Amherst College E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Curatorial Fellow in Amherst, Massachusetts

Full-time, 35 hours per week, six-month funded position, hourly rate commensurate with experience and qualifications

The E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Curatorial Fellow catalogues and researches the Mead's distinguished collection of 2,500 Japanese woodblock prints. The Curatorial Fellow reports to the Mead's Head of Education and Andrew W. Mellon Curator of Academic Programs.

The Curatorial Fellow takes appropriate actions to support a diverse workforce and participates in the College's efforts to create a respectful, inclusive, and welcoming work environment.

Anticipated start date will be August or September.

Key Responsibilities

  • Update and revise the museum's database records for the collection of Japanese prints.
  • Prepare concise interpretative texts about the collection's most distinguished works.
  • Assist the museum's staff to develop long-range plans for the collection's ongoing care.



  • M.A. in Art History or related field
  • Expertise in some aspect of Japanese prints
  • Fluent in the Japanese language
  • Proficient in cataloguing Japanese prints according to museum standards
  • Strong organization and time management skills including able to manage multiple projects simultaneously with attention to detail and following specific instructions
  • Strong communication skills including being diplomatic, a clear writer, and rigorous researcher
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively as part of a small team


  • Ph.D. in Art History or related field

Interestedcandidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information (e-mail and/or telephone number) for three professional references. Applications will be reviewed until position is filled.

Amherst College is an equal opportunity employer and encourages women, persons of color, and persons with disabilities to apply. The College is committed to enriching its educational experience and its culture through the diversity of its faculty, administration, and staff.

Amherst College, one of the premier liberal arts colleges in the nation, is located in Amherst, Massachusetts, a town of approximately 35,000 residents in the western part of the state. The college's community is composed of about1,800 students from 49 states, plus D.C., Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands, and 54 countries around the world, and about 1,000 staff and faculty. The college's scenic 1,000-acre campus includes a 500-acre wildlife sanctuary and the Book & Plow Farm; three museums: Emily Dickinson Museum, Beneski Museum of Natural History and Mead Art Museum; and multiple educational and cultural venues and resources through the Five College Consortium. The town of Amherst offers an amazing variety of coffee shops, restaurants and entertainment, and a very active outdoor life. Our vibrant campus, diverse community and beautiful surrounding, makes Amherst College and the Town of Amherst a great place to work, learn and live!