The Deutsches Museum, Munich (Germany), is announcing an International Curatorial Fellowship for its special exhibition “Anthropocene — Nature and Technology in the Age of Humans”, scheduled to open in fall 2014.
The exhibition is a joint venture of the Deutsches Museum and the Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society.
The 18-month fellowship is funded by the Germany Federal Cultural Foundation (Kulturstiftung des Bundes) in the program “International Museum Fellowship”.
With the help of the international fellow, the Deutsches Museum aims at including intercultural, global aspects into the exhibition and incorporating international presentation 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 exhibition. According to his/her expertise, s/he will be responsible for an individual subsection of the exhibit. Other potential tasks will be the conceptualization of educational programs and initiaing and coordinating collaborations with international partners, particularly with the goal of identifying potential venues for an international tour of the exhibit.
The fellow will be associated both with the Deutsches Museum and the RCC and will be invited to participate in the diverse programs and events of both institutions. The fellow will further participate in the German Federal Cultural Foundation’s “Academy Program”, including workshops across Germany, colloquiums and a concluding event. The fellow will also be offered to take German classes at the Goethe Institut in Munich.
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 (preferrably 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. 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 Euro/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 necessary paperwork such as permits and visas, if necessary.
For inquiries about the fellowship, please contact the exhibition project leader Dr. Nina Möllers ([email protected]).
Your application package should include:
– cover letter
– university certificate(s)
– 2-page essay outlining your ideas/expectations about an exhibit on the Anthropocene
– contact information of two references
Please send the application via email in a single document in PDF-format by 7 September 2012 with the reference no. 1230 to [email protected].
Please also see the job description on http://www.carsoncenter.uni-muenchen.de/about_rcc/opportunities/1207_curatorial_fellowship/index.html