Collections Assistant Preparator – Brandeis University

Duties include: to assist with documentation, maintenance, and physical care of the museum’s collections. Installs and maintains all galleries, special exhibit and temporary exhibition spaces, and art storage areas. This includes building and painting temporary walls and platforms, moving object cases throughout the building, and installing art in all media using accepted museum standards and practice. Contributes to a safe environment by using appropriate materials, equipment, and methods. The Collections Assistant Preparator handles, packs, moves, and photographs artwork in the museum’s collections. Will also assist with framing, unpacking, crating, and transporting art objects using accepted museum standards and practice. This also includes changing lights, painting, disposing of crates and other refuse, purchasing supplies, monitoring climate control system, keeping an inventory of frames and other supplies, placing signage around the building, and light cleaning.
Qualifications: Minimum qualifications include a BFA or BA in museum studies, art history, or related field and experience in museum art handling procedures. Familiarity with a broad range of installation techniques and hardware, required; experience with carpentry, taping, and interior painting, preferred. Experience with
installation, maintenance and troubleshooting of AV and new media works, preferred.
Mental and Physical Demands:
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills; ability to see projects through to completion; ability to apply creative methods to solve installation problems with an attention to detail.
  • Ability to work well both as part of a team and under own direction;
  • Ability to work on multiple tasks simultaneously to meet deadlines.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • Ability to climb ladders and scaffolding; ability to lift up to 50 lbs.; ability to stand for long periods of time; ability to use eyes and hands to examine and handle delicate objects.
  • Ability to work unscheduled overtime during periods of installation/de-installation


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Director of Development for the Halsey Institute – College of Charleston

Internal Title Director of Development for the Halsey Institute – (Re-announcement)
Position Type Classified
Faculty / Non-Faculty / Administration Non-Faculty
Pay Band 6
Level 1
Department Halsey Institute
Job Purpose The Director of Development for the Halsey Institute is responsible for the identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of the Halsey Institute’s philanthropic relationships and serves as a principal staff member in achieving the organization’s fundraising goals. Reports to the Director & Chief Curator. Candidates with an equivalent combination of experience and/or education are encouraged to apply.
Minimum Requirements Bachelor’s degree in Arts Management and 2-years of arts-related non-profit fundraising experience is required. Master’s degree in Arts Management/Museum Studies or Non-Profit management is preferred.
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Strong oral and written communication skills. Must be proficient with computers and Microsoft Office products. Requires superior organizational skills and the ability to work on several large-scale projects simultaneously. Supervisory experience is essential. Ability to maintain effective working relationships. Knowledge of federal and state laws as they apply to charitable giving and charitable trusts. Knowledge of institutional program goals and objectives. Knowledge of effective sales techniques and means of contacting alumni, students, donors, and the public.
Additional Comments Regarding Position Basic work schedule is Monday-Friday 8:30 – 5. Some travel is required. Some evening events and weekend duties.
Special Instructions to Applicants *Salary is commensurate with education/experience which exceeds the minimum requirements.

Offers of employment are contingent upon a successful background check.

All applications must be submitted online

Salary *$39,960 – $56,947
Posting Date 12/13/2018
Closing Date 01/25/2019
Open Until Filled No
Posting Number 2018191
EEO Statement The College of Charleston is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any individual or group on the basis of gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, race, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, genetic information, or disability.
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Job Duties

Job Duties
Activity Develops, presents and implements a comprehensive marketing and development plan for the Halsey Institute. Works with Institutional Advancement, Division of Marketing and Communication, the School of the Arts leadership, etc. to promote the Institute, cultivate new donors and grow Institute’s membership. Represents the Halsey Institute’s membership program in the broader community and to other arts organizations.
Essential or Marginal Essential
Percent of Time 25
Job Duties
Activity Works with Halsey and School of the Arts leadership to develop, promote and implement an annual calendar of events, appeals, and programs to engage the Gallery donors, members, and local community to achieve fundraising goals. Strategically leverages the Gallery resources to support solicitation and stewardship goals. Develops and oversees all donor appreciation and acknowledgement activities (approx. 15 per year), membership drives and stewardship efforts. Oversees membership related events and manages a portfolio of individuals, corporations, and organizations with donor potential. Creates targeted appeals.
Essential or Marginal Essential
Percent of Time 25
Job Duties
Activity Reviews, analyzes and summarizes activities and success rates for the Director/Chief Curator. Consults with leadership to build strategic and tactical plans for setting and achieving annual giving goals. Uses data and best practices to forecast annual and long-term fundraising projections. Prepares and analyzes ad hoc and regular reports to predict trends and advise leadership.
Essential or Marginal Essential
Percent of Time 20
Job Duties
Activity Researches new grant opportunities and creates foundation and government grant proposals. Ensures compliance with existing grant parameters. Works closely with the Office of Grants and Research to ensure accurate and timely submissions, tracking, spending and reporting on all grants.
Essential or Marginal Essential
Percent of Time 15
Job Duties
Activity Responsible for managing and monitoring a variety of complex State, foundation and grant accounts. With input from the Director/Chief Curator develops program and event budgets and ensures compliance with College and State regulations for spending and reporting. Provides high-level reports and detailed accounts of expenditures and income for budgets totaling close to $1M.
Essential or Marginal Essential
Percent of Time 10
Job Duties
Activity Acts as liaison to the Executive Board, Advisory Board Membership Committee, Advisory Board Endowment Committee, and Advisory Board Special Events.
Essential or Marginal Marginal
Percent of Time 5%

Supplemental Questions

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  1. * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
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    • Other
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    • Word of mouth
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Job fair
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Applicant Documents

Required Documents

  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter / Letter of Application
  3. Reference List
  4. Writing Sample

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University of North Carolina rejects plan for museum to house toppled Confederate statue

According to The Art Newspaper, “UNC-Chapel Hill’s Board of Governors rejected a proposal to build a $5.3m museum on campus that would house a bronze statue of a gun-wielding Confederate soldier. The statue, known as Silent Sam, was toppled by protesters in August and has yet to make its way back to the campus, due to safety concerns and community opposition.” The University’s trustees are now brainstorming alternative locations for this statue. (The Art Newspaper)


Church Leaders Sue Princeton Over ‘Stolen’ Manuscripts

The spiritual leader of the Eastern Orthodox Church, Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I of Constantinople, sued Princeton University earlier this week, arguing that three Byzantine-era illuminated manuscripts within the collection were stolen during World War I from a monastery in Kormista, Greece by Bulgarian forces. Although the manuscripts have been in the collection since 1942 when they were gifted to Princeton by an alumnus and trustee, the Ecumenical Patriarch is demanding the return of the manuscripts.

The university said in a statement Friday that it had full confidence that the provenance research it has done establishes that the manuscripts were not looted.

“Based on the information available to us, we have found no basis to conclude that the manuscripts in our possession were looted during World War I or otherwise improperly removed from the possession of the patriarchate,” a university spokesman, Michael Hotchkiss, said in an email. (The New York Times)

Fordham University Gifted the MET’s Sistine Chapel Fresco Replica

In November 2018, Fordham University received a Sistine Chapel fresco replica from the MET. The replica is now installed in Fordham’s Duane Library’s Butler Commons at the university’s Rose Hill Campus.

Created in-house by the MET’s exhibition design department, the replica was showcased in the ‘Michelange­lo: Divine Draftsman and Designer’ exhibit which ran from November 13, 2017, to February 12, 2018.

According to the Bronx Times, “The acquisition of the piece began when Fr. Joseph McShane, Fordham University president, was touring the exhibit and he remarked, ‘What I wouldn’t do to get this to Fordham!'” (Bronx Times)

KSMoCA: A Kid-Curated Art Museum within a Northeast Portland Public School

Thanks to Metro’s Community Placemaking Grant program in northeast Portland, OR and a partnership with Portland State University faculty members Lisa Jarrett and Harrell Fletcher, the Martin Luther King Jr. School in northeast Portland has established a contemporary art museum within the public school.  As part of KSMoCA‘s programming, students work with renowned visiting artists and take on the role of docents during public exhibitions.

“We’re offering a different kind of exposure to arts and the art world for kids,” said Lisa Jarrett, PSU Professor and co-founder/co-director of the King School Museum of Contemporary Art. “They’re not just artists, but they’re learning to be people that run museums; learning to be publicists, copywriters, docents, curators, right? All these roles that children are usually not taught about in school.”

“I don’t know how many of our students would necessarily think to be a visual artist or graphic artist or an artist of any kind as a profession,” Coleman said. This experience opens a door for MLK Jr. School students, giving them newfound confidence and an opportunity to practice public speaking,  said Yolanda Coleman, former vice principal of MLK Jr. School. (Metro News)

December Coffee Gathering Recording and Resources

Image: ©MIT List Visual Arts Center

Is that a Picasso in Your Dorm Room? Recording

If RAAMP followers have any lingering questions regarding the student loan programs at MIT’s List Center for Visual Arts, Williams College of Art Museum, or the Rose Art Museum following December’s Coffee Gathering, please contact:

Ariana Webber, Registrar for Exhibitions at the MIT List Visual Arts Center;

Diane Hart, Senior Museum Registrar for Collections and Exhibitions at the Williams College Museum of Art;

Jessica Cloer, Associate Registrar at the Rose Art Museum;

Guide to Art Lending Programs for Students in Institutions of Higher Learning

Jessica Cloer’s 20176 Capstone Thesis from her graduate work at the Harvard University Extension School

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MIT List Visual Arts Center Student Lending Program Loan Agreement

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MIT List Visual Arts Center Student Loan Handout

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Williams College Museum of Art WALLS Art Loan Form

Director of The Museum of the White Mountains – Plymouth State University

Summary of Position

Plymouth State University (PSU) seeks a Director for the Museum of the White Mountains (MWM) responsible for leadership and management of the Museum, creation of exhibitions and educational programs, and supporting PSU’s Integrated Cluster Model. The Director is a prominent representative of PSU and the Museum, serving as a spokesperson to public, local and regional agencies, the PSU community of faculty, staff, students and alumni, and patrons, partners, and key stakeholders cultivating interest and investment in the MWM’s mission and programs.

The mission of the Museum of the White Mountains is to obtain, maintain, and provide access to resources and activities that educate and engage its audience with the region’s artistic, historical, geographic, and cultural treasures. Its purpose is to enrich the life and scholarship of the Plymouth State University community, researchers, and the broader public. The Karl Dreup Art Gallery (KDAG) is integrated into the MWM in collaboration with PSU Art faculty and serves as a center for educational exploration and artistic collaboration.

The Director provides leadership, strategic vision, and managerial oversight for the Museum’s exhibition program. Exhibition sites will include the MWM, Silver Center for the Arts, and collaborative opportunities across campus and community. The Director works collaboratively to develop, coordinate, and successfully implement, the conceptual, artistic, and operational aspects of exhibition planning and management. The Director will also work collaboratively with guest and/or PSU curators (faculty and students) to shape a dynamic exhibition program that advances the MWM and KDAG integrated missions and strategic goals while achieving high standards for scholarship, creativity, high impact learning opportunities, and supporting the Integrated Cluster Model.

Additional Job Information

Review of applications will begin on January 2, 2019, and will continue until the position is filled or the search is otherwise closed at the University’s discretion.

Please provide contact information for three professional references that can speak to your work experience will be requested in the PSU application.

Posting Number/Job Order #: PS1114FY19

Acceptable minimum level of education: Master’s

Acceptable minimum years of experience: 3 years

Other minimum qualifications

  • Master’s degree in relevant field
  • 3 years of experience with gallery or museum management and operations in a higher education setting
  • Ability to work with and relate to a wide variety of people.
  • Ability to assess situations, negotiate with clients and staff, and to accomplish projects within established time frames.

Additional Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with gallery or museum management and operations in a higher education setting
  • Strong leadership, management, and organizational skills
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills
  • Ability to facilitate cross-disciplinary collaboration
  • Experience with interdisciplinary project-based learning
  • Experience supporting open lab learning environments
  • 4 years of supervision experience
  • Arts and integrative arts educational programming experience
  • Curatorial and programmatic creativity and vision

Salary Information

Salary is complemented by a comprehensive benefits package which includes medical, dental, retirement, tuition, and paid time off.

Grade: 21

EEO Statement

The University System of New Hampshire is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access/Affirmative Action employer. The University System is committed to creating an environment that values and supports diversity and inclusiveness across our campus communities and encourages applications from qualified individuals who will help us achieve this mission. The University System prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, or marital status. Application by members of all underrepresented groups is encouraged. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the U.S.

Posting Date: 12/13/2018

Job Category: Salaried Staff (Exempt)

Appointment Type: Regular

DOT Safety Information
None applicable

Job Duties/Responsibilities

  • Leadership and Management of the MWM and the KDAG including vision, operational management, budget oversite, and supervision of staff
  • Development and coordination of exhibits in the MWM and KDAG across campus and in collaboration with PSU faculty, staff and students and external partners
  • Coordination and facilitation of the MWM Advisory Council to promote the vision and mission, public awareness, and support of the MWM
  • Collaboration with University Advancement to promote the financial sustainability of the MWM
  • Support the MWM as an open lab in collaboration with academic programs across campus and external partners to support student engagement in project-based learning aligned with the vision and mission of the MWM and KDAG and PSU’s Integrated Cluster Model.
  • Oversite of the collections for the MWM and the KDAG and ensure compliance with laws and regulations pertaining to the collection and to collecting activities.
  • Authority to hire, structures and assigns work, provides direction to staff, conducts performance reviews, handles disciplinary actions, makes salary decisions, provides functional supervision and training
  • Be available for evening and weekend commitments including advisory board meetings, exhibitions and other museum related activities
  • Other duties as assigned by the Provost or their designee

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