Today the Museum welcomed Jordia C. Benjamin, the 2014-15 Romare Bearden Graduate Minority Fellow. Benjamin completed a master’s degree in Nonprofit Management from the University of Central Florida in May and holds both a bachelor’s degree in Art History and a bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts from the University of South Florida. She joins the Museum from the National Art Gallery of The Bahamas, where she served as the educational officer, developing educational programs and tour programs.
Benjamin is the Museum’s 21st Bearden Fellow. This one-year paid fellowship is designed to prepare minority graduate students seeking careers as art historians and museum professionals. The Fellow gains valuable hands-on experience working throughout the Museum in various departments while specific assignments are tailored to the Fellow’s background, interests, and the Museum’s needs.