Archives Research & Processing Fellowship

Archives Research & Processing Fellowship, 2.5 days/week

The New Museum Archives seeks an Archives Research & Processing Fellow to support the processing of records in the New Museum’s collections. The New Museum Archives document the New Museum’s history of presenting groundbreaking exhibitions, performances, public programs and civic initiatives, spanning from its founding in 1977 to the present day. Reporting to the New Museum Archivist, the fellow will assist with all aspects of collections processing, with tasks including:

  • Conducting research to identify records and relationships between record groups.
  • Assisting with the creation of finding aids and container lists.
  • Identifying items in need of preservation intervention.
  • Cataloging and re-housing photographic materials.
  • Identifying subjects and events in archival photographs.
  • Recommending items for digitization.
  • Assisting with digitization workflows, as needed.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Graduate coursework in Art History or Library/Archival Science. Must be currently enrolled student, or starting in Fall 2018.
  • Experience performing archival research and familiarity with handling of archival photos and documents.
  • Background in art history, particularly contemporary art and performance.
  • Experience arranging, describing, and rehousing archival collections, highly desirable.
  • Familiarity with preventative conservation and its application within archival collections.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced production environment and make workflow changes on the fly.
  • Experience cataloging in a content management system or OPAC, especially Collective Access.
  • Familiarity with digitization specifications and media formats.
  • Editorial and academic writing/publishing experience, a plus. Experience with Adobe Creative Suite, also a plus.

Instructions:

Application reviews will begin immediately, and the position will remain open until filled. This is a temporary 8-12 month position. Interested candidates should send a cover letter, list of three references, and current resume with links to portfolios and writings to archive@newmuseum.org with subject line “Archives Research Fellowship”. Professional and academic letters of recommendation are welcome, and may be sent separately. Applicants who are selected for the position are expected to keep regular weekly hours, to be negotiated in advance with the Archivist, and will be paid with a monthly stipend. Course credit may be arranged.

2018-2020 Samuel H. Kress Fellowship

The New York Art Resources Consortium (NYARC) is seeking candidates for the 2018-2020 fellowship. NYARC is comprised of the research libraries of the MoMA, the Frick, and the Brooklyn Museum. The fellowship provides an early career librarian (degree conferred in 2017 or before) the opportunity to learn the operations of three leading art museum libraries via hands-on training and collaboration. This is a paid, full-time position with health benefits and funding for travel to the ARLISNA annual conference.

The application deadline is June 15. Read more here: http://www.nyarc.org/fellowship

Job Posting: NDSR Art Residency

Inaugural NDSR Art Residency Cohort Announced

NEW ORLEANS, LA (February 4, 2017)—The Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS/NA) in partnership with the Philadelphia Museum of Art are pleased to announce the selection of its inaugural National Digital Stewardship Residency (NDSR) cohort. In April 2016, the Philadelphia Museum of Art was awarded a grant by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) to develop a program focused specifically on digital stewardship of art information. The 2017-2018 NSDR Art cohort consists of four organizations, each of which was selected by the NDSR Art advisory board for its merits as an independent project and how it would complement and contribute to the group as a whole. Criteria considered in the applications were a project’s design, its potential for new contributions to the field of digital preservation, institutional support for the project, the ability to provide adequate resources for a resident, and its synergies with potential peer institutions in the cohort.

The cohort consists of the Minneapolis Institute of Art, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the University of Pennsylvania, and the Yale Center for British Art. Its residencies will begin with an intensive week-long digital stewardship workshop in Philadelphia in July 2017. Thereafter, each resident will move to his or her designated host institution to work on a significant digital stewardship project. These projects will allow residents to acquire hands-on knowledge and skills involving the collection, selection, management, long-term preservation, and accessibility of digital assets related to arts information.

Heather Gendron, Director of Robert B. Haas Family Arts Library and President of ARLIS/NA, remarked, “This is an exciting time for the ARLIS/NA community and we are delighted to be able to support this program and offer such rich professional development opportunities to our members while also contributing to the broader field of digital preservation.”

Over the course of twelve months, the NDSR Art residency will address conservation and preservation of time-based media, long-term access to digital publications and student artworks, and strategies for capturing and sustaining born-digital art collection-related records. The selected projects will allow the residents to gain valuable career skills in art information sustainability, while also completing work that provides long-term benefits to ARLIS/NA and the wider preservation communities.

NDSR Art will now receive applications, until March 17, 2017, for residents to work on these projects. Residents chosen for NDSR Art 2017-2018 will be announced by early May 2017. For additional information about the host sites, application requirements, and updates regarding the National Digital Stewardship Residency, please see the program website at http://ndsr-pma.arlisna.org.

Paid Fellowship Opportunity: 2017-18 Kress Fellowship in Art Librarianship

The Robert B. Haas Family Arts Library and the Research Library at the Yale Center for British Art will be accepting applications for the 2017-18 Kress Fellowship in Art Librarianship through February 1, 2017. Details of the fellowship and instructions on how to apply are at http://guides.library.yale.edu/kressfellowship.

Paid Fellowship Opportunity: Barra American Art Fellowship, Philadelphia Museum of Art

Barra American Art Fellowship

The Philadelphia Museum of Art is looking to fill the Barra American Art Fellowship for the 2017-2018 Academic Year. This position is generously endowed by The Barra Foundation in honor of Robert L. McNeil, Jr., with additional support provided in 2017-18 by Mr. and Mrs. William C. Buck and from the Robert L. McNeil Endowments for American Art at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

One fellow will be chosen to join the Department of American Art during the academic year. The fellow will work full-time, assisting four days a week in ongoing department research and exhibition projects, with one day reserved for personal research, writing, or travel. Applicants should have completed their M.A. degree in art history or a related field and propose a thesis or area of research interest that can take advantage of the resources of the Philadelphia Museum of Art and other area libraries and institutions. Priority will be given to those with projects relating to the Museum’s collection or exhibition program, and to students from the Philadelphia region. Fellows will have library privileges at the PMA and the University of Pennsylvania. At the conclusion of the term, the Barra Fellow will be expected to give a lecture and submit a paper reflecting work done during the residency.

The fellow will be expected to work full-time (35 hours per week) during the academic year from September 2017 through August 2018.

The fellowship stipend is $40,000 over twelve months with additional research and travel funds and two weeks of discretionary time off.

How to Apply

Please complete an online application and include the following:

  • A letter describing your interest and preparation for this position
  • Curriculum vitae with education, employment, publications and honors
  • Three references with phone number and email addresses

In addition to your online application, please send a writing sample by mail and direct one of your referees to write on your behalf to:

Department of American Art
Philadelphia Museum of Art
P.O. Box 7646
Philadelphia, PA 19101
Re: Barra Fellowship

Applications are due no later than February 15, 2017.

Full post: https://workforcenow.adp.com/jobs/apply/posting.html?client=philadmoa&jobId=148089

Paid Fellowship Opportunity: Conservation of Computer-Based Art Fellowship (2016-2018), Guggenheim Museum, NYC

The Conservation Department at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum is pleased to offer a two-year, full-time Fellowship in the Conservation of Computer-based Art (CCBA), starting on October 1, 2016. This postgraduate fellowship will be integral to the Guggenheim’s CCBA initiative and focus on the study, documentation, and preservation of 22 software-based artworks in the Guggenheim collection. Under the supervision of Time-based Media Conservator, Joanna Phillips, the CCBA Fellow will conduct a comprehensive survey of all 22 artworks in the collection, create write-blocked disk images and XML metadata of these works for secure server storage, create artwork documentation and treatment proposals, interface with hired specialists such as computer scientists and programmers, engage in case study research on selected works, coordinate cross-institutional meetings to review the CCBA research, present CCBA research at these meetings, and assist with the dissemination of the project progress and conclusions on the Guggenheim website. The CCBA Fellow will also play a central role in the Guggenheim’s ongoing research collaboration with the Department of Computer Science at New York University.

The successful candidate will have a completed MA degree or Advanced Certificate from a U.S. or international fine arts conservation program, with a focus on and/or practical experience in time-based media conservation. Alternatively, MA degrees from Libraries and Archives, Computer Science, or Information Science programs will be considered, if the candidates display previous professional experience with cultural artifacts preservation. Candidates with basic or intermediate coding abilities will be preferred.
The successful candidate is expected to have excellent team and communication skills, the ability to independently manage time in a multitasking environment, a systematic and methodological approach to research and development, and a deep interest in mapping new territories.

Application deadline: August 31, 2016

Fellowship start date: October 1, 2016, or earliest convenience

Work Schedule: Full-time (40 hours/week), 24-months position

Compensation: $43,000 Annual Salary, includes benefits and vacation

Qualified applicants please send an e-mail with the following materials to Joanna Phillips at jphillips@guggenheim.org and add the subject line “Application: CCBA Conservation Fellowship”:

  • Cover letter and resume
  • Relevant supporting materials/portfolio
  • A 1000-word statement of interest in English language. Please elaborate on your interest in conserving computer-based art and the experience and skill-set you bring to this position

Full post: https://www.guggenheim.org/careers/conservation-of-computer-based-art-fellowship-2016-2018

Fellowship Opportunity: Kress Interpretive Fellow, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston, MA

Scope of Position

The Gardner Museum seeks an individual interested in learning how art history scholarship can inform new interpretive strategies for museum visitors that leverage the potential of digital technologies. The Gardner is embarking on a new phase of audience research and interpretation via two major projects in the next year: an evaluation of our current visitor resources including the audio guide, videos, and printed resources; and the creation of a foundational digital interpretive prototype that uses collections-inspired storytelling to unlock the rich content of our collection for visitors. Both projects will incorporate audience-centered research and feedback regarding the visitor journey and experience in the museum.

Collaborating with staff in Education, Curatorial and Digital departments, the Kress Interpretive Fellow will combine research about the Gardner’s collection and upcoming exhibitions for interpretive planning with data gleaned from audience research on-site as well as digital.

The schedule will be 40 hours per week, with some evening and weekend hours as needed. This position is funded for 8 months, from September 22, 2016-May 25, 2017.

Institutional Background and Mission

Opened to the public in 1903, the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum houses a renowned collection spanning thirty centuries and a world of cultures. Distinguished among American museums in that the architecture, installations, and garden courtyard may be regarded as a singular work of art, the museum contains more than 10,200 objects. Masterworks by Botticelli, Titian, Raphael, Rembrandt, and Sargent were installed in a complex, multi-disciplinary curatorial scheme that also encompasses carefully selected decorative art objects, furniture, architectural elements, textiles, books, and manuscripts from many corners of the globe and thousands of years of human history. The historic Palace building, an intimate, Venetian-inspired palazzo in the heart of Boston, was complemented in 2012 by the opening of a new wing designed by Renzo Piano that provided new purpose-built spaces for exhibition, performance, and education and community engagement activities.

True to the ambitious vision of its founder and her spirit of creative risk-taking, the mission of the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum is: to bring to life and preserve the rich historic collection; to cultivate talent in the pursuit of knowledge and acts of creation in the arts and humanities; to support artists, landscape architects, musicians, scholars and students; and, to engage local and global audiences in a sanctuary of beauty and the arts where deeply personal and communal adventures unfold. The museum’s historic and contemporary exhibitions, performances and lectures, and community engagement programs draw more than 250,000 visitors each year.

Responsibilities

The Fellow will play a key role in a cross-departmental team that includes experienced professionals in the museum’s Education, Curatorial, and Digital departments, and will also work collaboratively with outside experts in audience research, digital content development, and digital technology. This team will audit our current interpretative materials and develop and test a prototype for a new public-facing digital interpretive tool for the museum’s galleries, with an emphasis on letters, books, and other artifacts arranged by Gardner throughout the museum in thematic cases that explore literature, history, and the arts, as the ideal source material with which to re-introduce the fine art and the hidden stories of our collections.

1) Working with the Gardner’s Assistant Curator of Education, Director of Visitor Learning , Director of Digital, and an audience research firm to create a framework for collecting and analyzing audience data. This process involves working with small groups of first-time museum visitors to collect and analyze key qualitative and quantitative data and then analyzing data to understand how digital interpretation can help meet the needs of on-site visitors.

2) Working with Assistant Curator of Education and Director of Digital to use audience research to test assumptions about content, format, and product platform to inform the development of digital prototypes as well as develop a plan for ongoing qualitative and quantitative assessment and criteria for evaluating the prototypes.

3) Working with Assistant Curator of Education, Director of Visitor Learning, Curator of Collections and Director of Digital, to create an iterative process of prototyping and evaluation that incorporates audience feedback at every stage.

4) Assist Director of Visitor Learning to review and evaluate existing interpretation resources, including audio guide, videos, and printed materials.

5) Working with William and Lia Poorvu Curator of the Collection, curatorial staff as well as the Director of Visitor Learning to apply art historical research and audience learnings about the thematic cases in the historic collection to the shaping of interpretive content and digital engagement.

We anticipate that this fellowship will allow the Kress Interpretive Fellow to gain skills and build relationships that will be pivotal for professional development in museum education and/or curatorial fields.

Qualifications

The most qualified candidate will display a keen interest in art museum education and digital initiatives, an understanding of the unique nature of the Gardner’s collection, exhibitions and approach to visitor engagement and museum learning, as well as a sense of what the fellowship will add to his/her overall learning and career goals.

Required:

  • Bachelors of arts (Masters preferred) in museum education, art education, art history, or studio art
  • An interest in intersections between art history, education, visitor experience and digital projects
  • Experience with collecting and analyzing visitor data
  • Outstanding verbal and written communication skills (the Fellow will interact with general visitors on a regular basis, s/he must be comfortable approaching and speaking with others)
  • Prior art history knowledge, particularly 19th Century American Art
  • Familiarity and confidence with visitor-centered interpretation and teaching approaches, including Visual Thinking Strategies (VTS)
  • Ability to work well both independently and as part of a team
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Flexible schedule

Preferred:

  • Special consideration will be given to candidates who demonstrate passion for audience research and data analysis and innovative ideas about digital interpretive tools for museums
  • Experience interacting with visitors of diverse cultural and socio-economic backgrounds
  • Ability to speak Spanish

Application deadline: August 10, 2016, including 2 writing samples of less than 300 words each, and/or an example of an evaluation report, and/or link to a museum digital project.

Full post: http://isgm.applicantpro.com/jobs/428442.html

Fellowship Opportunity: Kress Interpretive Fellow, Detroit Institute of Arts

The mission of the Detroit Institute of Arts is to create experiences that help each visitor find personal meaning in art. As a leader in innovative interpretation and education-curatorial collaboration, the DIA provides professional development opportunities for the next generation of interpretive experts.

The Kress interpretive fellow at the DIA will work in the department of interpretation to assist in planning and development of interpretation that facilitates visitor-centered learning and engagement to fulfill the museum’s mission. Specific projects may include participating in upcoming special exhibitions (“Bittersweet: Coffee, Tea, and Chocolate” and “Frederic Church: To Jerusalem and Back”) and content research and development for object labels or mobile tour content for the permanent collection.

Essential Functions

  • Collaborates with cross functional teams, consisting of colleagues from Learning & Interpretation division as well as curatorial, exhibitions, evaluation, and other areas to develop special exhibition and permanent collection interpretive plans
  • Works with colleagues to assist in planning visitor experiences, including developing big ideas, visitor outcomes, and interpretive materials that may include in-gallery labels, videos, touchable interactives, etc.
  • Researches content and recommends strategies for object and exhibition interpretation

Outcomes

A Kress fellow at the DIA will

  • gain deeper understanding of various educational theories and approaches and apply them in the development of effective interpretation
  • gain an understanding of museum and visitor studies through practical experience
  • learn to plan measurable outcomes and develop interpretive plans for projects of different scales
  • collaborate in cross-divisional teams to develop interpretation
  • see how input from community representatives can be incorporated into in early stages of project development
  • participate in practical problem-solving to design spaces for interactive learning
  • work with one of the finest collections of European art in the nation

Qualifications

  • Masters Degree in museum studies, art history, other humanities fields, education, or related discipline
  • Excellent oral communication skills and the capacity to write in an engaging manner for various audiences
  • Interest in interdisciplinary connections with art; knowledge of European art preferred
  • Ability to develop imaginative and creative interpretive strategies and media that stimulate interest and engage learners of all ages
  • Strong organization and communication skills
  • Ability to work independently, with peers, and in cross-functional teams
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office

Online submissions will be accepted until the position is filled, and must include (in a single Word or PDF document):

  • Resume: Include professional and academic background and other information pertinent to consideration for the position of Kress Interpretive Fellow at the DIA
  • Cover Letter: Describe your interest in the field of art museum interpretation, career interests and goals, and qualifications for the Kress Fellowship.
  • Writing Samples: Provide one or two writing samples that demonstrate innovative analysis of art or other subject matter, creative writing skills, or other dynamic and surprising ways you have communicated ideas.

Full post: http://www.dia.org/employment/1903/Kress-Interpretive-Fellow-.aspx

Fellowship Opportunity: Collections Fellow, Institute of Classical Architecture & Art, NYC

The Institute of Classical Architecture and Art (ICAA) is seeking a 9-month Fellow for the 2016/2017 academic year to help oversee and manage its historic collection of plaster casts and architectural elements. The Fellow will be responsible for updating and maintaining the collections’ catalogues, coordinating visits from schools and other third parties who would like to view the collections, providing tours of the gallery and collection, marketing the gallery, and otherwise assisting with the collection as required. The Fellow will have access to the entirety of the ICAA’s special collections and library as needed for their own academic research.

The Fellow is expected to work one-day/8 hours per week for an academic year September through June. The schedule is flexible. The rate of pay is $17 per hour. The Fellow will not be eligible for benefits such as sick pay, paid holidays, or health insurance. The Fellow is invited to attend many of the ICAA’s education courses and lectures tuition-free.

The ideal candidate will possess the following qualities:

  • Currently pursuing or recently completed a Master’s Degree in art history, museum studies, classics, or a related subject
  • A minimum of one year professional experience in curating or managing a fine art collection
  • Ability to work independently
  • Comfortable speaking with groups and sharing the collection with a diverse range of audiences
  • Basic working knowledge of word, email, powerpoint, and excel
  • Photoshop and InDesign are a plus but not required

Application Instructions / Public Contact Information: The candidate should send a cover letter explaining his or her interest in the position, a resume, and an academic writing sample to education@classicist.org by July 15th, 2016. No references are necessary at this stage of the application process.

Deadline to apply: July 15, 2016

Full post: http://www.nyfa.org/Jobs/Show/ad0212b0-0a13-442a-a77d-968ef26eb3c7

Fellowship Opportunity: Cowles Curatorial Fellowship in Asian Art, Portland Art Museum

JOB DESCRIPTION
The Portland Art Museum, Oregon announces an outstanding Fellowship opportunity under the direction of Maribeth Graybill, Ph.D., Arlene and Harold Schnitzer Curator of Asian Art. Scholars embarking on professional and academic careers in art history who are considering the museum profession are encouraged to apply.

The Cheney Cowles Curatorial Fellow is a full-time (30 hours per week) employee of The Portland Art Museum. The position starts in summer 2016. The Fellows compensation is $24/per hour, plus two weeks of unpaid time off for scholarly research. A research grant of $3,000 is available to reimburse research travel and expenses.

This is a one-year position, with the possibility of renewal for a second year. The Museum reserves the right to discontinue the fellowship at any time if circumstances arise that are unfavorable.

If you have any questions, please email hr@pam.org.

RESPONSIBILITIES
Under the supervision of the Arlene and Harold Schnitzer Curator of Asian Art, the Cowles Curatorial Fellow will conduct research on the Asian Collections in the Portland Art Museum. The Fellow will work to improve cataloguing data in the Museum’s database, including adding information in the original language (Chinese, Korean, and/or Japanese) wherever possible.
The Fellow will assist with a broad range of curatorial activities in Asian Art, including preparation of interpretive materials for gallery and online presentation; curation of gallery installations and exhibitions; and donor cultivation.

The Fellow will contribute to a rich offering of public and academic interpretive programs such as docent training, gallery tours, and public lectures.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • M.A. degree or equivalent in East Asian art history or related discipline.
  • High degree of reading/writing/speaking proficiency in an East Asian language, with preference for Chinese or Korean.
  • Previous curatorial or museum experience a plus.
  • Possesses cultural interest and sensitivity.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English.
  • Demonstrated high level of initiative and persistence in completing assignments with strong attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Proficiency in MS Office Suite, including Word, Excel, Outlook and web-based research tools.
  • Ability to take direction as well as work well independently.

BENEFITS
The full time position is eligible for the Museum’s benefits package first of the month following 30-days of full-time employment. Benefits include medical and dental, paid time off (vacation, sick, holiday, jury duty, bereavement), 401k program, long-term disability and AD&D, and a variety of perks such as free Museum admission, Gift Shop discounts, and screenings at the NW Film Center.

Full post: https://pamcareers.hyrell.com/VirtualStepPositionDetails.aspx?TemplateId=140341