Curator – The David Winton Bell Gallery

Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, REQ#153368
The David Winton Bell Gallery at Brown University seeks an experienced and energetic Curator with specialization in contemporary art. The Curator is responsible for organization of exhibitions and care of the collection of more than 7,000 objects. She/he/they assists the Director in planning the Gallery’s exhibition program and is responsible for research and development of 3-4 exhibitions per year. The Curator plans and implements educational programs in conjunction with exhibitions, provides access to the permanent collection for classes and individuals, and works with guest curators and artists. Other important duties include grant writing, fundraising and donor cultivation, creation of publicity and promotional material, and support of related University projects. Continue reading “Curator – The David Winton Bell Gallery”

Curator of Exhibitions – The University at Buffalo

Curator of Exhibitions

Organization:     UB Art Galleries
Date Posted:      2/5/2019
City:                       Buffalo
Location:              New York
Country:              United States
Primary Category:            Curatorial
Salary:                   $55,000.00 yearly
Type of Position:              Full-Time
Education Requirement:               Master’s
Experience Requirement:             < 1 year

 

Description & Details

The Curator of Exhibitions at UB Art Galleries will be a dynamic, visionary curator who will conceptualize, develop and implement the exhibitions for both UB Art Gallery, Center for the Arts and UB Anderson Gallery that reflect its mission: to present and interpret temporary exhibitions that examine cultural and socio-political topics informing current art practice and provide education and research into the University’s permanent collection of modern/contemporary art.  The Curator of Exhibitions will work closely with the UB Art Galleries’ Director and professional staff, university faculty, students and staff, artists, community, and national and international partners to develop innovative and interdisciplinary exhibitions, and related programs that engage the university, students, faculty, the broader Western New York /Southern Ontario region, and beyond.

The University at Buffalo (UB) is a comprehensive, research-intensive public university dedicated to academic excellence and engagement with the regional, national and international communities we serve. UB is privileged to have two art galleries dedicated to the university’s mission for academic excellence and service to the community. Each gallery presents a year-round series of exhibitions, providing students, faculty and the broader community easy access to thought-provoking art, visiting artists and stimulating educational programs. In addition, UB Art Galleries provides professional training for graduate and undergraduate students through internships and curatorial opportunities, and supports faculty and student research.

www.ubartgalleries.org

 

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Conceptualize, research, develop, organize, and implement UB Art Galleries’ exhibition program and schedule that reflects the mission of UB Art Galleries.
  • Work closely with the Director to plan future exhibitions for UB Anderson Gallery and when appropriate co-ordinate shows that will occupy both galleries.
  • Working closely with staff, particularly the Director and Registrar, to submit a timeline and detailed budgets for each exhibition with specific deadlines.
  • Plan, organize and implement catalog publications when appropriate and sufficiently funded, and engage faculty, students, writers and/or consultants to contribute texts.
  • Develop and prepare appropriate interpretive material for exhibitions (text panels, audio, etc.) and encourage contributions from faculty, students, writers, artists, scholars and/or consultants.
  • Develop programs, projects, lectures, performances, and other events related to the exhibition program that expand audiences and increase the visibility of UB Art Galleries.
  • Ensure goals and strategies for exhibitions and related programs are consistent with the mission and overall strategic planning for UB Art Galleries.
  • Develop opportunities to travel exhibitions with the Director, work with registrar on the production and management. Further develop the UB Art Galleries identity (with its two locations) to other contemporary arts institutions locally and within the region.
  • Work closely with the Program and Engagement Coordinator and the university’s communications and marketing offices to communicate, promote and publicize UB Art Galleries’ exhibitions and programs including press releases, announcement card design and mailing, website and social media updates, monthly newsletter and general marketing.
  • Write press release content for all exhibitions with assistance from staff, guest curators, etc. As determined by the budget and exhibition plans, write brochure text and/or facilitate the design of exhibition brochures, as determined with the Director. Most exhibition catalogues will have commissioned essays, but it is expected that the curator will contribute an essay to the publication. The size and quantity of the brochures and catalogues are determined in part by the budget and the success of elevating outside support.
  • Work regularly with the Program and Engagement Coordinator and staff to develop strategic education programs and community partnerships to extend UB Art Galleries, its programs and academic resources beyond the university and into the city’s and region’s educational institutions and community organizations.
  • Partner with the UB Office of Advancement and Sponsored Projects to develop strategies for identifying and applying for funding support outside the university for exhibitions, publications, symposia, a residency program, etc. through grants, sponsorship and gifts.
  • Develop professional and collegial relationships with artists, arts organizations, and galleries at the local, national, and international levels. Develop and maintain a strong network of contacts both nationally and internationally with artists, curators, dealers, collectors, etc.
  • Serve as contact person for and manager of all internships at UB Art Galleries, including recruitment, hiring, and making assignments, supervision through weekly journal reports, staff interviews and filing grades.
  • Develop evaluation processes and tools for exhibitions that will engage staff, faculty, students and visitors in the process to evaluate the exhibition planning and implementation process.
  • Work within the gallery’s collection and exhibition policies and the university’s building maintenance, security and safety policies as they are related to exhibition management.
  • Assist the Director and Registrar with presentations to the acquisitions committee of artworks to consider for the university’s collection.
  • Supervise and mentor the UB Art Department Graduate Assistant who is responsible for assisting in the planning and implementation of exhibitions at the second floor CFA Art Gallery. Supervision includes meeting regularly with the GA and Head Preparator and also meeting with the appropriate classes to aid students’ planning their installations and understanding the processes.
  • Work closely with the Director, Registrar, Preparators, and Finance and General Operations Manager to maintain and update a training program for gallery assistants that includes input from the gallery assistants as well as a process for evaluating them.
  • Serve on appropriate university and community committees to maintain and strengthen the visibility of UB Art Galleries and participate within the academic sector through lectures for classes, studio visits and when appropriate, teaching.
  • Develop strategies to expand and diversify audience attendance and participation, including campus audience, general public, educational communities, etc. Also develop strategies to engage faculty to integrate the exhibitions within their curriculum development and as well as encourage students to integrate our programming into their research projects.
  • Actively seek professional development opportunities that will introduce new professional contacts and provide new skills and ideas for improved performance.
  • Perform all other duties, as needed, in support of the Director of UB Art Galleries.

 

How to Apply / Contact

Follow the link below to learn more about the position and how to apply.

http://www.ubjobs.buffalo.edu/postings/18217

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.

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

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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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Museum Preparator – Williams College Museum of Art

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=301628&PostingSeq=1

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. Continue reading “Director – Syracuse University Art Galleries”