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Job Opportunity: Kohler Foundation - Director of Preservation

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Director of Preservation - Kohler Foundation Location: Kohler, WI  

Under the direction of the Executive Director, the Director of Preservation leads and grows Kohler Foundation’s active preservation program. This includes all phases of preservation projects, including the search, identification, acquisition, and preservation of art collections and art environments. The Director of Preservation is involved in the coordination of the work of art conservators, museum professionals, technicians, contractors, and interns to complete the projects in a timely and professional manner with respect for budgets and other financial targets. The Director coordinates the work of the preservation team, including KFI preservation staff, interns, assistants, technicians, and vendors. The Director of Preservation is also the primary liaison internally with accounting and externally with art appraisers. 

 

Individual must have project management experience, flexibility, high proficiency with computer software, excellent interpersonal skills, and the ability to interact with individuals from a variety of fields of discipline and backgrounds. Must have a strong interest in art and preservation initiatives.

 

• Provides leadership for the Kohler Foundation preservation program. Takes the lead role in identifying potential projects and negotiating with recipients. The director, with preservation managers, prepares proposals and strategizes restoration plans. This is a “hands on” position and involves face-to-face meetings with artists/families and studio visits including working on in situ restoration projects.
• Manages the relationship with the preservation committee, including setting regular meetings and establishing lines of communication. Works closely with Executive Director to present potential projects to the preservation committee and prepares project proposals for board approval.
• Coordinates the preservation process for all preservation projects, including supervision of staff, contract employees, interns, and coordination of all resources. Communicates clear specifications for all necessary work.
• Strict adherence to budgets, financial targets, and timelines is critical. Maintains an awareness of non-cash financial targets for all projects and adheres to KFI financial models.
• Sees that accurate records of all phases of the project and a permanent project file, including signed proposals, acquisition documents, declarations of gift, appraisals, etc. are maintained.
• Oversees all materials for the appraisal process. Works closely with staff and appraisers to provide needed documentation and background information.
• Responsible for preservation budgets. Works closely with the accounting staff to keep estimates as accurate and timely as possible.
• Prepares a wide variety of presentations, reports, and spreadsheets on a frequent basis. Contributes to Annual Meeting book. Writes annual meeting narrative for preservation.
• Periodically travels to preserved sites to maintain contact with past project recipients. Shares best practices, coordinates collaborative efforts, and maintains a strong relationship with site directors.
• Occasionally makes presentations on topics related to art preservation and completed projects.
• Works to establish a network of outside professionals: curators, appraisers, conservators, artists, museum directors, etc.
• Works collaboratively with SPACES staff to provide information and expertise on art sites, artists, and availability of archives, photographs and other materials.

 

RELATIONSHIPS AND CONTACTS

Supervisory Relationships
• Reports to Executive Director
• Manages KFI Preservation Staff
• Supervises the work of contract employees and others
•Works closely with interns and casual labor to provide direction Organization Relationships
• Constant contact with all KFI staff
• Frequent contact with KFI Preservation Committee and other board members
• Regular contact with staff of John Michael Kohler Arts Center and other museum professionals
• Frequent contact with art conservators and other contract employees
• Regularly works with outside experts

 

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS

• Bachelor’s degree in related field required, Master’s degree preferred.

• Substantial experience in the field of art or architectural preservation with knowledge of preservation ethics and best practices.
• Arts management experience desired.
• Exceptional organizational and project management skills desired along with attention to detail.
• Must have excellent follow through, be attentive to detail and have familiarity or experience with art related projects.
• Strong ability to multi-task, self-direct work and prioritize.
• Strong interpersonal skills, sensitivity to others, and comfort with public speaking.
• Proficiency in MS Office applications.
This is a full-time, salaried position, with benefits. The Director of Preservation is an employee of the Kohler Foundation and not Kohler Company. Kohler Foundation is a private, non-profit charitable organization, committed to the preservation of art environments and important collections across the U.S. We also support art and education initiatives in the state of Wisconsin. To learn more, please visitwww.kohlerfoundation.org

 

 Apply here

 

 

Internship Opportunity at American Folk Art Museum

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Curatorial Intern—Spring/Summer 2019

The American Folk Art Museum is seeking part-time interns for Spring/Summer 2018 for its 20th & 21st Century Self-Taught Art Curatorial Department. This position is open to students enrolled in a Master or a PhD program, interested in careers in art museums. Please note that this is an unpaid internship; credit toward class may be given if applicable. Work days and hours are flexible; however, a minimum commitment of eight hours per week for at least ten weeks is required.

Responsibilities:

  • Assist the curator in research for two upcoming large exhibitions

 

Qualifications/Skills Required:

  • Strong writing and organizational skills
  • Previous research experience
  • Ability to work independently and with acute attention to detail
  • Interest in self-taught artists
  • Computer skills, including experience with Microsoft Office, Excel, and TMS
  • Student in art history and anthropology preferred

 

To apply: Please email a cover letter and resume (two pages max.) to the attention of Curator Valérie Rousseau at curatorial@folkartmuseum.org. Indicate “Curatorial Internship – 20th & 21st Century Self-Taught Art” in the subject line.

Job Opening at Craft & Folk Art Museum Los Angeles, CA: Manager of Communications and Exhibitions

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Job Opening!

Manager of Communications and Exhibitions at the Craft & Folk Art Museum Los Angeles, CA

 

Job Summary

Located on Los Angeles’ historic Miracle Mile since 1965, the Craft & Folk
Art Museum (CAFAM) presents dynamic exhibitions featuring established and
emerging artists whose works create thoughtful and provocative visual
exchanges between craft, design, and contemporary art. CAFAM’s regular
programs and events provide opportunities for the public to participate in
artmaking and engage with local and exhibiting artists.

The Manager of Communications and Exhibitions is a full-time, exempt
position that reports to the Exhibitions Curator and works across multiple
departments, including communications, exhibitions, and facilities. Under
moderate supervision, the position encompasses full responsibility for
creating the museum’s communications strategies and managing logistics
related to exhibition installations.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES

Manage museum communications relating to exhibitions, programs, and overall
museum messaging:

  • Draft and distribute press releases for exhibitions and select programs
  • Maintain active press list and relationships with members of the media
  • Lead weekly marketing team meetings
  • Supervise and collaborate with Senior Designer & Digital Strategist

Manage exhibition production and installation:

  •  Assist Exhibitions Curator with maintaining exhibition calendar, budgets, and files
  • Draft contracts and MOUs in consultation with Exhibitions Curator
  • Manage exhibition installation process and contract staff
  • Assist with exhibition research and edit gallery texts as needed, including wall labels and didactic panels
  • Maintain consistent inspection of galleries and artworks while they are on display

Manage exhibition registration-related issues:

  • Provide insurance company with necessary documents relating to fine art insurance
  • Manage logistics relating to artwork transport and incoming/outgoing condition reports
  • Create loan documents and maintain contact with lenders of artworks

Other:

  • Be available for occasional evening and weekend events including select public programs, annual gala, and exhibition opening receptions

 

REQUIREMENTS

  • Minimum one year of communications experience in a museum, gallery, or other non-profit arts organization
  • BA or BFA in an art history, communications, or museum studies field
  • Experience supervising volunteers and contract workers or in delegating tasks
  • Comfortable cultivating relationships with members of the press
  • Experience writing press releases and shaping messaging to communicate museum brand and mission
  • Fluency in social media platforms (Instagram, Facebook, Twitter) and email marketing platforms such as Constant Contact or MailChimp
  • Ability to manage multiple projects at a time
  • Ability to manage and maintain email correspondence in timely manner
  • Superior written and verbal communication skills, including copyediting proficiency and communicating ideas to a group
  • Highly proficient in using Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint)
  • Team-oriented and comfortable working in a small organization and shared office space, superior interpersonal skills
  • Positive attitude and solution-oriented approach
  • Receptive and able to incorporate feedback into work
  • Extremely detail-oriented and organized
  • Awareness of arts and culture in Los Angeles
  • Ability to learn, understand, and apply new technologies and tools
  • Ability to work some weekends and evenings, as needed

Salary package includes medical, dental, and vision benefits after one-month period. The benefits package includes two weeks of paid vacation annually and paid major holidays. Please submit resume, cover letter, and three arts-related writing samples (include a press release sample, if possible) to holly@cafam.org. Please indicate “Manager of Communications and Exhibitions” in subject line of email.

No phone calls.

 

Kohler Foundation seeks Preservation Coordinator

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Preservation Coordinator - Kohler Foundation
Location: Kohler, WI

Opportunity
The Preservation Coordinator assists the preservation team in all phases of projects including the research, acquisition, cataloging and conservation of art collections and art environments. The coordinator supports the foundation’s outreach to and projects with museum professionals, artists, conservators, technicians, contractors and others to complete projects in a timely and professional manner with respect to budgets, team collaboration and preservation goals.

The individual will assist in project tracking and reporting and must have project coordination experience. The coordinator is a self starter with a flexible and collaborative style, strong interpersonal skills, and excellent follow through. The individual will interact with a variety of fields of discipline and backgrounds. The position requires high proficiency in computer software, outstanding organizational skills, and experience with art-related projects. The coordinator works well under deadline, and can handle multiple projects at once. The coordinator has a strong interest in art and preservation initiatives. 

  • Participates in the search, acquisition, preservation and gifting of collections and art environments.
  • Documents assigned projects, including dimensions, descriptions, condition reports, and photography. Prepares spreadsheets and other documents to retain the information in a usable and accurate manner. May require travel to off-site projects.
  • Prepares a wide variety of presentations, reports, and spreadsheets as assigned.
  • Occasionally makes presentations on topics related to art preservation and completed projects.
  • Supports preservation and KFI staff in tracking preservation projects.
  • Assists with collection care and hands-on cleaning of artwork, often working with art conservators.
  • Hands-on maintenance of warehouse and conservation spaces.
  • Works with Preservation Manager with packing and delivery of artwork. Coordinates shipping and transportation.
  • Performs other related assignments delegated by the Executive Director and Project Managers.

Relationships and Contacts

         Supervisory Relationships:

  • Reports to Executive Director, Kohler Foundation
  • Provides daily support to two Preservation Project Managers
  • Guides the work of contract employees and interns, as assigned

         Organization Relationships:

  • Constant contact with all KFI staff
  • Frequent contact with staff of John Michael Koher Arts Center and other museum professionals
  • Frequent contact with art conservators and other contract employees
  • Occasional contact with KFI Preservation Committee members

Skills/Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in art history, studio art museum studies, or a related field required.
  • Outstanding organization skills
  • Proficiency in Word, Excel, and Powerpoint, and ideally photo editing software. Photography skills highly desirable.
  • Requires a valid driver’s license, and up to 20 percent travel in and outside of the state including occasional weekends.
  • Must be able to lift boxes up to 35 pounds, and load items to heights of three to four feet. 

Please provide a cover letter that showcases why you are interested and qualified for this position. 

This is a full-time, salaried position, with benefits.

The Preservation Coordinator is an employee of the Kohler Foundation and not Kohler Co. Kohler Foundation is a private, non-profit charitable organization, committed to the preservation of art environments and important collections across the U.S. We also support art and education initiatives in the state of Wisconsin. To learn more, check out our website at www.kohlerfoundation.org.

 

Click here to begin application process through Kohler Co website. 

Summer Internship Opportunity at the Hartman Rock Garden

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Hartman Rock Garden, 2010

The Hartman Rock Garden (Springfield, Ohio) is offering a paid internship this summer to students enrolled in undergraduate or graduate programs who wish to gain professional experience in the fields of geology, history, art history, conservation, and museum studies. Applications are due April 6.

 

This intern will work alongside the garden’s strong volunteer base and professional advisors, including art historians, geologists, and art conservators. Tasks will include identifying the types of rocks and minerals that Ben Hartman used in the construction of the garden and attempting to ascertain the sources of those materials. This will include fieldwork in nearby streams and fields. The internship will also include interpreting and writing a “rock tour” of the garden, as well as basic hands-on conservation of rock and mineral art objects. This internship totals approximately 185 hours during the summer term. Schedules are based on the intern’s academic calendar. A $1500 stipend will be awarded at the completion of the internship.

 

Hartman summer internship 2018 information PDF

 

Hartman Rock Garden, 2010, Nicolas Lowe.Hartman Rock Garden, 2010, Nicolas Lowe.

Learn more about the Hartman Rock Garden on SPACES here!

See the Hartman Rock Garden website here.

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