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Full-Time Temporary Project Curatorial Fellow - The Art of Edward Lange - Preservation Long Island

January 12, 2021 10:56 AM | Erin Hunter (Administrator)

Title: Project Curatorial Fellow – The Art of Edward Lange 
Job Type: Full time, temporary (one year), beginning summer 2021
Reports to: Curator 
Application deadline: March 7, 2021 

Preservation Long Island seeks a curatorial fellow to collaborate with the Curator on the creation of a  digital database and virtual exhibition focused on the life and work of Long Island artist Edward Lange  (1846–1912), a German immigrant and prolific self-trained painter who rendered the region’s towns,  landscapes, and industries with precision and historical accuracy during the 1870s and 1880s.  

Funded by the Gerry Charitable Trust, the fellowship offers hands-on experience in collections and  curatorial work, as well as digital content creation, for an emerging museum professional who will take  ownership over the project as an integral member of a small, dynamic team for the period of one year. 


Collections research and cataloguing: Locate and survey artworks by Edward Lange and maintain an  inventory spreadsheet; fully research and catalogue individual artworks as needed; enhance PLI’s collection files and catalogue records.  

Digitization: Oversee and coordinate professional photography with institutional colleagues and secure  permissions to use and reproduce images. Work with the curator and an IT specialist to create and  design the digital database and website.  

Exhibition development and writing: Develop interpretive concepts and draft label copy; assist with the  finalization of content and launch website.  

Outreach and social media: Publicize the on-going project through the creation of content for  Preservation Long Island’s blog and social media platforms (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Vimeo).  


Candidates should possess an M.A. in art history, history, museum studies, material culture, or a related  field, or equivalent work experience. The position requires a self-motivated individual with excellent  research, written, and verbal communication skills. Proficiency in collections/content management  software, Microsoft Office, Google Suite, and social media platforms are preferred. Past experience  managing projects and development of web-based content is also a plus.  

Individuals from diverse backgrounds, including people of color, women, and LGBTQ-identified  individuals are encouraged to apply. Preservation Long Island is an equal opportunity employer and  recognizes and values the benefits of a diverse workforce. 


This is a temporary, non-exempt position compensated at a rate of $20.00 per hour (less  applicable with holdings) based on a work week of 35 to 40 hours for a period of twelve months.  Benefits include paid holidays as well as vacation days calculated on an accrual basis after six  months of employment. Paid sick leave is also available. Health insurance is not included. The  candidate must have a valid US driver’s license and access to a car for travel to offsite locations for  research/survey purposes.  

How to Apply  

Application deadline: March 7, 2021 

Submit a CV, letter of interest, and a short writing sample (5-10 pages) to Lauren Brincat, Curator,  at  

For additional information:  

About the Art of Edward Lange Project  

The Art of Edward Lange is a multi-year, multi-phase collaboration with the Long Island Museum in  Stony Brook, NY and cultural institutions across the Long Island region. The project includes the creation  of a digital exhibition and database website (phase 1), the curation of a full-scale gallery exhibition at the  Long Island Museum (phase 2), and the publication of a scholarly catalogue by Preservation Long Island  (phase 3).  

About Preservation Long Island  

Headquartered in Cold Spring Harbor, NY, Preservation Long Island advances the importance of  historic preservation in the region through advocacy, education, and stewardship. Working to raise  awareness, appreciation, and support for the protection of a shared past, our program areas  include interpreting historic sites; collecting art and material culture pertaining to Long Island  history; creating publications and exhibits; and providing direct support and technical assistance to  individuals and groups engaged in local preservation efforts. Our mission is to celebrate and  preserve Long Island’s diverse cultural and architectural heritage through advocacy, education, and  stewardship of historic sites and collections.

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