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What Is a Masterpiece?

Hone Research Fellowship for Museum Interpretation

2 positions available
Posted March 18, 2014

The Dayton Art Institute announces a fellowship offered through the generosity of the Hone family.

Two fellows will be selected to focus on researching and developing content on select objects in the museum’s collection to add to the existing What is a Masterpiece? program, an interactive tour of world art. Fellows will research, update and digitize museum files; identify content sources in a variety of media; secure reproduction and copyrights for existing content and develop and select new content. Fellows will work with community resources and identify and interview artists and scholars to contribute to the understanding and interpretation of each object.

This is the third phase of the interactive museum interpretation project. The first phase, funded by a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, What is a Masterpiece?, is one of the first art museum programs of its kind to use a QR code to access a mobile website created specifically for objects in the museum’s collection, allowing access to a menu of diverse content offerings.

The individuals will work directly with a former Hone Fellow, the Curator of Collections and Exhibitions and the Associate Curator of Education, who serve as supervisors and mentors throughout the term of the fellowship.

The work for this position is 8 weeks at 35 hours per week, Monday through Friday, beginning June 16 through August 8, 2014. Applicants will have completed a bachelor’s degree in art history, art education or the humanities. Familiarity with object-based research and writing; making and editing video in programs such as Apple iMovie, FinalCutX (or FinalCutPro) or Adobe Premiere; uploading media from a variety of sources; and working on a Mac is preferred.

It is essential that individuals be well organized, deadline driven and able to work independently with good attention to detail. The stipend amount is $4,400. The Dayton Art Institute stipends are not considered salary or compensation, but are awarded to help support a fellow’s study, research and travel efforts during the tenure of their appointment. Fellows awarded stipends must complete a W-9 and will receive a financial summary at the end of each calendar year. Fellows are responsible for meeting their own state and federal tax obligations.

For consideration, please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae or resume, various types of writing samples and four (4) references to The Dayton Art Institute, Attn: Monica Walker, Human Resources Director, 456 Belmonte Park North, Dayton, OH 45405 or email to EEOC

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The Dayton Art Institute is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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