2024–26 Wells College Art Archivist Fellowship

The Book Art Center and Louis Jefferson Long Library at Wells College in Aurora, N.Y., welcomes applications for the 2024–26 Fellowship in Art Archiving. The Art Archivist Fellowship is intended for a recent graduate from a library, museum, or related program who wishes to pursue collections-based work, and is made possible through the Windgate Foundation. More information and application instructions are available here. Applications will be accepted through March 31 for an anticipated July start date.

The Art Archivist Fellowship is a 24-month appointment. The Fellow’s primary projects and activities will center on the creation of new digital catalogs for the College’s physical art collection, including approximately 1,100 prints, paintings, and sculptures; the Wells College Book Art Center’s Research Library, which includes over 2,000 volumes specializing in printing, book binding, and typography; and the Victor Hammer collection, containing bibliographic information on the founder of Wells College Press. These catalogs will foster greater access and use of our craft and art archives within and beyond the Wells community, supporting teaching, lending, and research projects. The 2024–26 Fellowship is also intended to produce preservation recommendations for the above collections and to culminate in a public exhibition with a catalog to highlight some of the gems in our collections.