Pérez Art Museum Miami Announces Diversifying Art Museum Leadership Initiative Curatorial Fellowship

MIAMI – November 21, 2017 – Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) today announced a new curatorial fellowship made possible in part by the Diversifying Art Museum Leadership Initiative (DAMLI), funded by the Walton Family Foundation and the Ford Foundation. For this new fellowship, PAMM seeks one qualified candidate who will work within the curatorial and education department at PAMM from January 2018 through January 2020.

“The DAMLI Curatorial Fellow will develop programs and community engagement initiatives to reflect Greater Miami’s diverse community and pivotal geographic location at the crossroads of the Americas,” said PAMM Director Franklin Sirmans. “This fellowship helps us to achieve our mission and vision to create a space for diverse voices that reflect Miami’s multicultural community.”

The DAMLI Curatorial Fellow at PAMM will participate in public program development related to the museum’s exhibitions, and work with Chief Curator Tobias Ostrander and Deputy Director for Education Adrienne Chadwick with the guidance of Director Franklin Sirmans. The fellow will work with PAMM’s curatorial and education staff in all phases of public program development, symposiums, timed-based art exhibition development, community outreach, and audience research and evaluations.

The DAMLI Curatorial Fellowship at PAMM is offered to students who have recently completed graduate level studies in art history or a related field. The fellow will work on at least two major projects at PAMM over the two-year period and will generate at least four written pieces for the curatorial and education departments. The fellow will also work to initiate at least two new community partnerships in pursuit of deeper community engagement in exhibitions, programs, and/or collections.


  • The DAMLI Curatorial Fellowship at PAMM is offered to students who have recently completed their studies at the graduate level in art history or a related field.
  • The museum encourages applications from members of historically underrepresented groups in the curatorial and museum profession, including art history students who are members of racial and/or ethnic minority groups, are differently abled, or are from disadvantaged socioeconomic backgrounds.
  • Successful candidates will demonstrate interest and expertise in a curatorial focus of their choice in modern and contemporary art that reflects Greater Miami’s diverse community and pivotal geographic location at the crossroads of the Americas.
  • Candidates must submit a letter of interest that includes an outline of their proposed curatorial focus, a resume, three academic or museum references, and a short writing sample.


Applications will be reviewed by an internal committee of PAMM staff, with short-listed candidates considered by a broader panel that may include external reviewers drawn from Miami’s community of academics and curators in the field.

Qualified applicants can send resume with the requirements noted above to eromero@pamm.org.

Application Deadline: November 30, 2017

About Pérez Art Museum Miami
Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) promotes artistic expression and the exchange of ideas, advancing public knowledge and appreciation of art, architecture and design, and reflecting the diverse community of its pivotal geographic location at the crossroads of the Americas. A 33-year-old South Florida institution formerly known as Miami Art Museum (MAM), Pérez Art Museum Miami opened a new building, designed by world-renowned architects Herzog & de Meuron, in Downtown Miami’s Museum Park on December 4, 2013. The facility is a state-of-the-art model for sustainable museum design and progressive programming and features 200,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor program space with flexible galleries; shaded outdoor verandas; a waterfront restaurant and bar; a museum shop; and an education center with a library, media lab and classroom spaces. For more information, please visit www.pamm.org, find us on Facebook (facebook.com/perezartmuseummiami), or follow us on Instagram/Twitter (@pamm).


Accredited by the American Alliance of Museums, Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) is sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture. Support is provided by the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners. Additional support is provided by the City of Miami and the Miami OMNI Community Redevelopment Agency (OMNI CRA). Pérez Art Museum Miami is an accessible facility. All contents ©Pérez Art Museum Miami. All rights reserved.
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