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Fellowships at the National Museum of the American Indian

From: Emily Kaplan <ekaplan>
Date: Wednesday, March 10, 1999
Mellon Fellowships in Objects Conservation
National Museum of the American Indian
Smithsonian Institution

The National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI) is offering three
one-year advanced fellowships in ethnographic and archaeological
artifact conservation beginning September 1999, funded by the Andrew
W. Mellon Foundation.  Two advanced level, post-graduate fellowships
will be located at the NMAI Research Branch (RB) in the Bronx, NY.
Fellows at the RB will work on a wide range of artifacts to prepare
them for moving to the NMAI Cultural Resources Center (CRC) in
Suitland, MD.  The third fellowship, located at the CRC, will focus
on the conservation of objects chosen for exhibit and loan. Fellows
in both locations will be involved in daily activities at each site.
The fellowships are intended to cultivate practical skills as well
as to foster a solid understanding of the contexts of material
culture, the philosophies of conservation at NMAI, and the ethics of
the conservation profession.  Museum programming involves
collaboration with Native Peoples in the development of appropriate
methods of care for, and interpretation of, their cultural

Candidates will be considered who are in their final year of
graduate study (for the CRC fellowship only) or who have at least
one year's experience beyond graduate school (for CRC and RB
fellowships).  Applications, postmarked no later than March 31,
1999, must include: a cover letter explaining candidate's interests
and intent in applying for the fellowship, curriculum vitae
including basic biographical information with current and permanent
addresses and telephone numbers, transcripts of graduate and
undergraduate coursework, three letters of recommendation from
conservation professionals familiar with the candidate's work.
Finalists will be invited for an interview and asked to submit a
portfolio of completed projects.  NMAI is an equal opportunity
employer.  Interviews will be early April 1999 and notifications
sent by May 1, 1999.

The fellowship includes a salary in the high 20's, $3000 for
research and travel to conferences, full health insurance and
medical benefits, and thirteen vacation days.

Applications should be sent to

    Marian A. Kaminitz
    National Museum of the American Indian/Smithsonian Institution
    Cultural Resources Center, MRC 541
    4220 Silver Hill Road
    Suitland MD 20746

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