[Germany] Curatorial Fellowship at Deutsches Museum
The Deutsches Museum, Munich (Germany), is announcing an International Curatorial Fellowship for its special exhibition “Anthropocene – Nature and Technology in the Age of Hu- mans”, scheduled to open in fall 2014. The 18 month-fellowship is funded by the German Federal Cultural Foundation (Kulturstiftung des Bundes) in the program “Inter- national Museum Fellowship”. The exhibition is a joint venture of the Deutsches Museum and the Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society.
Deadline September 7th
With the help of the international fellow, the Deutsches Museum aims at including intercultural, global aspects into the exhibition and incorporating international presen- tation and education approaches. As a member of the exhibition team, the fellow will be involved in all stages of the conceptualization, planning and realization of the ex- hibition. According to his/her expertise, s/he will be responsible for an individual sub- section of the exhibit. Other potential tasks will be the conceptualization of educational programs and initiating and coordinating collaborations with international part- ners, particularly with the goal of identifying potential venues for an international tour of the exhibit.
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We are looking for a candidate at the interface of natural sciences and humanities with experiences both in academic research and museum work. The candidate must hold a university degree (preferably PhD) in a field relevant to the topics of the Anthropocene (natural sciences or humanities/museum studies) and document interest and prior experience in interdisciplinary work aimed at the participatory communication of science and technology to the public (e.g. via Public Understanding of Science and Humanities-activities, exhibits, work in a NGO). Native-level English competency and computer literacy are required. Knowledge of German would be advantageous. We particularly encourage applications from Asian and African countries.
The position is full-time and runs for 18 months. Preferred start of the fellowship is 1 October 2012. The fellow will enter a contract with the Deutsches Museum with a gross salary of 3,500 Euros/month. As the candidate will be a state employee, s/he is required to have German health insurance and to pay into the German tax and social welfare system. The Goethe Institut and the Museum will assist the fellow with nec- essary paperwork such as work permits and visas, if necessary.