Collections Fellow

1 Fine Arts Dr, St. Louis, MO 63110, USA Req #269
Monday, April 24, 2023

Collections Fellow


The Museum is growing in the spirit of working to further the advancement and support of DEAI initiatives through the lens of its collection of over 36,000 objects. Born of these exciting initiatives are the additions of two key roles: “Collections Manager” & “Collections Fellow”. Together, these positions will work on collection accessibility, long-term care of collections, address inclusivity gaps in the information, and further document works by marginalized communities.


Talent sought for these key positions includes: Experience in collections management. Proven track-record of approaching work from a DEAI-focused frame of reference. Those that possess a passion for progress and visionary mindset in working towards equity and inclusion goals.


Summary: To research and document works of art within the Museum’s collection.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Advance Museum efforts to de-colonize collection information through museum best practices and the use of updated terminology.
  • Work with Curatorial staff to research and enhance the available information on works by historically marginalized communities and facilitates access through the Museum’s collections database and website.
  • Participate in on-going surveys of the collection with the goal of ensuring that works by marginalized communities have received the same care and documentation as other areas of the collection.
  • Following the Museum’s DEAI initiative, assist the Collections Manager in addressing gaps in the documentation of the collection in an effort to offer more inclusive information regarding areas of the collection that may have been overlooked.
  • Help to organize and document efforts to identify and confirm cultural attributions and possible human remains with Curatorial and Conservation staff.
  • Help to facilitate communication between the Museum and communities of origin to determine how works should be properly stored, preserved, and presented.
  • Participate as a member of the Collections Survey Team, responsible for undertaking ongoing overall assessment of the Museum’s collection storage areas.


Qualifications: Bachelor's degree or equivalent required. General knowledge of museum policies, practices, and procedures for collections care and handling, is preferred. Experience with managing collections, working with collection databases, and an understanding of new DEAI collection-related initiatives in the field is helpful.


Additional Details:

Minimum of Hiring Range: $48,587 annually

Status: 3-Year Limited-Term, full-time, Benefits eligible on first day of employment.


The Saint Louis Art Museum is committed to building a diverse staff and strongly encourages applications from candidates of color.  


The Museum is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to treating all applicants and employees fairly based on their abilities, achievements, and experience, without regard to sex, race, age, disability, religion, national origin, color, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other classification protected by law.


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