The Summer Fellows Program is a ten-week, full-time, paid opportunity for current undergraduates and recent graduates interested in a career in the arts, museums, or cultural institutions. Fellows are placed within a Museum department based on interest and relevant experience and work alongside our expert staff on key tasks and projects of their department, gaining skills and experience while making important contributions to the Museum as a whole. Fellows also receive ongoing training and mentorship from department leaders who are committed to supporting Fellows’ growth and developing their autonomy and agency over the course of the program.
The Summer Fellows Program combines practical work experience with professional development through a series of full-day seminars that take place every Tuesday (alongside Museum interns) that focus on the role of museums in society today. This summer the seminar series explores the theme of “the responsive museum,” questioning how museums have responded to current events, trends, and social issues, and how they might imagine the future. Seminars include intimate conversations with Brooklyn Museum curators, conservators, educators, and collection and exhibition specialists, as well as invited artists and outside experts. Participants also visit to local artist studios, museums, and other cultural institutions. In every task, Fellows gain skills and perspective on museum work, and learn how to transfer these skills to other types of work experience and imagine the future of cultural institutions.
A total of ten positions are available in our Conservation, Curatorial, Development, Digital Communications, Education, and Registrar/Collections Management departments, as well as the Office of the Chief Curator. While exact requirements vary by department, all qualified applicants have an interest in museums and a desire to work in the arts in some capacity; experience working in museums, nonprofit arts organizations, or a related field; curiosity and a willingness to learn in a community; and the ability to work independently within a team. Full descriptions and qualifications for each position are detailed in our online application.
Start and end dates: June 4–August 9, 2019
Union status: Non-union
FLSA status: Non-exempt
Compensation: $15 per hour
Work schedule: 35 hours per week, Monday through Friday, 9 am to 5 pm
Application deadline: March 31, 2019
If you have questions about the online application system, please get in touch with them at firstname.lastname@example.org. (Due to the large volume of applications, only candidates who are being considered will be contacted regarding their application status)