Assistant Curator & Academic Project Liaison (Fine Arts Assistant Curator), UCP 5 REPOST

Location
Storrs, CT
Posted
Jun 07, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Job Title: Assistant Curator & Academic Project Liaison (Fine Arts Assistant Curator), UCP 5 REPOST
Job ID: 2017518
Location: Storrs Campus
Full/Part Time:
Regular/Temporary: Regular

Job Posting

Under the Direction of the Executive Director, the Assistant Curator and Academic Project Liaison will assist in building and presenting the permanent collection, assist with exhibition planning and implementation, and also serve as the direct link between the Museum and the faculty and students at the University of Connecticut.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Assistant Curator responsibilities:
  • Plan and implement exhibitions: the Museum presents between 8-10 exhibitions each year with the curatorial duties divided between the Executive Director, the Assistant Curator, and the Registrar/Assistant Curator
  • Produce interpretive materials relating to exhibitions (i.e. exhibition descriptions and proposals, wall labels, website content
  • Conduct art historical research on the permanent collection and for exhibitions, as needed.
  • Work with artists, galleries, museums, collectors, colleagues, and the Museum Registrar to secure loans and arrange shipment of works of art for exhibition
  • Obtain image files and all necessary permissions for use of images related to exhibitions / maintain accurate image and loan credits
  • Maintain accurate exhibition checklists, acknowledgement credits, dates, and details / ensure accuracy of information in promotional materials (printed and online)
  • Update and maintain the Benton exhibition calendar as needed and maintain master schedule records
  • Assist and help as needed in installation and de-installation of exhibitions
  • Ensure exhibition print materials (rack card, invitation, outdoor banners) are written, designed, and ordered
  • Gather and write exhibition-related information pertinent to grant applications, final reports, and other institutional needs
  • Serve as source of information relating to exhibitions and collections for public visitors, visiting scholars, and students

Academic Project Liaison responsibilities:
  • With the Museum staff, plan and coordinate public programs related to exhibitions, making sure they relate to campus classes and the greater University community
  • Serve as liaison with the academic community to organize collaborative exhibition and research projects; organize private viewings and short-term study exhibitions; and to promote scheduled exhibitions across departments
  • Work closely with Education Director to foster integration of exhibition into education and outreach programs throughout the state
  • Work with the Education Department and Museum docents to ensure knowledgeable transmission of information about exhibitions for K-12 tours
  • Arrange tours of exhibitions for University community and, when appropriate, give tours, including FYE classes.
  • Outreach to departments across campus as the Academic Liaison is the point of contact between the Museum and UConn
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
  1. Bachelor's degree or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  2. One or more years of related museum experience
  3. Demonstrated writing skills
  4. Proven ability to work effectively with a team in a collaborative environment

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
  1. Ph.D. (or ABD) in Art History or related field
  2. Expertise in Contemporary Art
  3. Expertise in interdisciplinary approaches to art history or experience in interdisciplinary collaborations
  4. More than two years' experience as Curator or Curator/Art Historian combination in a museum context
  5. Experience working in a higher education setting
  6. Knowledge in EmbARK art and art museum collections management software

APPOINTMENT TERMS

This is a full-time, 12-month, position with excellent benefits.

TO APPLY

Please apply online at UConn Jobs at www.jobs.uconn.edu, Staff Positions to submit a letter of application, resume, and the names and contact information of three professional references. Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check. (Search # 2017518)

This job posting is scheduled to be removed at 11:59 p.m. Eastern time on July 1, 2017.

All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics which may be found at http://www.ct.gov/ethics/site/default.asp.

The University of Connecticut is committed to building and supporting a multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty and staff. The diversity of students, faculty and staff continues to increase, as does the number of honors students, valedictorians and salutatorians who consistently make UConn their top choice. More than 100 research centers and institutes serve the University's teaching, research, diversity, and outreach missions, leading to UConn's ranking as one of the nation's top research universities. UConn's faculty and staff are the critical link to fostering and expanding our vibrant, multicultural and diverse University community. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.

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