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.

Director of Development for the Halsey Institute – College of Charleston

POSTING INFORMATION
Internal Title Director of Development for the Halsey Institute – (Re-announcement)
Position Type Classified
Faculty / Non-Faculty / Administration Non-Faculty
Pay Band 6
Level 1
Department Halsey Institute
Job Purpose The Director of Development for the Halsey Institute is responsible for the identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of the Halsey Institute’s philanthropic relationships and serves as a principal staff member in achieving the organization’s fundraising goals. Reports to the Director & Chief Curator. Candidates with an equivalent combination of experience and/or education are encouraged to apply.
Minimum Requirements Bachelor’s degree in Arts Management and 2-years of arts-related non-profit fundraising experience is required. Master’s degree in Arts Management/Museum Studies or Non-Profit management is preferred.
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Strong oral and written communication skills. Must be proficient with computers and Microsoft Office products. Requires superior organizational skills and the ability to work on several large-scale projects simultaneously. Supervisory experience is essential. Ability to maintain effective working relationships. Knowledge of federal and state laws as they apply to charitable giving and charitable trusts. Knowledge of institutional program goals and objectives. Knowledge of effective sales techniques and means of contacting alumni, students, donors, and the public.
Additional Comments Regarding Position Basic work schedule is Monday-Friday 8:30 – 5. Some travel is required. Some evening events and weekend duties.
Special Instructions to Applicants *Salary is commensurate with education/experience which exceeds the minimum requirements.

Offers of employment are contingent upon a successful background check.

All applications must be submitted online https://jobs.cofc.edu.

Salary *$39,960 – $56,947
Posting Date 12/13/2018
Closing Date 01/25/2019
Open Until Filled No
Posting Number 2018191
EEO Statement The College of Charleston is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any individual or group on the basis of gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, race, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, genetic information, or disability.
Quicklink for Posting

Job Duties

Job Duties
Activity Develops, presents and implements a comprehensive marketing and development plan for the Halsey Institute. Works with Institutional Advancement, Division of Marketing and Communication, the School of the Arts leadership, etc. to promote the Institute, cultivate new donors and grow Institute’s membership. Represents the Halsey Institute’s membership program in the broader community and to other arts organizations.
Essential or Marginal Essential
Percent of Time 25
Job Duties
Activity Works with Halsey and School of the Arts leadership to develop, promote and implement an annual calendar of events, appeals, and programs to engage the Gallery donors, members, and local community to achieve fundraising goals. Strategically leverages the Gallery resources to support solicitation and stewardship goals. Develops and oversees all donor appreciation and acknowledgement activities (approx. 15 per year), membership drives and stewardship efforts. Oversees membership related events and manages a portfolio of individuals, corporations, and organizations with donor potential. Creates targeted appeals.
Essential or Marginal Essential
Percent of Time 25
Job Duties
Activity Reviews, analyzes and summarizes activities and success rates for the Director/Chief Curator. Consults with leadership to build strategic and tactical plans for setting and achieving annual giving goals. Uses data and best practices to forecast annual and long-term fundraising projections. Prepares and analyzes ad hoc and regular reports to predict trends and advise leadership.
Essential or Marginal Essential
Percent of Time 20
Job Duties
Activity Researches new grant opportunities and creates foundation and government grant proposals. Ensures compliance with existing grant parameters. Works closely with the Office of Grants and Research to ensure accurate and timely submissions, tracking, spending and reporting on all grants.
Essential or Marginal Essential
Percent of Time 15
Job Duties
Activity Responsible for managing and monitoring a variety of complex State, foundation and grant accounts. With input from the Director/Chief Curator develops program and event budgets and ensures compliance with College and State regulations for spending and reporting. Provides high-level reports and detailed accounts of expenditures and income for budgets totaling close to $1M.
Essential or Marginal Essential
Percent of Time 10
Job Duties
Activity Acts as liaison to the Executive Board, Advisory Board Membership Committee, Advisory Board Endowment Committee, and Advisory Board Special Events.
Essential or Marginal Marginal
Percent of Time 5%

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents

  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter / Letter of Application
  3. Reference List
  4. Writing Sample

For more information and to apply: https://jobs.cofc.edu/postings/8357

Director of The Museum of the White Mountains – Plymouth State University

Summary of Position

Plymouth State University (PSU) seeks a Director for the Museum of the White Mountains (MWM) responsible for leadership and management of the Museum, creation of exhibitions and educational programs, and supporting PSU’s Integrated Cluster Model. The Director is a prominent representative of PSU and the Museum, serving as a spokesperson to public, local and regional agencies, the PSU community of faculty, staff, students and alumni, and patrons, partners, and key stakeholders cultivating interest and investment in the MWM’s mission and programs.

The mission of the Museum of the White Mountains is to obtain, maintain, and provide access to resources and activities that educate and engage its audience with the region’s artistic, historical, geographic, and cultural treasures. Its purpose is to enrich the life and scholarship of the Plymouth State University community, researchers, and the broader public. The Karl Dreup Art Gallery (KDAG) is integrated into the MWM in collaboration with PSU Art faculty and serves as a center for educational exploration and artistic collaboration.

The Director provides leadership, strategic vision, and managerial oversight for the Museum’s exhibition program. Exhibition sites will include the MWM, Silver Center for the Arts, and collaborative opportunities across campus and community. The Director works collaboratively to develop, coordinate, and successfully implement, the conceptual, artistic, and operational aspects of exhibition planning and management. The Director will also work collaboratively with guest and/or PSU curators (faculty and students) to shape a dynamic exhibition program that advances the MWM and KDAG integrated missions and strategic goals while achieving high standards for scholarship, creativity, high impact learning opportunities, and supporting the Integrated Cluster Model.

Additional Job Information

Review of applications will begin on January 2, 2019, and will continue until the position is filled or the search is otherwise closed at the University’s discretion.

Please provide contact information for three professional references that can speak to your work experience will be requested in the PSU application.

Posting Number/Job Order #: PS1114FY19

Acceptable minimum level of education: Master’s

Acceptable minimum years of experience: 3 years

Other minimum qualifications

  • Master’s degree in relevant field
  • 3 years of experience with gallery or museum management and operations in a higher education setting
  • Ability to work with and relate to a wide variety of people.
  • Ability to assess situations, negotiate with clients and staff, and to accomplish projects within established time frames.

Additional Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with gallery or museum management and operations in a higher education setting
  • Strong leadership, management, and organizational skills
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills
  • Ability to facilitate cross-disciplinary collaboration
  • Experience with interdisciplinary project-based learning
  • Experience supporting open lab learning environments
  • 4 years of supervision experience
  • Arts and integrative arts educational programming experience
  • Curatorial and programmatic creativity and vision

Salary Information

Salary is complemented by a comprehensive benefits package which includes medical, dental, retirement, tuition, and paid time off.

Grade: 21

EEO Statement

The University System of New Hampshire is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access/Affirmative Action employer. The University System is committed to creating an environment that values and supports diversity and inclusiveness across our campus communities and encourages applications from qualified individuals who will help us achieve this mission. The University System prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, or marital status. Application by members of all underrepresented groups is encouraged. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the U.S.

Posting Date: 12/13/2018

Job Category: Salaried Staff (Exempt)

Appointment Type: Regular

DOT Safety Information
None applicable

Job Duties/Responsibilities

  • Leadership and Management of the MWM and the KDAG including vision, operational management, budget oversite, and supervision of staff
  • Development and coordination of exhibits in the MWM and KDAG across campus and in collaboration with PSU faculty, staff and students and external partners
  • Coordination and facilitation of the MWM Advisory Council to promote the vision and mission, public awareness, and support of the MWM
  • Collaboration with University Advancement to promote the financial sustainability of the MWM
  • Support the MWM as an open lab in collaboration with academic programs across campus and external partners to support student engagement in project-based learning aligned with the vision and mission of the MWM and KDAG and PSU’s Integrated Cluster Model.
  • Oversite of the collections for the MWM and the KDAG and ensure compliance with laws and regulations pertaining to the collection and to collecting activities.
  • Authority to hire, structures and assigns work, provides direction to staff, conducts performance reviews, handles disciplinary actions, makes salary decisions, provides functional supervision and training
  • Be available for evening and weekend commitments including advisory board meetings, exhibitions and other museum related activities
  • Other duties as assigned by the Provost or their designee

For more information and to apply: https://jobs.usnh.edu/postings/31606

Gallery Coordinator – Stony Brook University, Paul W. Zuccaire Gallery & Staller Center

Required Qualifications (as evidenced by an attached resume):

Bachelor’s Degree (or foreign equivalent or higher), preferably in Art, Fine Art, Art History or Museum Studies.  Two [2] years relevant full-time administrative experience. Microsoft Word, Excel, and mail merge skills.

Preferred Qualifications:

Advanced degree or foreign equivalent in Art, Fine Art, Art History or Museum Studies.  Experience at a museum, gallery, or other cultural organization.  Experience working in an educational setting.  Working knowledge of Photoshop, Microsoft PowerPoint, Illustrator, InDesign and/or Word Press.  Experience utilizing social media for business marketing.  Experience with electronic requisitions, Google Apps, email and web browsers.  Experience with gallery installations. 

Brief Description of Duties:

The Gallery Associate will work with the Director of the Paul W. Zuccaire Gallery and the Director of the Staller Center. The successful incumbent will have excellent customer service and interpersonal skills, exercising strong organizational and time-management skills with an exceptional attention to detail. Essential for this role is the adeptness to work independently as well as part of a team with a collaborative approach to problem solving. Under supervision, the incumbent will perform the following duties:

  • ​Coordinates the Gallery’s public relations program including news releases, publications, and community involvement. Under supervision, responsible for Gallery and Staller Center social media, including web page, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram; performing routine editorial work and graphic design work related to Gallery publications, including catalogs, brochures and press releases.
  • Supervises student gallery assistants and interns, under direction of Gallery Director. The Gallery employs approximately 10 students each semester (paid employees and for-credit interns) to guard the artworks, greet visitors, and assist with preparation for exhibitions. This position is responsible for scheduling the Gallery Assistants, overseeing their work in the Gallery, and at programs and special events.  Processes student time sheets.
  • Financial Management: the Gallery Associate manages all transactions, including memberships, gifts, grants, sales and commissions, and processes all payments for goods, services and utilities, coordinating with the Stony Brook Foundation business office.
  • Oversee the daily Gallery operations. Schedules and coordinates individual visits, group tours and school programs: the Gallery Associate handles bookings, coordinates with teachers, camp counselors and tour operators, prepares and sends written instructions for group tours, and conducts tours when required.
  • Care of site and collections: the Gallery Associate monitors the condition of the gallery, and schedules and supervises routine maintenance. Work in gallery during installation and de-installation of exhibitions, and storeroom maintenance.
  • Membership management: the Gallery Associate processes memberships, generates acknowledgments, and provides donor lists in various formats for the annual newsletter and membership renewal drive.
  • Collection cataloging. Processes gifts to the permanent collection, creates and maintains catalog entries
  • Other duties or projects as assigned as appropriate to rank and department mission.

Special Notes:

This is a full time appointment.  FLSA Nonexempt position, eligible for the overtime provisions of the FLSA. Weekend hours may be required.

Stony Brook University is 100% tobacco-free as of January 1, 2016. See our policy and learn more at stonybrook.edu/tobaccofree.

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.  

About Stony Brook:

Stony Brook University, home to many highly ranked graduate research programs, is located 60 miles from New York City on Long Island’s scenic North  Shore. Our 1,100-acre campus is home to 24,000 undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students and more than 13,500 faculty and staff. SBU is a comprehensive research-intensive university and a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU), which includes 34 public universities among its 62 members. SBU consists of 12 schools and colleges and a teaching hospital that provides state-of-the-art healthcare in the Long Island region. SBU also manages and performs joint research with Brookhaven National Laboratory, the only Department of Energy Laboratory in the Northeast, and shares doctoral programs with Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, a world-renowned molecular biology institute. Home to the Emerson String Quartet, the Jackson Pollock House in East Hampton, New York, the Humanities Institute, and the Southampton Arts Program, and with endeavors that extend to the Turkana Basin Institute in Kenya and the Ranomafana National Park in Madagascar, SBU sustains an international reputation that cuts across the arts, humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences.

Stony Brook University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. We encourage protected veterans, individuals with disabilities, women and minorities to apply.

If you need a disability related accommodation, please call the University Human Resource Services Department at (631) 632- 6161 or the University Hospital Human Resources Department at (631) 444-4700.  In accordance with the Title II Crime Awareness and Security Act, a copy of our crime statistics is available upon request by calling (631) 632- 6350.  It can also be viewed on line at the University Police website at http://www.stonybrook.edu/police.

Official Job Title: Community Relations Associate

Job Field

: Administrative & Professional (non-Clinical)

Primary Location

: US-NY-Stony Brook

Department/Hiring Area: Staller Center Activitities – University Art GalleryStony Brook University

Schedule: Full-time  Variable  9 am – 5 pm  

Pass Days: Variable

Posting Start Date: Dec 12, 2018

Posting End Date: Jan 11, 2019, 11:59:00 PM

Salary: $44,000 to $46,000
Salary Grade: SL2
Appointment TypeRegular

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

Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship for Artistic & Scholarly Engagement & Programs – Colby College Museum of Art

Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship for Artistic and Scholarly Engagement and Programs
Department:  Lunder Institute for American Art, Colby College Museum of Art
Date:  12/10/2018

POSITION VACANCY

Founded in 1813, Colby is one of America’s most selective colleges. Serving only undergraduates, Colby’s rigorous academic program is rooted in deep exploration of ideas and close interaction with world-class faculty scholars. Students pursue intellectual passions, choosing among 58 majors or developing their own. Independent and collaborative research, study abroad, and internships offer robust opportunities to prepare students for postgraduate success. Colby is home to a community of 2,000 dedicated and diverse students from around the globe. Its Maine location provides easy access to world-class research institutions and civic engagement experiences.

In a period of fast-paced progress, Colby is building on its strong foundation while remaining committed to excellence, to supporting students and faculty at the highest levels, and to the College’s deep liberal arts traditions. This new chapter includes the creation of innovative academic initiatives and partnerships, strengthening the connections between the liberal arts and the professional world, revitalizing downtown Waterville, and pursuing significant capital projects for performing arts and athletics. Colby invites applicants to apply for the position of:

MELLON POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP FOR ARTISTIC AND SCHOLARLY ENGAGEMENT AND PROGRAMS

Lunder Institute for American Art
Colby College Museum of Art

Temporary, Full-Time, Exempt, Salaried, Administrative Staff Appointment

The Lunder Institute for American Art supports innovative research, critical inquiry, and creative production aimed at expanding the boundaries of American art and its interpretive communities. Uniquely positioned within an academic museum on a liberal arts campus in Central Maine, the Lunder Institute offers opportunities for visiting artists and scholars to reflect, convene, and work with the Colby community across disciplinary boundaries to ask challenging questions, test new ideas, and produce work that is original, illuminating, and generative.

The Lunder Institute was established in 2017 through the generosity of Peter and Paula Lunder, longtime benefactors of the College, the Museum, and the field of American art. Since the establishment of the Museum in 1958, American art has been a distinguishing strength. Over the past decade, its founding collections have been expanded and enriched by two major gifts of art from the Lunder Collection in 2007 and 2017. The Lunder Institute was conceived as a research and creative arm of the Colby Museum, with significant ties to the College and its multidisciplinary curricula. It provides a platform for the Museum to develop scholarly and artistic collaborations and extend its engagement with local, national, and international audiences.

The Mellon postdoctoral fellowship for artistic and scholarly engagement will strengthen the educational, scholarly, and creative impact of the Lunder Institute for American Art by serving as a vital link between the Institute, the Colby College Museum of Art, and the College and managing projects and programs initiated by the Institute for the Colby community and the field of American art. The position, reporting to the Institute’s director, will generate platforms for collaborative engagement between the Institute’s visiting artists, scholars, and fellows and partnering institutions, museum staff, and the academic departments of the College. With an understanding of the expanding borders of the field of American art, the postdoctoral position will work with a broad group of internal and external stakeholders to expand the Institute’s interpretive communities and connect both curriculum and new research to the Institute’s programs, convenings, publications, and other endeavors, and act as the project manager for Institute programs and initiatives, including digital platforms. This is a one year, grant-funded position with the possibility of renewal for up to two additional years. We encourage inquiries from candidates who will contribute to the cultural and ethnic diversity of our college.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Facilitate and manage faculty access to visiting artists, scholars and programs organized by the Institute
  • Coordinate class visits with Institute guests and fellows in partnership with Museum staff
  • Plan, administer, and oversee faculty engagement, including conversations and workshops around specific research questions, programs, and opportunities emanating from the Institute
  • Coordinate access to the museum and its collections for visiting artists and scholars
  • Work closely with the Institute’s director of research, director of artist initiatives, and program director to organize, administer, and implement annual summer convenings for scholars, artists, faculty, and students.
  • Conduct occasional research on work in the collection in support of Lunder Institute initiatives
  • Develop, implement, and support digital and analog platforms for disseminating creative and scholarly work generated by the Lunder Institute and its partners
  • Rigorously evaluate and improve the Institute’s academic, scholarly, and artistic programs
  • Design scholarly engagement with strategic and programmatic alignment with the museum’s curator of academic programs
  • Participate in developing grant proposals for Institute programs in collaboration with the Institute’s leadership team
  • Track budgets for faculty incubator grants and workshops
  • Develop and coordinate undergraduate internship and research opportunities for Colby students
  • Occasional supervisor of undergraduate interns and research assistants
  • Facilitate collaborations with leading academic museums and research institutions nationally and internationally through conferences, workshops, publications, etc.
  • Perform additional duties as assigned; duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Ph.D. in Art History or a related field within the last five years
  • Research interests related to American art and/or African diasporic studies, with discipline-related work in digital humanities a plus
  • One to three years of experience working in a museum or research setting with progressively greater responsibility for managing complex projects including, but not limited to, artist and scholarly programs, print and digital publications, and multidisciplinary convenings
  • Familiarity with a wide range or digital humanities platforms (including digital archives, podcasts, blogging, or other forms of online/digital publication)
  • Demonstrated track-record of collaboration, ideally across various professional and scholarly fields
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing
  • Creative approach to problem solving
  • Excellent organizational skills, time management, and attention to detail
  • Genuine interest in engaging undergraduate students as well as scholars, curators, and artists
  • Ability to make an impact through work as a member of a team and diverse community

KEY RELATIONSHIPS:

This position will work closely with the program director, director of artist initiatives, and director of research and will interact regularly with museum curatorial and education staff as well as with faculty, staff, students, alumni, and Institute guests.
 
WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
General open office and campus environment. Position involves sitting, although frequent movement is necessary. Computer usage involving repetitive hand/wrist motion is also necessary.
 
TO APPLY:

Interested candidates should apply electronically by clicking the “Apply Now” button on the Colby College website. Please submit a letter of interest including salary requirements, resume, and the contact information of three professional references. Materials should be addressed to:


Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship for Artistic and Scholarly Engagement and Programs – Search Committee
Office of Human Resources
Colby College
5500 Mayflower Hill
Waterville, ME 04901-8855

If you experience difficulty uploading your documents, you may submit any .doc or .pdf materials to hr@colby.edu. Please do not submit duplicate materials.

For more information and to apply: https://www.colby.edu/administration_cs/humanresources/employment/mellon_postdoc_fellow_12_2018.cfm

Director – Yale Center for British Art

Position Focus:

The Yale Center for British Art is a public art museum and research institute that houses the largest collection of British art outside the United Kingdom. The core collection was presented to the university by Paul Mellon (Yale College, Class of 1929). Augmented by acquisitions made since the Center opened in 1977, the collections reflect the development of British art and culture from the late medieval period to the present.

The Collection
The Center’s actively growing collections include more than 2,000 paintings, 250 sculptures, 20,000 drawings and watercolors, 40,000 prints, and 35,000 rare books and manuscripts. More than 40,000 volumes supporting research in British art and related fields are available in the Center’s Reference library. Works include masterpieces by Joshua Reynolds, George Stubbs, Thomas Gainsborough, J. M. W. Turner, John Constable and the Pre-Raphaelites to Henry Moore, David Hockney, and Yinka Shonibare, as well as major artists from Europe and America who lived and worked in Britain such as Rubens and van Dyck.

Building
One of the Center’s greatest treasures is the building itself. Opened to the public in 1977, the Yale Center for British Art is the last building designed by the internationally acclaimed American architect Louis I. Kahn. The structure integrates the dual functions of study center and gallery, while providing an environment for works of art that is appropriately elegant and dignified. The building underwent a comprehensive, award-winning conservation in 2015-16. The Center stands across the street from Kahn’s first major commission, the Yale University Art Gallery (1953), located in downtown New Haven.

Education, Research, and Publications
The Center offers a year-round schedule of major, international loan exhibitions and programs. Academic resources include the Reference Library and Archives, conservation laboratories, a Study Room for examining works on paper as well as rare books and manuscripts from the collection, and an innovative, open-access, online catalogue of the collections.

The Center oversees an active research program through which it promotes and fosters the scholarship of all aspects of British art and material culture. It is the Center’s aim to support and generate research that is both interdisciplinary in nature and international in scope.

As well as fostering a public outreach program comprising lectures, conferences, tours, school visits, films, concerts, and performances, the Center offers opportunities for scholars at all levels to study its collections and participate in its scholarly programs. The Center offers short-term residential Visiting Scholar Awards at predoctoral and postdoctoral levels; opportunities for students at Yale and elsewhere, including travel grants, research positions, an annual Graduate Student Symposium, and a biennial Graduate Student Summer Seminar.

The Center is also active in publishing research and collaborates with Yale University Press on publications accompanying major exhibitions. Aspects of the Center’s publication program, and much of its research and teaching program, are developed in conjunction with that of its sister institution, the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art, in London. Together both Center(re)s publish the new online journal British Art Studies.

The Center has retained the executive search firm of Koya Leadership Partners to assist in the search. Please email nominations and applications (resume/CV and cover letter) to Naree W.S. Viner, Managing Director, at nviner@koyapartners.com.

Essential Duties
The Director provides overall leadership, strategic vision for, and management of the Yale Center for British Art, including care of the collection, collaboration with university schools and departments, and partnerships with global museums and research centers focused on British Art. This executive is an integral part of the University’s academic leadership, ensuring the continued use and exploration of the Center’s rich collections and applying innovative approaches to teaching, research, and publication. The Director is appointed by the President and reports to the University Provost. The Director works as a team member with other cultural heritage directors at the University, including the Institute for the Preservation for Cultural Heritage at Yale’s West Campus, under the direction of the Deputy Provost for Collections and Scholarly Communication.

The Director will serve on the Board of the Paul Mellon Centre in London and will work closely with its director. As the chief executive officer of the Center, the Director is responsible for overseeing an annual operating budget of $25 million and an endowment of $483 million as of June 2017. The Director leads a staff of 109 full-time employees plus an additional 30 part-time employees including security, and 100 student employees/interns. The Director serves as an articulate and compelling advocate for the Center and the importance of the arts within the University, to prospective donors and collectors, the museum community, and potential collaborators. Along with a broad knowledge of the British and American art worlds, the Director must have the strategic vision to identify new opportunities for the institution, the ability to inspire and empower staff, and a commitment to raising the Center’s visibility within the University, the local and regional community, and around the world.

The Director must be able to work adeptly and collegially with senior administrative leadership, as well as with deans and other academic and administrative leaders. This leader must also be able to work with independent-minded faculty across the institution. The Director must be committed to two-way communication, to fostering trust, and to building community at campus, national, le of leading a dynamic organization, with attention to the skillful and strategic allocation of the Center’s resources in ways that advance the Center’s quality and activities.

Required Education and Experience
An advanced degree in an art-related field is required; a Ph.D. is expected, as is equivalent professional and leadership experience in a comparable setting.

Required Skill/Ability 1:
Demonstrated visionary leadership with an entrepreneurial and enthusiastic spirit; proven strategic thinker with the foresight, capacity, and experience to understand and balance complex and discrete needs; demonstrated capability in providing stability and confidence when faced with important, ambiguous and quickly-changing circumstances.

Required Skill/Ability 2:
A strong advocate for the Center who has the experience and training to represent the Center in the region and in the broader arts world; expertise to curate and develop world-class, compelling exhibitions and publications to expand scholarly and audience engagement.

Required Skill/Ability 3:
Business Acumen and Operational Expertise. Strong record of successful oversight and management of finance and operations.

Required Skill/Ability 4:
Demonstrate a significant academic and scholarly achievements, including publications, in the field of British art and material culture, or a closely related field. Recognized distinction in the field, significant standing with peer institutions, and the stature to represent the Center to appropriate stakeholders.

Required Skill/Ability 5:
Proven record of visible and effective leadership and management, demonstrated ability to professionally develop and retain a strong team focused on impact, excellence and accountability. Demonstrated compelling public presence, and exceptionally skilled at developing and sustaining excellent relationships; excellent public relations insight and public speaking ability.

Weekend Hours Required?
Occasional

Evening Hours Required?
Occasional

Posting Disclaimer
The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the essential functions that will be required of the position and should not be construed as a declaration of specific duties and responsibilities of the particular position. Employees will be assigned specific job-related duties through their hiring departments.

Affirmative Action Statement:
Yale University considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, an individual’s sex, race, color, religion, age, disability, status as a veteran, or national or ethnic origin; nor does Yale discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity or expression. Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 protects people from sex discrimination in educational programs and activities at institutions that receive federal financial assistance. Questions regarding Title IX may be referred to the University’s Title IX Coordinator, at TitleIX@yale.edu, or to the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, 8th Floor, Five Post Office Square, Boston MA 02109-3921. Telephone: 617.289.0111, Fax: 617.289.0150, TDD: 800.877.8339, or Email: ocr.boston@ed.gov.

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Collections Associate – Princeton University

Overview

The Collections Associate supports the increasing levels of curricular activity by a large number of University departments within the Museum. The Collections Associate will help to coordinate and implement the active teaching program within the Museum’s study rooms and galleries. This is a regular, fulltime position.

The Collections Associate reports to the Chief Registrar and Manager of Collections Services. The essence of this position will be to assist engagement with object-based study, in designated study rooms and galleries, as well as through digital tools such as the Museum’s collections management system (TMS) and the Museum web site.

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. By collaborating with experts across many disciplines, fostering sustained study of original works of art, and uniting scholarship with broad accessibility, the Museum advances critical thinking and visual literacy at Princeton University and enhances the civic fabric of our nation.

The Museum also serves as a gateway to the University for more than 200,000 visitors from around the world each year. Intimate in scale yet expansive in scope, it offers a respite from the rush of daily life, a revitalizing experience of extraordinary works of art, and an opportunity to delve deeply into the study of art and culture. The Museum is located at the heart of Princeton’s historic campus and is free and open to the public.

To learn more, visit http://artmuseum.princeton.edu

Responsibilities

The Collections Associate assists in the organization and overall coordination of class visits; including compiling course checklists in the TMS (The Museum System) database; coordinating lists, expectations and logistics with the Education department, curators, and the relevant faculty; gathering artwork from storage for class, explaining study room guidelines and proctoring classes, and returning artwork to storage when finished. The position is solely responsible for scheduling object movement and tracking location changes. The position is also responsible for coordination of subsequent student visits for research purposes. The position also includes a component related to the recording of data and its subsequent analysis in regard to the statistics surrounding these classes. The Collections Associate may also coordinate visits with outside researchers as necessary.

The position will determine coverage for all precepts in consultation with Mellon Curator of Academic Engagement and the Curator of Academic Programs, as well as Collections Associate, Art Handler, registrar, preparators, and the curatorial staff. The Collections Associate meets weekly with the Curator of Academic Programs and the Collections Associate, Art Handler, to track, plan and schedule all class visits for the semester, and to ensure smooth coordination throughout.

When time permits during the academic year, and during the summer months, the Collections Associate will coordinate scholarly visits to view single objects and major collections.

Qualifications

*BA required; MA in Art History, Museum Studies or related field strongly preferred

*Minimum two years experience working with an art museum collection

*Ability to handle original works of art appropriately

*Familiarity with The Museum System (TMS) collections management software preferred

*Demonstrated interest in museum operations and collections management

*A high degree of organization and self-motivation, including ability to take initiative, anticipate actions needed, and exercise independent judgment

*Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate with a wide variety of staff, including curators, registrars, educators, preparators, faculty, and students

*Ability to exercise discretion and be a team player in an active office environment

*Well-developed written communication skills and attention to detail will be required

Princeton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. EEO IS THE LAW

Salary Grade

LTT, 050

Standard Weekly Hours

40.00

Eligible for Overtime

Yes

Benefits Eligible

Yes

Essential Services Personnel (see policy for detail)

No

Physical Capacity Exam Required

Yes

Valid Driver’s License Required

No

Director/Curator for Windgate Museum of Art – Hendrix College

Hendrix College seeks applicants for the first Director/Curator of the Windgate Museum of Art. Housed in the Miller Creative Quad, opening in fall of 2019, the museum will serve as a pedagogical resource for Hendrix College. As an interdisciplinary space that engages students, and faculty from across the campus the Director/Curator will be responsible for:
  • leadership and strategic planning for museum work in collaboration with diverse constituents on and off campus;
  • the management and preservation tasks related to the facility and collection;
  • working directly with artists, collectors, galleries, museums and foundations to secure loans of artwork for exhibitions;
  • manages the museum budget
  • oversees the College’s permanent collection including new acquisitions, collection records, loans and returns across campus, and storage;
  • teaching one art history and/or museum studies course each semester
In addition to these major responsibilities we are seeking applicants who will ensure that students and the broader community remain engaged with the work of the museum. In the accomplishment of that aim this role will:
  • supervise and train student workers and interns in museum and curatorial work;
  • cultivate relationships with community members, art organizations and foundations for fundraising, gifts, grants and special projects;
  • provide outreach to local community in the Conway/Little Rock area and the state of Arkansas;
  • collaborate with others on and off campus for the creation and promotion of creative and engaging exhibits.
The College seeks individuals with an MFA or PhD in Art History or Museum Management and a minimum of 2 years of curatorial/museum management experience. In addition to those qualifications, the successful applicant will have a demonstrated history as an outstanding communicator, a great collaborator, knowledge of relevant software tools related to museum management, and a commitment to diversity and inclusion in both teaching and community engagement.
To learn more about the Miller Creative Quad and Windgate Museum of Art please visit https://www.hendrix.edu/news/mcq_announced.aspx
For consideration applicants should submit a cover letter, resume or CV, and transcript of highest degree.
Hendrix College strives to maintain an environment free from discrimination and harassment, where employees treat each other with respect, dignity and courtesy. The College adheres to the principle of equal educational and employment opportunity without regard to age, race, color, religion, gender, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, or national origin.
The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies:
Shawn Goicoechea, Assistant Director of Human Resources & Title IX Coordinator 1600 Washington Ave, Conway, AR 72032 501-450-1415 goicoechea@hendrix.edu
Julie Brown, Director of Academic Success and Section 504 Coordinator, brownj@hendrix.edu (not for applications), 501-505-2954

Exhibition Coordinator – University of Mary Washington

The University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, VA seeks a part-time Exhibition Coordinator.

Organizational Objective / Goal

The UMW Galleries present exhibitions and other public programs for the university community and general public and care for, research, and exhibit the UMW art collection. The galleries also train students in the practices and procedures of museum and gallery work.

General Description of Position
The Exhibition Coordinator ensures that each exhibition (we generally have between 8 – 11 exhibitions a year between Ridderhof Martin Gallery and duPont Gallery) is a success. This includes corresponding with artists and/or museums, arranging shipping, designing and posting/mailing promotional materials, ordering catering, and installing/deinstalling artwork. The Exhibition Coordinator also assists in installing artwork across three campuses, assists in supervising interns, and maintains our website and social media. The Exhibition Coordinator assists the Gallery Specialist as needed in administrative tasks.
Required KSAs / Competencies / Qualifications to successfully perform their work
Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, WordPress, and excellent oral and written communication skills.
Preferred KSA’s / Competencies / Qualifications to successfully perform the work

Proficiency in social media
Proficiency in data entry

Required Education
BA or BFA in art-related field (Studio Art, Art History, or Museum Studies) or equivalent training and experience
Required Experience
Experience with graphic design and installing artwork
Preferred Education
BA or BFA
Preferred Experience

Experience in installing artworks in a gallery or museum setting, experience planning and instrumenting educational programming in a gallery or museum setting

Required Licensure
Valid Driver’s License
Job Category Wage
Posting Date 12/10/2018
Close Date 01/10/2019
Open Until Filled No
Special Instructions for Applicant Please submit the names and contact information for three references as an attached document.
Additional Applicant Instructions The University of Mary Washington accepts only completed online application and related materials. Faxed, mailed, or emailed applications or documentation will not be considered. Employment offers are contingent upon the successful completion of criminal background checks. If accommodations are requested either before or at the time of the interview, please contact the Recruitment Office at 540-654-1238.
AAEEO Statement The University of Mary Washington is an equal opportunity employer committed to creating and supporting a diverse and inclusive work and educational community that is free of all forms of discrimination. This institution does not tolerate discrimination or harassment on the basis of age, color, disability, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, parental status, political affiliation, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or veteran status. We promote access, inclusion and diversity for all students, faculty, staff, constituents and programs, believing that these qualities are foundational components of an outstanding education in keeping with our mission. The university is interested in candidates whose experience and qualifications support an ongoing commitment to this core quality.

For more information and to apply: https://careers.umw.edu/postings/8423