Digital Media Fellowship

Providence, Rhode Island, United States

Job description

The Digital Content Fellowship at the RISD Museum is a two-year, full-time position for artists, designers, or filmmakers embarking on careers in the arts and seeking an opportunity to work in a professional studio environment. The fellowship provides significant professional-practice opportunities to high-achieving college and graduate school alumni up to three years post-graduation. The fellow will have the opportunity to participate in all aspects of the RISD Museum’s creative production process. Through project-based learning, mentorship and professional-development support, the individual will develop the knowledge, skills, and experience necessary to make important contributions to the museum’s mission of access and learning.

The fellow will join an accomplished team of professionals known for creating award-winning work. Immersed in the creative production department, the fellow will gain a deeper understanding of media production by working directly on projects with informative and engaging content about the Museum’s collection, art making techniques, and exhibitions. The fellow is expected to produce work in collaboration with other Museum departments that build on the RISD Museum’s educational resources and programs. The fellow is involved in all aspects of the production process, from conception to publication and dissemination.

Ideal candidates will be firmly grounded in narrative storytelling, demonstrating an understanding of design principles and an understanding of the production process. Applicants should be committed to fostering an understanding of works of art in a museum context; possess excellent organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills; and have the ability to work independently as well as collaboratively.

The RISD Museum acquires, preserves, exhibits, and interprets works of art and design representing diverse cultures from ancient times to the present. Distinguished by its relationship to Rhode Island School of Design, the Museum educates and inspires artists, designers, students, scholars, and the public through exhibitions, programs, and publications. The RISD Museum is committed to building a diverse and inclusive community where members from all backgrounds can learn and create. With the goal of increasing the diversity of the museum profession, we aspire to create a climate that recognizes and values diversity as central to excellence.

Job Qualifications Required

  • Demonstrated knowledge of and experience with audio editing, motion graphic applications and digital video production is required. Adobe Premiere, Audition, and After Effects.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and experience with video/dslr camera work and lighting techniques.
  • Experience in Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator software preferred.
  • Interest in arts and cultural issues desired.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills, organizational skills, and the ability to meet tight deadlines.
  • Ability to work collaboratively and network with other Museum colleagues.

How to apply

Apply online

EEO StatementRISD recognizes diversity and inclusivity as fundamental to its learning community and integral to an art and design education. We welcome candidates whose experience has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence. RISD is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetics, or any other protected characteristic as established by law.

Founded in 1877, Rhode Island School of Design (or “RIZ-dee” for the acronym RISD) is one of the oldest and best-known colleges of art and design in the U.S. Each year approximately 2,300 students from around the world pursue a creative, studio-based education at RISD, which offers rigorous bachelor’s and master’s degree programs in 19 architecture, design, fine arts and art education majors. The college is located in Providence, Rhode Island, which offers its own vibrant art scene and is conveniently located between two other major cultural centers: Boston and New York.