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Fitchburg Art Museum Seeks a Collection Management Intern!

Fitchburg Art Museum is seeking a Collection Management Intern for Summer 2019 (May 28 – Aug. 30) to assist the Collection Manager in overseeing the care of a collection of over 5,500 works of art including sculpture, painting, prints/drawings, and photographs. This is an excellent opportunity to become acquainted with collections management, gain valuable experience in the museum field, and learn about the operations at a major regional museum with a growing collection of contemporary art, photography, African, and American art. This position is part-time (minimum of 2 days a week) and reports to the Collection Manager, Aminadab “Charlie” Cruz Jr.

Tasks Include:

-Assistance with museum-wide inventory of works of art

-Basic cataloguing of new works of art

-Creating and maintaining files for works of art

-Assistance with Art handling, movement, and storage

-Assistance with looking up records in the database

-Assistance with setting up and taking down works of art for Collections Meetings

-Assistance in preparation and installation of exhibitions

-Taking inquiries from the public about the collection

-Other administrative tasks as needed

Who You Are:

You must be currently enrolled in a MA program (BA students and /or recent graduate are also welcome to apply), and have an interest in art and museums. You are enthusiastic and work easily with others. You are curious, eager to learn, and aren’t afraid to ask questions.

Qualifications:

 Ability to work both under direction and independently

-Well-organized

-Detail-oriented and willing to see the big picture

-Comfortable with learning and using new technology

-Comfortable working with art (and/or willing to learn how to handle valuable works of art)

-The ideal candidate is interested in museums, art and/or art history, or library science

How to Apply:

Interested candidates should send a cover letter, CV or resume, and the names and contact information for 2 references by email to Collection Manager Aminadab “Charlie” Cruz Jr., (acruz@fitchburgartmuseum.org). The deadline for application is until this position if filled.
Apply by:
May 1st, 2019

About this organization:

The Fitchburg Art Museum is the leading cultural institution in North Central Massachusetts. FAM was founded in 1925, and its four-building complex, with over 20,000 square feet of exhibition space, features exhibitions from its art historical collections of over 5,000 objects, as well as special loan exhibitions focused on New England contemporary art. Collection strengths include American Art, photography, and African Art. Area schools, community groups, and artist organizations organize shows for FAM’s Community Gallery, and the Museum maintains active educational partnerships with public and private schools, and Fitchburg State University. FAM also participates in efforts to stimulate the local creative economy. FAM is fully accredited by the American Alliance of Museums. 

For more information about FAM, please visit www.fitchburgartmuseum.org.

Weekly Jobs Roundup!

Hello job seekers! Here’s the national museum jobs round up for the week of March 10th!

Northeast

Exhibit Content & Experience Developer [MIT Museum/Boston, MA]

Museum Project Management Assistant [The Bostonian Society/Boston, MA]

Museum Teacher [USS Constitution Museum/Boston, MA]

Membership Engagement Officer, Development [New England Aquarium/Boston, MA]

Grants Manager [Wadsworth Atheneum/Hartford, CT]

Collections Preparator [The Newark Museum/Newark, NJ]

Coordinator of Museum Programs [Liberty Hall Museum/Newark, NJ]

Mid-Atlantic

Manager of Family Programs [New-York Historical Society/New York, NY]

Supervisory Museum Registrar [Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens/Washington D.C.]

Events Manager [American Museum of Natural History/New York, NY]

Curator [University of Buffalo Art Galleries/Buffalo, NY]

Betty Parsons Archivist [Alexander Gray Associates/New York, NY]

Southeast

Assistant Curator [Museum of the American Arts and Crafts Movement/Palm Harbor, FL]

Public Programs Manager [Vero Beach Museum of Art/Vero Beach, FL]

Assistant Registrar [Birmingham Museum of Art/Birmingham, AL]

Midwest

Education and Outreach Manager [Massillon Museum/Massillon, OH]

Associate Educator, Student and Teacher Learning [The Saint Louis Art Museum/St. Louis, MO]

Associate Curator of Education [Oklahoma State University Museum of Art/Stillwater, OK]

Collections Assistant [Judd Foundation/Marfa, TX]

West

Museum Registrar [Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco/San Francisco, CA]

Communication and Program Associate [Center for Cultural Innovation/San Francisco, CA]

Executive Director [Western Front Society/Vancouver, Canada]

Job Post: Dorchester Historical Society Seeks Part Time Researcher

FROM THE DORCHESTER HISTORICAL SOCIETY

Dorchester Historical Society, 195 Boston Street, Dorchester, MA 02125

Job Description

Researcher/Writer Veterans Project Phase 1

This is a grant-funded, temporary position. A minimum of 10-15 hours of work per week is required. Payment will be based upon number of deliverables produced. Work must be completed by Nov. 15, 2019.
DUTIES:
Under the guidance of the Collections Committee of the Dorchester Historical Society, the Coordinator will be the main genealogical researcher and biographical writer for the Veterans Project.
● Research and compile genealogical data for a predetermined list of Dorchester residents who have served in the armed forces
● Use genealogical data (online resources, onsite resources)and documentary evidence, to write a high-quality, short biographical narrative of each Dorchester service member
● Use proper citation methods to document the source of information used in producing biographies
● Submit biography drafts to Collections Committee for review and online publication
● Report periodically on progress of the project, including metric data

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
● Minimum education required: Bachelor’s degree in history or related field. Graduate students currently pursuing degrees in public history are strongly preferred.
● Keen interest and experience in performing historical/genealogical research
● Strong research and writing skills
● Strong organizational skills, including the ability to independently manage project timelines and tasks
● Familiarity with genealogical research tools such as Family Search and Ancestry.com
● Familiarity with newspaper research
● Proficiency in MS Office, including Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel

Please send cover letter and resume to: Earl Taylor, earltaylordorchhistsoc@gmail.com.  Please also include a writing sample of no more than 2 pages on a topic in history or genealogy.

Weekly Jobs Roundup!

Happy February! Here’s the job round up for the week of February 17th!

Northeast

Education-Exhibits Coordinator/Wethersfield Historical Society [Wethersfield, CT]

Curator/David Winton Bell Gallery (Brown University) [Providence, RI]

Assistant Education Director/Wade Institute for Science Education [Quincy, MA]

Registrar/deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum [Lincoln, MA]

Museum Educator/MIT Museum [Boston, MA]

Mid-Atlantic

Curator of Education and Public Engagement/Arkell Museum at Canajoharie and Canajoharie Library [Canajoharie, NY]

Collection Manager/George Eastman Museum [Rochester, NY]

Associate Manager, Education/Museum of the City of New York [New York, NY]

Education Associate/Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum [New York, NY] 

Informal Education Specialist/Space Telescope Science Institute [Baltimore, MD]

Institutional Relations Officer/National Museum of the American Indian [Washington, D.C.]

Southeast

General Museum Educator/University of North Florida [Jacksonville, FL]

Director of Education/Mosby Heritage Area Association [Loudoun County, VA]

Collections Manager/University of Alabama [Tuscaloosa, AL]

Curator, Historic Museums/Georgia College and State University [Milledgeville, GA]

Midwest

Education and Collections Manager/History Museum at the Castle [Appleton, WI]

Assistant Exhibits Preparator/Missouri Historical Society [St. Louis, MO]

K-12 Education Program Manager/Missouri Historical Society [St. Louis, MO]

Historic Site Supervisor/State Historical Society of North Dakota [Williston, ND]

Exhibition Designer/Detroit Institute of Arts [Detroit, MI]

ICAA Research Specialist/The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston [Houston, TX]

West

Interpretative Specialist/Denver Art Museum [Denver, CO]

Collection Information Specialist/LACMA [Los Angeles, CA]

Museum Educator/Oakland Museum of California [Oakland, CA]

 

 

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