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Samek Art Museum Fellowship at Bucknell University

 

The Museum Fellowship is offered for recent college graduates interested in pursuing a museum career. The fellowship focuses on curatorial work but also offers professional training in collection management, exhibition design and installation, education and public programs, and arts administration. It is designed to help fellows support their academic and career goals through supervised work experiences. Under the supervision of the Samek Art Museum director and chief curator, the fellow will have the opportunity to be involved in every aspect of the Museum’s programs and operations. This is a 1-year fellowship (July 1, 2018-June 30, 2019) with the possibility of renewal for a second year. The fellowship offers an annual $12,000 stipend for living expenses.

 

Application deadline March 23, 2018. For more information and to apply, visit: http://jobs.bucknell.edu/cw/en-us/job/495988/samek-art-museum-fellowship

The Snite Museum of Art at the University of Notre Dame is seeking a full-time educator to join a vibrant education department.

The Public Programs, Assistant Curator of Education is the public face of the Snite Museum of Art for thousands of K-12 students, teachers, and other visitors to the Museum. Through their oversight of the school programs arm of the Education department with the Curator of Education, they develop and deliver innovative, high-quality, curriculum-connected experiences to area K-12 students and educators. The ideal Assistant Curator is outgoing, creative, flexible, organized and able to work independently.

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Manage on-site and outreach programs for K-12 schools including but not limited to the creation of curriculum, the designing of gallery experiences for students, the training of docents, in-gallery and in-classroom teaching from Museum objects, the orienting of groups upon arrival, and the facilitation of teacher professional development.
  • Develop relationships with area K-12 teachers and administrators that connect the Museum’s collections and exhibitions with state curricula and that firmly position the Museum as an integral partner and resource in the local educational community.
  • Manage school programs resources including physical spaces and supplies.
  • Regularly teach onsite and offsite using the Museum’s collections and exhibitions with K-12 audiences.
  • Oversee the monthly development and publication of a digital educator resource newsletter. Work to increase subscription to the newsletter locally and nationally.
  • Create interpretive K-12 educational resources for use both within and outside of the Museum.
  • Maintain and update the online tour sign up system (which uses Qualtrics) used by teachers and the online docent scheduling system (on the website Sign Up).
  • Maintain departmental statistics and compile reports as needed.
  • Support the Public Programs department with other education programs including but not limited to: family days and nights, 3rd Thursdays @ the Snite, and Art Beat.

The full position description, requirements, and mandatory online application available here:  http://apptrkr.com/1166953

 

Fellowship to Support Provenance Research

AAMD Announces Fourth Fellowship to Support Provenance Research
Funded by Samuel H. Kress Foundation
2018 — 2019

The Association of Art Museum Directors (AAMD) is pleased to announce the fourth one- year Samuel H. Kress Foundation Provenance Research Fellowship (AAMD/Kress Fellowship). Application available here.

The Fellowship provides essential funding for a researcher to investigate a permanent collection, or part of a collection, of an AAMD museum, making it possible for the museum to take a more comprehensive approach to conducting in-depth research and delving into the full provenance, ownership, and exhibition histories of works from the collection.

The Fellowship reflects AAMD’s on-going commitment to fostering professional development in the art museum field.

The Fellow
Applicant museums will identify a candidate to do provenance research on the collection.  Museums may partner with a local university to identify a post-graduate in art history interested in provenance research, or choose someone already on staff. Other qualified candidates may also be acceptable.

The successful museum Fellow will spend a year at the museum, using museum records and digital records to start the research project.  The local research work can be supplemented, as needed, with short trips to research sites. 

Spending the year at the applicant museum will give the Fellow time to integrate into the culture of the museum as well as allow the staff to better understand the research project, thereby increasing the possibility that the research will continue once the Fellowship has ended.

Finally, allowing the Fellow to travel to research sites, as necessary, will give more opportunity and flexibility to the Fellow should there be a need to travel to more than one research site.

The Mentor
Once the Fellow and the research interest have been established, the AAMD will identify a researcher who will serve as mentor to the AAMD/Kress Fellow. 

The grant allows for the mentor to travel to the applicant museum at least once and more if required to see the collection and its documents so that the mentor can better advise the Fellow.

The mentor will also be available for electronic communication: Skype, email, phone, etc.

The Grant
The Fellowship will include:
• $30,000 stipend to be awarded to the museum for the Fellow, to be paid on schedule by AAMD
• $8,000 for travel expenses for the Fellow and the mentor. 

Museum Eligibility
The Fellowship is open to all AAMD members with an institutional operating budget of $3 million to $15 million.  Museums that fit the budget category will need to submit an application that will include detailed information on the works to be researched and the background of a candidate to do provenance research on the collection.

In keeping with Kress Foundation criteria, the Fellowship is open only to U.S. members of AAMD.

SUCCESSFUL APPLICATION
The successful applicant museum will be chosen by a panel of three researchers from AAMD museums – other than mid-sized — who will make a recommendation based on the applicant museum’s criteria of the research to be undertaken and the qualifications of the proposed fellow. 

Anticipated results of the Kress Provenance Research Fellowship program benefit not only the successful applicant museum for which the research is done, but the museum field at large by adding to the knowledge base of objects held in museum collections and by increasing a pipeline of qualified provenance researchers.  AAMD will require the successful applicant museum to post new research on their website to promote continued transparency in museum collections.

APPLICATION CRITERIA

• The Fellowship will consist of one year at the applicant museum
• The Fellow may travel to research sites at the discretion of the museum, but need not relocate.
• Each Fellow will be assigned a mentor with significant research experience; the mentor will travel to the museum of the Fellow to become familiar with the museum’s collection and to better assist the Fellow’s research.  Funding for the mentor’s travel is part of the travel stipend.
• The applicant museum may need to supplement the grant award, if necessary.
• The successful applicant museum must submit an interim report to AAMD by February 15.
• Each applicant museum will pay for or provide health insurance for the Fellow and adequate work space.

APPLICATION TIMELINE

• April 15, 2018 application process closes
• May 1, 2018 successful applicant notified
• May 30, 2018 applicant accepts Fellowship
• September 10, 2018 Fellowship begins

ADMINISTRATION

All Kress monies will be administered through AAMD to the successful museum and AAMD will be responsible for the selection of mentors.

For questions regarding the AAMD/Kress Fellowship contact: Anita Difanis at adifanis@aamd.og  or phone 202-638-4520

Applications are due by April 15, 2018 and can be found hereThe successful application will be announced by May 1, 2018

About the Samuel H. Kress Foundation
The mission of the Samuel H. Kress Foundation (est. 1929) is to sustain and carry out the original vision of founder, Samuel H. Kress (1863-1955). The Samuel H. Kress Foundation supports the work of individuals and institutions engaged with appreciation, interpretation, preservation, study and teaching of the history of European art and architecture from antiquity to the dawn of the modern era.

About AAMD
The Association of Art Museum Directors, representing 240 art museum directors in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico, promotes the vital role of art museums throughout North America and advances the profession by cultivating leadership and communicating standards of excellence in museum practice. Further information about AAMD’s professional practice guidelines and position papers is available at 
www.aamd.org.

Princeton University Art Museum – Writing and Communications Assistant

 

 

Overview

The Princeton University Art Museum, one of the nation’s preeminent cultural institutions in an academic setting, seeks a dynamic individual to join its team as a part-time 50% duty time Writing and Communications Assistant. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work within the context of an art museum that is intimate in scale yet expansive in scope, supporting one of the most dynamic exhibition programs on any college campus and a program of educational activities and events that continues to grow in energy and impact each year.

 

With a collecting history that extends back to 1755, the Princeton University Art Museum is one of the leading university art museums in the country, with collections that have grown to include more than 100,000 works ranging from ancient to contemporary art and spanning the globe. Its collections of Chinese painting, the art of the ancient Americas, and photography are widely regarded as being among the world’s finest.

 

A private institution serving the public good, the Museum is committed to serving the University, local and regional communities, and beyond through a dynamic program of temporary exhibitions, new scholarship, and innovative programming. By collaborating with experts across many disciplines, fostering sustained study of original works of art, and uniting scholarship with broad accessibility, the Museum contributes to the development of critical thinking and visual literacy at Princeton University and enhances the civic fabric of our nation.

 

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

 

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

 

Position Summary

As a member of the Director’s personal team, the Writing and Communications Assistant plays an integral role in promoting a standard of professional excellence in the Museum’s fast-paced executive offices.

 

Reporting to the Manager of Special Projects and Strategic Initiatives, the Writing and Communications Assistant provides high-level support to the Director’s Office. Primary responsibilities will including drafting and preparing correspondence on behalf of the Director intended for a wide variety of Museum constituencies including University colleagues, alumni, donors, volunteers, artists, peer institutions, community organizations, and Museum program participants, with a keen understanding of the Museum’s and the Director’s preferred voice and style.  Assigned writing will include drafting correspondence related to the Director’s travel and meeting schedule, gifts made to the Museum, incoming and outgoing loans for Museum exhibitions and installations, the Museum Travel Program, and inquiries from Museum constituents, among others. Where appropriate, the Writing and Communications Assistant may assist in other writing projects as assigned.

 

The Writing and Communications Assistant will assist with recording the Director’s donor relation activities in the Museum’s donor database, maintaining accurate, updated mailing lists including Director’s contacts, campus partners and leadership, and peer institutions.  In partnership with the Museum’s Institutional Advancement team, this position will regularly conduct research on, and update database records for, the Museum’s top donors and prospects.

 

Working with the Director’s Office team, the Writing and Communications Assistant will help manage the Director’s calendar and travel schedule.  Responsibilities will include reconciling expenses for the Director’s meeting and travel activity and preparing expense reports.

 

The Writing and Communications Assistant will stand in for the Manager of Special Projects and Strategic Initiatives as needed, and will thus be required to support a wide range of the Director’s activities.

 

Other special projects will be assigned as needed.

 

Qualifications

Position requires a Bachelor’s Degree, excellent writing skills, attention to detail, analytical skills, and a high level of computer proficiency (including experience with electronic calendars and the Microsoft Office Suite). Must have the ability to work independently, collaboratively, efficiently, and with discretion and diplomacy. Must be able to absorb and reflect the institution’s mission, values, and voice and communicate these to constituents of all kinds.

 

Five or more years of professional administrative experience, preferably in a cultural or other non-profit setting, is required. Experience writing on behalf of others is strongly preferred. Must be self-motivated, articulate, poised, highly organized, and possess excellent interpersonal communication skills.

 

Additional Qualifications

Must be mission driven, with the ability to manage specific responsibilities while providing support for multiple projects and priorities, understanding not only the details, but also the overarching institutional vision and mission. Experience with the Altru donor database, and Princeton programs including Prime and Concur is preferred.

 

To apply go to Writing and Communications Assistant and post to requisition 2018-8544.

 

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

The Meadows Museum at SMU in Dallas and the Museo Nacional del Prado in Madrid maintain a unique international partnership that includes an unprecedented fellowship exchange between the two museums. The fellowships are designed to provide pre- and post-doctoral students with an intensive scholarly, professional, and international experience in curatorial work. They provide unique opportunities for new scholarship in Spanish art based on an unparalleled combination of resources and direct access to the museums’ staff and collections.

The pre-doctoral fellowship is supported by a grant from the Center for Spain in America (CSA);
the post-doctoral fellowship is supported by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Applicants must submit:

  • A full résumé.
  • Three letters of recommendation.
  • A statement (not to exceed 1500 words) specifying: 1) the applicant’s research goals; 2) how these goals relate to or will benefit the Meadows Museum; and 3) how resources at the Meadows Museum, Southern Methodist University, and the Museo Nacional del Prado might be used to accomplish those goals.

Electronic submissions will not be accepted. Applications and letters of recommendation must be received by March 23, 2018. Send to:

Scott Winterrowd
Meadows Museum
P.O. Box 750357
Dallas, Texas 75275-0357
For more information, visit our website or e-mail swinterrowd@smu.edu.

Curator of Academic Programs – McClung Museum

Regular Full-time, Pay Grade 41, Salary DOE&Q

The McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, seeks a full-time Curator of Academic Programs. This person will be responsible for the development, implementation, and oversight of academic initiatives that enhance the McClung’s contribution to the University’s academic agenda. Collaborating with faculty across campus, the CAP encourages and facilitates the meaningful participation of the McClung and its collections and exhibitions in undergraduate curricula. This includes working with museum curators to plan exhibitions relevant to university teaching, outreach to faculty, leading class discussions in the museum for courses in departments across campus, and educating faculty on teaching strategies that enrich their curriculum and pedagogy. They will work closely with the Museum’s curators, staff, and UT faculty in all disciplines to meet their teaching objectives through innovative collections-based curriculum. The Curator will collaborate with the Museum’s curators and with faculty members to implement internships and to plan class visits, exhibitions, lectures, workshops, and research projects that engage the Museum’s resources. Academic Programs, at its core, seeks to make the museum a site of interdisciplinary, intellectual engagement, where members of the academic community can expand on classroom teaching by engaging deeply and effectively with the museum, the university as a whole, and the community.

Position responsibilities:

Program development and planning: 30%

· Works with faculty to develop new courses, exhibition concepts, or research projects using the McClung collections

· Oversees student research installations

· Seeks out and encourages the use of the museum’s resources by departments and professional schools not traditionally understood as museum clients

· Conducts university-wide research on class offerings before each semester and contacts faculty of relevant classes to encourage use of specific exhibitions and collections

· Coordinate exhibit-related programming, including visits by outside scholars and speakers, that engage students and faculty

· Creates, with the collaboration of colleagues across campus, and implements strategic plans and initiatives of the McClung Museum to fulfill the teaching goals of the university

· Maintains a Faculty Advisory Board for Academic Programs

· Attends and occasionally presents at national conferences

· Recommends acquisitions that fulfill the academic mission of the Museum and its responsibility to the University

· Maintains affiliations with colleagues within university museums nationally

Teaching: 30%

· Oversees and administers all university class visits in the galleries, Object Study Room, and laboratories.

· Oversees special access to the museum galleries and collections for courses, faculty and academic colleagues from other institutions, and students

· Develops and leads workshops on object-based teaching and museum studies for university faculty and instructors.

· Teaches or co-teaches courses using the museum’s collections or exhibitions

Administration: 30%

· Manages the daily operation of Academic Programs projects and oversees annual and multiyear plans in accordance with the strategic plans of the Museum and the University

· Develops and maintains Academic Programs budgets

· Participates in development and implementation of institutional plans and initiatives

· Coordinates and facilitates the activities of other museum staff with the work of Academic Programs

· Develops and implements evaluation strategies and statistics on use, impact, and effectiveness of academic programs.

· Seeks sources of funding and works with museum and university collaborators to develop proposals and grants

· Oversees Academic Programs Graduate Assistant

Collection and Exhibition Research (10%)

· Researches and writes on the collection in areas of expertise

 

Qualifications

 Competencies/Qualifications

· Master’s degree in a field related to the museum’s collections and research

· A demonstrated interest in multiple or interdisciplinary fields of inquiry

· Expertise in object-based teaching and learning

· Three years’ work experience in a museum environment.

· Record of college-level teaching and academic research

· Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills

· Strong leadership, conceptual, and written and oral communication skills

· Demonstrated ability to supervise as well as to work well with others.

· Proven ability to handle a variety of tasks concurrently in a complex environment.

Candidates should apply electronically to the link below and must submit a letter of interest; resume; names, addresses, and emails and phone numbers of three references.

For questions contact:

Jeff Chapman, PhD

Director Email: jchapman@utk.edu

Review of applications will begin March 19 and will be ongoing until the position is filled.

 

 MIT List Visual Arts Center Internship, Summer 2018

The MIT List Visual Arts Center is excited to announce we are accepting applications for a registration intern for Summer 2018 through our partnership with Arts Intern Boston.

 

Arts Intern supports engaging, challenging, career-building internships at cultural organizations in New York, Boston, Cleveland, Philadelphia, and Providence. Arts Intern provides opportunities for college undergraduates to learn about nonprofit arts professions through internships in museums and cultural institutions. The program seeks candidates with demonstrated financial need and encourages applicants from diverse cultural backgrounds. Visit www.artsintern.org for more information.

 

This position will be responsible for managing an initiative to research and secure copyright permissions for our extensive permanent collection of contemporary art. The intern will work primarily with the Permanent Collections Registrar to gain experience using EmbARK collections management software, and learn museum collections standards and procedures.

This position pays $12 per hour for 28 hours a week for 9 weeks. In addition, you will receive a $580 stipend for completing the Arts Intern component of the program. Visit the Program Details page for more information. This internship may be applied towards credit as your school allows.

BEFORE APPLYING, PLEASE VERIFY YOU:
1) Will be enrolled as a full time undergraduate student as of the Fall 2018 semester. You must be a rising Junior or Senior.
2) Attend college in Boston, or live within the boundary established by Route 128 (also known as the 95 loop).
3) Have an Expected Family Contribution of less than $5000. This number is on your FAFSA form, to see what it looks like — click here.

APPLICATION PROCEDURES:

1) To apply to a position, please click here and fill out the eligibility application form. Note: you must make note of which position you’re applying to in the application.
2) Once your eligibility application is reviewed and approved, Studio Institute will send you an email confirming your eligibility for the program.
3) You will forward this confirmation email, along with your CV, cover letter, transcript, and recommendations to the email at the bottom of each position description with the subject “Arts Intern 2018 Approved Application”

Once you’ve received confirmation of eligibility, email your application to Lisa DeLong at lmdelong@mit.edu. The application deadline is May 31, 2018.

Princeton University Art Museum Collections Cataloguer

3-Year Curatorial Residency at John Hopkins University Sheridan Libraries and University Museums

 

Communications Specialist, Texas A&M University Art Galleries Department

 

The University Art Galleries Department (UART) supports the educational mission of Texas A&M University by providing impactful visual arts experiences to diverse campus and regional community audiences. UART serves as steward of its collections, promoting arts advocacy and engagement across the university. UART operates two art museums located in the TAMU Memorial Student Center: the J. Wayne Stark Galleries and the Forsyth Galleries.

 

Job Description: The Communications Specialist provides direct assistance to the Forsyth and Stark Galleries in areas of public relations and public communications. Designs, edits and assists in the production of informational and promotional materials, presentations and special events. Writes, edits, and manages web content and social media.

 

Required Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Two years of communications and/or marketing experience.

 

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Familiarity with basic graphic design software, such as software in Creative Suite, and web management software such as WordPress.
  • Working knowledge of spreadsheet, presentation and word processing software programs.
  • Interpersonal and communication skills and ability to plan and organize effectively.
  • Ability to multi-task and work cooperatively with others.

 

Other Requirements:

  • Requires participation in other activities at times beyond usual working hours, including nights and weekends.

 

Salary: $3,042.67 to 3,209.39 per month.

 

OPEN UNTIL FILLED

 

For a full position description and to apply, search for posting # R-001145 on the TAMU Jobs website: https://jobs.tamu.edu . Résumés or applications sent directly to the department cannot be accepted.

 

Princeton University Art Museum

Manager of Retail and Wholesale Operations

1/22/18

 

Do you have a passion for mission-based retail in a fine art environment? The Princeton University Art Museum seeks a Manager of Retail and Wholesale Operations who will support our missions of teaching, scholarship, and service through the sales of Museum publications, art exhibition-related materials, and a selection of fine artisanal gift merchandise. The Museum Store is widely known for its commitment to showcasing the work of hundreds of regional artists who provide unique pieces of great design.

 

Our ideal candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree and at least 4-6 years experience managing a retail and wholesale operation in a cultural institution, a proven record of successful sales and profitability, experience as a buyer and in merchandise development, and possess a keen understanding of how to enhance revenues by analyzing the business, inspiring the team, and coordinating with other departments and organizations.  Experience with setting up and maintaining an online sales environment would be a plus.

 

Are you motivated to do work that matters with committed colleagues?  If you are a self-starter with an entrepreneurial spirit, a creative mindset, a strong eye, and a can-do customer service philosophy, and possess strong organizational skills with the ability to successfully juggle many responsibilities at once, we encourage you to apply.  If you are our finalist, you will be required to successfully complete a background check.

 

To apply go to Art Museum Manager of Retail and Wholesale Operations for requisition 2018-8375.

 

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

Registrar, Art Museum of West Virginia University

– Creative Arts 07415

Description

The Art Museum in the College of Creative Arts at West Virginia University is seeking applications for a Museum Registrar. This position is responsible for cataloging works of art in the museum collection, managing the collection database system (TMS), creating reports. The Museum Register will also maintain all records and images related to the collection; conduct collection and location inventories; prepare incoming and outgoing loans, insurance and donor documents; handle, pack, and ship artwork; and all related registration activities in accordance with professional standards.

Located on WVU’s Evansdale Campus, the Art Museum (24,650 sq ft) opened August 25, 2015, alongside the Museum Education Center with a mission to create a welcoming and stimulating educational environment for diverse audiences to experience the transformative power of art. The Museum’s educational programs and exhibits engage visitors in active learning across the disciplines. The Nath Sculpture Garden was dedicated in fall 2016, and features seven sculptures created by artists from China, Zimbabwe and the United States. The museum’s Art Collection includes paintings, prints, works on paper, sculpture, and ceramics and totals more than 3,000 works of art that are international in scope.

In order to be successful in this position, the ideal candidate will:

  • Create and enter accurate and complete object collection documents.
  • Update collection records on a monthly basis.
  • Inspect works of art and complete condition reports in a timely manner.
  • Prepare reports on collection for exhibits, grants and other uses as requested.
  • Organize packing and shipping of works of art.
  • Conduct regular collection and location inventories.
  • Prepare deed of gift and loan documents promptly.
  • Communicate appropriately with donors and lenders.
  • Uphold confidentiality.
  • Participate actively in the Collections Committee.
  • Maintain a current and detailed Facilities Report.
  • Contribute updates to Emergency/Disaster Preparedness Plan with Facilities Manager.
  • Monitor environmental conditions in exhibit galleries and art storage areas.

 

Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in museum studies, library and information science, art history or a closely related field
  • Three (3) years of experience in museum setting in museum registration or collections management
  • Experience in working with a collections database (TMS preferred)
  • Experience in working with digital images and PhotoShop
  • Ability to work effectively as an individual and collegially with other Museum and University staff
  • Knowledge of current standards and best practices in museum registration, procedures for acquisitions, deaccessions and loans, fine arts insurance, risk management, documentation, art handling, and packing and shipping art
  • Knowledge of legal and ethical issues related to academic museum art collections
  • Knowledge of federal  and state laws and other regulations regarding collections
  • Knowledge and ability to examine works of art and produce accurate condition reports
  • Basic knowledge of conservation principles

Requirements

  • Background check
  • Driver’s license will be needed to transport works of art
  • Resume
  • Cover letter
  • Three professional references
  • Physical requirements include the ability to lift 40 pounds

Apply at:

https://wvu.taleo.net/careersection/staff/jobdetail.ftl?job=07415&tz=GMT-05%3A00

About WVU

At West Virginia University, we pride ourselves on a tireless endeavor for achievement. We are home to some of the most passionate, innovative minds in the country who push their limits for the sake of progress, constantly moving the world forward. Our students, faculty and staff make this institution one of the best out there, and we are proud to stand as one voice, one university, one WVU. Find out more about your opportunities as a Mountaineer at http://hr.wvu.edu/.

 

West Virginia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity. The University values diversity among its faculty, staff and students, and invites applications from all qualified individuals, including minorities, females, individuals with disabilities and veterans.

 

Posting Date: Jan 9, 2018

Posting Classification: FE/AP

Exemption Status: Exempt

Benefits Eligible: Yes

Schedule: Full-time

Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University
Curator/Director of Academic Initiatives

Position Summary:  The Director of Academic Initiatives is responsible for the development, implementation, and oversight of academic initiatives that enhance the Nasher’s contribution to the University’s academic agenda. Collaborating with faculty across campus, the Director of Academic Initiatives encourages the meaningful participation of the Nasher and its collection and exhibitions in graduate and undergraduate curricula.  This includes the administration of the Concentration in Museum Theory and Practice in collaboration with the department of Art, Art History, and Visual Studies (AAHVS). This position oversees the work of the Assistant Curator of Academic Initiatives, the Student Outreach and Membership Coordinator and Graduate Teaching Assistants.  This position may also oversee one of the museums special collection areas. The Director of Academic Initiatives reports to the Director of the museum.

Duties include:

Program Development and Planning (30%)

  • Works with faculty to develop new courses, exhibition concepts, or research projects utilizing the Nasher Collection
  • Oversees faculty and student exhibitions in the Incubator gallery
  • Seeks out and encourages the use of the museum’s resources by departments and professional schools not traditionally understood as art museum clients
  • Creates and collaborates with colleagues across campus in support of strategic plans and initiatives of the Nasher Museum and Duke University
  • Coordinates with other arts leaders and organizations on campus, particularly at the Rubenstein Arts Center
  • Attends and occasionally presents at national conferences
  • Maintains affiliations with colleagues within college and university museums locally and nationally

Teaching (30%)

  • Oversees and administers Concentration in Museum Theory and Practice ensuring requisite courses are taught in sequence and at requisite frequency including:

o   Teaches, or co-teaches: Art History 220S: Museum Theory and Practice Teaches Art History 221S: The Museum Object; and Art History 455S: Curatorial Practicum as needed

o   Administers Art History 310 and 311: Museum Internship I and II

o   Advises students enrolled in Concentration

o   Works with AAHVS faculty and administrators to assess the concentration.

  • Oversees special access to the museum collections for courses, faculty and academic colleagues from other institutions.
  • Designs and presents structured museum experiences to support curricular objectives
  • Develops and leads workshops on object based teaching and technical art history topics for university faculty, instructors, and graduate students
  • Teaches or co-teaches courses using the museum’s collections or special exhibitions

 

Administration (25%)

  • Manages the daily operation of Academic Initiatives projects and oversees annual and multiyear plans in accordance with the Museum’s strategic plans
  • Develops and manages Academic Initiatives budgets
  • Participates as a senior staff member of the Museum in the development and implementation of institutional plans, long-range budgets, and other initiatives
  • Coordinates and facilitates the activities of other museum departments with the work of Academic Initiatives
  • Seeks sources of funding and works with Nasher Development, University Development, and other University collaborators to develop proposals and grants

Collection and Exhibition Research (15%)

  • Researches, writes and publishes on the collection in areas of expertise
  • Works with faculty and students on the development of course and seminar-initiated installations and publications

Education Requirements:  PhD in art history or related field required

Qualification & Experience Requirements:  No less than four years of professional experience in an academic environment. Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills. Strong leadership, conceptual, written, and oral communication skills. Ability to work collegially with staff, faculty, and the arts community. Demonstrated ability to supervise as well as to work successfully with others. Proven ability to handle a variety of tasks concurrently in a complex environment. Record of college-level teaching, research, exhibition development, and publications.

The intent of this job description is to provide a representative and level of the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and shall not be construed as a declaration of the total of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. Employees may be directed to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description.

To apply:

Please send cover letter and CV to Carolyn W. Watson, HR Specialist, Nasher Museum of Art carolyn.watson@duke.edu

 

 

Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual’s age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

 

Duke aspires to create a community built on collaboration, innovation, creativity, and belonging. Our collective success depends on the robust exchange of ideas-an exchange that is best when the rich diversity of our perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences flourishes. To achieve this exchange, it is essential that all members of the community feel secure and welcome, that the contributions of all individuals are respected, and that all voices are heard. All members of our community have a responsibility to uphold these values.

 

January 2018