Category: Funding, Grants, Scholarships, Jobs

Details of funding opportunities for art historians including undergraduate and graduate opportunities, postdoctoral and senior fellowships. There are further link to funding opportunities under ‘Art History Links’.

Lecturer in Art/Gallery Director | VCA – University of Melbourne

Victorian College of the Arts Faculty of VCA and MCM Salary: $98,775 – $117,290 p.a. plus 17% superannuation This is an academic position that contributes to the research mission and goals of the Faculty of VCA and MCM by developing and managing the Margaret Lawrence Gallery. This includes responsibility for realising the exhibition and associated programs, including the Historic and Ceramics Collections, and using the program to enable associated teaching into the VCA Art and academic collaboration with School of Culture and Communication. You will have a PhD in fine arts and/or arts administration, proven teaching experience and management experience in the small to medium arts sector and experience conceptualising and developing income generating opportunities. Expertise in developing and managing successful exhibitions and programs is also essential. This is a full time, continuing appointment. The position is based at the…

Job | Director | Art Gallery of Ballarat

The Art Gallery of Ballarat (AGB) is Australia’s oldest and largest regional gallery and is home to one of the most significant collections of Australian indigenous, post-colonial, and contemporary works of art in the country. The AGB also has, and is increasingly building, a reputation for curating its own exhibitions as well as hosting national exhibitions attracting significant local and intrastate and interstate visitors. The opportunity to be the next Director of the AGB presents at a very exciting time where the City of Ballarat is pursuing an arts and cultural agenda which aims to position Ballarat as the leading cultural destination for regional Australia with the AGB as the cornerstone. This position offers an exciting prospect for an incoming Director to lead the AGB with a fresh perspective and extensive business acumen to drive future growth and development of…

Job | Associate Professor/Professor in Art | VCA

Deadline: 3 Dec 2017 Victorian College of the Arts Faculty of VCA and MCM Salary: Level D $145,685 – $160,500 p.a. or Level E $187,654 p.a., plus 17% superannuation. Level of appointment is subject to the appointee’s qualifications and experience. VCA Art has a significant national reputation and has long established a dynamic presence as forward-looking with a clear mission to prepare artists with a lifelong commitment as professional practitioners, to be positive contributors to the profession and the broader community. We are seeking an experienced practitioner and academic to lead artistic and pedagogical vision. You will have a doctoral qualification combined with demonstrated excellence in academic leadership and management. An international as well as national standing as a practitioner with high level academic experience is essential, with the demonstrated ability to lead the strategic development of the Art program.…

Job | Assistant Curator of Art – Affirmative Measures Position | Australian War Memorial

Deadline: Midnight on 1 December 2017 Website: https://www.awm.gov.au/get-involved/ASSCURART Note: This is an Affirmative Measures position and open only to Indigenous applicants. The filling of this employment opportunity is intended to constitute an affirmative measure under subsection 8(1) of the Racial Discrimination Act 1975. Job Description Under general direction, the position will provide curatorial assistance in the management of, and support to, major Indigenous (and some non-Indigenous) art, photography, film and sound commissions and acquisitions. The role will also include collection research, documentation and management; participation in public programming; and responding to public enquiries. An important element of the role will be to assist in developing collection management protocols for Indigenous collection materials, and outreach and engagement with Indigenous stakeholders and communities Australia-wide. Responsibilities Contribute to the management of Indigenous collection material and participate in the strategic development and implementation of…

Job | Associate Dean, Fine Art | RMIT University

See the website for further details and application information: http://yourcareer.rmit.edu.au/caw/en/job/558879/associate-dean-fine-art Drive learning and teaching quality, research relevance and industry engagement for the discipline Full-Time, fixed-term for 3 years with underlying continuing Professor/Associate Professor position * Academic level D/E plus 17% superannuation, based at RMIT’s CBD campus RMIT is a global university of technology, design and enterprise.  Our mission is to help shape the world through research, innovation, teaching and engagement, and to create transformative experiences for our students, getting them ready for life and work. Dating back to the foundation of RMIT as the Working Man’s College in 1887, the School of Art has an important place in the history of RMIT and the State of Victoria.  It delivers programs ranging from vocational education certificates through to PhDs covering the full range of art specialisations, including Photography, Art Theory and History, Fine Art Photography,…

Job | Assistant Curator at Heide – deadline Monday 20th November

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Assistant Curator The Assistant Curator is a multi-tasking role operating in a team environment. The primary focus of this position is to assist in the planning, development and delivery of exhibitions and related programs; and assist with the care, research, development and interpretation of the Heide art collection and archives. In addition to the Senior Curator, Head of Exhibitions, this position works closely with the Senior Curator, Head of Collections, Collections Manager, Curator, Registrar and Exhibitions Manager. Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae and a statement addressing the Key Selection Criteria (no longer than half a page per criterion) and be submitted by 5.00pm on Monday 20 November to: employment@heide.com.au

Job | Program and Events Officer role at the Power Institute

Applications are now open for the Program and Events Officer role at the Power Institute. Manage a vibrant program of art talks and symposia Expand our audience and engage the art community with your communication skills Part time (2.5 days per week, flexible hours but with some evening work required); fixed term of five years Remuneration package of $84k pa (pro rata), Camperdown / Darlington Campus We are looking for a skilled event and communications professional to coordinate the logistics of Power’s dynamic public program and to engage with a variety of audiences via various platforms. As the Program and Events Officer, you will be responsible for coordinating the public program; hosting a range of high profile speakers for lectures, seminars and symposia; managing key partnerships with universities, galleries and donors; and developing the public face of the Institute through a range of online…

The Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship for art historical research | Rijksmuseum

The Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship welcomes outstanding PhD candidates working on the art history of the Low Countries whose principal concern is object-based research. The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation will enable one PhD candidate annually to base part of their research at the Rijksmuseum. Applications should include an outline of the proposed research, related to the Rijksmuseum’s holdings, in which objects are fundamental. A suitable project might entail research into art objects as artistic or historical sources or object-related archival research. The Fellow’s progress will be assessed in consultation with his/her supervisors at the university and the Rijksmuseum, to determine if the renewal of the Fellowship for a second year is desirable. The Fellowship will preferably result in a publication, the content and form of which will be decided by the Fellow and his/her academic supervisors in consultation with the…

Fellowships | Metropolitan Museum of Art

Almost 150 years after its founding in 1870, The Metropolitan Museum of Art is as strongly committed as ever to its educational mission of supporting scholarly investigation and research into its encyclopedic collection, and to contributing to broader academic discourses. Join a community of scholars in the fields of art history, archaeology, museum education, conservation, and related sciences, as well as scholars in other disciplines whose projects are interdisciplinary in nature and relate to objects in The Met collection. Fellowships include: Art History Fellowships | For qualified graduate students at the predoctoral level, postdoctoral researchers, and senior museum professionals. Conservation and Scientific Research Fellowships | For qualified graduate students at the predoctoral level, postdoctoral researchers, and senior museum professionals. Leonard A. Lauder Fellowships in Modern Art | For doctoral and postdoctoral scholars studying Cubism. Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Curatorial Fellowship…

Final days to enter the Power Publications Dissertation Prize for Indigenous Art Research

Deadline: 20th October 2017 The dissertation prize for the best PhD, DPhil or Master by Research written on Indigenous art. Supported by the Copyright Agency Cultural Fund, this prize supports new research and writing on Indigenous art within a scholarly context. The prize is not restricted to authors of Indigenous heritage. Academic supervisors will be invited to nominate candidates and a jury led by Professor Ian McLean, of the University of Melbourne, will select an awardee. The prize will be financial ($2,000) and the winning author will be invited to present their research at the University of Sydney. Individuals can apply, or, can be nominated by a friend or colleague. Application requirements: The 2017 round of the award is currently open and applications can be made via Submittable Applicants for the 2017 award must have completed and defended their dissertation in the calendar…

Jobs and Funding | Art History and Curatorship | 13th October 2017

Jobs Australia Branch Head, Assistant Director National Collection, Australian War Memorial – deadline 26th October 2017 Public Programs Officer, Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory – deadline 30th October 2017 – deadline 30th October 2017, Board of the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory – deadline 30th October 2017 Architectural Historian, Parliament of Australia – deadline 24th October 2017 Indigenous Curator, National Library of Australia – deadline 15th October 2017 Registration Officers, The National Gallery of Australia – deadline 26th October 2017 Museum Curator, Law Society of WA – deadline 17th October 2017 International Programme Director (specialist in art history/object-based study/curating/arts management), Christie’s Education – deadline 30th October 2017 Lecturer Art Law & Business (Business Component), Christie’s Education – Creative Arts and Design – deadline 30th October 2017 Lecturer/Assistant Professor in Greek Archaeology and Museum Curator,…

Funding | The Hansen Trust PhD Scholarship in History

Deadline 31st Oct 2017 About The History Program at The University of Melbourne is at the forefront of teaching and research internationally. The Hansen Trust has been established to support innovation and excellence in History at Melbourne and to provide students with an outstanding education: to open pathways into great careers and graduate opportunities; to underline the continuing relevance and importance of history; and to nurture and engage community passion for this important field of study. Benefits $30,000 per year for the length of a full-time PhD candidature A key feature of the scholarship is a mentoring program that provides valuable experience in tertiary teaching and the promotion of History to the community. Eligibility The successful applicant must meet the Entry Requirements for the full-time PhD Arts (https://handbook.unimelb.edu.au/courses/dr-philart) and have received a minimum result of first class Honours in the…

Fellowship | Research and Archive Fellowships to address the work of Hans Arp and Sophie Taeuber Arp.

ARP-Fellowships Application Deadline: November 30, 2017 Hans Arp (1886-1966) and Sophie Taeuber-Arp (1889-1943) are among the most remarkable artists of the twentieth century. They galvanized the movements of Dada and Surrealism, and influenced the development of concrete art and organic abstraction. Since 1977 the Stiftung Arp e.V. has overseen the greater part of both artists’ estates. It holds one of the most comprehensive collections of their work and manages most of their written and photographic archives. The Foundation also has an extensive research library, which holds primary literature and catalogues of the work of Sophie Taeuber-Arp and Hans Arp as well as many publications of their broader artistic and cultural context. In 2018, the Stiftung Arp e.V. is awarding up to four research- and archive-fellowships to both junior scholars as well as to established researchers and curators whose work addresses…

Jobs and Funding | Art History and Curatorship | September 15th 2017

Jobs Australia Exhibitions and Collections Officer (temporary, FT)  Rockhampton Art Gallery – deadline 24th September 2017 Senior Curator, Exhibitions, Australian Centre for the Moving Image – deadline 24th September 2017 Director, McClelland Sculpture Park+Gallery – deadline 1st October 2017 Head of Exhibition Design, The National Gallery of Australia – deadline 25th September 2017 Cultural Collections Officer (Museums), Tamworth Regional Council – deadline 20th September 2017 Executive Director, Arts Access Victoria – deadline 29th September 2017 International Research Manager, Auckland War Memorial Museum – deadline 22nd September 2017 Lecturer (History and Theory), BA (Hons) Photography, Arts University Bournemouth – deadline 25th September 2017 Anniversary Fellowships (2 years) (includes Contextual Learning in Humans and Machines; Digital Society & Culture; Cultural Heritage) University of Stirling – deadline 4th October 2017 Funding Long Term Research Fellowships in Cultural and Intellectual History, University of London…

Jobs and Funding | Art History and Curatorship | 1 September 2017

Jobs Australia Curator, Research (MUMA) | Part-time – deadline 12th September 2017 2 Curators, 1 Assistant Curator, Australian Centre for the Moving Image – deadline 10th September 2017 Accessioning Officer, National Film and Sound Archive – deadline 7th September 2017 Collections Manager, Heide Museum of Modern Art – deadline 8th September 2017 International Lecturer in Contemporary Art Theory, University of Edinburgh – deadline 20th September 2017 Senior Lecturer/ Lecturer – General Education (Art History/Film Studies), The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen – The School of Humanities and Social Science – deadline 20th October 2017 Senior Lecturer/Reader in Digital Humanities, University of East Anglia – deadline 21st September 2017 Funding Paul Mellon Publication Grants – deadline 30th September 2017 NB – For the foreseeable future these notices will now be fortnightly and I am no longer including calls for papers…