Summer Graduate Fellowship

The Johnson Collection is seeking a currently enrolled graduate student in art Kayla_1.jpghistory—ideally with an emphasis in nineteenth- and/or twentieth-century American art—to fill a research fellowship for the summer of 2020. Applicants should be intellectually curious, self-disciplined, and possess excellent writing skills. This eight-week position includes housing on a local college campus and a $2,400 stipend for the selected fellow.

Fellowship responsibilities will center on comprehensive research related to the collection’s holdings and artists associated with the American South. This study will be conducted at the collection’s Spartanburg office using its library and curatorial resources. Research on each assigned artist/object must result in a brief written biographical/critical analysis suitable for publication (digital/print), as well as notes for future investigation. This post requires thirty hours per week over a period of eight weeks between mid-May and early August, 2020 (precise dates to be determined with appointed fellow; collection will be flexible).

Please submit cover letter, brief CV, two letters of recommendation, and writing sample to Sarah Tignor. Application deadline is March 1, 2020.



Undergraduate Internships

In support of Spartanburg’s designation as a “College Town, USA” and in accord with the Johnson family’s strong commitment to education, the Johnson Collection currently offers two competitive, comprehensive internships to students at Converse College and Wofford College each academic year. Open to senior art history majors with a grade point average of 3.0 or higher with an interest in employment or advanced study in the field, these semester-long placements offer selected students the opportunity to advance research and curatorial skills.


Career Opportunities

The Johnson Collection seeks an energetic, creative Communications SpecialistHartleyRachel_Rainbow_0000_00_05_Reg.jpg to manage TJC’s public profile including press relations, website content, social media, special events, and various publications. The ideal candidate will advance TJC’s mission and initiatives through local and national media relationships as well as museum collaborations. The Communications Specialist will be required to broaden community engagement and forge new partnerships in support of TJC’s core belief in the transformative power of art to change individual lives and communities at large. 

Please submit letter of interest, resumé, two writing samples, to Sarah Tignor, stignor@johnsondevelopment.net or The Johnson Collection, 100 Dunbar Street, Suite 203, Spartanburg, SC 29306.