Artists Documentation Program Fellowship at the Menil Collection and the Whitney Museum of American Art

Posted on Tue, 02/07/2017 - 16:09

The Menil Collection and the Whitney Museum of American Art are pleased to offer an advanced training fellowship in conjunction with the Artists Documentation Program (ADP) supported by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The term of the fellowship is one year with the possibility of renewal for a second year.

The inaugural ADP Fellowship will be based at the Menil Collection in Houston, Texas, with travel funds permitting on-site research, collection access, and interview preparation and processing at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York. The fellowship will provide an opportunity for the successful candidate to participate in all ADP activities. The ADP Fellow will work closely with the ADP directors (Bradford Epley at the Menil and Carol Mancusi-Ungaro at the Whitney) during the research and preparation phase for an artist interview as well as additional conservation, archive, collection management and digital content staff following the interview to ensure the information disclosed is both imbedded within the institutional records and published for wide dissemination via the ADP Archive website. Additionally, the ADP Fellow will undertake and publish a significant research project utilizing the ADP Archive as part of the ADP Resound Project.

As an integral part of the ADP and the Menil and Whitney's conservation departments, candidates must have an interest in the variety of issues associated with the study, documentation, and care of 20th century and contemporary art. Candidates should be recent graduates of a recognized training program with up to five years of post-graduate work experience, possess excellent communication and organization skills and a demonstrated history of research and publication.

The ADP Fellowship will be administered by the Menil Collection. It will commence in the fall of 2017 and provides a stipend along with all benefits, including health, dental, and vacation, granted to full-time employees of the Menil. Generous travel funds are available. Applications including a curriculum vitae with e-mail address and telephone number(s), a letter of intent, and three letters of recommendation should be sent to Suzanne Maloch, Director of Human Resources, The Menil Collection, 1511 Branard St., Houston, Texas 77006 USA, or