Job Posting: Archivist, The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, MO

Purpose
Reporting to the Head, Library Services, the Archivist preserves, arranges, and makes accessible the institutional records of The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art and the people and the community connected to it; provides research service and reference assistance; implements and evaluates archival programs for the Nelson-Atkins staff, researchers, and the community in accordance with best practices and standards; and participates in the institutional records management program of the institution.

Accountabilities
  1. Archive Support: Assists museum staff in identifying internal documents and their sources that have historical, legal, and informational value to the museum, including the determination of lasting value and appropriate formats; works cooperatively with museum staff in planning and implementing projects, including participating in strategic and impact planning with the library staff.
  2. Collection Management: Plans, implements, and directs all aspects of the collections including evaluating, processing, describing, cataloging, creating and maintaining records and databases, finding aids, and other tools and technology facilitating discovery of, and, access to the holdings of the Museum’s archives according to best practices, current standards, and technology in library and archives management.
  3. Conservation – Analyzes physical condition of documents for long-term preservation through basic conservation handling techniques and practices, including preservation digitization; creates and maintains the physical environment for maximum longevity in current formats; and works cooperatively with museum staff to ensure preservation and transferability of historical and current assets, including print, a/v media, photographs, scrapbooks, blueprints, ephemera, memorabilia, slides, and born-digital.
  4. Reference and Research: Provides archival reference and research services for in-house staff and external researchers, including researching and answering reference questions, preparing research reports, preparing user support documentation, and conducting research instruction with the library staff for museum staff, external researchers, and the general public.  Creates outreach strategies promoting research in the archival collections.
  5. Planning and Evaluation: Plans and implements goals and programs in the archives which actively support museum strategic initiatives; reports regularly on archives issues, providing textual and statistical reports; and conducts evaluation of archives programs. Participates in discussions, planning, implementation and evaluation for institutional records management, digitization programs and projects, and other initiatives.
  6. Professional Knowledge and Standards: Keeps current with issues, best practices and standards of the archival profession; assures compliance with current intellectual property laws and any other laws or acts that may apply to documents in the custody of the Archives; conforms to professional ethical standards for the museum and the archives profession. Attend and participate in professionally relevant meetings and conferences.
  7. Other:  Performs all other duties as assigned in general support of Library Services and the museum as a whole.
Organization
Reports to the Head, Library Services

Position Requirements

  • Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited program for library/ information science, or an accredited archives studies program/related field with two (2) or more years of direct experience or an equal combination of education and experience. Preferred: Additional degree in art history, museum studies or related field.
  • Certification from Academy of Certified Archivists (ACA) or the programs of the Society of American Archivists (SAA). Preferred: SAA Digital Archives certification.
  • Minimum two years of demonstrated successful experience in appraising, accessioning, arranging and describing archival and manuscript collections, and reference services.
  • Working knowledge of current metadata and archival descriptive standards, including DACS, EAD, and related MARC 21 and RDA standards. Preferred: VRA core 4 and XML coding skills.
  • Knowledge of the conservation and preservation needs of archival collections in a variety of formats including print, a/v media, photographs, scrapbooks, blueprints, ephemera, memorabilia, slides, and born-digital materials; database management, and transfer methods to accessible formats for research and reference.
  • Familiarity with archives management systems and/or content management systems and an understanding of emerging technologies for digital collections, document imaging and conversion systems.
  • Experience presenting archival and historical information and research methods to diverse audiences through diverse media.
Other Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
  • Knowledge of records management including the creation of record retention schedules, and management of permanent and non-permanent records, including electronic records preservation standards,
  • Demonstrated excellent scholarly research skills and reference services skills for different audiences.
  • The ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
  • The ability to work collaboratively with a diverse group of constituents.
  • Demonstrated strong project management skills.
  • Demonstrated excellent time management skills and ability to balance priorities.
  • Preferred languages in addition to English:  French, Italian, German
Personal Characteristics
The successful candidate should be:
  • A mission-driven individual with a passion for archives, libraries, history, research, and art; analytical and strategic, yet tactically skilled in translating ideas and principles into practical programming;
  • A collaborator – confident and competent, relationship-focused, with strong skills in building consensus among a diverse group of personalities with different work styles;
  • A good listener and strategist; comfortable receiving input from many sources, and able to analyze and formulate disparate information into sound, well-organized plans;
  • An individual with outstanding human qualities; one who is straightforward, shares information easily, listens as well as gives advice, and respects the abilities of others; high EQ/emotional intelligence; someone who imparts trust, integrity and solidity and guides others in a similar vein;
  • A graceful communicator and tactful diplomat who cultivates trust and engages the active support of constituents; someone that is able to represent and advance the Nelson-Atkins’ interests with determination;
  • A results-oriented individual, adept at seeing the big-picture, planning, prioritizing, organizing and following through; a hard worker with a high energy level; emotionally mature with a sense of humor and an ability to maintain balance and perspective.
Physical Demands
While performing the duties of this job, the Archivist is required to stand; walk; prolonged sitting; use hands; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; climb ladders; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The Archivist must be able to lift and/or move up to 40 pounds.  The Archivist works closely with materials that may cause allergic reactions, particularly to dust and possibly mold, in environments with possible limited ventilation, and must be able to work in a windowless area.

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Job Posting: Library Technician, National Gallery of Art, Washington DC

The mission of the National Gallery of Art is to serve the United States of America in a national role by preserving, collecting, exhibiting, and fostering the understanding of works of art at the highest possible museum and scholarly standards.

This position is located on the staff of the Deputy Director (DD), in the Interlibrary Loan office of the Library’s Reader Services Department (DLR). The primary purpose of the position is to process interlibrary loan (ILL) requests to and from the NGA Library.

Duties

The incumbent locates, creates, and maintains bibliographic information: Processes interlibrary loan requests from other libraries. Reviews incoming ILL requests received online (via bibliographic networks and ILLIAD) and in print (via standard American Library Association [ALA] form); confirms suitability of Library materials for lending; updates online records for those requests that cannot be filled by the NGA Library. Retrieves materials to be loaned from the stacks and prepares circulation information. Prepares shipments of materials to be loaned and updates online records. Prepares appropriate shipment forms for materials to be loaned and obtains authorized signatures; delivers outgoing materials to the mail room. Records shipments in the FedEx ledger. Checks Library receiving room and mail station for incoming materials.

Processes interlibrary loan requests to other libraries: Verifies bibliographic information and holdings and prepares requests using the ILLIAD ILL system. Checks Library receiving room and mail station for materials sent by lenders; receives borrowed materials and notifies requestor of their availability, terms of loan, and due date. Prepares shipments of materials to be returned to lenders and updates online records. Prepares appropriate shipment forms for materials to be returned and obtains authorized signatures; delivers outgoing materials to the mail room. Records shipments in the FedEx ledger, and files documented shipping forms. Prepares print and digital reproductions of library materials that are deemed unsuitable for lending (these include rare books, fragile materials and ephemera); prepares reproductions of library materials to support research by Gallery staff and library users. Monitors status of outstanding requests and assists with procedures to ensure the timely return of loaned and borrowed materials. Compiles monthly statistics for ILL activities and other special reports as requested. Maintains paper and electronic departmental files. Assists with other activities in the Reader Services section, including circulation and vertical files; transliterates and interprets bibliographic information in foreign languages to assist staff in locating library materials.

Qualifications

Candidates must meet the Qualification Standards Handbook requirements for the GS-1411-7.

For this position, specialized experience is at least one year of experience, equivalent in responsibility to the GS-6 level in the Federal service, OR 4 full years of education above the high school level. An equivalent combination of education and experience is fully qualifying and meets the minimum qualification requirements. Specialized experience is experience using local and international bibliographic networks such as Voyager, OCLC WorldCAT, to identify library holdings and familiarity with reader services operations in a research library.

Candidates must reflect in their submitted USAJOBS résumés the possession of this specialized experience. If their résumé does not include such specialized experience, they will be ineligible for this position.

Those applicants who meet the minimum qualification requirements will be evaluated against these factors to determine the best-qualified candidates.

  • Knowledge of ALA procedures for all aspects of ILL work.
  • Ability to search international and local bibliographic databases using efficient and effective search strategies to achieve desired results.
  • Ability to analyze, interpret, and transcribe detailed bibliographic information accurately.
  • Experience with using automated ILL systems such as ILLIAD.
  • Experience with using photocopying and optical scanning equipment.
  • Knowledge of the Library of Congress classification system.
  • Reading knowledge of a foreign language, preferably French, German, or Italian.
  • Ability to organize and maintain library records in an established system, and to keep accurate accounts.

Physical requirements: In addition to normal physical activity, the job may involve moving, lifting, packing and unpacking of heavy library materials. Retrieval and delivery of library materials takes place on seven Library floors.

The National Gallery of Art provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities. If you need reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify us. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

Your resume serves as the basis for qualification determinations and must highlight your most relevant and significant work experience and education (if applicable) as it relates to this job opportunity. Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Your resume must include the dates of all qualifying experience (from month/year to month/year) and the number of hours worked/volunteered per week.

Deadline to Apply: August 12, 2016

Full post: http://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/446064800

Internship Opportunity: Archivist Internship, Greene Naftali Gallery, NYC

Greene Naftali Gallery is looking for a detail-oriented intern with strong organizational skills, a professional manner, and an interest in contemporary art and arts administration.

Intern will have the opportunity to work closely with both the gallery staff and gallery artists on a wide variety of projects. Responsibilities will include assisting the front desk, helping to manage the image and press archives, updating the database, filing, and running errands.

Knowledge of Word, Photoshop, and ArtBase helpful.

Start date, as soon as possible. Schedule is flexible. Lunch stipend will be provided. Please email a cover letter and resume to info@greenenaftaligallery.com.

Application deadline: August 6, 2016

Full post: http://www.nyfa.org/Jobs/Show/4142e3ba-e331-46ac-aa51-d5ee5fa9d926

Internship Opportunities: New Museum of Contemporary Art, NYC

The Internship Program at the New Museum offers participants hands-on training in the museum profession and a comprehensive overview of Museum operations. Interns also gain insight into the world of contemporary art. Interns participate in the day-to-day activities of these departments, in addition to working on specific projects. When considering whether or not to apply for an internship at the New Museum, please keep in mind that they are unpaid.

Curatorial:

The Curatorial Department researches and organizes upcoming exhibitions, including the development of checklists and didactic material; produces exhibition catalogues; manages the travel of selected exhibitions; and corresponds with artists, curators, galleries, and museums. Interns will obtain administrative skills in organizing art exhibitions and be introduced to issues relating to contemporary art.

Digital Archive:

The New Museum’s Digital Archive is an innovative project to publicly document the activities, ideas, and programmatic history of an institution. Gaining valuable experience related to the management of archives in a museum setting, interns will assist with research, digitization, and description of archival material (born-digital as well as analog). Enrollment in an advanced degree program in Archives, Library and Information Science, or related area of study is preferred.

Registrar / Collections Management:

This internship provides an opportunity to conduct an inventory of the New Museum’s Collection of over 600 objects and the Museum’s series of Limited Editions by over forty leading contemporary artists. The intern may also provide Registrarial support during periods of exhibition changeovers and work closely with the staff of the Exhibitions department. Prior coursework or experience with collection management is a plus. All applicants should have basic clerical skills and knowledge of Microsoft Office programs.

Hours: Interns must be able to work a minimum of two full days per week, seven hours per day. The exact schedule will be determined with the department supervisor. Internships are available from September – December 2016. Experience in the visual arts and knowledge about contemporary art is preferred.  Interns must be able to work a full trimester. No interns will be accepted for shorter periods.

Application Procedure: Interns must submit an intern application form, cover letter, resume, and two letters of recommendation from professors and/or previous employers as one PDF file. Letters of recommendation may also be sent separately.

Deadline: August 14, 2016

Full post: http://www.newmuseum.org/interns

Job Posting: Assistant Cataloguer, The Jewish Museum, NYC

The Jewish Museum is seeking an Assistant Cataloguer for a one-year position for a special collection project. Under the supervision of the Collections Manager and part of the larger project team, the Assistant Cataloguer will work directly with objects in the collection to help assess their location, condition, and status for inclusion in a new exhibition. The collection is comprised of works of fine and decorative arts, ceremonial Judaica, archaeological artifacts, and new media. In a second phase of the project, the Assistant Cataloguer will conduct object research for final exhibition display and update the museum’s Collections Management Database, TMS. The position requires demonstrated ability to catalogue objects and conduct art-historical research, resolute concentration, careful handling of art objects, attention to detail, and accuracy in data entry and proof-reading.

Responsibilities:

  • Assess works in the permanent collection selected for exhibition to determine location of all components, conservation needs, photography and rights status, and research requirements.
  • Catalogue objects by examining and precisely measuring works; locating parts and accessories; recognizing materials and techniques; writing accurate condition reports; and identifying any signature, inscriptions, markings, and labels.
  • In consultation with Curators and Collections Manager, research museum records and other primary and secondary sources to establish accurate acquisition information, artist/maker’s biography, object date and titles, ex-collections/provenance, published references, and exhibition history.
  • Correspond with artists/makers, donors, dealers, vendors, auction houses, and galleries to ascertain or verify information about the object.
  • Create and update files and documentation for objects including archival object files, conservation reports, and historic records.
  • Updating the museum’s Collections Management Database, TMS, by adding and updating object information, tracking locations, updating exhibition history, labels, etc. Maintaining strict data-entry standards and absolute accuracy in TMS, which directly feeds the museum’s collection website.
  • Identify any problematic object records and help resolve numbering discrepancies.

Requirements:

  • Master’s Degree in Art History, Museum Studies, or equivalent
  • Demonstrated ability to catalogue objects and conduct art-historical research
  • Strong research skills and familiarity with metadata and cataloguing standards
  • Strong computer skills including working knowledge of TMS
  • Art handling experience and preventive conservation knowledge required
  • Knowledge of foreign language(s) helpful

Send Resume with Cover Letter To:

Director of Human Resources
The Jewish Museum
1109 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10128

212.423.3232
jobs@thejm.org

Full post: http://thejewishmuseum.org/careers/position-information/assistant-cataloguer

Job Posting: Digital Asset Manager, American Folk Art Museum, NYC

The American Folk Art Museum (AFAM) seeks a Digital Asset Manager as part of a Leir Charitable Foundations grant-funded project. The goal of the project is to create and make available digital images and catalog records for every object in the AFAM collection. The Digital Asset Manager position is a 12-month, full time role, and will report directly to the AFAM Chief Registrar.

Responsibilities:

  • Participate in configuration and testing of the DAM, including working with the outside vendor
  • Develop, maintain, and assign metadata for assets, incorporating industry standards to ensure accurate usage rights
  • Assess, organize and prepare for migration digital assets of permanent collection images, exhibition files, past events and publications, archive and library material, and other types of files as needed
  • Manage day-to-day oversight, coordination, and use of the DAM. Establish user groups, roles and boundaries for the use of DAM; registering users to the Digital Asset Management system based on permissions.
  • Work closely with events and education staff to ensure that video and photos from events are uploaded, organized, tagged, and archived in a timely way
  • Scan archival photographs and upload to the DAM, applying metadata as appropriate
  • Receive, track and respond to inquiries and requests for digital assets from internal and external asset users; fulfill image requests via secure file transfer
  • Photo edit/re-touch images when necessary
  • Operate with an understanding of legal issues, digital rights management, and create solutions that serve both creative and legal requirements.
  • Serve as liaison to our contracted rights and reproductions management organization

Qualifications:

  • Masters degree in Library Science, Information Management and/or equivalent experience
  • 1-2 years experience managing digital assets
  • Strong interpersonal, communication skills and a collaborative spirit required. Ability to receive and delegate directions, and maintain strong sense of organization
  • Basic Photoshop, scanning and other digital imaging skills
  • Experience with The Museum System (TMS) or other collection management system preferred

*Please note that the Museum is located at 2 Lincoln Square, on the Upper West Side. Administrative offices are located at the Museum’s Collections and Education Center in Long Island City, Queens. The Digital Asset Manager will be based in Queens at the Collections and Education Center. This is a full-time, salaried position. Hours are 9:30-5:30 pm. The Museum offers a generous benefits package with full medical and dental, as well as vacation, sick, personal and comp days extended to full-time employees.

How to Apply: Send cover letter and CV to: Mimi Lester, Rapaport Archivist, MLester@folkartmuseum.org with the position title in the subject line. Please, no phone calls

Full post: http://www.nycarchivists.org/page-1060796#AFAMDAM

Internship Opportunity: Library Intern, Honolulu Museum of Art

The Honolulu Museum of Art (HoMA) is an equal opportunity employer committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse, qualified workforce. The Museum strives to maintain a staff that works together to maintain its mission: To bring together great art and people to create a more harmonious, adaptable and enjoyable society in Hawai‘i.

Our Vision: To be a world-class institution with great collections of art and leading education programs. We will reflect changes that are happening in Hawaii, Asia and the world. Conceived as an institution that would make Hawai‘i an even better place to live, the Honolulu Museum of Art (HoMA) is committed to showcasing the highest quality art from around the world for the benefit of residents and visitors. Art and Education are central to the museum’s mission, with 299,000 people visiting each year and 36,900 students participating in school programs both at the museum and throughout the community. The museum’s art collection has grown into one of the most extensive in the United States, with a special emphasis on works of art that reflect the diverse communities that call Hawai‘i home.

Job Summary: Under the general supervision of the Head Librarian catalogs Japanese and other Asian language materials and corrects existing bibliographic records as needed by using the procedures and practices of current metadata standards. Works with staff and volunteers in pursuing the use of new technologies for information access and library operations.

TEMPORARY EMPLOYMENT PERIOD: JULY 2016 – JUNE 2017

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Ability to read Japanese and/or Chinese/Korean languages
  • Working experience with current cataloging standards (AACR2 and/or RDA)
  • Working experience with an integrated library system (Ex Libris Voyager preferred)
  • Working experience with OCLC Connexion cataloging client
  • Knowledge of Library of Congress Subject Headings
  • Knowledge of LCC and DDC classifications
  • Ability to work collegially with a diverse group of library patrons. Excellent customer service skills in answering questions and requests for library materials
  • Ability to foster cooperative relationships with the local library community including the University of Hawaii libraries and other small institutional research centers

Desired Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Library Science

Essential Duties:

  • Create bibliographical records of Japanese (and some other Asian language) books and journals and input into the library’s OPAC (Hawaii Voyager) database;
  • Provide reference services to the museum staff and the general public via phone, email, and in person;
  • Support the Head Librarian to projects such as the retrospective conversion (automation);
  • Maintain the records of subscription titles (magazines) and report to the EBSCO if there are any missing or delayed issues;
  • Closely collaborate with the library volunteers and keep their time-sheet log.

Working Conditions and Atmosphere:

  • Ability to move, push, pull, lift and carry up to 50 pounds.
  • Able to reach out and overhead with arms, use fingers and hands to manipulate paper, keyboards, etc.
  • Occasional exposure to dust and mold in records storage areas.
  • Normal vision and hearing requirements.

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Job Posting: Lending Collection Coordinator / Archivist, Honolulu Museum of Art

The Honolulu Museum of Art (HoMA) is an equal opportunity employer committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse, qualified workforce. The Museum strives to maintain a staff that works together to maintain its mission: To bring together great art and people to create a more harmonious, adaptable and enjoyable society in Hawai‘i.

Our Vision: To be a world-class institution with great collections of art and leading education programs. We will reflect changes that are happening in Hawaii, Asia and the world. Conceived as an institution that would make Hawai‘i an even better place to live, the Honolulu Museum of Art (HoMA) is committed to showcasing the highest quality art from around the world for the benefit of residents and visitors. Art and Education are central to the museum’s mission, with 299,000 people visiting each year and 36,900 students participating in school programs both at the museum and throughout the community. The museum’s art collection has grown into one of the most extensive in the United States, with a special emphasis on works of art that reflect the diverse communities that call Hawai‘i home.

Job Summary: HoMA’s lending collection consists of 6,000 cultural significant objects that are loaned to educators. This position conserves the collection, processes loans, manages a collection data base, and promotes the use of the collection to educators. In the archivist role, this position is responsible for the development and administration of the museum archival collections; plan, develop, implement, and direct economical and effective methods for accessing, handling, storing, retrieving, and disposing of active and inactive institutional records.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of two years related experience or equivalent combination of experience or knowledge in lending collections and archives.
  • Supervisory experience, including training and evaluation of volunteers.
  • Competent computer skills: experience with Microsoft Word, Excel, web browsers etc.
  • Experience in museum collections, records, and education programming.
  • Demonstrated understanding of current archival and records management principles and practices.
  • Possesses a high degree of judgement and discretion in assessing and arranging materials for processing, preservation, retention and destruction.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills; ability to interact cheerfully with diverse constituents. Ability to work effectively with staff, volunteers, children, teachers, and members of the public.
  • Highly organized and flexible with the ability to be accurate and complete work within strict timelines.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree in Museum Studies, Library Science or Education.

Essential Duties:

Lending Collections 60%

  • Manage Lending Collection Objects/Files.
  • Promote and expand collection.
  • Research and develop loan system.
  • Assess, conserve, and repair objects; follow up with missing items.
  • Develop and maintain an online photo database and reservation system;
  • Create an orientation for borrowers using visual and written media such as manual or video.
  • Work with the Education and Outreach team to develop educational programming for the public
  • Manage and train volunteers.

Archivist 40%

  • Conducts record surveys to determine records retention and disposition schedules; processes records; plans preservation/conservation; and projects space requirements for both analog and digital records.
  • Creates a reference and access system for retrieval.
  • Collaborates with key department staff to effectively manage the retention and disposition of museum records and to ensure legal compliance regarding institution records and control them through their life cycle.
  • Monitors the records retention system and revises schedules as needed; disposes of records according to approved principles of record disposal.
  • Assists and supports staff with record retrieval information.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Traits and characteristics: Must be bright, diplomatic, analytical, of the highest integrity, and possess sound judgement and a sense of humor and humility. The successful candidate should demonstrate an ability to initiate and sustain momentum without close supervision. Exhibiting a polished presence, diplomacy, discretion and a deep respect and understanding of the museum and its brand.

Working Conditions and Atmosphere: The Lending Collection and Archives is located in basement of the Art School and the main museum. Must have the ability to move across uneven surfaces, use stairs and elevators, sit for extended periods of time, bend, stoop and kneel. Ability to reach with hands and arms, lift, push, pull and carry up to 40 pounds. Ability to use hands and fingers to feel and manipulate small and large objects. Ability to speak clearly on the telephone. Hearing requirements are the ability to hear normal conservation over the phone and in person. Vision requirements normal. Able to work weekend and some evening hours.

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Job Posting: Curator of 20th Century Art, New Mexico Museum of Art, Santa Fe, NM

The New Mexico Museum of Art is seeking a curator who will be responsible for the museum’s significant collection of paintings, works on paper, three-dimensional artwork and historic furniture, including the development, interpretation, exhibition and information dissemination of the collection. The curator will ensure that collections are preserved and accessible to the public; will plan, develop, research, document and implement exhibitions and related projects; develop the collection through new acquisitions; contribute content to the cataloging and information files related to the collection, ensuring that information is complete, accurate, and up to date; and will help maintain accurate records and care of the collection in compliance with museum standards. The ideal candidate will have comprehensive knowledge of American and international art with an emphasis on Southwest 20th century art. The curator will contribute as a member of the curatorial team and contribute to the overall curatorial department operation. The candidate will need to be comfortable working on projects well outside his/her areas of formal training and expertise.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Museum Studies, Museology, Art, Art History, Art Administration, Anthropology, American Studies, Archaeology, Curatorial Studies, History, Humanities, Interdisciplinary Studies, Liberal Arts, Public History, or Paleontology
  • Four (4) years experience in exhibit development, collections management, curation, creative writing, conducting research in specialty area of a museum, and working with historical concepts
  • Any combination of education from an accredited college or university in a related field and/or direct experience in this occupation totaling eight (8) years may substitute for the required education and experience

Contact Information: Merry Scully, (505) 476-5058 or email: Merry.Scully@state.nm.us

Deadline to apply: July 24, 2016

Full post: http://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/newmexico/jobs/1466501/curator-of-20th-century-art-dca-4537

Internship Opportunities: Fall Internships, Rubin Museum of Art, NYC

Rubin Museum of Art is home to a comprehensive collection of art from the Himalayas and surrounding regions. Through changing exhibitions and an array of engaging public programs, the Rubin Museum offers opportunities to explore the artistic legacy of the Himalayan region and to appreciate its place in the context of world cultures.

INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
The Rubin Museum of Art offers semester-long internships to qualified undergraduate students, graduate students, and recent graduates interested in the following areas: education, programming, communications, publications, and human resources. In addition to assigned projects, interns have the opportunity to learn more about the museum field through group activities that include trips to cultural institutions, brown-bag lunch discussions with staff members, and career development workshops.

GENERAL CURATORIAL INTERN
Performs research and provides support for curatorial work and upcoming exhibitions that focus predominantly on Himalayan art and material culture.

TIBETAN LANGUAGE CURATORIAL INTERN
Performs research, occasionally in the Tibetan language, and provides support for curatorial work and upcoming exhibitions that focus specifically on Himalayan art.

SOUTH ASIAN ART CURATORIAL INTERN
Performs research and provides support for curatorial work for upcoming exhibitions that focus specifically on South Asian art.

LIBRARY INTERN
Works in the Museum’s library maintaining the library database system, cataloging, ordering books and maintaining library organization.

COLLECTIONS MANAGEMENT INTERN
Works closely with staff on various projects that may include updating object records in the Museum database and shadowing registrars in the galleries during the installation and deinstallation of exhibitions.

 

 

INTERPRETATION RESEARCH AND ADMINISTRATION INTERN
Works with the Manager of Visitor Experience and Access Programs to research Himalayan art and culture as well as upcoming exhibitions in support of a rigorous staff and volunteer training program.

 

 

How to Apply for Internships

Applicants may apply to multiple internships individually. Please write a one-page cover letter which specifies (1) the internships for which you are applying, (2) your relevant qualifications, (3) your interest in the Rubin Museum of Art, and (4) your availability (days/times). Please email your resume and cover letter to volunteersandinterns@rubinmuseum.org. No phone calls please.Please put the internship you are applying to in the subject line of your email.

Due to the high volume of applications for internships, only those selected for interviews will be contacted.

In the event you are not accepted for an internship, please resend your application materials again for the following term.

Deadlines for Internship Applications

Fall Semester (September through December): July 31
Spring Semester (January through May): November 27
Summer (mid-May through mid-August): April 15
Academic Year (September through May): July 31

Full List of Current Internship Listings

Internships page: http://rubinmuseum.org/about/jobs