Department: Tang Teaching Museum/Art Gallery
Classification: Non-Exempt – Staff
This position is responsible for managing the Student Art Loan Program (SALP) which provides an opportunity for Skidmore students living on or off campus to borrow an artwork from the Tang Museum Collection to hang in their living space for one semester at a time. The SALP Coordinator will oversee the installation of an exhibit of the artworks, manage the distribution of the loans, manage and update the database for tracking location and condition of the artworks on loan, manage the publicity and programming around the program, manage the receipt of returned loans, and all matters relating to the Art Loan Program. When not working on the SALP, which will have concentrated periods of intensity, this position will assist the Collections Registrar by working on various Collections projects. While this position is largely registrarial in nature, it is also public facing, and will work closely with the Engagement Department.
Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field, including but not limited to studio art, art history, museum studies.
Minimum of 1 year of museum experience in registration work, art handling, and data entry
Past experience working with students
Ability to work both independently and also cooperatively with others in a fast-paced, team environment
Strong verbal and editing skills, detail-oriented, and highly organized
Ability to speak in front of groups and work with students, faculty, museum colleagues and community members
Must demonstrate a commitment to museum work
Must be able to work a flexible schedule, work well under tight deadlines, and interact effectively with diverse constituencies
Skidmore College is committed to being an inclusive campus community and, as an Equal Opportunity Employer, does not discriminate in its hiring or employment practices on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, gender, age, national or ethnic origin, physical or mental disability, military or veteran status, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, predisposition or carrier status, domestic violence victim status, familial status, dating violence, or stalking, or any other category protected by applicable federal, state or local laws.
Employment at Skidmore College is contingent upon an acceptable background check result.
CREATIVE THOUGHT MATTERS.
Special Instructions to Applicant
To be considered for this position, please fill out an online application and attach the following documents: cover letter, resume and list of three references to include name, title, company, email address and telephone number of three professional references.
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Posting Date 07/22/2019
Contact: Human Resources
Online App. Form: https://careers.skidmore.edu/postings/3425
Internal Number: 3413
About Skidmore College
Skidmore is a highly selective liberal arts college with a reputation for its creative approaches to just about everything. With its relatively small size and student-faculty ratio, the College is a close-knit academic community. Skidmore is known for its faculty of teacher-scholars devoted to the instruction and mentoring of undergraduates; approximately 2,400 talented men and women from some 47 states and 46 countries.In the universe of selective, private liberal arts colleges, Skidmore’s distinctiveness is expressed in the statement that “Creative Thought Matters”. This idea reflects not only the historical strength of the College’s programs in the fine and performing arts but also the understanding that creativity is required for achievement in any area of human endeavor. The city of Saratoga Springs is widely recognized as one of America’s great communities. It is located in the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains, within a three-to-four-hour drive from New York City, Boston or Montreal. Travel & Leisure calls Saratoga Springs one of “America’s Greatest Main Streets” as well as “one of the best college towns in the nation,” Money Magazine says it’s one of the nation’s top 100 places to live, and Princeton Review describes it as a “perfect college town.” It’s a community rich in history and tradition. Famed mineral waters, a Revolutionary War battlefield, and the nation’s oldest thoroughbred racetrack represent portions of that history. Also, it’s a community of arts and culture. The Saratoga Performing Arts Center (SPAC) is the summer home to the New York City Ballet, Philadelphia Orchestra, and a performing venue for top rock and jazz musicians. The Skidmore College community awaits your arrival, so if you welcome challenges and are interested in making a difference, come join us!
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