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Carnegie Museum, Curatorial Fellow, Apply Now!

Published February 19, 2024

Margaret Powell Curatorial Fellow

Carnegie Museum of Pittsburg

Pittsburg, Pennsylvania

Duration: 2 Years

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The Margaret Powell Curatorial Fellowship at Carnegie Museum of Art (CMOA) offers an introduction to the museum field and curatorial practice for recent college graduates from historically underrepresented groups.  The Fellow will work as part of a curatorial team with expertise in Modern and Contemporary Art, Photography, Architecture, European and American Art, and Decorative Arts & Design in addition to interacting with colleagues across museum departments to support the development and implementation of the artistic program. The Fellow may support the research and development of exhibitions and acquisitions as well as participate in special projects and initiatives, such as internal workshops, artist site visits and residencies, and education programs that advance the Carnegie Museum’s mission.



  • Assist curators in all phases of exhibition and/or project development from research to implementation and stewardship
  • Work closely with curators to write various types of exhibition and/or project texts for internal circulation, in the galleries, and public-facing platforms such as curatorial presentations and the museum’s website
  • Work closely with Director of Education and Public Programs and Manager of Public Programs to support the development and implementation of education and public programs
  • Assist with gallery associates and docent training on the collection and temporary exhibitions
  • Facilitate internal and public-facing tours or art chats with visitors
  • Participate in public and community engagement by attending museum public programs and events
  • Provide administrative support to curators as needed
  • Other duties as assigned by the curator(s) and Director



  • Completed undergraduate degree within past 2 years
  • Pursuing professional curatorial work
  • Possess a strong academic record
  • Ability to manage multiple projects  at once and complete  assigned tasks in a timely manner, with attention to detail, conviviality, and professionalism
  • Excellent communication and research skills are essential
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) and Internet-based research, and will be required to learn KE Emu, the museum’s collection management system, and Asana, the museum’s online project management system


Apply here!