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Patterson Curatorial Fellowship: September 2010

The William and Elizabeth Patterson Curatorial Fellowship in Photography at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art is an annual fellowship for serious graduate level students with a demonstrated interest in a museum career in photography. This year SFMOMA is offering one part-time 20-week fellowship beginning in mid-September 2010.

The Fellow will be undertaking in-depth research on SFMOMA’s extensive permanent collection of photography. During the Fellow’s residency, he or she will conduct scholarly research on individual artists and objects, write texts for publication on the Museum’s website, verify and correct existing cataloguing information, and perform data entry. He or she will also be expected to contribute to the department’s day-to-day activities, as assigned.

The fellowship requires a 17.5 hour/week commitment and includes a stipend of $7,875. The successful applicant will have a master’s degree (or higher) in art history with an emphasis on the history of photography and a demonstrated commitment to a museum career. He or she will possess excellent writing, research, and communication skills, as well as reading ability in at least one foreign language.

Further details, including application forms, can be found here.

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