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Digital Media Fellow

We are accepting applications on a rolling basis. Eligibility and application information is available here.

The Digital Media Fellow will assist with photography, video, and social media projects that showcase the Dumbarton Oaks collections. The fellow will also work under the supervision of the Communications Manager to develop content for our social media feeds. Regular activities will include taking portraits of the Dumbarton Oaks fellowship community; documenting events and programming; developing content for social media; devising new ways of highlighting our exhibits; and coming up with ideas for conveying the research conducted at Dumbarton Oaks to the broader public. The fellow will also evaluate and assist with the organization and preservation of new content developed for our digital media. Examples of video and digital media projects undertaken by recent fellows can be viewed here and here.

The term of this appointment will run from January to August 31, 2023 and carries a stipend of $40,000/annum, prorated for the duration of the fellowship; a medical insurance contribution from Dumbarton Oaks; complimentary weekday lunch in our Refectory; and a research allowance of $1,000. Post-Baccalaureate Fellows are responsible for their own housing. If needed, the Fellow may begin their term virtually for a few weeks. This fellowship uniquely carries the possibility of renewal for another full year from September 1, 2023–August 31, 2024, based on the organization’s needs, budgeting, and performance.

It is preferred that candidates possess:

  • Strong video shooting, editing, and narrative storytelling skills
    • Familiarity with social media video creation and editing (Reels and Stories)
  • Strong photography skills
  • Ability to conceive and develop projects in new and innovative ways
  • Strong judgment and confidence, ability to work independently in the field
  • Enthusiasm for using social media as a tool for education and communication
  • Ability to multitask and meet deadlines
  • Strong communication and collaboration skills
  • Ability and desire to learn new software and technologies quickly and adapt to change
  • Experience with Final Cut, Premiere, or similar video editing software
  • Experience with other Creative Cloud applications (such as Audition, AfterEffects, Photoshop, Illustrator) preferred