Peabody Essex Museum’s Native American Fellowship Program

The Peabody Essex Museum invites applications for a library fellowship funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Beginning in early 2020, this twelve-month fellowship in the Phillips Library will provide an emerging librarian of Indigenous descent with exciting opportunities for personal and professional growth. The Mellon Library Fellow will be fully integrated into the Phillips Library team, gaining training and duties comparable to those of an Assistant Librarian. This position will play an integral role in assisting with developing and executing cataloging projects to provide better access to materials related to Indigenous subjects. In addition, the Fellow will collaborate with each Library unit—Manuscript, Print, and Reference—to help support the library’s mission of collecting, stewarding, and providing access to materials and resources for our diverse set of local, regional, and international communities.

The position interfaces across many PEM departments, especially with Collection Services, Curatorial, and Communications regarding the implementation and promotion of projects. Learning the operational aspects of a leading museum library through hands-on training and mentorship will lead to a well rounded experience, and targeted projects offer the chance for achievement and meaningful progress for the Fellow, the library, and PEM. Opportunities for professional development and network building
are integrated into the fellowship.

You can find a description of the program, application guidelines and frequently asked questions at:

Applications are due next Friday, November 15th

Questions? Email