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Job Opportunity: Project Archivist-Vivian Maier, Chicago Historical Society

As Chicago’s oldest cultural institution, the Chicago History Museum is the proud custodian of over 23 million objects ranging from presidential artifacts to 60’s couture. Located in this world-class city at the south end of Lincoln Park, this position offers the right candidate an opportunity to share Chicago’s stories with our audiences and visitors. We invite qualified candidates to apply for this Full-Time temporary position.

POSITION SUMMARY: To assist Collections staff in the processing and digitization of the Vivian Maier images to ensure that materials are discoverable, accessible, and usable in support of the museum’s mission and purpose. American street photographer Vivian Maier (1926-2009) took thousands of images of daily life and the built environment in Chicago and other major cities. Her work remained unknown and unpublished during her lifetime.


  • Process materials in Vivian Maier visual materials collection (roughly 1,800 color negatives, slides, and transparencies) including the assessment, arrangement, description, re-housing, transport and storage, and disposal or return of archival materials
  • Create item-level metadata for roughly 1,800 images
  • Help create EAD encoded finding aid and catalog record content for upload to CHM’s online public access system
  • Maintain collection records related to all materials processed
  • Create and/or update electronic inventories for tracking processing status
  • Prepare progress reports
  • Participate in activities to promote discoverability of the collection, including the creation of blog post and/or Google site
  • Perform other related duties as assigned, including processing of other visual material collections as time allows


  • Completion of an undergraduate degree program required
  • Strong interest in working with image collections
  • Minimum one year of experience processing, handling, and/or researching archival collections in a museum, archive, or library setting, particularly with image collections
  • Knowledge of standard collection management, documentation, and preservation practices and procedures
  • Experience processing, handling, and/or researching visual materials
  • Experience working with databases and data standards, including Encoded Archival Description (EAD) or experience with XML
  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to balance multiple tasks/responsibilities/demands for time
  • Ability to ascend/descend ladders, lifts, and lift/carry and otherwise move objects weighing up to 50 pounds

To Apply:

Job Opportunity: Instructional Design Librarian, Ringling College of Art and Design

Full Time Position with Benefits and Faculty Status

The Alfred R. Goldstein Library at Ringling College of Art and Design seeks a creative, collaborative, empathetic, and learner-centered Instructional Design Librarian.Primary Job Responsibilities:

  • Develop and leverage instructional strategies, course design and objectives, learning outcomes, and pedagogical theory to enhance student learning and information literacy.
  • Deliver both synchronous instruction and technology-mediated asynchronous and reusable learning objects, assignments, and activities, including through the campus LMS (Canvas), to enable scaling of the library’s instructional program.
  • Support students, faculty, and staff via research consultations, library instruction, and workshops across the curriculum and in assigned liaison departments.
  • Help and advise faculty to identify, evaluate, and apply instructional strategies and technologies essential to the design and delivery of in-person and online instructional services using best practices of instructional design and current research on student learning.
  • Share coordination and supervision of Student Research Consultants with fellow Instructional Design Librarian.
  • Actively participate in faculty governance, institutional service, outreach efforts, and professional development and leadership.

The ideal candidate will understand the information needs of art and design practitioners, be able to effectively connect with students, work directly with faculty in an evolving curriculum, have knowledge of and/or experience providing instructional and pedagogical support, and be comfortable using a variety of emerging technology and software applications to deliver library instructional services.

This position reports to the Director of Library Services.

The Alfred R. Goldstein Library at Ringling College of Art and Design is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse team of staff and librarians. We are particularly interested in receiving applications from members of underrepresented groups and strongly encourage applicants from equity-seeking communities, including women, persons of color, persons with disabilities, and persons of all sexual orientations and gender identities/expressions to apply for this position.

Ringling College is located near beautiful downtown Sarasota, Florida and Gulf of Mexico beaches. The residential campus is 65 miles south of Tampa and 75 miles north of Fort Myers. Open since 2017, the Alfred R. Goldstein Library is an architecturally stunning state-of-the-art facility that has transformed the way the Ringling College community interacts with our collections and services. For more information visit: Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in Library/Information Science from an ALA-accredited institution.
  • Knowledge of and/or experience in an art, art history, creative writing, visual studies, or a design discipline.
  • Ability to partner with departments and faculty to advance teaching and learning throughout the curriculum.
  • Experience with and willingness to utilize and promote emerging technologies and technology-mediated instructional methods.
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team and to collaborate effectively with faculty and staff colleagues.
  • A commitment to equity and diversity and an ability to support and enhance a diverse learning and working environment.
  • Excellent and effective communication and interpersonal skills.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Post-MLS professional librarian work experience designing effective instructional experiences that accommodate a variety of learning styles.
  • Previous experience or training in instructional design, pedagogical theory, or an education discipline.
  • Knowledge of the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education, the ARLIS/NA Information Competencies for Students in Design Disciplines, and other relevant information literacy standards and practices.
  • Advanced technology skills, including experience with learning management systems, multiple software platforms, and other digital media delivery systems.

Work Hours Posting Date 07/29/2020 Closing Date Open Until Filled Yes Special Instructions to Applicants

Send: 1) cover letter highlighting specific qualifications and experiences that address the responsibilities of the position; 2) resume/CV; 3) separate statement addressing your teaching philosophy and the role librarians can play in pedagogical support. Submit written materials in PDF format to:
Candidates may be asked to submit additional materials if needed.

Open until filled. Apply on-line

Job Opportunity: Archivist Librarian, Blair-Caldwell African American Research Library, Denver Public Library

What You’d Do

Create positive experiences for library customers by performing professional library work including archival processing and digitization and reformatting of original archival materials. Arrange and describe archival collections and create online finding aids. Create digital files, and produce technical, administrative and archival metadata. Promote community outreach and programming. Communicate effectively about issues and initiatives with customers, coworkers, and administration. Assist in the development and maintenance of a special library collection requiring specialized handling, security, and subject expertise.You Have

Knowledge of the history of African Americans in the American West with emphasis on Denver and Colorado. Knowledge of print and electronic information retrieval. Ability to work with original archival records such as textual documents, photographs, maps and technical drawings, and historical artifacts and to reformat original archival records using digital imaging technology to produce image files. Ability to create administrative, technical, and descriptive metadata in accordance with archival and local standards and utilize a broad range of hardware and software applications for scanning, calibration, image processing, hardcopy output, and file storage/management in order to achieve a desired result. Ability to demonstrate positive attitude, excellent interpersonal skills, cultural sensitivity, and a sense of humor in working with customers, coworkers, and community.  Ability to perform community outreach and programming. Ability to creatively problem-solve, negotiate, and handle stressful situations in a positive manner. Ability to demonstrate innovation and flexibility. Ability to pass a background check after the offer to hire has been made.

A Master’s in Library Science from an ALA accredited university.

One year of library or archival experience. 

Experience with various library databases and management systems including ArchivesSpace, and CONTENTdm (preferred, not required).

Experience with archival preservation best practices and knowledge of various analog audio and visual media types (preferred, not required). Other Things You Should Know

Find information about the application process here.

Although the full salary range for this position is provided, offers are typically made within the starting salary range and depend on qualifications. This fully benefitted, limited term position is funded for 24 months once the selected candidate is in the position.

The schedule will be determined by the needs of the branch and may include evening and weekend hours.

To Apply:

Job Opportunity: Collections Assistant, Wende Museum


About the Wende Museum

“Wende” is a German word that means “transformation.” It is commonly used to describe the era of uncertainty and possibility leading up to and following the fall of the Berlin Wall. Headquartered in a renovated National Guard Armory in Culver City, the Wende Museum is a cultural laboratory that pairs unparalleled collections from the Cold War era with contemporary artists, filmmakers, musicians, scholars, and others. The Wende’s collection encompasses more than 100,000 holdings, ranging from consumer products to fine art, political symbols, audiovisual materials, spy equipment, posters, ephemera, commemoratives, books, archives, and personal histories.

Collections Assistant

Responsibilities Summary

The Collections Assistant position offers critical support to advance the museum’s mission and growth.

● Supports all practical aspects of collections management

● Works in the database to catalog objects, track loans and exhibitions, create condition reports, and assist with acquisition processing

● Manages collections space, including moving, tracking, labeling, and storing boxes

● Retrieves and prepares artwork, artifacts, and archival materials for digitization

● Assists with training and supervising Collections Interns

● Supports exhibition research, preparation, and install/de-install

● Facilitates use of the collection across departments, including social media and group tour requests

● Acts as first point of contact for researchers, including coordinating research requests and visits

● Scans collection items following institutional standards

● Supports with acquisition, curatorial, programming, and other research and special projects

● Assists with administrative office tasks, including maintaining inventory of supplies

Part-time position, 24 hours per week, flexible scheduling Monday – Friday, with occasional evenings and weekends

Pay Rate: $19/hr

Position is available: July 2020

Deadline to apply: July 17, 2020

Recognizing that this is an ongoing process, the Wende Museum is committed to continually increasing

diversity, equity, inclusion, accessibility, and sustainability. People of color, LGBTQIA+ people, people without formal education, and others who may have been marginalized by conventional hiring practices are strongly encouraged to apply.

Questions: email Head of Collections, Christine Rank, at

To apply: submit resume and brief cover letter to Christine Rank at


Ideal candidate

● Highly organized

● Detail-oriented

● Diligent and dedicated

● Able to multi-task a variety of activities, prioritizing conflicting needs

● Resourceful problem solver

● Proactive self-starter able to follow projects through to completion

● Able to work under pressure and meet deadlines

● Able to work effectively independently and also as a positive team player

● Able to demonstrate emotional maturity and strong interpersonal skills

Skills and Experience

● 1-2 years’ experience in a museum, archive, or other cultural institution (including internships), with emphasis on object handling and collections database

● Experience handling rare and/or fragile materials

● Strong computer skills

o Advanced expertise in Microsoft Office Suite

o Experience working with museum database programs

● Familiarity with controlled vocabularies such as the Getty Vocabularies (AAT, TGN, etc.) and Library of Congress authorities (LCSH, LCNAF and TGM)

● Comfort lifting 35 lbs., climbing ladders, and other physical activity

● Ability and willingness to travel to and work in locations around Los Angeles County, including regularly at an off-site facility

● Ability and willingness to work from home as needed

Job Opportunity: Collections Data Manager, The Hampton University Museum

The Hampton University Museum invites nominations and applications for a Collections Data Manager beginning no later than September 1, 2020.

Founded in 1868, Hampton University is a leading historically black university (HBCU) located on the Virginia Peninsula in the City of Hampton.  It is a privately endowed, co-educational, nonsectarian institution.  The Hampton University Museum was founded in 1868 and is the oldest African American Museum in the nation and one of the oldest museums in Virginia.

Duties and Responsibilities

The Hampton University Museum seeks a Collections Data Manager to join a team dedicated to providing full digital access to the African American Art Collection of over 3000 works.

The Collections Data Manager will be responsible for retrospective cataloguing of the Hampton University Museums Fine Arts Collection in the cataloging system, PAST PERFECT utilizing best practices in the cataloguing of works of art.  Reporting to the Director, and working closely with the Curator of Collections, the Collections Manager, will focus on transcribing a critical mass of information about the Museum’s Fine Art Collection from source documents such as curatorial files, accession records, and Data bases.

  • Perform data “clean-up” as needed.
  • Assist in the implementation of data standards and data entry guidelines.
  • Coordinate with PastPerfect to facilitate the Data Conversion from two Excel Spread Sheets to PastPerfect
  • Organize, compile, and digitize (as needed) source documents relating to individual works of art in the collection.
  • Enter compiled data in collections information management system (PAST PERFECT) adhering to established standards and guidelines.
  • Confer regularly with Museum team to ensure accuracy of information and the use of appropriate authority tools
  • Coordinate with Curatorial Team to work with Student Interns
  • Train Staff on new developments with PastPefect
  • Attend weekly team meetings.


Ideal candidates will have a Bachelor’s degree in art, art history, museum studies, information sciences, or related discipline. One must have the ability to work independently and efficiently to produce consistent, high quality results over long-term project.  The candidate must also possess a high degree of organization, self-motivation, and great attention to detail is critical; excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills.

The candidate should have an interest in museums, art history, visual culture and show proficiency using multiple operating systems (Windows,) and basic software including Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe Photo Shop. Past experience with Excel and PAST PERFECT is essential.

The position reports to the Director and the Curator of Collections

Schedule: 40 hours per week
This position is a 3 year, full-time, grant funded position. No benefits are provided

How to Apply

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.  Applicants should submit a Hampton University Application for Employment for faculty, a letter outlining the candidate’s experience in the museum field, experience with data entry and museum registration, a resume, and three letters of recommendation on company letterhead. Applications may be submitted electronically to or mailed to:

Vanessa D. Thaxton-Ward, Ph. D.
Hampton University Museum
Hampton, VA  23668
(757) 727-5508

To Apply:

Diversity Scholar, Oregon State University

Position Announcement
The Oregon State University Libraries (OSUL) Diversity Scholars Program (DSP) is now recruiting for the program’s fourth Diversity Scholar (DS) for the 2020-2021 academic year. The DS 2020-2021 position is for a person of color who is enrolled in an online or distance learning library science master’s program – a program that is American Library Association accredited and within the United States – who plans to graduate in the spring or summer of 2021. The DS position is for one 9-month appointment, October 2020 – June 2021. The goal of this 0.5 FTE term-limited position is to provide mentorship, professional development opportunities, and first-hand experiences working in an academic library for an MLIS student. Diversity Scholars’ projects support strategic initiatives of the OSUL while providing concrete and innovative opportunities for the DS to interact with librarians from various departments as fully integrated members of the library faculty. The Diversity Scholar 2020-2021 position will be 100% remote.

Compensation: $11,500 for the 0.5 FTE 9-month appointment, 20 hours per week (600 hours total, October 2020 – June 2021); $2,500 for professional development; with benefits. Flexible scheduling available.

Position Description and Application Process:

Nadia Sophie Seiler Rare Materials Resident, Yale University

Yale University offers exciting opportunities for achievement and growth in New Haven, Connecticut. Conveniently located between Boston and New York, New Haven is the creative capital of Connecticut with cultural resources that include three major museums, a critically-acclaimed repertory theater, state-of-the-art concert hall, and world-renowned schools of Architecture, Art, Drama, and Music.

General Purpose:  

The Nadia Sophie Seiler Rare Materials Residency is a nine-month term-limited position to provide library professionals with substantive exposure to rare materials cataloging. The Residency is made possible by the Nadia Sophie Seiler Memorial Fund and hosted at the Yale Center for British Art. The Residency runs from October 2020 to June 2021. 

Under the general direction of the Senior Catalogue Librarian, the Nadia Sophie Seiler Rare Materials Resident creates, enhances, and maintains original and complex bibliographic and authority records for a wide range of special collections materials in various formats for the Department of Rare Books and Manuscripts at the Yale Center for British Art. The Resident will also contribute to YCBA projects and meetings concerning the description, curatorship, and discovery of rare books and manuscripts. 

Cataloguing projects for the Residency will be selected based on the Resident’s interests and experience. Possibilities include: the J. R. Abbey collection of color-plate books illustrated in aquatint and lithography; single-item manuscripts documenting British art, society, and culture; atlases and maps from the Paul Mellon Bequest; image collections, including photographs, prints, or sketchbooks; realia / 3D objects; a toy theater collection; small collections of archival material.

At the culmination of the Residency, the Resident will present a public talk on a topic relevant to the substantive experience gained during his or her tenure. The Resident will also receive funds to attend the 2021 RBMS Conference.

In compliance with Yale’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Resident will work remotely initially. In-person work will begin when permitted by Yale University guidelines.

  • Provides original cataloging/creates metadata for materials in all formats and subject areas. Applies descriptive standards (RDA, AACR2, DCRM, DACS, or VRC, etc.), structural standards (MARC, MODS, METS or EAD, etc.), and controlled vocabularies (LCNAF, or LCSH, etc,). Creates authority records applying standards and best practices, and assigns call numbers using Library of Congress Classification system.
  • Provides intellectual and physical management of ORBIS and other library databases. This may include authority control, record loading, ingesting objects, quality assurance processes, and working with stakeholders throughout the library community.
  • Analyzes bibliographic and metadata problems, recommends policies, develops processes and best practices, and creates documentation.
  • Engages with cataloging and technical service staff, other librarians, curators, and collection managers in an effort to meet their needs, and the needs of our users.
  • Researches, plans and oversees special projects.
  • May manage vendor services and relationships.
  • Trains and revises the work of students, assistants and other librarians.
  • Participates in national metadata/cataloging initiatives, i.e. the Program for Cooperative Cataloging programs (BIBCO, NACO, SACO).
  • Participates in the library’s management, assessment, training and development programs.
  • Keeps abreast of national and international developments including new metadata standards, technologies, trends, and techniques.
  • Establishes a record of service to the Library, the University and the profession.
  • May be required to assist with disaster recovery efforts.
  • May perform other duties as assigned.

This position will be assigned a rank of Librarian 1. Salary: $46,800 for nine months ($5,200 / month). Librarian ranking information can be found at:

Application review will begin immediately and continue until July 31, 2020.  Please include a cover letter with application. The cover letter should include an explanation of interest in the Residency.

Required Education and Experience:  

Master’s degree in Library Science from an American Library Association accredited Library school. 


  • Demonstrated knowledge of current national cataloging/metadata content and structural standards. Knowledge of subject analysis and classification systems.
  • Experience designing projects and bringing them to conclusion in a timely fashion.
  • Demonstrated excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communications. Analytical ability. Accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Ability to initiate and adapt to change. Experience working collegially and cooperatively within and across organizations. Experience working collaboratively and independently with varied groups within a complex organization and rapidly changing, team environment.
  • Preferred Education and Experience: Experience or coursework in cataloging rare materials. Record of involvement or desire to engage with special collections and other cataloging communities.

Application: For more information and immediate consideration, please apply online at  Please be sure to reference this website when applying for this position.

We invite you to discover the excitement, diversity, rewards and excellence of a career at Yale University. One of the country’s great workplaces, Yale University offers exciting opportunities for meaningful accomplishment and true growth. Our benefits package is among the best anywhere, with a wide variety of insurance choices, liberal paid time off, fantastic family and educational benefits, a variety of retirement benefits, extensive recreational facilities, and much more.

Yale University considers applicants for employment without regard to and does not discriminate on the basis of an individual’s sex, race, color, religion, age, disability, status as a veteran, or national or ethnic origin; nor does Yale discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity or expression.

Job Opportunity: Librarian, American Academy of Art – Chicago, IL

The American Academy of Art, a non-profit, regionally accredited art college located in downtown Chicago, seeks applicants for a librarian position.

The librarian will plan, organize and direct various library services in support of the educational goals of the institution. This includes, but is not limited to, managing the Academy’s Writing Resource Center, implementing innovative library programming, and facilitating informational classroom visits.

The ideal candidate will possess experience in all aspects of library affairs, exceptional verbal and written skills, and a strong engagement with library trends in technology and pedagogy based on the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy.

An MLS and experience in the Canvas learning management platform is required.

Established in 1923, the American Academy of Art offers Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees in the commercial and fine art fields. Its mission is to teach students the traditional and contemporary skills that will enable them to pursue careers as professional artists.

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time


  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) Matching
  • Dental Insurance
  • Disability Insurance
  • Health Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Paid Time Off
  • Professional Development Assistance

To Apply:

Job Opportunity: Visual and Interdisciplinary Arts Librarian, Colby College

Visual and Interdisciplinary Arts Librarian
Date:  06/23/2020
Colby College Libraries (The Libraries) seeks a creative, curious, motivated, and collaborative professional for the position of Visual and Interdisciplinary Arts (VIA) Librarian. The VIA Librarian reports to the Assistant Director for Special Collections & Archives and will be a key member of the distinctive and evolving special collections and archival landscape at Colby. This is a newly imagined teaching librarian position with liaison responsibilities. The successful candidate will have a sense of adventure and an openness – building upon existing relationships while creating interdisciplinary learning experiences within the Libraries (and beyond).     

Colby College Libraries are at the heart of the research and teaching mission of the College. In that context, the Libraries strive to be progressive, diverse, strategic, and collaborative with a talented and team-oriented group of professionals. This new position is a part of an evolution of research and instruction at Colby Libraries that is embedding research and instruction librarians within each of the Libraries’ departments and the liaison program is being updated.

The VIA Librarian will join the dynamic Special Collections & Archives (SC&A) team. This is an opportunity to learn from and collaborate with an established (and growing) SC&A archives education program within the context of a burgeoning and comprehensive teaching program within the Libraries.

The Libraries have been working over the last year to build a strong foundation for experimentation and growth. We have convened several cross functional teams poised to rethink and build a progressive and creative library organization.  Positioning the VIA Librarian within SC&A is an intentional move that will provide opportunities to capitalize on natural synergies between SC&A and a more traditional library instruction program. There is also momentum building for curating new objects based collections that support and elaborate upon existing SC&A collections and college initiatives. The Librarian in this position will be expected to be curious and creative in an environment being built for experimentation and risk taking.

We seek a vibrant VIA Librarian colleague to work with us to decolonize our collections and processes, to experiment with new strategies for developing collections and bridging the arts and sciences, and to promote the powerful potential of our materials on campus and beyond. And, we aspire to leverage the challenges of remote teaching and learning via innovative virtual collaborations created with our Special Collections counterparts in the CBB consortium and across the state of Maine.

Liaison responsibilities that will be aligned with the successful candidates research, expertise, and experience as well as expected departmental responsibilities with the Colby College Department of Art and the growing and interdisciplinary arts ecosystem of Colby College. This position is an opportunity to be a key partner in the arts and to work with colleagues across the Libraries as well as across campus. Colby has a world class Museum of Art (and a new director starting this fall), a newly hired Director of the Arts, the Lunder Institute of American Art, and the Center for Arts and Humanities – among other arts related activities on campus. In our recent restructuring, we have established a Performing Arts Librarian (filled by one of our current librarians) who will be a natural partner in exploring and working within the arts in our community. The broader Waterville community is undergoing a transformation, as well, with Colby engaged in a partnership with the city to reinvent and revitalize downtown Waterville. A new collaborative arts space as well as an arts center (that will include a new gallery of the Museum) are also in the planning stages downtown.

The Libraries strive to be progressive, diverse, strategic, and collaborative with a talented and team-oriented group of professionals. The Libraries consist of three physical library spaces: Miller Library (the Humanities and Social Sciences library – considered the main library – and includes Special Collections and Archives), Bixler Art and Music Library, and Olin Natural and Environmental Science Library. In addition, we are a member of the Colby-Bates-Bowdoin (CBB) consortium that provides opportunities for collaboration across our respective libraries.


* ALA-accredited master’s degree in library science or equivalent combination of education and professional experience.
* Two or more years of professional academic library experience.
* One or more years of reference and instruction experience.
* Demonstrated experience in collection development and management.
* Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills.
* Ability to work independently and as a member of a team, establish priorities, and work collaboratively as a member of a diverse community
* Demonstrated experience, knowledge, and/or scholarship in inclusion, diversity, social justice, and anti-racism work.

* Background (education and/or experience) in an arts or design related discipline.
* Experience working with archival and special collections and in assisting researchers.
* Skilled and knowledgeable in scholarly communications, digital humanities, and/or digital preservation.
* Proficiency with new technology in an educational or library setting.
* Documented professional engagement.
* Proficiency in one or more non-English languages.
Salary and Benefits

Minimum of $60,000.

Librarians are a part of the Colby College faculty – without “rank” but eligible for sabbatical and travel funding.
Colby College has an excellent benefits package.

To Apply:

As much (if not all) of this search will be remote, we will work to “show” final candidates the libraries, campus, and the surrounding area. We are also flexible about how we can work together remotely, if necessary, for the foreseeable future.

Interested candidates should submit the following application materials to

* Letter of interest;
* CV;
* Contact information for three professional references.

Materials should be addressed to:

Lareese Hall, Director of Libraries
Colby College
5104 Mayflower Hill
Waterville, ME 04901-8855

A review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Kress Museum Interpretation Fellow, High Museum of Art

The Kress Museum Interpretation Fellowship will focus on developing dynamic interpretive tools to tell compelling stories for all audiences about the Museum’s European art collection and European special exhibitions. The Fellow will report to the High’s Shannon Landing Amos Head of Museum Interpretation and will work closely with the Bunzl Family Curator of European Art. The Kress Museum Interpretation Fellow will apply a combination of art history training, understanding of learning theory, and sensitivity to the learning needs and styles of widely diverse audiences to support the significant expansion of interpretive tools for the Museum’s permanent collection. The Fellow will gain a full range of interpretive experiences including written, audio, digital, film, gallery teaching, and online which will target varied audiences from adults to families. The Fellowship will provide a supervised environment where an aspiring interpretive educator can develop the hands-on experience and the confidence on which to base a future career. The High Museum of Art takes a team-based approach to exhibition development. We work collaboratively across departments to create experiences that inspire and delight our audiences. Our institutional mantra of growth, inclusivity, collaboration, and connectivity guides all our decision making.


Doris and Shouky Shaheen Collection of Impressionist and post-Impressionist Art
• The Fellow will research and write labels and web text about the 25 paintings in the collection given to the High Museum in the Fall of 2019.
• The Fellow will provide training to the High’s 140 docents on these works of art that are new to the permanent collection.

Engaging Visitors with European Works on Paper
• The Kress Fellow will research and contribute content about the High’s collection of over 660 European works on paper that can be used in multiple digital platforms both in-gallery and online.

Calder Picasso Exhibition
• In the Spring of 2021, the High will host a major exhibition entitled Calder Picasso. The Fellow will work with the design, curatorial, and interpretation team on didactics for the exhibition that will be a major attendance driver for the Museum.

B.A. in art history; M.A. in art history or museum studies preferred. We would prefer a candidate with some teaching experience, preferably in a gallery setting (teaching assistant, student docent, etc.) and good writing and presentation skills.

Excellent communication skills (needs to be a good listener) and writing skills.

Ability to assemble statistical information.

Ability to assess and evaluate information as to its validity and appropriateness.
Ability to organize and express information in clear, logical sequence.

Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills and willing to work at least some weekends. Proficiency in computer word-processing and database programs like Microsoft Office 365. Ability to learn collection database, The Museum System (TMS). Attention to detail, accuracy, ability to work independently and with a variety of people, and a professional demeanor all essential.

Submit resume to Human Resources, Woodruff Art Center

To Apply: