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Job Posting: Curatorial Assistant, Museum of Modern Art, NYC

Curatorial Assistant (one-year, fixed-term) | Architecture and Design

Assists senior curator and curatorial team with administrative, logistical, and research tasks in preparation for an upcoming modern and contemporary fashion design exhibition (scheduled to open in the fall of 2017) and accompanying publication. Supports the preparation of checklists, loan agreement forms, and related educational materials. Assists in scheduling work to be done within the Museum as a liaison with various internal departments. Researches and writes correspondence with external parties, including institutional and individual lenders to the exhibition, and external design collaborators. Assists in compiling, organizing, formatting, and editing exhibition and catalogue data for completeness and accuracy. Supports catalogue preparation, including obtaining image rights for publication, print, and digital use. Supports the production and preparation of wall texts and labels. Assists with a variety of other editorial, administrative, and organizational tasks for the exhibition. Performs research support functions for the exhibition, including library and archival research on the history of 20th-century fashion design. Reports to Senior Curator, Department of Architecture and Design.

Requirements:

  • Master’s degree or equivalent graduate work in design, art, architectural history, or curatorial studies.
  • Specialization in modern or contemporary fashion design history, specifically in textiles and garments, and a strong knowledge of relevant current and historical scholarship in the field preferred.
  • Strong and comprehensive experience within a museum institution working on exhibition planning and administration, including working with museum collection databases and multi-departmental liaising a plus.
  • Familiarity with researching archives, securing copyright permissions, and clearing image rights highly preferred. Excellent writing, research, and organizational skills.
  • Highly motivated.
  • Strict attention to detail with a rigorous approach to tasks.
  • Strong initiative and ability to work on multiple tasks simultaneously and meet deadlines.

MoMA Jobs application guidelines
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)
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 post: https://www.moma.org/about/jobs

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: Assistant Curator, Institute for Contemporary Art (VCU), Richmond, VA

Description

The new Institute for Contemporary Art (ICA) at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), designed by the renowned Steven Holl Architects, is scheduled to open in 2017. The ICA is seeking a dynamic, energetic, intelligent, and collaborative team player to be the Assistant Curator.

The Assistant Curator will collaborate closely with the ICA Director, the ICA Curator, internationally recognized colleagues throughout VCU and its acclaimed School of the Arts, and community and international partners, to develop an ambitious, experimental, diverse, and innovative interdisciplinary program that brings together visual arts, music, performance, design, dance and theater in exhibitions, commissions, public events, special projects, publications, and artist residencies that engage the University, students, faculty, the broader Richmond community, and beyond.

The Assistant Curator will partner with permanent ICA curators and guest curators on exhibitions organized by the ICA or traveling from other institutions. The Assistant Curator will focus on developing temporary exhibitions and related publications and programs. An integral member of the curatorial team, the Assistant Curator will work closely with staff in all areas of the ICA’s operations, with faculty and students across disciplines, and with campus administrative staff. The position will foster relationships with the local, national, and international arts communities.

The assistant curator will have the opportunity to teach courses that support the mission of ICA and VCU, especially related to curatorial studies and special contemporary topics. The assistant curator’s skills and interests will complement and expand the existing expertise of the faculty and staff of ICAand VCUarts and will foster a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment.

About the ICA (ica.vcu.edu):

The ICA will be an iconic gateway for the city of Richmond. As a non-collecting museum, the ICA will showcase a fresh slate of changing innovative exhibitions, performances, films and special programs that engage the university, students, faculty, the broader Richmond community, and beyond.

The 41,000-square-foot ICA will be an incubator for interdisciplinary experimentation for the entire university while simultaneously providing opportunities for collaboration both locally and internationally. It will be in direct dialogue with VCUarts, the #1 public art school in the country; set within a major, urban public research university with national and international rankings in sponsored research; and centrally located on the East Coast in a city with a top-10 museum and a region with few venues for the latest contemporary art. The ICA will become a conduit for global collaboration, bridging the distance to artists working in other regions internationally.

Major Responsibilities

  • Conceptualizes, researches, coordinates, and develops contemporary exhibitions, commissions, public events, special projects, publications, and artist residencies that engage the University, students, faculty, the broader Richmond community, and beyond.
  • Develops exhibitions, projects, and events that expand audiences and increase the visibility of VCU and the ICA and ensures goals and strategies for exhibitions and educational programs are consistent with the ICA mission and overall strategic planning.
  • Researches and writes about exhibitions including drafting and editing text for catalogues, brochures and exhibitions, and gallery didactics including text panels, labels, and other explanatory texts as required.
  • Creates and offers formal lectures and informal gallery talks; participates in events and outreach efforts.
  • Prepares preliminary exhibition checklists; drafts correspondence; researches and locates objects for exhibitions and provides information as necessary to the ICA’s registrar for processing loan requests and agreements; prepares presentations; and provides support for the curators in maintaining effective relationships with lenders.
  • Liaises with artists and colleagues to develop sustainable and symbiotic relationships that will propel the museum’s reputation and image.
  • Enables guest curators, exhibition and graphic designers and other consultants to be successful by providing them with information as directed by the curators.
  • Provides information to the registrar and exhibitions manager as requested; works as a team with staff in curatorial, education, community engagement, academic affairs, digital media, marketing, visitor services, operations, communications and development to ensures that strategies for interpretation, promotion, audience development and fundraising have required information.
  • Contributes to the organization of exhibition affiliated public programming, working with Director of Education and key staff to develop strategic community partnerships and educational programs to extend the reach of the ICA into the city’s various communities and surrounding areas.
  • Participates in docent training, including walkthroughs and slide-lectures in consultation with education department.
  • Contributes to planning and execution of travelling exhibitions; helps prepare budgets, materials, and instructions for exhibitions and objects to travel.
  • Interviews and supervises interns and temporary employees; assigns tasks and schedules, and monitors work plans.
  • Contributes to planning and agendas for regular department staff meetings.
  • Works with ICA’s development team to assist with fundraising activities for exhibitions and programs including securing grants, planning of fundraising events, sponsorship, and gifts.
  • Performs administrative functions in connection with daily departmental business.
  • Actively supports the Director of the ICA and the ICA Curator and all other key constituencies in regard to the envisioned ICA.
  • Performs all other duties in support of the Director and ICA, as needed.
    The assistant curator will have the opportunity to teach courses that support the mission of ICA and VCU, especially related to curatorial studies and special contemporary topics. The assistant curator’s skills and interests will complement and expand the existing expertise of the faculty and staff of ICAand VCUarts and will foster a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment.

Requirements

  • Master’s degree in Art History or Curatorial Studies, or a closely related field, and/or professional training and experience that equates to an advanced degree is required. Ph.D. in Art History is a plus.
  • Appropriate number of years (3-5 years preferred) of experience working in an art museum or comparable organization or institution dedicated to the presentation of contemporary art, performance, and/or design.
  • Demonstrated record of hands-on experience and project management of exhibitions, publications, lectures, and programs from conceptualization through execution.
  • Ability to work openly and respectfully within an inclusive university setting and with a flexible and collegial team and must have demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment or commitment to do so as a faculty member at VCU.
  • Evidence of strong working relationships with a diverse range of contemporary artists, dealers, curators, scholars, collectors, and journalists.
  • The successful candidate’s skills and interests will complement and expand the existing expertise of the faculty and staff of the ICA and their curatorial activity. Therefore, a strong foundation in contemporary art with a broad knowledge of diverse global art practices and a commitment to underrepresented and under-recognized artists, especially artists of color, is required.
  • Must possess a deep knowledge of contemporary art and art history, and a familiarity of the international art world.
  • Proven knowledge of professional museum practices, including an understanding of loan exhibitions, and a history of inventive exhibitions and significant publications.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills required as well as the ability to manage projects and deadlines independently and maintain simultaneous priorities.
  • Proficiency in a digital environment required.
  • Ability to travel as assigned.

Application Instructions

Submit the following application materials via VCU eJobs at vcujobs.com:

  • Cover Letter
  • CV/Resume
  • A list of five professional references including names with titles and contact information (references will not be checked prior to candidates’ approval)

Only electronic applications submitted via VCU eJobs will be accepted.

The Cover Letter should be submitted in the “Cover Letter/Letter of Application” section in eJobs; the CV/Resume and References should be submitted as onePDF in the “Curriculum Vitae (CV)” section of eJobs.

Applications will continue to be reviewed until the position is filled but for full consideration, applications are due by July 18, 2016.

To read the full position announcement and to learn more about the ICA and VCUarts, visit: arts.vcu.edu/jobs.

Full post: http://arts.vcu.edu/jobs/assistant-curator

Job Posting: Asian Arts Curatorial Research Assistant, Cincinnati Art Museum, Cincinnati, OH

The Cincinnati Art Museum has immediate opening for a full-time Curatorial Research Assistant in the Asian Arts department. Funding for this position has been allocated on a two (2) year basis in preparation for a forthcoming exhibition.

POSITION SUMMARY
Working under the direction of the Curator of Asian Arts the Curatorial Research Assistant provides research and administrative support related to exhibitions and departmental projects.

RESPONSIBILITIES
Job responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Correspondences and communications (writing letters, e-mails, etc)
  • Cataloguing and collecting research materials on exhibition related objects
  • Planning and coordinating related meetings and events
  • Manuscript preparation, proof reading, and other tasks
  • Organizing and filing documents and research materials
  • Other administrative functions including travel arrangements, expense reports, etc.

REQUIREMENTS
A Bachelor’s degree in Asian Art or Asian History or Art History with a strong knowledge of East Asian (Chinese and Japanese) culture. A Master’s degree is preferred.

In addition, candidate must have excellent oral and written communication skills, especially a proven ability to write concisely and clearly. Good computer skills necessary.

Candidate with extensive knowledge of Chinese history, Chinese language, and art history strongly preferred. Previous experience working in a museum environment is a plus.

TO APPLY
If interested, please submit your cover letter, resume, references and salary requirements to:

Cincinnati Art Museum | ATTN: Human Resources | 953 Eden Park Drive | Cincinnati, OH 45202-1596

Email to: humanresources@cincyart.org

Position open until filled.

The Cincinnati Art Museum is an equal opportunity employer and is strongly committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment where a variety of backgrounds, cultures, orientations, ideas, and talents can flourish.

Full post: http://aam-us-jobs.careerwebsite.com/jobseeker/job/28931694/Curatorial%20Research%20Assistant-%20Asian%20Arts/Cincinnati%20Art%20Museum/?vnet=0&str=1&max=25&sort=date_&long=1

CAM Post: http://www.cincinnatiartmuseum.org/about/work-here

Job Post: Curatorial Assistant, Whitney Western Art Museum, Cody, Wyoming

https://centerofthewest.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/Job-Description_WWAM-Curatorial-Asst_2016.pdf

https://centerofthewest.org/about-us/employment/

Requirements for the position include strong knowledge of or interest in American art and/or western American history, excellent verbal and written communication skills, uncompromising attention to detail, and the ability to work on multiple projects at once. A bachelor’s degree is required with a strong preference for a master’s degree in Art History or related field. The successful candidate will possess strong organizational and interpersonal skills, will be an enthusiastic team player, and will be able to stand or walk for much of the day and lift at least 20 pounds. Two years of museum work experience or a comparable setting is required. In addition, knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite and good keyboarding skills are required, as are previous exposure to social media and digital outreach. Facility with collections databases is preferred.

The closing date on this position is May 1, 2016.

Job Posting: Curator in the Office of Art Properties, Avery @ Columbia

The Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library seeks a knowledgeable, experienced, and collaborative individual for the position of Curator in the Office of Art Properties. Reporting to the Director, the Curator is responsible for the management, use, preservation, and development of Columbia University’s art holdings: paintings, sculpture, drawings, prints, photographs, decorative arts, and other objects. Specific duties:

  • plans and establishes policies, working in collaboration with the  Director and the Committee on Art Properties
  • oversees the operation of the unit; hiring and supervision of staff, ensuring sound fiscal management and budgetary compliance
  • serves as spokesperson for the unit in relations with university departments, and with the public
  • assesses works of art for possible acquisitions, ensures safe handling and storage, and coordinates conservation
  • oversees the management of collections, evaluating the proper uses of works of art, making decisions about lending art objects and responding to requests for reproducing art objects
  • works to achieve maximum awareness and accessibility of the collection for research,  teaching, and exhibition; will develop and manage a digitization plan for documenting art works and for making them accessible via web-based access and exhibition portals
  • cultivates relations with donors, alumni, arts colleagues at other institutions, and community representatives

Required:

  • M.A. (Ph.D. preferred) in art history; MLS or graduate-level degree or certification in cultural object-oriented collections management or equivalent experience.
  • Experience in a leadership position managing an art collection;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, strong organizational and problem-solving capabilities;
  • Demonstrated project management experience;
  • Experience in fund-raising, grant preparation, and donor cultivation.
  • Ability to work as part of a staff team, with a broad range of university colleagues, with students and with donors.
  • Should have knowledge of collection management and museum practices;
  • Interest in fostering fresh and interdisciplinary approaches to presenting and interpreting art and making the collection accessible for study and research.

Preferred:

  • Experience in records and collection management, instructional uses of cultural objects, and exhibit and digital project development.

For immediate consideration, please apply online at: https://academicjobs.columbia.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=54991

Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer