2021–24 Hood Museum Board of Advisors Mutual Learning Fellowship – Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College (Hanover, NH)
Aiming to encourage, build, and sustain diversity, equity, and inclusion in the arts, the Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth is seeking aspiring museum workers for the 2021–24 Hood Museum Board of Advisors Mutual Learning Fellowship. This three-year, three-person, board-funded mutual learning cohort comprises positions in the museum’s Education & Public Programming, Registration & Collections Care, and Curatorial & Exhibitions areas. The fellowship is designed for entry-level candidates who wish to work in the arts and culture sector and are interested in museum technology, but who do not have the advanced degrees or professional experience often required in similar job postings. Instead, following an apprenticeship model, this program emphasizes intensive on-the-job learning, with each member of the cohort spending all three years of the program within one area.
This fellowship was developed in response to the clear need for broader digital engagement, both internally and externally, which the COVID-19 pandemic amplified. Each cohort member will learn practices specific within their individual position, developing expertise in the digital tools that their assigned division uses or seeks to implement. They will then serve as the primary digital specialist in their department, working to ensure that the museum remains accessible to all audiences.
In preparation for welcoming the fellows, all museum staff will undergo intensive Diversity, Equity, Accessibility, and Inclusion (DEAI) training. Staff serving as advisors and supervisors will attend additional, targeted sessions on supporting professional development, coaching, and communications. We recognize that mere inclusion is not enough; in order to become an inclusive, safe, equitable, and accessible employer, we must first work on ourselves and our environment.
Link to webpage: https://hoodmuseum.dartmouth.edu/hmafellowship
Link to application portal: https://searchjobs.dartmouth.edu/postings/58347