Internship Opportunity: Curatorial Internship, Archives of American Art, Washington, DC

The Archives of American Art seeks an intern for fall 2016 to contribute to upcoming exhibitions and help assist with organization of new acquisitions.

The intern will conduct extensive research in the Archives’ collections under the direction of the Curator of Manuscripts. As part of the internship, the student will learn how to identify and contextualize significant primary source documents and oral history excerpts. The intern will also learn about the AAA’s active collecting program by assisting with the acquisition of new collections. Both activities will introduce the intern to archival and curatorial workflows, including the content management system and Drupal-based website. The intern will be encouraged to write blog posts about his/her experience and use social media to share compelling archival discoveries.

Required Skills and Experience:

  • The successful candidate will have attention to detail and the ability to follow guidelines for working with historic documents are critical requirements.
  • Experience working in archives, library, or a museum setting and/or active participation in campus art history (or related fields) organizations and clubs.
  • Familiarity with American art history
  • A desire to learn computer and web programs.
  • A keen interest in working with primary source materials.

Application:

  • Cover letter
  • Résumé detailing your educational background and work/volunteer experience
  • Unofficial academic transcript
  • Names and email addresses of two references, preferably those who can assess the applicant’s academic abilities but personal recommendations will also be considered

Submit all application materials through the Smithsonian’s online internship application system. For more information, contact Mary Savig at savigm@si.edu.

Full post: https://archivesgig.wordpress.com/2016/08/30/washington-dc-curatorial-internship-smithsonians-archives-of-american-art/

Job Posting: Curator – Robert C. Larson ’56 Art in the Library Program, Carleton College, Northfield, MN

Purpose of this Position
The Curator, Robert C. Larson ’56 Art in the Library Program will lead the program of art and of book-related exhibitions for a liberal arts college library. The purpose of this program is to:

  • Support the curriculum and student learning.
  • Develop curricular-based exhibits working with specific faculty and courses.
  • Highlight art, books, and other materials from the college collections and from other regional collections.
  • Contribute to the daily visual and intellectual experience of college students, cultivating the next generation of supporters of cultural educational institutions.
  • Working in close cooperation with the staff of the Perlman Teaching Museum, the faculty, and the library staff, the Curator will continue the tradition of the library as a place for engaging with art and exhibitions.

Essential Job Functions – Responsibilities

  • Plan schedule of curricular and non-curricular library exhibitions annually.
  • Develop exhibits that showcase the liberal arts.
  • Develop art and book-related exhibits and displays in their full programmatic dimensions, including research, design, and display.
  • Work with faculty to plan and facilitate curricular exhibitions, including planning and leading sessions on curation, exhibition planning, label writing, and basic design with students.
  • Work closely with faculty and students over the course of a term to produce the exhibition
  • Work closely with library staff to integrate library art and exhibitions into the fabric of library programs and operations, and into the life of the college.
  • Select and install art in the library; coordinate work on site-specific art installations and commissions.
  • Plan and coordinate educational programming, receptions, and attendant activities; write and produce reports, labels, exhibit brochures, etc.
  • Maintain and enhance exhibit-related web pages and create new online exhibits.
  • Continue cooperation between the Gould Library and Perlman Teaching Museum through close and constant collaboration with the Curator of the College Art Collection and staff.
  • Develop partnerships with regional museums and arts organizations.
  • Supervise a student assistant.

Additional Job Responsibilities:

This position is a member of the Bridge Consortium and works collaboratively and in tandem with peers at the St. Olaf College libraries to ensure that work is not duplicated and that costs are contained or reduced.

Additionally, this position may be asked to provide services to the St. Olaf College libraries, and is responsible for participating in all appropriate Bridge working groups, meetings, and functions.

NOTE: This job description is not intended to be all inclusive. Employee may perform other related duties as negotiated to meet the ongoing needs of the organization.

Required Qualifications

  • Two or more years of experience working in a museum environment with knowledge of installation and interpretive techniques or an equivalent combination of education or experience.
  • Strong organizational, research, written communication skills, and skills or interest in exhibition design.
  • Superb people skills with a high degree of flexibility are essential characteristics for success in this position. Candidates must be well organized and have the ability to handle multiple tasks and work under pressure.

Preferred Qualifications

  • M.A. in art, art history or related area preferred.
  • Library, archives, or other book exhibit/curatorial experience are highly desirable, but not required. It is expected that art curatorial experience will be transferable to the book-related part of the job.
  • Experience in educational programming and outreach programs, and experience with web page design and production are highly desirable. Additional desirable skills include photo documentation, label and poster design.
  • Experience with Adobe Creative Suite, including Photoshop and InDesign are also helpful. Demonstrated experience in forging collaborations and partnerships, particularly in boundary-crossing ways, is highly desirable.

Full post: http://jobs.carleton.edu/postings/2897

Job Posting: Museum Curator in Graphic Arts, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington DC

Summary

This position is located in the Curatorial Office of the Smithsonian American Art Museum (SAAM). The purpose of the position is to carry out assigned and approved projects in the four areas of curation: research, exhibits, development & management of collections and public service and to initiate and propose related projects for review by the Chief Curator and Director. Incumbent should have knowledge of the broad field of American art but will specialize in the field of graphic arts and artists.

Duties

Research

  • Conducts research on graphic art in the permanent collection.
  • Publishes significant research related to graphic art collection.

Collections

  • Establishes contacts with donors and dealers and negotiates for gifts and purchases. Proposes objects for acquisition.

Exhibitions

  • Proposes & develops exhibition topics.
  • Ensures completeness and accuracy of all published information associated with exhibitions, including catalogues, brochures, installation graphics and wall text.

Job Requirements

  • Pass Pre-employment Background Investigation
  • May need to complete a Probationary Period
  • Maintain a Bank Account for Direct Deposit/Electronic Transfer
  • Males born after 12/31/59 must be registered with Selective Service.

Qualifications

You must meet these Basic Requirements:

  • Degree: museum work; or in an applicable subject-matter field.

OR

  • Combination of education and experience — courses equivalent to a major, as shown in A above, plus appropriate experience or additional education.

OR

  • Four years of experience that provided knowledge comparable to that normally acquired through the successful completion of the 4-year course of study as shown in A above.

In addition to the Basic Requirements above, you must have the following Specialized Experience:

  • GS-11: You qualify for this position if you possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-09 level in the Federal Service or comparable pay band system. For this position specialized experience is defined as experience in researching and coordinating exhibitions of graphic art within an art museum or similar environment.
  • GS-12: You qualify for this position if you possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-11 level in the Federal Service or comparable pay band system. For this position specialized experience is defined as experience in researching, developing, interpreting and exhibiting a collection of graphic art within an art museum or similar environment.

Deadline to Apply: September 19, 2016

Full post: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/446984300/

Job Posting: Collections Manager, University of New Mexico, Taos, NM

Position Summary:

Directly manages and oversees the University of New Mexico Harwood Museum of Art’s fine arts collections, their acquistion, documentation, housing, use, preservation, disposition, inventory and maintenance, maintenance reports and updates for new material. The Collections Manager will care for the Harwood collections, the collections database, the collections online, and the archives.

As curator of collections, the Collections Manager will apply interactive digital technologies to the online collection to increase public engagement with the Harwood’s art online, and in the museum’s galleries. Receives, prepares, and catalogs new materials; plans and organizes exhibition-related movement of objects, including packing, shipping, and insurance for collections exhibitions as well as for incoming and outgoing loans to/from the UNM Harwood Museum. Monitors the collections budget. Will supervise the Registrar and designated collections personnel, volunteers and/or students. As a member of the Harwood’s senior staff s/he will play a role in the Museum’s leadership and decision-making.

Minimum Qualifications:

Completed degree(s) from an accredited institution that are above the minimum education requirement may be substituted for experience on a year for year basis.

Directly related Master’s or Terminal degree; at least 3 years of experience that is directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified. OR Bachelor’s degree; at least 5 years of experience that is directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Previous museum work experience
  • Experience in curatorial
  • Museum management experience
  • Knowledge of art, art history, and specific types of art works
  • Knowledge of and skills in interactive on line digital technologies

Application Deadline: September 2, 2016

Required Applicant Documents: Resume, Cover Letter

Special Instructions to Applicants: Official transcripts will be required for hire. Please see minimum qualifications for specifics.

Full post: unmjobs.unm.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=88626

Job Posting: Multiple Opportunities at MoMa, NYC

Cataloger (grant-funded, fixed-term) | Archives
Identifies key archives collections and prioritizes select files. Consults original documents and selects most important and historically significant records. Catalogs selected items into the Museum Archives Image Database. Coordinates scanning of items with Imaging and Visual Resources. Pages and reshelves boxes, files, and single items. Ensures quality control of metadata and image scans. Reports to Archives Specialist.

Requirements: Bachelor’s degree in art history, including 12 semester hours of modern art since 1880, or equivalent. Basic knowledge of art historical research sources. Archival experience preferred. Ability to communicate clearly and legibly in both written and spoken form. Attention to detail. Knowledge of archival/art historical/collection management databases. Ability to lift and move heavy boxes.

This is a two-year project initiative expected to commence as soon as a qualified candidate has been identified. Total work hours per week will be 14.

Curatorial Assistant | Architecture and Design
Assists the department’s senior architecture curatorial staff in all areas of their responsibilities, including acquisitions, collections records, bibliographic and biographical records and files, research for architecture exhibitions and publications, loans, and general curatorial inquiries. Performs work in relation to the care of the collection and arranges for custodial, registration, and preparation work as required by the curatorial staff in the maintenance of the collection in gallery, study, and storage areas. Performs research for exhibitions, including research on artists, periods, styles, specific works, locations of works, on photograph sources, etc. Assists in preparing catalogues and checklists. Coordinates and schedules work to be done, within the Museum and without, in such areas as conversation, photography, public information, matting and framing, construction, lighting, etc. Assists with the preparation and installation of wall labels. Conducts daily inspection of works on view in temporary exhibitions and assists with necessary follow-up arrangements. Answers inquiries and conducts some gallery tours as necessary for visitors and the A+D Circle affiliate group. Researches and catalogs the Museum collection and archives under senior staff supervisor and answers related inquiries from public and scholars. Reports to senior curatorial titles.

Requirements: Bachelor’s degree required, master’s degree preferred, ideally in architecture or art history. Some relevant work experience and competence within area of departmental interest. Strong organizational skills and attention to detail. Proficiency with MS Word, Excel, and other standard office procedures and equipment. Reading knowledge of one or more foreign languages.

Curatorial Assistant | Drawings and Prints
Assists the department’s senior curatorial staff in all areas of their responsibilities, including administrative work in the context of curatorial functions such as acquisitions, collections records, bibliographic and biographical records and files, research for exhibitions and publications, departmental committee loans, and general curatorial inquiries. Performs work in relation to care of the collection and expedites arrangements for custodial, registration, and preparation work as required by the curators in the maintenance of the collection in gallery, study, and storage areas. Conducts daily collection gallery inspections and assists with follow-up arrangements in the event of damage, deterioration, etc. Performs duties of exhibitions assistant, including research on subjects such as artists, periods, styles, etc., on specific works, on locations of works, on photograph sources, etc. Assists in arranging loans; catalogue preparation; preparation of checklists including compiling and typing; and coordinating and scheduling work to be done, within the Museum and without, in such areas as conservation, photography, public information, matting and framing, construction, lighting, etc. Assists with the preparation and installation of wall labels. Conducts daily inspection of works on view in temporary exhibitions and assists with necessary follow-up arrangements. Answers inquiries and conducts some gallery tours as necessary for visitors, etc. Researches and catalogs the Museum collection and archives under senior staff supervision and answers related inquiries from the public and scholars. Assists in the operation of departmental study centers. Works with curatorial interns as assigned. Keeps informed of current activity in the area of departmental interests through gallery and museum visits, publications, etc. and conveys observations to the senior staff. Reports to Chief Curator.

Requirements: Master’s degree in art history strongly preferred with a particular expertise/exposure to art from the postwar period through to contemporary. Prior curatorial experience preferred. Superior research and writing skills and fluency in a foreign language preferred. Strong organizational skills and attention to detail. Proficiency with MS Word, Excel, and other standard office procedures and equipment.


If you would like to submit your resume and cover letter for consideration, please choose one of the following options:

  • By email: jobs@moma.org (most preferred option; if submitting by email, please send us your resume and cover letter as one document in a PDF format)
  • By fax: (212) 333-1107
  • By mail: The Museum of Modern Art
    The Department of Human Resources
    11 West 53 Street
    New York, NY 10019

Full postings: http://www.moma.org/about/jobs

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

Job Posting: Curatorial Associate, American Federation of Arts, NYC

The American Federation of Arts is seeking a Curatorial Associate to join its exhibition team.

General Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate curatorial aspects of select exhibitions
  • Review and edit: proposals, checklists, marketing materials and educational didactics in consultation with Curator and Guest Curator
  • Review and edit exhibition catalogue text as needed
  • Draft, negotiate, and execute guest curator and author contracts
  • Update and monitor exhibition budget
  • Work with Curator and Guest Curator on developing list of prospective museums for exhibition tours
  • Work with Registration Department on logistics relating to exhibition tour
  • Liaise with curatorial staff at presenting museums, and respond to issues related to content of exhibition and installation
  • Assist with administrative tasks such as; drafting correspondence, creating and tracking timelines, updating calendars, and responding to queries
  • Input, edit and update various lists and forms in the exhibitions database (checklists, lender lists, etc.)
  • Initiate and complete documentation related to loan negotiation
  • Secure rights and reproduction permissions and other materials for exhibition publications and educational materials
  • Assist in research for exhibitions as requested
  • Assist with content of ArtViews panel series
  • Participate in Exhibitions Department Meetings and other staff meetings as required
  • Other related duties as assigned

Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree in Art History or similar field from accredited educational institution required.
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in a museum setting either in the Education or Curatorial areas
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent organizational skills with the ability to prioritize workload and handle many tasks simultaneously
  • Computer proficiency in Word, Excel, Filemaker (or other database management software), PowerPoint
  • Keen attention to detail

Application Deadline: July 15, 2016

Application Instructions / Public Contact Information: To apply, submit cover letter and resume to kcrispin@afaweb.org.

Full post: http://www.nyfa.org/Jobs/Show/f0d10919-af5a-4d3d-b77c-c5fd71bc8210

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

Job Posting: Curatorial Assistant, Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh

Description

The Curatorial Assistant works closely with both the curators of Fine Arts and of Decorative Arts & Design, and with the assistant curator to ensure that the departments function effectively and efficiently. In collaboration with the curators and assistant curator, s/he assists in compiling research and writing for the departments’ collections, exhibitions, and acquisitions. The Curatorial Assistant is responsible for general administrative work for the departments. S/he works with the curators and assistant curator to develop an appropriate distribution of responsibilities for exhibitions, gallery rotations, and special projects.

Qualifications

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Requires a master’s degree in art history or a related field. Preference will be given to candidates with education and/or experience in the history of decorative arts, design, or material culture. Familiarity with non-western art is also desirable. At least one year prior work experience in a museum or comparable organization is preferred. Experience with art handling in a museum setting is a plus.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES: Requires strong research and analytical skills, ability to work collaboratively and collegially with staff and to interface diplomatically with donors and professionals in the field. S/he must be highly organized, and able to work both independently and as a productive member of an interdisciplinary team. Outstanding written and oral communication skills are essential. S/he must be proficient in Microsoft Office programs, including Word, Excel, Access, Outlook, and PowerPoint, as well as with Internet-based research. Expected to gain familiarity with KE Emu, CMOA’s collection management system.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Work is primarily sedentary in nature. Some out-of-town travel and occasional evening and weekend work may be required.

Employees of Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh receive free admission to all four of our museums; discounts in our cafes and gift shops and on programming and classes; employee assistance program; and more.

Full post: https://www1.apply2jobs.com/CMP/ProfExt/index.cfm?fuseaction=mExternal.showJob&RID=1218

(also at http://aam-us-jobs.careerwebsite.com/jobseeker/job/29056698)