ArtTable has been organizing Career Roundtables since 2009 providing emerging professionals with the opportunity to connect with women working in the visual arts. The events are geared towards New York City-based graduate students and emerging professionals involved in or studying arts administration, art business, museum studies, art history, curatorial studies, and arts internships.
The next is scheduled for November 15 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm at the John E. Reeves Great Hall, FIT.
The Princeton University Art Museum seeks a Collections Systems Specialist who will be responsible for the analysis and manipulation of complex cultural heritage data sets stored in two Museum systems of record: the collections information system, The Museum System (TMS), and the digital asset management system, ResourceSpace. Reporting to the Museum Application Developer, the successful applicant will be a member of the Art Information and Systems division of the Communication and Information department, a team of museum information professionals engaged in collections and exhibitions data creation, modeling, infrastructure design, and access. The team is responsible for supporting museum staff and other stakeholders in the use of centralized information, and for delivering collections and exhibitions information to multiple endpoints in support of the Museum’s mission. This is a new 30-month term, full-time, benefits eligible position that will begin immediately and has the possibility of extension. Remote work is a possibility.
With a collecting history that extends back to 1755, the Princeton University Art Museum is one of the leading university art museums in the country, with collections that have grown to include more than 100,000 works ranging from ancient to contemporary art and spanning the globe. A private institution serving the public good, the Museum is committed to serving the University, local and regional communities, and beyond through a dynamic program of temporary exhibitions, new scholarship, and innovative programming. The Museum advances critical thinking and visual literacy at Princeton University and also serves as a gateway to the University for more than 200,000 visitors from around the world each year. The Museum is located at the heart of Princeton’s historic campus and is free and open to the public.
Primary responsibilities will include data extraction, data batching, report writing, and advanced SQL query development, as well as supporting the integration of collection data between TMS, the Museum’s API, and ResourceSpace. Other tasks include the documentation of data extraction and QA routines, and the implementation of periodic TMS system upgrades. Also:
Design and maintain scalable processes to support the extraction, transformation, and delivery of collection data to the Museum’s downstream products and public-facing digital platforms.
Model and implement processes for the regular delivery of access copies of digital images from ResourceSpace to cloud storage
Craft scripts for the import of large data sets into TMS in support of exhibition and special cataloging projects
Serve as the primary contact for and designer of custom data reports for Museum-wide users as well as faculty and students
Prepare and implement TMS system upgrades
Collaborate with the members of the Art Information and Systems division on strategic planning and product development
Other duties as required
2 years’ experience working with museum collections information systems and museum data
Demonstrable expertise in SQL Server query language
Expertise in museum and library data standards
Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
A high degree of organization and self-motivation, including ability to take initiative, anticipate actions needed, and exercise independent judgment
Ability to work autonomously yet also as an integral part of a close-knit team
Familiarity with source code control and collaborative development systems (e.g. Git)
Bachelor’s degree in museum studies, Information science, computer science or related field with proven interest in cultural heritage data management
Understanding of commonly used data serialization formats, structures, and ontologies: JSON, CSV, RDF
Familiarity with NoSQL document stores and search applications such as Elasticsearch, SOLR, and MongoDB
Familiarity with Crystal Reports and/or SQL Server Reporting Services
Knowledge of or interest in current movements in cultural heritage data and image management (Linked Data, IIIF, Open Access)
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Cantor Arts Center boasts a proud and venerable history. Conceived with the founding of Stanford University in 1891, the museum opened in 1894, serving the University and the broader community. The 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake damaged the museum, necessitating its closure to the public. In 1995 groundbreaking for a major new wing and restoration of the historic building began in earnest with the revitalized museum opening in 1999 as the Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Center for the Visual Arts. The Cantor offers approximately 50,000 square feet of exhibition space, as well as classrooms and other study spaces for students and faculty. The Cantor’s collection spans 5,000 years and includes more than 38,000 works of art from around the globe. Collections include art from Europe and America, both historical and contemporary; Asia, primarily Japan and China; Africa; Oceania; historical works from Mexico, Central America, and South America; the Stanford Family Collection; and public sculpture on the Stanford campus.
Under the guidance of senior management, lead development and implementation of content strategy, curation, production and post-production for Stanford’s art museums to generate support, expand audiences and increase visitor engagement, with focus on social media and editorial channels.
Developing and executing social media channels for the Cantor and Anderson Collection at Stanford, including creating and sourcing multimedia content.
Composing written and visual material supporting major museum priorities for the Stanford Report
Contributing and repurposing content on the museums’ websites in partnership with the Digital Media Manager
Editing, storyboarding, writing and sourcing contributions (images, text, graphic design, copyediting, et al.) for the Cantor’s twice-yearly donor publication and participating, with PR Assistant Manager, in its review and production
Developing museum print collateral
Developing and managing the museums’ photo database and editorial calendar; sourcing and distributing photography to support owned, earned and paid media content; acting as creative lead and point of contact for photography requests
Identifying areas of editorial collaboration with other arts entities and influencers in the community and at Stanford
Manage vendor estimates and invoice processing for creative service (photo, video, graphic design, etc.) as needed
Supporting cross-functional collaboration across the organization; consult with development, education, programming, exhibitions, collections and curatorial departments on editorial content as needed
Adhering to communications and brand strategy across channels
Other duties as assigned
Education & Experience
Bachelor’s degree in related field and 5-7 years of experience as editorial and strategic lead; or a combination of education and relevant experience.
Strong understanding of social media and demonstrable experience developing engaging content that outperforms benchmarks across the major channels
Background in monitoring and optimizing the performance of social media content and experience with the analytic suites of major channels (Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, etc.)
Experience writing copy of various lengths and formats
Photography and graphic design skills are a plus
Familiarity with the digital influencer ecosystem
Excellent written and oral communications skills
An understanding of editorial approaches and digital publishing
Ability to work across complex organizations with multiple internal and external partners and vendors
Interest in visual arts; past museum, cultural organization or higher education experience preferred
Constantly perform desk-based computer tasks
Frequently stand/walk, sit, use a telephone, grasp lightly/fine manipulation, speaking
Occasionally grasp forcefully, writing by hand
Rarely sort/file paperwork
Occasionally staff photographers, take photos and be present for video and photographic-based work
* – Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of the job.
Occasional work on evenings and weekends.
Occasional meetings may occur off-site, including in buildings around Stanford’s campus
Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well with Stanford colleagues and clients and with external organizations
Promote Culture of Safety: Demonstrates commitment to personal responsibility and value for safety; communicates safety concerns; uses and promotes safe behaviors based on training and lessons learned
Subject to and expected to comply with all applicable University policies and procedures, including but not limited to the personnel policies and other policies found in the University’s Administrative Guide, http://adminguide.stanford.edu.
Responsible to oversee the maintenance of all nine art and design studios, the Seminary Senior Studio space, as well as the Olson and Johnson Galleries on campus.
1. Maintain and organize current equipment, including repairs or painting as needed
2. Build specialized equipment for studio and gallery use
3. Research new equipment and materials for studio and department use
4. Coordinate purchases and installation of new equipment
5. Ceramics Studio Maintenance: Clay recycling, equipment maintenance, firing assistance (about 10 hours per week)
6. Student Related: consult with students about materials, processes, techniques and equipment for individual student projects
7. Submit work orders to FacMan as needed
1. Insure all spaces are OSHA compliant
2. Maintain SDS information (Safety Data Sheets), update online database
3. Safety demonstrations for students to use power tools and shop equipment
4. Weekly inspection of all eye-wash and first aid stations
5. Stock First Aid and safety supplies as needed
6. Coordinate annual safety inspection for each studio (crane)
7. Manage all Hazardous Materials and coordinate waste pickup
8. Update manuals, safety information, and safety signs in all studio spaces
1. Purchase and track inventory of consumable materials for studio courses as requested by faculty for classes
2. Conduct regular inventory of all departmental equipment
3. Pick up materials as needed
4. Maintain license for Bethel Vehicles
1. Assist Gallery director with artwork installation, both in galleries and Permanent Collection
2. Assist in moving and storing pedestals, shipping crates, and other large gallery items
3. Assist with installation of Audio-Visual and specialized equipment
1. Ability to work tactfully and effectively with professional artists and art students
2. Assist the department chair in carrying out responsibilities in the areas of purchasing, inventory, maintenance, repair, security, and building of special equipment
3. Supervise studio shop
4. Work with students, introduce them to the safe use of specialized equipment and studio related health and safety issues
5. Conduct regular surveys and inventories of departmental equipment to ensure their availability and safe operation
6. Complete search, purchase, and installation of replacement/ new equipment
7. Coordinate repair or replacement of defective equipment
8. Build special equipment for studios and gallery use
9. Write and update manuals for major shop equipment (table saw, laser cutter, etc.)
10. Work in tandem with Facilities Management staff
Prefer related employment experience, preferably in an artistic setting, including maintenance and operation of shop equipment, light machinery, hand tools, and other art-related equipment and materials.
Requires studio arts background with BA, BFA, AA, trade school, apprenticeship or equivalent experience.
Must be able to handle physical tasks, heavy lifting, and must have knowledge of tools and building methods.
This is a 30 hours per week, 10 months per year job (Aug 15 – June 15). May require some overtime.
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Bethel seeks to recruit, retain, and develop a diverse workforce who contributes to our educational and Christ-centered mission.
Bethel University is a leader in Christ-centered higher education with approximately 6,300 students from 48 states and 32 countries enrolled in undergraduate, graduate, seminary, and adult education programs. Based in St. Paul, Minnesota, with an additional seminary location in San Diego, California, Bethel offers bachelor’s and advanced degrees in nearly 100 fields. Educationally excellent classroom-based and online programs equip graduates to make exceptional contributions in life-long service to God and the world.
Bethel employs qualified individuals regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, marital status, genetic information, veteran status, familial status, and status with regard to public assistance. Individuals must be able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodations.
Schedule is as follows: 9:15 AM – 5:15 PM Sunday, Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday with Tuesday and Wednesday off.
Serves as a front-line provider of customer service and museum information to the Harvard community and the visiting public. Provides support for all Harvard Art Museums Security operations including the monitoring of all museum spaces to ensure safe and reliable access and egress as well as the enforcement of museum rules and regulations.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Under the direction of the Security Manager, provides protection of the visitors, staff and collections of the Harvard Art Museums.
Patrols the galleries and responds to object alarms.
Maintains surveillance of the visiting public in order to avoid damage, either intentional or accidental, to the objects within the collection and on display.
Provides services to visitors and colleagues; e.g. answers questions, gives directions, refers to other sources of information (i.e. Visitor Services) when appropriate.
Keeps informed of all museum programming and events in order to better answer visitor questions.
Seeks to minimize or contain conflict, and engages Security Manager when needed and as instructed.
Enforces policies related to conduct of museum visitors, as directed.
Controls and monitors access and egress points of the building.
Performs the duties of escort into restricted areas of the Harvard Art Museums as directed.
Acts in a calm and decisive manner in assisting in the evacuation of the public and staff from the building during fire alarms or other emergencies.
Completes incident reports as necessary and submits such report to the Security Manager.
Performs daily inspections of galleries, “back of the house” spaces and reports on safety issues, security issues and physical condition of the museums facilities and equipment.
Works closely with other Harvard Art Museums services and staff members to ensure the effective coordination of service efforts through the use of radio and other modes of communication. Acts as a highly visible representative of the Harvard Art Museums Security staff.
Presents a clean, neat and professional image in accordance with established uniform and appearance standards.
Maintains a constructive and positive demeanor. Engages with all visitors and staff in a professional and courteous manner.
Performs other related duties as assigned.
Candidates MUST meet the following basic qualifications in order to be considered for this role:
Minimum three years of customer service experience required. Ability to patrol multi-story museum building for extended periods of time. Ability to see clearly in various lighting conditions. Must be able to communicate in English clearly via speech and hearing, with or without corrective devices. Position requires use of a radio for two-way communication, and the wearing of an earpiece. Must be able to lift and use a fire extinguisher weighing 10 lbs., after being trained.
Good written and oral communication skills in English; ability to learn and follow procedures and adapt to new procedures; attention to detail; prior security experience desirable; training in (or ability to be trained in) CPR and/or first aid desirable.
Will be required to wear a uniform provided by the Museums.
The Harvard Art Museums are open all year. This position will be scheduled to work on some holidays.
Harvard University requires background screening.
Schedule is as follows: 9:15 AM – 5:15 PM Sunday, Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday with Tuesday and Wednesday off.
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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Sheldon Museum of Art’s Assistant Curator of Education works collaboratively as part of the museum’s Education Department in developing innovative pedagogical and philosophical approaches to teaching from original works of art for diverse audiences of all ages. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, teaching and preparing multi-modal curriculum and learning activities, supporting outreach and student engagement, collecting and assessing data, supporting general operations of the Education department, and contributing to museum-wide activities from exhibition planning to fundraising to marketing. Primarily responsible for managing Sheldon’s K-12 education and outreach activities, the Assistant Curator of Education coordinates the long-standing Lincoln Public Schools (LPS) tour program inclusive of docent-educator recruitment, training, evaluation, and liaising with LPS stakeholders. Reporting to the Curator of Academic Programs, this position also supports all facets of Sheldon’s education initiatives in accordance with the museum’s mission, which is increasing emphasizing the University of Nebraska campus community.
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln seeks to attract and retain a high performing and diverse workforce in which employees’ differences are respected and valued to better meet the varying needs of the diverse populations we serve. The university fosters a diverse and inclusive work environment that promotes collaboration so that all individuals are able to participate and contribute to their full potential. As an EO/AA employer, qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, and/or political affiliation. See: http://www.unl.edu/equity/notice-nondiscrimination.
Minimum Required Qualifications
Bachelor’s degree in art history, art/museum education or related field plus 2 years of museum or institutional experience in curatorial or educational capacity required; equivalent education/experience considered. Must have exceptional organizational, event, and program management skills with the ability to nimbly prioritize and execute short-term and long-term projects. Ability to manage and inspire multi-generational volunteers essential. Familiarity with modern and contemporary arts and with current museum policies and practices, critical pedagogy, and multicultural education required. Must have excellent writing and communication skills, including public speaking for multiple audiences. Demonstrated ability to manage challenges and opportunities in unconventional, creative, and mission-focused manner necessary.
Master’s degree in education, art history or museum studies with emphasis on museum education preferred. Minimum of 3 years of museum or institutional experience in curatorial or educational capacity desirable. Prefer demonstrated experience with curriculum development, preparing lesson plans, and evaluating student learning. Familiarity with modern and contemporary art helpful. Familiarity with strategies and tools for online engagement and the use of technology for interpretation and learning preferred.
Pre-Placement Driving Record Review Required
Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) required. Subject to DOT approved pre-employment & random testing for alcohol and controlled substances.
Criminal History Background Check Required
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To ensure that all museum visitors have a positive experience in the museum. This includes answering questions, enforcing rules, looking out for suspicious behavior, providing assistance, and engaging visitors in casual conversations about works of art and museum programs.
• High school diploma or equivalent.
• Must have a genuine interest in communicating with members of the public and providing assistance to visitors.
• Must be able to work a regular schedule that includes evening hours and weekends.
• Must have basic computer skills and proficiency with Microsoft Office products.
• One year of customer service experience.
• Able to stand/walk constantly throughout the day and regularly interact with the public.
• Must exhibit sound judgment and the ability to calmly and quickly take initiative in emergency situations.
• Must obtain and maintain updated First Aid, CPR, and AED training and certification.
• Commitment to diversity and to serving the needs of a diverse population.
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• Acts as a daily “permanent rotation” substitute for visitor services guides, providing gallery and front desk coverage during lunches, breaks, vacations, trainings, and other absences. Warmly greets and ensures availability to all visitors. Appropriately engages in conversation with visitors about the museum and its collections, including special exhibitions, permanent installations within the galleries and programming. – 50%
• Makes regular rounds through assigned galleries to monitor visitors and the facility, answer questions, enforce rules, and act as an ambassador for the museum and the College. Monitors visitors’ behavior and reports anything unusual to a supervisor. Promptly reports hazards and suspicious activity to a supervisor. – 20%
• When gallery/front desk coverage is not required, may participate in other museum administrative projects, as assigned. – 10%
• Ensures visitors’ safety in the case of an emergency. Follows Hood Museum of Art security guidelines for evacuation of visitors and staff from the facility in an emergency situation. – 5%
• Attends training sessions and continues to learn about the collection and exhibitions.. – 5%
• Adheres to visitor service guide dress code and maintains a professional appearance. – 5%
Demonstrates a commitment to diversity, inclusion, and cultural awareness through actions, interactions, and communications with others.
Performs other duties as assigned 5%
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Work closely with Gallery Director to complete tasks related to the safe and respectful installation, display, packing, and transport of art objects. Make decisions concerning proper use of materials, hardware, handling techniques, and clearly articulate solutions to aesthetic questions utilizing knowledge of gallery/museum installation and “white glove” art handling. Assist with building display items such as pedestals and shelves, custom crating, framing and mat cutting. Work collaboratively with collectors, artists, art professionals, faculty, students, and classes.
1. Install and strike 5 to 7 exhibitions of various media per academic year employing skills and knowledge in exhibit installation including condition reporting, layout design, center-line hanging, appropriate hardware usage, correct packing and unpacking, careful handling of art objects, exhibit lighting, wall cleanup and repair.
2. Assist with building display items such as pedestals and shelves, custom crating, framing and mat cutting.
3. Train and work with student workers and student interns in carrying out the installation and striking of exhibitions and related duties as necessary.
4. Work with director in short- and long-term planning.
5. Make presentations to and work with museum studies classes.
6. Collection management.
7. Liaise with administration, faculty and staff, arts professionals, collectors, members of the public, and students as necessary.
8. Develop and demonstrate a multicultural awareness and contribute to cultivating an inclusive, diverse and respectful College community. Demonstrate civil and inclusive behavior when interacting with staff, faculty, students and visitors to the College. Promote a flexible, collaborative and inclusive work and living environment and engage in educational opportunities to increase awareness and understanding of diversity and inclusion.
Master’s Degree in Fine Arts or Museum Studies, or Bachelor of Fine Arts/or Bachelor of Arts with equivalent art handling and/or museum experience. Experience installing exhibitions of all media under right time frames. Knowledge of art methods and materials. Experience framing, crating, mount making. Knowledge of tools and general carpentry. Mathematics and problem solving skills, ability to lift heavy objects, detail oriented. Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to effectively work and interact respectfully within a diverse and inclusive environment.
Must be available for the following deinstallation/installation periods: December 16-20, 2019; January 13-28, 2020; March 9-17, 2020; April 18-22, 2020; May 17-20, 2020.
Ithaca College is committed to building a diverse academic community and encourages members of underrepresented groups to apply. Experience that contributes to the diversity of the college is appreciated.
Instructions for submitting your application:
Interested applicants must apply online at http://ithaca.edu/jobs/ and attach a resume and cover letter. Questions about online application should be directed to the Office of Human Resources at (607) 274-8000. Screening of applications will begin immediately.
Work authorization (select one):
Visa sponsorship is not provided for this position
At Ithaca College, a comprehensive residential campus community of 6,500 students, we strive to be at the forefront of the higher education landscape. We offer a distinct integrative learning experience that makes students ready for the personal, professional, and global challenges of our age.
We seek candidates who embrace integrative learning and want to be a part of this exciting time in Ithaca College history. We encourage creative collaboration and innovation in our faculty and staff, providing support and resources for them to grow in their fields and lead students to their own innovative ideas and achievements.
We welcome different ways of thinking and look for candidates with unique points of view and life experiences. We are inclusive of individuals with a wide range of cultural, personal, and professional backgrounds, talents, and skills. Our campus is a vibrant and rewarding community where diverse minds can learn, succeed, and excel.
When reviewing candidates, we are looking for indicators of a number of core competencies. Prospective candidates must be adaptable, collaborative, inclusive, respectful, responsive, results driven, and sustainable. They must communicate effectively, demonstrate leadership, exhibit professional integrity and ethics, take initiative, value personal and professional development, and show that they will engage in the college.
Nestled in the heart of New York State’s scenic Finger Lakes region, Ithaca College sits atop South Hill overlooking picturesque Cayuga Lake and is just minutes away from the city center. Combining small town warmth and charm with the vibrancy of a college community, the thriving and culturally diverse city of Ithaca has been rated by Kiplinger’s as one of the top 10 places to live in the United States.
To learn more about Ithaca College, visit us at http://ithaca.edu
The Fowler Museum at UCLA―a beloved Los Angeles institution with an internationally recognized collection of art and objects―explores global arts and cultures with an emphasis on works from Africa, Asia, the Pacific, and the Americas, from practices of the past and present to cutting-edge contemporary art. Nestled in the heart of UCLA’s beautiful north campus, the Fowler enhances understanding and appreciation of the diverse peoples, cultures, and religions of the world through acclaimed exhibitions, public programs, and publications.
We seek a dynamic individual to serve as Curator of Public Programs. Under the supervision of the Director of Education and Interpretation and working with senior museum staff, the Curator of Public Programs will develop, implement, and evaluate the Museum’s programmatic offerings to enhance and broaden engagement with the Museum for the general public and the UCLA community.
The successful candidate will be a highly creative thinker capable of conceptualizing wide-ranging, exciting, and informative programs that consider the Fowler Museum’s collections and exhibitions. The successful candidate will be well-informed about the key issues and challenges for 21st-century museums with global collections. The Curator of Public Programs must also be efficient and highly detail-oriented in order to produce events and manage their logistics. A broad spectrum of programs is to be offered, including lectures, symposia, music and performance, films, dance, workshops, tours, festivals, artist and scholar dialogues, and artist residencies. The Curator of Public Programs reports to the Director of Education and Interpretation and works closely with curatorial, education and communications staff to help strategize the Museum’s outreach efforts for public programs.
Qualifications for Position
3-5 years of experience in public programming, performing arts presentation or related field.
Advanced degree in Art History, World Arts and Cultures, or related field.
Ability to speak on a one-to-one basis using appropriate vocabulary and grammar to obtain necessary information from artists, guest, and scholars.
Skill in speaking with persons of various social, cultural, economic and educational backgrounds to obtain and convey information.
Skill in interacting diplomatically with the public in a high volume, continuous public contact setting.
Skill in negotiating, exchanging ideas, information, and opinions with others to formulate policies and programs and/or arrive jointly at decisions, conclusions or solutions.
Skill in establishing and maintaining cooperative working relationships with staff members, a diverse student population, faculty, volunteers, campus administrative personnel, and a variety of local and international representatives.
Ability to give dynamic public introductions of events as well as to present about Fowler programs to classes and in meetings.
Skill in supervising part-time personnel, volunteers and interns, which includes: organizing work flow to accomplish established objectives; delegating responsibility; and museum training and orientation.
Ability to maintain workflow with changing priorities, frequent interruptions and conflicting deadlines.
Skill in working independently, following through on assignments with minimal direction, and completing a heavy workload with established time frames.
Working knowledge of some aspects of art history, museums, art galleries, or related humanities field.
Skill in recognizing an emergency situation and taking appropriate action.
Ability to maintain equanimity in the face of resistance, indifference or hostility.
Ability to judge necessity of seeking assistance or proper approvals prior to sending final documents or contacting individuals outside the museum.
Knowledge of where to go within the museum and University for needed information and ability to judge what information should be passed on to different levels of management.
Knowledge of internal operating procedures, purchasing procedures, and University and museum business forms.
Skill in writing and editing correspondence for correct grammar, spelling, and punctuation.
Ability to research and summarize key contextual information and present it in written and oral form.
Skill in reading documents in standard English, texts such as catalogue essays, administrative policy and procedure manuals, biographical texts, and biographical materials, etc.
Skill in operating a personal computer (IBM compatible), email, software (MS Word, PowerPoint and Excel), fax machine and photocopy machine.
Ability to operate stage equipment (lights, microphones, amplifier) and audio/visual equipment (projectors, etc.).
Ability to move equipment (via carts) up to 50 lbs. in weight.
This position will be responsible for managing the university’s permanent collection of artwork as well as all facilities operations and maintenance. The Collection & Facilities Manager ensures the care, preservations, and accountability of loaned and permanent collection artwork of Purdue Galleries by utilizing knowledge of proper handling, installation, packing and transport procedures. This position is responsible for producing high-quality exhibitions, completing projects on time and on budget and ensuring all stakeholders are well-represented and information is regularly shared as appropriate. Manages and coordinates exhibition preparation. In conjunction with Director, oversees the installation of exhibitions. Plans and oversees all artwork shipping and receiving. Manages collections, facilities, and conservation budgets. Oversees security systems and maintenance for galleries and storage spaces. Maintains supplies and materials for galleries and collections, including purchasing. Maintains accurate records and research of the collection, including collections database. Acts as registrar; responsible for accessioning and deaccessioning collection. Responsible for conservation, examination/inspection, photography, and restoration of collection. Prepares conservation, facilities, and security reports. Works with Director to build collection. Works with campus groups to oversee art installed on campus; serves as campus advisor for art acquisitions. Assists students, faculty, and other parties using the collection for research. Works with director to identify, write and prepare grants.
Bachelor’s Degree in Museum Studies, Library Science, Collections Management, Art History or other related field
Three years of experience in collections management.
In-depth and up-to-date knowledge of museum registration methods and best practice in museum collections care, including copyright laws and other legal issues related to museum operations.
Highly organized and able to manage databases and spreadsheets
Proficiency in MS Office Suite, at least one database software (FileMaker Pro, TMS, Embark, Past Perfect or similar) as well as Adobe photo & design software
Ability to mount, mat, frame, handle and install artwork based on current best practices in conservation
Ability to strategically organize, process, and maintain records along with ability to identify inefficient/ineffective processes and implement improvements
Ability to work evenings and weekends as necessary
Ability to climb ladders, lift up to 60 lbs and operate small power tools
Purdue will not sponsor work authorization for this position
Some evenings and weekends are required for this position
A background check is required for employment in this position
FLSA: Exempt (Not Eligible for Overtime)
Retirement: Defined Contribution Waiting Period
Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply