Capital Group Foundation Curatorial Fellow for Photography – Stanford University

Job Number: 85718

About: Cantor Arts Center boasts a proud and venerable history. Conceived with the founding of Stanford University in 1891, the museum opened in 1894, serving the University and the broader community. The 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake damaged the museum, necessitating its closure to the public. In 1995 groundbreaking for a major new wing and restoration of the historic building began in earnest with the revitalized museum opening in 1999 as the Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Center for the Visual Arts. The Cantor offers approximately 50,000 square feet exhibition space, as well as classrooms and other study spaces for students and faculty. Continue reading “Capital Group Foundation Curatorial Fellow for Photography – Stanford University”

Patrick J. J. Maveety Assistant Curator of Asian Arts – Stanford University

Job Purpose

The Maveety Curator of the Arts of China and Japan is responsible for the presentation, research, preservation, and growth of the Asian Art collection of the Cantor Arts Center, including the development of the permanent collection, which includes objects from China, Tibet, Japan, Korea, India, Southeast Asia and the Philippines. The strengths of the collections are in the arts of China and Japan; however, this position is an opportunity to expand the arts of South and Southeast Asia. The curator reports to the John and Jill Freidenrich Director, as well as works closely with other museum curators and educators, develops partnerships with faculty members, and engages students across disciplines.

The Cantor Arts Center is interested in a curator who has broad knowledge of the historical arts of Asia, as well as knowledge of the contemporary art of the region, someone who can build bridges between old and new, as well as Asian art and the art of other continents. The curator will offer new perspectives on the historic collection, while also addressing and integrating contemporary Asian art into the museum’s program.

The curator actively will pursue and recommend both historic and contemporary Asian art acquisitions, as well as foster relationships with donors and other supporters of the department.

The Maveety Curator works closely with the museum’s curators in a collaborative environment that encourages the development of innovative programs, exhibitions, and acquisitions. As a thoughtful member of the curatorial team, the curator will bring in-depth knowledge of art history and museum practice to assist in implementing an exciting vision for the museum. He or she will be driven by interests in particular artists, mediums, regions, and ideas; rigorous art historical scholarship; dynamic museum programing; and campus and public engagement.

The re-installation of the permanent collection galleries of Asian art will be a primary concern of the Maveety curator. Presenting historic and contemporary arts of the expansive Asian continent in a 21st-century manner that has resonance for a university museum will be an opportunity to collaborate with museum and academic partners. The curator also will be expected to propose and realize major exhibition projects within his or her field of expertise. These projects may take cues from the Cantor’s permanent collection, be built from loans from other institutions and collections, or a combination of these two sources. Major publications, conceived as meaningful contributions to the field on the issues addressed in the exhibition, will accompany these projects. The curator also will help to conceive and implement academic and public programs.

About Cantor

Cantor Arts Center boasts a proud and venerable history. Conceived with the founding of Stanford University in 1891, the museum opened in 1894, serving the University and the broader community. The 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake damaged the museum, necessitating its closure to the public. In 1995 groundbreaking for a major new wing and restoration of the historic building began in earnest with the revitalized museum opening in 1999 as the Iris and B. Gerald Canto Center for the Visual Arts. The Cantor offers approximately 50,000 square feet exhibition space, as well as classrooms and other study spaces for students and faculty.

Collections include art from Africa, the Americas, Asia, Europe, Oceania, and the Stanford Family Collection.

Core Duties

  • Assist in all aspects of the development of major exhibitions; develop related programming, including lectures, symposia and other educational programs.
  • Working closely with the Director, make recommendations to develop collections by selectively recommending objects through purchase and gift; cultivate prospective donors and develop relationships with field’s significant art dealers.
  • Solicit and evaluate proposals for exhibitions organized by other institutions and coordinate their presentation at the Cantor.
  • Work with the exhibitions team to coordinate project budgets, assisting in the development, preparation, and oversight of exhibition budgets.
  • Work with the development team to monitor and manage the stewardship needs of donors in adherence to the university’s stewardship standards.
  • Maintains and updates records of identification, classification, description and interpretation of objects in the permanent collection; conducting research, cataloguing and publication of the permanent collection; and preparing interpretative and informational labels and brochures.
  • Develops and maintains safe storage facilities, working with collections management, registrars, and conservation. Assists in fundraising and public relations efforts related to department activities.
  • Develops a cooperative and productive relationship between the Center and the local, national, and international art community.
  • Teach museum and other university courses, as well as supervise undergraduates, graduate students, and post-doctoral fellows engaged in Cantor-based projects.
  • Makes museum resources available to both Stanford and outside scholars.
  • Participates in conferences and symposia within area of scholarly expertise, as well as lectures in academic and public forums.

Minimum Qualifications

Education & Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree and three years of related experience or a combination of education and relevant experience. Ph.D. in the History of Art or related field is strongly preferred, in combination with museum experience.
  • Fluency in at least one Asian language; second Asian language desired.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, as well as demonstrated public speaking and presentation skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and professionalism to interact with a wide range of people at different levels of an organization.
  • Established record of scholarly achievement.
  • Proven ability to effectively and efficiently manage multiple priorities, with competing deadlines.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships both internally and externally.
  • Demonstrated ability to build effective long-term relationships both internally and externally and the ability to clearly articulate and advocate the Center’s goals.
  • Proven experience working with collectors and all aspects of donor cultivation.

Physical Requirements

  • Frequently perform desk based computer tasks, seated work and use light/ fine grasping.
  • Occasionally stand, walk, and write by hand, lift, carry, push pull objects that weigh up to 10 pounds.

* – Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of the job.

Working Conditions

  • May work extended or non-standard hours, weekends and holidays based on business needs.
  • Occasional local and overnight travel may be required.
  • May work in areas with exposure to dust, paint, chemicals and other toxins.

Work Standards

  • Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well with Stanford colleagues and clients and with external organizations.
  • Promote Culture of Safety: Demonstrates commitment to personal responsibility and value for safety; communicates safety concerns; uses and promotes safe behaviors based on training and lessons learned.
  • Subject to and expected to comply with all applicable University policies and procedures, including but not limited to the personnel policies and other policies found in the University’s Administrative Guide, https://adminguide.stanford.edu/.

The job description can also be found on the American Alliance of Museums, College Art Association, and Association of Academic Museums and Galleries sites. Please submit a cover letter describing experience, as well as a c.v. as described.

Subject to and expected to comply with all applicable University policies and procedures, including but not limited to the personnel policies and other policies found in the University’s Administrative Guide, https://adminguide.stanford.edu/

Additional Information

  • Schedule: Full-time
  • Job Code: 1841
  • Employee Status: Regular
  • Grade: H
  • Requisition ID: 85492

To apply: https://careersearch.stanford.edu/jobs/patrick-j-j-maveety-assistant-curator-of-asian-arts-8731?src=JB-10064

Art Education Associate – Stanford University

Job Purpose

Reporting to the Director of Academic and Public Programs, the Art Education Associate will contribute to education in and with visual art, making educational activities central to the mission of the Cantor.

Core Duties

Manage the Cantor Guides Stanford student docent program, including:

  • Recruitment and training of annual class of Stanford students.
  • Organizing tours by trained Stanford student guides.

Assist with:

  • Docent training;
  • K-12 class visits to the Cantor and outreach to K-12 schools;
  • Educational programs such as Cantor Second Sundays for families and First Fridays for Stanford students.
  • Act on behalf of department manager in regards to establishing priorities and identifying and resolving problems that are administrative in nature.
  • Oversee and/or perform duties associated with scheduling, organizing, and operating trainings, tours, and educational programs, including overseeing the production and distribution of materials, administering logistics, and managing event within budget.
  • Compose and draft documents and correspondence for presentations, course handouts, and reports; perform substantial editing and fact checking. Create, maintain, modify, and/or ensure accuracy of content in various unit documents.
  • Plan and schedule calendar(s) with limited consultation, resolve calendaring conflicts as needed.
  • Create complex reports and spreadsheets which may utilize specialized software and systems.
  • May lead staff or supervise day-to-day work of student and/or temporary workers, including scheduling, assigning, and prioritizing workloads, setting appropriate deadlines, reviewing work for quality and timeliness, and providing performance review input.
  • * – Other duties may also be assigned

Minimum Qualifications

Education & Experience

  • High school diploma and four years of administrative experience, or combination of education and relevant experience.
  • Master’s degree in art education or related field strongly preferred.
  • Minimum of three years of experience in arts education, including working with adult audiences strongly preferred.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills working with diverse audiences.
  • Proven knowledge of best practices in arts-based education programs.
  • Advanced computer skills and demonstrated experience with office software and email applications.
  • Demonstrated success in following through and completing projects.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to prioritize, multi-task, and assign work to others.
  • Ability to take initiative and ownership of projects.
  • Ability to routinely and independently exercise sound judgment in making decisions.

Physical Requirements

  • Constantly perform desk-based computer tasks.
  • Frequently sitting.
  • Occasionally stand/walk, reach/work above shoulders, grasp lightly/fine manipulation, grasp forcefully, use a telephone, sort/file paperwork or parts, lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh up to 10 pounds.
  • Rarely twist/bend/stoop/squat, kneel/crawl.

* – Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of the job.

Working Conditions

  • May work extended or non-standard hours, weekends and holidays based on business needs.
  • May work in areas with exposure to dust, paint, chemicals and other toxins.

Work Standards

  • Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well with Stanford colleagues and clients and with external organizations
  • Promote Culture of Safety: Demonstrates commitment to personal responsibility and value for safety; communicates safety concerns; uses and promotes safe behaviors based on training and lessons learned
  • Subject to and expected to comply with all applicable University policies and procedures, including but not limited to the personnel policies and other policies found in the University’s Administrative Guide, https://adminguide.stanford.edu.

Additional Information

For more information and to apply: https://apptrkr.com/get_redirect.php?id=h_t7ffo7sew6gq8qk9

Manager of Campus Partnerships – Cantor Arts Center, Stanford University

About Cantor

Cantor Arts Center boasts a proud and venerable history. Conceived with the founding of Stanford University in 1891, the museum opened in 1894, serving the University and the broader community. The 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake damaged the museum, necessitating its closure to the public. In 1995 groundbreaking for a major new wing and restoration of the historic building began in earnest with the revitalized museum opening in 1999 as the Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Center for the Visual Arts. The Cantor offers approximately 50,000 square feet of exhibition space, as well as classrooms and other study spaces for students and faculty. The Cantor’s collection spans 5,000 years and includes more than 38,000 works of art from around the globe. Collections include art from Europe and America, both historical and contemporary; Asia, primarily Japan and China; Africa; Oceania; historical works from Mexico, Central America, and South America; the Stanford Family Collection; and public sculpture on the Stanford campus.

Job purpose

Reporting to the Director of Academic and Public Programs, the Manager of Campus Partnerships engages with diverse campus audiences to develop projects that deploy resources at the Cantor to complement and enhance graduate and undergraduate learning experiences across the Stanford campus. The Manager of Campus Partnerships serves as the primary liaison to Stanford’s academic community, and teams with faculty and students to develop innovative ways to integrate visual arts into university education.

Core duties

  • Develop relationships with faculty and staff across the university to position the Cantor as a valuable resource and partner in the Stanford community.
  • Work with Stanford faculty to develop exhibition ideas, and presenting those ideas to the Cantor team for consideration.
  • In collaboration with the Director of Academic and Public Programs and the Manager of Community Partnerships, develop and manage programming, including lectures other educational events, associated with exhibitions.
  • Provide mentorship for students contributing to exhibitions, conducting research, or developing creative projects inspired by Cantor collections.
  • Initiate innovative arts projects to engage and inspire the campus community
  • Conduct research related to Cantor collections and exhibitions which can contribute to education at Stanford, possibly leading to new publications.
  • Collaborate with the Director of Academic and Public Programs and the Manager of Community Partnerships to develop projects that bridge campus learning with educational outreach and service to the broader community surrounding the Cantor.
  • Collaborate with the Cantor team to contribute to projects, including exhibition development, grant writing, gallery teaching, and more.
  • Develop and oversee collaborative projects with faculty and staff, oversee project budgets.
  • Participate in teaching courses at the Museum, training and continuing education of staff, mentor student interns.

Other duties as assigned 

 
Minimum Qualifications
 

Education & Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of five years of related experience or a combination of education and relevant experience.
  • Ph.D. in a humanistic discipline strongly preferred; in exceptional cases, a terminal degree other than the doctorate will be considered.
  • Three years of experience developing educational projects in a museum or other academic setting strongly preferred.  
  • University-level and/or museum-based teaching experience.
  • Publication record related to the visual arts a plus.
  • Experience in digital humanities or related endeavors a plus.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and professionalism to interact with a wide range of people at different levels of an organization.
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication, demonstrated presentation skills.
  • Demonstrated experience and background in research and published writing that establishes expertise in an area of study.
  • Knowledge of educational practices at top-tier universities.
  • Proven ability to effectively and efficiently manage multiple priorities, with competing deadlines.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in MS Office Suite and database management applications.
  • Demonstrated project management skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to build effective long-term relationships both internally and externally, and the ability to clearly articulate and advocate the Center’s goals.
  • Familiarity with museum and exhibition practices.
 
Physical Requirements
  • Constantly perform desk-based computer tasks
  • Frequently stand/walk, sit, use a telephone, grasp lightly/fine manipulation, speaking
  • Occasionally grasp forcefully, writing by hand
  • Rarely sort/file paperwork
  • Occasionally staff photographers, take photos and be present for video and photographic-based work

* – Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of the job.

 

Working Conditions

  • May work extended or non-standard hours, weekends and holidays based on business needs.
  • Occasional local and overnight travel may be required.
  • May work in areas with exposure to dust, paint, chemicals and other toxins.
 
Work Standards
  • Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well with Stanford colleagues and clients and with external organizations
  • Promote Culture of Safety: Demonstrates commitment to personal responsibility and value for safety; communicates safety concerns; uses and promotes safe behaviors based on training and lessons learned
  • Subject to and expected to comply with all applicable University policies and procedures, including but not limited to the personnel policies and other policies found in the University’s Administrative Guide, http://adminguide.stanford.edu.
Additional Information

For more information and to apply: https://careersearch.stanford.edu/jobs/manager-of-campus-partnerships-8377?src=JB-10064

Content Lead – Cantor Arts Center, Stanford University

About Cantor

Cantor Arts Center boasts a proud and venerable history. Conceived with the founding of Stanford University in 1891, the museum opened in 1894, serving the University and the broader community. The 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake damaged the museum, necessitating its closure to the public. In 1995 groundbreaking for a major new wing and restoration of the historic building began in earnest with the revitalized museum opening in 1999 as the Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Center for the Visual Arts. The Cantor offers approximately 50,000 square feet of exhibition space, as well as classrooms and other study spaces for students and faculty. The Cantor’s collection spans 5,000 years and includes more than 38,000 works of art from around the globe. Collections include art from Europe and America, both historical and contemporary; Asia, primarily Japan and China; Africa; Oceania; historical works from Mexico, Central America, and South America; the Stanford Family Collection; and public sculpture on the Stanford campus.

Job purpose

Under the guidance of senior management, lead development and implementation of content strategy, curation, production and post-production for Stanford’s art museums to generate support, expand audiences and increase visitor engagement, with focus on social media and editorial channels.

Core duties

  • Developing and executing social media channels for the Cantor and Anderson Collection at Stanford, including creating and sourcing multimedia content.
  • Composing written and visual material supporting major museum priorities for the Stanford Report
  • Contributing and repurposing content on the museums’ websites in partnership with the Digital Media Manager
  • Editing, storyboarding, writing and sourcing contributions (images, text, graphic design, copyediting, et al.) for the Cantor’s twice-yearly donor publication and participating, with PR Assistant Manager, in its review and production
  • Developing museum print collateral
  • Developing and managing the museums’ photo database and editorial calendar; sourcing and distributing photography to support owned, earned and paid media content; acting as creative lead and point of contact for photography requests
  • Identifying areas of editorial collaboration with other arts entities and influencers in the community and at Stanford
  • Manage vendor estimates and invoice processing for creative service (photo, video, graphic design, etc.) as needed
  • Supporting cross-functional collaboration across the organization; consult with development, education, programming, exhibitions, collections and curatorial departments on editorial content as needed
  • Adhering to communications and brand strategy across channels
  • Other duties as assigned 
Minimum Qualifications

Education & Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field and 5-7 years of experience as editorial and strategic lead; or a combination of education and relevant experience.
  • Strong understanding of social media and demonstrable experience developing engaging content that outperforms benchmarks across the major channels
  • Background in monitoring and optimizing the performance of social media content and experience with the analytic suites of major channels (Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, etc.)
  • Experience writing copy of various lengths and formats
  • Photography and graphic design skills are a plus
  • Familiarity with the digital influencer ecosystem
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills
  • An understanding of editorial approaches and digital publishing
  • Ability to work across complex organizations with multiple internal and external partners and vendors
  • Interest in visual arts; past museum, cultural organization or higher education experience preferred
Physical Requirements
  • Constantly perform desk-based computer tasks
  • Frequently stand/walk, sit, use a telephone, grasp lightly/fine manipulation, speaking
  • Occasionally grasp forcefully, writing by hand
  • Rarely sort/file paperwork
  • Occasionally staff photographers, take photos and be present for video and photographic-based work

* – Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of the job.

Working Conditions

  • Occasional work on evenings and weekends.
  • Occasional meetings may occur off-site, including in buildings around Stanford’s campus
Work Standards
  • Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well with Stanford colleagues and clients and with external organizations
  • Promote Culture of Safety: Demonstrates commitment to personal responsibility and value for safety; communicates safety concerns; uses and promotes safe behaviors based on training and lessons learned
  • Subject to and expected to comply with all applicable University policies and procedures, including but not limited to the personnel policies and other policies found in the University’s Administrative Guide, http://adminguide.stanford.edu.

For more information and to apply: https://careersearch.stanford.edu/jobs/content-lead-8302