Illinois State Historian [Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, Springfield, IL]

Description

Subject to the approval of the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency (IHPA) Director, serves as the Illinois State Historian and the Division Manager for the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum (ALPLM) Research & Collections Division; plans develops, organizes, controls, and manages Research & Collections programs; develops and implements program policies and procedures; develops and implements research and collections strategies and monitors progress toward the accomplishment of the goals and objectives of the ALPLM Research & Collections Division; confers with IHPA Director in developing program budget preparation and controls appropriation of expenditures for the Division: supervises subordinate managers in the administration and operation of the Research & Collections Programs; oversees the services dedicated to the scholarly research of Illinois history; oversees ALPLM’s publication(s) of historical research; oversees the Papers of Abraham Lincoln, and the Henry Horner Lincoln Collections; supervises professional historical researchers; represents the Agency on several boards and organizations dedicated to the research of Illinois history and Abraham Lincoln; informs the IHPA Director of historic research issues that affect the Agency. Seeks out partnerships and possible funding opportunities through various public and private granting opportunities.

Requirements

Required knowledge, skill and mental development equivalent to completion of four years of college, supplemented by a PhD degree in history. Requires four years’ experience in historical research, writing and editing, or in teaching American history on the collegiate level, or five years in historical or research library in an administrative capacity. Requires thorough knowledge of public and business administration, principles and practices; of Agency programs and service objectives, activities and operational systems; of staff utilization and employee motivation; of labor and employment development; of collections management techniques, systems and procedures related to historical documents and printed materials; of the care and preservation of rare and valuable documents, papers, artifacts and other collection object and materials; of best practices of the collection and preservation of items of antiquity. Requires the ability to develop and manage a major Agency program; to analyze administrative programs and adopt an effective course of action; to develop, install and evaluate new and revised methods, procedures and performance and industry standards; to estimate and budget for future needs; to develop and maintain cooperative working relationships; to review, referee and critically evaluate historical publications, articles and reviews; to prepare complex reports and summaries of Research & Collections activities; to apply scientific, valid and reliable research methods; to exercise sound judgment in authorizing the purchase of valuable historical manuscripts, documents and antiques; to institute new methods and techniques for the interpretation of history to the general public. Requires two years’ experience in grant administration, including seeking grant opportunities and writing, reviewing, securing and administering private and public funded grants. Requires valid Illinois drivers’ license.

Job Information
  • Springfield, Illinois, 62701, United States
  • 28685823
  • May 24, 2016
  • Illinois State Historian
  • Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum
  • Directors/Administrators
  • No
  • Full-Time
  • Indefinite
  • Ph.D.
  • 3-5 Years
  • 10-25%

Director [Museum and Art Center, Roswell, New Mexico]

Description

ROSWELL, NM IS SEEKING A

DIRECTOR OF MUSEUM AND ART CENTER

(A highly competitive salary and benefit package will be offered, depending upon the experience and qualifications of the successful candidate)

Due to a serious family medical issue, the successful candidate had to decline the employment offer. Thus, this recruitment is again active. See below the requested application date of June 20.

Twice named an All-American City by the National Civic League and located in southeastern New Mexico, Roswell is a charming community with a population of just under 50,000, and a center for irrigated farming, dairying, ranching, manufacturing distribution, and petroleum production.  At an elevation of 3,649 feet, Roswell has a remarkably stable climate and a landscape that is colorful as its history that is perfect for all types of outdoor activities.

Placing it in the top-tier of the nation’s museums, the Roswell Museum and Art Center (RMAC) is one of only 1,021 museums out of 35,000 nationwide to be accredited by the American Alliance of Museums for its excellence in operations and programs.

The Museum houses 8,000 objects that are significant examples of historic, modern, and contemporary art, including works by noted New Mexico modernists, and the regionalists Peter Hurd and Henriette Wyeth. Notable within the fine arts collection are extraordinary works by modernists Georgia O’Keeffe, Marsden Hartley, Stuart Davis, Victor Higgins, and Andrew Dasburg. The museum holdings also include two rare and comprehensive history collections,  The Robert H. Goddard Collection of Liquid Propellant Rocketry and The Rogers and Mary Ellen Aston Collection of the American West.

The Director is responsible for the planning, development, and management of the Museum’s collection and the management of a staff of 18, 8 studio instructors and an annual budget of $1 million. RMAC is fortunate to have superior support from volunteers and financial support from the City of Roswell and the RMAC Foundation.

Requirements

The successful candidate will hold a Master’s degree from an accredited college or university in fine arts, art history, or related subject area and five years of administrative experience or a Bachelor’s degree in similar disciplines with ten years of administrative experience. Considerable appreciation, knowledge, and experience in the history, art, and artifacts of the American Southwest are desirable.

Qualified candidates should submit their cover letter and resume online by visiting the website at https:///waters-company.recritmenthome.com. The position is open until filled; however, interested applicants are encouraged to apply no later than June 20, 2016.

For more information please contact Chuck Anderson at canderson@waters-company.com or 817 965 3911.

Roswell, NM is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity at all levels of its organization.

Job Information
  • Roswell, New Mexico, 88201, United States
  • 28686642
  • May 24, 2016
  • Director of Museum and Art Center
  • Museum and Art Center – Roswell, New Mexico
  • Directors/Administrators
  • No
  • Full-Time
  • Indefinite
  • Master’s Degree
  • Over 10 Years

Assistant Director [Louis Armstrong House Museum, New York, NY]

Description

Work locations: (1) Historic site and offices, Corona, Queens; (2) Offices at Rosenthal Library, Queens College, Flushing, Queens.

Background: The great musician Louis Armstrong and his wife Lucille (a Cotton Club dancer) purchased a modest frame house in Corona, Queens, New York City in 1943 and lived there for the rest of their lives. Today their home, perfectly preserved, is a National Historic Landmark and a New York City landmark open to the public six days per week and visited by people from all over the world.  The Museum also holds the world’s largest research archives for any jazz musician.  The Museum produces a regular series of concerts, exhibitions and other public programs.

Summary:       The Assistant Director is a senior administrator of the Museum.  The Assistant Director administers the daily operations of the historic site and supports the Executive Director as needed.

Reports to:   Executive Director, Louis Armstrong House Museum.

Supervises:      Museum Assistants (FTEs), docents, interns, and volunteers

Duties: (1) Interview, hire, train, and supervise Museum Assistants, docents, interns, and volunteers; (2) Supervise daily operations of the Louis Armstrong House Museum Welcome Center; (3) Review daily cash reports, credit card processing statements, and other financial reports.  Make bank deposits; (4) Assist with public programs; (5) Serve as a community liaison; (6) Substitute for the Executive Director at meetings and special events; (7) In the absence of the Executive Director, make administrative decisions for the Louis Armstrong House Museum; and (8) Other duties as assigned.

Schedule: 35 hours per week to be scheduled Monday-Sunday, 9 AM – 6 PM.  Occasional evening and weekend events.

Requirements

Qualifications: (1) Bachelor’s degree in arts administration, music, museum studies, library science, Africana studies, or other job related discipline; (2) Two years administrative experience in a museum, cultural organization, university, or other job related organization; (3) Ability to compose correspondence, reports, memos, spreadsheets, and other such documents without significant errors; and (4) Satisfactory qualities of personality and character and ability to work with others for the good of the institution.

Highly Desired: (1) Knowledge of jazz history, especially the life and career of Louis Armstrong; (2) Graduate degree; (3) Proficiency in using MS-Office (Word/Access/Excel/Outlook); (4) New York State driver’s license; and (5) Potential for significant achievement and growth.

To apply:  Send as PDF files (1) cover letter, (2) curriculum vitae, and (3) names, telephone numbers and emails of three references to: employment@louisarmstronghouse.org

The position is opened until filled.

GrantsPlus, the Research Foundation of the City University of New York, and Queens College/CUNY are equal opportunity/affirmative action/IRCA/Americans with Disabilities Act employers.

Job Information
  • New York, New York, 11368, United States
  • 28686353
  • May 24, 2016
  • Assistant Director
  • Louis Armstrong House Museum
  • Assistant/Deputy/Associate Director
  • No
  • Full-Time
  • Indefinite
  • BA/BS/Undergraduate
  • 2-3 Years
  • 0-10%
  • $72,800.00 – $72,800.00 (Yearly Salary)

Associate Curator/Full Curator of Asian Art with Focus on Chinese or Japanese Art [Cantor Arts Center at Stanford University, Stanford, CA]

Description

The Cantor Arts Center boasts a proud and venerable history, as it was conceived    with the founding of Stanford University in 1891. The Stanford family, including Leland Jr., traveled the world collecting objects of art and cultural interest. The museum was originally created to make this collection available to students and the public and opened in 1894 serving the University and the community. In 1945 the Museum was closed because of disuse, but a successful revival began in 1963. In 1985 the B. Gerald Cantor Rodin Sculpture garden was established but in 1989 the Loma Prieta earthquake damaged the museum, and once again it was closed to the public for renovation. In 1995 groundbreaking for the new wing and restoration of the historic building began in earnest with the revitalized museum opening in 1999 as the Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Center for the Visual Arts.  This wonderful new museum offers significantly more exhibition space, a delightful café and study spaces for multiple classes. The Cantor’s encyclopedic collection spans 5,000 years, includes 44,000 artworks and beckons visitors to travel around the world and through time: from Africa to the Americas to Asia, from classical to contemporary. With 24 galleries presenting selections from the collection and more than 20 special exhibitions each year, the Cantor serves Stanford’s academic community, draws art lovers from the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond, and attracts campus visitors from around the world. Free admission, free tours, lectures, family activities, plus changing exhibitions make the Cantor one of the most well-attended university art museums in the country and a great resource for teaching and research on campus.

The Asian art collection at the Cantor Arts Center represents the many cultures of Asia (East, South, the Himalayas, and Southeast Asia), spanning 3000 BCE to the late twentieth century. With over 5,000 objects, the collection’s strength lies in its Chinese and Japanese holdings, with 2,300 and 1,400 works respectively.

Ranging from paintings, calligraphy, and prints to decorative objects, the Asian collection is diverse and eclectic. Highlights include important donations of Chinese bronzes and jades, Chinese folk and revolutionary-era prints, and signed works in Japanese lacquer. The eighteenth to twentieth century Japanese woodblock print collection features representative examples by artists Ando Hiroshige, Toyohara Chikanobu, Hiroshi Yoshida, and Kiyoshi Saito, while the selection of significant modern Chinese paintings includes works by Huang Binhong, Wu Guanzhong, and Liu Guosong. Also noteworthy are the ceramics holdings, which demonstrate a wide array of techniques and decorative styles; Indonesian batiks; and Tibetan ritual furniture, instruments, and paintings.

ORGANIZATIONAL OPPORTUNITY:

The curatorial position reports to the Associate Director for Exhibitions, Collections, and Curatorial Affairs and works closely with the Director and the museum’s other curators to create a collaborative environment in the development of programs and exhibitions. Curators are encouraged to work together and with faculty and students across all areas including collections, exhibitions, research, publications, engagement and education.

As a thought leader fully engaged with the artistic program and museum practice, the Associate/Curator will bring in-depth knowledge about Asian art with a specific focus on Chinese or Japanese art, work to create an exciting vision for the museum with his/her colleagues and be driven by interests in artists, scholarship, innovation and public engagement.

SCOPE AND MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

The Associate /Curator is expected to manage many aspects of the artistic program, such as oversight of acquisitions, exhibitions, curatorial meetings, and publications programs.  The Associate/Curator will have the opportunity to cultivate donors and work with the University’s development department.

Specific Functions:

  • Conceive, research, develop and collaborate with colleagues to organize and mount changing exhibitions of varying scope; develop related programming, including lectures, symposia and other educational programs. Execute strategies in all program areas ensuring high standards of excellence.
  • Contribute scholarship to and develop exhibitions, projects and engagement programs.
  • Develop collections through selectively acquiring important objects through purchase and gifts; cultivate prospective donors and art dealers.
  • Work with the Director’s Advisory Board and other auxiliary committees as appropriate including the preparation of reports.
  • Monitor and manage the stewardship needs of donors in adherence to the university’s stewardship standards. ?
  • Develop rotations of the collections for display in permanent collection galleries; consult with others to determine preservation/conservation needs. ?
  • Research, write and oversee production of related publications, brochures, guides, catalogs and books. ?
  • Develop and oversee collaborative projects with faculty and staff, oversee project budgets. ?
  • Develop a cooperative and productive relationship between the Center and the art community. ?
  • Develop, prepare and maintain exhibition budgets, serve as a liaison to the University community, other institutions and the public. ?
  • Participate in teaching courses at the Museum, training and continuing education of staff, mentor student interns. ?
  • Advocate through written and oral communication for the institution in all relevant professional and public forums. 

QUALIFICATIONS:

Candidates will have a strong background in scholarship, managing staff, budgets, teams and complex projects; be a skilled advocate for the institution and its mandate; be able to support fundraising initiatives and have extensive networks in the field, including artists, collectors, donors, publishers, curators, and educators.

Specific qualifications include:

  • Excellent interpersonal skills and professionalism to interact with a wide range of people at different levels of the organization; ?
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication, demonstrated presentation skills; ?
  • Demonstrated experience and background in research and published writing that establishes expertise in an area of study; ?
  • Proven ability to effectively and efficiently manage multiple priorities, with competing deadlines; ?
  • Demonstrated proficiency in MS Office Suite and database management applications; ?
  • Demonstrated project management skills; ?
  • Demonstrated ability to build effective long-term relationships both internally and externally and the ability to clearly articulate and advocate the Center’s goals; ?
  • Proven experience working with collectors and donor cultivation;
  • PhD preferred with Master’s degree acceptable under certain circumstances;
  • Knowledge of Chinese or Japanese art;
  • five-seven years curatorial or program development experience;
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and execute a sustainable multi-year program;
  • Demonstrated experience managing substantial department, project and program budgets;
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with all staff members;
  • Ability to maintain a high level of professionalism, discretion, and confidentiality;

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS*:

• Frequently perform desk based computer tasks, seated work and use light/ fine grasping.

• Occasionally stand, walk, and write by hand, lift, carry, push pull objects that weigh up to 10 pounds.

* Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of his or her job.

WORKING CONDITIONS:

• May work extended or non-standard hours, weekends and holidays based on business needs.

• Occasional local and overnight travel may be required.

• May work in areas with exposure to dust, paint, chemicals and other toxins.

WORK STANDARDS:

• Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well with Stanford colleagues and clients and with external organizations.

• Promote Culture of Safety: Demonstrates commitment to personal responsibility and value for safety; communicates safety concerns; uses and promotes safe behaviors based on training and lessons learned.

• Subject to and expected to comply with all applicable University policies and procedures, including but not limited to the personnel policies and other policies found in the University’s Administrative Guide, http://adminguide.stanford.edu.

Stanford is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

START DATE:  Summer 2016

COMPENSATION:

The salary is highly competitive and dependent upon skills and experience.

PROCEDURE FOR APPLICATION:

Applications (including a cover letter, resume and the names of three references) as well as nominations and expressions of interest should be submitted to Management Consultants for the Arts, an executive search firm working with the Cantor Arts Center at Stanford University.  Suggestions of candidates are welcome.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

All inquiries should be directed to Diane Frankel,
MCA  Associate via email to mcawall2@gmail.com.

Job Information
  • Stanford, California, 94305, United States
  • 28686185
  • May 24, 2016
  • Associate Curator/Full Curator of Asian Art with Focus on Chinese or Japanese Art
  • Cantor Arts Center at Stanford University
  • Curator
  • No
  • Indefinite
  • Master’s Degree
  • 5-7 Years

Associate Curator or Curator of Pre-19th Century European Art [Cantor Arts Center at Stanford University, Stanford, CA]

Description

Cantor Arts Center boasts a proud and venerable history, as it was conceived with the founding of Stanford University in 1891. The Stanford family, including Leland Jr., traveled the world collecting objects of art and cultural interest. The museum was originally created to make this collection available to students and the public and opened in 1894 serving the University and the community. In 1945 the Museum was closed because of disuse, but a successful revival began in 1963 and in 1985 the B. Gerald Cantor Rodin Sculpture garden was established.  The 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake damaged the museum, and once again it was closed to the public. In 1995 groundbreaking for a major new wing and restoration of the historic building began in earnest with the revitalized museum opening in 1999 as the Iris and B. Gerald Canto Center for the Visual Arts.  This wonderful new museum offers significantly more exhibition space, a delightful café and study spaces for students and professors. The Cantor’s encyclopedic collection spans 5,000 years, includes 44,000 artworks and beckons visitors to travel around the world and through time: from Africa to the Americas to Asia, from classical to contemporary. With 24 galleries presenting selections from the collection and more than 20 special exhibitions each year, the Cantor serves Stanford’s academic community, draws art lovers from the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond, and attracts campus visitors from around the world. Free admission, free tours, lectures, family activities, plus changing exhibitions make the Cantor one of the most well-attended university art museums in the country and a great resource for teaching and research on campus.

Two large galleries are devoted to the art of Europe and America before 1900. Wares from Cyprus, red- and black-figure vessels from ancient Greece, and Roman sculpture are featured in the northern gallery together with European paintings and sculpture dating from about 1500 to 1800. Roughly divided into British, Dutch, French, and Italian areas, the display includes Joseph Wright of Derby’s Portrait of Edward Becher Leacroft of Wirksworth, Cornelis van Dalem’s panoramic Landscape with Adam and Eve, Abraham van Beyren’s Still Life with Crab, François-André Vincent’s Zeuxis Choosing His Models from Among the Maidens of Croton, and Bartolomeo Guidobono’s intriguing Sorceress.

ORGANIZATIONAL OPPORTUNITY:

The curatorial position reports to the Associate Director for Exhibitions, Collections, and Curatorial Affairs and works closely with the Director and the museum’s other curators to create a collaborative environment that encourages the development of programs and exhibitions. Curators are encouraged to work together and with faculty and students across all areas including collections, exhibitions, research, publications, engagement and education.

As a thought leader fully engaged with the artistic program and museum practice, the Associate/Curator will bring in-depth knowledge about medieval –19th century European art, oversee the Rodin collection, work to implement an exciting vision for the museum with his/her colleagues and be driven by interests in artists, scholarship, innovation and public engagement.

SCOPE AND MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

The Associate/Curator is expected to manage many aspects of the artistic program, such as oversight of acquisitions, exhibitions, curatorial meetings, and publication programs.  The Associate/Curator will have the opportunity to cultivate donors and work with the University’s development department to assist as requested.

Specific Functions:

  • Conceive, research, develop and collaborate with colleagues to organize and mount changing exhibitions of varying scope; develop related programming, including lectures, symposia and other educational programs. Execute strategies in all program areas ensuring high standards of excellence.
  • Contribute scholarship to and develop exhibitions, projects and engagement programs.
  • Develop collections through selectively acquiring important objects through purchase and gifts; cultivate prospective donors and art dealers. ?
  • Work with the Director’s Advisory Board and other auxiliary committees as appropriate including the preparation of reports.
  • Monitor and manage the stewardship needs of donors in adherence to the university’s stewardship standards. ?
  • Develop rotations of the collections for display in permanent collection galleries; consult with others to determine preservation/conservation needs. ?
  • Research, write and oversee production of related publications, brochures, guides, catalogs and books. ?
  • Develop and oversee collaborative projects with faculty and staff, oversee project budgets. ?
  • Develop a cooperative and productive relationship between the Center and the art community. ?
  • Develop, prepare and maintain exhibition budgets, serve as a liaison to the University community, other institutions and the public. ?
  • Participate in teaching courses at the Museum, training and continuing education of staff, mentor student interns. ?Advocate through written and oral communication for the institution in all relevant professional and public forums.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Candidates will have a strong background in scholarship,  managing staff, budgets, teams and complex projects; be a skilled advocate for the institution and its mandate; be able to support fundraising initiatives and have extensive networks in the field, including  collectors, donors, publishers, curators, and educators.

Specific qualifications include:

  • Excellent interpersonal skills and professionalism to interact with a wide range of people at different levels of an organization. ?
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication, demonstrated presentation skills. ?
  • Demonstrated experience and background in research and published writing that establishes expertise in an area of study. ?
  • Proven ability to effectively and efficiently manage multiple priorities, with competing deadlines. ?
  • Demonstrated proficiency in MS Office Suite and database management applications. ?
  • Demonstrated project management skills. ?
  • Demonstrated ability to build effective long-term relationships both internally and externally and the ability to clearly articulate and advocate the Center’s goals. ?
  • Proven experience working with collectors and donor cultivation.
  • PhD preferred with Master’s degree acceptable under certain circumstances.
  • Five-seven years curatorial or program development experience.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and execute a sustainable multi-year program.
  • Demonstrated experience managing substantial department, project and program budgets.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with all staff members.
  • Demonstrated skill in the use of a computer using the Microsoft Office Suite and collection management systems.
  • Demonstrated ability to build and foster effective relationships with trustees, volunteers, collectors, donors and sponsors.
  • Ability to maintain a high level of professionalism, discretion, and confidentiality.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS*:

• Frequently perform desk based computer tasks, seated work and use light/ fine grasping.

• Occasionally stand, walk, and write by hand, lift, carry, push pull objects that weigh up to 10 pounds.

* Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of his or her job.

WORKING CONDITIONS:

• May work extended or non-standard hours, weekends and holidays based on business needs.

• Occasional local and overnight travel may be required.

• May work in areas with exposure to dust, paint, chemicals and other toxins.

WORK STANDARDS:

• Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well with Stanford colleagues and clients and with external organizations.

• Promote Culture of Safety: Demonstrates commitment to personal responsibility and value for safety; communicates safety concerns; uses and promotes safe behaviors based on training and lessons learned.

• Subject to and expected to comply with all applicable University policies and procedures, including but not limited to the personnel policies and other policies found in the University’s Administrative Guide, http://adminguide.stanford.edu.

Stanford is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

START DATE:

Summer 2016

COMPENSATION:

The salary is highly competitive and dependent upon skills and experience.

PROCEDURE FOR APPLICATION: Applications (including a cover letter, resume and the names of three references) as well as nominations and expressions of interest should be submitted to Management Consultants for the Arts, an executive search firm working with the Cantor Arts Center at Stanford University.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

All inquiries should be directed to Diane Frankel, MCA Associate via email to mcawall2@gmail.com.

Job Information
  • Stanford, California, 94305, United States
  • 28686032
  • May 24, 2016
  • Associate Curator or Curator of Pre-19th Century European Art
  • Cantor Arts Center at Stanford University
  • Curator
  • No
  • Full-Time
  • Indefinite
  • Master’s Degree
  • 5-7 Years