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Contemporary Art Curatorial Fellow

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$20 hour
Application Deadline: 
July 15, 2019

Fall 2019 through Spring 2020

MassArt Art Museum (MAAM) @ Massachusetts College of Art and Design

The MassArt Art Museum (MAAM), opening to the public in February 2020, is the newest contemporary art museum in New England. Formerly known as the Bakalar & Paine Galleries, we are a non-collecting kunsthalle with a nearly 40-year history of hosting contemporary art exhibitions featuring professional artists from around the world. Exhibitions and events at MAAM are free and open to the public and we are a W.A.G.E.-certified museum.

Job Description
This part-time administrative position is designed to broaden the experience of graduate students embarking on professional and academic careers in art history, museum studies, or related fields who are considering a museum profession. The Curatorial Fellow will be a key contributor to the MAAM team. The Fellow will work 1-2 weekdays on site (days/times negotiable). Occasional evening and weekend hours for special events may be needed. This work requires flexibility in a fast-paced office environment.

Assists with a broad range of curatorial activities, including:
Exhibition planning and coordination (research, writing, shipping, and logistics for upcoming shows and related events)
Correspondence with artists, galleries, and lenders
Assistance with gallery publications and online media

Qualifications
Minimum: Bachelor's degree in Art History, Museum Studies, or related field
Preferred: Well-versed in contemporary art, master’s degree (completed or in progress), and previous experience in a professional art gallery or museum setting

Performance Expectations - Knowledge, Skills & Abilities: 
The successful candidate must have:
Interest in contemporary art
Familiarity with best practices associated with the operation of a museum/gallery
Excellent organizational, time management, interpersonal, and communication skills
Flexibility to accomplish time-sensitive tasks and ability to adapt to meet deadlines with little supervision
Attention to detail, ability to produce excellent writing, and strong proofreading skills
Computer and basic social media literacy

Salary: $20/hour
Hours: 7 hours/week during business hours (days/times negotiable)
Duration: Ideally September 2019 – May 2020

Closing date: Open until filled, applications will be reviewed starting July 15, 2019

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Art Educator for Looking to Learn Program at MassArt Art Museum (MAAM)

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Application Deadline: 
June 21, 2019

Opening in February 2020, MassArt Art Museum (MAAM) at Massachusetts College of Art and Design is Boston's newest museum featuring visionary artists at the forefront of contemporary art.

Looking to Learn at MAAM is a visual learning program for Metro Boston Area public and private school students enrolled in 4th through 12th grades. This program uses contemporary art as a gateway to imagination, creative skill-building, and personal understanding in a two-visit learning format:

  1. The first visit is a school classroom orientation
  2. The second is a visit to MassArt focused on close looking, learning, and art making

The Looking to Learn educator works as a member of the Museum Education team. This is a part time, paid position, 20-25 hours/week, September 2019 –June 2020. Planning sessions begin in August 2019. Contract is renewable after assessment in June 2020.

While there will be no formal exhibitions on view in fall 2019, Looking to Learn will explore studio art practices at MassArt for the Metro Boston Area public and private school students through the two-visit model. Visits to exhibitions will resume in winter 2020.

For additional information on the program, visit: https://massart.edu/looking-learn

This position reports to the Curator of Education

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Design and implement Looking to Learn curriculum under the direction of the Curator of Education and in collaboration with the Museum Education staff;
  • Teach Looking to Learn curriculum in school classrooms and on MassArt campus; 
  • Initiate and maintain communication with participating schools and act as a liaison between the schools and MassArt;
  • Ensure maximum participation from area schools;
  • Organize and transport teaching supplies/materials to the school classroom as well as at MassArt;
  • Coordinate and book bus trips and/or MBTA passes between participating schools and MassArt;
  • Set up and clean up for all teaching sessions at school classrooms and at MassArt;
  • Prepare and coordinate program evaluation;
  • Be able to work with a flexible schedule and to travel independently to participating schools;
  • Be able to lift and carry up to 25 lbs;
  • Other duties as assigned.

Required Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelors level degree and/or ongoing study in art education, museum and community education studies or related field;
  • Direct teaching experience with youth (4th-12th grades);
  • Experience in curriculum design and implementation;
  • Knowledge of studio art making processes;
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively on program planning and teaching;
  • Proficiency in internet research and Microsoft Office;
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills;
  • Flexible work schedule.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Previous experience in museums and/or cultural organizations;
  • Previous experience with Boston area schools;
  • Demonstrated high standards in classroom and/or museum education practice;
  • Current studio art practice (painting/sculpture/ceramics/printmaking/mixed media/interdisciplinary)
  • Demonstrated ability to creatively interpret contemporary art for a broad range of learners;
  • Experience working with underrepresented communities

For more information visit www.massart.edu/looking-learn

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