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: ‘Curating Difference: Race and Ethnicity in the US Museum” ACRAH @ CAA2018

The CFP for the 2018 College Art Association Annual Conference has been posted online.

CAA2018 will be held in Los Angeles, California running from Wednesday, February 21st through Saturday, February 24th, 2018.

ACRAH will be holding the following session at the conference and invite submissions to participate on the panel:

Curating Difference: Race and Ethnicity in the US Museum

Chairs: Bridget Cooks, University of California, Irvine & Camara Holloway, ACRAH

This session is intended as a conversation addressing how to implement a critical race visual studies-informed practice in a museum setting. Topics for consideration include: how mainstream and/or culturally-specific institutions in the US have embraced such an approach; case-studies about exhibitions devoted to art made by US-based artists of color and/or art made about American communities of color; and strategies promoting greater racial and ethnic sensitivity amongst extant museum professionals as well as diversifying their ranks in terms of the ethno-racial backgrounds and/or awareness of future hires. Submissions from Los Angeles-area and West Coast-based curators and museum professionals are especially encouraged, as are topics focused on this region.

Deadline: August 14, 2017

A 250-word presentation abstract, a short CV, a statement of interest, and completed Session Participation Proposal Submission Form should be sent to both Camara Holloway at camara.holloway@icloud.com and Bridget Cooks at b.cooks@uci.edu

Please note that CAA now requires that all session participants be an active individual CAA member through February 24, 2018, and must register for at least the session in which you participate. Early conference registration at the discount rate opens in early October. Please refer to the CFP for additional details and instructions.

Curatorial Assistant, Contemporary Art @ Whitney Museum of American Art

A full-time Curatorial Assistant position, reporting to the Nancy and Fred Poses Associate Curator, is available. The incumbent will work on some of the Whitney’s most exciting and challenging contemporary projects, including exhibitions, acquisitions, and publications. A strong interest in contemporary art is essential, and production-oriented experience a plus.

Responsibilities include: assistance in the planning and installation of exhibitions and projects, including management of checklists, schedules, and databases; daily administrative support (telephone, management of the Curator’s calendar; maintenance of records, drafting correspondence, preparation of presentations, travel arrangements, processing invoices, and other general office and clerical duties); scholarly research on artists and acquisitions; preparation and writing of didactic texts; serving as liaison with the Curator’s internal and external contacts, including artists, trustees, donors, scholars, and museum departments such as Conservation, Exhibitions and Collections Management, Publications, and Research Resources.

Job requirements: B.A. in art history (M.A. a plus) and 2 years institutional work history, or equivalent experience; skills related to TMS, Raiser’s Edge, Microsoft Office, Excel, and PowerPoint; outstanding organizational, writing, research, and communication skills, with attention to detail; facility in representing the Whitney at events at the Museum and beyond; ability to handle several projects simultaneously, work well as a member of a team, and meet deadlines.

Please send resume, cover letter and salary requirements to: hr@whitney.org and state “Curatorial Assistant Contemporary” in the subject line.

For more information see http://whitney.org/About/JobPostings

Harlem Civil Rights Museum Creates Uncertain Future

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