Museum Assistant 2 – Yale University

  1. Develops and modifies operational systems, educational programs and related teaching aids.
  2. Serves as a principal source of information to the public, visiting scholars and students.
  3. Explains and describes the collection and available reference material through workshops, lectures and in response to inquiries.
  4. Prepares and monitors budgets, grants and financial material related to particular collection and exhibits. Maintains the order of and ensures the special care, security and proper user handling of collection or educational programs.
  5. Identifies and implements conservation programs for collections. Reconstructs, repairs, and restores art/specimens using preservation and conservation techniques. Catalogues and makes specialized identifications of new acquisitions.
  6. Selects art/specimens for display. Prepares collection for exhibition. May assist with installing and dissembling exhibits. Conducts research related to the collections and exhibits.
  7. Coordinates and assigns teaching schedules. Composes correspondence related to the collections and exhibits.
  8. Oversees and instructs other support staff.
  9. May collect specimens for use in exhibits.
  10. Performs clerical functions incidental to museum activities.

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Associate Director, Art Museum Development – Princeton University

Associate Director, Art Museum Development


Job ID: 2019-10274

Type: Full-Time

# of Openings: 1

Category: Alumni Relations and Development

Princeton University


The Princeton University Art Museum seeks an inspired and inspiring leader capable of building sustainable, long-term philanthropic relationships and shaping complex philanthropic strategies to serve as its next full-time Associate Director, Art Museum Development (AD-D).

The Museum is preparing for tremendous growth, including a new facility being designed by Sir David Adjaye, which will provide dramatically enhanced spaces for the display of the collections, temporary exhibitions, collections study, education, and public amenities. Fundraising and planning are well underway, with construction anticipated to occur over the next five years; an aggressive plan to secure new capital giving, endowment, and annual support must now be developed and implemented. Continue reading “Associate Director, Art Museum Development – Princeton University”

Collections Assistant – Skidmore College

Department: Tang Teaching Museum/Art Gallery

Classification: Non-Exempt – Staff

Job Summary:

The Collections Assistant works under the direction of the Collections Registrar to support preservation and care of all Tang collection objects, and serves as support staff for the academic use of the collection in teaching. The position may work directly with faculty and students to provide access to the Tang collection and storage areas for teaching and research purposes.

Additionally, the Collections Assistant supports efforts to establish complete records of all objects: digitization, establishing provenance, conducting research and creating electronic records in the museum collection database. Continue reading “Collections Assistant – Skidmore College”

Investigating the Whereabouts of Artist Elizabeth Tracy Montminy’s 1941 Mural

In 1941, artist Elizabeth Tracy Montminy, who had previously completed several commissions for the U.S. Treasury Department’s Section of Painting and Sculpture, began work on her mural Bathers, in the post office of Kennebunkport, Maine. Following a dramatic outcry by men and conservative locals declaring that the women’s natural figures depicted were unattractive and grotesque, the mural was removed and never seen again. Now,  Southwestern University students are determined to find the missing mural. [Southwestern University]

Call for Applications: Transatlantic Seminar for Museum Curators and Educators – Washington D.C., November 4 – 7, 2019

The Transatlantic Seminar for Museum Curators and Educators (November 4 – 7, 2019) is a unique opportunity to further your professional development and to expand your professional network across the Atlantic. Continue reading “Call for Applications: Transatlantic Seminar for Museum Curators and Educators – Washington D.C., November 4 – 7, 2019”

Assistant/Associate Professor of Practice at the Museum – Texas Tech University

Assistant/Associate Professor of Practice, Heritage and Museum Sciences. 

Texas Tech University (Lubbock, TX) invites applications for a full-time, 12-month non-tenure track position in the Heritage and Museum Sciences (HMS) graduate program.

The position reports to and supports the Chair of HMS with the secondary title and role as Assistant/Associate Chair and Graduate Advisor of HMS.  The position is a teaching and administrative position. Start date is negotiable with a preferred target of late fall 2019. Continue reading “Assistant/Associate Professor of Practice at the Museum – Texas Tech University”

CFP: 5 Sessions at CAA (Chicago, 12-15 Feb 20)

College Art Association CAA2020 annual conference, Chicago, Illinois, USA, February 12 – 15, 2020

[1] Selling and buying anonymity
[2] What Can Art Say About Extinction?
[3] The Collector and Cultural Narratives
[4] The Image of the Female Artist
[5] Kitsch and Craft in the Middle Ages

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