Joan Tisch Teaching Fellows
- New York, NY
- Whitney Museum
The Joan Tisch Teaching Fellows Program offers graduate students pursuing advanced degrees in art and art history the unique opportunity to work directly with the Whitney Museum's collection and audiences within a community of academic support. Participants in the program design specialized tours and lecture to museum visitors, public program audiences and senior audiences. Fellows meet for periodic workshops for feedback and support on scholarly work and for training in teaching, communication and presentation skills or other specialized topics. More advanced Teaching Fellows also have opportunities to propose additional topical lectures and multi-session courses for special members groups and the public.
This selective program offers an invaluable opportunity for students to develop skills for public speaking without notes, communicating sophisticated ideas in a clear and organized fashion, and finding their own authentic voice. Alumni of the program, who have gone on to a range of prestigious positions in museums and academia, often reference how these skills benefited them throughout their careers.
Candidates must be graduate students currently enrolled in a Ph.D. program in Art History or a related field, finishing their coursework or working toward the completion of their dissertation. Students specializing in areas covered by the Museum's collection are given special consideration, but this is not a prerequisite for selection. We are seeking diverse perspectives on American Art of the 20th and 21st Century, including Latinx and American indigenous perspectives. We are especially looking for candidates who are able to offer tours in both Spanish and English.
The Teaching Fellows Program is restructured for 2022, offering a base pay of $500 a month to support the learning opportunities of the program, in addition to per tour pay of $125 per hour for private and specialized tours and $110 for public tours. Fellows also have the potential for further pay for multi-week courses, special programs, membership lectures, and other projects.
Fellowships are ideally for a period of three years, with a minimum commitment of two years. During this period, Fellows are expected to live in or near New York City. We are currently accepting applications for someone to start in the winter or spring of 2022.
The Joan Tisch Teaching Fellows Program at the Whitney Museum of American Art is supported by a generous gift from Steven Tisch.
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