JOB: Exec Dir, University of Richmond Museums

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, UNIVERSITY OF RICHMOND MUSEUMS
The University of Richmond invites applications for the position of Executive Director of University Museums. We are looking for an engaging and experienced museum professional, committed to exhibiting, collecting, and promoting excellent visual art on campus and realizing UR Museums as one of Richmond’s premier art destinations.  We are seeking a strong advocate for heightened visibility and impact of arts on the UR campus and in the community through inspiring, inclusive, and effective leadership of the University Museums team.  The Executive Director reports to the Dean of School of Arts and Sciences.

UNIVERSITY OF RICHMOND
The University of Richmond is a private university, located just a short drive from downtown Richmond, Virginia. Through its five schools and wide array of campus programming, the University combines the best qualities of a small liberal arts college and a large university. With nearly 4,000 students, an 8:1 student-faculty ratio, and more than 90 percent of traditional undergraduate students living on campus, the University is focused on preparing students “to live lives of purpose, thoughtful inquiry, and responsible leadership in a global and pluralistic society.”

The University of Richmond is committed to developing a diverse workforce and student body and to modeling an inclusive campus community which values the expression of difference in ways that promote excellence in teaching, learning, personal development, and institutional success. Our academic community strongly encourages applications that are in keeping with this commitment.

UNIVERSITY OF RICHMOND MUSEUMS
The University of Richmond Museums, which resides within the School of Arts and Sciences, consists of the Joel and Lila Harnett Museum of Art, the Joel and Lila Harnett Print Study Center, and the Lora Robins Gallery of Design from Nature. The annual Museums operating budget is $1.1 million and the Executive Director supervises eight staff.

Aligned with the mission and values of the University of Richmond, these three museums provide diverse exhibitions and programming centered on art, culture, history, and natural history that reflect the strengths of the collections. The Harnett Museum of Art has a collection of roughly 750 paintings, sculpture and prints dating from the 1500’s through today. The Harnett Print Study Center houses over 6,500 prints, drawings, photographs, artist books, and other works on paper.  The Lora Robins Gallery features the  collection of thousands of shells, minerals and  fossils as well as decorative arts, ceramics, and other cultural material. In addition to exhibitions, the Museums engage with these audiences through lectures, workshops, gallery talks, and tours, often collaborating with other departments within the University.

CITY OF RICHMOND CULTURAL LANDSCAPES
Richmond is both the capital of Virginia and an arts and culture capital.   The cultural landscape of Richmond includes a thriving Arts District that encompasses the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, the Institute for Contemporary Art at Virginia Commonwealth University, the Virginia Museum of History & Culture, and The Valentine.  Additional notable Richmond cultural institutions include the Richmond Symphony, the Richmond Ballet, the Richmond Forum and the annual Richmond Folk Festival. The University of Richmond maintains strong partnerships with all of these organizations, and many others. Public art and monuments are also woven into the landscape and part of ongoing local dialogue. In 2020, The New York Times named the altered Robert E. Lee Statue the most influential work of American protest art since World War II.

RESPONSIBILITIES
The chosen candidate will:
Formulate a strategic plan that assesses strengths of the Museums, identifies areas for improvement, crafts a compelling vision of inclusive excellence, aligning with University’s strategic priorities.
Demonstrate strategic leadership with an ability to clearly and compellingly articulate a viable, resonating vision that can attract widespread support among students, faculty, staff within the School of Arts and Sciences, and University-wide.
Direct and coordinate the identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of corporate, foundation and individual donors, or capital campaign initiatives to ensure the Museums has the financial resources needed to accomplish its mission and ensure long term sustainability.
Build strong relationships among faculty, staff and other key stakeholders in order to maximize the learning outcomes for students inside and outside the classroom.
Develop, mentor, empower and hire a diverse staff to think, plan and act in a collaborative, inclusive and innovative manner consistent with UR mission;  manage staff effectively to ensure excellence in collections, exhibits, on-site and outreach education, development, retail and marketing, communications and facilities and to create engaging and relevant museum content and experiences for 21st century audiences.
Serve as the external face of the Museums in building its profile as a distinctive UR asset and source of and innovation within the University and regionally. This will involve building and cultivating mutually beneficial partnerships with a variety of organizations representing the museums, tourism, business  and academic communities regionally and nationally as appropriate.

CANDIDATE QUALIFICATIONS
Education:  An advanced degree in the visual arts, museum studies, material culture and/or a commensurate degree.

Experience:
Minimum of five years of executive administrative experience, ideally within an academic museum organization.
Strong leadership skills and ability to develop and sustain a clarity of vision and strategic focus; ability to balance competing demands well; effectively plan, establish, articulate, and maintain effective organizational and operational priorities.
Experience in advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Ability to analyze complex financial statements and statistical data.
Demonstrated ability to advocate for the arts on and off campus; excellent writing and speaking skills; knowledge of trends in arts and arts management, particularly in academic environment.
For more information on The Museums at the University of Richmond, see museums.richmond.edu/. Applicants should apply online at jobs.richmond.edu (position #000143) and submit a cover letter and a current curriculum vitae. At a later stage in the search, candidates will be asked to provide letters of recommendation to be submitted to the University’s Human Resources department at URHR@richmond.edu.

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FEL: Metropolitan Museum of Art

2023-2024 Fellowships at The Metropolitan Museum of Art

The Metropolitan Museum of Art welcomes applications from scholars of the history of art and visual culture, archaeology, conservation and related sciences, as well as those in other disciplines whose projects relate to objects in The Met’s collection. Each year, The Met creates a closely knit community of scholars whose individual interests collectively illuminate the Museum’s collection of artworks spanning 5,000 years of human creativity. The community of fellows becomes immersed in the intellectual life of the Museum and takes part in a robust program of colloquia, roundtable seminars, research-sharing workshops, behind-the-scenes tours of exhibitions, conversations with Museum staff, and visits to curatorial and conservation departments. Fellows form long-lasting professional relationships as they discuss research questions, look closely at objects, and share the experience of living in New York City.

Applications for the 2023–2024 season are open. Please visit http://www.metmuseum.org/fellowships for more information. Questions may be sent to
Academic.Programs@metmuseum.org.

Deadlines for all application materials (including letters of recommendation):

History of Art and Visual Culture Fellowships – November 4, 2022
Interdisciplinary Fellowships – November 4, 2022
Curatorial Research Fellowship – November 4, 2022
Eugene V. Thaw Fellowship for Collections Cataloguing – – November 4, 2022
Leonard A. Lauder Fellowships in Modern Art – November 4, 2022
Conservation Fellowships and Scientific Research Fellowships – December 2, 2022
There will also be two 45-minute online information sessions to learn more about the 2023-2024 Met Fellowship Program and application process. We recommend prospective applicants review The Met Fellowship Program page and application form prior to the session. Bring your questions!

Free, though advance registration is required.

Session 1: Friday, October 7th at 2pm EST – Register Now: https://metmuseum.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_QO4xYBxJSuOZf-q8q0ZhTQ
History of Art and Visual Culture Fellowships, Interdisciplinary Fellowships, Curatorial Research Fellowship, Eugene V. Thaw Fellowship for Collections Cataloguing, Leonard A. Lauder Fellowships in Modern Art

Session 2: Friday, October 28th at 2pm EST – Register Now: https://metmuseum.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_YN4RRxN6RfStei7snFw2TA
Conservation Fellowships and Scientific Research Fellowships

JOB: Curator of Fine Arts Galleries @ Bowling Green State University

Curator of Fine Arts Center Galleries
School of Art

Bowling Green State University is a tier-one, public university serving 19,000 students on two campuses in northwest Ohio. The University has nationally recognized programs and research in the natural and social sciences, education, arts, business, health and wellness, humanities and applied technologies. BGSU seeks talented individuals to join our community in Bowling Green, Ohio, recognized as one of the “Best College Towns of America.”

The Curator of Fine Arts Center Galleries is responsible for all aspects of the administrative and physical operation of the Fine Arts Center Galleries, the Medici Collection, and the Fine Arts Center Permanent Collection. The position performs many functions, including, but not limited to: planning, policies and procedures, operating (including running tours), marketing, budgeting, emergencies, complaints, and development for the three art galleries and the programs and exhibitions that take place within them. The position holder directs, curates exhibitions, creates the financial plan, writes grant proposals, writes and edits catalogues, educates the public, registers new art into the Galleries, heads public relations for the programs, fabricates exhibitions, trains, schedules and manages employees and volunteers, controls the budget and is responsible for the development and implementation of 10-12 exhibitions and accompanying programming each year.  Deadline to apply:   October 18, 2022

Full-time, twelve-month Administrative Staff position available. For a complete job description & to apply for this position visit https://bgsu.hiretouch.com/ or contact the Office of Human Resources. BGSU.AA/EEO/Disabilities/Veterans. In compliance with the ADA Amendments Act (ADAAA), if you have a disability and would like to request an accommodation in order to apply for a position with Bowling Green State University, please call 419-372-8421.

JOB: Deputy Director @ Hood Museum of Art

The Hood Museum of Art at Dartmouth College is seeking a Deputy Director. For more information, see https://searchjobs.dartmouth.edu/postings/63574

JOB: Head, Research and Scholars Center, Smithsonian American Art Museum

The Smithsonian American Art Museum is now accepting applications for the Head of the Research and Scholars Center in Washington, DC. This is an outstanding senior leadership role, overseeing a team responsible for the fellowships and internships programs, archives and special collections, research and collections databases, and the museum’s peer-reviewed journal, American Art.

Permanent, Federal GS-15 position in Washington, DC, salary range from $148,484-$176,300/year. Apply by April 6. Telework possible, but not fully remote.

General U.S. citizen applicants (DEU): https://usajobs.gov/job/643252500
Merit Promotion Authority (MPA) applicants only: https://usajobs.gov/job/643249900

Qualifications: You qualify for this position if you have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-14 level in the Federal Service or comparable pay band system. For this position, Specialized experience is defined as experience in program management, administration, and staff supervision; strategic planning skills; art history and visual culture, particularly American art; interests and needs of scholars and researchers of American art and related fields; principles and practices of information management; developing computer databases; archival standards and procedures for special collections; professional associations and resources within the visual resource, information management and archival fields; and writing and editing.

JOB OPPORTUNITY: Curator-at-Large, Phillips Collection (Washington, DC)

If you are unable to complete this application due to a disability, contact this employer to ask for an accommodation or an alternative application process.

Curator-at-Large

Active – Regular full-timeProfessionalCuratorial, Washington, DC, US

Requisition ID: 1160APPLY

Salary Range:$80,000.00 To 85,000.00 Annually

OVERVIEW: 

The Curator-at-Large will bring bold, imaginative thinking to The Phillips Collection, encompassing different global perspectives and engaging with a multiplicity of narratives that transcend Western European modernism. The curator’s work will position the museum vis-à-vis current regional and global contexts, by proposing new acquisitions, and initiating exhibitions and programs with particular emphasis on African American art, the arts of Africa, the African-Diaspora, the Americas and/or Asia. In addition, the Curator at Large will provide thought leadership and an energizing vision for curatorial programs and initiatives that enhance the Philips’s value principles of equity, empathy, and resilience, exploring the interface of artistic practice and social justice, art and wellness, and artistic reckoning with the urgency of climate destruction.  

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • As a member of the museum’s senior leadership team, the curator will work collaboratively with the museum director, the chief curator and deputy director for academic affairs, the director of learning and education strategy, the director of community engagement, and the Chief Diversity Officer 
  • Guided by the two key components of the job position the curator-a-t-large will introduce exhibitions, related programs and initiatives, thereby impacting the intellectual and artistic fabric of the institution. 
  • Work with the director, chief curator, and curatorial department, in identifying possible acquisitions for the collection.
  • Work with the director of community engagement on strategies to engage the broader DC community with the museum’s collection and exhibitions
  • Work with the Cross-Departmental Director for Contemporary Art Innovation & Partnerships to shape inclusive relationships in the local artist communities, but also introducing leading innovative voices from diverse and global perspectives. 
  • Direct the Phillips annual Artists of Conscience Forum as a platform to explore the intersection of artistic practice and urgent societal issues, working in collaboration cross departmentally.  
  • Participate in selecting and shaping Conversations with Artists, Creative Voices, Book Prize and Postdoctoral Fellowships, as well as shaping new programs and finding new partnerships. 
  • In collaboration with the Chief Diversity Officer, explore the opportunities for learning and growth around issues of social justice within the Phillips community.
  • Produce original research (catalogues, essays, articles, blogs, podcasts), and participate in conferences and workshops related to art, humanities, and intersectional scholarship.            
  • Perform additional management and administrative tasks as needed.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • MA, PhD degree in Art History or Humanities or other related training area
  • 5 years plus of curatorial practice, preferably in a museum or other cultural institution. 
  • Knowledge of modern and contemporary art and art practices, with an emphasis global modernism and the history of African American art, the arts of Africa, the African-Diaspora, the Americas and/or Asia.
  • Enthusiasm for new forms of engagement in curatorial practice
  • Ability to adopt nimbly through complex situation; to listen and consult colleagues and build team spirit; to recognize and reward the contribution of others; and to communicate openly, decisively and proactively
  • Excellent writing, research, speaking, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills

The Phillips Collection is an equal opportunity employer and administers all employment decisions and personnel actions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, genetic disposition or carrier status, marital status, veteran status, personal appearance, gender identity or expression, family responsibilities, matriculation, political affiliation, or any other category protected under applicable federal, state, or local law.

See: https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=f8ae008f-99ab-4241-be9d-f3450d619f5a&ccId=19000101_000001&type=MP&lang=en_US&selectedMenuKey=CareerCenter

JOB: Lecturer, Museum Studies @ UPittsburgh/Carnegie Museum of Natural History

The Department of History of Art and Architecture (HAA) at the University of Pittsburgh and the Carnegie Museum of Natural History (CMNH) located on the Oakland campus of the Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh (CMP) are strongly committed to excellence in research, and to inclusive curatorial and teaching practices that promote collaboration, diversity, and public engagement. To further our leadership in these areas we seek to hire a Lecturer in Museum Studies who will work both as a scholar-teacher in HAA’s dynamic art history department and as a curator with the unique cross-disciplinary collections of Carnegie Museums. This appointment is jointly funded by the University of Pittsburgh and the Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh for the purpose of creating collaborations between HAA, CMNH, and other museums in the Pittsburgh region. The appointment is for three years, starting September 1, 2022 and is outside the tenure stream, but may be renewable pending budget authorization from both the University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Museum of Natural History. Salary and benefits are competitive.

The successful candidate will teach six credits per year (one 3-credit course per semester) in HAA’s thriving undergraduate museum studies program, which draws students not only from art history and studio arts, but also from history, anthropology, and other disciplines in the Arts & Sciences. Their teaching will support the practicum requirement in the Museum Studies major and minor, with courses that engage collections at CMNH as well as Pitt, including the University Art Gallery and the University Library System. They will collaborate with HAA’s Academic Curator to advance important partnerships between HAA and CMNH. They will also work collaboratively with undergraduate students and faculty from HAA and other departments at the university interested in teaching with and researching the collections at CMNH; and will facilitate internships and other experiential learning opportunities for students.  

The successful candidate will also devote 50% of the position time to serving as Assistant/ Associate Curator (depending on qualifications) in CMNH focusing on topics related to environmental humanities, decolonization, and indigenization. Their activities are expected to challenge, diversify and deepen perspectives, narratives and approaches to natural history museum’s collections and exhibitions.  They will be expected to participate in collections or institutional based research, planning, and implementation of relevant innovative exhibitions and programs as part of public engagement, some of these working with undergraduates in HAA’s museum studies program, and potentially in partnership with other museum venues, including other museums within CMP and the University Art Gallery.  

Salary and benefits will be shared by the University of Pittsburgh and the Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh. Annual evaluations of the employee will be conducted by the Chair of HAA and the Director of Research and Collections at CMNH. 

To apply, visit join.pitt.edu. The requisition number for this position is 22000781.

Minimum requirements:  

  • PhD in hand or expected by June 2022 in art history, museum studies, anthropology, or allied fields
  • Some university-level teaching experience in the history of art, museum studies, anthropology, or an allied field
  • Curatorial experience in a museum or gallery

Preferred requirements:  

  • A demonstrable record of engagement in public humanities, and ability to connect specialized knowledge to broad intellectual frameworks that cut across disciplines and engage diverse publics
  • Experience as the instructor of record for a university-level course in the history of art, museum studies, anthropology, or an allied field
  • Ability to communicate and collaborate across multiple stakeholders and divisions within institutions
  • Engagement with active learning pedagogies and mentoring undergraduate students
  • Engagement with initiatives that advance social justice, equity, inclusion, accessibility and diversity
  • Expertise in one or more of the following intellectual domains: race and gender, indigeneity, history of museums, natural history, the Anthropocene

Applications should include: 

  • Cover letter addressed to Prof. Mrinalini Rajagopalan, Chair, HAA Department, that discusses the applicant’s research, teaching and museum experience, describing applicant’s approach to curation and public humanities, areas of research interest, and a brief description of past curatorial experience with museum programing or exhibitions and how the applicant would embrace the opportunities afforded by this joint appointment. 
  • Current CV. Include a list of courses taught.
  • Statement of teaching philosophy, including strategies to integrate student coursework and internships into museum activities and evidence of teaching effectiveness through sample student work or student/ mentor evaluations. (1 – 2 pages)
  • Diversity statement (1–2 pages) in which you share how your past, planned, or potential contributions and experiences relating to diversity, equity, and inclusion will advance the University of Pittsburgh’s and CMP’s commitments to inclusive excellence.
  • Contact information (full name, title, institutional affiliation, and email) for three persons able to provide confidential professional letters of recommendation. We do not need the letters themselves at this first stage of application, only the contact information.

Review of applications will begin on March 18, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled. Applications must be uploaded through the University of Pittsburgh’s Talent Center website. Questions may be directed to Karoline Swiontek, Administrative Officer, HAA Department (karoline@pitt.edu). 

Information on HAA and CMNH:  

Both the department and the museum are committed to the study and understanding of art and material culture across the world from the ancient to the contemporary periods. 

HAA has a strong record of research productivity in the arts and architecture of East Asia, South Asia, the ancient Mediterranean, Europe from the Middle Ages to the present, the Americas, and global contemporary art. The department’s Museum Studies program provides undergraduates with classes in the history and theory of museology, project-based training, and professional placements. Our graduate and undergraduate students benefit from the resources of the University Art Gallery and the Frick Fine Arts Library, which have their own collections, and a Visual Media Workshop that serves as a hub for Digital Humanities research and collaboration at the University of Pittsburgh: http://www.haa.pitt.edu.  

CMNH is part of CMP which encompasses four distinct museums: Carnegie Museum of Natural History, Carnegie Museum of Art, Carnegie Science Center, and The Andy Warhol Museum: http://www.carnegiemuseums.org.  The Natural History Museum’s collection of over 22 million artifacts and specimens, includes 1.6 million ethnological and historical specimens and archaeological artifacts with major research collections from South America (Amazonia), Central America, North America (Arctic, Southwest, Plains, Northwest Coast), Central Africa, Asia (China and Japan), and Australia.  The museum currently has major projects underway exploring the Anthropocene and gender and sexuality in nature, in addition to renovating the ancient Egyptian galleries. It is also in the early stages of re-visioning and intervening into its galleries about North American Indigenous cultures. 

The Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences is committed to building and fostering a culturally diverse environment. Excellent interpersonal and relationship-building skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of individuals and constituencies in support of a diverse community are required.

The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity and diversity. EOE, including disability/vets 

The University of Pittsburgh requires all Pitt constituents (employees and students) on all campuses to be vaccinated against COVID-19 or have an approved exemption. Visit coronavirus.pitt.edu to learn more about this requirement.

JOB: Curatorial Fellow for Asian American Art at SAAM

The Smithsonian American Art Museum seeks Curatorial Fellow for Asian American Art. This two-year job offers invaluable professional experience for an exceptional emerging scholar interested in an art museum career. The selected candidate will play a key role in an initiative to expand the representation of works by artists of Asian and Pacific Islander descent in SAAM’s collection and galleries. Working with a supervisory curator, they will be active in acquisitions planning and development; collections assessment and research; project administration; and gallery installation and interpretation. The fellow will also participate in the upcoming reinstallation of SAAM’s permanent collection galleries and in the intellectual life of the museum’s Research and Scholars Center.

The ideal candidate will have completed Ph.D level graduate studies or be ABD in Asian American art or history, and have a record of museum experience and/or scholarly publication. The position is classified as temporary, full-time Federal employment (GS-9), with a starting salary of $ $61,947 plus benefits. The position begins in August 2022.

The posting is open through March 10, 2022

Please submit applications at:
https://www.usajobs.gov/job/633269900 (Status/MPA)
https://www.usajobs.gov/job/633310400 (Non-Status/DEU)

The Smithsonian Institution is an equal opportunity employer.

JOB: Curator/Director @ Univ. of Connecticut

The University of Connecticut has opened a search for a Curator and Director of the Contemporary Art Galleries, who would also serve as an Assistant Professor in Residence in the Department of Art + Art History. We are especially interested in candidates whose curatorial activities, research, and teaching actively confront the dehumanizing legacies of racism and colonialism in relation to the arts and visual culture.

https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/21031

Inquiries can be directed to Emily Larned (Search Chair, emily.larned@uconn.edu), or Charlene Haukom (Department Administrator, charlene.haukom@uconn.edu). 

RFQ: Curatorial Assistance Services, Architecture and Design, at NMAAHC

CURATORIAL ASSISTANCE SERVICES (ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN)
OFFICE OF CURATORIAL AFFAIRS
NATIONAL MUSEUM OF AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY AND CULTURE

This Request for Quote (RFQ) is issued by the Smithsonian Institution (SI) National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC).

SCOPE OF WORK

NMAAHC needs professional, non-personal, work-for-hire services to provide curatorial research assistance for the Office of Curatorial Affairs (OCA) in support of the curator of Architecture and Design. The purpose of this contract is to assist the curator of Architecture and Design in performing and undertaking curatorial activities. The contractor will assist with research and writing related to collections, exhibitions, publications, public programs, and digital products. The contractor scope of work includes assisting the curator with tasks related to collecting archives and other materials from black architects; collecting contemporary design, including furniture; collecting graphic design; collecting architectural sketches and drawings; collecting ephemera from conferences and exhibitions focused on black architects and designers; collecting and preserving design-related materials in digital-only format. The contractor may also contribute to new interpretive and educational content in this area.

The Contractor will work with the curator to research architects and designers; research architectural representations; write about architects and designers; engage in correspondence about curatorial projects; provide administrative and clerical support; provide exhibition, publications, and program support; assist with digital collecting and other collections offers, acquisitions, and loans; provide scholarly research and other program and research support as assigned by the curator of Architecture and Design. The span of these responsibilities, specified below, encompasses research and writing background papers, information management and tracking, high-level communication with donors, and frequent communication with museum curators and museum specialists.

The period of performance will be on or about March 1, 2022 to February 28, 2023.

Contact Michelle Wilkinson(WilkinsonM@si.edufor bid package.  Please indicate your interest by 5:00 PM, January 24, 2021.

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