Curatorial Fellow—18-month appointment

The John Michael Kohler Arts Center seeks a Curatorial Fellow to gain training and mentorship in the field of curatorial practice by working alongside Shannon R. Stratton, interim Senior Curator, on curatorial and research-based projects. The Curatorial Fellow will participate in various aspects of Stratton’s curatorial practice, including studio visits, exhibition planning, work groups, didactics, artist residencies, and other programs that advance the Arts Center’s mission to “generate a creative exchange between artists and the public.  

The Curatorial Fellowship begins August 2019 and ends February 2021, an 18-month term.


  • Assist Stratton in all phases of exhibition development, including research, checklist development, lender and artist relations, floor plan development, installation, and development of public programs related to exhibitions
  • Assist in writing exhibition texts including labels, didactics, and press and promotional materials
  • Provide clerical support as needed, including correspondence, loan requests, and mailings
  • Provide liaison support between Stratton and Arts Center departments including exhibitions, public programs, development, and marketing


  • 1+ years of curatorial or related experience is required. Knowledge of museum-field practices is preferred.
  • Solid art-historical research skills and ability to conduct original, independent research
  • Strong written and verbal skills; demonstrated ability to write for general audiences
  • An advanced degree in art history, museum studies, studio art, or a related field is preferred; comparable education with significant museum gallery experience will be considered.
  • Well-organized, detail oriented, and demonstrating excellent planning and implementation skills
  • Must be proactive, an independent problem solver, able to anticipate needs on projects and to track and meet multiple deadlines

The John Michael Kohler Arts Center is an equal opportunity employer and complies with all EOE and ADA requirements. We are committed to employing a diverse workforce, and we have a strong organizational commitment to racial equity. People of color, gender nonconforming people, people with disabilities, and low-income people are encouraged to apply. Please let us know if we can help make the application or hiring process more accessible for you.

Send cover letter, résumé, and list of professional references to:

John Michael Kohler Arts Center
Human Resources Manager
608 New York Avenue,
Sheboygan, WI 53081
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