JOB: Curator of African Art @ Hood Museum of Art

The Hood Museum of Art at Dartmouth College seeks a Curator of African Art. The curator is responsible for the documentation, research, preservation, and growth of the historic and contemporary African art collection as well as oversight of the museum’s activity in other areas, such as Oceanic art. The curator is responsible for permanent collection and loan exhibitions related to their expertise and collection area.

Responsibilities include: advising the museum director on matters concerning the collections including documentation, care and disposition; researching and proposing new acquisitions to the museum’s director and acquisition committee; and proposing ideas for original exhibitions that place the collection in cultural and historical context. In addition, the curator organizes all aspects of scheduled exhibitions in their area, manages and implements exhibitions borrowed from other institutions, and collaborates with education and academic programming staff to develop and implement a wide range of interpretive programs based on the collection and exhibitions. The curator engages with Dartmouth faculty and students, providing expertise on museum objects for use by departments for teaching.

Job Requirements
The curator will hold either a Ph.D. in Art History or Anthropology with an emphasis on African art and culture; knowledge and understanding of curatorial practices; museum experience working with collections preferred.

If you have questions about the position or its requirements, please contact Juliette Bianco, Assistant Director, Hood Museum of Art at 603-646-3646 or

To apply, attach a letter of application, curriculum vitae to the on-line application at for position #0013400.
Dartmouth College is an Equal Opportunity employer.

Posting Date:    11/08/2012
Closing Date    04/01/2013


JOB: Art Historian, North American Art @ School of Art Institute of Chicago

The Department of Art History, Theory, and Criticism seeks a historian of North American art, 1865-1945, with expertise in diverse cultures and methodologies to begin August 2013. Open rank.

The successful candidate will contribute to the Department of Art History, Theory, and Criticism’s MA and undergraduate programs in Art History, providing undergraduate courses, graduate seminars, and master’s thesis supervision. The appointee will also be an active participant in the education of studio artists, architects, and arts professionals at the MFA, MA and BFA levels, and will contribute to the vibrant and creative culture of a prestigious art school. Faculty are expected to maintain active professional practices and also participate in departmental and school-wide committees and service.

By December 1, 2012 please submit complete application materials at You will be asked to create an account, then complete the application which is a combination of fill-in fields and uploaded documents. Complete the fields for contact information, educational background, and professional references. Required files to upload include: letter of introduction stating your interests and qualifications; résumé, and writing samples (PDF files recommended).

JOB: Full-Time Faculty Art History/American Art @ FIT, NYC

Job Description:

We seek a specialist in American art who can also teach and develop courses in African-American art and/or contemporary Latin American art. Candidates should also be able to teach basic surveys of Western art. S/he will be expected to contribute to the department, school, and college beyond the classroom by developing innovative curricula, participating in committees and college-wide events, engaging in scholarly activity through conference presentations and/or publications, and advising students in the Art History and Museum Professions major and History of Art minor. S/he will receive appropriate mentoring by working with the Chairperson and with other department faculty teaching in related fields and will liaise with the Center for Excellence in Teaching, which anchors a faculty development program, for appropriate training with online learning systems and for other pedagogical guidance.


Successful candidates will have a Ph.D. and at least three years of teaching experience in a college or university, demonstrating familiarity with best-teaching practices and pedagogical initiative. Strong preference for candidates with museum experience and teaching experience that incorporates new technologies.

FEL: Postdoctoral Fellowship in Critical Caribbean Studies @ Rutgers University

Repeating Islands

Thanks to Kelly Baker Josephs (Small Axe) at The Caribbean Commons for announcing this great opportunity for recent graduates: the Rutgers University Postdoctoral Fellowship in Critical Caribbean Studies. The applications deadline is Friday, January 12, 2013.

Description and Guidelines (excerpts): Critical Caribbean Studies at Rutgers, in collaboration with the Department of Latino and Hispanic Caribbean Studies is pleased to announce a one-year competitive postdoctoral fellowship for a scholar pursuing research in Caribbean Studies. Scholars working on comparative cultural studies especially the Dutch or the French Caribbean, with focus on transnationalism, migration and/or queer feminist studies are encouraged to apply, but we welcome applications from all scholars who feel that their work would benefit from affiliation with Rutgers. The selected fellow will receive a stipend of $65,000 as well as an annual research allocation of $3,000 and Rutgers University health benefits. The successful applicant must have the doctorate…

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JOB/PUB: Inaugural South Asian American Digital Archive (SAADA) Undergraduate Editorial Board

The South Asian American Digital Archive (SAADA) is now accepting applications from undergraduate students for its inaugural SAADA Undergraduate Editorial Board!
SAADA is the only independent non-profit organization working systematically to document the rich history of the South Asian American community and ensure that these important stories are more widely known and preserved for future generations. All the materials SAADA collects are freely accessible to the public online at

JOB: Tenure-Track Art History Position @ Grinnell College


GRINNELL COLLEGE.  Tenure-track position in the Department of Art: 18th-19th-Century European Art History, starting Fall 2013.  Assistant Professor (Ph.D.) preferred; Instructor (ABD) or Associate Professor possible.  Grinnell College is a highly selective undergraduate liberal arts college.  Art history and studio art form a combined program emphasizing interdisciplinary approaches.  Important teaching resources include the college’s art collection, its gallery, and a print and drawing study room.  Applicant’s area should be 18th-19th century European, with strong secondary emphasis on non-European, non-western, or colonial/postcolonial art.  The College’s curriculum is founded on a strong advising system and close student-faculty interaction, with few college-wide requirements beyond the completion of a major.  The teaching schedule of five courses over two semesters in the first year will include three courses in the candidate’s area(s) of specialization and two sections of the thematic and cross-cultural introduction to art history.  In subsequent years there will be the expectation of teaching (in rotation with other art history faculty) the exhibition seminar and the senior seminar.  Every few years one course will be a Tutorial (a writing/critical thinking course for first-year students, oriented toward a special topic of the instructor’s choice).

In letters of application, candidates should discuss their interest in developing as a teacher and scholar in an undergraduate, liberal arts college that emphasizes close student-faculty interaction.  They also should discuss what they can contribute to efforts to cultivate a wide diversity of people and perspectives, a core value of Grinnell College.  To be assured of full consideration, all application materials should be received by December 1, 2012.

Please submit applications online by visiting our application website at  Candidates will need to upload a letter of application, curriculum vitae, transcripts (copies are acceptable), sample of scholarly writing, and provide email addresses for three references. Questions about this search should be directed to the search chair, Professor Jenny Anger, at [] or 641-269-4262.

Grinnell College is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to attracting and retaining highly qualified individuals who collectively reflect the diversity of the nation. No applicant shall be discriminated against on the basis of race, national or ethnic origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, marital status, religion, creed, disability or veteran status. For further information about Grinnell College, see our website at

JOB: Carruthers Internship @ Birmingham Museum of Art, Spring 2013

Carruthers Internship – Spring Semester 2013

Education: Graduate student

Area of Study: Art History, Visual Culture, History, African American Studies, or American Studies

Purpose: To support exhibition projects related to the 50th anniversary of the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church bombing.

·        Assist with artist research which includes but not limited to exhibition history, biographical information, and bibliographical history.
·        Write artist biographies and descriptions of art for museum publications.
·        Create artist files for artists involved with commemorative projects.
·        Help coordinate performance projects.
·        Manage communication between the curatorial department and artists and exhibition lenders.
·        Other duties as assigned.

The Carruthers Intern will have the opportunity to contribute to the Museum’s public and support group programs.

Examples include:
·        ArtBreaks
·        Lunch & Learn
·        Gallery Talks

Special Skills
·        Strong interest in African American art and history
·        Good verbal and written communication skills
·        Strong visual analysis skills
·        Extensive experience with library, archival, and web-based research

Time period: January 14 – May 3, 2013
Hours per week: 15-20 hours
The Carruthers Intern will receive a $3,000 stipend.

Additional application material: 10-15 pp writing sample from a research or seminar paper

Deadline is November 1, 2012. Please check out

For more information, contact Anne Forschler-Tarrasch at

Call for Submissions: Meditations on Emancipation (in the 21st Century) @

This exhibition Meditations on Emancipation (in the 21st Century) is being developed as part of the semester long programming in support of Celebrating the 150th Anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation at Geneseo. The Bertha V.B. Lederer Gallery seeks artist’s submissions that specifically address the Emancipation Proclamation and what it means today.

Submissions are due: November 15, 2012

Artist Notification:  December 15, 2012


JOB: Course Proposals Sought for 2012 Fall MoMA Courses

Course Proposals Sought for 2011 Fall MoMA Courses

Deadline: Thursday, June 30, 2011

Dear Colleagues:

The Department of Education is seeking new instructors and course proposals for five and eight-week fall MoMA Courses.  We also invite previous applicants to re-submit or update existing course proposals.  Please feel free to pass along the call-for-proposals to any colleagues outside the Museum who may be interested.

The fall term begins the third week of September and continues through early December. Each class meets once per week on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, or Thursdays from 11:00 a.m. – 12:50 p.m., or in the evenings from 6:00 – 7:50 p.m. or 8:10 – 10:00 p.m.  The times may change slightly based on classroom availability and other conflicts. Enrollment is limited to twenty students per class (twelve for studio classes) and classes meet in the Museum’s classrooms, as well as in the galleries when they are available.  A class may be cancelled if it does not meet enrollment requirements (a minimum of twelve students).  The stipend for course instructors is $2,400 for an eight-week course and $1,500 for a five-week course. Prior teaching experience is required.

Survey courses, such as Modern Art 1880 – 1945 or Modern and Contemporary Art 1945 to Today, have consistently attracted an enthusiastic audience, as have more focused topics, such as contemporary art of the past decade. Proposals for studio courses and classes on current exhibitions, key artistic movements or artists, and contemporary art are also encouraged.

Consideration should be given to installations and exhibitions on view at MoMA during the course term in order to teach directly from these works.  Holding class in the galleries is a highlight for the students and you are encouraged to incorporate teaching in the galleries.

The courses for the current summer term are posted on

For those interested in teaching a course at MoMA, please include the following in your proposal:

  • Name (Department, if MoMA employee)
  • Descriptive title for the class
  • A brief description of the class (no more than 150 words) for the online listing.  If you mention artists, please include both first and last names.
  • An outline of the subject, time period, and major works and artists to be covered (no more than a page)
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Two or three sentence bio
  • One letter of reference that addresses teaching experience if you have not taught a MoMA Course. Prior teaching experience is required.
  • Incomplete proposals will not be considered
  • Proposals will only be accepted via e-mail to

The deadline for course proposals is Thursday, June 30.  Please feel free to contact me with any questions.

Thank you,

Amy Horschak

JOB: Curator for African Art @ Baltimore Museum of Art

Curator for African Art
The BMA is seeking a dynamic and innovative Curator and Department Head for African Art to join an 11-member curatorial team in an institution with both an impressive collection of African objects and a strong record of scholarship and major African art exhibitions. Directing the Department for Arts of Africa, the Americas, Asia and the Pacific Islands, the curator will oversee the BMA’s extensive collection of over 2,000 African objects including textiles. The curator reports to the Deputy Director of Curatorial Affairs. The Department is supported by a Curatorial Assistant, a part-time Associate Curator for the Arts of Asia, plus work study students, and interns. The Museum supports the engagement of consulting scholars to offer Museum staff expertise in overseeing all the collections that make up this department.

The curator’s first assignment represents a major opportunity, the formulation of plans for a new installation of the African collection, part of a current project for reinstallation of several major collections. This project is collaborative including colleagues in education as well as exhibition design and installation. The objective is to develop new approaches for display and interpretation based on the commitment of delivering memorable and inspiring experiences with works of art to a broad and diverse public.

S/he will work with a dedicated group of collectors, including the support group, The Friends of the Arts of Africa, The Pacific, and the Americas. Through exhibitions, public programs, and publications of scholarly significance, this curator will enhance a long tradition of commitment to the appreciation and study of African Art. S/he will build new and more diverse audiences and help connect the BMA to other arts and academic institutions in Baltimore.

This position requires an advanced degree with a specialty in African Art, a record of scholarship, and a minimum of 5 years of curatorial experience. The Curator will work collaboratively both inside and outside the institution and known for demonstrating leadership. S/he will have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, including writing and public speaking skills. The candidate will be creative, innovative, and influential. S/he will be skilled in diplomacy, negotiation, planning, and organization.

The BMA is an equal opportunity employer and a drug free workplace. We offer a competitive salary and a generous benefits package. For this exempt position we offer medical, dental, vision, prescription, pension plan, 403b retirement plan, long term disability, flexible spending account, flexible and condensed scheduling, museum and restaurant discount, and reduced fee gym membership. We also offer 4 weeks of accrued vacation, 9 holidays, 3 personal days, a floating holiday, and 12 sick days.

Curatorial title and salary will be commensurate with background and level of museum experience. Please send cover letter, resume, record of scholarship, and salary requirements via email to with “Curator of African Art-AAAPI Search” in the subject line. No phone calls please.
The application review process will begin on February 13, 2012.

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