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Artful Adventures Museum Educators [Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA]

Description:
Engaging. Dynamic. Fun.


As one of the world’s renowned art museums, the MFA boasts a collection that spans nearly all cultures and time periods—ranging from the art of ancient Egypt to French Impressionism to Contemporary. There’s art and so much more to interest people from all walks of life. The Museum is a lively social destination that offers concerts, films, and lectures while also serving as an important community and educational resource for schools and families.

Our mission is to preserve and share our treasures with Boston and beyond while providing an engaging and memorable experience for all our visitors. This would not be possible without our talented staff, volunteers, donors, members, and community partners.

Our culture is built on scholarship, collaboration, trust, and mutual respect. We embrace change and the opportunity it brings and are committed to develop, reward, and retain our valuable staff.

Join us for what promises to be an enriching, vibrant, and ever-changing experience. And, yes, a fun place to work!

Under the supervision of the Manager of Community Arts and the Assistant Manager of Community Arts, the Museum Educators will teach in various Artful Adventures programs for children (preschool through high school) in the Museum’s galleries and studio spaces, and off-site at locations such as community centers, after school programs, and libraries. Programs can include: Artful Adventures Tours, Birthday Parties, Community Partnership Visits, Home School Programs, Off-site Programs, Events, and Festivals, What Artists Do Programs, and other various events and programs as needed. The Educators will plan customized visits, tours, and art activities with teachers, group leaders, and staff members, and will also work with Community Programs staff to facilitate and teach programs, interact with visitors, and create an enriching museum learning experience.

1 – 17 hours per week

Must be available at least 2 days per week including 1 week day (M-F).

Qualifications:
B.A. or B.F.A. in art education, education, or studio art; one to three years of museum experience or similar educational environment preferred; experience in teaching and working with groups of children; strong organizational and interpersonal skills; flexibility, patience, and self-motivation; studio art experience preferred.

How To Apply:
For consideration, please submit your cover letter and résumé to: resumes@mfa.org. You may also submit your materials via postal mail to: Human Resources Department, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 465 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115.
The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston is an Equal Opportunity Employer and seeks diversity in its workforce.

Apply by:
July 30, 2016

About this Organization:
Fine arts cultural and educational institution.

Gallery Learning Museum Educators [Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA]

Description:
Engaging. Dynamic. Fun.
As one of the world’s renowned art museums, the MFA boasts a collection that spans nearly all cultures and time periods—ranging from the art of ancient Egypt to French Impressionism to Contemporary. There’s art and so much more to interest people from all walks of life. The Museum is a lively social destination that offers concerts, films, and lectures while also serving as an important community and educational resource for schools and families.Our mission is to preserve and share our treasures with Boston and beyond while providing an engaging and memorable experience for all our visitors. This would not be possible without our talented staff, volunteers, donors, members, and community partners.

Our culture is built on scholarship, collaboration, trust, and mutual respect. We embrace change and the opportunity it brings and are committed to develop, reward, and retain our valuable staff.

Join us for what promises to be an enriching, vibrant, and ever-changing experience. And, yes, a fun place to work!

Under the direction of the Head of Gallery Learning and the Manager of Family Programs, the Museum Educator will teach in Gallery Learning programs, art activities and events for children, families and adults. Programs can include: School Vacation Week Adventures, Family Art Cart, MFA Playdates, Artist Toolbox Cart, Drawing in the Galleries, Artist Demonstrations, and other various events and programs. This position will work with Gallery Learning staff to facilitate and teach programs and interact with visitors, offering information, answering questions and creating an enriching museum learning experience.

Temporary position — 1 – 14 hours per month

Varied schedule including evenings, weekends and/or holidays

Qualifications:
Qualifications: B.A. or B.F.A. in art education, education, studio art; experience teaching and working with children; strong organizational and interpersonal skills; flexibility, patience and self motivation;; studio art experience preferred; ability to work evenings, weekends and/or holidays; ability to attend staff trainings.
How To Apply:
For consideration, please submit your cover letter and résumé to: resumes@mfa.org. You may also submit your materials via postal mail to: Human Resources Department, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 465 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115.The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston is an Equal Opportunity Employer and seeks diversity in its workforce.

Apply by:
July 30, 2016
About this Organization:
Fine arts cultural and educational institution.

Arts Administration Intern for Fall 2016 [Kaleidoscope Center for the Arts, Rehoboth, MA]

Description:Come join the team at Kaleidoscope Center for the Arts! We are a new venture with an exciting opportunity to grow the range and depth of creative arts programming for kids and adults in the Rehoboth, MA region.

Part-time internship positions available for Fall of 2016 ranging from 12-24 hours a week with flexible virtual component.

Interns will be working in marketing and promotion, which includes launching community marketing campaigns and developing strategic emailing and mailing lists and more. Internship also provides excellent experience in launching and maintaining social media campaigns.

Some hours may be devoted for arts administration duties. Interns may also gain hands-on experience working with faculty members in their visual, dance and music classes.

Qualifications:
Students enrolled in a college program that requires an internship; graduate students and recent college graduates looking for hands-on experience in a small arts organization that may propel them to future work in the field. Interest in visual arts, music or dance will be helpful but not required.

How To Apply:
Please email the director and provide your CV and Cover Letter and any supporting materials you wish.

Apply by:
August 20, 2016

Salary:
Stipend

About this Organization:
Kaleidoscope Center for the Arts provides dance, art and music instruction.

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
    • June 23, 2016
    • Illinois State Historian
    • Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum
    • Directors/Administrators
    • No
    • Full-Time
    • Indefinite
    • Ph.D.
    • 3-5 Years
    • 10-25%

Ellen Johnson ’33 Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art (Open Rank) [Allen Memorial Art Museum, Oberlin, OH]

Description

Job Summary:  The Allen Memorial Art Museum (AMAM) at Oberlin College is seeking applicants for a curatorial position in Modern and Contemporary Art at the assistant, associate, or full curatorial level. The curator will oversee all aspects of the museum’s research, interpretation, and presentation for its important post-1900 art collections and will collaborate with the Curator of Academic Programs, Curator of Education, and other museum staff to engage students in curatorial and research projects and plan a broad range of public programs. The curatorship is a 12-month (i.e. continuing) Administrative and Professional Staff position at the Allen Memorial Art Museum, Oberlin College, reporting to the Director of the Museum.

Responsibilities:  The curator will oversee an outstanding permanent collection of approximately 4,500 works of art from 1900 to the present and approximately 1,200 works in the Eva Hesse Archives. Responsibilities include developing in-house and traveling exhibitions in close collaboration with curatorial colleagues and the director; carrying out original research on the collection; identifying acquisitions through purchase and gift; teaching with the collection for Oberlin College classes and for other groups; expanding physical and electronic access to collection; working closely with museum staff and Oberlin College development staff to cultivate a broad donor base; preparing a long-range plan for post-1900 holdings; and monitoring and making recommendations for care of the collection. Active participation in identifying and writing grant proposals is critical. The AMAM’s collection of post-1900 art serves nearly all Oberlin College departments in the Arts and Sciences and the Conservatory of Music, including African-American studies, art, art history, biology, chemistry, cinema studies, comparative American studies, environmental studies, foreign languages and literatures, history, Latin American studies, mathematics, and music and historical performance. The curator will be actively involved in conceptualizing and initiating teaching exhibitions and museum-based courses, mentoring students, and supervising student curatorial interns.

Requirements

Required Qualifications:  A Ph.D. in art history preferred, with at least 3-5 years of museum experience, demonstrated knowledge of the exhibition process, a record of publication, and some teaching experience. This position requires broad knowledge of the field of art history, particularly from 1900 forward, with a strong commitment to contemporary art, and excellent communication and leadership skills. As an important liaison between the museum and faculty, students, donors, supporters, and artists, the successful candidate must be an outstanding collaborator, with highly developed administrative and organizational capabilities and a deep commitment to a contextual, cross-disciplinary approach to original works of art.

Compensation:  Within the range established for this position, salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience and includes an excellent benefits package.

How to Apply:  Candidates should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and names, addresses and phone numbers of three references by September 6, 2016 via Oberlin College’s PeopleAdmin system at https://jobs.oberlin.edu/postings/2785. Review of applications will be ongoing and applications received after the deadline may be considered.  All applications must be received via the PeopleAdmin portal; if you have a question, please contact Sally Moffitt, AMAM Administrative Assistant, at smoffitt@oberlin.edu.

About the Allen Memorial Art Museum (AMAM):  For more than a century, Oberlin College has been committed to promoting direct study of original works of art to foster visual literacy and a deeper understanding of the diversity of the world’s cultures. Today, the AMAM houses an encyclopedic collection of more than 14,000 works selected to provide a comprehensive overview of the history of art and is recognized as one of the five best academic museums in the country. The AMAM serves a broad regional audience and operates on the premise that learning about art is important for everyone, a principle demonstrated by the free public admission, offered since its founding in 1917. In the field of modern and contemporary art, the AMAM’s post-1900 holdings include outstanding examples of Expressionist, Cubist, and Surrealist paintings, sculpture, and works on paper by artists such as Kirchner, Modigliani, Picasso, Braque, Gorky, and Miró. American post-1945 holdings are impressive and deep, with superb examples of art from all the major movements, including Abstract Expressionism, Pop Art, Minimalism, Conceptual Art, New Realism, and Photo-Realism, as well as many works in new media such as video art and films and digital photographs by artists. All major figures in late 20th-century art are represented, among them De Kooning, Pollock, Rauschenberg, Johns, Stella, Rothko, Warhol, Morris Louis, and Chuck Close. The collection includes significant African-American, Latin American, and Native American artworks. The AMAM commissioned Claes Oldenburg’s first permanent outdoor sculpture, Giant Three-Way Plug, which was installed in 1970. Other outdoor sculptures are important early works by Mary Miss and Robert Morris. The AMAM purchased Eva Hesse’s seminal sculpture Laocoön in 1970, the year of her death, and houses the Eva Hesse Archives, the largest collection of material about and created by Hesse in any public institution—including working drawings, collages, photographs, diaries, datebooks, and letters. The museum complex includes a 1917 building designed by Cass Gilbert. In the 1970s, Robert Venturi designed a gallery dedicated to the presentation of modern and contemporary art, the architect’s first museum commission. The AMAM also shares responsibility with Oberlin College for a Frank Lloyd Wright-designed house, the first Usonian house in Ohio, located in Oberlin.

Job Information
    • Oberlin, Ohio, 44074, United States
    • 29169301
    • June 24, 2016
    • Ellen Johnson ’33 Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art (Open Rank)
    • Allen Memorial Art Museum
    • Curator
    • No
    • Full-Time
    • Indefinite
    • Master’s Degree
    • 3-5 Years
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