Job Opening – Brown Post-Baccalaureate Curatorial Fellow (02/2012)
Smith College is accepting applications for a Post-Baccalaureate Curatorial Fellow. This one year, limited-term position provides administrative support for the broad range of programs and activities undertaken by the Smith College Museum of Art Department of Prints, Drawings, and Photographs. This includes scheduling and managing class and individual visits to the Cunningham Center for the Study of Prints, Drawings, and Photographs, and assisting in the management, research, and record-keeping on new acquisitions to the works on paper collection.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Class and Collection Support: Provide administrative and organizational support for the Cunningham Center for the Study of Prints, Drawings, and Photographs: schedule and administer class visits to the Cunningham Center; assist with cataloguing new acquisitions to the collection; manage the documentation and creation of files and process of re-matting works on paper collection; realize operational efficiencies within the department. Manage all details related to the execution of “Student Picks” program. This includes working with students to select objects, working with the Marketing Department on developing and implementing a marketing plan and coordinating production of posters, promotional materials, and website, and assist with design and implementation of program evaluation. Coordinate and write for the Cunningham Center blog Paper + People. Participate and contribute to cataloguing and research on the Museum’s 16,000 piece works on paper collection, including cataloguing new acquisitions and writing labels for permanent collection installations as needed (requires a thorough knowledge of art history: specialized knowledge of prints, drawings, and photographs highly desirable). With other staff, plan and implement new student programs and initiatives. Provide support for the Cunningham Center Manager.
Departmental Operations: Provide support as needed for department and special projects organization. Answer routine correspondence and field phone and emails for the Cunningham Center for the Study of Prints, Drawings, and Photographs. Help with scheduling and supervising student interns. Perform administrative and research duties for the Department of Painting and Sculpture as needed.
Bachelor’s degree in art history, art, or other humanities field. Research or hands-on experience with original works of art, and knowledge of the history of prints, drawings, and photographs highly desirable.
Skills: Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills, and strong basic competence with computers. Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Review of resumes will begin immediately. To be considered for this position, apply on-line at http://jobs.smith.edu/postings/2540
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