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

Barra American Art Fellowship

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

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

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

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

How to Apply

Please complete an online application and include the following:

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

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

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

Applications are due no later than February 15, 2017.

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

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: Part-Time Collections Associate, Putnam History Museum, Cold Spring NY

Hours: Part-time; 12 hours weekly from 10:30am – 5pm, Tuesday and Thursday (hours include ½ hour unpaid lunch break); 50 weeks per year

Salary: Commensurate with experience

Job Responsibilities and Essential Functions:

1) 50% – Collections Inventory: A primary responsibility of the Collections Associate will be to manage the inventory of the museum’s collection. The goal is to improve the organizational structure of both the physical collections and collections data. The Collections Associate will be expected to work in partnership with the Collections Committee as well as to provide professional recommendations regarding the collections policy, handling procedures, digitization, collections data management, etc. Key responsibilities will include: Review, organize, and document inventories and historical accessions records; develop a framework for inputting data into the museum’s PastPerfect database; revise existing PastPerfect data to correspond to new framework; input collections data into the museum’s PastPerfect database; handle, pack, and store all objects and works on paper that are accessed as part of this initiative; oversee the work of volunteers involved with the museum’s collections inventory; if special funding permits, contribute to the creation and implementation of conservation and digitization plans.

2) 25% – Collections Management: The Collections Associate will be responsible for executing basic collections management functions on behalf of the museum. Key responsibilities will include: Liaise with Chair of the Collections Committee (the Chair is a member of the museum’s Board of Trustees); attend Collections Committee meetings; advise on revisions to the museum’s collections management policy; respond to inquiries from prospective donors to the collection; monitor and make recommendations about collections storage, including security, storage, and climate control in building; coordinate and supervise conservation projects; coordinate and supervise outgoing loans; manage image licensing requests.

3) 25% – Exhibitions Support: The Collections Associate will provide support to exhibitions at the museum. Key responsibilities include: organize changing displays of objects from the museum’s permanent collection; write wall text and labels; and supervise painting, carpentry, and art handling; support major exhibitions organized by contracted curators; provide research and edit content labels for objects from the museum’s collection; coordinate and supervise painting, carpentry, and art handling; and manage transportation, handling, and documentation of all incoming loans.

4) Other – Perform other duties as assigned by the Executive Director.


  • Bachelor’s degree or higher.
  • 2-3 years experience working in museum collections department or graduation from a collections management education program preferred.
  • 2-3 years experience coordinating exhibition installations preferred.


  • Knowledgeable about collections management software and Microsoft Office (experience using the Past Perfect database is a plus).
  • Highly organized with great attention to detail.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Ability to act as an ambassador of the museum to volunteers, donors, and general public.
  • Must be able to push, pull, lift, and carry at least 20 pounds.
  • Use hands and arms in handling, packing, and moving materials.


  • Attend at least three Collections Committee meetings per year. The committee meets approximately six times per year on weekday evenings for about two hours.
  • Supervision of exhibition painting, carpentry, and installation may include 1-3 weekends per year.
  • Hours worked on evenings or weekends will count towards the weekly 12 hour total, and the work schedule will adjust accordingly.

More information and application: https://www.nyfa.org/Jobs/Show/ec2c689d-dab3-480f-aac8-5c1250a5c4d3

Jobs: Summer student jobs with the Halton Region Municipality, Milton, ON

I’m assuming these are Young Canada Works jobs, though I don’t see it explicitly stated. Regardless, it’s about that time again for summer jobs in cultural heritage:

Exhibit Technician Summer Student


To work with the Museum team to develop exhibits. This position will work with the Museum on the design and fabrication of exhibit elements. The Exhibit Technician will also assist the Museum team with other curatorial tasks, including collections management, exhibit planning and preventive conservation.

Community and Outreach Programmer Summer Student


To work with the Education and Community Coordinator in the planning and development of community and outreach programs to take to local events and festivals. This position will be responsible for travel throughout the region to deliver programming and will also assist with the delivery of onsite programs such as school groups and the museum’s summer camp program. As part of the programming department this position will work closely with the School and Camp Programmer and Public Programmer.

Collections Technician Summer Student


To work with the Assistant Curator/Collections Coordinator to develop a plan and begin re-housing objects within the museum’s collections storage areas. This position will also work closely with the Digitization Technician Summer Student to ensure that re-housed collections are catalogued and tracked in the collections database. The Collections Technician will assist with other curatorial tasks, including collections management and exhibit development.

Digitization Technician Summer Student


To work with the Assistant Curator/Collections Coordinator to digitize the Museum’s photograph and archival collections. This position will be responsible for maintaining metadata standards for digitized materials and will assist in improving the data within the Museum’s PastPerfect database. This position will also work closely with the Collections Technician Summer Student to ensure that collections are catalogued and tracked in the collections database. The Digitization Technician will also assist with other curatorial tasks, including collections management and exhibit development.

Job Posting: University Library Exhibits Coordinator, University of Virginia

The University of Virginia Library establishes deep connections with faculty and students in ways that foster excellence in current and emerging research, scholarship, teaching and learning. As a member of the Intellectual Crossroads team in Academic Engagement, the Exhibits Coordinator will plan, organize, and participate in the operation of UVa Library exhibits and develop and coordinate design elements and publicity for exhibitions. Exhibit planning should further strengthen relationships among the library, faculty and students, and other centers on campus, positioning the library as a key partner in academic engagement.

Qualifications: College degree or commensurate experience in a relevant field (ex. Art, preservation, conservation or museum studies). Advanced degree in a relevant field preferred. Experience with project management in a collaborative environment. Demonstrated understanding of the museum and /or special collections exhibits environment. Familiarity with current graphic design tools. Excellent interpersonal skills. Strong written and oral communication skills. Familiarity with the operation of a research university, and ability to work effectively and collegially in a team-based environment with colleagues, clients, and administrators at all levels. Preferred: Experience coordinating events or exhibits.

Salary and Benefits: Competitive depending on qualifications. This position has University Staff status with excellent benefits, including 22 days of vacation and TIAA/CREF and other retirement plans.

More information and application: https://jobs.virginia.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/frameset/Frameset.jsp?time=1450104034593