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Programs and Interpretation Coordinator [The Telluride Historical Museum]

General Description

The mission of the Telluride Historical Museum is to preserve the rich, colorful, and diverse history of the region and bring history to life through exhibits, programs, and education.

The Telluride Historical Museum seeks an Programs & Interpretation Coordinator who will assist in the development and implementation of the museum’s education programs, events, and activities, as well as initiatives to connect the museum’s exhibitions and collections to wider audiences. The position will also assist with the museum’s membership program and coordinate marketing and public relations with the goal of fostering community engagement, appreciation, and enthusiasm for Telluride’s regional history.

The position will work directly under the Director of Programs & Interpretation in building an intellectually lively and welcoming interpretation of the museum’s artifacts across the museum.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Assists in the implementation of the museum’s education and public programs.
  • Assists in the installation of the museum’s temporary, off-site, and permanent exhibitions.
  • Works closely with all levels of museum staff to develop programs, interpretation, and interactive elements that enrich permanent and temporary exhibitions.
  • Assists in managing volunteers and/or docents.
  • Assists in the management of the museum’s membership program.
  • Contributes to newsletter articles, marketing and public relations, catalogue essays, and exhibition text as required.
  • Assuring that the museum’s educational programs and activities are relevant to the community and museum visitors, and are of the highest professional caliber.

Job Requirements

Desired Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, & Experience

  • Knowledge of Telluride’s regional history
  • Knowledge of museum education practice and theory.
  • Ability to conduct independent research for the purposes of museum exhibitions and programs.
  • Ability to successfully market and promote museum programs and events.
  • Ability to express ideas clearly and concisely, orally and in writing.
  • Experience in working with docents and volunteers.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with fellow employees, board members, donors, and the general public.


  • Graduation from an accredited four-year college with a degree in a humanities discipline or another disciplines related to the goals and objectives of the museum.
  • At least two years experience working in a non-profit environment, preferably in programming and/or education.
  • Ability to lift and carry 50 lbs or more.
  • Passion for communicating the value of museums and museum education, and an unfaltering enthusiasm for the power of artifacts and the museum setting to change lives.

Please submit a cover letter and resume to


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Research Assistant [The Morgan Library and Museum]

Job Responsibilities

The Morgan Library & Museum’s Department of Drawings and Prints seeks a temporary, part-time Research Assistant to facilitate the cataloguing of a gift of over three hundred drawings from a private collection. The assistant will be responsible for researching the drawings, updating database records and paper files, and producing brief entries on each work. Priority will be given to drawings slated to be included in an upcoming exhibition.

This position will work 1–2 days per week for a total of 210 hours over a negotiable period of time.


  • Graduate students in Art History with relevant museum and/or cataloguing experience
  • Excellent organizational and communications skills
  • Advanced research skills
  • Knowledge of Italian, French, or German desirable
  • Experience in the handling of rare materials an advantage

Compensation: $20 per hour

To apply: Applications due November 26, 2012. The position is set to begin immediately.

Interested applicants please click below to e-mail a cover letter and resume to:

Human Resources

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Interpretive Fellow [The Brooklyn Museum]

Interpretive Fellow (P/T)—Exhibitions

(Part-time, temporary, non-union position)

Requirements: The Brooklyn Museum is seeking an art historian versed in the world of Wikipedia to serve as an interpretive fellow in charge of several Wikipedia projects and other projects as assigned.

The candidate for this position will have at least two years of professional art museum, gallery, magazine, website, or related experience and must demonstrate the ability to make scholarly information accessible to the general public. The successful applicant will have a strong academic background in art history and a strong belief in Wikipedia’s commitment to disseminating knowledge to a broad constituency. The candidate will have experience writing and/or editing Wikipedia articles and extensive knowledge of Wikipedia’s policies and procedures. An understanding of wiki and museum culture is a must. The successful candidate must be diplomatic, analytical, and well-organized, and must be committed to working as part of a collaborative team. A BA in art history or a related field is required; an MA is preferred.

Responsibilities: Museum staff has identified three Wikipedia-related projects appropriate for the skill set, and feasible within the time constraints, of this fellowship. The projects are comprised of an initiative to further interpretation in the Museum’s galleries and specific curatorial projects to improve articles and share curatorial knowledge with a wider audience.

The fellow will work closely with the Museum’s curatorial team, Chief of Technology, and Manager of Interpretive Materials to prioritize these projects. The fellow will also work with the head of Wikimedia New York City, a nonprofit organization that serves as the local Wikimedia chapter for New York City and the New York metropolitan area.

Reports to: Manager of Interpretive Materials

Starting date: December 10, 2012

Work schedule: Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

To apply: Please email your résumé and cover letter no later than November 23, 2012, to

Exhibition Production Manager [The International Center of Photography]

Exhibition Production Manager

International Center of Photography

(New York NY)

Date: November 2012
Title: Exhibition Production Manager
Department: Exhibitions
Supervisor: Deputy Director for Exhibitions/Chief Curator
Schedule: Full-Time
FLSA: Exempt


Manage and actively participate in all aspects of exhibitions preparation and installation. Supervise collection maintenance and storage.

• Work with curators and designers to develop, organize and implement exhibition production and installations within accepted standards of museum practice
• Propose and manage exhibition production budgets; secure bids for outside services and resolve budgets on a regular basis
• Negotiate, purchase, and manage materials and supplies; maintain relationships and accounts with key vendors
• Ensure proper handling and display of loans; consult with lending institutions and individuals regarding methods of presentation for loaned objects
• Supervise and assist with all aspects of matting and framing; design framing, display cases, and other display devices
• Supervise and assist with all construction necessary for maintenance of the collection or installation of exhibitions
• Interface with designers and outside vendors for production of all exhibition signage and labels
• Plan, circulate, and implement detailed production schedules for each exhibition cycle,  communicating with key personnel and coordinating meetings as needed; work with designers to produce exhibition plans, layouts, and elevations
• Hire train, and supervise freelance technicians for all related needs, including preparation, packing, and shipping, gallery construction; and exhibition installation and lighting

• Work with registrar to manage fine-art storage facilities
• Will involve some lifting and climbing
• Requires nights and weekends as needed
• Additional responsibilities as required


Education and Training:
• B.A.
• Fine arts and/or photography background preferred

Work Experience:
• Minimum five years experience as a fine-arts preparator
• Production management and museum operations experience

Skills and Abilities:
• Able to motivate, train, and supervise staff and consultants
• Superior project management skills, including budget administration
• Solid communication and interpersonal skills
• Knowledge of archival practices, especially with respect to works on paper
• Familiarity with InDesign, Illustrator, and other relevant software programs
• Highly skilled preparator, including framing and construction skills
• Able to manipulate heavy and/or large objects and to climb ladders
• Good design sense

For immediate consideration, send résumé, cover letter, and salary requirements to:

Director of Administration
International Center of Photography
1114 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY  10036
Fax:  212-857-0089
No Telephone Calls Please

The International Center of Photography is committed to Equal Opportunity Employment.


Project Cataloguer, Sculpture [The Whitney Museum]

Project Cataloguer, Sculpture (6 month position)

Whitney Museum

(New York NY)

The Whitney Museum of American Art seeks a Project Cataloguer for Sculpture to work on the Collection Documentation Initiative (CDI) November, 2012 – May 2013. The painting and sculpture portion of CDI began in May 2012 and focuses on cataloguing, researching, conducting conservation assessments, and photographing these works in the permanent collection.

The Project Cataloguer for Sculpture will catalogue sculpture in the Museum’s permanent collection. Working in collaboration with a project conservator and art handlers, the position will require a familiarity with cataloguing sculpture. The Project Cataloguer will data enter information into the collections management database (TMS) following established metadata and content standards maintained by the Cataloguing and Documentation Office.

Requirements: B.A. in Art History (M.A. preferred), with a specialization in Modern and Contemporary American Art (20th-21st century); experience with cataloguing fine art, especially three dimensional objects; knowledge of artistic practices as they relate to sculpture; knowledge of content standards, such as Cataloguing Cultural Objects (CCO); working knowledge of collection management database systems, TMS preferred; two to three years of experience with an emphasis in cataloguing fine art in a museum environment; excellent communication skills; works well under deadline; strong organizational skills and attention to detail; works collaboratively.

Please send resume, cover letter and salary requirements to:

Whitney Museum of American Art
Human Resources Department
945 Madison Avenue
New York, NY  10021  EOE. No calls please.


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