Alfred Appel Jr Curatorial Fellowship

The Delaware Art Museum is pleased to offer an annual Curatorial Fellowship. This two-month Fellowship is intended for graduate students working towards a Museum career. This Fellowship honors Alfred Appel, Jr., a leading scholar of American Studies and a collector of modern prints and photographs. The focus of the Fellowship changes each year based on institutional needs. The Fellowship requires two months of full-time work or the equivalent in part-time hours. The timing of the Fellowship is flexible and can be carried out full-time or part-time, based on applicant and institutional commitments, and must be served between April and September 2020.

The 2020 Appel Curatorial Fellow will undertake research towards an exhibition (Summer 2021) featuring Museum acquisitions from the last 5-10 years. The checklist will include work from all areas of the Museum’s permanent collection ranging from 19th-century American to the present and 19th century British Victorian art. Working under the supervision of Margaretta S Frederick, Annette Woolard-Provine Curator of the Bancroft Pre-Raphaelite Collection, the 2020 Fellow will assemble a final checklist and compose label and wall text. Interpretation will include aspects of patronage and collection building. The Fellow will liaise with curators, registrars, and preparators, gaining an understanding of the logistics of planning and co-curating an exhibition.

Receiving the Fellowship

A stipend of $3,500 is available for the Fellowship. The Fellowship is intended for those who are currently enrolled in an art history graduate program and are planning a museum career. While the project may require off-site research, the fellow is expected to work on-site regularly during the period of the Fellowship.

Important Dates

The deadline to apply is March 1, 2020. Notification of the successful applicant will be announced by April 1, 2020. The chosen candidate will then be asked to provide a date for assuming the Fellowship by May 1, 2020. The Fellowship must be carried out between May 1, 2020 and September 30, 2020.

To Apply

Applications for the 2020 Appel Fellowship, including a cover letter, resume, and two letters of recommendation as an MS Word or PDF attachment may be emailed to Margaretta S Frederick, Annette Woolard-Provine Curator of the Bancroft Pre-Raphaelite Collection, mfrederick@delart.org.

We are committed to inclusivity and encourage qualified candidates from all cultures and communities to apply. Delaware Art Museum is an equal opportunity employer.