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Curatorial Fellow, Garden Centennial

Apply by April 1. Eligibility and application information is available here.

The Curatorial Fellow will assist with planning for the centennial of the Dumbarton Oaks Garden. Designed by renowned landscape designer Beatrix Farrand in partnership with founder Mildred Bliss, the garden is one of Dumbarton Oaks most prized public assets as well as an invaluable landmark for designers and scholars. The centennial, comprising exhibitions, publications, and both public and academic events, will recognize the importance of the legacy of the Dumbarton Oaks Garden and its careful stewardship over the past century. A key element of the centennial will be an exhibition (2021–2022) intended to feature photographs of the garden alongside archival materials. Under the guidance of the Program Director of Garden and Landscape Studies, the Curatorial Fellow will assist with all aspects of exhibit design, content creation, and implementation, and will develop a related digital exhibit. The Curatorial Fellow may assist with the compilation and editing of any publications related to the project. This is an opportunity for candidates with a deep interest in art, architecture, and the history of designed landscapes and gardens. The fellow will hone their research skills and build experience in exhibition and publication developments, while benefiting from being part of a vibrant scholarly community. The fellow will also become familiar with scholarship in landscape and architectural history as well as the practices of historic research on and preservation of a landmark garden.

Candidates should possess:

  • Excellent writing and editing skills.
  • Excellent time-management and organizational skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and creatively.
  • Some experience with design and/or layout (Adobe Creative Suite) an advantage
  • Some experience with content creation for a physical or digital exhibit an advantage