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The Museum is currently seeking a post-doctoral candidate for a two-year fellowship, renewable for a third year, to support and augment C-MAP research on the study of 20th-century Latin American Art. The group, led by a curator in the Department of Drawings and comprised of staff from MoMA’s Curatorial, International Program, Education, and Publications Departments, together with outside international and local scholars, explores the convergence of themes, discourses, and practices in the visual arts of Latin America throughout the 20th century. The group also has a specific focus on works in MoMA’s collection and such thematic concerns as the relationship between dance, film, poetry, new media, and the visual arts. Through a lively program of visiting international and domestic scholars, travel to countries in Latin America, and an active research program, the group explores these topics during sessions that focus on specific works by Latin American artists both in MoMA’s collection and beyond. The group also uses broader thematic sessions as an opportunity to better understand the context and methodological approaches to the study of Latin American visual arts, performativity, and architecture of the period. Possible outcomes of the group’s work and travel include: the acquisition of artworks; research that will benefit the Museum’s program and the field at large; an expansion of the Museum’s international reach and network; and publishing in multiple possible formats for scholarly communication, particularly those online. Specific responsibilities are as follows: Engages in in-depth study to support and propel the research activities and goals of the C-MAP groups from the perspective of the C-MAP group’s focus on the history of Latin American art in the 20th century. Works in close collaboration with the C-MAP group leaders, the Museum’s International Program, and selected outside scholars, curators, and counselors throughout the duration of the project. Coordinates with the C-MAP group leader and International Program to implement a research plan and schedule to support the needs and activities of the relevant group. Based on this plan, devises an outline of necessary research and practical resources. Works closely with the International Program, C-MAP group leader, and C-MAP Mellon Fellows to co-edit and oversee the content development for a new web platform dedicated to C-MAP research and related activities. The Fellow will be a co-editor of the web platform and will actively contribute to, as assigned, the writing, editing, preparation, and production of the web materials, which may include: online exhibitions, scholarly writing, travel reports, and formal reports and executive summaries, among other formats. Conducts independent research and, in dialogue with the C-MAP group leader, develops a working annotated bibliography and digital library of relevant articles and publications (including art history, cultural history, exhibition catalogues, reviews, etc.) to support the group research. Works closely with the C-MAP group and the International Program to plan and build research resources that benefit the planning and realization of C-MAP group travel and/or travel by individual group members. Assists the C-MAP group and group leader in the identification of qualified outside scholars, curators, and advisors, who will be invited to participate in the C-MAP group on a short- to medium-term basis. Collaborates with the group leader and members to prepare relevant research materials, biographies, and meeting agendas in advance of such visits. Travels to designated geographies with the C-MAP group to conduct research; visit collections, cultural institutions, studios, and other organizations as required; and participates in meetings with outside scholars, artists, and other groups, as appropriate. Assists in the organization of and participates in symposia and other forms of discourse related to the C-MAP group research. Instructs and supervises interns as assigned. Reports to the Curator, Department of Drawings, with a direct liaison to the Museum’s International Program.

Requirements: Doctoral degree (or the equivalent in countries outside the United States) in art history, anthropology, cultural studies, and/or a related field in the humanities; doctoral degree must have been or will be officially conferred within three years of the start date of the fellowship start date. Strong knowledge of Western 20th- and 21st-century art history within a global context, and in particular that of Latin America. Specialization in 20th-century modernism and related practices and/or movements in Latin America. Excellent writing and verbal communication skills. Demonstrated research capabilities. Knowledge of basic office procedures and skills. Written and spoken fluency in Spanish, with additional proficiency in Portuguese and French preferred. Application deadline December 16, 2011.

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If you would like to submit your resume and cover letter for consideration, please choose one of the following options:
By e-mail: (most preferred option)
By fax: (212) 333-1107
By mail: The Museum of Modern Art
The Department of Human Resources
11 West 53 Street
New York, NY 10019
Please be advised that due to the high volume of applicants, we are only able to contact those candidates whose skills and background best fit the needs of the open positions. Thank you for your interest in employment opportunities at The Museum of Modern Art.

Mellon C-MAP Fellow (Latin American and Caribbean Art Focus)

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