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.

JOB: Asst Dir of Community Engagement and Learning @ Krannert Art Museum

 Krannert Art Museum seeks candidates for an Assistant Director of Community Engagement and Learning. The primary function of this position will be to design and implement the museum’s community engagement and learning initiatives. This position has an integral role in establishing the agenda for public and campus engagement and collaboration in developing in-gallery, off-site, and digital programs, and interpretation. The candidate will work closely with the Director and other staff members to ensure that the museum’s strategic goals are achieved. 

The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer that recruits and hires qualified candidates without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity,age, national origin, disability, or veteran status. For more information, visit http://go.illinois.edu/EEO

As the museum’s principal educator and programmer, the Assistant Director will collaborate with a team to reconceive museum education and community engagement at KAM – on site, online, and in community. A core member of the museum’s leadership team reporting to the Director, the Assistant Director of Community Engagement and Learning will ensure that the museum’s strategic goals are achieved, particularly those involving diversity, equity, accessibility, and sustainability. An overarching commitment to inclusion and a culture of care is central to the museum’s identity, and this position is a keystone of that ongoing work. 

Doing this work requires dismantling systemic barriers of exclusion, centering welcome for all visitors, and gaining the trust of long marginalized communities. The Assistant Director will lead a team of education coordinators, graduate assistants, and student employees while working collaboratively with curators. Student engagement and developing sustainable and deep relationships with our communities are priorities, building on recent work with regional Black communities as well as students and community members with disabilities. Shaping the future with existing strong collaborations with the Champaign, Urbana, and Rantoul Public Schools (all diverse, and a substantial number of households at or below the region’s ALICE threshold) will be key, especially considering the public schools’ changing needs and our commitment to center anti-ableism and anti-racism in museum’s public engagement and teaching. 

Fundraising collaboratively is a key aspect of the position, and the Assistant Director will develop grant proposals and cultivate private support under the guidance of the Senior Director of Advancement and the Director. Furthering current initiatives and building on areas of strength is critical. Among the most significant include: 1) the indigenous arts of the Americas; 2) Black arts research, particularly in support of the College of Fine and Applied Arts’s Black Arts Research Initiative; 3) the museum as a crucial site for wellness; and 4) building on the university’s illustrious history around access, our wide-ranging work in disability, Crip Theory, and the arts, including collaborations with Illinois’s student service organization, regional community organizations, and the University of Illinois Chicago. 

The Assistant Director will build productive partnerships with the Department of Art Education, the Community Fab Lab, the College of Education, the recently opened Siebel Center for Design, the Spurlock Museum of World Cultures, Japan House, the campus cultural houses, and Allerton Park and Gardens. A rich array of student organizations and a vibrant artist community on and off campus also offer fertile ground for collaborations. 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITES 

Program Development • Manage and creatively develop all museum learning experiences, including public programs, curricular-based offerings, teaching on and off-site, K-12 school programs, family events, student engagement programs, docent training, and the Giertz Education Center. • Create and direct a collaboratively developed community engagement program. • Shape visitor experience at the museum and implement improvements. Management and Administration • Recruit, select, train, and supervise education staff members, undergraduate and graduate students, interns, hourly workers, and volunteers. • Develop and coordinate all museum educational activities. • Develop and administer budget and financial commitments for public programs, engagement, and learning activities. • Develop grant proposals for education and public engagement initiatives and steward donors. 

Teaching • Teach and actively engage in co-creating museum learning programs in the museum galleries, off-site, and online. Other Collaborative Duties • Participate actively in the Krannert Art Museum’s diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility initiatives • Represent the museum on administrative committees internally and externally and actively engage in the College of Fine and Applied Arts and campus communities • Build productive relationships with community members and organizations, faculty, students, university staff, schoolteachers, and other museum professionals. 

QUALIFICATIONS Required • Bachelor’s degree in Art Education, Art History, Community Organizing and Advocacy, or related field. • Four years of progressive work experience, including three years leading teams. Previous experience in museums or arts organizations. Practical experience in education, social engagement, and community programming. Preferred • Master’s degree in Art Education, Art History, Community Organizing and Advocacy, or related field. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: • Commitment to delivering programs and managing teams that align with the museum’s vision for diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility. • Demonstrated excellence in planning, organizational, project management, and time management skills. Capacity to lead projects while using independent judgment and discretion. • Excellent oral and written communication skills. • The ability to promote collaboration, creativity, and open communication both within the education team and with museum staff, academic departments, and external groups. 

The Krannert Art Museum Krannert Art Museum (KAM) is a public engagement unit within the College of Fine and Applied Arts at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. KAM’s collection of 11,000 works from the fourth millennium BCE to the present represent global cultures and cross all media, with strengths in the art of Europe, United States, the ancient Andes, and Africa. The museum’s historical collections have always been accompanied by an abiding interest in the art of our own day. KAM is free, with all activities open to the public. As a campus public engagement unit, and the only art museum in a region of over 350,000 people, both urban and rural, in east central Illinois, KAM fulfills the university’s land-grant mission of research, teaching, and outreach. We accomplish this work as a laboratory, presenting new research and approaches to object-based teaching; as a sanctuary for the community’s well-being; and as a civic center, a gathering place to explore pressing issues. The museum primarily serves two audiences: the university’s 61,000 faculty, staff, and students, and the ethnically and racially diverse communities of east central Illinois. The region is dominated by the cities of Urbana and Champaign (208,400), surrounded by expansive rural communities. 

APPOINTMENT INFORMATION This full-time, 12-month, Academic Professional appointment. The start date as soon as possible after the closing date. Salary is commensurate with experience. 

To Apply: Applications must be received by January 31, 2022. Apply for this position using the “Apply for Position” button below. If you have not applied before, you must create your candidate profile at http://jobs.illinois.edu. If you already have a profile, you will be redirected to that existing profile via email notification. To complete the application process: 

1. Submit the Staff Vacancy Application. 2. Submit the Voluntary Self-Identification of Disability forms. 3. Upload your cover letter and resume (months and years of employment must be included), and contact information of three professional references. For further information about this specific position, contact Shanitera Walker at walker32@illinois.edu. For questions about the application process, please contact 217-333-2137. 

University of Illinois faculty, staff, and students are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. If you are not able to receive the vaccine for medical or religious reasons, you may seek approval for an exemption in accordance with applicable University processes. 

University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer. Convictions are not a bar to employment. As a qualifying federal contractor, the University of Illinois System uses E-Verify to verify employment eligibility. The University of Illinois System requires candidates selected for hire to disclose any documented finding of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment and to authorize inquiries to current and former employers regarding findings of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment. For more information, visit Policy on Consideration of Sexual Misconduct in Prior Employment. 

FELLOWSHIP OPPORTUNITY: Hoehn Curatorial Fellow for Prints at the University of San Diego

About the Hoehn Curatorial Fellow for Prints at the University of San Diego: the position is intended for those with a background in prints and works on paper, but is open in terms of area of expertise. More information and a link to apply available here.

Call for Applications, 2022-2023: The Tyson Scholars of American Art Program at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art

The Tyson Scholars of American Art Program encourages and supports full-time interdisciplinary scholarship that seeks to expand boundaries and traditional categories of investigation into American art and visual and material culture from the colonial period to the present. The program was established in 2012 through a $5 million commitment from the Tyson family and Tyson Foods, Inc. Since its inception, the Tyson Scholars Program has supported the work of 57 scholars, attracting academic professionals in a variety of disciplines nationally and internationally.

Crystal Bridges and the Tyson Scholars Program invites PhD candidates (or equivalent), post-doctoral researchers, and senior scholars from any field who are researching American art to apply. Scholars may be focused on architecture, craft, material culture, performance art, and new media. We also invite applications from scholars approaching US art transregionally and looking at the broader geographical context of the Americas, especially including Latinx and Indigenous art. Applications will be evaluated on the originality and quality of the proposed research project and its contribution to a more equitable and inclusive history of American art.

The Tyson Scholars Program looks for research projects that will intersect meaningfully with the museum’s collections, library resources, architecture, grounds, curatorial expertise, programs and exhibitions; and/or the University of Arkansas faculty broadly; and applicants should speak to why residence in Northwest Arkansas and the surrounding areas will advance their work. The applicant’s academic standing, scholarly qualifications, and experience will be considered, as it informs the ability of the applicant to complete the proposed project. Letters of support are strongest when they demonstrate the applicant’s excellence, promise, originality, track record, and productivity as a scholar, not when the letter contains a commentary on the project.

Crystal Bridges is dedicated to an equitable, inclusive, and diverse cohort of fellows. We seek applicants who bring a critical perspective and understanding of the experiences of groups historically underrepresented in American art, and welcome applications from qualified persons of color; who are Indigenous; with disabilities; who are LGBTQ; first-generation college graduates; from low-income households; and who are veterans.

Fellowships are residential and support full-time writing and research for terms that range from six weeks to nine months. While in residence, Tyson Scholars have access to the art and library collections of Crystal Bridges as well as the library and archives at the University of Arkansas in nearby Fayetteville. Stipends vary depending on the duration of residency, position as senior scholar, post-doctoral scholar or pre-doctoral scholar, and range from $17,000 to $34,000 per semester, plus provided housing. The residency includes $1,500 for relocation, and additional research funds upon application. Scholars are provided workspace in the curatorial wing of the Crystal Bridges Library. The workspace is an enclosed area shared with other Tyson Scholars. Scholars are provided with basic office supplies, desk space, an office chair, space on a bookshelf, and a locking cabinet with key for personal belongings and files. Housing is provided within walking distance of the museum.

Further information about the Tyson Scholars Program, application instructions, and application portal can be found at https://crystalbridges.org/reports-and-research/tyson-scholars/. Applications for the 2022-2023 academic year open November 1, 2021 and close January 14, 2022.

About Crystal Bridges:
As Crystal Bridges and the Momentary, we recognize our role as settlers and guests in the Northwest Arkansas region. We acknowledge the Caddo, Quapaw, and Osage as well as the many Indigenous caretakers of this land and water. We appreciate the enduring influence of the vibrant, diverse, and contemporary cultures of Indigenous peoples. We are conscious of the role in colonization that museums have played. As cultural institutions, we have a responsibility to engage in the dismantling of historical and systemic invisibility of Indigenous peoples past, present, and future. We choose to intentionally hold ourselves accountable to appropriate conversation, representation, connection, and education to facilitate a space of measurable change.

The mission of Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art is to welcome all to celebrate the American spirit in a setting that unites the power of art with the beauty of nature. Since opening in 2011, Crystal Bridges has welcomed 5.6 million visitors to the museum, with no cost for admission. Crystal Bridges was founded in 2005 as a non-profit charitable organization by philanthropist and chair of the museum’s board of directors, Alice Walton. The museum is nestled on 120 acres of Ozark landscape and was designed by world-renowned architect Moshe Safdie. A rare Frank Lloyd Wright-designed house was preserved and relocated to the museum grounds in 2015. Crystal Bridges offers public programs including lectures, performances, classes, and teacher development opportunities. Some 300,000 school children have participated in the Willard and Pat Walker School Visit program, which provides educational experiences for school groups at no cost to the schools. Additional museum amenities include a restaurant, gift store, library, and over five miles of walking/biking trails, as well as outdoor art installations. Through the Tyson Scholars of American Art program, Crystal Bridges encourages and supports pre-doctoral and post-doctoral research that seek to expand boundaries of American art.

On February 22, 2020 Crystal Bridges opened the Momentary, a contemporary art satellite space highlighting today’s visual, performing, and culinary arts. The Momentary champions contemporary art’s role in everyday life and supports an artist-in-residence program.

Crystal Bridges’ collection spans five centuries of American masterworks from early American to current day and is enhanced by temporary exhibitions. The collection development focuses on artwork that expands American art, including artwork by artists with diverse backgrounds, working in a wide range of media. Special interests include craft, Native American art, and art that addresses multiple perspectives and stories. The collection is available online at CrystalBridges.org/art-galleries. Crystal Bridges’ research library consists of approximately 60,000 volumes as well as significant manuscript and ephemera holdings. The Crystal Bridges Library ibrary also houses a comprehensive collection of American color-plate books from the nineteenth century.

CFP: APS Printmaking Workshop For Early-Career Curators and Scholars in New Mexico (May 23-27, 2022)

The Association of Print Scholars (APS) is currently accepting applications for the first of two intensive, hands-on printmaking workshops for emerging scholars and curators funded by The Paper Project: Prints and Drawings Curatorship in the 21st Century, an international initiative of the Getty Foundation that supports training and professional development for early- and mid-career curators of prints and drawings.

Based in New Mexico, this five-day workshop will be dedicated to planographic techniques (lithography and monotype) and will be hosted at the renowned Tamarind Institute and the University of New Mexico Art Museum in Albuquerque and 10 Grand Press in Santa Fe. 

A thorough comprehension of various printmaking methods is critical to producing scholarship and exhibitions on these media. Yet, many early-career print curators lack such practical experience as they embark upon their careers due to competing professional and academic demands that make it difficult to enroll in a semester-long printmaking course. Because the intricacies of printmaking are often difficult to grasp from text alone, APS hopes this workshop will provide invaluable technical and material knowledge of the medium that will not only contribute to, but also enhance, a print curator’s and scholar’s understanding of a work’s content, intention, and aesthetic. Our aim is also to prepare participants to better communicate these complex techniques in an accessible language to a general audience and contribute new personal insights to the field.

Ten early-career curators and scholars will be selected to participate in the workshop. Designed as an intensive program, the first two days will consist of hands-on work in lithography at the Tamarind Institute. The third and fourth days will be dedicated to studio work in monotype at 10 Grand Press. The final day will consist of a tour of the works on paper collection at the University of New Mexico Museum of Art.

Applications to the workshop are open to candidates who have a graduate degree (or equivalent experience), which must have been awarded within 10 years. Preference will be given to early-career curatorial professionals (curators, curatorial or research assistants/associates, postdoctoral fellows), although advanced graduate students and independent scholars with a demonstrated interest in printmaking and curatorial practice will also be considered. 

Travel, accommodation, and meal expenses will be fully covered by APS and the Getty Foundation.

To apply, please submit the following documents via an online form:

  • A brief statement (500 max.) describing your research/work and how it would be enriched by this workshop
  • If you have previously participated in programming sponsored by The Paper Project or the Association of Print Scholars, please include a brief description of your experience and how it impacted your scholarship (250 words max.)
  • A current CV
  • Contact information for an academic or professional reference. Please note that one letter of reference must be emailed to workshops@printscholars.org, with the subject line “APS Printmaking Workshop 2022 – Reference [Candidate Last Name, First Name]”, by your recommender following the submission of the online application.

All application materials are due by November 6, 2021. To view the full announcement online, click here.

Important notice regarding COVID-19The health and safety of our workshop attendees is our top priority. In accordance with local state law requirements, all those attending the workshop must be fully vaccinated, and guests will be required to share proof of vaccination and photo identification prior to the start of the workshop. Face coverings will also be required in all indoor public spaces. We are monitoring the situation closely and expect to provide additional health and safety protocols closer to the event. Thank you for your cooperation.

Two Fellowship Opportunities at the Menil Drawing Institute

The Menil Drawing Institute is accepting applications for two of its fellowships for the 2022-23 academic year: the Menil Drawing Institute Pre-Doctoral Fellowship and the Morgan-Menil Research Fellowship.

The Menil Drawing Institute Pre-Doctoral Fellowship is open to American and international students whose doctoral research focuses on modern and/or contemporary drawing. The Pre-Doctoral Fellowship is 9 months in length, lasting from September to June each year.

The Morgan-Menil Research Fellowship is awarded jointly by the Menil Collection and the Morgan Library & Museum. This fellowship is 3 to 9 months in length. It is meant to support independent projects on some aspect of the history, theory, interpretation, or cultural meaning of drawing throughout the history of art. It is open to candidates at the pre-doctoral, post-doctoral or mid-career level.

For more details about these opportunities, please use the following link:

https://www.menil.org/drawing-institute/scholars

JOB: Curator, Folk and Self-Taught Art @ Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

At a transformational moment for our Art of the Americas program, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, seeks a creative, energetic and dynamic curator and scholar to become the inaugural Linde Curator of Folk and Self-Taught Art. Reporting to the Chair of the Art of the Americas, the Linde Curator will partner with the Katharine Lane Weems Senior Curator of Decorative Arts and Sculpture, and with colleagues in the Department of Learning and Community Engagement to lead the MFA’s newly launched folk art initiative, an ambitious new program designed to reimagine and reanimate the folk art collections for 21st-century audiences. The Linde Curator will have the opportunity to build a dynamic and experimental suite of exhibitions, installations, programs and displays that will reshape the institution’s commitment to folk and self-taught material, and align the display and interpretation of this material with the MFA’s larger strategic vision. A true thought leader, the ideal candidate will galvanize colleagues across the department and around the museum in thinking anew about the categories of folk and self-taught art, and in envisioning new ways to make this material accessible, relevant and important to the lives of our visitors today.

The Museum of Fine Arts has an impressive collection of American folk art, broadly defined, with notable strength in works made in the northeastern United States in the 18th and 19th centuries. Highlights include important paintings by Erastus Salisbury Field, William Matthew Prior, and Rufus Porter, nearly 350 works on paper from the Karolik collection, a significant collection of American quilts, and select examples of painted furniture and sculptural forms. Opportunities for growth include historical American art that enhances and complements the Karolik collection with a focus on artists of diverse ethnic, racial, socio-economic, and geographical background, as well as 20th and 21st century art by self-taught, Outsider and Visionary artists.

Candidate Profile:

Minimum Qualifications and Experience:

  • A Master’s or PhD in Art History, history or related field with a proven focus on Folk, Self-taught and Visionary material.
  • Three to five years of experience in a museum or comparable institution.
  • Demonstrated curatorial ability through culturally-meaningful exhibitions, gallery displays, programs or other activities.
  • Demonstrated experience and a strong interest in working in a museum setting.

Ideal Candidate Profile: 

  • Committed to researching, caring for and interpreting Folk and Self Taught art for diverse audiences, and to thinking about this material in new ways.
  • Demonstrated experience contributing to/leading exhibitions, programs and projects developed in collaboration with artists, visitors, community leaders, and other scholars and experts.
  • A breadth of knowledge and experience, as well as a willingness to gain expertise in new areas. An interest in and commitment to exploring the changing nature of art museums and their relationship to the public.
  • A national perspective but experienced in becoming personally and professionally committed to the city of Boston, its people and artistic community.
  • Experience working closely and building relationships with colleagues in a museum setting.
  • Experience working in partnership and engaging with donors, collectors, scholars, external communities and other partners.
  • Strong planning and project management skills with the ability to manage various projects simultaneously and to collaborate with colleagues across the institution to achieve the best outcome.
  • Strong sense of accountability for achieving stated objectives.
  • Team-oriented and collaborative.
  • Superb presentation and interpretation skills with ability to attract and engage audiences of all demographics.
  • Superior ability to present and defend ideas and projects that earn the respect of colleagues and Museum’s leadership and builds credibility for the department and institution. 

Personal Qualities and Attributes

  • Intellectually rigorous 
  • Inspirational, passionate, curious 
  • Generous of spirit, a team player 
  • Superior judgment, tact and diplomacy, with good organizational skills 

Salary Range:

Full-Time Salary, 35 hours per week

Starting salary: $73,000 – $78,000 

The MFA is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer that is committed to building a culturally diverse staff and strongly encourages applications from diverse candidates.

Link to apply: https://bit.ly/3zYMORb?

Director of Visitor Experience, MASSMoCA–Apply now.

Info is here.

JOB: Director of Temple Contemporary

Director of Temple Contemporary

Tyler School of Art and Architecture, Temple University

Position Overview

The Tyler School of Art and Architecture invites applicants for the position of Director of Temple Contemporary, the school’s center for exhibitions and public programs. This position is an uncommon opportunity for an individual to bring progressive leadership to a contemporary gallery in a school of art and architecture with nationally ranked programs situated within a research university, Temple University.

We see this as a highly creative, hands-on position that requires an essential understanding of contemporary art and visual culture, and the collaborative and communication skills to work effectively across disciplines with constituencies within and beyond the school. We are looking for a leader who will build a distinctive intellectual vision for the gallery. The successful candidate will demonstrate initiative, creativity, be passionate about arts advocacy, be fluent in contemporary arts discourse, have experience in fundraising, and be able to work in collaborative and dynamic ways with a diverse group of faculty, students and staff and members of our surrounding community.

Curators, artists, scholars, and cultural producers and practitioners are invited to apply. We are especially interested in candidates who share a love for progressive ideas across the arts anddesign disciplines, who value working with the broad and diverse communities and who view art as knowledge and as an indispensable arm of free thought and direct social engagement.

The director is a T28 salaried, 12-month position reporting to the dean of the School. The director may also teach up to one class per year.

About the Tyler School of Art and Architecture

The Tyler School of Art and Architecture at Temple University is known for fostering a culture of diversity practices in our scholarship and pedagogy. Candidates for the position of director of Temple Contemporary are encouraged to address the ways in which they could contribute to Temple’s institutional mission and commitment to excellence and diversity and to Tyler’s engagement in interdisciplinarity, social responsibility, and community engagement. 

One of the Tyler School of Art and Architecture’s core strengths is the breadth of its academic programs. The school offers more than three dozen degree programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels, in studio art, design, art history, art education, art therapy, architecture, and built environment disciplines. In each program, students work in small learning communities, while also benefiting from state-of-the-art facilities, a rigorous curriculum, and a large, diverse campus community.

Tyler’s faculty members are widely recognized as among the most exciting practitioners in their fields. Tyler’s vast network of alumni—artists, designers, art historians, scholars, architects and urban planners—are rich resources for collaboration. Temple Contemporary plays a crucial role in the lives of students at the Tyler School of Art and Architecture by expanding their learning experiences. 

About Philadelphia

Located in Philadelphia, a hub of cultural and artistic activity and historical resonance, Tyler draws on the many opportunities and resources available throughout the city. Philadelphia has deep artistic traditions in the arts and crafts, including painting, printmaking, ceramics, architecture, and more. The city is home to a thriving contemporary art scene and myriad arts institutions, large and small, including the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Barnes Collection, the African American Museum in Philadelphia, the Institute of Contemporary Art, the Fabric Workshop and Museum, the Clay Studio, Mural Arts Philadelphia, and Monument Lab. 

Philadelphia’s urban context includes many notable works of architecture and urban design. Transformational design began with William Penn’s city vision, incorporating green urban squares accessible to all citizens. The city’s accessible green infrastructure was expanded over time to include Fairmount Park, the largest urban park system in the United States, and the Reading Viaduct Rail Park. The dense urban fabric, built up over three centuries, includes innovative architectural works from William Strickland’s Merchant’s Exchange to Howe and Lescaze’s PSFS Building, and more recent works like Snøhetta’s Charles Library.

Main Responsibilities of the Position

The Director of Temple Contemporary is responsible for generating and organizing a yearly series of vital exhibitions, workshops, lectures, and other programs. The director will be expected to consider the educational needs and goals of the academic programs at the Tyler School of Art and Architecture as well as actively engage with students, faculty, artists, scholars, alumni, and the public.• Develop and maintain a dynamic vision for Temple Contemporary in collaboration with faculty, staff, students, and advisory committees.• Engage in productive partnerships and collaborative relationships that enrich the educational and cultural life of the school, university, arts community, and general community. • Create interdisciplinary activities that serve pedagogical, research and outreach interests of the students and faculty.• Work with faculty to develop responsive programs that are integrated with academic coursework at Tyler.• Manage, operate, and oversee 3,400 square foot gallery facility.• Lead the effort to generate contributed income from private, public, governmental, and internal university sources.• Develop and manage budgets for Temple Contemporary.• Supervise Temple Contemporary staff of two to three full-time members, graduate assistants, and work study students.• Maintain a dynamic media presence to promote Temple Contemporary in collaboration with Tyler’s communications staff.• Support MFA thesis exhibitions.• Coordinate Temple Contemporary’s Youth Advisory Council and general Advisory Council.

Qualifications
• MFA in Visual Arts, MA in Museum/Curatorial Studies, MA in Art History/Museum Management/Administration or equivalent• Experience in community engagement• Three to five years of experience in museum or gallery curating or programming• Record of successful fundraising• Outstanding written and verbal communication skills• Experience as a teacher in formal or informal environments• Hands-on experience with the practical processes of supporting exhibitions from proposal to de-installation• Demonstrated ability to produce exhibition publications, gallery text and promotional materials

How to apply


Submit application materials here.

Application should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, documentation of 3-5 relevant previous projects, and contact information for three professional references. Please include two statements:

1) A programming statement that illustrates your views of an institution as a space of cultural exploration and social interaction, as well as your vision for how you would approach a university gallery’s presentation of contemporary art and visual culture within the contexts of the school, the university, and the larger community.

2) A statement outlining how you have contributed to diversity practices that foster equity and inclusion.

Curator of Art, Univ. of Texas-Austin — Multiyear position–Apply now!

The University of Texas-Austin announces a two-year position (with an optional third-year renewal) as Chief Curator for Art Galleries at Black Studies’ (AGBS’s) Christian-Green Gallery and Idea Lab Gallery, conceptualizing exhibitions, researching Black Studies’ art archive and acquisitions, and working with guest curators to do the same in coordination with AGBS’s Exhibitions and Collections Manager.

Other responsibilities:

*Lead AGBS efforts to develop and plan upcoming shows and coordinate with AGBS team on developing exhibition schedules.

*Coordinate with AGBS Curator of Public Programs to plan, organize, and execute original public programming germane to ideas and conversations around AGBS’s exhibitions.

*Teach one course per academic year for the African and African Diaspora Studies Department.

*Serve as contributor-at-large for The Narrative, AGBS’s online art zine.

General Notes

This is a two-year position with an anticipated end date of 5/31/2023. A third-year extension may be offered at the discretion of the Executive Director of Art Galleries at Black Studies.

Responsibilities

  • Exhibition Planning. Conceptualize and plan design and display of up to three exhibitions in coordination with AGBS’s Exhibitions & Collections Manager and Installation & Facilities Coordinator II. Write acquisition and exhibition proposals. Plan the presentation of artwork and objects. Create labels, interpretive materials, and training docents for other museum staff on exhibition presentation and information.
  • Research and Acquisitions for Permanent Collections. Write and publish research and information for journals, catalogues, and books. Write acquisition proposals. Maintain updated knowledge of the art market and in-depth knowledge of AGBS collections and exhibitions.
  • Donor Stewardship and Fundraising. Join Black Studies leadership in identifying and visiting prospective, current donors. Participate in team effort to organize and execute gallery events; attend public events to promote programs and represent AGBS. Assist in grant-writing initiatives; coordinate with Grants & Contracts Specialist to write grants. Participate in organizing Visiting Committee. Present at Advisory Committee meetings.
  • Course Development and Delivery. Create and teach one course in the spring semester each academic year on curatorial practice and methods or in area of expertise for the African and African Diaspora Studies Department.
  • Online Publication Contribution. Serve as contributor-at-large for The Narrative, AGBS’s online art zine.

Required Qualifications

*Ph.D. degree, ABD status, or terminal Master’s degree in a related field: Art, Art History, Arts Administration, Museum Studies, Black Studies.

*A strong/ promising record of publication and/or editing in one or more of these fields.

*Three years’ experience curating and/or administering exhibition programs for an art gallery, museum, or institution devoted to the exhibition of material culture OR contributing content to or editing a publication devoted to art, art history, arts administration, museum studies, Black studies, or a related area.

*Knowledge of Black Studies, art by people of color, art by people of African descent, or art about social justice/ equity.

*Experience with and an appreciation of working in a diverse environment.

*Willingness to participate in a work environment in which mutual accountability, team work, and an “all hands on deck” work ethic are embraced and expected.

Relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.

Preferred Qualifications

*More than three years’ experience curating and/or administering exhibition programs or writing or editing for a publication in the related fields outlined above.

*Experience with online publication management.

Salary Range

$60,000 + depending on qualifications

Working Conditions

  • May work around standard office conditions
  • Repetitive use of a keyboard at a workstation

Required Materials

  • Resume/CV
  • 3 work references with their contact information; at least one reference should be from a supervisor
  • Letter of interest
  • Writing sample of 10 pages or fewer

Important for applicants who are NOT current university employees or contingent workers: You will be prompted to submit your resume the first time you apply, then you will be provided an option to upload a new Resume for subsequent applications. Any additional Required Materials (letter of interest, references, etc.) will be uploaded in the Application Questions section; you will be able to multi-select additional files. Before submitting your online job application, ensure that ALL Required Materials have been uploaded.  Once your job application has been submitted, you cannot make changes.

Important for Current university employees and contingent workers: As a current university employee or contingent worker, you MUST apply within Workday by searching for Find UT Jobs. If you are a current University employee, log-in to Workday, navigate to your Worker Profile, click the Career link in the left hand navigation menu and then update the sections in your Professional Profile before you apply. This information will be pulled in to your application. The application is one page and you will be prompted to upload your resume. In addition, you must respond to the application questions presented to upload any additional Required Materials (letter of interest, references, etc.) that were noted above.

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Employment Eligibility:Regular staff who have been employed in their current position for the last six continuous months are eligible for openings being recruited for through University-Wide or Open Recruiting, to include both promotional opportunities and lateral transfers. Staff who are promotion/transfer eligible may apply for positions without supervisor approval.

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Retirement Plan Eligibility:The retirement plan for this position is Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS), subject to the position being at least 20 hours per week and at least 135 days in length. This position has the option to elect the Optional Retirement Program (ORP) instead of TRS, subject to the position being 40 hours per week and at least 135 days in length.

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Background Checks:

A criminal history background check will be required for finalist(s) under consideration for this position.

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Equal Opportunity Employer:

The University of Texas at Austin, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

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Pay Transparency:

The University of Texas at Austin will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.

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Employment Eligibility Verification:

If hired, you will be required to complete the federal Employment Eligibility Verification I-9 form.  You will be required to present acceptable and original documents to prove your identity and authorization to work in the United States.  Documents need to be presented no later than the third day of employment.  Failure to do so will result in loss of employment at the university.

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E-Verify:

The University of Texas at Austin use E-Verify to check the work authorization of all new hires effective May 2015. The university’s company ID number for purposes of E-Verify is 854197. For more information about E-Verify, please see the following:

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Compliance:

Employees may be required to report violations of law under Title IX and the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act). If this position is identified a Campus Security Authority (Clery Act), you will be notified and provided resources for reporting. Responsible employees under Title IX are defined and outlined in HOP-3031.

The Clery Act requires all prospective employees be notified of the availability of the Annual Security and Fire Safety report. You may access the 2020 report here or obtain a copy at University Compliance Services, 1616 Guadalupe, Suite UTA 2.206, Austin, TX 78701.

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