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Assistant Curator

Campaign Assistant

Curatorial Assistant

Assistant Curator

The Studio Museum in Harlem is the nexus for artists of African descent locally, nationally and internationally and for work that has been inspired and influenced by black culture. It is a site for the dynamic exchange of ideas about art and society.

Reporting directly to the Director and Chief Curator, this position represents a crucial leadership role within the Curatorial Department. As the Museum prepares for a significant expansion ahead of its 50th anniversary, the Assistant Curator will, working closely with both senior and junior members of the curatorial team, be responsible for the execution and continued articulation of the department's strategic vision.

The position requires a candidate equipped to think broadly and innovatively about the department's artist-centered mission, while also independently managing a wide range of administrative responsibilities.

The candidate must be comfortable working in a collaborative, experimental and culturally diverse setting and possess the openness, flexibility and diplomacy required for meaningful collaboration with contemporary artists. Exceptional speaking, writing and research abilities are required.

Responsibilities:

Conduct original research

Create exhibition related proposals and organize exhibitions

Produce didactic texts and exhibition-related publications

Manage loans and donation offers

Create presentations and reports for the Board of Trustees and Acquisition Committee

Management and coordination of the departmental budget and exhibition calendar

Work closely with the museum Registrar on the maintenance and care of the permanent collection

Work collaboratively across multiple departments, including the Director's Office, the Registrar, Communications, Community Engagement and Public Programs, Education, Development, Finance and Information Technology

Engage multiple audiences and stakeholders, both internal and external, across a variety of platforms

Cultivate and maintain relationships with a diverse constituency of artists, trustees, members of the press, professional associations and local non-profit organizations

Solicit and manage the touring of Studio Museum exhibitions to other museum venues, and coordinate non-Studio Museum, traveling or guest-curated exhibitions presented at the Museum

Other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

Master's degree in art history or a related field, with emphasis on Contemporary Art and/or African-American Art, history or culture

5-7 years of curatorial experience within a Museum setting

Outstanding written (both academic and editorial) and verbal communication skills

Excellent organizational and analytical skills; experience with administrative and clerical duties

Strong background in the history of modern and contemporary art and art by artists of African descent

Ability to speak and write persuasively on the role of culturally specific institutions in the museum field

Supervisory experience and demonstrated project management skills

Excellent computer skills, particularly MS platforms, including Word, Photoshop, Outlook and Excel, digital imaging experience a plus

Strong interpersonal skills and collaborative spirit

Bi- or Multi-lingual a plus

Familiarity with New York art and culture communities

Salary commensurate with experience, skills and knowledge.

Application Materials:

Cover letter summarizing the applicant's most relevant work experience; educational background and familiarity with art by artists of African descent; and the candidate's sense of their own potential contribution to the Museum and its mission

Resume

One writing sample with a focus on artists of African descent or artworks by an artist of African descent

The names, titles and contact information of three professional references able to speak to the candidate's skills, experience, character and commitment

Please email all application materials in one PDF. No phone calls or faxes, please.

The subject line of this email should include the applicant's name and the position for which they are applying (e.g. "Applicant's Name—Assistant Curator").

Please note that while careful consideration will be given to each submission, the Museum will only be able to contact those applicants whose knowledge, skills and work experience best fit the requirements of the position.

The Studio Museum in Harlem is an equal opportunity employer and considers all candidates for employment regardless of race, color, sex, age, gender identification, national origin, creed, disability, marital status, sexual orientation or political affiliation.

Campaign Assistant

The Studio Museum in Harlem is the nexus for artists of African descent locally, nationally and internationally and for work that has been inspired and influenced by black culture. It is a site for the dynamic exchange of ideas about art and society. The Studio Museum was founded in 1968 by a diverse group of artists, community activists and philanthropists who envisioned a new kind of museum that not only displays artwork, but also supports artists and arts education.

Looking toward its 50th anniversary in 2018, the Museum is preparing to bolster programming and fundraising in honor of the occasion while preparing the groundwork for the institution's vital next chapter.

In June 2015, the Museum announced its plans to build a new facility by Sir David Adjaye, OBE of Adjaye Associates with Cooper Robertson. The Campaign Assistant will support all fundraising efforts related to this transformative initiative and will report to the Campaign Manager. The assistant will work closely with the Director and Chief Curator's Office and all other Museum departments. An ability to collaborate and prioritize many ongoing projects and tasks is essential. The Museum is seeking a detail oriented professional who is motivated and inspired by the work of the Studio Museum and its future.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Processing gifts and pledges

Ensuring donors are properly acknowledged and recognized

Drafting correspondence on behalf of and to Trustees, the Director and Chief Curator and the Deputy Director of Institutional Advancement as appropriate

Scheduling and preparing for internal and external meetings with Trustees and patrons

Writing and editing donor reports and appeals as needed

Entering patron information, actions and meetings into Raiser's Edge—the department's database system

Maintaining, updating, and tracking documents and pipelines

Conducting research

Facilitating the execution of cultivation events and attending events

Managing the Campaign calendar

QUALIFICATIONS

Bachelor's degree and two years working in the arts and/or in fundraising

Discretion and confidentiality

Exceptional organizational and interpersonal skills

Creative solution-oriented thinking

Eagerness to work collaboratively

Strong communication and planning skills

Ability to manage multiple projects under tight deadlines

Proficient computer skills and in-depth knowledge of relevant software such as MS Office Suite (PowerPoint, Excel, and Word) and Raiser's Edge

The position is based in Harlem, New York.

To apply: Please send a cover letter and resume in PDF format to {{{mre*fpsjq*dvvw|vwxglrpxvhxp*ruj}}}

The Studio Museum in Harlem is an equal opportunity employer and considers all candidates for employment regardless of race, color, sex, age, gender identification, national origin, creed, disability, marital status, sexual orientation or political affiliation.

Curatorial Assistant

The Studio Museum in Harlem is the nexus for artists of African descent locally, nationally and internationally and for work that has been inspired and influenced by black culture. It is a site for the dynamic exchange of ideas about art and society.

Reporting directly to the Director and Chief Curator, this position will provide critical support to the Curatorial Department. As the Museum prepares for a significant expansion ahead of its 50th anniversary, the Curatorial Assistant will help implement the department's strategic vision and participate in all aspects of exhibition development, planning and execution. A strong academic and professional background in work by artists of African descent is required.

The position requires a candidate equipped to think broadly and innovatively about the department's artist-centered mission, while also independently managing a wide range of administrative responsibilities.

The candidate must be comfortable working in a collaborative, experimental and culturally diverse setting and possess the openness, flexibility and diplomacy required for meaningful collaboration with contemporary artists. Exceptional speaking, writing and research abilities are required.

Responsibilities:

Conduct original research

Create exhibition related proposals and organize exhibitions

Produce didactic texts and exhibition-related publications

Manage loans and donation offers

Create presentations and reports for the Board of Trustees and Acquisition Committee

Assist in the management of the departmental budget and exhibition calendar

Attend approved off-site exhibitions, studio visits with artists, symposia and programs

Work collaboratively across multiple departments, including the Director's Office, the Registrar, Communications, Community Engagement and Public Programs, Education, Development, Finance and Information Technology

Engage multiple audiences and stakeholders, both internal and external, across a variety of platforms

Cultivate and maintain relationships with a diverse constituency of artists, trustees, members of the press, professional associations and local non-profit organizations

Solicit and manage the touring of Studio Museum exhibitions to other museum venues, and coordinate non-Studio Museum, traveling or guest-curated exhibitions presented at the Museum

Other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree in art history or a related field, with emphasis on Contemporary Art and/or African-American Art, history or culture; graduate degree or studies a plus

Minimum of 5 years work experience, with at least 2 years in a museum or gallery setting, or comparable engagement with art in a related venue or field

Outstanding written (both academic and editorial) and verbal communication skills

Excellent organizational and analytical skills; experience with administrative and clerical duties

Strong background in the history of modern and contemporary art and art by artists of African descent

Excellent computer skills, particularly MS platforms, including Word, Photoshop, Outlook and Excel, digital imaging experience a plus

Strong Interpersonal skills and collaborative spirit

Bi- or Multi-lingual a plus

Familiarity with New York art and culture communities

Salary commensurate with experience, skills and knowledge.

Application Materials:

Cover letter summarizing the applicant's most relevant work experience; educational background and familiarity with art by artists of African descent; and the candidate's sense of their own potential contribution to the Museum and its mission

Resume

One writing sample with a focus on artists of African descent or artworks by an artist of African descent

The names, titles and contact information of three professional references able to speak to the candidate's skills, experience, character and commitment

Please email all application materials in one PDF. No phone calls or faxes, please.

The subject line of this email should include the applicant's name and the position for which they are applying (e.g. "Applicant's Name—Curatorial Assistant").

Please note that while careful consideration will be given to each submission, the Museum will only be able to contact those applicants whose knowledge, skills and work experience best fit the requirements of the position.

The Studio Museum in Harlem is an equal opportunity employer and considers all candidates for employment regardless of race, color, sex, age, gender identification, national origin, creed, disability, marital status, sexual orientation or political affiliation.

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Assistant Curator

The Studio Museum in Harlem is the nexus for artists of African descent locally, nationally and internationally and for work that has been inspired and influenced by black culture. It is a site for the dynamic exchange of ideas about art and society.

Reporting directly to the Director and Chief Curator, this position represents a crucial leadership role within the Curatorial Department. As the Museum prepares for a significant expansion ahead of its 50th anniversary, the Assistant Curator will, working closely with both senior and junior members of the curatorial team, be responsible for the execution and continued articulation of the department's strategic vision.

The position requires a candidate equipped to think broadly and innovatively about the department's artist-centered mission, while also independently managing a wide range of administrative responsibilities.

The candidate must be comfortable working in a collaborative, experimental and culturally diverse setting and possess the openness, flexibility and diplomacy required for meaningful collaboration with contemporary artists. Exceptional speaking, writing and research abilities are required.

Responsibilities:

Conduct original research

Create exhibition related proposals and organize exhibitions

Produce didactic texts and exhibition-related publications

Manage loans and donation offers

Create presentations and reports for the Board of Trustees and Acquisition Committee

Management and coordination of the departmental budget and exhibition calendar

Work closely with the museum Registrar on the maintenance and care of the permanent collection

Work collaboratively across multiple departments, including the Director's Office, the Registrar, Communications, Community Engagement and Public Programs, Education, Development, Finance and Information Technology

Engage multiple audiences and stakeholders, both internal and external, across a variety of platforms

Cultivate and maintain relationships with a diverse constituency of artists, trustees, members of the press, professional associations and local non-profit organizations

Solicit and manage the touring of Studio Museum exhibitions to other museum venues, and coordinate non-Studio Museum, traveling or guest-curated exhibitions presented at the Museum

Other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

Master's degree in art history or a related field, with emphasis on Contemporary Art and/or African-American Art, history or culture

5-7 years of curatorial experience within a Museum setting

Outstanding written (both academic and editorial) and verbal communication skills

Excellent organizational and analytical skills; experience with administrative and clerical duties

Strong background in the history of modern and contemporary art and art by artists of African descent

Ability to speak and write persuasively on the role of culturally specific institutions in the museum field

Supervisory experience and demonstrated project management skills

Excellent computer skills, particularly MS platforms, including Word, Photoshop, Outlook and Excel, digital imaging experience a plus

Strong interpersonal skills and collaborative spirit

Bi- or Multi-lingual a plus

Familiarity with New York art and culture communities

Salary commensurate with experience, skills and knowledge.

Application Materials:

Cover letter summarizing the applicant's most relevant work experience; educational background and familiarity with art by artists of African descent; and the candidate's sense of their own potential contribution to the Museum and its mission

Resume

One writing sample with a focus on artists of African descent or artworks by an artist of African descent

The names, titles and contact information of three professional references able to speak to the candidate's skills, experience, character and commitment

Please email all application materials in one PDF. No phone calls or faxes, please.

The subject line of this email should include the applicant's name and the position for which they are applying (e.g. "Applicant's Name—Assistant Curator").

Please note that while careful consideration will be given to each submission, the Museum will only be able to contact those applicants whose knowledge, skills and work experience best fit the requirements of the position.

The Studio Museum in Harlem is an equal opportunity employer and considers all candidates for employment regardless of race, color, sex, age, gender identification, national origin, creed, disability, marital status, sexual orientation or political affiliation.

Campaign Assistant

The Studio Museum in Harlem is the nexus for artists of African descent locally, nationally and internationally and for work that has been inspired and influenced by black culture. It is a site for the dynamic exchange of ideas about art and society. The Studio Museum was founded in 1968 by a diverse group of artists, community activists and philanthropists who envisioned a new kind of museum that not only displays artwork, but also supports artists and arts education.

Looking toward its 50th anniversary in 2018, the Museum is preparing to bolster programming and fundraising in honor of the occasion while preparing the groundwork for the institution's vital next chapter.

In June 2015, the Museum announced its plans to build a new facility by Sir David Adjaye, OBE of Adjaye Associates with Cooper Robertson. The Campaign Assistant will support all fundraising efforts related to this transformative initiative and will report to the Campaign Manager. The assistant will work closely with the Director and Chief Curator's Office and all other Museum departments. An ability to collaborate and prioritize many ongoing projects and tasks is essential. The Museum is seeking a detail oriented professional who is motivated and inspired by the work of the Studio Museum and its future.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Processing gifts and pledges

Ensuring donors are properly acknowledged and recognized

Drafting correspondence on behalf of and to Trustees, the Director and Chief Curator and the Deputy Director of Institutional Advancement as appropriate

Scheduling and preparing for internal and external meetings with Trustees and patrons

Writing and editing donor reports and appeals as needed

Entering patron information, actions and meetings into Raiser's Edge—the department's database system

Maintaining, updating, and tracking documents and pipelines

Conducting research

Facilitating the execution of cultivation events and attending events

Managing the Campaign calendar

QUALIFICATIONS

Bachelor's degree and two years working in the arts and/or in fundraising

Discretion and confidentiality

Exceptional organizational and interpersonal skills

Creative solution-oriented thinking

Eagerness to work collaboratively

Strong communication and planning skills

Ability to manage multiple projects under tight deadlines

Proficient computer skills and in-depth knowledge of relevant software such as MS Office Suite (PowerPoint, Excel, and Word) and Raiser's Edge

The position is based in Harlem, New York.

To apply: Please send a cover letter and resume in PDF format to {{{mre*fpsjq*dvvw|vwxglrpxvhxp*ruj}}}

The Studio Museum in Harlem is an equal opportunity employer and considers all candidates for employment regardless of race, color, sex, age, gender identification, national origin, creed, disability, marital status, sexual orientation or political affiliation.

Curatorial Assistant

The Studio Museum in Harlem is the nexus for artists of African descent locally, nationally and internationally and for work that has been inspired and influenced by black culture. It is a site for the dynamic exchange of ideas about art and society.

Reporting directly to the Director and Chief Curator, this position will provide critical support to the Curatorial Department. As the Museum prepares for a significant expansion ahead of its 50th anniversary, the Curatorial Assistant will help implement the department's strategic vision and participate in all aspects of exhibition development, planning and execution. A strong academic and professional background in work by artists of African descent is required.

The position requires a candidate equipped to think broadly and innovatively about the department's artist-centered mission, while also independently managing a wide range of administrative responsibilities.

The candidate must be comfortable working in a collaborative, experimental and culturally diverse setting and possess the openness, flexibility and diplomacy required for meaningful collaboration with contemporary artists. Exceptional speaking, writing and research abilities are required.

Responsibilities:

Conduct original research

Create exhibition related proposals and organize exhibitions

Produce didactic texts and exhibition-related publications

Manage loans and donation offers

Create presentations and reports for the Board of Trustees and Acquisition Committee

Assist in the management of the departmental budget and exhibition calendar

Attend approved off-site exhibitions, studio visits with artists, symposia and programs

Work collaboratively across multiple departments, including the Director's Office, the Registrar, Communications, Community Engagement and Public Programs, Education, Development, Finance and Information Technology

Engage multiple audiences and stakeholders, both internal and external, across a variety of platforms

Cultivate and maintain relationships with a diverse constituency of artists, trustees, members of the press, professional associations and local non-profit organizations

Solicit and manage the touring of Studio Museum exhibitions to other museum venues, and coordinate non-Studio Museum, traveling or guest-curated exhibitions presented at the Museum

Other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree in art history or a related field, with emphasis on Contemporary Art and/or African-American Art, history or culture; graduate degree or studies a plus

Minimum of 5 years work experience, with at least 2 years in a museum or gallery setting, or comparable engagement with art in a related venue or field

Outstanding written (both academic and editorial) and verbal communication skills

Excellent organizational and analytical skills; experience with administrative and clerical duties

Strong background in the history of modern and contemporary art and art by artists of African descent

Excellent computer skills, particularly MS platforms, including Word, Photoshop, Outlook and Excel, digital imaging experience a plus

Strong Interpersonal skills and collaborative spirit

Bi- or Multi-lingual a plus

Familiarity with New York art and culture communities

Salary commensurate with experience, skills and knowledge.

Application Materials:

Cover letter summarizing the applicant's most relevant work experience; educational background and familiarity with art by artists of African descent; and the candidate's sense of their own potential contribution to the Museum and its mission

Resume

One writing sample with a focus on artists of African descent or artworks by an artist of African descent

The names, titles and contact information of three professional references able to speak to the candidate's skills, experience, character and commitment

Please email all application materials in one PDF. No phone calls or faxes, please.

The subject line of this email should include the applicant's name and the position for which they are applying (e.g. "Applicant's Name—Curatorial Assistant").

Please note that while careful consideration will be given to each submission, the Museum will only be able to contact those applicants whose knowledge, skills and work experience best fit the requirements of the position.

The Studio Museum in Harlem is an equal opportunity employer and considers all candidates for employment regardless of race, color, sex, age, gender identification, national origin, creed, disability, marital status, sexual orientation or political affiliation.

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