In-Conversation Role of Arts Organizations – AAMC

AAMC Foundation’s regional programming series, In-Conversation, looks at important issues facing our museum and art organization community through a curatorial lens. By bringing this series forward, and opening the program to all, the Foundation continues to advance advocacy and inclusion within the curatorial profession. In hosting these programs in central regional areas, we are opening a dialogue within these communities and making connections across institutions.

In-Conversation is heading to New Haven where leading voices from Connecticut’s cultural community will discuss what role art organizations currently have and should seek to have within society.

The discussion will include promoting and interpreting collections and exhibitions in accessible ways, preserving works and honoring histories, providing meaningful educational opportunities, and connecting with the public. It will also explore new models of engagement, including hosting a wide array of community programs as opposed to only presenting our own orchestrated offerings, working to become a vibrant, cultural gathering place, and serving as a facilitator of dialogue around socio-political issues.

Our evening event will be held on Tuesday, November 13, 6:30 – 8:30 PM at the Yale Center for British Art.

This is a free, ticketed event open to all but pre-registration is required. Space is limited so do not delay!



RAAMP Coffee Gathering: Curriculum Development Workshops

Join us Tuesday, October 23, 2018 at 1:30 PM (EST) for the next RAAMP Coffee Gathering: Curriculum Development Workshops.

Teaching and learning with original works of art across academic disciplines can now be considered a mainstay of many campus museums. Anecdotal evidence suggests that curricular encounters with art are most effective when museum staff and faculty are equally invested in planning and conducting them. However, most non-art/art history faculty leave their comfort zone as they enter the gallery. This discussion addresses different approaches to training instructors from any discipline to integrate permanent collections and special exhibitions into their teaching, highlights a recent faculty workshop model adopted by Oberlin College’s Allen Memorial Art Museum, and considers key partnerships within parent institutions to facilitate the training process.

The discussion will be led by Liliana Milkova, Curator of Academic Programs at the Allen Memorial Art Museum, Oberlin College, and co-facilitated by Hunter O’Hanian, Executive Director of CAA. Continue reading “RAAMP Coffee Gathering: Curriculum Development Workshops”

Manager of Community Engagement – Marquette University Haggerty Museum of Art

Posting Number: 201101964

Position Title: Manager of Community Engagement

Employment Status: Full time

Department: Haggerty Museum of Art


The Manager of Community Engagement provides innovative and dynamic leadership to the Haggerty Museum of Art’s community engagement efforts, promoting inclusivity and positioning the museum as an active member of Milwaukee’s dynamically diverse community S/he expands the museum’s capacity to build community collaborations, to create bi-directional community partnerships, and to respond to community needs. The Manager of Community Engagement develops and implements strategic and results-driven collaborative public programming that integrates a broad range of diverse community stakeholders with the Haggerty Museum of Art’s collections, exhibitions and programs.

Duties & Responsibilities:

1. Working in alignment with the museum’s strategic plan, and in collaboration with Marquette University’s Office of Community Engagement, identify, initiate, and deepen partnerships between the Haggerty Museum of Art and key community stakeholders.
2. Develop and implement public programs engaging family, community, and non-academic adult audiences such as workshops, performances, and drop-in programs aligned with museum exhibitions and collections. Work with the Manager of Museum Administration and the Marketing and Development Assistant to ensure that programs are effectively promoted to target audiences.
3. Working in alignment with the museum’s strategic plan, develop and implement programs and resources (print, online, and other) for K-12 teachers and students. Establish, maintain and strengthen strategic partnerships with K-12 schools identified as museum partners.
4. Recruit, train, and oversee volunteer and paid gallery instructors, interns, and other volunteers supporting the museum’s community engagement initiatives.
5. Working in collaboration with the Manager of Museum Administration, University Advancement, and the Office of Research and Sponsored projects, research, develop, write, and manage grants supporting the museum’s community engagement initiatives.
6. Develop and chair the Haggerty Museum of Art’s Community Advisory Committee. Recruit members, oversee their participation in the committee, and facilitate the integration of committee initiatives with museum programs, exhibitions and activities.
7. Working in collaboration with the Curator of Collections and Exhibitions, develop and implement in-gallery interpretive tools to strengthen the engagement of novice museum visitors with the museum’s collections and exhibitions.
8. Working in collaboration with the Manager of Museum Administration, develop and implement outcome-based evaluation for all of the museum’s community engagement initiatives.
9. Actively participate in regional and national professional organizations that represent and establish best practices for community engagement in museums.
10. Participate in Friends of the Haggerty events and the museum’s public programs, occasionally on evenings and /or weekends.
11. Perform other duties and responsibilities as required, assigned, or requested.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: 

• Bachelor’s degree in Art History, Art Education, Museum Studies, or related field.
• Five years directly related experience, preferably in a museum.
• Knowledge of the pedagogy—and skill in—object-based teaching in museums.

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: 

• Master’s degree preferred
• Commitment to diversity and inclusion as key strategies toward broad-based institutional excellence, representing a range of perspectives, thought, and actions.
• Strong emotional intelligence and proven ability to forge mutually respectful, trusting, and effective relationships with a diverse group of staff, donors, community leaders, and decision makers.
• Excellent cross-cultural competence.
• Familiarity with best practices in community engagement for museums.
• The ideal candidate will be an effective negotiator and strong consensus builder inside and outside the museum, with a proven track record of team-work and community collaboration.
• Outstanding written and verbal communication skills.
• Strong leadership, decision making, interpersonal, planning, and organizational skills; solid presentation, negotiation, problem solving, conflict resolution, and meeting management skills.
• Demonstrated ability to plan and operate strategically, and to work effectively with internal and external stakeholders.
• Strong work ethic and superior record of ethical service.


Posting date: 10/02/2018

For more information and to apply:

Exhibit Assistant II – Harvard University Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts

Posted: 10/01/2018

Exhibit Assistant II, Faculty of Arts and Sciences

Job Code: 403084 Exhibit Assistant II

Duties and Responsibilities: 

The Exhibitions Productions Assistant position supports all aspects of exhibition production including: installation, preparation, fabrication, equipment/supply inventories, and gallery maintenance. Responsible for assisting in the coordination of artist commissions, and public programs throughout the calendar year at the Carpenter Center.

Responsibilities Include: 

  • Safe handling of works of art for CCVA exhibitions, including receiving and releasing fine arts shipments, movement, packing, unpacking, placement, and installation/deinstallation of exhibition works.
  • Fabricate and install exhibition furniture, pedestals, cases, object mounts and patch/paint; build walls as needed; install vinyl graphics and produce labels. Prepare art work for exhibitions.
  • In collaboration with Exhibitions Manager/Registrar, works closely with on-call installers, contractors, registrars, curatorial staff, artists, and other stakeholders to produce high-quality exhibitions under strict deadlines.
  • Assist in the scheduling of technical, material and staffing needs for installation and deinstallation of exhibitions, including evaluation and coordination of on-call perpetrator staff.
  • Collaborate to generate creative solutions for installation challenges.
  • Work closely with Exhibitions Manager/Registrar in planning installation schedules and production of artist commissions.
  • Assume primary responsibility for the daily operation and maintenance of exhibitions.
  • Create and modify gallery plans, drawings and SketchUp models.
  • Preparing/mounting A/V equipment, media players, basic electrical considerations. Knowledge of projection installation and ability to troubleshoot computer related media output devices.
  • Maintain inventory of supplies, lighting, and other materials, providing specs, and placing orders as needed and authorized; including researching upgrades and maintain and develop supply tracking database.
  • Work closely with Exhibitions Manager/Registrar to create expensive projections in relation to project needs and budgets.
  • Maintain galleries and exhibition spaces, installing lighting, dusting exposed art and pedestals.
  • Assists with set up of public programming and related events; audio/video set up, reception and general visitor service support.
  • Perform basic administrative tasks related to exhibitions, including travel and accommodation coordination for artists, materials research and production scheduling.
  • Perform related duties as assigned.

Basic Qualifications: 

At least 3-years of experience as preparator or in a similar position in a museum, gallery or arts organization. Demonstrated knowledge of museum installation techniques. Thorough knowledge of construction techniques, materials and carpentry/woodshop skills.

Additional Qualifications: 

Bachelor degree in Studio Arts, Art History, Design, Architecture, or similar field preferred.

Responds creatively to situations, problem-solving; experience with gallery preparation; woodworking skills; mechanical ability and shop experience essential; carry out instructions precisely; work well under pressure and meet deadlines; excellent teamwork skills. High level interpersonal and communication skills (written and verbal); desire to work with public. Demonstrated ability to prioritize tasks and to meet competing deadlines in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment. Proven ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with a variety of individuals and groups. Patience and strict attention to detail, consistent, methodical work approach; good time-management skills and ability to work independently. Ability to work with minimal day-to-day supervision in a collaborative environment. Proficiency in Microsoft Office, particularly Word, Excel, and Outlook. Competency with Photoshop and InDesign and ability to learn new computer applications. Familiarity with Dropbox, Basecamp, and SketchUp.

Must be able to lift up to 50lbs. Must be able to stand, walk, carry, stoop, kneel, twist, squat, bend and reach overhead. Comfortable with heights, climbing ladders and using scissor lift.

Schedule: 35 hours a week, occasional weekend and evenings as needed.

For additional information and to apply:

Art Gallery Designer – SUArt Galleries

Job #: 034863

Department Code: 20009 7605

Department: SUArt Galleries

Job Title: Art Gallery Designer

Location: Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY

Pay Range: Commensurate with experience

Salary Grade: S4

FLSA Status: Non-exempt

Job Type: Full time

Job Description:

Fully develop high-quality, accurate design elements and exhibition layouts for the SUArt Galleries (main campus and at the Palitz Gallery, NYC) projects including print and outdoor advertising, museum publications, signage, website graphics, exhibition graphics, and gallery labels.

Work effectively with a variety of internal clients and external vendors to meet Galleries goals and budgets. Design materials (signage, didactic panels, object labels, etc.) to enhance Galleries exhibitions.

Work with web tools, such as WordPress to maintain website and enhance website design. Work with social media platforms including Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

Continue semi-annual design and production of newsletter and other publications utilizing common design tools such as Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign and Photoshop.) Think creatively to create multiple design options for each project.


• BA Graphic Design or similar college degree preferred with museum or gallery related experience.

• One plus years of experience depending on combination of education and experience.

Job Specific Qualifications: 

• Working knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite or similar computer applications.

• Knowledge of WordPress, Sketchup, and/or other web-based computer coding.

• Knowledge of Filemaker, Pro preferred.


• Designing layouts for publications including gallery guides, brochures, catalogs, newsletters and other printed materials. Coordination and production of the print material both in house and externally with larger outsourced publications.

• Maintain websites and online databases.

• Meeting with staff for preliminary design and organization of projects associated with Gallery activities.

• Supplemental graphic elements for exhibitions and other programming associated with Gallery activities.


Job posting date: 10/02/2018

For more information and to apply:

Campus Art Associate – PennState HUB-Robeson Galleries

Campus/Location: University Park

Campus Date Announced: 10/01/2018

Date Closing: open until filled

Job Number: 83338

Level/Salary Band: 02 – I – Exempt

Work Unit: Student Affairs

Department: HUB-Robeson Galleries

Full/Part Time: Full–Time



The Associate will work closely with faculty and staff from throughout the Commonwealth providing logistical and administrative support for Campus Arts and its programs. This role leads and oversees the project-level management of artists, partners, and student employees for the development of several public art commissions annually.

Responsible for initiating contracts, managing artist/partner relationships, corresponding with Risk Management, and additional assignments as needed. This position oversees the grant, budget, and insurance reporting, as well as communications and marketing for Campus Arts projects.

Typically requires a Bachelor’s degree or higher in Arts discipline (Master’s degree preferred) or higher plus four years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Preference will be given for individuals with experience studying, reporting, or assessing artwork in the public realm. Applicants should have prior experience with arts administration, a degree in a related field, and possess a record of innovative program administration, education, or curatorial projects relevant to the Campus Arts mission. Graduates in arts administration are especially encouraged to apply.

The successful candidate will have meticulous attention to detail, superlative research and communication skills, an interest in working with diverse audiences, and a strong understanding of site-specific temporary works of public art.

To apply, submit a letter of interest that details relevant qualifications, as well as a current CV and the names and contact information for three references. Materials must be submitted electronically and should highlight your experience communicating contemporary art to general audiences, leading student co-curricular learning, and developing cutting-edge didactic materials.

Campus Arts Initiative, a pilot project of the University’s Strategic Planning Seed Grant program, will commission eight site-specific visual artworks for high-impact locations across the Commonwealth campuses between 2018-2020. Works of art have the capacity to resonate deeply, shape impressions, stimulate curiosity, and contribute to research and scholarship. Campus Arts Initiative offers a scalable, cross-disciplinary model for collaborative engagement. Each artwork will be made in partnership between artists and host entities. Campus Arts Initiative projects will be viewed by thousands of people every day, engaging the communities where we live and work, creating distinctive and transformative experiences.

Review of applications will begin October 30, 2018 and continue until the position is filled. This is a one year, non-renewable appointment.

To apply:



Getty Leadership Institute – Call for 2019 Applications

The Getty Leadership Institute at Claremont Graduate University is now accepting applications for the 2019 executive education programs for museum leaders.  Please see the following information about programs that will be offered in 2019.


Online: March 4-9, 2019

Residency: March 25-March 30, 2019


NextGen 2019 is a blended-learning experience for the museum field’s emerging top talent. The program is designed for mid-level managers with three to five years in a new position. The program blends one week of online learning and one week of residency in a collegial environment at CGU. The curriculum is intensive, while also offering time for self-reflection and practical application of materials and concepts. Modules explore individual leadership styles; team dynamics; diversity and inclusion; audience development; and the future of the museum field.


GLI 2019

Online: May 6-18, 2019

Residency in Claremont, California: June 7-22, 2019


The renowned Executive Education Program for Museum Leaders is entering its 40th year. The program is designed to help experienced top-level executives become better leaders to strengthen their institutions’ capabilities and advance the field. This intensive management program is for CEOs, Directors, COOs, and senior-level museum executives who influence policy, effect change, and are in the first two to seven years of their position. Program participants take four weeks of intensive courses that blends two weeks online and two weeks of residency at CGU and includes practicum sessions at Los Angeles area institutions. Academically rigorous, the program emphasizes leadership development, strategy, organizational culture, diversity and inclusion, and change management.

To apply:




UMAC Award 2019 – Call for Nominations

UMAC celebrates the dedication, the creativity, the transferability and, more importantly, the impact of university museums and collections on their host universities, their communities and contemporary society through the UMAC AWARD.

The UMAC AWARD was created in 2016. It honours excellence and innovation in university museums and collections worldwide. It seeks to distinguish recent outstanding contributions to all areas of museum and collections theory and practice, particularly those with interdisciplinary approaches and potential wide application.


Projects and initiatives eligible to the UMAC AWARD must be less than 3 years old at the time of the nomination. They may cover all areas of museums and collections theory and practice, including exhibition, education, conservation, teaching, research, management and business models, design and architecture, ethics, service to the university and the public, strategic planning, and advances in museology.

All university museums and collections are eligible regardless of their location, type or size. They do not have to be UMAC members.


Projects or initiatives nominated must demonstrate: i) innovation/creativity; ii) excellence; iii) transferability of ideas that can be adopted by other university museums and collections regardless of geography, size or location; and iv) impact on the host university, the community or society at large.

Evaluation is made by an external panel proposed by the UMAC Award Committee.

To submit a 2019 nomination:


Director of the Boyden Gallery and the Fine Art Collection – St. Mary’s College of Maryland

St. Mary’s College of Maryland invites applications for the position of the Director of the Boyden Gallery and the Fine Art Collection, beginning Fall 2018. The Director provides leadership and oversight responsibility for all aspects of Gallery and Collection operations, including but not limited to: exhibitions and programming, integrated into the college’s academic curriculum; campus and community outreach; supervision of professional staff and student interns; and management of assets, facilities and resources.  The position holds contingent faculty status as a Lecturer in Museum Studies, with an accompanying expectation to contribute one course per year to the program. This is a full-time position with a 3-year, renewable 12-month administrative contract and reports to the Associate Dean of Faculty. Continue reading “Director of the Boyden Gallery and the Fine Art Collection – St. Mary’s College of Maryland”

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR-VISUAL & PERFORMING ARTS – University of Alabama at Birmingham

To implement the vision of the visual and performing arts as a vital part of the cultural fabric of Birmingham and the University of Alabama at Birmingham campus. To advance programming, branding and raising the visibility and influence of the visual and performing arts at UAB locally and internationally. To provide administrative leadership to the Senior Director of Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts (AEIVA) and the Senior Director of Alys Stephens Center (ASC) and will be responsible for direct oversight and management of operations for both entities. To manage audience development, fundraising planning and executions, marketing and advertising, external community relations and the overall operational, financial and administrative management of ASC and AEIVA. To work with the Senior Directors of AEIVA and ASC to maintain relationships and partnership agreements with musical, performing, visual arts, educational and community organizations within UAB and the surrounding community to advance outreach activities and collaborative partnerships. To lead the Senior Directors of Development and Business Services in providing shared support services. To guide the growth, public image and increased brand awareness of ASC and AEIVA. To serve as the spokesperson for AEIVA and ASC, to guide the mission, vision and values of ASC and AEIVA and engage our community, membership, donors and volunteers to promote the visual and performing arts

Bachelor’s degree in management of the arts or related field and ten (10) years of related experience required. Master’s degree preferred. Work experience may NOT substitute for education requirement.

Primary Location


Job Category

 Professional & Managerial


 060000000 UAB Arts

Employee Status


Shift Day/1st Shift
To apply: