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Curatorial Assistant [Berea College]

Posted by Amanda Gustin on April 27, 1972 in job announcements |

Berea College welcomes applications for a one-year full-time staff position to assist with the inventory and photo-documentation of the College’s Art Collection.  The curatorial assistant will work closely with the Director and Curator to plan and implement a comprehensive inventory of the collection. Berea College is an undergraduate work college that offers a BA in Art with concentrations in studio art and art history.  The galleries are intended to support student learning across the curriculum.  The collection is particularly strong in contemporary ceramics, European and American prints, Asian arts, and has over 3000 Doris Ulmann photographs.

Candidates must have completed an M.A. in art history, museum studies, or related field and have previous museum experience. The ideal candidate will have demonstrated understanding of museum standards and their implementation, have strong communication, interpersonal, organizational, and planning skills, and have the ability to work both independently and on a team.  This is a 1-year non-renewable position, beginning in early September 2012.

Candidates must submit a cover letter, CV, brief writing sample, transcripts, and 3 letters of recommendation sent directly by the recommender. All materials must be submitted electronically in PDF format to Lisa L. Kriner, Art and Art History Program Coordinator at lisa_kriner@berea.edu. Review of applications will begin on April 30, 2012 and continue until the position is filled.

Founded in 1855, Berea College has achieved national distinction as the first coeducational and interracial college in the South. With an emphasis on service to the people of Appalachia and beyond, Berea enrolls 1,600 students from 40 states and 60 countries and is among the most racially diverse private liberal arts college in the United States.  Berea admits only academically promising students whose families are unable to afford the high cost of tuition and awards each student a four-year tuition scholarship.  Berea’s students excel in the College’s supportive but demanding academic environment, and many are the first in their families to graduate from college.  Graduates distinguish themselves in a variety of fields, including social service, government, ministry, the arts, business, education, medicine, and science, and many go on to earn graduate degrees.

Located where the Bluegrass Region meets the Cumberland Mountains, the town of Berea (pop. 15,000) lies forty miles south of Lexington, Kentucky, and is approximately two hours from Cincinnati and Louisville.  More information about Berea College is available at www.berea.edu.

Berea College, in light of its mission in the tradition of impartial love and social equality, welcomes all people of the earth to learn and work here.

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