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Native American Residential Fellowship Program
The Native American Residential Fellowship Program at the Peabody Essex Museum (PEM) in Salem, Mass., offers paid fellowship opportunities for Native American, Native Hawaiian and Alaska Native students and cultural professionals.
It provides participants with a comprehensive perspective on the theory and practice of museums to help develop skills in cultural-object stewardship and museum practices in Native communities. It offers individuals the opportunity to gain expertise and prepares them for employment positions in the museum field and/or the cultural, nonprofit sector.
Native students of museum practices will be recruited nationally to undertake a 10-week paid summer fellowship at PEM. Participants will gain practical experience in areas of museum studies including: curatorial, exhibition planning and design, collections preparation and management, marketing and media communications, education programming and interpretation, human resources and administration, and related disciplines.
The program covers lodging and travel expenses and pays an hourly stipend for a full time schedule. These fellowships are also available for school credit (with an official request).
Funded by Education through Cultural and Historical Organizations (ECHO), this program ensures that underserved populations have access to experience and career opportunities in the cultural sector.
Application due February 28, 2011, by 5 pm
Screening, interviewing and hiring March-April 14
Confirmation of hires April 15
Arrival in Salem May 31
Program starts/orientation June 1
Program ends August 12
Contact:Rosario Ubiera-Minaya, Internship Director
Phone: 978-745-9500 ex.3217
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