Exhibition Curation Fellow – Medical Historical Library at the Cushing/Whitney Medical Library
Mentor: Melissa Grafe, Ph.D., Head of the Medical Historical Library, John R. Bumstead Librarian for Medical History
Join us for a fellowship that encompasses exhibition curation! The Medical Historical Library at the Cushing/Whitney Medical Library contains one of the nation’s best collections of current and rare history of medicine books, prints, posters, drawings, and photography, as well as a growing archives program. The collection, ranging from the 12th century to the present day, includes materials in the fields of natural history, science, health, and other topics.
The fellow, under the guidance of the Head of the Medical Historical Library, and with the assistance of Medical Historical Library staff, will create an exhibition that would either be installed in the Cushing Rotunda of the Medical Library or made available through an online platform. The fellow will help with topic selection, research the material, develop themes, select objects, create case layouts and labels, and develop programming and media. If an online exhibition is selected (by itself or in addition to a physical exhibition, depending on timing), the fellow will also have an opportunity to learn how to use Omeka, an online exhibition platform, to create a digital version of the exhibit. The fellow will have the opportunity to learn aspects of exhibition curation and public history, hone research skills, develop project management skills, and get deep exposure into the world of special collections. The fellow will need to be highly organized. Strong communication and collaboration skills a must. Fellows are expected to learn quickly and work independently, and be flexible. The fellow will also be expected to pass a background check.
- September 6, 2021- September 24, 2021: Weekly GPE Info Sessions
- September 26, 2021: Applications deadline (11:59pm ET). Please submit a resume and a cover letter customized to this fellowship
- November 19, 2021: Interview and award notification to selected fellows
- December 13, 2021 – January 14, 2022: New fellows onboarding
- January 18, 2022: Suggested fellowship start date
Note- Positions with limited applicants may have deadlines extended by 3 weeks to October 17, 2021.
- Eligibility: Fellows must be currently matriculated, Yale doctoral students in years 1-6* of their studies during the fellowship.
- Term: Fellows work at a Yale host organization under the guidance of the host mentor for 5-7 hours per week over the course of 13-15 weeks during the 2022 Spring Term
- Stipend: Fellows will receive $1,500 for Spring 2022 fellowships.
- Please note: The GPE Fellowship does not count towards the fulfillment of your teaching requirement. For more information on teaching requirements, please see the GSAS website.
* 7th-year students with COVID-related funding extensions from GSAS are eligible to apply.