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Posted: 02/16/2017

Old Sturbridge Village

Old Sturbridge Village, the largest outdoor history museum in the Northeast, depicts a rural New England town of the 1830s. You are invited into more than 40 original buildings, including homes, meetinghouses, a district school, country store, bank, working farm, three water-powered mills, and trade shops - all situated on more than 200 scenic acres. Visitors can meet heritage breed farm animals and interact with authentically costumed staff.

Curatorial Fellow
Professional Opportunity
Sturbridge, MA

Old Sturbridge Village, New Englands largest living history museum, welcomes applications for a one-year curatorial fellowship for 2017-2018. This is a one-year position, beginning in summer 2017. The fellowship provides an emerging museum professional the opportunity to work with curatorial and library staff on a variety of projects related to exhibitions, collections management, research, and programming.

Specific duties will be assigned on a project basis and may include, but are not limited to, exhibitions; research enquiries; collections management; cataloging; furnishings plans; public lectures and presentations. The Fellow will work closely with the staff on research and development of exhibits located throughout the Village campus.

The position is open to candidates who have received a graduate degree in museum studies, American material culture, decorative arts, art history, public history, history or a related field in the last two years (after May 2015).  Knowledge of American decorative arts, especially New England materials dating from 1790 to 1840, and experience working in a museum environment is required. Demonstrated experience with exhibitions and collections management including records management, object handling, research and documentation is preferred. Evenings and weekends may occasionally be required for programs, events, or other needs. The fellow will receive a stipend of $25,000. The position includes no benefits and housing is available at no cost.

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How to apply
Please submit a letter of interest, resume and two letters of reference to jobs@osv.org. Please put “OSV Curatorial Fellowship” and your last name into the subject line. The deadline for applications is April 1, 2017.

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