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NIAF Italian American Museum Fellowship [Italian American Museum, Washington, DC]

The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) is seeking two museum fellows to curate an Italian American exhibit for the Foundation’s new museum at NIAF Headquarters, located at the Ambassador Peter F. Secchia Building, 1860 19th Street NW, Washington, DC. Fellows will lead the project from start to finish, utilizing the Foundation’s materials and Italian American artifacts to create an exhibit with a constructed narrative. Fellows will also create a sample of this exhibit for the NIAF 41st Anniversary Gala Weekend, October 14-15, 2016, where the fellows will serve as docents for the expected footprint of over 2,000 people.

This fellowship gives students the rare opportunity to have complete responsibility for the execution of a full exhibit, helping to build students’ resumes and portfolios. The full exhibit at NIAF Headquarters will be on display for all visitors until the start of the next fellowship round (August 2017).


Full-semester fellowship: Monday, August 22, 2016 – Friday, December 2, 2016

Fellows will receive a $1,500 stipend to aid with travel and living expenses while in Washington

Fellows are expected to work a minimum of 15 hours per week at the NIAF Headquarters and will be expected to meet deadlines provided by Foundation supervisors

Fellows will work with a mentor from the Foundation’s leadership, who will be able to answer questions and offer any necessary guidance

Fellows will be given free access to all NIAF Gala Weekend events, including the Friday night event and Saturday night Gala Dinner Students cannot remove any exhibit materials from the Foundation without prior authorization from Foundation supervisors


Application Now Available: Go to and click the link to apply

Deadline to apply: Monday, August 1, 2016 (11:59 p.m. EST)

Students notified: Wednesday, August 3, 2016 (5:00 p.m. EST)

Fellowship begins: Monday, August 22, 2016


·         A junior or senior in college, majoring in one of the following fields: Art, Art History, International Studies, History or Italian Studies A graduate student pursuing a degree in Art, Art History, International Studies, History, Italian Studies or Museum Studies

·         A recent graduate (no longer than a year out of school) who pursued a degree in Art, Art History, International Studies, History, Italian Studies or Museum Studies

·         Applicants must provide TWO references who are current/former employers, supervisors, or current/former professors. Please do NOT include family members.

·         Applicants must email a resume and unofficial copy of their college transcript to Preference will be given to students who have museum, gallery and/or curatorial experience

Please note that NIAF cannot guarantee that Fellows will receive school credit for their fellowship. Fellows who are interested in receiving college credit should be in contact with their university career center and an academic advisor.


The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) is a 501 c (3) nonpartisan, educational foundation that promotes Italian American culture and heritage. Our mission is to preserve and protect the proud heritage of an estimated 25 million Americans of Italian descent, the nation’s fifth largest ethnic group. We do this by funding  a wide range of scholarships and educational programs, promoting the study of the Italian language, serving as the major advocate in the Nation’s Capital for Italian Americans and hosting events to celebrate the Italian American heritage. For more information on NIAF, please

Assistant Manager of Gallery Programs [The Jewish Museum, New York, NY]

Position Description: The Assistant Manager of Gallery Programs develops, oversees, and teaches programs across multiple areas within the Education Department for adult visitors and elementary, middle, and high school students with a special focus on programs for visitors with disabilities. The successful candidate must have substantial experience teaching in a museum setting; developing inquiry-based gallery experiences; writing educational materials; managing budgets; supervising teaching artists; and directing projects. Candidates should also possess a strong interest in building the Jewish Museum’s reputation as inclusive and as a leader in access programming.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Organize and facilitate gallery tours and studio art workshops for visitors with disabilities including those with memory loss, low vision, and developmental differences.
  • Develop partnerships with schools and community organizations and supervise freelance educators and teaching artists who implement these programs.
  • Develop and facilitate gallery talks for adults, including university students, on the Museum’s exhibitions.
  • Manage program budgets for areas specific to the position.
  • Manage conceptualization, marketing, implementation, and evaluation of programs.
  • Work collaboratively with Education Department staff and other Museum departments.
  • Represent the Museum at professional conferences.


  • BA Art History, Education or related field, or BFA Studio Art required.
  • MA Art History, Museum Education, or MFA Studio Art preferred.
  • In-depth knowledge of modern and contemporary art.
  • 2 to 3 years of museum teaching experience.
  • Comfortable teaching studio art as related to educational programs.
  • Must be creative, enthusiastic, and a team player with excellent writing skills.
  • Computer literacy (Microsoft Word, Outlook, and PowerPoint).


Job Date: 2016-07-13



Other Details

Application Info: Send Resume with Cover Letter To:Director of Human ResourcesThe Jewish Museum1109 Fifth AvenueNew York, NY 10128Email: Fax: 212.423.3232

Contact Name: Director of Human Resources

Contact Email:

Contact Phone: 212.423.3200




Document1: Assistant Manager of Gallery Programs July 2016.doc

For more information please click here.

Communications Manager [The Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia, PA]


The Fabric Workshop and Museum (FWM), an internationally-acclaimed contemporary art museum in Center City Philadelphia, seeks a full-time Communications Manager with demonstrated experience in marketing and public relations. Ideal candidates will have communications experience within non-profit or for-profit sectors; an interest and passion for contemporary art is an asset. This senior level position reports directly to the Associate Director of Administration and will work closely with the Executive Director.


  • Effectively promote FWM’s exhibitions, residencies, and programs in order to drive audience growth, cultivate visitor loyalty, and enhance the institution’s local and international reputation
  • Prepare and execute marketing campaigns that integrate print, broadcast, and digital media outlets; develop and track budgets, deadline schedules, and outcomes for each campaign
  • Coordinate all communication with design consultants, PR firms, and advertising outlets
  • Manage and maintain FWM’s social media channels (Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram), email marketing system (Constant Contact), and website, in coordination with FWM’s visual media staff and design consultants
  • Cultivate and build relationships with new and existing media contacts
  • Draft publicity text—such as press releases, announcement cards, and listings—for institutional review, manage the distribution or submission of final materials
  • Oversee logistical planning of all press previews and visits
  • Liaise with various Museum departments to develop communication strategies and messaging
  • Archive and report on all marketing and public relations initiatives to senior staff, board, funders, and other constituents


  • Bachelor’s degree required; coursework in marketing, public relations, or art history desired
  • Minimum 3-5 years of professional communications experience
  • Proven track record in media relations; established local contacts a plus
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills
  • Ability to think strategically and creatively in a deadline oriented environment
  • Familiar with digital technology and experience with social media and emerging media

The salary for this position is commensurate with experience and includes benefits. Please send a PDF of your cover letter, resume, references, and salary requirements to using “COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER” as the subject line. EOE. No phone calls, please.

Job Information
  • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19107, United States
  • 28951085
  • July 21, 2016
  • Communications Manager
  • The Fabric Workshop and Museum
  • Public Relations/Marketing
  • Full-Time
  • BA/BS/Undergraduate
  • 3-5 Years

Collections Manager [21c Museum Hotels, Louisville, KY]


Title: Collections Manager

Reports To: Chief Curator and Museum Director

Supervises: Preparators and Associate Preparators

General Purpose:

The Collections Manager is responsible for management, maintenance, storage, movement, and installation of artworks at all 21c Museums and the associated storage facility. The position requires a broad variety of experience, flexibility, and demonstrable hands-on abilities with a range of tasks. In collaboration with the entire museum team, the Collections Manager acts as a custodian for collection and loaned objects. The Collections manager will oversee collections work including art packing and unpacking, assembling and disassembling artwork, preparing works for exhibition, shipping and receiving, and other collections-related projects.  Must be willing to travel to install and deinstall exhibitions for duration ranging from 1-2 days to 2 weeks. Travel may include driving heavy duty trucks over long distances. Position requires occasional work on weekends and evenings as necessary.  Responsibilities

  • Manage the permanent collection
  • Organize and maintain art storage
  • Install and maintain of works of art
  • Plan, prioritize, and schedule work
  • Hires regular and temporary staff; directs, supervises, and evaluates their work
  • Supervises technicians and temporary art installers, and works alongside them, in the preparation of artwork and the installation and de-installation of artworks
  • Reinforces proper art handling procedures for two- and three-dimensional art objects in a variety of materials, sizes, and weights
  • Works with the Director of Museum Operations to develop and administer the departmental budget, and assists in the development of exhibition and special project budgets.
  • Works with the Registrar to generate and update documentation associated with all artworks acquired or loaned by and to 21c
  • Works with Chief Curator, Exhibition Designer, and Registrar on planning and installation of all temporary and permanent art projects
  • Works with the Chief Curator and Registrar to develop and manage conservation initiatives
  • Assess and source project needs as required including manpower and materials
  • Maintain the museum’s workshop and related tools, hardware, and other equipment

Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities

  • A degree in Museum Studies or related field
  • 5 years’ experience working with collections in the capacity of Collections Manager, Registrar, or Collections Specialist.
  • Experience using and maintaining collections management databases/software (Artsystems)
  • Strong working knowledge/experience with creating, maintaining, and updating condition reports
  • Experience with construction of museum exhibits; mountmaking principles; lighting concepts and systems; safety regulations, practices, and procedures; and ADA requirements
  • Knowledge of art handling procedures for two- and three-dimensional art objects in a variety of materials, sizes, and weights
  • Experience installing a wide variety of artworks
  • Experience photographing artworks for print and digital publications
  • Knowledge of packing and storage techniques for different mediums and material
  • Experience conducting inventory, housing and re-housing projects
  • Knowledge in using the standard tools, practices and methods used in painting, rough and finish carpentry as well as cabinet work
  • Experience with the use and application of different materials such as various kinds of lumber, fabrics, plastics, mechanical fasteners, and adhesives
  • Experience managing Preparators and Art Handlers
  • Knowledge of the principles of supervision as well as training practices and procedures.
  • Ability to plan, prioritize, schedule, implement, and simultaneously oversee a variety of projects
  • Prepare cost estimates and make sound purchasing decisions
  • Lift and move heavy objects as required
  • Interpret working drawings
  • Supervise, motivate, and evaluate preparation staff
  • Participate effectively as a member of a cross-functional team
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with museum, hotel, and restaurant staff, the general public, and representatives from other museums
  • Explain and carry out methods and procedures relating to the handling of irreplaceable objects of art
  • Experience Driving a fork lift and 26’ truck
  • Experience installing and maintaining New Media works
  • Other duties as needed and required
Job Information
  • Louisville, Kentucky, 40202, United States
  • 29605233
  • July 21, 2016
  • Collections Manager
  • 21c Museum Hotels
  • Registrar/Collections Management
  • Full-Time
  • Indefinite
  • Associates Degree
  • 3-5 Years
  • 10-25%

Associate Curator, 18th and 19th Century Painting [Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA]


The Philadelphia Museum of Art seeks an expert in 18th and 19th century European painting and sculpture for a curatorial position at the associate curatorial level. The Museum’s European Painting and Sculpture collection comprises nearly 5,000 objects and is particularly strong in 18th century English painting, portrait miniatures and waxes, and 19th century French painting and sculpture.

The Associate Curator of 18th and 19th century European Painting and Sculpture is responsible for all aspects of the care, presentation, and development of the Museum’s important holdings of European art and will play a key role in developing the collection and producing relevant exhibitions and publications. As a member of the Museum’s curatorial staff, the Associate Curator of 18th and 19th Century European Painting and Sculpture is expected to participate in aspects of the work of the Museum and to enable it to fulfill its Mission and to maintain the highest standards of scholarship, connoisseurship, and professional practices in the field.


Candidates will be proven scholars with demonstrated excellence in collections development, exhibitions, and publications. Must possess a broad familiarity with the history of art and a detailed knowledge of European painting and sculpture from 1750 to 1900. Will have a demonstrated record of research and curatorial achievement. Must have excellent communication skills in both writing and public speaking and possess a good command of spoken and written French and/or other relevant languages. Must have demonstrated ability to work successfully with a broad range of Museum visitors, collectors, volunteers, and colleagues. Will possess good computer skills including databases, word processing, and other normal office applications experience. Minimum three to five years relevant experience in the field. Ph.D. preferred.

To apply, please submit a cover letter and CV with your application. Interviews will be conducted in the Fall of 2016.

Job Information
  • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19019, United States
  • 29605243
  • July 21, 2016
  • Associate Curator, 18th and 19th Century Painting
  • Philadelphia Museum of Art
  • Curator
  • Full-Time
  • Master’s Degree
  • 3-5 Years
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