The Arthur D. James Fellowship in Museum Studies

The Arthur D. James Fellowship in Museum Studies at DePaul Art Museum provides an opportunity for a student in one of many related fields (including, but not limited to Anthropology, Art History, History, Museum Studies, Education, English, Studio Art, Philosophy, Critical Ethnic Studies, Latino Studies, Black Diaspora studies, Women and Gender Studies, Communications, etc.) to gain hands-on experience and pre-professional training in the practice of museum administration, collections management and care, exhibition development and implementation, community outreach, and/or museum education.

All projects at DePaul Art Museum share a mission to enrich the university’s commitments to excellence, diversity, and social concerns. The highlights local, national, and international artists who have historically been marginalized from the art historical canon (women artists, LGBTQ+, and BIPOC/ALAANA artists) with a strong connection to our global city of Chicago.

This fellowship is open to DePaul juniors, seniors, and graduate students in all majors. Some art history and/or museum studies background is preferred. GPA requirement: 3.0.

Please submit one letter of recommendation and a writing sample/paper that demonstrates your writing skills. Additionally, please submit a written response to the following prompt (up to 500 words): How does this fellowship support your career goals?

Applications are due Friday, February 23, 2024. The Fellow will be selected soon thereafter and will work in the remaining winter and spring quarters.

One Fellowship is offered per academic year. $4,500 stipend ($2,250 paid at the end of each quarter as tuition remission); 150 hours of work per quarter @$15 an hour.

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Supplemental Questions
  1. Please upload a letter of recommendation. Be sure that the name and contact information of the reference provider is stated on the letter.
  2. Please upload your current resume (which should show all work experience obtained during college and all extracurricular activities during college)
  3. Please submit a writing sample that demonstrates your writing ability. (3 page limit)
  4. Please submit a written response to this prompt (up to 500 words): How does this fellowship support your career goals?
  5. Are you interested in modern and contemporary art?
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