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District of Columbia Public Library
DC Public Library is going through transformation. Many wonderful things are happening here. If you enjoy a rewarding work environment where your hard work can truly make a difference, come join us! All positions require excellent customer service skills, commitment to public service and the willingness to learn and embrace change. To apply, please visit our website at www.dclibrary.org.
LIBRARY ASSOCIATE (MULTIPLE POSITIONS)
Perform a variety of library work, from customer service to programming. Bachelor’s degree + 1 yr of work experience required.
August 12, 2011 No Comments
For our renowned New York City gallery client we are seeking a Specialist in European Paintings & Sculpture. The successful applicant will have a strong client base to source and sell museum quality works of European paintings and sculpture from the 18th century through the early 20th century with an emphasis on 19th century work including Impressionist, Barbizon and Salon schools. The ideal candidate will have at least 7-10 years as a specialist or department head in European painting and sculpture at a major auction house or gallery, proven track record in sales and familiarity with the international market for European art. An ideal position for an ambitious, experienced and industrious team player who is looking for a long-term commitment. Museum or exhibitions experience a plus; BA or higher in art history, willingness and ability to travel, excellent interpersonal, client relations and the ability to source work in an increasingly competitive market are all essential. Generous base salary with commission and excellent benefits. Please send resume with detailed cover letter and the contact information for three references to firstname.lastname@example.org
Thomas & Associates, Inc.
6 East 39th Street
New York, NY 10016
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August 12, 2011 No Comments
Type: Full Time – Experienced
Position Overview: Design team member responsible for the graphic design and production of materials to support Liberty Science Center’s mission and operations. Interpreting the brand identity, applying LSC graphic standards as directed, while designing a variety of projects including exhibit graphics, marketing materials, educational programming materials and collateral material to support LSC goals. Experience with interpretive and environmental graphics is an asset. Major Tasks and Responsibilities: ·Design and produce graphic materials to support all LSC departments & operations including brochures, flyers, posters as assigned. ·Design interpretive graphics for exhibitions. ·Produce temporary signage for activities and exhibit floor operations. ·Archive and maintain digital project files. ·Collaborate with design and/or cross-divisional teams as necessary. · Be responsible for projects from conception to completion, working within project budgets and schedules · Manage multiple projects and schedules simultaneously. ·Other Tasks: ·Work with outside vendors to estimate project budgets and negotiate costs. ·Maintain graphics library. ·Assist as necessary in other graphics team projects. ·Attend necessary meetings. ·Be responsive to troubleshooting requests as they occur. ·Other duties and responsibilities as assigned.
Experience Qualifications: Two to four years graphic design experience. Excellent knowledge of printing processes and experience with MAC platform and software, primarily InDesign, Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator. Knowledge of Flash and media programs a plus. Excellent conceptual design skills, and formal knowledge of color and typography are required. Previous production management experience required. Ability to handle multiple priorities. Must be a collaborative and responsive team player. Education: Minimum: MBA or College Degree in Graphic Design or Communication Design
Required Education: 4 Year Degree
Apply online at http://jobbank.segdservices.com/jobs/4410954.32
August 12, 2011 No Comments
DC Council Candidate (not yet announced) seeking help with graphic design efforts starting this fall and going through fall 2012. We are seeking students to serve as Graphic Designers who are interested in creating flyers, wallscapes and transit advertisements (metro/bus) to be seen by thousands of DC residents. Efforts would be compensated per design, with students retaining full rights to and receiving credit for their work (small name on front or back of flyer/print is acceptable). Rate of compensation would be negotiable depending on type, complexity and originality of design; basic flyers with stock or original image plus text overlay would be the initial focus this fall.
Previous experience in advertising, campaigns or print media a plus but not essential. Workload would vary but would never be excessive (however much time is necessary to create a simple yet eye-catching product). Those interested should email email@example.com with their name, phone number, a small portfolio of past designs. Consideration requires a willingness to be involved in a race which would garner significant media attention. Familiarity with Adobe Illustrator or experience creating designs to resolution/size specification is also helpful. Occasional meetings would be held somewhere in the Northwest DC vicinity. The student would work closely with the candidate in order to effectively convey platform ideas through design and text.
We look forward to hearing from you!
August 12, 2011 No Comments
Baltimore Clayworks invites applications for the full-time position of Creative Director. We seek an individual with a commitment to the organization, artistic excellence and the development of nationally recognized exhibitions programming for this important ceramic arts center. The successful candidate will be passionate about and responsible for developing a wide range of compelling ceramic art exhibitions from utilitarian to sculptural, both traditional and progressive. The candidate will be a very organized, creative individual with excellent administrative, writing and communication skills. It is essential that the candidate have a broad understanding of the ceramics field, both nationally and internationally, and have a vision for curatorial programming.
- Chief curator and program leader for all exhibition/gallery spaces. This includes our main exhibition gallery, solo gallery and sales gallery.
- Program leader for nationally recognized resident artist program.
- In partnership with the staff and Executive Director, managing all aspects of the exhibitions and resident artist programming; calendar; budget and logistics.
- Planning, installing, deinstalling and coordinating shipping of artwork for all exhibitions, as well as maintaining the gallery.
- Coordinating and developing all exhibition related events, including promotional materials.
- Building relationships for Baltimore Clayworks with professional clay artists, curators, collectors, local, national and international media and publications in the field.
- Managing and maintaining a financially successful sales gallery (both physical and digital). This includes working with the eCeramica Manager on our internet sales gallery.
- Researching and applying for outside funding opportunities.
- Managing and scheduling gallery personnel.
The successful applicant should have the following qualifications/personal characteristics:
- University degree in Curatorial Studies or M.F.A. Degree or equivalent experience working in the field.
- Technical understanding of the medium and experience handling/installing ceramic art.
- Ability to manage multiple projects/tasks at the same time.
- Must exhibit excellent communication skills and the highest level of professionalism in working with artists, staff, board members, and the public.
- Excellent computer skills, including Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook. Desktop publishing and Photoshop experience.
- Strong writing and editing skills.
Clayworks offers a competitive salary (range: $35,000-$45,000), health insurance, paid vacation/holidays, and access to 403-B retirement programs. The position will remain open until filled.
Baltimore Clayworks is a 31-year-old, not-for-profit ceramic art center with a national reputation for artistic excellence, artists’ support, and community involvement. It is housed in two historic buildings and has several community arts satellite studios. It is located in the northwest Baltimore neighborhood of Mt. Washington. Its mission is to develop, sustain and promote an artist-centered community that provides outstanding educational, artistic and collaborative programs in the ceramic arts. Visit www.baltimoreclayworks.org for more information.
Please email cover letter, resume, writing samples and contact information for three references to:
Benjamin Schulman, Executive Director
August 11, 2011 No Comments
For our renowned New York City gallery client we are seeking a Specialist in European Paintings & Sculpture.
The successful applicant will have a strong client base to source and sell museum quality works of European paintings and sculpture from the 18th century through the early 20th century with an emphasis on 19th century work including Impressionist, Barbizon and Salon schools.
The ideal candidate will have at least 7-10 years as a specialist or department head in European painting and sculpture at a major auction house or gallery, proven track record in sales and familiarity with the international market for European art. An ideal position for an ambitious, experienced and industrious team player who is looking for a long-term commitment. Museum or exhibitions experience a plus; BA or higher in art history, willingness and ability to travel, excellent interpersonal, client relations and the ability to source work in an increasingly competitive market are all essential.
Generous base salary with commission and excellent benefits.
Please send resume with detailed cover letter and the contact information for three references to firstname.lastname@example.org.
August 10, 2011 No Comments
The Lee-Fendall House Museum & Garden, located in Alexandria, Virginia, seeks a full-time Executive Director. This historic house, which is independently operated, is interpreted to the 1850-1870 period and features a half-acre garden property.
The Executive Director has overall responsibility for museum operations, including the preservation and maintenance of the historic building and cultural landscape, fundraising, grant writing, membership, volunteer recruitment and management, collections management, special event management, and public relations. The position requires an energetic, highly organized and creative individual with demonstrated success in areas of leadership, fundraising, business development, administrative management, project management, program development, strategic planning and community relations. This position reports to the Board of Directors and is responsible for managing part-time staff and contractors.
The successful candidate will possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills, the ability to manage multiple projects, and initiative. The ideal candidate will have a Master’s degree or a minimum of five years progressive non-profit professional management or museum experience. Knowledge of 19th century America, including decorative arts, is desired.
The regular workweek for this position is Wednesday through Sunday. Some evening hours will be required.
Salary dependent on qualifications. Benefits: monthly stipend for health coverage, 10 vacation days annually, and 12 sick days annually.
Please send resume, cover letter and salary requirements to: email@example.com. Deadline: September 1, 2011.
August 9, 2011 No Comments
DATE AVAILABLE: August 2011
JOB TITLE: Printshop Assistant
SALARY: $15.00 (hourly)
DEPARTMENT: Fine Arts – Printmaking
REPORTS TO: Printshop Coordinator and Printshop Manager
POSITION OVERVIEW: This position supports the Printmaking faculty and students and represents one of two assistants who are on duty whenever the printshop is open. The assistant will oversee the printmaking shops and computers while an instructor is teaching a class, and assist students and faculty as necessary.
This is a part-time position, 25 hours per week.
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Monitor activity in the shops and answer student questions.
• Assist printmaking faculty with demonstrations and procedures.
• Instruct students on how to transform computer images to printmaking technique as well as color separation methods.
• Instruct students on how to combine photography with printmaking techniques.
• Provide technical assistance to students working on their own in the printshop outside of class hours.
• Monitor and oversee student cleanup.
• Help with darkroom and platemaking procedures.
• Maintain inventories of supplies for ordering.
• Minor press adjustments and equipment maintenance.
• Check out tools and equipment to students.
• Collect money from plate sales.
• Mix acids and oversee their safe use.
• Mix and stock inks and emulsions.
• Open the shop in the morning and check supply levels.
• Ensure that all fans and machinery are off, and classrooms are closed, at the end of the day.
• Must be well versed in all areas of printmaking including silkscreen, lithography, etching, relief painting, plate making, photo process, and papermaking
• Experience on Photoshop, Illustrator, Quark Express
• BFA required, MFA preferred.
The School of Visual Arts (SVA) in New York City is an established leader and innovator in the education of artists. From its inception in 1947, the College has instituted numerous educational innovations, including the selection of professionals working in the arts and art-related fields as instructors. SVA provides an environment that nurtures creativity, inventiveness and experimentation, enabling students to develop a strong sense of identity and a clear direction of purpose.
Find out what it’s like to work at SVA. Visit http://www.sva.edu/workingatsva
To apply for this position, please send a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. No walk-ins please.
The School of Visual Arts is an equal opportunity employer.
August 9, 2011 No Comments
Open Road Media, a production company based in New York City, is filming an interview with a best-selling author based in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday, August 17th, and our team needs a Production Assistant/Still Photographer to accompany our three-person crew on the shoot.
We offer $100 for the day, and reimburse for travel expenses.
The most important role of our PAs is as a Still Photographer, to take publicity photos that document the shoot, and we request that PAs bring their own cameras. To get a sense of what we do, please visit our site at www.openroadmedia.com.
If you’re interested, please send your resume to me at email@example.com
I look forward to hearing from you!
August 9, 2011 No Comments
MUSEUM REGISTRAR DEPARTMENT
REPORTS TO SENIOR PREPARATOR
The Preparator assists in all technical aspects of art handling with regard to storage, installation, and packing of objects under the direction of the Head Registrar, Conservator, and Curators. Team member of exhibition / project teams for planning and implementation. He/she assists the Senior Preparator with the maintenance of the Preparators’ Studio, art storage areas.
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Assist in responsibility for all technical aspects of museum-standard art handling practices with regard to storage, installation, and packing of objects under the direction of the Head Registrar, Conservator, and Curators
- With Senior Preparator works closely with registrars, conservators, curators, artists and other museum staff to implement an ambitious schedule of exhibitions and collection displays
- With Senior Preparator works closely with Head Registrar and Registrar staff to review and track project deadlines and departmental priorities
- Is a team member of exhibition/project teams for planning and implementation
- During times of installation and deinstallation, provides supervision of contract preparators
- Acts as a source of knowledge for proper museum standard art handling practices and display; continually investigates new methods and provides recommendations to Senior Preparator and Head Registrar for potential implementation
- Performs detailed work using reasoning and problem solving skills, performing multiple concurrent tasks with constant interruptions
- With Registrars, maintains storage inventory and location of art objects
- Assists with maintaining the appearance of exhibition space, including dusting, cleaning of plexi, paint touch-up, and sweeping; as well as care and cleaning of exhibit cases, plexi vitrines, and various other miscellaneous exhibition furniture
- Departmental point person in the maintenance and upkeep of all Art Storage areas
- Assists in the maintenance of the Preparators’ Studio
- Assists with preparation of exhibition furniture: fabrication, construction, and painting; works on frame build up projects as needed pertaining to outgoing loans or exhibitions
- Able to lift and move objects weighing 50 pounds, and to work at heights over eight feet
- Maintains and continually increases level of professional expertise through professional training (workshops) and contact with others in the field
- Performs other duties as assigned by the Senior Preparator
- BA/BFA Degree and 2–4 years museum work experience in the technical aspects of museum standard art handling practices, storage, installation and packing
- Must be responsible, maintain a professional demeanor, have the ability to work as team member and also work independently on projects
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills
- Knowledge of basic carpentry skills
- Computer literate
- Ability to work unscheduled overtime during periods of installation/deinstallation
- Ability to lift and move objects weighing 50 pounds
Please send a cover letter and resume with at least three references to:
(Please include Name – Position Title in subject line for online submissions)
Human Resources Department
500 Seventeenth Street NW
Washington, DC 20006
August 9, 2011 No Comments