Curator of Collections and Exhibitions, Utah State

Review Date: 05/14/2015

Job Category: Exempt

Department: Art Museum

Organization: Caine College of the Arts

Posting Duration: Open Until Filled

Position Summary:

Utah State University’s Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art (NEHMA) seeks a visionary Curator of Collections and Exhibitions specializing in Modern and Contemporary art with an emphasis on art and artists of the western United States. This position requires a commitment to the study, interpretation, scholarship, and publication of NEHMA’s collection along with object-based learning in an academic environment that is collaborative and integrates with disciplines across campus. The Curator will work under NEHMA’s Executive Director and Chief Curator in a team-based environment to curate ambitious exhibition projects, undertake significant research, evaluate potential acquisitions, be a leader in the museum field and advance Utah State’s national reputation as a research institution committed to the study of art across all disciplines.

SALARY:

Compensation is nationally competitive and commensurate with experience. USU offers a generous benefits package valued at approximately 45% of the salary, including excellent health insurance, employee wellness programs, and a retirement contribution of 14.2% of the salary.

Responsibilities:

Conduct research on the Museum’s collection.
Conceptualize and plan exhibitions and related programs.
Develop curatorial projects that expand upon areas of focus represented in the collection.
Assist with planning and preparation for a major expansion and renovation of the Museum taking place in 2016.
Collaborate across the university campus to develop innovative curatorial concepts that engage students and faculty as an integral part of their education.
Participate in dialogues and be involved in museum, academic art museum, and curatorial organizations.
Employ curatorial practices to garner interest from the broader community and throughout the western region.
Work with the education curator on educational initiatives for various Museum audiences, which may include developing and leading public curatorial and gallery talks, meeting with classes, or developing didactics and other written materials for various audiences.
Collaborate with the registrar on collection access and support; object research and records; loans; and exhibition installations.
Work with the Executive Director/Chief Curator to develop a vision for the curatorial direction of the Museum, assist with exhibition-related grant-writing, and play a lead role in new acquisitions for the Museum’s collection.
Foster and maintain good working relationships with patrons, academic community, collectors, University administration, museum colleagues and artists.
Engage donors of the Museum on collection acquisitions and gifts as well as assist with special events for Donors that provide insight and support to exhibitions and collections.
Participate in completing a comprehensive inventory of the collection.
Conduct trainings, presentations, and tours to enrich knowledge and exhibition experience with University and community constituents.
Teaching and team-teaching opportunities may be offered and will be encouraged.

Dept/College Highlights:

The Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art was founded in 1982 with the ceramics collection of philanthropist and namesake Nora Eccles Harrison. The Museum has since expanded to include over 5,000 Modern and Contemporary works with an emphasis on art from the Western United States. Additionally, the museum serves as the recipient of the Vogel Collection for the state of Utah. The Museum’s collection continues to grow with regular acquisitions and is prepared for a major expansion and renovation to take place in 2016.

Utah State University is a Carnegie Doctoral/Research University/Extensive school of more than 28,000 students, nestled in a mountain valley 90 miles north of Salt Lake City. Opportunities for a wide range of outdoor activities are plentiful. Housing costs are at or below national averages, and Cache Valley provides a supportive environment for families and balanced personal/ professional life. Ski resorts, lakes, rivers, and mountains in the area make it one of the finest outdoor recreation environments in the nation.

Minimum/Preferred Qualifications:

MINIMUM:

Position requires a track record of innovative curatorial projects focused on art from the 20th and 21st centuries and scholarly research with publications or essays.
Master’s Degree or PhD in Art History, Curatorial Studies, Museum Studies, or relevant discipline.
Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills.
Excellent writing skills and public-speaking ability.
Experience working with donors, collectors, art dealers and scholars.

PREFERRED:

Experience working in an academic environment.
Teaching experience in or with higher education.

See https://usu.hiretouch.com/job-details?jobid=238 for more information and to apply online.

Program Manager, Public Art, Maryland State Arts Council

http://jobbank.artsusa.org/jobs/7032558/program-manager-public-art

PROGRAM MANAGER, PUBLIC ART

(CONTRACTUAL)

SALARY RANGE:  $44,017 – $70,265

STATE OF MARYLAND

DEPARTMENT OF BUSINESS AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

DIVISION OF TOURISM, FILM AND THE ARTS

MARYLAND STATE ARTS COUNCIL

The Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Program Manager within its Division of Tourism, Film and the Arts, Maryland State Arts Council (MSAC).  This position is responsible for managing all aspects of the State’s Public Art Program and the operations of the Maryland Commission on Public Art.  MSAC and the Maryland Commission on Public Art are responsible for managing the administrative aspects related to the selection and placement of artwork in state facilities.  Incumbent works with the Department of Budget Management (DBM) and other state government representatives to develop calls for artists/qualifications that lead to the selection of public art to be included in capital projects.  Duties include the development of policy and procedures related to the acquisition and placement of public art work; managing projects from the initial point of contact to the final installation of the project; creating and implementing processes for commissions of public art; administering Memorandum of Understanding and/or contracts; serving as the liaison between the Arts Council, Commission, artists, clients, architects, contractors and other regulatory officials; conducting outreach; providing technical assistance; and developing and maintaining a collection management system.

 Candidates must possess strong written, oral communications, and interpersonal skills to work with high level public and private sector officials.  The ability to handle multiple, concurrent and high priority tasks is required.  Candidates must be knowledgeable of the contemporary trends, practices and strategic approaches related to public art.  Experience organizing and managing site-specific projects and working closely with artists, fabricators and/or contractors is essential.  Experience with Microsoft Word, Google Mail, Excel and Access and/or other relevant software is required.

 Candidates must possess a bachelor’s degree (B.A.) in visual arts, art history, architecture, urban design or other related field from a four year college or university and a minimum of four years experience in administrative staff or professional work, two of which must have been with a public art program.  An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted.

 It is highly preferred that you apply online at http://business.maryland.gov  Go to the bottom of the page and under ABOUT, click ABOUT DBED then click on Work at DBED. If you are unable to apply online, please submit a resume to:

                                    DBED Office of Human Resources

                                    ATTN:  Program Manager, Public Art

                                    World Trade Center- 401 East Pratt Street- 10th Floor

                                    Baltimore, Maryland  21202

                                    No Later Than:   Wednesday, April 29, 2015

 

E-Verify and an Equal Opportunity Employer                                        TTY Phone Number:  1-800-735-2258

Elizabeth Gallauresi

Arts Consultant

Maryland State Arts Council

Maryland Department of Business & Economic Development

175 W. Ostend Street, Suite E, Baltimore, MD 21230

O 410.767.6555 | E elizabeth.gallauresi@maryland.gov

Exhibits Specialist, NPS

Job Title:Exhibits Specialist, GS-1010-07/09 (1378233)
Department:Department Of The Interior
Agency:National Park Service
Job Announcement Number:HRCSS-WASO-15-1378233
SALARY RANGE: $43,057.00 to $68,465.00 / Per Year
OPEN PERIOD: Monday, April 13, 2015 to Monday, April 27, 2015
SERIES & GRADE: GS-1010-07/09
POSITION INFORMATION: Full Time – Permanent
PROMOTION POTENTIAL:09
DUTY LOCATIONS: 3 vacancies in the following location:
Frederick, MD View Map
WHO MAY APPLY: United States Citizens
SECURITY CLEARANCE: Q – Nonsensitive
SUPERVISORY STATUS: No
JOB SUMMARY:
About the Agency

The employees of the National Park Service care for the special places that are the heritage of all Americans. Since its inception in 1916, the National Park Service has been dedicated to the preservation and management of this country’s outstanding natural, historical, and recreational resources.

Experience your America and build a fulfilling career by joining the National Park Service, as we prepare for a second century of Stewardship and Engagement. Become a part of our mission to connect with our past and create important connections to the future by building a rich and lasting legacy for the next generation of park visitors, supporters and advocates.

Note: This position is concurrently open under Announcement Number HRCSS-WASO-15-1378047 under merit promotion procedures. See HRCSS-WASO-15-1378047 for specific instructions on how to apply under that announcement.

TRAVEL REQUIRED
75% or Greater
Overnight travel may be required up to 20-25 nights per month
RELOCATION AUTHORIZED
No
KEY REQUIREMENTS
U.S. Citizenship is required.
Background and/or security investigation is required.
All documents must be received by closing date.
Pre-employment medical fitness exam is required.
Valid state driver’s license is required.
Overtime is required.

DUTIES:

The incumbent performs as an Exhibit Specialist assisting higher level Exhibit Specialists and trade workers on preservation projects involving a variety of historic structures. Participates in the work of highly skilled preservation trades ‘workers utilizing special tools and techniques necessary to carry out preservation project tasks. Assists higher level Exhibit Specialists in researching, investigating, evaluating, and recording data pertaining to simple historic structures for the purpose of assisting in determining architectural period and style, physical condition, required treatments, and costs of repairs. Assists with planning and implementation of simple HPTC preservation projects and makes recommendations on required logistics, materials, crafts, costs, special tools, schedule, and risks. Assists with maintaining construction records, as built” drawings, photographs, and prepares field notes for conventional projects in order to assist with preparing a Record of Treatment for projects. Documents all individual tasks accomplished on assigned projects. Serves as the Contracting Officer’s Project Inspector on small preservation projects. Advises the Contracting Officer’s Technical Representative on the acceptance or rejection of work performed by contractors. Assists in the preservation training of others on projects and/or assists preservation trades instructors of lesser skilled employees and HPTC training program participants.

Apply at https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/400451400

Interpretive Writer, Hilltown Families, MA

POSITION: Interpretive Writer

REPORTS TO: Editor

SUMMARY:

The Interpretive Writer works with the Editor by researching community events and resources in western MA, identifying the embedded learning opportunities and writing about them for Hilltown Families communication channels, including: event listings, blog posts and social media.

This position involves interpreting the educational and social value of events and community resources and producing written copy that encourages learning through community engagement. Interpretive writing in this context tells a story of community resources and events in a way that provokes the readers to make personal connections to learning possibilities in their community.

An understanding of place-based education and the ability to make learning connections, paired with excellent writing and research skills across media platforms, preferred.

This position will be key to the further development and growth of the organization. A two-year minimum commitment preferred. Potential growth opportunities.

HOURS: 24 hours per week

COMPENSATION: $12/hour

BENEFITS: Flexible work schedule and ability to work from home.

LOCATION: Florence/Williamsburg, MA

ABOUT HILLTOWN FAMILIES

Hilltown Families is an online grassroots communication network for families living throughout the four counties of western Massachusetts. Our online network consist of an award winning blog/web site, eNewsletter, radio show/podcast, social networking platforms, listserv, and online bulletin boards.

Hilltown Families believes in creating resilient and sustainable communities by developing and strengthening a sense of place in our children and citizens through community-based education and engagement. We work to accomplish this by identifying the embedded learning that is found everywhere in our communities, interpreting through writing the educational and social value to be gained through engagement, and making the information accessible via online networks. The opportunities for community engagement include community events, local institutions, and community service.

Hilltown Families award winning blog/web site (www.HilltownFamilies.org) includes weekly listings and blog posts of community-based educational and service-based learning opportunities throughout the four counties of western Massachusetts. We underscore local opportunities that integrate learning and are non-commercial in nature. Opportunities can be age specific or intergenerational, involve sharing of knowledge and skills, support creative-free play, involved nature-based learning and art education, and support a wide variety of learning curriculums.

To learn more about Hilltown Families, view TEDx Talk, Supporting Education through Community Engagement, that shares the story behind the vision and mission of Hilltown Families.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

Researching and fact checking local events and community resources.
Identifying & interpreting place-based educational opportunities into succinct written copy.
Writing engaging blog posts as assigned by the Editor.
Crafting and scheduling engaging and informative posts for Hilltown Families social media channels, including Facebook & Twitter.
Work with an intern assistant.
SKILLS & QUALIFICATIONS

Excellent writing, editing, research and communication skills.
Knowledge of community and place-based education.
Understanding of the value of community service and the importance of civic engagement.
Ability to work autonomously.
Ability to make analytical connections between a variety of community events & resources and the mission of Hilltown Families.
Cultural and social sensitivity.
Able to manage time well and meet deadlines.
Detail oriented.
COMPUTER & INTERNET SKILLS

Google Docs
Gmail
Knowledge of social media, including Facebook & Twitter.
Knowledge of HTML coding a plus.
Knowledge of WordPress.com a plus.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Friday, May 8, 2015. Must be able to begin by May 18, 2015.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Submit resume, cover letter, writing samples and references in PDF format to hilltownfamilies@gmail.com. Qualified applicants will be asked to create writing samples from provided resources.

iTeam Program Manager, Boston

Key to the innovation agenda is the Mayor’s Office of New Urban Mechanics (MONUM) which is the City’s civic innovation lab. Over the past 5 years, MONUM has developed a strong track record of pushing the envelope in how Boston delivers services to it’s residents. Now we are looking to take our work to the next level.

Recently, the City of Boston was one of 14 cities selected to participate in Bloomberg Philanthropies’ iTeams program . The iTeams program has been tested in other cities and advances a research and analysis centered methodology to finding new solutions to longstanding challenges. We are looking for a program manager to run the iTeam in Boston.

The Program Manager Role

At the heart of MONUM’s work is designing, managing and evaluating experiments in policy, programs and design. That work is led by our Program Managers, individuals who excel at thinking creatively, acting quickly, and collaborating comfortably. Program Managers are civic entrepreneurs working inside of local government who are comfortable with and thoughtful about pushing the envelope.

Program Managers are responsible for moving civic innovation projects (programs, products or services) from idea to the experimental phase to evaluation and, if relevant, supporting implementation within city departments. This covers everything from researching and refining concepts, to managing the procurement process (writing and issuing RFP’s, crafting contracts, etc) to working with the city staff in deploying the solution within their operation, to collaborating with researchers on evaluation to communication about the work.

Currently there are four program managers in MONUM. The iTeam Program Manager would join this cohort and be supported by the MONUM co-chairs. The iTeam Program Manager would focus on a specific innovation area for 12-18 months, shifting to a new area prioritized by the Mayor after that time.

To help execute this work, the Program Manager will lead a team of two, one year Innovation Fellows. These Fellows will focus on deeper exploration of specific policy areas and program development. Two additional members will help support the iTeam. The New Urban Mechanics Partnership Manager will help recruit the Innovation Fellows and identify and expand collaborations with local partners. And, The Civic Research Director will lead the evaluation of the programs that the iTeam develops.

Housing: The First Focus Area

The first focus area for the iTeam will be housing.

Boston is in danger of becoming a city of rich and poor as a redhot housing market drives out middle income families. This region, however, has all the ingredients to solve this problem, with innovative leaders in housing design, construction, financing and policy right here.

Working with these partners, the iTeam’s first goal is to start a sustainable program that identifies, pilots and scales effective programs that ensure that Boston remains a place that all people can call home.

This work is part of Mayor Walsh’s 2030 Housing Plan , a plan championed by Sheila Dillon, the City’s Chief of Housing. To do this work iTeam Program Manager will partner with and support Chief Dillon and her team.

Qualifications

The iTeam Program Manager must be strong relationship builders, be comfortable with risk, and be passionate about solving hard civic challenges with creative, original solutions.

We look for people with a track record that demonstrates both original thinking and an ability to execute in occasionally challenging environments. We want team members who are comfortable both working alone and with a close office. We seek individuals with a deep subject matter expertise in areas such as design, technology or urbanism as well as broad curiosity about cities.

Although they will be well supported, the iTeam Program Manager should possess the confidence and judgement to develop and lead a strategic program independently.

Salary: The annual salary for this three-year, grant-funded position is $85,000 + benefits.

Apply: To apply please email a cover letter and resume to chris.osgood@boston.gov and nigel.jacob@boston.gov.

http://newurbanmechanics.org/boston/join-our-team/ 

**Applications will be accepted through April 21, 2015**

Director of School and Family Programs, Sid Richardson Museum

The Sid Richardson Museum seeks enthusiastic and creative thinker to develop, implement, manage and evaluate onsite studio programs for children offered in conjunction with docent-guided gallery tours, spring break and summer camps, weekend workshops and family days. The individual will design and present programs that engage children in innovative and enjoyable studio activities, establishing a safe, inclusive and creative environment.

The Director of School and Family Programs will oversee the docent program, working collaboratively with Museum staff to book tours/schedule docents/plan, implement and evaluate docent programs. The individual will offer occasional studio activities for adults as a component of public programs. ***

Responsibilities include*:Conceptualize, develop, schedule and deliver age-appropriate studio art programs that are offered in conjunction with docent-guided gallery tours for school audiences, engaging audiences in experiencing, understanding and enjoying the museums collection and special exhibitions, promoting the museums mission.
Order and prepare supplies so they are ready for student use and so an art lesson may be completed in a 45 minute time period. Clean up after each studio lesson and prepare classroom for next event.
Plan, prepare and deliver childrens workshops, family days, and summer camps and manage registration of these events. Market programming and events through email and website. Coordinate with web design consultant to promote programs.
Manage budget of consumable supplies to support program needs.
Assists Museum staff during education or special events that occur on weekends.
Maintain communications with docents to align tour and studio goals. Train docents to assist in studio classroom, as applicable.
Document teaching experience. Evaluate programs and determine improvements needed.
Maintain organization-wide calendar of studio programs.
Provide institution-wide support as necessary, working effectively with staff at all levels and carrying out other duties as may arise.
*Qualifications*:MA degree in art education preferred. Demonstrated working knowledge of education standards, theories, and practices, along with K-8th grade learning and teaching strategies.
Well-honed teaching, studio art, project management, and organizational skills. Prior elementary school art teaching experience or experience working with youth in a museum as a teaching artist. Experience developing, managing and presenting studio programs.
Museum Certification or demonstrated knowledge of museum interpretation/informal learning is preferred.
Experience managing adult volunteers is preferred.
Strong speaking skills, fluency of computer skills, and ability to work independently and collaboratively. Ability to communicate effectively and with diplomacy when interacting with staff, volunteers, and the public.
Standing, walking, bending, frequent use of hands and light lifting is needed.
Must be willing to learn about the Museums collection, local history and local cultural venues.
Flexibility in schedule necessary; must be able to work occasional evenings and weekends for program implementation or oversight, and/or to support fellow education team members programs.
*Employment Status*: Full-time, exempt, 40 hours a week, year round. *Regular Hours*: Primarily Monday-Friday, flexible hours for evening programs, and occasional weekends*Compensation*: Competitive salary and employee benefits*Position open until filled.**How to Apply*: Mail letter of interest, resume, completed application form (https://www.sidrichardsonmuseum.org/graphics/sidRichardsonMuseumApplication_dirSchoolFamily.pdf), professional references, and a statement of your teaching philosophy with a brief description of a sample 45-minute art-making lesson for students in grades 3-5, engaging with paintings of Charles M. Russell or Frederic Remington to:Director of School and Family ProgramsSid Richardson Museum309 Main StreetFort Worth, Texas 76102No phone inquiries, please. If questions, contact:DirectorSchoolAndFamilyPrograms@sidrichardsonmuseum.orgMary Burke | /Director/309 Main Street | Fort Worth, Texas 76102817.332.6554 | http://www.sidrichardsonmuseum.org

Museum Academic Coordinator, Oneonta, NY

Coordinator, Yager Museum of Art and Culture
Hartwick College

Hartwick College invites applications for the position of Coordinator of the Yager Museum of Art and Culture to work collaboratively with the academic community to integrate our diverse collection with the College’s curriculum. The Museum holds 16,000 Native American archeological and ethnographic objects from the Upper Susquehanna Valley, the Southwest, Central and South America; and a substantial collection of fine arts with particular strengths in 19th and 20th century American paintings.

For more detailed information, please go to: http://www.hartwick.edu/about-us/employment-at-hartwick. EOE.

Whitney Birkett
Collections Manager, Yager Museum of Art & Culture
Hartwick College
PO Box 4020, Oneonta, NY 13820
(607) 431-4481