Fellowship in Native American Collections Care

The Midwest Art Conservation Center is calling for applications to the Fellowship in Native American Collections Care. This is a 12-week position (60 workdays) with a stipend of $11,000. MACC is located in Minneapolis, Minnesota and, while at least 25% of the time will be on-site, a partially remote schedule can be discussed. The Fellowship must be completed by December 31, 2021 but start and end dates are flexible.

The Fellow will work with MACC’s Director of Preventive Conservation and conservators on a variety of collections care activities including art handling, general collections assessment, conservation documentation, collection database use, and technical research and writing. The Fellow will gain first-hand experience of evaluation techniques and approaches through participation in off-site surveys. They will see real-time examples of a variety of institutions developing effective collections policies and long-range conservation plans while addressing common challenges such as space constraints, under staffing, and micro-budgets. The goals of the program include contributing specialized skills and resources toward a tribal community and advancing the skills of an individual for an on-going or potential career in collections stewardship.

The successful applicant will demonstrate strong ties to a tribal community, as well as interest in a career in collections stewardship. Applications from Upper Midwest/Great Lakes/Northern Plains Native American community members; candidates with a college degree completed or in-progress; and mid-career professionals are particularly encouraged.

Application Deadline: May 7th, 2021

To apply, please email or send a current resume, two letters of reference, and a personal statement describing how this experience will benefit you professionally and/or how you intend to use the skills learned for the benefit of a tribal community to:

careers@preserveart.org
Midwest Art Conservation Center
2400 Third Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55404
612 870-3120

MACC is a nonprofit center for art conservation based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. MACC provides comprehensive art conservation services in Paintings, Objects, Paper, and Textiles. The staff of twelve conservation professionals are collaborative, collegial, and work innovatively with the curatorial and collection professionals at hundreds of non-profit collecting institutions including fine art museums, historical societies, universities, Native cultural centers, city governments, libraries, and archives. MACC is located within the Minneapolis Institute of Art.