History museum seeks applicants for community engagement curator

Tucson’s Jewish History Museum/Holocaust History Center is seeking applications from candidates in the fields of arts and culture for the position of 2018-19 Zuckerman Fellow: Curator of Community Engagement. The application deadline is April 30.

The 2018-19 Zuckerman Fellow will be awarded a 12-month fellowship, July 2018-June 2019, including living space, stipend, and program budget. The fellowship can be extended for a second year.

The curator of community engagement will be responsible for producing and presenting public programs on the museum campus, including a series of no less than bi-weekly gallery chats (September-May), a local leaders’ forum, and original programming to include symposia, panel discussions, community conversations and other productions. They also will coordinate the Annual Stone Avenue Block Party and provide staff support for the annual community-wide Holocaust commemoration.

Programs are expected to be responsive to, and inclusive of, individual, organizational and community partners from the Tucson area while exemplifying fresh perspectives and forging connections between the work of the museum, related institutions and the pressing issues of our time, says Bryan Davis, executive director of the museum. The Zuckerman Fellow will provide staff support for the JHM’s community relations and advocacy work undertaken in partnership with the Jewish Federation of Southern Arizona’s Jewish Community Relations Council. They also will staff the museum from 1-5 p.m. one weekend day each week.

Desired qualifications include a master’s degree in a related field, a track record of producing compelling and innovative public programming, knowledge of Jewish history and culture, and an interest in exploring the unique character of borderland communities.

Applications must include a letter of interest and intent (900 words or fewer), a resume or C.V., and contact information for two professional contacts. The letter should detail how this opportunity relates to your personal and professional goals; how past experiences and training have prepared you for and will inform your approach to the fellowship; a description of your intended approach to developing programming for the museum; a description of particular resources and relationships you believe would be important for you in connection with the fellowship; and any relevant information about significant pre-existing commitments during the period July 2018-June 2019.

Notification for interviews will take place in early May, with a final selection no later than May 15.

Visit www.jewishhistorymuseum.org for more information about the JHM. To receive a more detailed description of fellowship and the application requirements, email museum@jewishhistory.org with the subject line: ZUCKERMAN FELLOWSHIP. Questions and applications should be emailed to the same address.