Center For Spain In America (Csa) Curatorial Fellow

Meadows Museum

Established in 1965 by Texas philanthropist and oil financier Algur H. Meadows, the Meadows Museum at Southern Methodist University houses one of the largest and most comprehensive collections of Spanish masterpieces outside of Spain. The Meadows Museum collection includes masterpieces by El Greco, Velázquez, Ribera, Murillo, Goya, Miró, Calatrava and Plensa. With works dating from the 10th to the 21st century, the internationally renowned collection presents a broad spectrum of art covering a thousand years with a Spanish emphasis and is a unique resource for the university, North Texas community and visitors and scholars from around the world.

Responsibilities

The Meadows Museum aims to build on existing scholarship in Spanish art through the pre-doctoral fellowship–made possible through a generous grant from the Center for Spain in America—to provide aspiring art professionals with an intensive scholarly, and international experience through the Meadows Museum’s curatorial department.

The fellow:

  • Is appointed by and reports to the director and curatorial staff of the Meadows Museum.

  • Serves a full-time appointment of one year, beginning in September.

  • Performs curatorial research and is responsible for projects as assigned.

  • Travels for research as well as trips to Spain and other destinations as directed by the museum director to perform project-based assignments.

Fellows receive:

  • An annual stipend of $40,000 to defray living expenses. Limited additional funds available for travel, moving and other expenses.

  • Medical

  • Dental

  • Vision

  • Sick Leave

  • Life Insurance

  • Accidental Death and Dismemberment

  • Social Security

  • Federal Withholding (depending on tax treaty)

  • Workers Compensation

  • Unemployment Insurance Family Medical Leave Act

  • International Travel insurance with full coverage of above benefits; no deductibles or co-pays apply abroad.

  • Benefits do NOT include: vacation, retirement, tuition benefits or long term disability.

Requirements
  • Pre-doctoral students who have completed their course work

  • At least one year of curatorial experience in an art museum; demonstrated knowledge in the field of Spanish art; proficient in Spanish (reading, writing, and speaking).

  • Is appointed by and reports to the director and curatorial staff of the Meadows Museum.

  • Serves a full-time appointment of one year, beginning in September.

  • Performs curatorial research and is responsible for projects as assigned.

  • Travel stipend for research as well as trips to Spain and other destinations as directed by the museum director to perform research and project-based assignments.

How to Apply

There are no application forms. Applicants must submit:

  • A full résumé

  • Three letters of recommendation

  • A statement (not to exceed 1500 words) specifying: 1) the applicant’s research goals; 2) how these goals relate to or will benefit the Meadows Museum; and 3) how resources at the Meadows Museum, Southern Methodist University and travel related research might be used to accomplish those goals.

Applications and letters of recommendation must be received by March 22, 2019. Electronic submissions will not be accepted. Mail to:

c/o Scott Winterrowd, Director of Education

Meadows Museum

P.O. Box 750357

Dallas, Texas 75275-0357

For more information, please contact: swinterrowd@smu.edu

Posted on February 7