Workshop Coordinator – UC Davis, Taller Arte del Nuevo Amancer

Department Description:
Located in Woodland, CA, Taller Arte del Nuevo Amanecer (TANA) is a collaborative partnership between the Chicana/o Studies Program at the University of California, Davis and the greater Woodland community. TANA offers a fully functioning silkscreen studio, Chicano/Latino Arts exhibition space, and a teaching center for the arts. Through exhibiting, printing, and teaching, TANA cultivates the cultural and artistic life of the community, viewing the arts as essential to a community’s development and well-being.

The Chicana/o Studies Department at the University of California, Davis has a history of scholarship and promotion of community health and empowerment. TANA is a continuation of this history, developing an authentic and organic link between UC Davis and the greater Woodland community. The City of Woodland is the most natural partner for the community-based arts instruction and scholarship offered through Chicana/o Studies at UC Davis. The human resources from the community of Woodland and institutional resources from UC Davis will collectively promote the role of art and culture as a viable community-building strategy.

There are four primary elements to TANA:

  • Gallery and Exhibition Space
  • Taller Classes and Community Arts Workshops
  • Community Art and Graphic Design Services
  • Visiting Artist Atelier

Allow Applicants to Attach:
Resume
Cover Letter
References

Job Summary:
Under supervision of the Taller Arte del Nuevo Amanecer (TANA) Associate Director, provide administrative support including planning, coordinating and promoting TANA workshops, events and exhibitions for the program.

Physical Demands:

  • Maneuver boxes of promotional materials weighing up to 20 lbs.
  • Daily effort maintaining facility

Work Environment:

  • Work flexible schedule including Saturdays due to facility operating schedule
  • Work in a demanding environment with frequent interruptions, and noise from competing activities.
  • Valid drivers license to travel around the Woodland and Davis area to transport materials to community events.
  • UC Davis is a smoke and tobacco free campus effective January 1, 2014. Smoking, the use of smokeless tobacco products, and the use of unregulated nicotine products (e-cigarettes) will be strictly prohibited on any UC Davis owned or leased property, indoors and outdoors, including parking lots and residential space.

Background Check Required.

This position is a critical position and subject to a background check. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of background investigation including criminal history and identity checks.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Experience providing administrative support to manage multiple schedules, project timelines, meetings and data.
  • Experience working with at-risk and under-served communities.
  • Experience coordinating events, exhibitions and presentations.
  • Experience working with local non-profit and community serving organizations in region.
  • Experience with silkscreen printing.
  • Experience leading community silkscreen workshops.
  • Computer skills with the Microsoft Office Suite and Adobe Creative Suite.
  • Interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Time management and organizational skills.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bilingual in Spanish and English.
  • Experience working with community arts engagement and arts organization presenting, within and for a bilingual Chicano/Latino community.
  • Experience supervising staff and volunteers.
  • Chicana/o Art curatorial experience.
  • Experience working with middle school to high school age youth.

For more information and to apply: https://www.employment.ucdavis.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/position/JobDetails_css.jsp

Curatorial Assistant – William College Museum of Art

The Williams College Museum of Art (WCMA) makes dynamic art experiences to incite new thinking about art, museums, and the world—and it does so from within the nation’s top-ranked liberal arts college. A vibrant center for the arts at Williams, the Museum embodies the liberal arts’ ability to catalyze both creative and critical thinking.

WCMA seeks a highly motivated, organized, and intellectually curious, full-time (40 hours per week) Curatorial Assistant. Reporting to the senior curators, the Curatorial Assistant will support all activities of the curatorial department including exhibitions, collections and museum-based courses. This position works with the full range of art represented in the museum collection and exhibition program, across media, geography, and chronology.

Williams is committed to enriching its educational experience and its culture through the diversity of its staff. 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. Applicants should highlight in their letter relevant experience working with and supporting a broadly diverse employee community.

This is a full time, year-round, regular appointment.

Review of applications will begin on January 4, 2019, and continue until the position is filled.

For more information and to apply: https://staff-careers.williams.edu/psp/cangate/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_APP_SCHJOB.GBL?Page=HRS_APP_JBPST&Action=U&FOCUS=Applicant&SiteId=1&JobOpeningId=301629&PostingSeq=1

Objects Conservation Fellow – Harvard University

Duties & Responsibilities

Summary
The Conservation Fellowship Program at the Harvard Art Museums is designed to broaden the experience of conservators embarking on professional careers in museum conservation.

Duties and Responsibilities

  •  The main focus for the objects conservation fellow will be examination and treatment of works of art from the Harvard Art Museums collections as driven by exhibition, loans, and research needs. A collaborative technical research project focusing on a work(s) of art from the Harvard Art Museums’ collections will comprise approximately 15% of the first year of the fellowship.
  •  Under the supervision of the Head of Objects Lab, the fellow carries out a broad range of activities, including treating works of art in the collections; preparing accompanying written and photographic documentation, estimates, correspondence, and condition reports for exhibitions, loans, and acquisitions; and presenting research and other projects.
  •  As a member of the Harvard Art Museums community, the fellow is expected to participate as required in activities such as facilitating Art Study Center appointments, assisting with programs in the Materials Labs, leading tours, and program activities planned for their fellows cohort.
  •  Fellow will be an active member of the Fellows’ cohort and contribute to a group project; this final project will likely take the form of an exhibition, gallery installation, symposium, or other.

Basic Qualifications

Master’s degree in conservation or related field or Bachelor’s degree plus post-graduate qualification in conservation.

Additional Qualifications

  •  Demonstrated record of treatment and research.
  •  Excellent communications skills (listening, verbal and written).
  •  Ability to work independently as well as part of a team. Ability and desire to build trusting relationships with colleagues.
  •  Flexible team player who thrives in environments requiring ability to effectively prioritize and juggle multiple concurrent projects.
  •  Ability to relate to co-workers and inspire others to participate and problem-solve.
  •  Familiarity with state-of-the-art imaging tools used for conservation documentation, including digital photography and x-radiography.
  •  Proficiency with computer software, including image editing and management software and Adobe Photoshop.

Additional Information

Application Instructions:
A complete application includes a curriculum vitae; a statement, not to exceed one page, single-spaced, summarizing the applicant’s interests and intent in the fellowship and their chosen specialization; transcripts of both undergraduate and graduate courses of academic study, with an explanation of the evaluation system if it is not equivalent to that of the United States; and three letters of recommendation. All application materials must be in English.

Please apply online: http://hr.harvard.edu/search-jobs.
Search by School/Unit: Harvard Art Museums.

1. Please upload curriculum vitae, statement of interest, and transcripts.

2. Please ask references to send letters of recommendation to: am_straus@harvard.edu.
Letters of reference will be verified.

3. Deadline for receipt of application materials and supporting documents is January 18, 2019 Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Department
Straus Center for Conservation and Technical Studies

For more information and to apply: https://sjobs.brassring.com/TGnewUI/Search/home/HomeWithPreLoad?partnerid=25240&siteid=5341&PageType=JobDetails&jobid=1418510#jobDetails=1418510_5341

Paintings Conservation Fellow – Harvard University

Duties & Responsibilities
Summary
The Conservation Fellowship Program at the Harvard Art Museums is designed to broaden the experience of conservators embarking on professional careers in museum conservation.

Duties and Responsibilities

  •  The main focus for the paintings conservation fellow will be examination and treatment of works of art from the Harvard Art Museums collections as driven by exhibition, loans, and research needs. A collaborative technical research project focusing on a work(s) of art from the Harvard Art Museums collections will comprise approximately 15% of the first year of the fellowship.
  •  Under the supervision of the Head of the Paintings Lab, the fellow carries out a broad range of activities, including treating works of art in the collections; preparing accompanying written and photographic documentation, estimates, correspondence, and condition reports for exhibitions, loans, and acquisitions; and presenting research and other projects.
  •  As a member of the Harvard Art Museums community, the fellow is expected to participate as required in activities such as facilitating Art Study Center appointments, assisting with programs in the Materials Labs, leading tours, and program activities planned for their fellows cohort.
  •  Fellow will be an active member of the Fellows’ cohort and contribute to a group project; this final project will likely take the form of an exhibition, gallery installation, symposium, or other.

Basic Qualifications

Master’s degree in conservation or related field or Bachelor’s degree plus post-graduate qualification in conservation.

Additional Qualifications

  •  Demonstrated record of treatment and research.
  •  Excellent communications skills (listening, verbal and written).
  •  Ability to work independently as well as part of a team. Ability and desire to build trusting relationships with colleagues.
  •  Flexible team player who thrives in environments requiring ability to effectively prioritize and juggle multiple concurrent projects.
  •  Ability to relate to co-workers and inspire others to participate and problem-solve.
  •  Familiarity with state-of-the-art imaging tools used for conservation documentation, including digital photography, x-radiography, and infrared reflectography.
  •  Proficiency with computer software, including Adobe Photoshop.

Additional Information

A complete application includes a curriculum vitae; a statement, not to exceed one page, single-spaced, summarizing the applicant’s interests and intent in the fellowship and their chosen specialization; transcripts of both undergraduate and graduate courses of academic study, with an explanation of the evaluation system if it is not equivalent to that of the United States; and three letters of recommendation. All application materials must be in English.

Please apply online: http://hr.harvard.edu/search-jobs.
Search by School/Unit: Harvard Art Museums.

1. Please upload curriculum vitae, statement of interest, and transcripts.

2. Please ask references to send letters of recommendation to: am_straus@harvard.edu.
Letters of reference will be verified.

3. Deadline for receipt of application materials and supporting documents is January 18, 2019. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Department
Straus Center for Conservation and Technical Studies

For more information and to apply: https://sjobs.brassring.com/TGnewUI/Search/home/HomeWithPreLoad?partnerid=25240&siteid=5341&PageType=JobDetails&jobid=1418515#jobDetails=1418515_5341

Craigen W. Bowen Paper Conservation Fellow – Harvard University

Duties & Responsibilities

Summary

The Conservation Fellowship Program at the Harvard Art Museums is designed to broaden the experience of conservators embarking on professional careers in museum conservation.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • The main focus for the Craigen W. Bowen Paper Conservation Fellow will be examination and treatment of works of art from the Harvard Art Museums collections as driven by exhibition, loans, and research needs. A collaborative technical research project focusing on a work(s) of art from the Harvard Art Museums collections will comprise approximately 15% of the fellowship.
  • Under the supervision of the Philip and Lynn Straus Conservator of Works of Art on Paper, the fellow carries out a broad range of activities, including treating works of art in the collections; preparing accompanying written and photographic documentation, estimates, correspondence, and condition reports for exhibitions, loans, and acquisitions; and presenting research and other projects.
  • As a member of the Harvard Art Museums community, the fellow is expected to participate as required in activities such as facilitating Art Study Center appointments, assisting with programs in the Materials Labs, leading tours, and program activities planned for their fellows cohort.

Fellow will be an active member of the Fellows’ cohort and contribute to a group project; this final project will likely take the form of an exhibition, gallery installation, symposium, or other.

Basic Qualifications

Master’s degree in conservation or related field or Bachelor’s degree plus post-graduate qualification in conservation.

Additional Qualifications

  •  Demonstrated record of treatment and research.
  •  Excellent communications skills (listening, verbal and written).
  •  Ability to work independently as well as part of a team. Ability and desire to build trusting relationships with colleagues.
  •  Flexible team player who thrives in environments requiring ability to effectively prioritize and juggle multiple concurrent projects.
  •  Ability to relate to co-workers and inspire others to participate and problem-solve.
  •  Familiarity with state-of-the-art imaging tools used for conservation documentation, including digital photography and x-radiography, and infrared reflectography (IRR).
  •  Proficiency with computer software, including image editing and management software and Adobe Photoshop.

Additional Information

Application Instructions

A complete application includes a curriculum vitae; a statement, not to exceed one page, single-spaced, summarizing the applicant’s interests and intent in the fellowship and their chosen specialization; transcripts of both undergraduate and graduate courses of academic study, with an explanation of the evaluation system if it is not equivalent to that of the United States; and three letters of recommendation. All application materials must be in English.

Please apply online: http://hr.harvard.edu/search-jobs.
Search by School/Unit: Harvard Art Museums.

1. Please upload curriculum vitae, statement of interest, and transcripts.

2. Please ask references to send letters of recommendation to: am_straus@harvard.edu.
Letters of reference will be verified.

3. Deadline for receipt of application materials and supporting documents is January 18, 2019. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Department
Straus Center for Conservation and Technical Studies

For more information and to apply: https://sjobs.brassring.com/TGnewUI/Search/home/HomeWithPreLoad?partnerid=25240&siteid=5341&PageType=JobDetails&jobid=1418508#jobDetails=1418508_5341

Visitor Services Guide – Dartmouth College, Hood Museum of Art

The Hood Museum of art seeks a full-time Visitor Services Guide.

Position Purpose: 

To ensure that all museum and center for object study visitors have a positive experience, while maintaining a safe and secure environment and protecting the museum’s collection and loans. 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.

Required Qualifications:

• High school diploma or equivalent.
• Must have a genuine interest in communicating with members of the public and providing assistance to visitors.
• 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.
• Flexibility to work on a rotating on-call basis during evening hours and in case of systems failure.
• 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.

Preferred Qualifications:

• Bachelor’s degree.
• Knowledge or interest in art.
• Technical aptitude to assist visitors with interactive technology throughout the museum.

Department contact for cover letter:

Jessica Havrda

Key Accountabilities:

• 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 across campus, programming, and the Friends of the Hood Museum of Art. – 30%
• 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. Investigates and reports all abnormal situations to a supervisor. – 25%
• Opens, closes, and controls access to museum facilities. This includes access to offices, auditorium, and storage areas; monitoring intrusion alarm, access control panel, and CCTV systems; and completing opening and closing check of museum facilities and the collection. Assures the security of the collection by enforcing museum policies in public areas. Reports inconsistencies or damage immediately. Prepares daily report on condition of art, the museum climate, and physical plant. – 25%
• 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. Administers exit surveys to visitors and collects demographics as instructed. – 5%
• Adheres to visitor service guide dress code and maintains a professional appearance. – 5%
Performs other responsibilities as required. – 5%

Demonstrates a commitment to diversity, inclusion, and cultural awareness through actions, interactions, and communications with others.
Performs other duties as assigned.

For more information and to apply: https://searchjobs.dartmouth.edu/postings/48431

Gallery and Museum Services Coordinator – Fine Arts Instructional Center, Eastern Connecticut State University

The 118,000-square foot state- of -the -art Fine Arts Instructional Center at Eastern Connecticut State University houses Eastern’s Art and Art History, Theatre and Music programs, as well as the University’s Art Gallery. The center provides lecture, rehearsal, studio and performance spaces that allow faculty and students to fully explore their creativity and share it with campus audiences as well as local and regional patrons.

Position Description: Eastern seeks a Gallery and Museum Services Coordinator. The Coordinator will be responsible for directing all aspects of the gallery’s operations, including curating and planning exhibitions, budget management, fundraising, grant writing, supervising staff, managing and strengthening the gallery’s engagement with on and off-campus constituencies, and exhibition programming. Additional responsibilities include managing and developing the permanent collection and collaborating with faculty in the Department of Art and Art History as well as other departments across campus to ensure rich, diverse, and interdisciplinary gallery programming. To strengthen the gallery’s teaching role in various ways, the Coordinator should be able to provide educational lectures about current shows to campus constituents as well as community groups, and might have the opportunity to teach courses in the Department of Art and Art History. The Coordinator represents the gallery to the public, including donors, gallery visitors, media, museum and the arts communities in the region.

Qualifications: The successful candidate will possess five years of experience in gallery administration in the capacity of museum or University gallery director, assistant director, or curator. A Master’s Degree or higher in museum studies or art history is preferred. An MFA will be considered if the candidate has additional relevant experience. Candidates should demonstrate success in grant writing and program development, strong written and verbal communication skills, a demonstrated commitment to diversity, excellent interpersonal and collaborative skills, including supervision of staff. These qualifications may be waived for individuals with equivalent experience and credentials.

Application procedures: Applicants should submit a letter of interest which includes information about prior exhibitions, educational programming, and/or grants, current vitae, and contact information of three references to Ms. Heidi Roberto at Robertoh@easternct.edu

Director – Syracuse University Art Galleries

Syracuse University seeks a dynamic and experienced art professional for the position of Director and Senior Curator of the Syracuse University Art Galleries. SUArt Galleries is the University’s fine arts museum, offering the university community and the general public a dynamic schedule of engaging and thought-provoking exhibitions, all of them enriched by public programs. With its emphasis on American art and interpretation, and a focus on exploring art in its historical, cultural, and social contexts, the SUArt Galleries serves as a museum-laboratory for our students and university community, with free admission for all. The SUArt Galleries, in addition to the main campus gallery, extends the arts in public buildings and grounds on the Syracuse University campus, and in the Palitz Gallery at the University’s Lubin House facility in New York City. An instrumental leader on campus, the Director reports to the Executive Director of the Coalition of Museum and Art Center, and works closely with the Acquisition and Exhibitions Committee.

SUArt is part of the Coalition of Museum and Art Centers (CMAC) that includes several other visual art centers across campus including Light Work, Special Collections Research Center at Bird Library, The Community Folk Art Center, Point of Contact Gallery, the Photography and Literacy Project, and the Urban Video Project. Syracuse University has a long history of support for the visual arts and was the first University in the United States to award a BFA degree in the visual arts. Many important visual artists have graduated from SU including Sol LeWitt, Bill Viola, Marilyn Minter, and LaToya Ruby Frazier, as well as many important museum professionals including Paul Schimmel, Ned Rifkin, Mary Schmidt Campbell, and David Ross among many others.

SUArt Galleries is the steward of the University Art Collection, which is comprised of a diverse and encyclopedic group of over 45,000 fine art and ethnographic objects by international makers. A major strength of the collection is works on paper, specifically prints ranging from the 15th through 20th-century, featuring complete graphic outputs of the printmakers Karl Schrag and Seong Moy. Additional important collections include 20th-century American paintings and prints, including works by Reginald Marsh and Winslow Homer, 20th-century American photography, caring for over 800 Berenice Abbott photographs, 19th-century European painting with works by William-Adolphe Bouguereau, over 400 pieces of tribal and court art from western Africa , Pre-Columbian ceramics and fabrics, and folk art from the subcontinent India.

SUArt Galleries engages the community with the presentation of 15-20 exhibitions per academic year at the main campus galleries. These exhibitions vary from projects curated from the university’s encyclopedic permanent collection by curatorial staff, faculty, or students, to temporary exhibitions from outside collections examining a broad spectrum of visual arts themes, subjects and time periods. Recent exhibitions include Michelangelo: The Man and the Myth (2008), William Kentridge: Nose and other Subjects (2014), Margaret Bourke-White: Moments in History (2014), Kiki Smith and Paper: The Body, The Muse, and the Sprit (2018), Rodin: The Human Experience (2018), and Dox Thrash, Black Life, and the Carborundum Mezzotint, as well as the annual spring Master of Fine Arts Thesis exhibition.

In addition to the main campus programs, SUArt Galleries manages the Louise and Bernard Palitz Gallery at Syracuse University Lubin House in New York City. The Palitz Gallery presents 5-6 exhibitions annually that highlight a wide array of themes and includes exhibitions curated by CMAC venues; work by accomplished and emerging artists, faculty, alumni; and the presentation of the annual Wynn Newhouse Awards exhibition featuring a diverse array of contemporary artists who happen to have disabilities. SUArt Galleries also manages an active outgoing loan program and a Traveling Exhibition program that allows the collections and scholarship of the department to reach national and international audiences.

Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree with minimum of 5 years museum experience (or equivalent combination of education and experience), including curatorial practice and exhibition planning, education programming, operations, fundraising, public relations and/or marketing, and budget management.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Job Specific Qualifications

  • Particular expertise in 19th and 20th century prints and works on paper, and with knowledge of contemporary artist, trends, and practices, highly desired.
  • Extensive knowledge and experience with professional practices of collection care and management.
  • American Alliance of Museum accreditation, knowledge desired
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the printmaking genre and history.
  • Organize exhibitions exploring other genres including contemporary art, photojournalism, and others that may have interest to the University community.
  • Possess a record of accomplished successful fundraising, experience and knowledge of the visual arts, collections care, and professional practice as outline by the American Alliance of Museums
  • Experience in the process and maintenance of accreditation from the American Alliance of Museum.
  • Apply highly developed creative and problem-solving skills and use high-level persuasion and negotiation skills to meet these goals to build on existing relationships with faculty and local/ regional, national, and international communities to advance the aims of the Academic Strategic Plan at Syracuse University.

Responsibilities

  • Oversee the SUArt Galleries and all of its operations in order to provide strategic and collaborative leadership and vision.
  • Maintain and improve the physical plant, gallery spaces, work spaces, and offices of the SUArt Galleries, public art on campus, and the Palitz Gallery.
  • Maintain appropriate and professional facilities for the SUArt Galleries that would include the possibility of establishing a standalone art museum on the main campus.
  • Develop and maintain the University Art Collection, producing high-quality exhibitions, publications, scholarship and other programs in the SUArt Galleries and the Palitz Gallery.
  • Serve as the principal ambassador for the Galleries and Art Collection and advocate for knowledge that can be gained from the direct study of and engagement with works of art and material culture.
  • Provide collaborative leadership and vision for the artistic direction, exhibition strategy, educational approach, and acquisition plans for SUArt
  • Engage in art scholarship to organize, edit and write essays, catalogues and other publications.
  • Ensure that the mission is clearly understood and that its strategic objectives are fully articulated and effectively pursued.
  • Work with all appropriate departments at the University to maintain the exhibition and collection storage facilities
  • Maintain and promote the active Campus Loan Program and the collection of public art on campus.
  • Responsible for all aspects of the Galleries operation and management, including fiscal and personnel management, as well as raising funds to support the galleries.
  • Manage and provide leadership, vision, and guidance to six (6) full time staff members, including Associate Director, Curator of Collections, Registrar, Preparator, Designer, and Administrative Specialist, in addition to overseeing several part-time staff, interns, and graduate students
  • Work with staff to implement appropriate policies governing the conservation, documentation, security, and storage of, as well as physical and digital access to the collection.
  • Responsible for expanding and caring for the University Art Collection through the application of professional practices and by pursuing donations and effectively managing fiscal resources and established endowments.
  • Accountable for budget planning and controlling expenditures for the SUArt Galleries, Palitz Gallery, and the University Art Collection.
  • Identify, engage, and promote donor activity for the Art Collection and Galleries and prepare annual documentation of the Collections assets for financial, accounting and donor relations departments on campus.
  • Proactively engages students through teaching and exhibition and related programming in collaboration with academic and administrative departments on campus
  • Engage in art scholarship and organize, edit and write essays, catalogues and other publications.

For more information and to apply: https://www.sujobopps.com/postings/77812

Curatorial Fellow for the Indigenous Arts of the Americas – Stanford University, Cantor Arts Center

This position is a 24-month fixed term position.

About Us:
The Cantor boasts a proud and venerable history. Conceived with the founding of Stanford University in 1891, the museum opened in 1894, and now serves as the center for the visual arts on campus. The Cantor is an encyclopedic museum, with collections of historic and contemporary art from Africa, the Americas, Asia, Europe, Oceania, and from the Stanford family, totaling over 33,000 objects.

In 2014, the Anderson Collection at Stanford University, opened next to the Cantor. The Anderson Collection is a world-class collection of 121 modern and contemporary American paintings and sculpture, all gifted to Stanford by the Anderson family.

Under new leadership, the Cantor has aspirations to be one of the finest university-museums in the country. The Cantor’s growth opportunities are boundless and is expected to present national and international exhibitions over the next few years, bringing together the spirit of innovation and world-class research that is expected of Stanford.

Job Purpose:
The Cantor Arts Center seeks a curatorial fellow to work with the museum’s collection of indigenous arts of the Americas, which encompasses over 1,500 objects from North, Central, and South America dating from the ancient period through the 21st century. Strengths include the indigenous arts of North America, Mexico, and Peru. As an integral part of the curatorial department, the fellow will gain meaningful experience in many aspects of curatorial work, including exhibition planning and implementation, program development, and collections research and cataloging. The fellow will benefit from the mentorship of Cantor staff as well as members of the Stanford Native and Indigenous communities, and will report to the Director.

Core Duties:
The fellow will be part of a collaborative team working to reinstall the museum’s Indigenous Americas galleries. Responsibilities will include:

  • Conducting research on the collection to determine the focus of the reinstallation, developing programming related to the reinstallation, and writing gallery and online texts.
  • Assist in all aspects of the development of exhibitions; develop related programming, including lectures, symposia and other educational programs.
  • Assist in production of catalogs and books; write brochures and guides.
  • May participate in teaching courses at the Museum, mentor student interns.
  • Others duties may also be assigned.

The fellow should have demonstrated experience and a strong interest in working with the arts of the Indigenous Americas in a museum setting, and should be qualified to research, care for, and interpret the arts of the Indigenous Americas for diverse audiences. The fellow should be committed to fostering museum-based dialogue around historical and contemporary issues of interpretation, representation, and other relevant concerns. The Cantor Arts Center has a history of collaboration with the robust Native and Indigenous community at Stanford, and the fellow will be expected to further develop these relationships.

 
Required skills:

  • Knowledge of and research skills across a wide range of the arts of the Indigenous Americas, as well as a specialization within the field.
  • Record of organizing and implementing innovative museum installations and/or special exhibitions of the arts of the Indigenous Americas.
  • Experience working closely and building relationships with Native and Indigenous communities in a professional setting.
  • Sensitivity to historical and contemporary issues around the representation of the arts of the Indigenous Americas and of Native and Indigenous communities in museums and other cultural institutions.
  • Commitment to inclusivity, especially to developing and cultivating Native and Indigenous perspectives in the museum.
  • Ability to conduct thorough, original research.
  • Ability to write for and speak effectively with a wide range of audiences, from the general public to scholars.
  • Ability and willingness to work collaboratively with colleagues within the museum and across the Stanford University campus, including the Native American Studies program, the Native American Cultural Center, and the Stanford American Indian Organization. Ability and willingness to collaborate with other local university and public museums and Native and Indigenous communities.
  • Proficiency working with computer programs including Microsoft Office and art management software.


Required Education:

  • Master’s degree in Art History or a related discipline (such as, though not limited to, Archaeology, Anthropology, Native American Studies, American Studies, or Museum Studies), with a specialization in the Indigenous Arts of the Americas.
  • Ph.D. preferred.


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 weight 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.


Required Application Documents:

  • CV
  • Cover letter
  • Sample of scholarly writing
  • 3 references, including at least one academic reference and one professional reference

For more information and to apply:  https://careersearch.stanford.edu/jobs/curatorial-fellow-for-the-indigenous-arts-of-the-americas-4601?src=JB-10064

Collections Specialist, Corcoran Study Collection – George Washington University Museum and The Textile Museum

Job Description Summary:

The George Washington University Museum and The Textile Museum is home to collections of more than 20,000 textiles from around the world. The Collections Specialist, Corcoran Study Collection is a two-year limited term position working to process the incoming Corcoran study collection into the university collections.

Reporting to the Museum Registrar of the GW Museum and The Textile Museum, the Collections Specialist works closely with the Corcoran School and Brady Art Gallery staff and is responsible for the following duties:

  • Organizing and supervising the physical movement of collections from various storage facilities owned by the National Gallery of Art to the Flagg Building on GW’s Foggy Bottom Campus and the Avenir Center on GW’s Virginia Science and Technology Campus
  • Performing necessary pest inspections and vacuuming of materials stored at the Avenir Center
  • Coordinating the receipt of object paperwork and organizing object files
  • Rehousing photographs, works on paper, and sculpture; some matting and framing
  • Entering data on collection objects into the museum collections management software (MuseumPlus)
  • Digitizing objects to create high resolution images, when needed.
  • Developing procedures and protocols for accessing collections by independent researchers, students, and GW classes
  • Creating and implementing a regular inventory of the collection
  • Assisting with the development and implementation of an installation plan for oversized sculptures in the collection

The position will work from a variety of locations, including Foggy Bottom and Ashburn, Virginia. The incumbent may perform other related duties as assigned. The omission of specific duties does not preclude the supervisor from assigning duties that are logically related to the position.

Minimum Qualifications:

Qualified candidates will hold a Bachelor’s degree in an appropriate area of specialization. Degree must be conferred by the start date of the position. Degree requirements may be substituted with an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Recent graduate of a museum studies, art history, or studio art master’s program is preferred.
  • Knowledge of standard museum registration, preventive conservation, object storage, and inventory practices.
  • Demonstrate strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Proficiency in computer applications, including collections management database software, Microsoft applications.
  • Experience with rehousing and knowledge of matting and framing is desirable.
  • Experience with object handling.
  • Familiarity with digitization and imaging technology and software.
  • Demonstrate strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to work well independently and as part of a small team.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

  • This is a two year limited term position, effective 12/10/2018 – 12/12/2020.
  • Employer will not sponsor for employment Visa status.
  • In order to gain a better understating of your experience, the professional experience section of your resume must include months in addition to years. For example, instead of “2014 – 2015,” it should include “April 2014 – January 2015” or similar information.

For more information and to apply:  https://www.gwu.jobs/postings/63666