Curatorial Fellow for Diversity in the Arts (part-time)


The Museum of Contemporary Photography at Columbia College Chicago (MoCP) offers a 24-month, grant-funded Curatorial Fellowship for Diversity in the Arts, which begins in September, 2018. The Curatorial Fellowship will provide a recent graduate with important professional experience in the areas of research and planning collections and exhibitions, develop associated publications and supporting curricular use of the museum’s collection with a focus on African, Asian, Latin American, Islamic and Native American Art.

This is a grant funded position. The position is 19 hours per week.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Diversify the museum’s programs by researching and planning for the collection and exhibitions. 

  • Assist with expanding and diversifying the museum’s programs and holdings by researching and planning for the collection and exhibitions to increase MoCP audience. 

  • Develop associated publications including texts for exhibitions and catalogue entries for collection.

  • Support the curricular use of the museum’s collection to reflect the economic, racial, cultural, and educational diversity of contemporary America.

  • Conduct print viewings and tours as needed for students and the general public.

  • Perform related duties as assigned. 


  • Master’s Degree in Art History or related field with emphasis on Photography, Modern or Contemporary Art required.
  • Previous museum experience a plus.
  • Excellent written and verbal skills are required.
  • Strong knowledge of (or familiarity with) two or more areas in African, Asian, Latin American, Islamic or Native American Art. 
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent organizational and planning skills including the ability to manage multiple assignments concurrently.

Apply here.

Student Positions

The MoCP provides educational opportunities for students interested in the museum profession and related fields by employing both graduate and undergraduate students from Columbia College Chicago. Interns at the MoCP receive comprehensive practical experience at an AAM-accredited museum. These paid internships provide students with a professional skill set helping them to acquire competitive jobs after graduating from Columbia College Chicago. Graduate and undergraduate student interns engage in all aspects of planning, development, and installation of the museum exhibitions. Interns also assist the professional staff in exhibition documentation, security, general research, collection preparation for archival storage, general tours, front desk reception, clerical duties, museum maintenance, and errands.

If you are a current or incoming undergraduate student at Columbia College Chicago interested in applying, please send a resume and cover letter to: If you are a current or incoming graduate student, please send a resume and cover letter to: