Education and Collection Coordinator – California State University, San Bernardino, Robert and Frances Fullerton Museum of Art

California State University, San Bernardino, seeks a full-time Education and Collection Coordinator for the Robert and Frances Fullerton Museum of Art.

For more information and to apply: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/csusb/jobs/2244395/education-and-collection-coordinator-instructional-support-assistant-ii-cal-raf?utm_source=Indeed&utm_medium=organic&utm_campaign=Indeed.

Gallery Director – St. John’s University, Dr. M. T. Geoffrey Yeh Art Gallery

St. John’s University is seeking a Gallery Director for the Dr.  M. T. Geoffrey Yeh Art Gallery in Queens, NY.

Responsibilities: 

  • Planning, directing, and promoting exhibitions and activities at the Dr. M.T. Geoffrey Yeh Art Gallery
  • Overseeing installations in the Gallery and several other smaller exhibition spaces on campus and off campus
  • Provide educational service and assistance to the Department of Art and Design
  • Engage with the campus and local community through exhibitions, events, and partnerships.
  • Maintaining Gallery website
  • Social media outreach efforts
  • Fiscal management of daily operations and budget planning
  • Grant writing
  • Overseeing all aspects of printed and digital promotional materials
  • Training and supervision of work-study students and graduate

Continue reading “Gallery Director – St. John’s University, Dr. M. T. Geoffrey Yeh Art Gallery”

Open Position: Collections Curator, Northern Michigan University

Northern Michigan University is seeking applications for a Collections Curator. The position will manage all aspects of the museum’s permanent art collection including conservation, documentation, storage, research and acquisition of works of art. Contribute to preparing educational materials for collection items on display. Support the staff running the educational program for all age groups including research and planning for museum tours. Continue reading “Open Position: Collections Curator, Northern Michigan University”

Manager of Community Engagement – Marquette University Haggerty Museum of Art

Posting Number: 201101964

Position Title: Manager of Community Engagement

Employment Status: Full time

Department: Haggerty Museum of Art

Overview: 

The Manager of Community Engagement provides innovative and dynamic leadership to the Haggerty Museum of Art’s community engagement efforts, promoting inclusivity and positioning the museum as an active member of Milwaukee’s dynamically diverse community S/he expands the museum’s capacity to build community collaborations, to create bi-directional community partnerships, and to respond to community needs. The Manager of Community Engagement develops and implements strategic and results-driven collaborative public programming that integrates a broad range of diverse community stakeholders with the Haggerty Museum of Art’s collections, exhibitions and programs.

Duties & Responsibilities:

1. Working in alignment with the museum’s strategic plan, and in collaboration with Marquette University’s Office of Community Engagement, identify, initiate, and deepen partnerships between the Haggerty Museum of Art and key community stakeholders.
2. Develop and implement public programs engaging family, community, and non-academic adult audiences such as workshops, performances, and drop-in programs aligned with museum exhibitions and collections. Work with the Manager of Museum Administration and the Marketing and Development Assistant to ensure that programs are effectively promoted to target audiences.
3. Working in alignment with the museum’s strategic plan, develop and implement programs and resources (print, online, and other) for K-12 teachers and students. Establish, maintain and strengthen strategic partnerships with K-12 schools identified as museum partners.
4. Recruit, train, and oversee volunteer and paid gallery instructors, interns, and other volunteers supporting the museum’s community engagement initiatives.
5. Working in collaboration with the Manager of Museum Administration, University Advancement, and the Office of Research and Sponsored projects, research, develop, write, and manage grants supporting the museum’s community engagement initiatives.
6. Develop and chair the Haggerty Museum of Art’s Community Advisory Committee. Recruit members, oversee their participation in the committee, and facilitate the integration of committee initiatives with museum programs, exhibitions and activities.
7. Working in collaboration with the Curator of Collections and Exhibitions, develop and implement in-gallery interpretive tools to strengthen the engagement of novice museum visitors with the museum’s collections and exhibitions.
8. Working in collaboration with the Manager of Museum Administration, develop and implement outcome-based evaluation for all of the museum’s community engagement initiatives.
9. Actively participate in regional and national professional organizations that represent and establish best practices for community engagement in museums.
10. Participate in Friends of the Haggerty events and the museum’s public programs, occasionally on evenings and /or weekends.
11. Perform other duties and responsibilities as required, assigned, or requested.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: 

• Bachelor’s degree in Art History, Art Education, Museum Studies, or related field.
• Five years directly related experience, preferably in a museum.
• Knowledge of the pedagogy—and skill in—object-based teaching in museums.

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: 

• Master’s degree preferred
• Commitment to diversity and inclusion as key strategies toward broad-based institutional excellence, representing a range of perspectives, thought, and actions.
• Strong emotional intelligence and proven ability to forge mutually respectful, trusting, and effective relationships with a diverse group of staff, donors, community leaders, and decision makers.
• Excellent cross-cultural competence.
• Familiarity with best practices in community engagement for museums.
• The ideal candidate will be an effective negotiator and strong consensus builder inside and outside the museum, with a proven track record of team-work and community collaboration.
• Outstanding written and verbal communication skills.
• Strong leadership, decision making, interpersonal, planning, and organizational skills; solid presentation, negotiation, problem solving, conflict resolution, and meeting management skills.
• Demonstrated ability to plan and operate strategically, and to work effectively with internal and external stakeholders.
• Strong work ethic and superior record of ethical service.

 

Posting date: 10/02/2018

For more information and to apply: https://employment.marquette.edu/postings/10523

Exhibit Assistant II – Harvard University Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts

Posted: 10/01/2018

Exhibit Assistant II, Faculty of Arts and Sciences

Job Code: 403084 Exhibit Assistant II

Duties and Responsibilities: 

The Exhibitions Productions Assistant position supports all aspects of exhibition production including: installation, preparation, fabrication, equipment/supply inventories, and gallery maintenance. Responsible for assisting in the coordination of artist commissions, and public programs throughout the calendar year at the Carpenter Center.

Responsibilities Include: 

  • Safe handling of works of art for CCVA exhibitions, including receiving and releasing fine arts shipments, movement, packing, unpacking, placement, and installation/deinstallation of exhibition works.
  • Fabricate and install exhibition furniture, pedestals, cases, object mounts and patch/paint; build walls as needed; install vinyl graphics and produce labels. Prepare art work for exhibitions.
  • In collaboration with Exhibitions Manager/Registrar, works closely with on-call installers, contractors, registrars, curatorial staff, artists, and other stakeholders to produce high-quality exhibitions under strict deadlines.
  • Assist in the scheduling of technical, material and staffing needs for installation and deinstallation of exhibitions, including evaluation and coordination of on-call perpetrator staff.
  • Collaborate to generate creative solutions for installation challenges.
  • Work closely with Exhibitions Manager/Registrar in planning installation schedules and production of artist commissions.
  • Assume primary responsibility for the daily operation and maintenance of exhibitions.
  • Create and modify gallery plans, drawings and SketchUp models.
  • Preparing/mounting A/V equipment, media players, basic electrical considerations. Knowledge of projection installation and ability to troubleshoot computer related media output devices.
  • Maintain inventory of supplies, lighting, and other materials, providing specs, and placing orders as needed and authorized; including researching upgrades and maintain and develop supply tracking database.
  • Work closely with Exhibitions Manager/Registrar to create expensive projections in relation to project needs and budgets.
  • Maintain galleries and exhibition spaces, installing lighting, dusting exposed art and pedestals.
  • Assists with set up of public programming and related events; audio/video set up, reception and general visitor service support.
  • Perform basic administrative tasks related to exhibitions, including travel and accommodation coordination for artists, materials research and production scheduling.
  • Perform related duties as assigned.

Basic Qualifications: 

At least 3-years of experience as preparator or in a similar position in a museum, gallery or arts organization. Demonstrated knowledge of museum installation techniques. Thorough knowledge of construction techniques, materials and carpentry/woodshop skills.

Additional Qualifications: 

Bachelor degree in Studio Arts, Art History, Design, Architecture, or similar field preferred.

Responds creatively to situations, problem-solving; experience with gallery preparation; woodworking skills; mechanical ability and shop experience essential; carry out instructions precisely; work well under pressure and meet deadlines; excellent teamwork skills. High level interpersonal and communication skills (written and verbal); desire to work with public. Demonstrated ability to prioritize tasks and to meet competing deadlines in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment. Proven ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with a variety of individuals and groups. Patience and strict attention to detail, consistent, methodical work approach; good time-management skills and ability to work independently. Ability to work with minimal day-to-day supervision in a collaborative environment. Proficiency in Microsoft Office, particularly Word, Excel, and Outlook. Competency with Photoshop and InDesign and ability to learn new computer applications. Familiarity with Dropbox, Basecamp, and SketchUp.

Must be able to lift up to 50lbs. Must be able to stand, walk, carry, stoop, kneel, twist, squat, bend and reach overhead. Comfortable with heights, climbing ladders and using scissor lift.

Schedule: 35 hours a week, occasional weekend and evenings as needed.

For additional information and to apply: https://sjobs.brassring.com/TGnewUI/Search/home/HomeWithPreLoad?partnerid=25240&siteid=5341&PageType=JobDetails&jobid=1409805

Art Gallery Designer – SUArt Galleries

Job #: 034863

Department Code: 20009 7605

Department: SUArt Galleries

Job Title: Art Gallery Designer

Location: Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY

Pay Range: Commensurate with experience

Salary Grade: S4

FLSA Status: Non-exempt

Job Type: Full time

Job Description:

Fully develop high-quality, accurate design elements and exhibition layouts for the SUArt Galleries (main campus and at the Palitz Gallery, NYC) projects including print and outdoor advertising, museum publications, signage, website graphics, exhibition graphics, and gallery labels.

Work effectively with a variety of internal clients and external vendors to meet Galleries goals and budgets. Design materials (signage, didactic panels, object labels, etc.) to enhance Galleries exhibitions.

Work with web tools, such as WordPress to maintain website and enhance website design. Work with social media platforms including Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

Continue semi-annual design and production of newsletter and other publications utilizing common design tools such as Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign and Photoshop.) Think creatively to create multiple design options for each project.

Qualifications: 

• BA Graphic Design or similar college degree preferred with museum or gallery related experience.

• One plus years of experience depending on combination of education and experience.

Job Specific Qualifications: 

• Working knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite or similar computer applications.

• Knowledge of WordPress, Sketchup, and/or other web-based computer coding.

• Knowledge of Filemaker, Pro preferred.

Responsibilities:

• Designing layouts for publications including gallery guides, brochures, catalogs, newsletters and other printed materials. Coordination and production of the print material both in house and externally with larger outsourced publications.

• Maintain websites and online databases.

• Meeting with staff for preliminary design and organization of projects associated with Gallery activities.

• Supplemental graphic elements for exhibitions and other programming associated with Gallery activities.

 

Job posting date: 10/02/2018

For more information and to apply: https://www.sujobopps.com/postings/76080?utm_source=Indeed&utm_medium=organic&utm_campaign=Indeed

Campus Art Associate – PennState HUB-Robeson Galleries

Campus/Location: University Park

Campus Date Announced: 10/01/2018

Date Closing: open until filled

Job Number: 83338

Level/Salary Band: 02 – I – Exempt

Work Unit: Student Affairs

Department: HUB-Robeson Galleries

Full/Part Time: Full–Time

 

Description

The Associate will work closely with faculty and staff from throughout the Commonwealth providing logistical and administrative support for Campus Arts and its programs. This role leads and oversees the project-level management of artists, partners, and student employees for the development of several public art commissions annually.

Responsible for initiating contracts, managing artist/partner relationships, corresponding with Risk Management, and additional assignments as needed. This position oversees the grant, budget, and insurance reporting, as well as communications and marketing for Campus Arts projects.

Typically requires a Bachelor’s degree or higher in Arts discipline (Master’s degree preferred) or higher plus four years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Preference will be given for individuals with experience studying, reporting, or assessing artwork in the public realm. Applicants should have prior experience with arts administration, a degree in a related field, and possess a record of innovative program administration, education, or curatorial projects relevant to the Campus Arts mission. Graduates in arts administration are especially encouraged to apply.

The successful candidate will have meticulous attention to detail, superlative research and communication skills, an interest in working with diverse audiences, and a strong understanding of site-specific temporary works of public art.

To apply, submit a letter of interest that details relevant qualifications, as well as a current CV and the names and contact information for three references. Materials must be submitted electronically and should highlight your experience communicating contemporary art to general audiences, leading student co-curricular learning, and developing cutting-edge didactic materials.

Campus Arts Initiative, a pilot project of the University’s Strategic Planning Seed Grant program, will commission eight site-specific visual artworks for high-impact locations across the Commonwealth campuses between 2018-2020. Works of art have the capacity to resonate deeply, shape impressions, stimulate curiosity, and contribute to research and scholarship. Campus Arts Initiative offers a scalable, cross-disciplinary model for collaborative engagement. Each artwork will be made in partnership between artists and host entities. Campus Arts Initiative projects will be viewed by thousands of people every day, engaging the communities where we live and work, creating distinctive and transformative experiences.

Review of applications will begin October 30, 2018 and continue until the position is filled. This is a one year, non-renewable appointment.

To apply: https://psu.jobs/job/83338

 

 

Director of the Boyden Gallery and the Fine Art Collection – St. Mary’s College of Maryland

St. Mary’s College of Maryland invites applications for the position of the Director of the Boyden Gallery and the Fine Art Collection, beginning Fall 2018. The Director provides leadership and oversight responsibility for all aspects of Gallery and Collection operations, including but not limited to: exhibitions and programming, integrated into the college’s academic curriculum; campus and community outreach; supervision of professional staff and student interns; and management of assets, facilities and resources.  The position holds contingent faculty status as a Lecturer in Museum Studies, with an accompanying expectation to contribute one course per year to the program. This is a full-time position with a 3-year, renewable 12-month administrative contract and reports to the Associate Dean of Faculty. Continue reading “Director of the Boyden Gallery and the Fine Art Collection – St. Mary’s College of Maryland”

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR-VISUAL & PERFORMING ARTS – University of Alabama at Birmingham

To implement the vision of the visual and performing arts as a vital part of the cultural fabric of Birmingham and the University of Alabama at Birmingham campus. To advance programming, branding and raising the visibility and influence of the visual and performing arts at UAB locally and internationally. To provide administrative leadership to the Senior Director of Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts (AEIVA) and the Senior Director of Alys Stephens Center (ASC) and will be responsible for direct oversight and management of operations for both entities. To manage audience development, fundraising planning and executions, marketing and advertising, external community relations and the overall operational, financial and administrative management of ASC and AEIVA. To work with the Senior Directors of AEIVA and ASC to maintain relationships and partnership agreements with musical, performing, visual arts, educational and community organizations within UAB and the surrounding community to advance outreach activities and collaborative partnerships. To lead the Senior Directors of Development and Business Services in providing shared support services. To guide the growth, public image and increased brand awareness of ASC and AEIVA. To serve as the spokesperson for AEIVA and ASC, to guide the mission, vision and values of ASC and AEIVA and engage our community, membership, donors and volunteers to promote the visual and performing arts

Bachelor’s degree in management of the arts or related field and ten (10) years of related experience required. Master’s degree preferred. Work experience may NOT substitute for education requirement.

Primary Location

 University

Job Category

 Professional & Managerial

Organization

 060000000 UAB Arts

Employee Status

 Regular

Shift Day/1st Shift
To apply: https://uab.taleo.net/careersection/ext/jobdetail.ftl?job=T56131&src=JB-10060

Curator of Academic Engagement – Colorado College

Application Deadline: 10/1/18

Position Title: Curator of Academic Engagement

Position Type: Exempt, Full-Time

Summary Description: Serving as primary point of contact for CC faculty and students at the Museum, the Curator is responsible for maintaining and growing an active, ongoing program of faculty engagement, including facilitating, developing and delivering a wide range of meaningful opportunities for teaching and learning at the Museum; serves as a general resource for pedagogical expertise, presenting new approaches to and understandings of visual objects in compelling and impactful ways to a diverse college community.

Responsibilities: 

• Work intensively with faculty to integrate the Museum resources (collections, exhibitions, events, Faculty Fellows, visiting artists, and visiting scholars) into curricula in all divisions; expand faculty and student engagement through sustained relationships with the Museum for academic and research purposes; synchronize and facilitate interdisciplinary vantage points to create intellectually rich and accessible learning opportunities; collaborate and partner with Museum staff to ensure efficient and well supported teaching opportunities for faculty.
• Support CC faculty in their existing courses and classroom projects as requested by offering workshops, in-class lectures, demonstrations, and other content including written and digital materials and in-gallery activities.
• Develop, evaluate, and refine gallery-based academic support and pedagogical programming that meets the specific learning objectives of academic programs; organize and participate in faculty development opportunities focused on museum teaching and learning.
• Oversee the UnBlocked Gallery program of course-related exhibitions and faculty projects; work closely with collections and gallery preparatory staff to supervise the logistics associated with these projects; perform assessment.
• As a member of the Museum Education team, enhance education initiatives by: collaborating on interpretive programs for Museum exhibitions; developing staff expertise and contributions to Academic Engagement; interfacing with other CC departments and programs on projects.
• Collaborate with curatorial staff for all exhibitions to develop interpretative materials that meet academic needs and create educational programs that support inquiry-based, experiential and cross-disciplinary learning opportunities for diverse audiences; engage with Artist in Residence to support academic connections.
• Supervise, coordinate, and develop the Student Guide program in the museum.
• Stay current on research and approaches to teaching, learning and experiential engagement in a museum setting; maintain engagement with scholarship on and professional practices in academic curation and objects-based learning.
• Oversee budgets and maintain accurate records, evaluations, and metrics for the Academic Engagement program; participate in grants and funding projects as appropriate.
• Support faculty curation projects and participate in teaching courses in museum studies track as requested.

Additional Responsibilities: 

o Support and actively contribute to the goal of achieving greater diversity, inclusion and equity at Colorado College and work effectively with all members of the campus community. Position the Museum as an active member of a dynamically diverse and inclusive community.
o Promote a culture of safety and environmental protection by working in a safe manner; immediately reporting unsafe situations and accidents; following college procedures; and participating in appropriate safety training.
o Demonstrate environmental sustainability by using college resources wisely and supporting the college’s sustainability initiatives and innovation.
o Perform other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications: 

Master’s degree in museum education, museum studies, or another related field plus three years of museum and higher education experience; knowledge of curatorial practice; strong customer service, critical thinking and visual literacy skills, excellent oral and written skills with public presentation skills; project management skills, including ability to plan and organize multiple projects, prioritize duties, meet deadlines, manage budgets. Strong orientation toward collaborative and interdisciplinary work; ability to work both independently and collectively in a fast-paced team-oriented environment; excellent interpersonal skills and cultural competence; must handle confidential/sensitive information with discretion; proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe Suite. Must be able to perform prolonged standing and walking.

Preferred Qualifications: 

Ph.D.; education/teaching experience in an academic museum and or higher education institution; familiarity with museum education pedagogies such as Visual Thinking Strategies; knowledge of museum collection management software such as TMS; object handling and installation skills.

Please see the original posting for supplemental questions and required documents: https://employment.coloradocollege.edu/postings/3459