The Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago (MCA) is one of Chicago’s major cultural collecting institutions and one of the nation’s largest facilities devoted to the art of our time, offering exhibitions, performances, and programs of the most thought-provoking art created since 1945.
The MCA’s Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Curatorial Fellowship is intended to offer a significant opportunity for an emerging scholar to gain professional curatorial experience and to conduct research in a major museum setting. The Fellow will primarily be responsible for collection-related research and scholarship, with additional duties as appropriate. The Fellow will assist in organizing a collection-based exhibition and will have the opportunity to organize at least one related public program during his or her tenure. This is a 12-month commitment, renewable for one additional year. The Fellow will be exposed to all aspects of curatorial operations and participates in internal and external communications on a daily basis. This full-time fellowship carries a stipend of $42,500 plus benefits.
The MCA considers exceptional candidates in art history and related fields with a strong emphasis on art historical research and methodology. Qualified applicants must hold a Ph.D (or international equivalent), ideally obtained within no more than 3–5 years of application. The MCA is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
The Fellowship is a 12-month commitment, renewable for one additional year. The deadline will be posted when the position becomes available.