JOB: Program Manager @ Black Trustee Alliance for Art Museums

PROGRAM MANAGER

JOB DESCRIPTION

WHO WE ARE

The mission of Black Trustee Alliance for Art Museums (BTA) is to increase the inclusion of Black perspectives and narratives in North American art museums to make these institutions more equitable and excellent spaces of cultural engagement. BTA was founded on the belief that building a cohesive community of Black trustees to share ideas and collectively problem solve would make these trustees more effective, not only as board members but also as resources for the broader community of Black artists, curators, and museum leadership. BTA is focused on barriers to entry and advancement for Black staff and leadership; underrepresentation of Black narratives in exhibitions, collections, and programming; and limited patronage of minority-owned vendors, contractors, and service providers. The Black Trustee Alliance for Art Museums (BTA) is a sponsored project of Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors.

Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors (RPA) is a nonprofit organization that currently advises on and manages more than $400 million in annual giving by individuals, families, corporations and major foundations. Continuing the Rockefeller family’s legacy of thoughtful, effective philanthropy, RPA remains at the forefront of philanthropic growth and innovation, with a diverse team led by experienced grantmakers with significant depth of knowledge across the spectrum of issue areas. Founded in 2002, RPA has grown into one of the world’s largest philanthropic service organizations and, as a whole, has facilitated more than $3 billion in grantmaking to nearly 70 countries. RPA serves as a fiscal sponsor for more than 90 projects, providing governance, management and operational infrastructure to support their charitable purposes. For more information, please go to www.rockpa.org.

WHO YOU ARE

BTA is seeking a Program Manager to support the Executive Director and Advisory Board Co-Chairs in building out this nascent organization’s programming and operations. The Program Manager will work directly with the Executive Director to conceptualize, develop, and execute Black Trustee Alliance member programming; to communicate with internal and external stakeholders; and to lead administrative activities.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

Administration & Operations

● Manage day-to-day operations and administrative activities including maintenance of all files/organizational systems, and monitoring of the administrative inbox

● Meet regularly with the Executive Director and Advisory Board Co-Chairs

● Handle meeting documentation, project tracking and management

● Draft presentation materials for Board/Committee meetings and speaking engagements

● Coordinate with institutional partners

● Oversee website development (in partnership with web designer) and manage website content (WordPress)

● Contract vendors and process invoices for payment

● Maintain consistent communication with fiscal sponsors to ensure compliance

Programming & Communications

● Propose and support program content development

● Manage technical and operational aspects of (virtual and in-person) BTA events

● Support planning and logistics of annual BTA Convening (in partnership with event producer)

● Create and oversee online platforms (Eventbrite, MailChimp, Zoom, Paperless Post) for tracking communications, RSVPs, and engagement surveys related to BTA programs

● Draft internal and external communications, including Advisory Board communications, event invitations, quarterly newsletters, and press releases

● Monitor BTA social media accounts and news sources for relevant updates in the field

Membership & Development

● Manage and maintain constituent database (AirTable)

● Manage membership enrollment, and processing of gifts and renewals

● Research funding opportunities, and prepare grant and sponsorship proposals

● Represent BTA at member programming and events

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS

● B.A. or commensurate experience

● Minimum of three years related professional experience

● Strong writing, organization, and design skills

● Creative thinking with strong research and analytical skills

● Keen attention to detail

● Fluency with Google Workspace and Microsoft Office

● Familiarity with the cultural sector preferred

Job Type

Full-time, remote

Benefits

Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors offers a competitive compensation and benefits package including health coverage, retirement benefits, paid sick leave, vacation and holidays.

Application Process

Complete applications will be reviewed as received. In order to be considered, all applications must include a resume/CV, a detailed cover letter describing your interest in and qualifications for this position and one writing sample. Application materials should be sent to: admin@blacktrusteealliance.org.

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.

JOB: Developmental editors for professional development program, Toward Equity in Publishing

The Smithsonian American Art Museum is accepting  bids to contract developmental editors for Toward Equity in Publishing (TEP), the professional development program launched by the journal American Art and supported by a grant from the Dedalus Foundation. The position entails providing developmental and line editing to TEP author-participants. Each editor will assist 2–4 TEP author-participants, providing up to 40 hours of service to each, not to exceed 160 hours per year. The number of author-participants assigned to each editor will depend on how many developmental editors are contracted by the Smithsonian. Work will commence on or after February 1, 2022, with a possibility to extend for a total of 28 months, depending on satisfactory performance and availability of funds. The closing date for contract bids is November 15, 2021.

To receive the Request for Quotes, Statement of Work, and instructions for submitting the bid, please write to AmericanArtJournal@si.edu.

Prospective contractors are strongly encouraged to enroll in the federal System for Award Management (SAM). The contract cannot be made prior to evidence of the contractor’s active and valid registration in the “all awards” category of SAM.

For further details, please contact the executive editor, Robin Veder, at AmericanArtJournal@si.edu, with your surname and the header “TEP Developmental Editor” in the subject line.

Opportunity: Deputy Director of Programming–Brandywine Workshop and Archives. Applications due by Nov. 1, 2021

Brandywine Workshop and Archives 

Located on the Avenue of the Arts in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 

Job Title: Deputy Director of Programming 

The Board of Directors of the Brandywine Workshop and Archives seek a Deputy  Director of Programming. This is a unique opportunity to grow an organization with a  strong reputation and deep commitment to artist development and the printmaking  process. 

About the Organization 

Founded in 1972 by Allan Edmunds, the Brandywine Workshop and Archives (BWA)  has grown from a group of successful artists, art professors and teachers supporting the  production of limited edition original fine art prints, training and mentoring young artists,  to an internationally known organization dedicated to professional development of  artists and connecting communities across the world through the artistic practice and  creative outcomes of printmaking. 

Incorporated as a 501(c)(3) in 1974, BWA has a long history of artist residencies,  exhibitions, and educational programming. A diversity-driven cultural organization that  produces and shares art to connect and inspire, BWA builds bridges among global  communities. Today, BWA has expanded its efforts to include not only original fine art  prints, but artist documentaries, 16 satellite collections, and the creation of Artura.org – a  free virtual database of culturally diverse art and artists. BWA is recognized for its  education programs and for its work with both mainstream and under-represented  communities. 

About the Position 

Reporting to the Executive Director, The Deputy Director of Programming is a new  position that will be responsible for oversight of all curatorial and educational activities  and serve as a primary point of contact for full-time, part-time, and contract staff. The  Deputy Director of Programming will operate as senior management, acting as a key  partner to the Executive Director in shaping BWA’s artistic vision and helping to develop  the organizational structure to support it. 

The Deputy Director of Programming will have a track record of organizational  management as well as experience and passion for working with artists and arts  educators. They will be responsible for maintaining current artistic and educational  partnerships, while also developing new opportunities for collaboration locally,  nationally, and internationally.

As part of its succession planning, BWA has identified this position as a developmental  opportunity. The ideal candidate will have the opportunity for swift advancement into the  Executive Director role – should the candidate be a good fit for the organization. 

Essential Functions & Responsibilities 

● Curate exhibitions, artist commissions, and related projects and publications, with  a specific focus on amplifying current and historically marginalized voices ● Coordinate and manage the Artist Residency program (a support staff of  coordinator and cohort of master printers does the actual work) 

● Manage and expand the Satellite Collections program through communications  with partners. All proposed new collections involving donated artworks must be  approved prior by the Board of Directors through recommendation of its Collections  Committee 

● Work with education and program staff to develop thoughtful and innovative  exhibition and collections programming 

● Manage all full-time and part- time staff, consultants and contracted employees,  and interns 

● Oversee management of the Brandywine Permanent Collection ● Work with Executive Director to develop annual departmental goals and budgets ● Work with Executive Director on fundraising and donor stewardship ● Identify and manage strategic institutional partnerships to extend BWA’s audience  and reach 

Qualifications 

● Bachelor’s degree in art history, fine art, arts management, museum management,  business management, or a related field – or equivalent experience ● At least 5 years of progressively responsible arts management experience  ● Demonstrated organizational management skills 

● Strong written and interpersonal skills 

● Ability to successfully develop and manage departmental and project budgets ● Collaborative and open management style with success in managing teams and  partnerships 

● A track record of producing exhibitions and/or successful event planning ● Entry-level experience in fundraising and donor stewardship 

Preferred Qualifications 

● Background and/or interest in printmaking 

● Master’s/PhD in art history, fine art, arts management, museum management, or a  related field

● Proven experience providing strategic leadership and the implementation of a vision  with organizational priorities 

● Demonstrated strong supervisory and team-building skills, including the ability to  recruit, empower, develop, and retain a strong staff. Recognized as providing and  setting clear priorities, as well as building a collaborative, trusting, and transparent  work culture 

Salary 

Starting annual salary is $70,000. 

Application Instructions 

Please submit a one-page cover letter and resume. Please direct any questions to  Carolyn Lowe, Chair, Search Committee at search@brandywineworkshop.com. 

Hiring Statement 

BWA has a longstanding tradition of centering the experiences of marginalized people—including people of color, women, people with disabilities, and LGBTQ+  people. BWA leadership is committed to continuing that work. Therefore, we strongly  encourage applications from people with these identities. 

Deadline to Apply: Monday, November 1, 2021 

Start Date: Monday, January 3, 2022 (preferred)

Competition for the 2022 ALAA/LASA-VCS Afro Latin American/Afro-Latinx Scholarship Prize

The Association for Latin American Art, an affiliate of the College Art Association, and the Visual Culture Section of the Latin American Studies Association, are pleased to sponsor the ALAA Annual Afro Latin American/Afro-Latinx Essay Prize. We will consider scholarly essays published in a peer reviewed journal, edited volume, or exhibition catalogue during the previous year, on any aspect of Afro Latin American art, architecture, or visual culture in Latin America and the United States, covering any period from the colonial era to the present. The award consists of a $500 honorarium and will be presented at the ALAA business meeting at the annual meeting of the College Art Association in February as well as the LASA business meeting at the annual conference in April. The name of the recipient will appear in the newsletters of both ALAA and LASA.

For the February 2022 Award, we will evaluate articles that meet the following criteria:
• Publication date between September 1, 2020 and August 31, 2021.
• Essays may be written in English, Spanish, or Portuguese.

Essays will be evaluated by a three-person committee of accomplished scholars in the field, each with expertise in a wide geographical and temporal range. For consideration, authors should send their submission as a pdf to the Chair of the award committee no later than November 15, 2021. Peer nominations will also be accepted.

Afro Latin American/Afro-Latinx Scholarship Prize Committee
Paul Niell, pniell@fsu.edu
Mey-Yen Moriuchi, moriuchi@lasalle.edu
Tamara Walker, tamara.walker@utoronto.ca

Job Opportunity: Project Manager, Rauschenberg Catalogue Raisonné, Robert Rauschenberg Foundation

POSITION SPECIFICATION

POSITION TITLE:               Project Manager, Rauschenberg Catalogue Raisonné

REPORTING TO:                Director of Curatorial Affairs

DEPARTMENT:                   Curatorial

LOCATION:                          New York City

THE COMPANY:                 Robert Rauschenberg Foundation

The Robert Rauschenberg Foundation expands the legacy of artist Robert Rauschenberg (1925–2008) who believed strongly in the power of art as a catalyst for social change. The Foundation delivers on its mission through on-going research and support for exhibitions, while sustaining the well-being of innovative artists and the work of socially engaged institutions that embody the same risk-taking, inclusive, and multidisciplinary approach that Rauschenberg exemplified in both his art and philanthropic endeavors.

The Robert Rauschenberg Foundation primarily supports small to midsize arts and socially engaged organizations that are contrarian and experimental, even courageous, in driving towards equity. In addition, the Foundation amplifies the creative life of artists and scholars across the disciplines through residencies, commissions, and accessible public platforms. Finally, the Foundation supports research, exhibitions, publications, academic partnerships, and special projects across the globe that promote the legacy of Rauschenberg’s joyful, responsive, and irreverent approach to making work while living an empathetic and meaningful life.

In its stewardship of Rauschenberg’s artistic legacy, the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation will undertake the first Catalogue Raisonné dedicated to the sixty-year career of this protean artist. In its entirety, the Rauschenberg Catalogue Raisonné of Painting and Sculpture will be comprised of approximately 3,500 of artworks and will be published in a digital format. The first of volume, covering the years 1949 to 1953, will launch in 2025—the artist’s centennial. The Foundation is now seeking an experienced Project Manager to oversee this multifaceted project.

Robert Rauschenberg and the catalogue raisonnÉ project

Working in a wide range of subjects, styles, materials, and techniques, Robert Rauschenberg has been called a forerunner of essentially every postwar movement since Abstract Expressionism. He remained, however, independent of any particular affiliation. At the time that he began making art in the late 1940s and early 1950s, his belief that “painting relates to both art and life” challenged the prevalent modernist aesthetic. The celebrated Combines, begun in the mid-1950s, brought real-world images and objects into the realm of abstract painting and countered sanctioned divisions between painting and sculpture. These works established the artist’s ongoing dialogue between mediums, between the handmade and the readymade, and between the gestural brushstroke and the mechanically reproduced image. Rauschenberg’s lifelong commitment to collaboration—with performers, printmakers, engineers, writers, artists, and artisans from around the world—is a further manifestation of his expansive artistic philosophy. While Rauschenberg was a preeminent American artist of the twentieth century, his career continued into the twenty-first and his work remains contemporary and entirely relevant to a younger generation of artists.

This catalogue will be designed to contain all that is found in a conventional catalogue raisonné and to meet scholarly and market-based needs. In keeping with Rauschenberg’s own expansive artistic philosophy, however, we intend in addition to engage a broader audience and to include writers with various areas of interest and expertise; beyond art historians, there will be writings by social historians, conservators, and practicing artists, among others. With a multitude of diverse voices, it is our intention to present a range of perspectives that is commensurate with, and at times even goes beyond, the expansiveness of Rauschenberg’s thinking as well as his spirit of inclusivity. Furthermore, we will make use of all the technical possibilities of a digital publication to demonstrate Rauschenberg’s interests, processes, and collaborations.

Scope and responsibilities

The Project Manager (PM) reports to the Director of Curatorial Affairs and will be responsible for day-to-day management of the Catalogue Raisonné (CR). The PM will be the primary point person on the CR for RRF art, archives, and warehouse staff, outside editorial and technology consultants, CR researchers and other CR staff, and the CR Advisory Committee. They will develop tools and systems to manage critical CR information.

The PM must quickly develop a familiarity with the crucial literature on Rauschenberg and actively engage in research in order to gauge the success and failures of the project. They will be involved in processing archival and published materials; must read actively, participate in discussions with researchers and the CR team, and be active in the broader CR community. 

Priority given to candidates willing to make a long-term commitment.

Specific Responsibilities

CR Management (35%)

Establish, implement, maintain, and enforce project plan and related timeline

With CR leadership, establish and document the methodology and terminology for examining artwork and entering CR data; develop on-line submission forms; execute data entry; and maintain database for CR (Filemaker)

Hire and manage CR staff: researchers for bibliography, exhibition history, chronology, provenance research; copy editor; contract staff including art handlers for offsite viewings, photographers for off-site shoots, and digital asset manager

Establish and maintain style sheet and central base where all decisions about procedures are recorded and can be referred to by all those working on the CR

Day-to-day management of research team; coordinate art handling and photography through warehouse staff; establish examination teams in New York and beyond

Prior to on boarding a digital asset manager, assess, commission, and manage digital and physical CR photo assets. Maintain photographic guidelines to standardize photography and on-line submission forms

Communications / Outreach (30%)

Point person for RRF in the CR community; be actively engaged in what is going on in the CR world

Manage all aspects of the call for works including, but not limited to, research related to legal and insurance issues; create and implement an on-line submission system; coordinate any public relations related to call for works or CR in general.

Communicate with owners, including private owners, public institutions, and auction houses, announcing the project and requesting information.

Manage and update CR Website

Write quarterly updates for the RRF Board and Advisory Committee

Consider establishing a Research Internship Program for graduate students

Research & Scholarship (20%)

Assign, supervise, and be involved in daily research; create research guidelines and timeline

Oversight and implementation of fact-checking process for all elements of the CR including but not limited to copy editing short artwork and series descriptions, chronology, bibliography, exhibition history, provenance, media lines

With RRF art team and dedicated researchers: develop and flesh out existing research files (physical and digital) including exhibition, chronologies, provenance, and exhibition history.

Administrative (15%)

Schedule all CR team and Committee meetings and manage meeting notes / minutes.

Manage all CR finances: budget, invoices, and other expenses

Organize all travel for archives research and artwork exams and related expenses 

Coordinate all insurance and legal issues related to the CR reporting to Deputy Director

Additional responsibilities as assigned

EXPERIENCE REQUIRED

Prior CR experience very desirable — experience cataloguing individual works of art and familiarity with current CR best practices

Proven track record for completion of large-scale projects

Proven leadership skills: strong project management experience managing large numbers of people. 

Extensive research background and experience in libraries and archives

Experience interacting with archives, museums, private collectors, auction houses, galleries, and the catalogue raisonné community at large

High level of proficiency and comfort with relational databases and other technologies

ReQUIRED ATTRIBUTES

Excellent editorial and organizational, as well as analytical, and problem-solving skills

Excellent communication skills—written and oral—with a broad range of constituents

Meticulous approach to record keeping and research; attention to detail

Strong people skills, collaborative, proactive, and flexible working style

Ability to work independently, prioritize, organize workload, work under pressure, and multitask; manage regular deadlines all with integrity, confidentiality, good humor, and kindness

Strong written and verbal communication skills; ability to make oral and written presentations, communicating complex information in a concise and lucid way

Ability to project ahead and anticipate changing needs of a long-term project

Supportive work style that demonstrates initiative, patience, flexibility, sound judgment, and collaboration

Warmth, a sense of humor, and an appreciation for the work of the Foundation

Education

Advanced degree in art history required; 20th century art history preferred.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY

As an equal opportunity employer, the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation (RRF) is committed to creating an equitable and inclusive work environment. We strive to attract a diverse mix of talented people and we encourage individuals of all backgrounds to apply.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

COMPENSATION

Compensation is commensurate with experience.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Please email letters of interest accompanied by a CV to employment@rauschenbergfoundation.org. In the subject line, please indicate Application for Catalogue Raisonné Project Manager position.

JOB: Managing Editor, American Art

The Smithsonian American Art Museum is accepting applications for managing editor of American Art, the peer-reviewed journal co-published by the Smithsonian American Art Museum and the University of Chicago Press. The position entails support to SAAM’s Research and Scholars Center, including management of rights and reproductions, peer-review, fact-checking, copyediting, proofing, and prize administration. The closing date is March 30, 2021.

https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/595128400
https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/595128100
Additionally, interested applicants are encouraged to submit bids for the interim managing editor contract. The length of contract will depend on the timing for the permanent hire. To receive the Request for Quotes, Statement of Work, and instructions for submitting the bid, write to AmericanArtJournal@si.edu with the header “Interim Managing Editor.” The closing date for the interim contract is March 26, 2021.

Call for Proposals: “24 Views” Submit by Mar. 31, 2021

Tiffany Lin writes:

“24 VIEWS is a longitudinal project that investigates the history of racial classification through US Census data.

Prior to COVID-19 related disruptions, 24 VIEWS was envisioned as an exhibition with public facing activations, I have pivoted away from in-person programming and am now pursuing an expansive curatorial project.
I now invite writers, artists, or anyone so inclined to submit proposals or existing work on past, current, or future implications of racial classification in the United States. I welcome critical essays, manifestos, treatises, poetry, prose, speculative fiction, and visual works of all media. 
I have modest stipends available for 24 works. For now, the project will be web-based but I’m working on the possibility of a print version pending the outcome of other funding opportunities. Details available at 24views.org. Please share far and wide – send me your best!” 

JOB: Associate Curator, Postwar African American Art @ Getty Research Institute

Associate Curator for Modern and Contemporary Collections, Specializing in Postwar African American Collections

Job Summary

Reporting to the Head of Modern and Contemporary Collections in the Getty Research Institute’s Curatorial Department, develops special collections and general library collections for research on 20th-21st century American art history, working in the context of present GRI collections as well as local holdings and other related collections on American art and artists.  Within modern and contemporary, primary attention will be devoted to developing African American collections.  Requires experience and demonstrated expertise in modern and contemporary history, with particular expertise in African Amerian art history; knowledge of recent research, publications, and exhibitions in both African American and in contemporary art is essential.  Makes recommendations for single works and collections for acquisition: researching, examing, and drafting proposals; similarly, assesses donations and large collections for research value, authenticity, and condition (including proenance); drafts and negotiates contracts and appropriate permissions and licenses; works collegially, and often collaboratively, with curators in the department, archivists, librarians, bibliographers, and other colleagues at the GRI and across the Getty.  Utilizes scholarly background and expertise interpreting the collections in the preparation of exhibitions, publications, lectures, online/digital resources, and public programs.  Brings a network of relationships with artists, galleries, museums, and dealers.  Responds to queries concerning the collections, assists with processing decisions, evaluates items requested for loan by other institutions, and recommends conservation treatments.

Major Job Responsibilities

  • Applies advanced knowledge of art history and art education to complex curatorial assignments
  • Performs complex scholarly research to support the institutional mission
  • Organizes significant exhibitions, major publications, or major acquisitions
  • Cultivates connections nationally and internationally with scholars and museum colleagues
  • Actively participates in acquisitions and collection development
  • Publishes and lectures in area of specialization
  • Assesses conservation needs of the collections; participates in digitization; assesses loan requests
  • Collaborates in and may lead research projects; shares collections and/or serves as a resource to scholars, visitors and staff

Qualifications

  • M.A. or Ph.D. in art history or related area in the humanities
  • 5 years related experience
  • Skilled in all curatorial functions

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Demonstrated ability to build long-term relationships, collaborate and direct teams across disciplines
  • Competent with collection management and digital asset management tools
  • Accomplished in art historical research and writing
  • Ability to communicate and distill information for a specialized audience or the general public
  • Ability to adapt written material for a variety of audiences online or in print

Call for Author: essay on Carroll Parrott Blue

Carroll Parrott Blue, MFA
carrollpblue@hotmail.com

I am looking for an art scholar who specializes in late 20th and early 21st African American Art who is interested in contributing an introductory chapter on a 60-year review of the works of my work. As artist Carroll Parrott Blue, I am assembling my archive and am open to an interview by the author.

From the 1960s to the present, my work encompasses published written works, still photography, film, video, public art, digital media, digital stories, interactive multimedia, ARC GIS Story Maps, production notes and other materials associated from many of the productions.

The essay that will support the completed archival report should be roughly 6,000-8,000 words with notes and references included. The interview as a transcript will be separate. The main focus of the essay is on an overall or comprehensive analysis of the work. The author should be prepared to engage formal analysis, the history of the technological changes from analog to digital, race and gender theory, and biography.

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