Collections Assistant, Stanford University Archaeology Collections – Stanford University

Job Number: 77754

Job Code: 1839
Job Grade: F


JOB TITLE: Collections Assistant, Stanford University Archaeology Collections

Job Family: Museum Job Series: Museum Curator Job Code: 1839Classification Level: FExemption: Non-Exempt Job Matrix URL: http://www.stanford.edu/group/joblibrary/Museum_Curator_Matrix.pdf

JOB PURPOSE

Under limited direction, assist with programs of collection, acquisition and conservation, exhibitions, education, and publication.
This is a three year fixed-term position. The Collections Assistant will assist the Academic Curator/Collections Manager as needed to support activities of the Stanford University Archaeology Collections of the Stanford Archaeology Center, a collection of over 30 thousand archaeological, ethnographic, and archival items. Activities include collections management, curation, teaching, research, research support, and outreach.

CORE DUTIES

o Assist curators with the research, development and implementation of changing exhibitions and collection rotations. o Assist with research, writing and oversight of design and production of various publications.o Assist with development of educational programming and oversee implementation, presentation of lectures, symposia and films. o Assist with cataloging collections, prepare registration materials, and assist in planning rotations in galleries.

o Answer routine correspondence, public and scholarly inquiries. o Oversee student interns, assist in training of docents.
In addition:

o Perform tasks related to the creation and maintenance of the collections catalogue, the physical inventorying of objects, and records management related to the collections.o Verify and enter information in the collections database by reviewing pertinent documentation such as catalogue cards, object labels, accession records, and other archives. May undertake additional research as needed.

o Reorganize collections in storage, including assessment and execution of re-housing, preventive conservation, and condition reporting. Maintain environmental monitoring records and supervise facilities work. Alert manager to conservation needs, issues, and threats, make recommendations for and assist with response.

o Support registration activities relating to accessions, loans, research, exhibition, and coursework.o Train and oversee students, student workers, and volunteers in collections-related tasks (database, inventory, records management, rehousing, file system, etc.).

o Support teaching, research, and other requests by generating lists, producing reports, locating and moving objects, producing copies of collections documentation, supervising visits, responding to inquiries, etc.o Support the Academic Curator/Collections Manager’s work with students, faculty, researchers, tribes, and others as needed.

o Perform other duties as required.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS
Education & Experience:Bachelor’s degree and one year of related experience or a combination of education and relevant experience.

Advanced degree preferred. Preference given to a degree in museum studies, conservation, archaeology, anthropology, or a related field, as well as to specialized collections-based degree training (example, MA and/or certificate program in museums) or the equivalent experience.

Three or more years of experience working in a best practices professional collections environment (accredited-level standards) and experience in professional care of cultural and/or historical collections preferred.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

o Excellent interpersonal skills and professionalism to interact with a wide range of people at different levels of an organization.o Strong oral and written communication skills, demonstrated presentation skills.

o Ability to effectively and efficiently manage multiple priorities, with competing deadlines.o Ability to work independently and as part of a team.

o Proficient in MS Office Suite and database management applications.

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

o Project management skills.

o Ability to handle fragile and culturally sensitive collections in keeping with accredited museum standards.

o Ability to work with sensitive and confidential content in a respectful and trustworthy manner.

o Close attention to detail.

o Knowledge of relational database software required, working knowledge of PastPerfect preferred.

o Demonstrated specialized skills in one or more areas that will assist the current goals of the collections are desired. Areas include: experience working with cultural collections; advanced cataloging and inventory skills; experience in the physical care and rehousing of museum objects; registration experience; conservation experience; digital photography, digitization, and image processing skills; social media work; and/or grant-writing experience.

o Experience in a research and/or teaching collections environment welcome.

o Familiarity with Adobe Suite and the Drupal web development platform welcome.

Certifications and Licenses: None

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

o Frequently perform desk based computer tasks, seated work, and use light/fine grasping.

o Occasionally stand, walk, and write by hand, lift, carry, push/pull objects that weigh up to 10 pounds. May be required to lift and handle up to 50 pounds.

o 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 his or her job.

WORKING CONDITIONS

May work extended or non-standard hours, weekends and holidays based on business needs. May work in areas with exposure to dust, paint, chemicals, and other toxins.
WORK STANDARDS

o Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well with Stanford colleagues and clients and with external organizations.

o 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.

o 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.

Final offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of national criminal background check, national sex offender registry search and, where applicable, driving record.
Stanford is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Job:

Location: School of Humanities and Sciences, California, United States
Schedule:
Classification Level:

To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link: stanfordcareers.stanford.edu

Stanford is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

 

Exhibition and Publication Project Manager – Stanford University

 

Job Number: 77735

Job Code: 4121
Job Grade: H
The Museum

Serving the Stanford campus, the Bay Area community, and visitors from around the world, the Cantor Arts Center provides an outstanding cultural experience for visitors of all ages. Founded when the university opened in 1891, the historic museum was expanded and renamed in 1999 for lead donors Iris and B. Gerald Cantor. The Cantor’s collection spans 5,000 years and includes more than 38,000 works of art from around the globe. These include our renowned collection of Rodin bronze sculptures, which are displayed inside the museum as well as in our outdoor Rodin Sculpture Garden. With 24 galleries and more than 15 special exhibitions each year, the Cantor is an established resource for teaching and research on campus. Free admission, tours, lectures, and family activities make the Cantor one of the most visited university art museums in the country.

Basic Function

The Cantor Arts Center at Stanford University is seeking an energetic, collaborative, and organized person to lead the development and implementation of the museum’s exhibition program and print and digital publications. The exhibition program includes temporary exhibitions with national and international loans, as well as permanent collection installations with scheduled rotations. Under the supervision of the Director of Collections and Exhibitions, the successful candidate will oversee the exhibition teams for each exhibition and publication project, working in close collaboration with internal stakeholders including Curatorial, Conservation, Installation, Registration, Operations, Marketing and PR, Development, Programming, and Finance. The Exhibition and Publication Project Manager will act as the primary liaison to museum departments, as well as to external partners including, but not limited to, contract exhibition designers, contract graphic designers, and contract editors to ensure consistent and timely communication on all matters pertaining to a project, and also to keep the project on schedule and within budget. The Exhibition and Publication Project Manager will work closely with the Director of Collections and Exhibitions on exhibition and publication budgets and contracts.

Key Responsibilities

Project Management

  • Manages the overall project planning, implementation, and execution of exhibitions and publications.
  • Oversees the exhibition team’s project timelines/workstreams and is responsible for the project deliverables in all phases of the exhibition planning and execution.
  • Collect and analyze data, create reports, review and explain trends; formulate and evaluate alternative solutions and/or recommendations to achieve the goals of the program or function.
  • Prepares budgets, creates reports, and tracks exhibition and publication expenses.Vendor Management/Relations
  • Establishes communication, generates positive relations, tracks information and follows through on details with lenders, artists, participating venues, contractors, and relevant staff members.
  • Drafts and executes exhibition and publication-related agreements in consultation with the Director of Collections and Exhibitions and Stanford Legal.
  • Sources contractors and vendors for exhibition graphic design and installation according to the exhibition project needs.
  • Analyze and interpret policies; develop, revise and implement procedures for program or function.
  • Represent the program or function within the department, unit or school. May also represent the program or function to external constituencies.Coordination/Logistics
  • Independently implement, administer and evaluate day-to-day activities of the unit, function or program. Act as key contact.
  • Responsible for the coordination of concurrent exhibition openings, creates and implements production schedules for labels and graphic installations.
  • Initiates, organizes, and conducts meetings, develops agendas, and follows-up on action items related to exhibition planning.
  • Independently works to solve facility issues that may arise by providing creative options that result in an agreed upon solution.
  • Facilitates editing exhibition texts and labels in collaboration with the curatorial.
  • Serves as a liaison and provides editorial coordination and copy-edit/review as appropriate for publications.
  • Manages the development and maintenance of the exhibition archives, physical and digital.
  • Assists Director of Collections and Exhibitions in refining and improving the exhibition planning process, as well as developing new protocols.
  • May direct staff to perform various tasks and assignments. May also supervise staff*Performs other duties specific to exhibition and publication projects as assigned.Minimum Education, Skills and Abilities Required
  • Bachelor’s degree in arts and minimum three to five years of relevant experience (museum administration and project management experience within a museum setting), or a combination of education and relevant experience. Master’s degree preferred.
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Excellent organizational ability.
  • Demonstrated ability to prioritize own work and multi-task.
  • Demonstrated ability to take initiative and ownership of projects.
  • Ability to routinely and independently exercise sound judgment in making decisions.
  • Demonstrated experience working independently and as part of a team.
  • Ability to direct the work of others, for jobs requiring supervision.
  • Experience leading and facilitating cross-departmental teams.
  • Proficient in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, and EmbARK (or similar collection database)
  • Knowledge of Adobe Creative SuiteCERTIFICATION AND LICENSESNonePHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS*
  • Constantly perform desk-based computer tasks.
  • Frequently stand/walk, sitting, grasp lightly/fine manipulation.
  • Occasionally use a telephone.
  • Rarely lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh 11-20 pounds.
    * – 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.WORKING CONDITIONSWORK STANDARDS
  • 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.Stanford is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.Job:Location: Arts, California, United States
    Schedule:
    Classification Level:

    To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link: stanfordcareers.stanford.edu

    Stanford is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

 

Patrick J.J. Maveety Associate Curator or Curator of the Arts of China and Japan, Cantor Arts Center – Stanford University

Job Number: 77681

Job Code: 1842
Job Grade: I
Patrick J.J. Maveety Associate Curator or Curator of the Arts of China and Japan, Cantor Arts Center at Stanford University

Job Purpose:

The Maveety Curator of the Arts of China and Japan is responsible for the presentation, research, preservation, and growth the Asian Art collection of the Cantor Arts Center, including the development of the permanent collection, which includes objects from China, Tibet, Japan, Korea, India, Southeast Asia and the Philippines. The strengths of the collections are in the arts of China and Japan. The curator reports to the John and Jill Freidenrich Director, as well as works closely with other museum curators and educators, develops partnerships with faculty members, and engages students across disciplines.

The Cantor Arts Center is especially interested in a curator who has knowledge of the historical arts of Asia, as well as knowledge of the contemporary art of the region, someone who can build bridges between old and new, as well as Asian art and the art of other continents. The curator will offer new perspectives on the historic collection, while also addressing and integrating contemporary Asian art into the museum’s program.
The curator actively will pursue and recommend both historic and contemporary Asian art acquisitions, as well as foster relationships with donors and other supporters of the department.
The Maveety Curator works closely with the museum’s curators in a collaborative environment that encourages the development of innovative programs, exhibitions, and acquisitions. As a thoughtful member of the curatorial team, the curator will bring in-depth knowledge of art history and museum practice to assist in implementing an exciting vision for the museum. He or she will be driven by interests in particular artists, mediums, regions, and ideas; rigorous art historical scholarship; dynamic museum programing; and campus and public engagement.
The curator will be expected to propose and realize major exhibition projects within his or her field of expertise. These projects may take cues from the Cantor’s permanent collection, be built from loans from other institutions and collections, or a combination of these two sources. Major publications, conceived as meaningful contributions to the field on the issues addressed in the exhibition, will accompany these projects. The curator also will help to conceive and implement academic and public programs.

About us:
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 Canto Center for the Visual Arts. The Cantor offers approximately 50,000 square feet exhibition space, as well as classrooms and other study spaces for students and faculty.
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; and the Stanford Family Collection.

CORE DUTIES*:

  • Conceive, research, develop and collaborate with museum and faculty colleagues to organize and present compelling installations of the permanent collection, as well as ambitious traveling exhibitions of varying scope; develop related programming, including lectures, symposia and other educational programs.
  • Research, write, and oversee production of related publications, brochures, guides, catalogs and books.
  • Develop collections by selectively acquiring important objects through purchase and gift; cultivate prospective donors and develop relationships with field’s significant art dealers.
  • Solicit and evaluate proposals for exhibitions organized by other institutions and coordinate their presentation at the Cantor.
  • Work with the exhibitions team to coordinate project budgets, assisting in the development, preparation, and oversight of exhibition budgets.
  • Monitor and manage the stewardship needs of donors in adherence to the university’s stewardship standards.
  • Maintains and updates records of identification, classification, description and interpretation of objects in the permanent collection; conducting research, cataloguing and publication of the permanent collection; and preparing interpretative and informational labels and brochures.
  • Develops and maintains safe storage facilities, working with collections management, registrars, and conservation. Assists in fundraising and public relations efforts related to department activities.
  • Develops a cooperative and productive relationship between the Center and the local, national, and international art community.
  • Teach museum and other university courses, as well as supervise undergraduates, graduate students, and post-doctoral fellows engaged in Cantor-based projects.
  • Makes museum resources available to both Stanford and outside scholars.
  • Participates in conferences and symposia within area of scholarly expertise, as well as lectures in academic and public forums.
    Education & Experience:
    Ph.D. in the History of Art or related field is strongly preferred, in combination with 5 to 7 years of museum experience.

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Fluency in at least one Asian language; second Asian language desired.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, as well as demonstrated public speaking and presentation skills.
  • Established record of scholarly achievement.
  • Proven ability to effectively and efficiently manage multiple priorities, with competing deadlines.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships both internally and externally.
  • Proven experience working with collectors and all aspects of donor cultivation.

    PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS*:

  • Frequently perform desk based computer tasks, seated work and use light/ fine grasping.
  • Occasionally stand, walk, and write by hand, lift, carry, push pull objects that weigh up to 10 pounds.
    * – 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.

    WORKING CONDITIONS:

  • May work extended or non-standard hours, weekends and holidays based on business needs.
  • Occasional local and overnight travel may be required.
  • May work in areas with exposure to dust, paint, chemicals and other toxins.

    WORK STANDARDS:

  • 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.

    The job description can be found here, as well as on the American Alliance of Museums, College Art Association, and Association of Academic Museums and Galleries sites. Please submit a cover letter describing experience, as well as a c.v. as described.

    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

    Job:

    Location: Arts, California, United States
    Schedule:
    Classification Level:

    To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link: stanfordcareers.stanford.edu

    Stanford is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

 

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