Title: Hoehn Curatorial Fellow for Prints
Department: Provost – University Galleries
Job # IRC12547
The Hoehn Curatorial Fellow for Prints will be a key contributor to the University Galleries’ team. Responsible for coordinating exhibitions in the Hoehn Family Galleries, advising on the growth of the University Print Collection, and supervising student interns, the Fellow will work 4 days a week on site, and will be offered one research day to conduct their own scholarship. A goal of the Fellow’s time at USD will be the production of at least one major exhibition with an accompanying publication. This must be an approved project that will advance the scholarly and museological reputation of the program as well as, ideally, the Fellow’s own professional career. The Fellow will also assist with other projects as assigned by the Director of University Galleries. This work inevitably requires flexibility in a fast-paced office environment and responsiveness to occasionally challenging situations with appropriate diplomacy. The Fellow will report to the Director of University Galleries. The Fellow will provide occasional supervision over temporary contract labor (e.g. security and installation crews), and work study students/interns, as assigned. In the absence of the Director of University Galleries, supervision of the Executive Assistant to the University Galleries may fall to the Hoehn Curatorial Fellow for Prints. The Fellow is expected to perform on a professional level consistent with the values and mission of the University of San Diego.
Examples of Work:
• Collection Management
• Exhibition Development
• Collection Development
• Education and Publications
• Campus and Community Relations
• Collegial Responsibilities
Salary: Commensurate with experience; Excellent Benefits.
The University of San Diego offers a very competitive benefits package, to include medical, dental, vision, a 12% retirement contribution given to you by the University, and access to on-campus Fitness Centers. Please visit the benefits section of our website to view all of the perks and benefits that USD has to offer. USD: Business & Administration: Human Resources: Benefits
Hours: 30 hours per week; Monday – Thursday, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Closing date: Open Until Filled
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• Minimum Master’s degree, preferred ABD or Ph.D. in Art History with emphasis on print culture. Experience in working with prints and/or works on paper; Minimum two-years experience in professional art gallery or museum setting, particularly in curatorial work and/or collection management; Experience in exhibit planning a plus.
• Valid driver’s license.
Performance Expectations: Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
Individuals must possess knowledge, skills and ability to successfully perform the essential functions of the position. The successful candidate must have:
• Extensive knowledge of fine art prints from the 15th century to the present, including proper handling, display, conservation and storage procedures.
• Familiarity with best practices associated with the operation of a campus-based art gallery/museum.
• Working knowledge of computers and databases related to collections management and other information systems.
• Excellent organizational and time management skills.
• Flexibility to accomplish time-sensitive tasks and ability to adapt to changing needs of the workplace.
• Ability to meet deadlines with little supervision.
• Attention to detail, ability to produce accurate, publishable prose and the ability to apply strong proofreading skills (all in the English language).
• Experience with wide range of professional and educational backgrounds and possessing skills to deal diplomatically with diverse personalities and backgrounds.
• Ability to work gallery openings and occasional other events outside of normal business hours.
• Ability to travel and represent the University Galleries at professional conferences and other settings.
• Willingness to abide by the University of San Diego’s Policies and Procedures, in a manner consistent with the University’s teaching mission and goals.
Background check: Successful completion of a pre-employment background check.
Degree Verification Requirement: Persons offered employment in this position will be required to provide official education transcripts for degree verification purposes. Serious candidates are encouraged to request official transcripts to help expedite the hiring process.