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Art Bridges Fellow

Cincinnati Art Museum
Cincinnati, OH 45202
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The Cincinnati Art Museum seeks applicants for a three-year fellowship position supporting the Art Bridges Cohort Program, which is committed to multi-year exhibition partnerships among museums nationwide. The initiative builds on Art Bridges mission to expand access to American art across the United States and to empower museums to broaden traditional definitions of American art. This Art Bridges Fellow position offers a motivated individual the opportunity to gain curatorial and museum education experience in an art museum.


The Art Bridges Fellows Program is dedicated to creating diverse museum leadership with a national cohort of emerging professionals and mentors. Through the Art Bridges Fellows program, the foundation will establish deep career pathways for people with a diversity of backgrounds and experiences and offer new models for fellowship roles within museums.

The Art Bridges Fellow will attend two annual Art Bridges convenings in Bentonville, Arkansas, including a month-long residency and orientation from July 11-August 5, 2022.

The successful candidate will be the staff lead, working specifically with Curatorial and Learning & Interpretation Divisions, on the development and implementation of the Art Bridges Cohort Program and related loans, exhibitions, and public programs.


  • Explore the Cincinnati Art Museums collections and work with museum staff to determine possible themes for the cohort project/exhibition, drawing from the strengths of each cohort museums collection and influenced by the fellows interests.
  • Engage with our Cohort Museum Partners, Community Partners, and Cincinnati Art Museum staff to identify cohort partner loan program themes/projects.
  • Work with Visitor Research and Evaluation Department to craft visitor research tools to determine visitor interest and engagement with possible cohort partnership exhibition themes.
  • Collaborate with Cohort partners to finalize the loan projects.
  • Working with cohort museum partners, develop and implement innovative interpretation for cohort projects. This will include:
    1. Researching and gathering scholarship on objects to be included in the loan program.
    2. Engage in label writing and the possible development of interpretive tools and digital learning components.
  • Working with cohort museum partners, develop and implement public programs for a variety of audiences to support the interpretation of the cohort project.
  • Successfully open the cohort loan projects/exhibition.


Candidates should have:

  • Masters degree (preferred) or Bachelors degree in Art History, American History, Museum Education or a related field.
  • A strong knowledge of American art
  • At least one year of experience (preferred) working in a curatorial or museum education/interpretation department.
  • Commitment to Diversity, Equity, Accessibility, and Inclusion (DEAI) in the field
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Computer experience (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, collections database software, etc.).
  • Strong research and library skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • The ability to read, analyze and interpret artworks and documents.
  • The ability to write business correspondence and lucid art history.
  • Ability to follow protocols in handling works of art with care.

Candidates should be able to:

  • Cooperate with co-workers to accomplish goals as a team.
  • Demonstrate respect for co-workers and museum visitors.
  • Provide excellent service to museum stakeholders and portray a positive and professional image of the Cincinnati Art Museum.
  • Travel locally and regionally.
  • Maintain confidentiality and uphold professional standards.
  • Follow Cincinnati Art Museum protocols, procedures, rules and policies.
  • The successful candidate will possess enthusiasm for the museum profession and a proven ability to work successfully, independently as well as with others, to achieve strategic institutional objectives.



Posted: 2022-04-22 Expires: 2022-05-23

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