Arts k-12 Education Administrator – University of Alabama at Birmingham


The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) is seeking a Program Administrator II(ArtPlay k to work under minimal supervision, this hire will coordinate and implement all aspects of UAB Visual and Performing Arts K-12 education, including summer camps, classes, workshops, family days, Vocabby’s World, UAB Arts Youth Council, as well as other programs that may be assigned or developed.

Responsible for the execution of programming in correlation with the mission and goals of UAB Visual and Performing Arts.  Through strategic planning and research, develops new initiatives and sets long-term goals.  Works directly with the director to assess risks and issues.  Collaborates on long term planning and visioning for ArtPlay. Ensures all K-12 programs adhere to UAB policies and procedures.  Develops data through internal/external forms to document programming strategies.In consultation with the Director of Artplay, recruits, interviews and selects quality teaching artists.  Establishes and implements a performance evaluation for all teaching artists and their classes.  Insures that teaching artists receive appropriate training on UAB policies and procedures by providing materials and collecting verifiable information.  Collects background checks and UAB child protection tests for all teaching artists and volunteers.


  • Provides guidance and support for all teaching artists and staff.
  • Works with the appropriate leadership to ensure programs reach the broadest possible audience.
  • Develops, presents and gains approval for and implements new class and workshop offerings.
  • Maintains operation of existing successful programming and assesses all programs consistently throughout program cycle.
  • Coordinates with Office Manager to ensure that proper communication and information is received by students, families and teaching artists
  • Establish and maintains positive relationships, both internally, throughout UAB and in the community.
  • Represents UAB in the community and with sponsors, donors, and granting organizations.
  • Establishes, implements, manages and monitors a budget for each assigned program.
  • Assists with establishment and management of overall Engagement/ArtPlay budget.

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Curator of Visual Arts – Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts


AEIVA’s mission is to enrich and support accessible learning, research, and thinking for the UAB community, Birmingham, and beyond, through transformative and challenging exhibitions, engaging programing, and purposeful collecting.

Designed by the world-renowned architect, the late Randall Stout, the Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts (AEIVA), is a center for UAB and the Birmingham community to engage with contemporary art and artists. The 26,000-square-foot building is named for lead donors Judy and Hal Abroms, and Ruth and the late Marvin Engel. AEIVA’s 6000 square feet of exhibition space features anywhere from six to ten exhibitions a year.

The 95-seat Hess Family Lecture Hall serves as a changeable space for a variety of artist talks, panel discussions, performances, installations and educational programming, as well as events at AEIVA. In addition, the building’s academic classrooms, laboratories, and faculty offices are home to the Department of Art and Art History, facilitating a dynamic partnership in AEIVA’s mission of enhancing social, cultural and historical understanding through the visual arts across UAB and the broader community.

The Abroms//Engel Institute for the Visual Arts, as part of the Visual and Performing Arts at UAB, seeks an energetic curator to provide significant contributions to the management, development, and enhancement of a dynamic program of contemporary fine arts exhibitions, educational initiatives, and growing permanent collection.


  • Work closely with AEIVA Senior Director and guest curators to annually organize a variety of compelling exhibitions that draw from the AEIVA Permanent Collection, local and regional art collections, emerging and established visual artist.
  • Conduct scholarly curatorial research based on current AEIVA exhibitions, as well as research the AEIVA Permanent Collection and present findings through essays, publications, lectures, gallery talks, exhibition texts and panels, web-based media, and other forms of communication.
  • Work closely with AEIVA Senior Director and AEIVA Collections Committee to plan the strategic growth of the AEIVA Permanent Collection.
  • Work closely with AEIVA Senior Director, AEIVA Curator of Education, and ArtPlay to develop public and campus educational programs and initiatives that relate to AEIVA exhibitions and/or the AEIVA Permanent Collection.
  • Work closely with AEIVA staff to oversee but also assist in the general execution and installation of AEIVA exhibitions.
  • Assist with logistical aspects of exhibitions, including preparation of contracts and exhibition checklists, as well as occasional registrarial duties such as preparing loan forms, condition reports, and organizing shipping logistics.
  • Work closely with the Executive Director for the Visual and Performing Arts at UAB, Senior Director of Development, and AEIVA Senior Director to identify fundraising and grant writing opportunities, donor cultivation, fundraising goals, as well as the development and maintenance of AEIVA’s annual curatorial budget.
  • Work closely with the Executive Director for the Visual and Performing Arts at UAB, Senior Director of Development, and AEIVA Senior Director to provide leadership to the Visual and Performing Arts at UAB supporting member groups. This could include private tours, lectures, artist dinners, and planned visual arts trips for supporting members.
  • Develop new, and reinforce existing relationships with various community partners and UAB entities in a manner that fosters and promotes innovative and interdisciplinary collaborations.
  • Maintain active relationships with artists, community members, lenders, donors, and professional colleagues. Build partnerships that enhance community engagement. Maintain a visible role in the community including the maintenance of relationships with artists, galleries, collectors, donors, and members of the general public.

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Collections Assistant – Harvard University Art Museums

Reporting to the Assistant Director for Collections, the Collections Assistant will be responsible for a variety of tasks involved in providing a safe environment for the works of art in the Harvard Art Museums’ collections. This public facing position will also monitor classes and appointments in all of the Harvard Art Museums’ facilities, engaging with visitors in a professional and courteous manner. Continue reading “Collections Assistant – Harvard University Art Museums”

Paper Care Specialist – Detroit Institute of Arts


Paper Care Specialist

Conservation Department


Full-time, Exempt

Salary commensurate with experience


Under supervision of the Paper Conservator, and in close collaboration with the Curator and Department Head of Prints, Drawings and Photographs, provides oversight regarding the care and management of the DIA’s works of art on paper.


  • Perform and/or supervise all hinging, matting, framing and housing of works of art on paper in the Prints, Drawings and Photographs Department.
  • Prepare for exhibition works on paper in other departments, including Contemporary, African American, Asian, Islamic, European, and American.
  • Manage location changes and dimension corrections in the DIA’s collection database (TMS).
  • Work with the curators to manage rotation of works on paper into the permanent collection galleries, and coordinate rotations with the Collections Management Department.
  • Track time for grants and submit reports to the Development Department.
  • Recruit, mentor, develop and successfully manage the Paper Care Assistant to achieve the strategic objectives and the present and future needs of the department. Lead the Paper Care Assistant using a performance support process including goal setting, feedback, and development.
  • Perform and/or supervise gallery installation of difficult, irregular, or fragile works of art on paper.
  • Manage movement of, and accompany when needed, works on paper to the Photography Studio.
  • Under supervision of the Paper Conservator, and when appropriate, perform selected remedial conservation treatment of works on paper and period frames. Assist the Paper Conservator with the treatment of oversize works on paper as needed.
  • Design, plan and install mounts for unusual objects, books, and frames, in collaboration with the Paper Conservator and Mount Designer-Fabricator.
  • Research, source, and procure special equipment and archival materials for the preparation, exhibition and storage of works on paper; maintain inventory of archival material and specialized equipment.
  • Interview and select contractors as needed (in collaboration with PDP, Operations or Collections Management as appropriate).
  • Manage the PDP art storage and work areas, including cleanliness, maintenance, pest control, temperature and humidity monitoring.
  • Work with Building Operations to maintain PDP infrastructure; create work orders to correct any problems and follow through to completion.
  • Courier DIA objects for exhibition or study to other institutions. Prepare condition reports.
  • Answer inquiries from the general public and other institutions and conduct formal presentations related to the care and handling of paper objects.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.



  • Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts, with a preferred concentration in drawing or printmaking, and knowledge of art history. Additional years of experience may be substituted for the university requirement.
  • 5 years of art museum experience with demonstrated advanced training in the care, handling and preservation of art on paper, including matting, hinging, framing, installation, transportation and storage of paper objects.
  • Familiarity and knowledge of hand papermaking techniques, present-day paper production methods, and knowledge of printing, drawing, and photography materials and techniques.


  • Key areas of knowledge and expertise include: familiarity with the professional standards of the American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works regarding exhibition and storage of art, familiarity with word processing software and with museum collections database software (e.g. TMS), ability to manage budgets, demonstrated skills using hand and power tools (mat cutter, drill, table saw, miter saw, jointer, compressor), familiarity with general art museum practices, including managing paper work, finding vendors of specialized/archival materials and ordering such materials, ability to instruct, train and supervise art handlers and technicians, excellence in measuring and math, neat and accurate handwriting/printing, and the ability to maintain high standards in the handling and presentation of art objects.
  • Occasional irregular work hours, travel and on-call availability.
  • Organizational skills
  • Proficiency with latest version of Microsoft Office applications.
  • Strong math skills.
  • Creativity
  • Patience
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Precision
  • Attention to detail
  • Self-starter
  • Ability to work alone, with awareness of decision-making limits
  • Ability to meet deadlines
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Flexibility
  • Ability to work with others
  • Ability to enforce conservation standards when artwork safety or condition is being threatened


Must be able to safely maneuver and handle fragile materials. Ability to manipulate hand and power tools with precision and accuracy to cut, install, and fabricate mounts for fragile works of art. Must be able to independently lift, carry, hold, and balance containers of fragile objects weighing up to 30 pounds. Must be able to access objects in storage using ladders or other assistive equipment. Visual acuity in order to perform precise manipulation of materials and objects. Position requires ability to communicate and exchange accurate information using various methods including in-person, telephone and email.

If you are interested in applying for this position, please do so online at Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Employment applications and/or resumes will not be accepted in person or by mail, e-mail, or facsimile.


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Museum Educator – Amherst College

Amherst College invites applications for the Museum Educator position at the Mead Art Museum. The Museum Educator is a full time, year-round position, job group and level PT-2. Amherst College has profoundly transformed its student body in terms of socioeconomic status, ethnicity, and nationality, among other areas. Today, nearly one-quarter of Amherst’s students are Pell Grant recipients; 45 percent of our students identify as domestic students of color. Our expectation is that the successful candidate will excel at working in a community that is broadly diverse with regard to race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, gender, nationality, sexual orientation, and religion. Continue reading “Museum Educator – Amherst College”