Kress Fellowship in Art Librarianship – Yale University, New Haven, CT

Robert B. Haas Family Arts Library
Yale University, New Haven, CT

Fixed Duration Position:  10 months from date of hire; non-renewable

Expected Start Date:        July 1, 2018

 

Yale University offers exciting opportunities for achievement and growth in New Haven, Connecticut.  Conveniently located between Boston and New York, New Haven is the creative capital of Connecticut with cultural resources that include two major art museums, a critically-acclaimed repertory theater, state-of-the-art concert hall, and world-renowned schools of Architecture, Art, Drama, and Music.

 

THE UNIVERSITY AND THE LIBRARY

The Yale University Library, as one of the world’s leading research libraries, collects, organizes, preserves, and provides access to and services for a rich and unique record of human thought and creativity. It fosters intellectual growth and supports the teaching and research missions of Yale University and scholarly communities worldwide. A distinctive strength is its rich spectrum of resources, including around 15 million volumes and information in all media, ranging from ancient papyri to early printed books to electronic databases. The Library is engaging in numerous projects to expand access to its physical and digital collections. Housed in eighteen buildings including the Sterling Memorial Library, the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, and the Bass Library, it employs a dynamic and diverse staff of approximately five hundred who offer innovative and flexible services to library readers. For additional information on the Yale University Library, please visit the Library’s web site at web.library.yale.edu.

 

THE ROBERT B. HAAS FAMILY ARTS LIBRARY
The Haas Family Arts Library at Yale consists of collections from three formerly-separate operating units: Art and Architecture, Arts of the Book, and Drama. Now located under one roof, these libraries support the Schools of Architecture, Art, and Drama, and the department of the History of Art, as well as the teaching and research needs of the Yale community beyond the visual arts. In addition, the Arts Library houses several prominent archival and special collections in Art and Architecture, Arts of the Book, and Drama, ranging from type specimens and woodblocks to theatrical archives to one of the world’s foremost collection of books on color. For additional information on the Haas Family Arts Library, please visit the Library’s web site at web.library.yale.edu/arts.

 

POSITION DESCRIPTION

The Yale University Library welcomes applications for the 2018/19 Kress Fellowship in Art Librarianship. The Kress Fellowship is intended for a recent graduate from library school who wishes to pursue a career in art librarianship. This fellowship is made possible through the generosity of the Samuel H. Kress Foundation.   Through this fellowship, the Kress Foundation seeks to achieve in the field of art librarianship what it has accomplished for art history and art conservation:  ensuring the growth of the discipline by promoting the advancement of new professionals.

The Haas Family Arts Library at Yale serves a distinguished array of academic and museum programs, architects, artists and scholars. Kress Fellows have the opportunity to interact with faculty, staff and students in distinguished Schools of Architecture, Art, and Drama; a nationally ranked department of the History of Art; and two outstanding university art museums, the Yale Center for British Art and the Yale University Art Gallery. They also have occasion to collaborate with colleagues from throughout the Yale University Library, including the Sterling Memorial Library, the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, and the library and rare books department of the Yale Center for British Art. The rich professional and scholarly resources of New York City and Boston’s art libraries and museums are within two hours’ travel, providing further opportunities for professional growth and professional contact with colleagues.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

The Kress Fellowship is a 10-month appointment and focuses on multiple areas of art librarianship including public services, collection development and management, special collections, and digital collections.  Projects and activities will draw on subject areas served by the Haas Arts Library including the history of art, architecture, drama, and aligned area studies. The fellow will gain experience in reference services and library research education in the Haas Family Arts Library, Haas Arts Library Special Collections, and the Library and Archives of the Yale Center for British Art. Other activities will vary based on current Yale Library projects and the fellow’s interest and experience.

During their tenure at Yale, Kress Fellows are expected to pursue mutually agreed-upon projects resulting in a publishable paper, a new library service (such as a webpage or research guide), or other relevant deliverables. Kress Fellows are also introduced to a broad spectrum of professional activities and may have the opportunity to perform collection development activities or assist with library-based exhibitions. Kress Fellows also participate in library planning committees and task forces and engage in campus, regional, and national professional organizations and other collaborative activities. Fellows are expected to be professionally active and represent the Library and the University in the academic, scholarly, and professional community. 

 

QUALIFICATIONS

Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited program for library and information science. Background in history of art, architecture or related arts disciplines. Excellent analytical, organizational, management, customer service, and interpersonal skills.  Ability to effectively build partnerships and promote the benefits of change in an academic culture that often values ambiguity, diversity of opinion, and historic precedent.  Ability to communicate effectively through both oral and written expression.  Ability to work both independently and collegially in a demanding and rapidly changing environment.

Preferred:  Advanced degree and/or relevant experience in history of art, architecture or related arts disciplines.  Experience with web design and development and electronic information resources. Experience with HTML and XML.  Reading knowledge of two or more Western European languages.

 

SALARY AND BENEFITS

The Kress Fellowship is a competitive position. Applicants should submit a current resume or CV, a brief cover letter/statement of interest, and names and contact information for three professional references to Lindsay King via e-mail at lindsay.king@yale.edu, before February 1, 2018. The statement of interest is expected to reflect a genuine commitment to art librarianship and an interest in the provision of information services to the visual arts community. There is no application form. Please be sure to include “2018/19 Kress Fellowship” in the e-mail subject and cover letter.  A search committee of Yale librarians will review submissions. The Kress Fellow will be in residence at Yale for ten months and will receive an award of $40,000, prorated over the fellowship term. Health insurance will be provided.

 

BACKGROUND CHECK REQUIREMENTS

All external candidates for employment will be subject to pre-employment background screening for this position, which may include motor vehicle and credit checks based on the position description and job requirements. Internal candidates may be subject to a motor vehicle or credit check for this position based on the position description and job requirements. All offers are contingent on successful completion of the required background check. Please visit http://your.yale.edu/policies-procedures/policies/hr-100-employment-policies for additional information on the background check requirements and process.

 

  Yale University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.  Yale values diversity in its faculty, staff, and students and strongly encourages applications from women and members of underrepresented minority groups.

Job Opportunity: New York Art Resources Consortium Kress Fellow, NYC

2017–2018 Samuel H. Kress New York Art Resources Consortium (NYARC) Fellowship

Fixed duration position: 14 months from date of hire; non-renewable

The New York Art Resources Consortium (NYARC), comprised of the research libraries of The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), The Frick Collection, and the Brooklyn Museum, invites applications for a Fellow position generously funded by the Samuel H. Kress Foundation. This fellowship will provide an emerging librarian with a unique opportunity to learn the operations of two leading art museum libraries, experience hands-on training in the field of public information services, and gain an in-depth understanding of developing digital tools for researchers in the field. The Kress Fellow will spend time at the Frick (6 months) and MoMA (8 months) for a total of 14 months in the Fellow position.

Responsibilities

  • Assist staff and public patrons with research questions posed to the library and archives of each institution; answer reference questions via email; conduct instructional library and research tool sessions for patrons; and engage in outreach programs to promote NYARC’s web archive collection of art research materials.
  • Serve as member of the NYARC Discovery Working Group and lead usability testing of NYARC Discovery, a research tool that is part of NYARC’s Andrew W. Mellon Foundation-funded web archiving program to capture, archive, and provide access to born-digital art research materials.
  • Coordinate efforts with other departments within each museum such as Digital Media, Marketing and Communications, and Education to promote NYARC’s research resources through social media platforms and other outreach.
  • Contribute to the goals of institution-specific library initiatives. Reports to the Chief of Public Services at the Frick and the Reader Services Librarian at MoMA. The Fellow will collaborate with senior staff to co-develop responsibilities, expectations, and projects for each rotation assignment. The Fellow will receive regular feedback on performance and development. The Fellow will actively participate in Library committees, meetings, and events.

 

Requirements

  • Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited program for library and information science conferred in 2017 or after.
  • Demonstrated interest in reference services, art, and art history.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and reference interview skills.
  • Enthusiasm for outreach work, engaging with patrons, and teaching.
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment.
  • Experience using electronic resources and basic web technologies.

Salary & benefits

This is a paid, full-time (35 hours/week) position; stipend to be discussed with final candidates. In addition, the Kress Fellow will receive travel funds to the annual conference of the Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS/NA). Health benefits are included.

Application deadline

Review of applications will begin September 13, 2017, and will continue until the position is filled.

Notification

Finalists will receive notification via email. Applicants should submit a current resume, statement of interest, and three professional references to fellowship@nyarc.org. Please include “2017-2018 Kress NYARC Fellowship” in the email subject.

LINK: http://www.nyarc.org/sites/default/files/Kress%20Fellow%202017.pdf?platform=hootsuite

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

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

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

Barra American Art Fellowship

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

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

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

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

How to Apply

Please complete an online application and include the following:

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

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

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

Applications are due no later than February 15, 2017.

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

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

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

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

Application deadline: August 31, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Scope of Position

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

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

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

Institutional Background and Mission

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

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

Responsibilities

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Qualifications

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

Required:

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

Preferred:

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

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

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

Fellowship Opportunity: Kress Interpretive Fellow, Detroit Institute of Arts

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

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

Essential Functions

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

Outcomes

A Kress fellow at the DIA will

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

Qualifications

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The ideal candidate will possess the following qualities:

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

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

Deadline to apply: July 15, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

QUALIFICATIONS

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

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

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

Fellowship Opportunity: Museum Archives Dedalus Fellowship, Museum of Modern Art, NYC

Description: The Dedalus Fellowship is a unique opportunity for an emerging art historian to be trained in archival work. The fellow will be responsible for the department’s work on audio and video recordings, by processing all new acquisitions and managing an ongoing project to conserve and reformat rare and fragile recordings. This includes working with an outside audio preservation laboratory. In addition, the fellow will assist with select unprocessed collections of archival documents, preparing inventories and performing routine preservation measures. The fellow will also provide crucial support for the physical retrieval and rehousing of archival collections. Finally, the fellow will assist the Archives staff with general reference and research functions and the daily activities of this extremely active department. The Archives includes over 6,000 linear feet of important primary source material and responds to over 4,000 research requests annually.

Requirements: The ideal candidate must have a BA in art history and familiarity with modern art, strong organizational skills, research and writing skills, computer proficiency, and an interest in learning about the Museum and acquiring professional archival skills. Attention to detail is crucial.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: June 3, 2016

END OF SELECTION: August 8, 2016

FELLOWSHIP PERIOD: 2 years

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS: Fill out this form to apply for a 12-Month Internship at The Museum of Modern Art, and send it to 12monthinternships@moma.org with the required material. The subject line of the e-mail must contain the internship for which you are applying, and your name. An example of an appropriate subject line is: Department of Film Internship 2016, Jane Smith.

Full Posthttp://www.moma.org/learn/courses/internships#12month

Applicationhttp://www.moma.org/momaorg/shared/pdfs/docs/about/application_12_month_20162017.pdf

Dedalus Foundation Archives & Conservation Fellowship Programhttp://dedalusfoundation.org/foundation/programs/archives-conservation