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Gretchen Hupfel Curator of Contemporary Art and Programming [The Delaware Contemporary, Wilmington, DE]



The Delaware Contemporary seeks a visionary, team-oriented, and energetic program leader who is responsible for building and leading a balanced schedule of innovative and relevant temporary and travelling exhibitions and programs that advance the mission and values for the center, while reaching diverse audiences. The position requires a commitment to the local community with an eye for national and international impact. The ideal candidate is a respected individual with a strong network of connections and background in exhibition-making and program execution, who knows the community and has the ability to capture the viewer’s attention by bridging the physical with the virtual, who can serve individuals in a broad spectrum of disciplines and engagement modalities, while cultivating and maintaining positive relationships with patrons, collectors, community, and program partners. Having an interest in entwining software platforms with technology and the visual/anthropological culture is a desirable quality.

About The Delaware Contemporary

The Delaware Contemporary contains over 5,600 square feet of exhibition space and houses seven galleries, 26 artists’ studios, a gift shop, a high-tech auditorium, and a classroom. Situated on the rejuvenated Riverfront Wilmington. The Delaware Contemporary presents numerous programs, special events, and exhibitions annually of regionally, nationally, and internationally recognized artists.

Mission statement

The Delaware Contemporary is a dynamic gathering place for the exploration of new ideas at the intersection of technology, art, and design. As a non-collecting art museum, The Delaware Contemporary’s compelling exhibitions, innovative educational experiences, and access to the artistic process inspire us to infuse creativity into our daily lives.



  • Conduct ongoing research for artists, contemporary trends, or community resources, and organize a cohesive schedule of innovative exhibitions of contemporary art for seven on-site galleries.
  • Generate and manage the installation of all exhibitions ensuring they are creative, collaborative, and cohesively designed to support both the education and exhibition departments and raise the organization’s profile.
  • Lead and organize the programming for the annual Gretchen Hupfel Symposium that focuses on issues related to contemporary art and visual culture.
  • Foster collaborative partnerships with area arts and cultural community to activate the programs and build community engagement.
  • Participate in fundraising events; organize travel opportunities for patrons, as well as selected donors and trustees.
  • Manage a team of curatorial associates, preparators, and interns.
  • Work with the Executive Director, Board of Directors and senior staff to build collaborative partnerships with collectors, donors, and artists for program support and capital support.
  • Work with the Director of Education, devise interpretative strategies to foster education. In addition, working independently and collaboratively with Education and Special Events to devise a calendar of lectures, tours, symposia, and other innovative programs that generate contextualized experiences in the galleries and auxiliary spaces for all audience levels.
  • Regularly network with peers nationally and internationally to co-organize exhibitions and tour The Delaware Contemporary-originated projects.
  • Collaborate with guest curators and artists on project-based installations and programs.
  • Manage curatorial associates, preparators, and interns.
  • Maintain positive working relationship with colleagues and diverse constituencies, such as board members, docents, staff, and general audiences
  • Develop and manage budget for each exhibition and program
  • Perform other duties as assigned within the scope of responsibility and requirements of the position.

·       Work with the Director of Marketing to coordinate media coverage and audience engagement.


  • M.A. or M.F.A. in Art History, Arts Administration, Museum Studies, Visual/cultural studies, Film Studies, Critical Theory, or other specialization in contemporary art.
  • 3 – 5 years curatorial experience with a track record of exhibitions, publications, development of programs, and management of interns.
  • Devoted to serving the general public with a commitment to the community by driving innovative programs that have local, national, and international impact.
  • Understands issues of identity, discrimination, racial, cultural, ethnic, and intellectual diversity, and how they drive exhibitions and programs in a museum setting.
  • A passion for museum standards and best practices, and the wider field of contemporary museums, and interest in interdisciplinary approaches to presenting and interpreting art and visual culture.
  • Highly motivated, creative, capable of making decisions, goal-oriented, and capable of delivering large and small projects within deadlines.
  • Strong organizational, communication, and grant-writing skills.
  • Capable grasp of numeracy and sound fiscal management.
  • Seek learners who enjoy challenges and are able to think through problems, delegating work as needed, and work collaboratively with artists, cultivating donors, other staff members, educators, and interns.
  • Ability to write effectively for and speak to both scholarly and general audiences on contemporary art, visual culture, design, and technology.
  • Sound judgment, accountability, maintains high standards of professional etiquette and personal ethics, and public trust.
  • Keen visual skills, attention to detail.
  • Ability to work independently, prioritize, and exhibit effective communications with all levels of management and staff.
  • Evening and weekend hours required for special programs and events.

Job Type: Full-time, 40 hours/week

Rank: Non-exempt

Duration: First six months probationary period; indefinite

Travel: Requires15-25%

Reports to: Executive Director

Request three-year commitment.

An EOE employer.

Job Information
    • Wilmington, Delaware, 19801, United States
    • 29168284
    • June 24, 2016
    • Gretchen Hupfel Curator of Contemporary Art and Programming
    • The Delaware Contemporary
    • Curator
    • No
    • Full-Time
    • Indefinite
    • Master’s Degree
    • 3-5 Years
    • 10-25%

Auction Registrar [Jackson Hole Art Auction, Jackson, WY]


Jackson Hole Art Auction seeks a full-time registrar to join our team in Jackson, WY. Registrar will work closely with the Auction Coordinator and the Auction Partners on a full-time annual basis. Since 2007, the Jackson Hole Art Auction has been recognized as one of the premier art events in the country, defined by the high standard of works offered in a variety of genres including wildlife, sporting, figurative, landscape, and western art by both renowned past masters and contemporary artists. The JHAA is a signature event of Jackson Hole’s annual Fall Arts Festival and attracts collectors from across the country as well as abroad. With locations in Scottsdale, AZ, Jackson Hole, WY, Santa Fe, NM and New York, the auction principals, Trailside Galleries and Gerald Peters Gallery, bring over 100 years of combined experience and expertise to the event.


Duties will include:

  • Unpacking and receiving artwork (some heavy lifting required)
  • Wall labels and artwork tags
  • Data entry and use of AutionFlex software
  • Management of crates, shipping materials, and all artwork storage
  • Photography of all lots for catalog reproduction, and coordination of all images
  • Complete condition reports on all works by deceased artists
  • Participate in the catalog layout and editing process and contribute to the essays and written content (dependent upon qualifications)
  • Assist with attendee registrations and bids preceding the annual sale
  • Oversee all post-sale shipping and logistics
  • Answer phones, email inquiries, and interact with clients in the showroom
  • Assist with filing, paperwork, and other administrative tasks

The ideal candidate will have the following qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Art History or related field and two years’ experience in an auction, museum, or gallery; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Experience with data entry (AuctionFlex preferred), Microsoft Word, and Excel.
  • Basic photography skills (advanced preferred), and basic Photoshop and/or Lightroom experience.
  • Art handling experience and knowledge of best practices.
  • Attention to detail and ability to self-correct
  • Ability to problem solve and work independently
  • Professional demeanor and strong people skills
Job Information
    • Jackson, Wyoming, 83001, United States
    • 29166538
    • June 24, 2016
    • Auction Registrar
    • Jackson Hole Art Auction
    • Registrar/Collections Management
    • Yes
    • Full-Time
    • Indefinite
    • BA/BS/Undergraduate
    • 1-2 Years
    • 0-10%

Collections Manager [Center for Puppetry Arts, Atlanta, GA]

Organization Background:

The Center for Puppetry Arts is the largest nonprofit organization in the United States dedicated to the art form of puppetry.  It is a uniquely creative cultural destination dedicated to celebrating the magic and wonder of puppetry by inspiring imaginations and entertaining the young at heart. The Center’s high quality, accessible programming includes performance, museum and education.


The Center for Puppetry Arts Museum seeks a Collections Manager to assist in all areas of collections management and exhibition registration. Reporting to the Exhibitions Director, the incumbent will manage and maintain the museum’s object, archival, and library collections. Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, cataloging and condition reporting incoming donations, managing the collections management database system (PastPerfect) and assisting with exhibitions, including the installation and de-installation of special and permanent exhibitions. The Center currently holds over 3000 items in its collection, including a recent donation of over 400 items from the Jim Henson Collection.

Job Description:

  • Manage and maintain object, archival, and library collections.
  • Catalog, condition report, and re-house all incoming donations and any items going on or off exhibit.
  • Process paperwork for accessions, incoming loans, and outgoing loans.
  • Manage the museum’s Past Perfect database.
  • Manage contract conservators working on puppets from the Jim Henson Collection and the Global Collection on an as needed basis.
  • Work with Preparator on finding appropriate mounting solutions for pieces going on exhibit.
  • Is responsible for ongoing inventory of museum collection.
  • Manage artifact checklist for special exhibits and permanent gallery rotations.
  • Work with Exhibitions Director and Preparator in installing and de-installing exhibitions.
  • Prepares monthly report of potential artifact donations to the collection for the Acquisition Committee to review.
  • Monitor Gallery and Collections Storage temperature and humidity rates.
  • Supervise library patrons and handle research requests.
  • Oversee Collections Management interns and Library volunteers.
  • Assist Exhibitions Director in research for new exhibitions.
  • Will occasionally need to assist with museum programming as well as evening and weekend events (advance notice given for all shifts).

Qualification Requirements:

  • Possess a B.A. in History, Public History, Museum Studies or related field (M.A. preferred).
  • Have a minimum of 2 years museum experience in registration and/or collections management with demonstrated proficiency in database management (PastPerfect experience is a plus).
  • Successful candidates must be extremely detail oriented and self-motivated. Must be able to work successfully alone and in a team environment.
  • Candidates must have knowledge of standard museum policies and procedures according to AAM standards and knowledge of standard museum cataloguing systems.
  • The ideal candidate will possess patience, persistence, flexibility, and a good sense of humor.

Instructions for application:

Please mail your resume, along with a letter of interest and salary history and requirements to:
Kelsey Fritz, Exhibitions Director, 1404 Spring St. NW, Atlanta, GA 30309-2820 or email to No phone calls, please.

Job Information
    • Atlanta, Georgia, 30309, United States
    • 29165163
    • June 24, 2016
    • Collections Manager
    • Center for Puppetry Arts
    • Registrar/Collections Management
    • No
    • Full-Time
    • Indefinite
    • BA/BS/Undergraduate
    • 1-2 Years

General Counsel [Bishop Museum, Honolulu, HI]


The General Counsel is responsible for providing legal review, consultation and advisory work involving all areas of the Museum. This includes drafting and reviewing organizational documents that have legal significance, offering opinions and modifications that will enhance the Museum’s legal position and ensuring transactions are legally sound and consistent with the Museum’s mission, authority, policy and procedures. The General Counsel is a member of the Museum’s senior management team and has direct oversight of the Registrar’s office and Legal team.

  • Provide legal advice, support and representation on legal issues relating but not limited to general business, corporate, non-profit, liability, Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (“NAGPRA”), employment, real estate and other Museum related matters.
  • Manage with the Chief Financial Officer, all matters related to the Museum’s ownership of real property or interest in real property, including but not limited to:
    • Negotiation, preparation and review of legal documents necessary to acquire, protect, manage, transfer or lease real property;
    • Direct real property transactions to ensure appropriate authorization, consistency with Museum policy, timeliness and accuracy.
  • Draft and/or revise meeting minutes, memoranda and resolutions for the Board and its Committees as requested.
  • Serve as the Assistant Secretary of the Corporation.
  • Negotiate complex, high profile or sensitive agreements.
  • Retain outside counsel and supervise and coordinate litigation affecting the Museum.
  • Maintain all requisite government lobbying registration and reporting requirements.
  • Represent the Museum before a variety of tribunals on diverse matters of law.
  • Oversee the Museum’s Registration Department and Legal team, including the Paralegal.


  • A valid, active license to practice law in the State of Hawaii
  • At least 5 years of legal experience in the areas of transactional, business or corporate law.
  • Proven ability to work with a wide range of people including both attorneys and non-attorneys in the public and private sector.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and work effectively in high pressure situations while maintaining composure.
  • Commitment to the goals of the Museum and demonstrated understanding of operations of a museum.
  • Microsoft Office suite
  • Professional, business-like appearance
  • Flexibility in schedule to meet deadlines


  • A Juris Doctorate from an accredited law school.
  • An undergraduate degree from an accredited institution.
Job Information
    • Honolulu, United States, 96817, United States
    • 29150267
    • June 24, 2016
    • General Counsel
    • Bishop Museum
    • Miscellaneous
    • No
    • Full-Time
    • $90,000.00 – $95,000.00 (Yearly Salary)

Exhibitions Assistant Project Manager [Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO]


The Denver Art Museum is looking for an Exhibitions Assistant Project Manager to oversee, manage, and coordinate planning and budgeting of exhibitions, rotations and related programming at the Denver Art Museum and assist the Director of Exhibitions with programming, budgeting, and exhibition-related issues.

Essential Duties/Responsibilities:

* Manage and coordinate all planning activities related to exhibitions, rotations and programs as assigned.

* Facilitate and manage communications within the core teams, the extended exhibition and collection services team, and program teams, as well as outside organizations, vendors and contractors

* Set project schedules and ensure teams stay on track and deadlines are met

* Identify, assign and coordinate exhibition and graphic designers as well as other contractors to projects as needed

* Work closely with all areas of the ECS department (exhibition production, installation, preparation, registrars, collections management and photography), and the Curatorial, Conservation and Learning and Engagement departments to ensure that institutional priorities, resources and labor, scheduling, budget and space needs regarding exhibitions, rotations and other installations are met

* Actively communicate and work collaboratively with all museum departments including : Technology, Protective and Facility Services, Accounting, Development, Communications, Marketing and Visitor Services to ensure successful exhibition planning and implementation

* Work with Director of Exhibitions, and Chief of Exhibition and Collection Services to review all traveling exhibition, artist, independent contractors, audio, and all other project related contracts

* Manage correspondence and internal communications related to assigned exhibitions and programs including documentation such as contracts and invoices.

* Manage all aspects of assigned exhibition and rotation budgets and coordinate the assembly, maintenance, monitoring, reconciliation and the communication of detailed project budget reports and expenses.

* Develop, update and evaluate exhibition planning process and procedures and coordinate interdepartmental communication.

* Other duties as assigned.


* Knowledge of museum exhibition processes and practices

* Ability to deal effectively with multiple projects simultaneously

* Project management experience and business training is essential

* Experience with project scheduling

* Strong organizational and budget management skills

* Excellent communication, interpersonal and writing skills and an ability to work collaboratively and create consensus.

* Training and/or experience with collection database systems preferred

* Ability to read and interpret accounting information and contract documents

* Ability to find creative solutions in a flexible and calm manner.

* An appreciation for the Museum’s focus on improving our visitors’ experience.

Education or Formal Training

* College degree in art or business related field. A Master’s Degree in art or museum studies or certification in project management preferred.


* Minimum 2 years successful experience in a museum environment, preferably related to exhibitions, curatorial, or registration project assistance.

* Proven ability to work constructively within a team framework to create consensus

* Strong computer experience particularly in Outlook, Excel, and MS Project.

* Experience developing and managing project budgets or related

* Proven ability to make decisions in a timely and responsible manner

* Proven ability to work with a wide range of disciplines and interests

* Proven ability to understand and work within institutional priorities

Equipment and Material Directly Used

* PC, copier, e-mail, calculator

Working Environment/Physical Activities

* Sitting, working with hands, working with fingers, talking, hearing, vision

* Standing, walking, sitting and climbing

* Eye/hand/foot coordination

* Subject to interruptions

* Mental demands: written and oral comprehension,

To apply visit before July 6, 2016

Job Information
    • Denver, Colorado, 80201, United States
    • 29150264
    • June 24, 2016
    • Exhibitions Assistant Project Manager
    • Denver Art Museum
    • Assistant/Deputy/Associate Director
    • ENo
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