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Month: December 1972 (page 4 of 9)

Fellowship [Wolfsonian-FIU]

The Wolfsonian–FIU Fellowship program promotes scholarly research on The Wolfsonian’s collections. Since its inception in 1995, the program has supported projects from a wide range of academic fields. Fellowships are awarded for full-time research at The Wolfsonian, generally for periods of three to four weeks. Fellowships include a stipend, accommodations, and round-trip travel. The timing of dates will be negotiated with individual awardees. The program is open to holders of master’s or doctoral degrees, Ph.D. candidates, and to others who have a significant record of professional achievement in relevant fields. Scholars from outside of the United States are eligible. Fellowships are awarded without regard to race, color, gender, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, age, or disability.

The annual deadline is December 31 for a residency beginning no earlier than July 1 of the following year. Applicants are strongly encouraged to discuss their project with the Fellowship Coordinator prior to submitting proposals and submit their application online via The Wolfsonian–FIU Fellowship Application. Please contact the Fellowship Coordinator for further information.

The Wolfsonian belongs to the Association of Research Institutes in Art History (ARIAH), a consortium of museums and other institutions that support advanced research in the visual arts. For information on other ARIAH member institutions, visit the ARIAH website.


Sally Kress Tompkins Fellowship [National Parks Service]

The Sally Kress Tompkins Fellowship, a joint program of the Society of Architectural Historians (SAH) and the Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS), permits an architectural historian to work on a 12-week HABS project during the summer. The Fellow will either conduct research on a nationally significant building or site and prepare a written history to become part of the permanent HABS collection, or conduct research on a particular topic relating to architectural history in support of future HABS projects. The Fellow will be stationed in the field working in conjunction with a HABS measured drawings team, or in the HABS Washington, D.C. office. Recipients are also required to upload a minimum of 50 images to SAH’s SAHARA image database.


The award consists of a $10,000 stipend. The 2013 Tompkins award will be announced during the Society’s 66th Annual Meeting held in April in Buffalo, New York. The award also will be announced in the Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians and the Newsletter of the Society after the presentation.


Applicants should be pursuing graduate studies in architectural history or other related fields.


Please submit the following by December 14, 2012 (postmark date) Please note earlier deadline:

  1. Resume
  2. College Transcript (unofficial transcripts are acceptable)
  3. Letter of Recommendation from a faculty mamber or recent employer
  4. Writing Sample: a paper, not to exceed 40 pages, demonstrating primary research and a command of secondary sources, in architectural history or an aspect of the built environment. Do not send electronic files. The applicant must be the sole author.

Application should be submitted to:

James A. Jacobs, Coordinator
Sally Kress Tompkins Fellowship
Heritage Documentation Programs
National Park Service (2270)
1201 Eye Street, NW, 7th Floor
Washington, DC 20005
TEL: (202) 354-2184
FAX: (202) 371-6473

NOTE: Applicants are encouraged to submit a separate application for summer historian positions with HABS/HAER/HALS.


Click here to learn more.

Museum Educator and Reservations Manager [The Bruce Museum]

The Bruce Museum promotes the appreciation and understanding of arts and

sciences to enrich the lives of all people. An art and science museum

located in Greenwich, Connecticut, 40 miles east of New York City just off

I-95 and steps from Metro North’s Greenwich train station.


The Bruce Museum seeks an energetic educator for an active education

department who will also manage the department’s program reservations.

Reservations Manager portion of this position is responsible for the

logistical coordination of the Museum’s tours, school, outreach, and after

school programs including the booking of reservations, sending of

confirmations and billing for programs provided by the Bruce Museum

Education Department.


The Museum Educator is responsible for teaching inquiry-based, art and

science school programs for both museum-based and outreach/Brucemobile

programs. This encompasses the ability to teach all programs as well as

develop new programs with assistance of Museum Education Department staff.

Additional responsibilities include maintenance of teaching materials and

responsibility for the use of the Museum’s two Brucemobile vehicles

(currently Toyota Highlander SUVs).


Teaching experience, and a Bachelor’s degree in education, science, art,

museum studies or related field, is required. Valid driver’s license,

unattended mobility in object handling, and the ability to drive the museum

vehicles and visit facilities unequipped to accommodate the physically

challenged are necessary.


The Bruce Museum is an equal opportunity employer and offers a salary in

the mid 30Ks, and benefits. Anticipated start date March 1, 2013.


Send letter and resume to:


Or mail to:

Director of Education

Bruce Museum

1 Museum Drive

Greenwich, CT 06830-7100.


Visit our website:

Family Docent [Muse Education, Paris]

Muse Education, a small private educational company is seeking part-time docents, to lead English-speaking family visitors on museums tours and historical walks. Museum or classroom teaching experience with students between the ages of 6-18 is a requirement. The position is part-time with flexible hours, but requires a minimum commitment of 5-6 hours per week. Candidates should be Paris residents and have plans to live in the city for at least one year. Pay begins at 40 euros per hour, but the position requires a commitment of unpaid prep and training, to learn the program material.



The position requires the following qualifications:


• Extensive experience with Anglophone students, in either the classroom or museum.


• An ability to discuss art in an accessible jargon-free manner to younger museum audiences.


• MA in education, museum studies, art history, or history preferred.


• An outgoing personality and impeccable interpersonal skills.  There is a strong, social component to this position that requires guides to be at ease with a diverse range of museum visitors.


• Excellent verbal communication skills.


• A broad knowledge of French history and/or Western art history.



Please send CV and cover letter, detailing your qualifications for the specific family programs ( you would be interested in leading.


Email: (With subject heading “Family Docent Application”): Jason Vrooman, Associate Director (

Manager of Interpretive Resources and Educator Programs [Corcoran Gallery]

*DEPARTMENT:*                  Interpretation and Visitor Experience/Public



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*REPORTS TO:*                      Senior Director of Interpretation and

Visitor Experience****


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*QUALIFICATIONS:*           ****


**·         **Masters degree with focus on art education, art history, or

museum studies preferred.****


**·         **Minimum of three years teaching experience in a museum or



**·         **Knowledge of teaching  techniques, education theory and

practices, and museum education; knowledge of art history highly desirable**



**·         **Experience with writing curricula****


**·         **Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal****


**·         **Ability to successfully work with teachers, students of all

ages, and artists****


**·         **Knowledge of Web 2.0 applications****


**·         **Ability to perform in fast-paced work environment.****


**·         **Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills.

High-energy, detail-oriented personality equipped to handle multiple tasks

at once, as well as to work within a team environment.****


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*POSITION SUMMARY:*  Working in conjunction with the Interpretation and

Visitor Experience team, the Manager of Interpretive Resources develops,

implements, and evaluates the interpretive plan and resources for all

programs in this division of Public Education. Collaborates with the

College of Art + Design faculty and MAT students to develop resources for

in-school outreach initiatives, professional development workshops, and

annual educator institutes. Recruits, hires, and manages CCAD students who

present in-school outreach programs. Oversees the creation and

implementation of resource material, budgets, and all schedules for the

in-school outreach program.  Cultivates and maintains relationships with

area educators and other school officials. Plans and implements

professional development workshops and other educator programs.****


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*Interpretive Resources*


**·         **Working with the Senior Director of Interpretation and

Visitor Experience, creates an interpretive plan that guides how goals are

determined and programs are planned****


**·         **Collaborates  with the Coordinator of Gallery Learning to

create resources for the school tour program including pre and post-visit

lesson plans and activities; information on the Corcoran¹s building,

collection, artists, and   history; and images of and information about

works that student may encounter during their Gallery visit.****


**·         **Consistently develops, edits, and evaluates lesson plans for

Arts 101****


**·         **Manages MAT students working in Interpretation and Visitor

Experience department to create timely and appropriate resources for PreK-

12 educators.****


**·         **Working with Communications and Design departments, oversees

the creation of electronic and printed material to publicize resources,

programs, and events.****


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*Arts 101: the Corcoran¹s in-school outreach program*


– Working in conjunction with Interpretation and Visitor Experience

staff and CCAD faculty develops, schedules, implements, and evaluates

in-school outreach program****

– In consultation with the Senior Director of Interpretation and Visitor

Experience, CCAD faculty, staff, and MAT students develops

interdisciplinary lesson plans and curriculum for the Corcoran¹s


outreach program. This requires familiarity with DCPS standards of


in a variety of curriculum areas.****

– Recruits, manages, writes contracts for, and evaluates teaching

artists who deliver the in-school outreach programs to the classrooms.

Organizes and delivers training on the Corcoran collection to the


artists so they are comfortable with presenting works to students and

teachers in the classroom and the galleries. Creates PowerPoint

presentations that place works from the Corcoran collection in context.**


– Works closely with the faculty and principals at the schools where the

Corcoran¹s in-school outreach program are presented; responsible for

matching teaching artists with school faculty. Orders supplies needed for

student projects. Visits each school to observe and evaluate programs.***


– Plans and implements exhibitions of student art and celebration of the

Corcoran¹s in-school outreach programs at the Gallery. Works with the

Exhibitions, Operations, and Special Events Departments to reserve space

and plan for the installation and de-installation of art works. Creates


sends invitations; arranges for buses to pick up students, teachers, and

families at schools.****


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*Professional Development*


– Establishes and cultivates ongoing partnerships with regional schools

and educators. Throughout the year, promotes programs for educators by

representing the Corcoran at various conferences, meetings, open houses,

and other special events. ****

– Plans and implements professional development workshops (approximately

six annually) on a variety of topics. Plans with Interpretation staff,


faculty, and MAT students to create content for gallery activities,


plans, and hands-on projects. Chooses topics that are timely and of

interest to teachers and related to Corcoran exhibitions and collection.*



**·         **Convenes meetings of the Corcoran teacher advisory council.

Consults with this group about content and topics for professional

development workshops, the annual Educator Institute, and Educators¹



**·         **Coordinates and plans with other members of the

Interpretation staff to present teachers with a clear picture of what

gallery tours and their related studio activities involve****


**·         **Oversees budgets for the in-school outreach program,

professional development workshops, and educator institute.****


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*Educator Institute and Educators¹ Evenings***


**·         **In consultation with Interpretation staff, CCAD faculty,

Corcoran teacher advisory council, and MAT students selects topics, hires

speakers, and develops program for the annual Educator Institute and

Educators¹ Evenings****


**·         **Working with Communications and Design departments, oversees

the creation of electronic and printed material to publicize these events.**



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*To apply, please send a cover letter, a lesson plan you have created, and

a résumé with at least three references to .***


*Relocation costs are not paid by the Corcoran.*


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Linda S. Powell****


Senior Director of Interpretation and Visitor Experience****


Corcoran Gallery of Art and Corcoran College of Art + Design****


500 Seventeenth Street NW****


Washington, DC  20006****


T (202)639-1724****


Fax (202) 639-1729********


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