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5. Curator of Education, Cranbrook Art Museum

LOCATION: Bloomfield Hills, MI

Cranbrook Art Museum has entered an exciting new period of growth.  In
2011, the Museum completed a construction project, which realized not
only the restoration of its landmark Eliel Saarinen-designed building
but also the addition of a new Collections Wing.  The Collections Wing
has created a new model for museum education, one in which students
now study and learn directly within the vaults surrounded by the
Museum’s world-renown collections.
The Curator of Education will develop, implement, and evaluate the
educational and outreach programming of the Museum. Cranbrook has a
renowned legacy of innovation and discovery and its educational
programming is expected to continue and enhance that reputation by
offering innovative programs intended to develop visual literacy and
an appreciation of art and design among all age groups and learning

The educator will not only interpret the Museum’s exhibitions for
audiences on and off campus, but also create additional programs that
emphasize Cranbrook Academy of Art and Art Museum’s areas of
collecting and pedagogical strength—architecture, art, and design of
the 20th and 21st centuries. Working collaboratively with Cranbrook’s
new Center for Collections, the educator also will interpret its
remarkable campus, including Saarinen House.  The educator must be
comfortable with, and creative about, the use of all forms of delivery
media, ranging from lectures and tours, to offsite teaching,
long-distance learning incorporating digital technologies, social
media, and print publications. While the educator will start as a
“department of one,” we are looking for an ambitious individual with
an entrepreneurial spirit that will help develop and grow the
department, including its staff.

Requirements:  The ideal candidate will have at least five years of
professional experience, at least three of which are in a museum
education context; a broad knowledge of twentieth-century and
contemporary art and design; and an M.A. in art history, museum
studies, fine arts, design, or education. A valid driver’s license
with satisfactory driving record is required. Cranbrook offers a
competitive salary and benefit package that includes medical, dental,
life, and retirement.

For consideration, please mail a cover letter, education-related
writing sample or program materials, resume and completed Employee
Application to:  Cranbrook HR, P.O. Box 801, Bloomfield Hills, MI
48303-0801.  Our Application form can be downloaded from the
Employment Page on our website at  Although
applications will be accepted until the position is filled, priority
will be given to submissions received by June 29.

Visit our website at to learn more about Cranbrook.

Cranbrook is an equal opportunity employer and strives to provide a
work environment that welcomes diversity.


6. Coordinator of Family Programs, Whitney Museum of American Art


The Whitney Museum seeks a dynamic, creative, and organized individual
to serve as the Coordinator of Family Programs. The Coordinator will
create and implement all of the Museum’s Family Programs, including
art workshops, artist-led programs, Stroller Tours, large-scale family
events, and other programs as necessary.

Responsibilities include:
-Managing all aspects of Family Programming, from big-picture,
conceptual thinking to setting up for art workshops
-Overseeing existing programs such as Family Fun and Artist Voice Art
Workshops, Whitney Wees interactive tours, Stroller Tours for new
moms/caregivers and babies, and large-scale events while working with
the Manager of School, Youth and Family Programs to create a holistic
plan for new programs
-Working with artists to create and implement programs
For a complete list, please visit:

-Degree (Master’s preferred) in art history, arts education, museum
education, early childhood education, or a related field
-Minimum of three to five years experience in Museum Education or a
related field
-Experience with gallery based teaching
-Experience working with families
-Knowledge of New York City audiences

For a complete list, please visit:

If interested, please send resume, cover letter, and salary requirements to:

Whitney Museum of American Art
Human Resources Department
945 Madison Avenue
New York, NY  10021


No calls please.


7. Exhibitions Administrator, International Print Center New York


International Print Center New York seeks an Exhibitions
Administrator, a major position in a growing non-profit arts
organization dedicated to the appreciation and exhibition of fine art

Working hours will be Monday-Friday, 40 hours/week, 10:00 to
6:00 pm.

The Exhibitions Administrator reports to the Director and works
closely with the general Administrator and the Board of Trustees.
Responsibilities include:
-Manage the New Prints Program, a series of
juried exhibitions;
-Organize the application process and run
Selections Committee meetings;
-Correspond with artists and lenders, generate and track loan
-Collaborate with Director on exhibition layout;
installation of exhibitions by freelance installers;
-Assist in the development and administration of special exhibitions
outside of the New Prints Program;
-In-house design work, including
creation of a postcard and brochure for each exhibition, invitations
to the benefit fundraiser, and advertisements as needed;
-Write press
releases; respond to inquiries and provide images;
-Art handling and maintenance of print inventory;
Coordinate delivery,
packaging and return of all loaned works;
-Organize New Prints artist
- Work with Administrator on maintenance of IPCNY website;
-Give gallery talks to visiting student groups;
-Organize tours of
IPCNY shows to secondary venues;
-Assist Director with grant proposals
when relevant;
-Assist Administrator with intern supervision;
reports at quarterly Board Meetings.
Qualifications, Skills, Job Requirements:
-Bachelor’s Degree;
of one year of experience in a related field;
-Interest in fine art
prints and/or contemporary art;
-Excellent written and verbal
communication skills; -Organizational skills and ability to manage
multiple responsibilities;
-Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, Filemaker Pro;
-Knowledge of InDesign a plus, but not required;
-Interest in working
in a collaborative environment in a growing non-profit arts
-Some art-handling experience a plus
commensurate with experience; $28,000-$32,000/year -Position will
begin in August



8. Curator of Education (University Museums), University of Delaware


University of Delaware seeks a Curator of Education to develop
programming in conjunction with exhibitions; offer public lectures and
gallery talks; and develop educational initiatives to broaden the
Museums’ impact on campus.  S/he will serve as a liaison with the
University faculty, and promote the Museums programs to the University
students, community, and the general public.

Qualifications: Master’s in Art History, Art Education, other
humanistic discipline and three years of relevant professional
experience; broad knowledge of Art History with a particular interest
and strength in one or more of the followings fields:  Contemporary
art, African American Art, and/or the History of Photography;
effective communication skills to include public speaking and writing;
knowledge and interest in social media and their outreach potential.

Applicants are asked to send a letter of application, CV or resume,
and the name of three references via the University website Review of applications will begin on July 5.


9. Festival Assistant (Department of Development), River To River® Festival


June 11-July 20, 2012
Hours Vary; approx. 25 hrs/wk
Part-time Temporary Position

Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (LMCC) seeks a qualified individual
for the position of Festival Assistant in the areas of
Sponsorship/Marketing Activation in the Department of Development for
the River To River Festival.

Each summer the Festival activates more than 25 indoor and outdoor
locations in the neighborhood with an unparalleled collection of
music, dance, theater, visual art, film, and participatory experiences
by renowned and breakout artists from New York City and beyond. For
more than 100,000 attendees from around the region and overseas, River
To River Festival provides an intense and rewarding way to experience
Lower Manhattan’s waterfronts, parks, plaza, and other hidden
treasures. The Festival’s densely packed schedule of daytime, evening,
and weekend events showcases Lower Manhattan as a thriving center for
cultural activity and a key destination point for experiencing New
York City’s wealth and diversity of heritage, history, dining,
shopping, and art.

During the 2012 Festival, June 17 – July 15, LMCC has scheduled public
programming such as music concerts, dance performances, site-based
performances, gallery exhibitions, open studio events, open
rehearsals, talks, workshops, and demonstrations.  The Festival
Sponsorship/Marketing Activation will staff the events and assist
onsite with sponsorship and LMCC marketing activation.

This is a part-time temporary position. The position reports to the
Development Director.


Support both Development and Marketing Departments with on-site activation:

-Attend shows and events
-Liaise with sponsors activating events, including as needed:
supporting their tent/table/chairs set-up and instructing sponsor
representatives about site limitations, layout and program
-Set up LMCC’s marketing presence including as needed: tear-drop,
signage, tent/table/chairs and materials
-Manage VIP area including as needed: check-in at events, seating
sections, and providing information about program and near-by

Other additional tasks may include: transporting materials between
office and event sites, counting audience as they arrive at events,
and serving as contact point for the survey team at events

Personable, experienced individual with interest in and familiarity
with contemporary performance and art. House-management and outdoor
Festival experience preferred.

Hours vary daytime, evening, and weekend, average 25 hours per week,
start date: June 11, end date July 20

Compensation: $10 – $15 per hour depending on experience.

To Apply: Please email your resume with a cover letter, stating how
you heard about the position, to Please title the email
“Festival Assistant: YOUR NAME.”

No phone calls please.


10. Part-time Administrative Assistant, Suzanne Randolph Fine Arts


Suzanne Randolph Fine Arts, a fine art advisory firm based in Tribeca,
is looking for an arts professional with a familiarity of the visual
arts to support with daily office and project administration.


-Excellent written and oral skills
-Art or communication related background preferred with an interest in
or knowledge of contemporary art;
-Must be self-motivated and able to work independently;
-Familiar with Mac environment;
-Knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite a plus
-Must have a good sense of humor!

The position will be for three (3) days a week with the possibility of
added days. Compensation beginning at $20 per hour and based upon

Please send cover letter and resume to with
subject line “Administrative Assistant”


11. Membership Manager, Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture


The Burke Museum welcomes all visitors who are curious about the
natural wonders of Washington state, the Pacific Northwest, and the
Pacific Rim. Discovery awaits you.

Reporting to the Director of Development and the Director of External
Affairs, the Membership Manager works in collaboration with leadership
to create and implement a successful membership program that builds an
engaged community of Burke Museum members. A successful program will
deliver value to Burke members by offering members meaningful and
unique opportunities to connect with the Burke, through its exhibits,
programs, collections and resources. It will deliver value to the
Burke by building a strong base of support for the museum and its
activities, and driving earned income. A successful membership manager
will be an outgoing “face of the museum,” with an enthusiasm for
building community through innovative outreach strategies and personal
relationships (UW Req# 84260)


12. Assistant to the Director, Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture


The Burke Museum welcomes all visitors who are curious about the
natural wonders of Washington state, the Pacific Northwest, and the
Pacific Rim. Discovery awaits you.

The Assistant to the Executive Director’s primary responsibility is
relationship management for the Executive Director. This work
encompasses all levels of support for achieving the mission of the
Burke Museum, to include the coordination of a range of internal
meetings and events, Board liaison/coordination, communication with UW
administration, and logistical support to Burke leaders. This position
also supports legislative relationship building by maintaining current
legislative contacts and coordinating meetings. (UW Req# 83488)

To learn more about these positions and to apply, submit a profile on
the UW employment website and view the
position under Req#84260 (Membership Manager) or Req#83488 (Assistant
to the Director)


13. Chief Curator, Whitechapel Gallery


For over a century the Whitechapel Gallery has premiered world-class
artists from modern masters. The Gallery is a touchstone for
contemporary art internationally, plays a central role in London’s
cultural landscape, and is pivotal to the continued growth of the
world’s most vibrant contemporary art quarter.

The Chief Curator is a senior position working closely with the
Director. The successful candidate will bring a strong curatorial
vision and an engagement with new developments in art and visual
culture around the world. They will help shape the future artistic
programme, devise specific exhibitions, projects, and publications;
and articulate, through public talks and writings, the ideas and
issues that inform contemporary practice. They will also be engaged
with 20th-century art history from a global perspective, curating
occasional historical surveys. The Chief Curator will provide
editorial guidance for Whitechapel Gallery interpretation, publicity
texts, and publications.

The Chief Curator will have responsibility for the Exhibitions
Department, working with the team on the realisation of projects with
artists, lenders, and arts institutions. The post includes strategic
and senior management responsibility for the organisation and delivery
of the artistic programme, artistic liaison, production of catalogues,
and limited editions.

The Chief Curator will work alongside all members of the exhibition
team, internal departments, and with the professional art world to
ensure an efficient running of the exhibitions programme. They will
also contribute to enhancing the Whitechapel Gallery’s reputation as a
centre for artistic excellence and intellectual rigour.

They will administer financial budgets, support fundraising
approaches, be involved in advocacy, lead patrons’ tours, and
contribute to the delivery of the Gallery’s MA programme in Curating
and Commissioning Contemporary Art at the London Metropolitan
To download an application pack

Application deadline: 12pm, Monday 25 June 2012
Interviews: mid-July
Start date: October 2012
Whitechapel Gallery
77–82 Whitechapel High Street
London E1 7QX

The Whitechapel Gallery strives to be an equal opportunities employer
and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. Charity
number: 312162. Company number: 4093862.

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About Jill Conner

Jill Conner is New York Editor for Whitehot Magazine and is a Contributor to Afterimage, Art in America, ArtUS, Art Papers, Interview and Sculpture. She lives in Brooklyn, NY.
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