
SPECIFICATIONS: M.A. in modern art history or related field required; Ph.D. and specialization in the history of German Expressionist painting strongly preferred. Minimum two years previous museum experience is also desired in addition to a demonstrated commitment to scholarship through research, exhibitions, and publications.
JOB PURPOSE: The main purpose of this Fellowship is to research the German Expressionism collection at the Saint Louis Art Museum and to be the primary author of a scholarly catalogue of this collection. During the 3-year term, the Fellow will work with members of the Department of Modern and Contemporary Art as well as staff throughout the Museum and colleagues and collectors in the community.
DUTIES, WORK PERFORMED:
Research and write a thorough, scholarly catalogue of the German Expressionism collection in the Saint Louis Art Museum. This catalogue is intended as a companion to the catalogue, Max Beckmann at the Saint Louis Art Museum. The Paintings, published in 2015.
Review, evaluate and catalogue as needed the Museum's collection of German Expressionist painting.
Work collaboratively with museum colleagues across departments to assist in the overall development of the catalogue; assessing conservation needs; coordinating object photography; and developing catalogue interpretation and programs.
Participate in the day-to-day activities of the Department of Modern and Contemporary Art, including acquisition research, exhibition and program planning, participation in study room activities.
Interpret and provide information on works in the collection through lectures, docent training, publications and outreach activities.
Perform other duties as required.
SAINT LOUIS ART MUSEUM IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
All successful candidates for this position will be required to submit to a criminal background check and drug test.