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

 

How To Apply: 

Submit cover letter and resume as a single document at
http://www.brandeis.edu/humanresources/jobs/external.html. Elect option for “New Applicant”. Sort the job listing by clicking the Job ID column heading. Locate the desired job listing. Click the job title and then Apply Now.

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; amwebber@mit.edu

Diane Hart, Senior Museum Registrar for Collections and Exhibitions at the Williams College Museum of Art; dhart@williams.edu

Jessica Cloer, Associate Registrar at the Rose Art Museum; jcloer@brandeis.edu

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

Development and Membership Coordinator – SUNY Purchase, Neuberger Museum

Development and Membership Coordinator (Staff Assistant, SL-2)
12-19-2018
Neuberger Museum
Full-Time
$42000.00 – 46000.00 + $3,026 (location pay)
The Development and Membership Coordinator reports to the Director of Development and provides support for all advancement activities within the Neuberger Museum of Art including support of the Development Team, other Museum staff and Institutional Advancement colleagues in planning, organizing and evaluating a year-round schedule of solicitations and related communications to promote, support, and further the fundraising efforts of the NMA.
Bachelor’s Degree required; Degrees in Arts Management or Non-Profit Management a plus; 1-3 years advancement or related work or internship experience.
Demonstration of sound judgment and excellent people skills;
Articulate and enthusiastic about the visual arts;
Detail oriented; solid Microsoft Office skills, with an emphasis on Excel and mail merge;
Strong work ethic and ambition to grow a career in an arts-related advancement field.
Raiser’s Edge experience, a plus.
Nondiscrimination Policy – Purchase College is committed to fostering a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff and students, as well as ensuring equal educational opportunity, employment, and access to service, programs, and activities, without regard to an individual’s race, color, national origin, religion, creed, age, disability, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, familial status, pregnancy, predisposing genetic characteristics, military status, domestic violence victim status, or criminal conviction. Employees, students, applicants, or other members of the Purchase community (including vendors, visitors, and guests) may not be subjected to harassment that is prohibited by law or treated adversely or retaliated against based upon a protected characteristic. To view the entire policy, please visit the following website: https://www.purchase.edu/offices/hr/policies-and-procedures/

Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Purchase College is an AA/EEO employer. The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, or Clery Act, mandates that all Title IV institutions, without exception, prepare, publish and distribute an Annual Security Report. This report consists of two basic parts: disclosure of the University’s crime statistics for the past three years; and the availability regarding the University’s current campus security policies. Purchase College’s Annual Security Report is available at https://www.purchase.edu/offices/nysup/policies/

Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation. If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor’s Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at info@goer.ny.gov.

11/30/2018

For more information and to apply: https://jobs.purchase.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/frameset/Frameset.jsp?time=1545063745901

Yale Art Gallery appoints Liliana Milkova as Nolen Curator of Education & Academic Affairs

Yale Art Gallery has announced the appointment of Liliana Milkova as the Nolen Curator of Education and Academic Affairs. She will begin in January 2019.

“The Gallery’s educational mission is at the heart of what we do, and we strive to be a dynamic and generative leader within the college and university art museum community,” explains Stephanie Wiles, the Henry J. Heinz II Director. “I had the pleasure of working with Liliana for several years when I was the director of the Allen Memorial Art Museum. She is an impressive thinker and outstanding colleague who made the museum a central focus of learning and engagement at Oberlin over the past decade. Liliana is well suited to the Nolen Curator role given her demonstrated passion for campus and community outreach and her expertise with interdisciplinary collaborations. Yale University is a place where exciting intersections in research, scholarship, and discovery happen every day, and I am confident that Liliana will bring a new vitality to the museum by capitalizing on these opportunities in relation to the Gallery’s marvelous holdings and resources.”  (Art Daily)