Sarah Pollman has a vested interest in creating and supporting inclusive and intersectional opportunities for the public to engage in timely conversations about our world through the exploration of art and art history. She works with learners of all ages to engage in deep looking and critical thinking in museums and universities.
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Lead Artist, Community Arts Initiative, 2019-2020
Museum Educator, 2015-present
At the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, I am the Lead Artist for the 2020 Community Arts Initiative Artist Project.
I have also worked as a Museum Educator since 2015. In this role, I am responsible for creating and implementing curriculum that connects art objects on view with the material processes of their creation.
Student work for 2020 Artist Project.
Affiliated Lecturer, 2015-present
At Emerson College, I currently teach History of Photography: 1970’s to Present as the Instructor of Record. I have also collaborated with Visual Media Arts department to design and implement three independent studies in Book Making and Curatorial Practices .
I have received the Inclusive Excellence Faculty Fellowship at Emerson College, as well as a Part-Time Faculty Fund Grant.
Montserrat College of Art
Adjunct Faculty, 2016-2018
At Montserrat College of Art, I taught undergraduate courses as the Instructor of Record in photography, video, and professional practices . I also developed and implemented courses in photography for high school and continuing adult learners through the Continuing Education department . Additionally, I served on the Library and Gallery committee and semester-end review panels , in addition to providing guidance as a Senior Thesis Advisor for two BFA Candidates.
Student work, Summer 2017.
School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston at Tufts University
Photo Area Manager, 2015-2017
Graduate and Post-Graduate Teaching Fellow, 2013-2017
I designed and implemented original curriculums for courses and independent studies in beginning, intermediate and advanced analog photography for undergraduate students on both the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and the Tufts University campuses.
I also served as the Photo Area Manager for the Tufts University darkroom from 2015-2017. This work included upkeep of equipment, darkroom, classroom and shared office spaces ; developing biannual training sessions for students ; and hiring, training, managing and mentoring a staff of nineteen student workers.
Student work, fall 2017.