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Announcement: Robert Rauschenberg Foundation Emerging Curator Competition

The deadline to submit your entry is October 20, 2014 at11:59 PM ET.

In the spirit of Robert Rauschenberg, the jury seeks proposals that make unexpected connections and ponder new lines of questioning. In a career that spanned more than fifty years, Rauschenberg continually pushed the boundaries by using a multidisciplinary approach and defying expectation. His commitment to innovation and his fearless approach to art are characteristics that the jury will evaluate in the online exhibition proposals. Your exhibition proposal may include images of works from any of Artsy’s institutional partners and must include at least one work by Robert Rauschenberg.

Submission Instructions:

1. Go to Artsy.net and create an Artsy account if you don’t have one already.

2. Create an Artsy Post (see video “How to post on Artsy”). Paste in the text of your exhibition proposal, which may be no longer than 500 words total in English. Your online exhibition proposal may include up to 15 artworks selected from Artsy’s Institutional partners, see Institutions A-Z. No gallery or for-sale works may be included. Your online exhibition proposal must include at least one (1) artwork created by Robert Rauschenberg. (Need help finding content? See video “How to find content”)

3. Submit your exhibition proposal through the Official Entry Form.

4. The deadline to submit your entry is October 20, 2014 at11:59 PM ET.

5. Promote your submission via social media! Tag @Artsyand use the hashtag #EmergingCurator.

To be eligible for consideration, your entry needs to comply with all of the above guidelines.

Judges:

John Elderfield, Branden Joseph, Shirin Neshat, Christopher Rauschenberg, and Sarah Roberts. Judges will review submissions and announce three (3) finalists on November 11, 2014.

Public Voting:

Three (3) finalist exhibition proposals will be selected and featured on Artsy, and the public will vote via social media for the winner from November 11 to 14, 2014. Follow @Artsy on Twitter, Facebook, and Google+ for instructions.

Winner Announced: November 17, 2014

Eligibility:

The competition is open only to full-time or part-time undergraduate students, graduate students, and post-doctoral fellows who are at least eighteen (18) years old and are affiliated with an accredited college or university. Please see the Official Competition Rules for complete eligibility requirements.

For more information: https://artsy.net/post/robert-rauschenberg-foundation-robert-rauschenberg-foundation-emerging-curator-competition

Curator [May Goodrum House]

The Watson-Brown Foundation seeks a professional to curate the May Goodrum House in

Atlanta. The Curator will be charged with all aspects of taking the thoughtfully restored house

and grounds from a nearly complete restoration to a fully functioning house museum.

Job Responsibilities

Manage and maintain the home and its collection

Create interpretive, disaster, and collections plans

Develop outreach and educational programming

Conduct tours

Possesses the ability to work a flexible schedule including evenings, weekends, and in critical

situations as required.

Maintains cordial, cooperative, and professional work relationships with co-workers,

supervisors, and the public.

Maintains a professional appearance consistent with Foundation standards.

Performs other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

The successful candidate will:

Be a U.S. Citizen or possess a valid U.S. work visa and be presently residing in the United

States.

Requisite skills include museum standards and best practices, collections management,

real knowledge of historic preservation standards and best practices, historical research

methods and superb abilities of communication.

Educational requirements include a Master’s degree in history, public history, museum

studies, historic preservation or similar discipline.

Software knowledge includes Microsoft office suite and PastPerfect

Have 5 years curatorial work in a historic house museum or similar environment.

About the Organization

The Goodrum House is located in the Buckhead section of Atlanta. The site is owned and

operated by the Watson-Brown Foundation, Inc. The Watson-Brown Foundation is a

Foundation dedicated to improving education in the American South by funding its schools and

students, preserving its history, encouraging responsible scholarship, and promoting the

memory and values of its spiritual founders. The Foundation owns and operates three historic

house museums. For more information about the Watson-Brown Foundation access

www.watson-brown.org.

Salary & Work Schedule

Salary: Depends upon experience

Benefits: 2 weeks paid vacation, employer paid health insurance, Simple IRA employer match

Full time, 40 hours per week, occasional weekends and evenings as required.

How To Apply

Applicants must submit:

a cover letter

a resume

salary requirements (current salary amount is fine)

Submit applications to:

Elizabeth Moore

Watson-Brown Foundation

310 Tom Watson Way

Thomson, GA 30824

706-595-8886

emoore@watson-brown.org

Collections Interpreter [Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia]

The department of Interpretation at the Philadelphia Museum of Art seeks a full-time Collection Interpreter. Charged with the task of making art accessible and engaging to the broadest possible audience, the department of Interpretation oversees all interpretive initiatives for both special exhibitions and the Museum’s permanent collection. Reporting to the Assistant Director for Interpretation, the Interpreter is expected to participate in all aspects of the interpretive process, which includes, but is not limited to, the writing of interpretive plans, development of new interpretive tools and technologies, and the conducting of audience research.
 

The individual who holds this position must possess a comprehensive knowledge of the history of art as well as interpretive theory, museology, and evaluative practices. The Position requires a Master’s degree in art history and two to three years of museum or related academic experience.  The successful candidate must exhibit proven experience working successfully in collaborative environments. S/he must also possess excellent organizational skills, follow-through, and attention to detail, as well as the ability to develop effective work processes, and coordinate multiple projects simultaneously. Most importantly, the Interpreter needs to demonstrate a willingness to innovate and experiment with new modes of visitor engagement. Excellent writing skills are required.
 

To apply, please create a single document that contains a cover letter, resume, and writing sample to be uploaded with your application. Apply at https://home.eease.adp.com/recruit2/?id=11016501&t=1
 

Childhood Specialist – Creative Play [Newark Museum]

Position Description: Reporting to the Deputy Director for Engagement and Innovation, the Early Childhood Specialist will act as the project administrator for Creative Play, a new family program series which will enhance the Museum’s ongoing on-site weekend programs in art, science and cultural education, specifically targeting families with three to five year olds in Newark’s South Ward and the greater Newark region. This is a one year grant-funded position.

Qualifications:  BA degree; MA degree in museum education, art, science, early childhood education or related field preferred; 4+ years of teaching/curriculum development experience in school or museum setting; 2+ years experience coordinating and supervising programs: previous experience working with families in an urban environment a plus.

Website: http://www.newarkmuseum.org <http://www.newarkmuseum.org/>

Application Info: To apply, please submit your resume and letter of interest to: Human Resources Newark Museum 49 Washington Street Newark, NJ 07102 Fax: 973.642.0459 <tel:973.642.0459>  Email:humanresources@newarkmuseum.org

Contact Name: Human Resources

Contact Email: humanresources@newarkmuseum.org

Contact Phone: 973-596-6550 <tel:973-596-6550

Family Programs Volunteer [MIT List Visual Arts Center]

The List, the contemporary art museum at MIT, is seeking volunteers to facilitate monthly family programs at the museum.  Volunteers act as facilitators and program assistants for drop-in workshops at the museum. Facilitators connect hands-on art making with current exhibitions through experimentation, access to quality art materials, and use of visual thinking strategies to encourage engagement with the arts for multigenerational visitors. Volunteers should also expect to assist with set-up and breakdown of the events as well as prototype projects. Assisting with marketing is periodic.
No prior experience is needed, but interest in working with youth of diverse backgrounds, art education, museum education, or studio practice is required. The position is unpaid but lunch is provided during shifts.
To inquire about opportunities, contact:

Courtney L. Klemens, Ed. M.

Campus & Community Outreach Coordinator
MIT List Visual Art Center
20 Ames Street; E15-109
Cambridge, MA   02139-4307
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