Curatorial Assistant, Cantor Arts Center at Stanford University

Location
Stanford
Posted
Mar 06, 2018
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


Curatorial Assistant, Cantor Arts Center at Stanford University

Stanford University

Job Number:
78154

Curatorial Assistant, Cantor Arts Center at Stanford University

JOB PURPOSE:
Reporting to the Director of the Cantor and working with the curatorial team, the curatorial assistant will facilitate the development and implementation of museum acquisitions, exhibitions, publications, and programs.

Candidates should have excellent writing, research, and organization skills; outstanding attention to detail and accuracy; familiarity with art history and relevant research sources; and proficiency with Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Embark. An M.A. in art history is strongly preferred. Familiarity with trends in global contemporary art including artists, institutions, dealers and collectors is desirable.

CORE DUTIES*:
  • Assist with the research, development and implementation of changing exhibitions and collection rotations, including the drafting of routine correspondence such as loan letters, donation acknowledgements, and other curatorial reports
  • Provide administrative assistance as required, including arranging travel and accommodation for artists and speakers
  • Assist with oversight of production of museum publications
  • Maintain exhibition and publication checklists.
  • Maintain direct contact with artists and their gallerists and collectors for the purpose of exhibition and program planning.
  • Assist with development of educational programming and oversee implementation and presentation of lectures, symposia and films
  • Assist with cataloging collections, preparing registration materials, and planning gallery rotations
    * - Other duties may also be assigned Education & Experience:
  • Bachelor of Arts degree (Master of Arts preferred) - preferably in Art History, Arts Administration, Studio Art, or Museum Studies
  • Two years of relevant, professional experience in the planning, project management, and preparation of art exhibitions

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Excellent interpersonal skills in order to interact with a wide range of people at different levels of an organization and collaborate effectively
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to effectively and efficiently manage multiple priorities, with competing deadlines.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Proficient in MS Office Suite and database management applications.
  • Project management skills.
  • Experience in visual arts highly desired.
  • Existing network of professional contacts in these categories

  • Exhibition coordination/registration experience in a gallery or museum setting

    Certifications and Licenses:
    None

    PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS*:
  • Frequently perform desk based computer tasks, seated work and use light/ fine grasping.
  • Occasionally stand, walk, and write by hand, lift, carry, push pull objects that weigh up to 10 pounds.
    * - Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of the job.

    WORKING CONDITIONS:
  • May work extended or non-standard hours, weekends and holidays based on business needs.
  • May work in areas with exposure to dust, paint, chemicals and other toxins.

    WORK STANDARDS:
  • Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well with Stanford colleagues and clients and with external organizations.
  • Promote Culture of Safety: Demonstrates commitment to personal responsibility and value for safety; communicates safety concerns; uses and promotes safe behaviors based on training and lessons learned.
  • Subject to and expected to comply with all applicable University policies and procedures, including but not limited to the personnel policies and other policies found in the University's Administrative Guide, http://adminguide.stanford.edu.

    Stanford is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

    Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of the job.



    Job: Museum

    Location: Arts
    Schedule: Full-time
    Classification Level:

    To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link: stanfordcareers.stanford.edu

    Stanford is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.




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