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Assistant Graphic Designer/Production Coordinator [Rubin Museum of Art]

The Rubin Museum of Art is a dynamic environment that stimulates learning, promotes understanding, and inspires personal connections to the ideas, cultures, and art of Himalayan Asia.  Now in its eighth year, the museum welcomes over 200,000 visitors annually and has over 6,000 members. Through its collection, exhibitions, and public/educational programs the Rubin Museum of Art serves as an international center for the preservation, study and enjoyment of the art of Himalayan Asia.

Within the Museum’s Print and Electronic Information department and reporting to the Creative Manager of Graphics and Branding, the Production Coordinator and Assistant Graphic Designer is responsible for scheduling all print and electronic projects, maintaining the departmental calendar and monitoring projects as they move from client request through editorial, design, and production.  These projects are printed and electronic ephemera, including exhibition graphics, labels and texts; brochures; invitations; posters; signage and windows; flyers and program announcements. General production and design work will be assigned as needed and appropriate.

– Coordinate departmental calendars and equipment needs.
– Develop and manage museum templates including enews and eflyers.
– Coordinate and produce museum’s signage program.
– Provide production assistance for projects as required, including materials sourcing, obtaining price quotes, image retouching and enhancement, typesetting, and file prep.
– Act as primary designer for projects as assigned, and provide design assistance for projects as required.
– Interface with internal clients to determine job specifications and produce timely and appropriate publications.
– Assist in the development of museum standards for gallery didactic materials.
– Provide creative solutions to graphic interface issues, budget, and time constraints.
– All other duties as assigned.

– B.A. in graphic design or related field with 1 year of paid production and graphic design experience and image management.  Museum setting a+
– Excellent communication and production skills.
– Tool base proficiency in Adobe CS, Photoshop, Illustrator, In Design, and HTML.
– Proficient in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and with Internet.
– Must be organized and detail oriented with excellent follow-up skills.
– Must be a team player with a “can do” pitch in attitude.
– Ability to develop new, relevant technology skills as required.
– Must have an understanding of traditional print design and an understanding of new technology and interactive media.

– A starting salary range of $32,000 to $35,000 commensurate with experience.
– Competitive benefits package.


– Complete resume which must include salary history and salary requirements.
– Summarize your relevant qualifications for this specific position and separately address each of the Qualification points.  No generic statements please.
– Submissions must include a portfolio (PDF or website)

BE SURE TO INDICATE – JOB #AGDA/NYFA on the subject line of your email and submit to

Editorial Assistant [The Whitney Museum]

A full-time editorial assistant position, reporting to the Director of Publications, is available. The Editorial Assistant will be involved with the production of printed exhibition catalogues as well as related digital publications.

In addition, the Editorial Assistant will be responsible for editing printed ephemera and object labels, proofreading galleys, updating budgets, submitting materials to the Library of Congress, overseeing reprints, corresponding with the museum’s trade publishing distributor, assisting with the preparation of shipping instructions, clearing reproduction rights, and performing occasional research. The Editorial Assistant will also process invoices, send packages, order supplies, and schedule meetings.

Requirements: B.A. in English or Art History; 2 years of editorial experience; excellent communication, organizational, and interpersonal skills; meticulous attention to detail; ability to work under deadline pressure; accountability; professionalism; collegiality; and knowledge of modern and contemporary American art. Must be proficient with Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, and Adobe programs. Familiarity with TMS (The Museum System) preferred. Foreign language skills a plus.

Assistant Development Officer for Prospect Research [The Metropolitan Museum of Art]

Assistant Development Officer for Prospect Research
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
(New York NY)

The Assistant Development Officer for Prospect Research works with the Deputy Chief Development Officer for Research & Strategic Planning and the Development Officer for Prospect Research in setting the Development Office’s prospect strategies; identifying potential new donors to the Museum; and preparing reports on individuals, companies, and foundations for the Museum’s Trustees, Senior Staff, and Development Officers, utilizing Lexis/Nexis and other online information databases.  Duties also include preparing prospect screenings for The Fund for the Met’s Trustee Steering Committee; maintaining prospect portfolios for special projects and presenting information and strategies to Senior Staff; prospect management of campaign prospects and donors through Development software system; identifying potential corporate funders of special exhibitions; analysis of business news relevant to fundraising efforts of the Museum; and handling special requests from Trustees, Senior Staff, and the Development Office.

Primary Responsibilities and Duties:
•Writing concise reports for Trustees and Senior Staff to assist fundraising efforts
•Identifying potential new donors for the Museum’s capital campaign
•Formulating prospect strategies for Trustees, Volunteers, and Senior Staff
•Maintaining and expanding prospect portfolios for capital projects and other funding initiatives
•Prospect management of prospects and donors for capital campaign through Development software system
•Identifying potential corporate sponsors for the Museum’s special exhibitions
•Analysis of news, financial, and business information relevant to fundraising efforts of the Museum
•Other related duties

Requirements and Qualifications:
Experience and Skills:
•Excellent writing, editing, analytical, and communication skills
•Two or more years of experience in Development Research; experience with Web-based research, SEC and financial documents, and online news retrieval systems; experience with Lexis-Nexis preferred
•Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines
•Attention to detail and strong organizational skills
•Strong computer skills and experience with MS Office
•Experience with Pledgemaker or other major development software system; experience utilizing prospect tracking/prospect management functions of this software preferred
•Interest in current events and news related to business, finance, philanthropy, the arts etc.

Knowledge and Education:
•BA required

Please send cover letter, resume, and salary history to with the position title in the subject line.

Beatrice C. Mayer Director of Education [The Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago]

The Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago (MCA) seeks a Beatrice C. Mayer Director of Education who is charged with the leadership, strategy and direction for all the MCA’s education and related outreach activities by defining and creating programs important to the museum’s mission and exemplary in the field. The Director will develop a plan to put the MCA at the forefront of the contemporary museum field in terms of lifelong learning approaches and visitor engagement; manage day-to-day department operations including budget, personnel, and quarterly Education Committee meetings; foster relationships with trustees, volunteers, and key figures in the field; conceive and implement programs that will attract broader and more diverse audiences to the MCA and help secure funding toward that end; and work collaboratively with other departments to build cross-departmental educational programming that addresses multiple audiences and multiple learning styles.

Master’s degree in art history, education, the humanities or related field is required. Minimum seven to ten years education experience with at least 2-3 years at senior management level, background in twentieth century/contemporary art, and experience working in a museum strongly preferred. Visibility and stature in the visual arts education community a plus. Demonstrated leadership, staff management, and strategic planning skills and a proven record in developing and implementing high quality, innovative programs for various audiences from school age to general and specialist adult. Proven ability to generate funds. Exceptional written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills required. Monday through Friday, 9am to 5pm with weekends and evenings as needed to oversee education programs and participate in other museum activities.

Send a cover letter and resume to Human Resources, Application for Beatrice C. Mayer Director of Education position by email to Applications are also accepted by fax at 312.397.4095 or by mail at Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611. Please use only one format when sending your application. The Museum of Contemporary Art is an Equal Opportunity Employer. No calls please.

Curator [The Columbia Museum of Art]

The Columbia Museum of Art seeks a creative individual to manage all aspects of the museum’s permanent collection, including research and documentation of works of art, conservation, deaccessioning, and oversight of travelling exhibitions organized from the CMA collection. Consults with Chief Curator to thoughtfully grow the museum’s collection and works with museum staff to propose, organize, and develop a range of exhibitions designed to enhance the CMA’s role as a cultural leader in the Southeast. Works with Chief Curator, development department, and the director to cultivate collectors and donors. Researches and writes original scholarly and popular materials concerning collections and exhibitions.

An M.A. or Ph.D. in art history required, area of emphasis open. Additional requirements include a minimum of 3-5 years museum experience with a strong commitment to scholarship, evidence of publications and exhibition development, strong oral and written communication ability, excellent organizational and problem-solving skills, computer literacy, and the ability to work well in a team environment. The successful candidate will have an extensive knowledge of museum practices and standards, and will have an enthusiastic, positive and forward-looking personality-in short, they will be a complement to a museum team that works with purpose toward the overall enrichment of Columbia.

Qualified candidates may send a copy of their resume, cover letter and one writing sample in .pdf format by email or mail to the attention of:
Columbia Museum of Art
Attn: Ms. Teri Keener Mewhorter
P O Box 2068
Columbia, SC 29202
or via email at

Applications will be accepted until October 31, 2012 unless position is filled.

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