RAAMP Looking for a Project Assistant

CAA seeks a proactive and engaged art museum professional as the RAAMP Project Assistant. The assistantship will provide an aspiring museum professional with the opportunity to liaise with a number of prominent CUAMs nationwide, as well as to learn a range of resources pertaining to different aspects of museum study.  Ideally, the Assistant will be familiar with academic art museums and enthusiastic about engaging with professionals from these institutions.

This is a paid ($20 per hour), part-time position, non-benefited, with a schedule of no more than twenty hours per week for an initial period of up to three months with the possibility of extension.

Full description:

Position Title: Resources for Academic Art Museum Professionals (RAAMP) Project Assistant
Supervisor: Grants and Special Programs Manager

This is a paid ($20 per hour), part-time position, non-benefited, with a schedule of no more than twenty hours per week for an initial period of up to three months with the possibility of extension.

Founded in 1911, the College Art Association (CAA) is the preeminent international leadership organization in the visual arts, promoting the field through intellectual engagement, advocacy, programs, and a commitment to the diversity of practices and practitioners.  CAA has more than 9,000 members worldwide. The majority of members are curators, art historians, scholars, visual artists, and designers.  Each year, CAA offers an Annual Conference, publishes two scholarly journals and offers a variety of other programs. For a complete description of programs and offerings, visit collegeart.org.

The Resources for Academic Art Museum Professionals (RAAMP) website is a project of CAA supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Designed by committee members and museum leaders, it offers materials for practicing museum educators at college and university art museums (CUAMs) on practical and content-related guidelines.

CAA seeks a proactive and engaged individual as the RAAMP Project Assistant. The assistantship will provide an aspiring museum professional with the opportunity to liaise with a number of prominent CUAMs nationwide, as well as to learn a range of resources pertaining to different aspects of museum study.  Ideally, the Assistant will be familiar with academic art museums and enthusiastic about engaging with professionals from these institutions.

The Assistant will assist with the daily administrative tasks of the project, including identifying published and community resources; finding and sharing content of interest to the academic art museum/gallery community; coordinating “Coffee Gatherings,” video practica, and other programming; and other administrative tasks as needed.

Responsibilities:

  • Conduct research to obtain materials relevant to academic art museum practices
  • Coordinate schedules for RAAMP video events
  • Assist with video creation and editing
  • Assist with resource sharing via the RAAMP website
  • Monitor and compile analytics on website performance
  • Assist project manager in designing and conducting surveys for evaluation
  • Disseminate new surveys for data collection
  • Other administrative duties as determined by the project manager, director of programs and publications, and/or executive director

Qualifications:

  • Preferred: Bachelor’s degree in art history or a related discipline and two to three years’ experience with museums, libraries, special collections, or digital collections.
  • Minimum: Three years’ study in an undergraduate capacity in art history or the visual arts and one year of experience in a museum or cultural institution.
  • Ability to work independently and take initiative on new projects.
  • Clear and articulate communication style in speech and writing.
  • Commitment to the full three-month term of the assistantship.

Interested individuals should submit a cover letter, resume, and a list of references to Cali Buckley, grants and special programs manager, via email (with “RAAMP Assistant” and applicant’s last name in subject line) at cbuckley@collegeart.org.  No telephone inquiries will be accepted.  Applications accepted until position is filled. Please include the names and contact information for two to three references who can speak to your qualifications and ability to perform the tasks requested.

CAA is an equal opportunity employer and considers all candidates for employment regardless of race, color, sex, age, national origin, creed, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender expression, or political affiliation.

For more information, see the CAA website.

Leave a Reply

Your e-mail address will not be published. Required fields are marked *.