Membership Manager [Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History]

Membership Manager
Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History

The Membership Manager is responsible for maintaining and expanding membership at the Museum.  Specific responsibilities include:  prepare, implement, and evaluate an annual strategic plan for marketing the Museum’s membership program; prepare and administer the membership budget; identify and implement membership and donor cultivation opportunities; plan and implement special events for members and prospective members; maintain membership database; membership communication. The successful candidate will have at least two years experience in membership, fund development, or direct marketing; working knowledge of database programs (Raisers’ Edge experience preferred); excellent organization skills; excellent verbal and written skills; professional demeanor with strong interpersonal skills; comfortable and skilled at working with the general public, trustees, members, and donors. Full time with benefits; reports to the Director of Development. To apply: download application from www.sbnature.org and submit with cover letter and resume to abourland@sbnature2.org

Sales and Operations Managers [Thomas & Associates]

Sales & Operations Managers, Washington DC & Houston Offices
For our renowned art storage, shipping and collections management firm client we are seeking to fill two Sales & Operations Manager positions in the Washington, DC, and Houston, TX, offices, respectively. The successful candidates will work in conjunction with the firm’s executive team to maintain and increase business and market visibility and handle all aspects of operations for these two new office locations. Duties include sourcing and developing client relations; working with the team to establish sales goals and strategies; attend domestic and international conferences and events; undergo and maintain TSA training and certification; perform duties of Security Coordinator and manage all compliance issues; oversee all day-to-day functions and logistics of office; prepare estimates and project budgets; manage transport schedules and itineraries; liaise with and oversee all vendors, including art handlers, crate shops, supervision agents and airlines; prepare all customs and related documents; create and submit invoices; other duties as required. The ideal applicant will have at least 3-5 years’ experience in a managerial capacity in fine art storage, collections management and shipping, detailed experience of the local art world in DC or Houston, and excellent organizational, management, planning, analytical and problem-solving skills. BA required: some weekends, late nights and travel. An excellent ground-floor opportunity for a team-player who can also work independently within a corporate structure. Competitive salary and benefits. Please send resume with detailed cover letter and contact info for at least three references to recruiters@artstaffing.com.

Contemporary Curator [Telfair Museums]

Curator of Contemporary Art

Telfair Museums, Savannah, GA

 

The Telfair Museums in Savannah, GA, is seeking a dynamic and ambitious Curator of Contemporary Art (CCA) to support the needs of its diverse exhibitions and collections programs. The CCA will work with the museum’s director and curatorial colleagues to develop and guide the focus of Telfair Museums’ growing contemporary art program. He/she will mount innovative and engaging contemporary exhibitions and installations while also overseeing the management and growth of the Telfair’s collection of contemporary art. He/she will be a valued member of the curatorial team, assisting in the cultivation of collectors and donors, participating in development and public relations, and fostering relationships both within the Savannah community and on the national art scene. He/she will be a passionate advocate for contemporary art and artists, an excellent public speaker, and a proven author of both scholarly publications and interpretation for general audiences. Savannah boasts a thriving and growing arts community, and the work of the CCA will help the Telfair Museums solidify the city’s national reputation as an arts destination.

 

About Telfair Museums

Telfair Museums, founded through the bequest of Savannah philanthropist Mary Telfair, opened to the public in 1886, establishing it as the oldest art museum in the South.  The museum took a bold step forward in 2006 with the opening of a new contemporary building designed by Moshe Safdie. Known as the Jepson Center for the Arts, the new building features over 7,500 square feet of gallery space for major traveling exhibitions of contemporary art and installations of works from the permanent collection. The Jepson Center is home to the Telfair Museums’ Kirk Varnedoe Collection, a cornerstone of the museum’s contemporary holdings. Assembled in honor of the late Savannah native, scholar, and MoMA curator Kirk Varnedoe, the collection features works on paper by some of the most pivotal artists of the past fifty years, including Jasper Johns, Chuck Close, Roy Lichtenstein, Jeff Koons, Robert Rauschenberg, Ed Ruscha, Frank Stella, Ellsworth Kelly, and Richard Avedon. The museum’s contemporary collection also features works by Romare Beardon, William Christenberry, Helen Levitt, Sam Gilliam, and James Brooks. Inclusive of the contemporary works, the museum houses a collection of approximately 4,500 fine and decorative art objects plus three architecturally-significant buildings.

Application Procedures

Applications must be received by May 25, 2012. Please submit a current résumé, including list of exhibitions curated and three professional references, to the attention of Sandy Hadaway, Administrator, Telfair Museums, P.O. Box 10081, Savannah, GA 31412 or hadaways@telfair.org.  All applications will be held in confidence.

Job Requirements

Requirements

M.A. in art history with a specialization in contemporary art or M.F.A. in studio art; Ph.D preferred. Three to five years of professional experience as a museum curator, with a demonstrated history of organizing and managing ambitious exhibitions and installations. Excellent written and verbal communication skills; ability to manage several demanding projects simultaneously with excellent attention to detail; strong interpersonal skills. Solid national network of relationships with artists, dealers, and scholars.

Educational Outreach Program Coordinator [The Center for Art in Wood]

Educational Outreach Program Coordinator

Organization: The Center for Art in Wood

Job Categories:

Administrative, Education, Programming, Philadelphia County (PA), Artist Development & Residencies, Community Art/Cultural Organization, Museums, Visual Arts

Position Description:

Educational Outreach Program Coordinator – Part-time (approx. 20 hours per week)

The Center for Art in Wood, formerly the Wood Turning Center, seeks a dynamic and passionate individual to lead our Tree to Form educational program within the Philadelphia and Bucks County School District for grades K-12 and The Center’s onsite educational programming. Tree to Form is a multi-disciplinary collaborative program that explores the creative process utilizing wood as the medium.

The ideal candidate will have a positive attitude and collaborative spirit, and be a great motivator and supervisor working with artists and staff on program and curriculum development, school and community outreach, classroom and group management, and artistic production.

The Tree to Form program and The Center’s educational programming are entirely grant funded and, as such, compensation will be based upon successful implementation of the program and securing of required funding.

Responsibilities:

  • Service Delivery and Execution
    • Develop, manage and oversee The Center’s educational programs including; educational programs at The Center, in the community, in partnership with other organizations, and with the public school programs
    • Manage and oversee educational content of The Center’s in-school programs
    • Oversee the development and execution of arts educational programming and curriculum content consistent with The Center’s mission and program goals
    • Ensure the development of appropriate curriculum plans
    • Foster the educational experience via hands-on developmentally appropriate and highly interactive methods, which are also consistent with PA academic standards
    • Develop procedures and policies for safe and effective operation of the overall program
    • Hire and supervise site coordinators and assistants, teaching artists, and consultants
    • Maintain reports and accompanying data with regard to program for funding purposes
    • Continue to develop curricula with Center staff and school administrators as required
    • Provide performance evaluation and feedback for all activity and group leader positions within the program
    • Orient and train staff to program, highlighting process and learning opportunities
    • Plan and lead regular meetings with staff
    • Develop or coordinate professional development and curriculum support workshops opportunities for teaching artists and staff on best practices in arts education and out-of-school time programming
    • Be available to facilitate activities with youth participants, build relationships, and provide referrals and support
    • Develop and maintain internal calendar and database of schools participating in the program
    • Ensure appropriate paperwork for program is maintained, e.g., background checks for instructors, parent approval for program participation, etc.
  • Youth Recruitment and Outreach, Community and School Relationship Development
    • Develop and oversee educational programs at The Center, with potential community partners, and educational offerings in the community.
    • Work with artists to develop educational programming to compliment artists’ works and shows at The Center
    • Develop and oversee student recruitment plan. With program staff, conduct ongoing outreach at school(s) and in community, including classroom presentations, guest workshops, and participating at relevant events.
    • Establish and maintain communication with members of the school staff about student needs and aspects of the after school program
    • Meet regularly with principal/administrators and work closely with school staff
    • Facilitate partnerships with appropriate public and private agencies that provide services to students and families to broaden the impact and reach of The Center’s services and help position The Center as a community resource
    • Market and promote program to school administrators and teachers
    • Provide Tree to Form curricula to teachers and classrooms as required
    • Engage instructors and coordinator teaching schedules as required
    • Provide evaluations to teachers, students and parents to assess success of program
  • Reporting, Administration and Evaluation
    • Establish a system for evaluating programs and content to measure satisfaction and effectiveness
    • Establish performance standards for all personnel to assure that contractual service objectives are attained
    • Ensure performance targets are met
    • Develop and maintain records needed for program administration
    • Monitor program budget, provide needed information for financial reporting
    • Prepare information for funder reports and assist to secure donations and funding for the program as needed
    • Perform other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

  • Experience teaching in elementary or secondary schools and developing curriculum material
  • Must be a creative thinker who is able to conceive and implement curricular content
  • Ability to take initiative and reach out to work with diverse constituencies, including school administrators and educators and teaching artists
  • Excellent writing, speaking, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Ability to effectively engage with children and youth
  • Knowledgeable about Philadelphia’s arts, and culture sector
  • Must be organized with the ability to multi-task and coordinate overlapping activities
  • Computer proficiency in MS Word and Excel
  • Minimum of Bachelors Degree, preferably in Education or related field.
  • Minimum two years of experience working in after-school environment with youth in urban communities. Teaching experience preferred.
  • Experience with arts education programming for middle and high school youth in community-based and after-school settings.
  • Experience working with artists and teachers on curriculum development related to school standards. Familiarity with Philadelphia School District a plus.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and energize multi-disciplinary work teams to respond to needs and get results
  • Strong rapport and commitment to supporting youth. Ability to translate youth development theory into practice
  • Completion of background clearances, including: PA Child Abuse History, PA State Police Criminal Records Check, and FBI Criminal Background Check
  • Access to a car to purchase and deliver supplies and materials as needed
  • Excellent communication skills, including computer and interpersonal skills

About Us:

Founded in 1986, The Center for Art in Wood, formerly the Wood Turning Center, is an arts and educational institution whose mission is leading the growth, awareness, appreciation and promotion of artists and their creation and design of art in wood and wood in combination with other materials.

Since its inception, the Center has organized over 40 exhibitions to showcase creativity and craftsmanship (twelve of which have toured to museums around the US), published 12 major catalogues focusing on various aspects of wood art and the artists (the Challenge VII catalogue was awarded 2nd place for its design by the American Association of Museums in 2009), sponsored 16 annual international residency programs for competitively selected wood artists, scholars and photojournalists from around the world and partnered with more than 50 Delaware Valley schools to present hands-on wood turning classes and educational programs for students.

 

To Apply:

Email a cover letter addressing your interest and qualifications for the position, your resume, salary requirements, and 3 work-related references to albert@centerforartinwood.org. Please indicate “Director of Education Programs Position” on subject line of email.

The Center for Art in Wood is an equal opportunity employer.

Curatorial Assistant [Berea College]

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.