The Studio Museum in Harlem | The Museum of Modern Art – Museum Fellowship Collaboration

The Studio Museum in Harlem | The Museum of Modern Art – Museum Fellowship Collaboration

The Museum of Modern Art (“MoMA”) is accepting applications for the fifth Museum Fellowship Collaboration between The Studio Museum in Harlem (“The Studio Museum”) and MoMA. Two curatorial fellows will be selected to spend one year at each museum, rotating to the partner institution after their first year for the completion of the two-year program.


The fellows, under the direction of the curatorial staff, will work independently and collaboratively to gain in-depth experience through enrichment programming and practical learning opportunities. This fellowship will develop the next generation of thought leaders and museum professionals, and will offer insight into the daily workings of a museum through hands-on work, workshops, public programs, and professional development.

The fellows will participate in the essential activities of a curatorial department under the guidance of a supervising staff member. This may include experience in the following areas: collection management, archives, acquisitions, loans, exhibition research, catalogue production, and administration. The fellows may also assist in the logistics, research, planning, and organization of activities and programming generated in their assigned department.

At the Studio Museum, the fellows will be assigned to work with curatorial staff on exhibitions and permanent collection projects. At MoMA, the fellows will be assigned to either the Department of Drawings and Prints or the Department of Media and Performance.

The ideal candidate will be an active collaborator with a wide range of staff across both museums, who is comfortable working in a professional office environment and willing to embrace a full scope of relevant tasks.


The Museum Fellowship is a paid, two-year employment opportunity for individuals in the early stages of their career. The fellow must have a B.A. or graduate-level degree, ideally with a concentration in art history, curatorial studies, Africana studies, visual culture, or a related field. Candidates should either have previous involvement within an arts community or arts institution, or write about their desire and specific interests in museums.

Excellent written communications skills are required. A successful applicant functions well in a fast paced team environment, and can manage multiple projects at once with keen attention to detail, adaptability, and a positive attitude.

Applicants must have a demonstrated interest in cultural programming, writing, and research. Fellows must have an interest in actively engaging with the mission and scale of both partner institutions, the Studio Museum and MoMA.

The Studio Museum of Harlem and The Museum of Modern Art Museum Fellowship Collaboration is committed to developing the next generation of thought leaders and museum professionals. We encourage individuals from all ethnicities, sexual orientations, gender identities and socioeconomic statuses, including candidates who are the first in their families to attend college or pursue an advanced degree, as well as military veterans and individuals with disabilities, to apply.

Salary and Benefits

The salary is $43,680 per annum, plus benefits, which include medical and dental coverage and paid vacation time. The program also offers per annum an additional $5,000 housing allowance. Each fellow will receive $2,500 to cover travel expenses for an approved research trip related to the fellow’s field of interest at the midway point of the fellowship.

On-site Work

Please note that this position requires you to be present on-site at museum locations in New York City. While our offices have adopted a hybrid of remote work and on-site work for many positions, in this role you must be available to work on-site five days a week.

Application Process

As part of the application process, applicants must provide one PDF file that includes the following:

  1. A cover letter specifying your interest in curatorial work, highlighting a particular area of professional or scholarly interest
  2. Your résumé
  3. At least one letter of recommendation (these can be sent directly to [email protected] by your recommenders)
  4. A writing sample of no more than five pages

Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis but we will prioritize applications received by June 21, 2024.

Fellowship begins: September 16, 2024

Fellowship ends: September 14, 2026

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy Statement: Equal Employment Opportunity has been, and will continue to be, a fundamental principle at the Museum, where employment is based upon personal capabilities and qualifications without discrimination because of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, pregnancy, genetic information, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, marital and civil partnership/union status, alienage or citizenship status, creed, genetic predisposition or carrier status, unemployment status, familial status, domestic violence, sexual violence or stalking victim status, caregiver status, arrest or conviction record to the extent required by applicable law, credit history, or any other protected category as established by applicable law, including the New York City Human Rights Law (“NYCHRL”).

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