Provost’s Fellowship in Curating

Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin

Applications by: 17:00, 17 August 2020

The Douglas Hyde Gallery is calling for applications for the inaugural Provost’s Fellowship in Curating. It offers recent graduates of Trinity College Dublin the opportunity to work within the gallery over a period of 12 months. Through hands-on work and mentorship, it will give an insight into the daily workings of the Gallery and its programme, while contributing to discourses within the gallery, Trinity College and further afield.

The aim of the Provost’s Fellowship in Curating is to develop new generations of arts professionals, giving practical experience of working within one of Ireland’s leading contemporary art spaces. The Fellowship is generously supported by the Office of the Provost.

The Provost’s Curatorial Fellow, under the direction of the Director, will work independently and collaboratively with the Gallery team to gain in-depth experience through practical learning opportunities across exhibitions, new commissions and learning & engagement programmes. A key part of the Fellowship is self-directed project development, under the mentorship of the DHG team, as well as opportunities to connect and collaborate across campus and with other key institutions across Ireland and internationally.

Profile of candidates

The DHG will consider recent graduates (Bachelor, Masters, or Doctorate) from Trinity College Dublin (within the last 5 years) in any discipline, who demonstrate a passion for contemporary art, art practice, audience engagement, and/or critical theory.

This is an opportunity for a graduate to gain professional, hands-on training, working alongside curators, and to experience the inner workings of a contemporary art gallery. The ideal candidate will be willing to embrace the full scope of tasks relevant to curatorial work, from photocopying to primary research on artists. They should be prepared to be an active collaborator with staff across the Gallery, and be comfortable working in a professional office environment. Applicants must be able to manage multiple projects at once with keen attention to detail, adaptability, and a positive attitude.

The Provost’s Fellowship in Curating offers a stipend of 30,000 euros over 12 months and an additional 2,500 euros to cover travel expenses for approved research trips or professional development costs related to the fellow’s field of interest. Annual leave is 25 days.

Fellowship begins: September/October, 2020
Fellowship ends: September/October, 2021

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