[Milton-L] Newberry Library Fellowships in the Humanities, 2010-2011

Yuko Nii wahcenter at earthlink.net
Sat Oct 17 17:29:39 EDT 2009

 From Terrance Lindall:

As long as we are posting opportunities, here is beginning of a search  
for my ultimate replacement:


The Williamsburg Art & Historical Center (WAH Center) in Williamsburg  
Brooklyn is seeking a Museum Director Intern. Candidate will oversee  
all functions of the museum over the next year (or more). This  
internship may lead to a permanent paid position, part time or full  


MA or PhD in Museum Studies or Museum Management.
Prefer someone who already has experience at a major institution, if  
possible, but that is not a requirement.


The Director Intern will administer the historic site, which is a  
landmark building on the National Register of Historic Places and a  
New York City landmark. The Director Intern will oversee and direct  
the initiation and execution of art exhibits and events. He or she  
will also direct and coordinate the acquisition, storage, and  
exhibition of collections of the Yuko Nii Foundation, including  
negotiating and authorizing the purchase, sale, exchange, or loan of  
collections. They will oversee and help conduct the institution’s  
research projects, if any, and related educational programs (currently  
at a minimum). Part of the Director’s duties involve fundraising and  
promotion, which may include the writing and reviewing of grant  
proposals, journal articles, and publicity materials, as well as  
attendance at meetings, conventions, and civic events. The Director  
Intern will review current programs and make suggestions for  
improvements of existing policies and programs. All of this is under  
the guidance of our founder and current artistic director Yuko Nii,  
and our president and current executive director Terrance Lindall.


We have just now ended 13 years of very successful programming and are  
now looking to develop a permanent staff in the next few years.

The museum Director Intern will have to have a good business sense,  
although art is very much still at the core of the job description.  
They will also have a view to what the issues for the arts are today  
in this 21st century, in order to lead the WAH Center’s further  
development as a pre-eminent small art center/museum based on size,  
its collection, innovative exhibition schedule and mission of  

The WAH Center is one of the region's true cultural gems, and the next  
director's mission will be to find innovative ways to further open the  
center to the New York community and beyond. With the current economic  
downturn, there is a pressing need to find solace and perspective, and  
the art center/museum will play a vital role in building international  
art community and serving as an international center for free exchange  
of artistic ideas, thus building international understanding, as  
stated in the WAH Center’s mission statement.

Located in a world-class city of the arts, New York, and the dynamic  
international emerging art community of Brooklyn, the WAH Center is in  
the position to be a catalyst for a broader discourse on the role of  
creativity across disciplines. A primary task of the new Director  
Intern is to build strong programs and foster an atmosphere of  
collaboration. The next director will build on the success and  
critical acclaim the WAH Center has achieved in recent years, and  
continue to transform the center into a place for lively presentations  
and inspiring atmosphere.

Sennd cover letter and resume to:

Yuko Nii
Williamsburg Art & Histrorical Center
135 Broadway
Brooklyn, NY 11211

On Oct 15, 2009, at 11:57 AM, Leslie Kan wrote:

> Dear Moderator,
> The Newberry Library would like to post the following to your  
> listserve.
> Thank you,
> Leslie Kan
> Program Assistant
> The Newberry Library
> ******************************************************************
> The Newberry’s fellowships support humanities research in our
> collections.  Our collections are wide-ranging, rich, and sometimes a
> little eccentric.  If you study the humanities, chances are good we  
> have
> something for you.  We promise you remarkable collections; a lively
> interdisciplinary community of researchers; individual consultations  
> on
> your research with staff curators, librarians, and scholars; and an
> array of scholarly and public programs.
> These awards support research and writing by scholars with a  
> doctorate.
> Their purpose is to help fellows develop or complete larger-scale
> studies that draw on our collections, and to foster intellectual
> exchange among fellows and the Library community.  Fellowship terms
> range from six to eleven months with stipends of up to $50,400.
> Long-term applications are due January 11, 2010
> Major long-term fellowship funding is provided by the National  
> Endowment
> for the Humanities, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and Dr. Audrey
> Lumsden-Kouvel.
> Ph.D. candidates and scholars with a doctorate are eligible for
> short-term travel-to-collections fellowships.  Their purpose is to  
> help
> researchers study specific materials at the Newberry that are not
> readily available to them elsewhere.  Short-term fellowships are  
> usually
> awarded for a period of one month. Most are restricted to scholars who
> live and work outside the Chicago area.  Stipends are $1600 per month.
> NEW:   We invite short-term fellowship applications from teams of  
> two or
> three scholars who plan to collaborate intensively on a single,
> substantive project.  The individual scholars on a team awarded a
> fellowship will each receive a full stipend of $1600 per month.  Teams
> should submit a single application, including cover sheets and CVs  
> from
> each member.
> Short-term applications are due March 1, 2010.
> We also offer exchange fellowships with British, French and German
> institutions, a fellowship for American Indian women pursuing any
> post-graduate education, and a fellowship for published independent
> scholars.
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