Curator Job Description Sample
Looking for a place where "Doing the Most Good" is a mission! The Salvation Army has a Territorial Headquarters Curator position available for the ideal candidate.We offer a competitive employee benefit program which includes a comprehensive medical, dental, vision, hearing and prescription drug plan, disability benefits, voluntary life insurance, 13 paid holidays, 2 floating holidays, vacation and 12 paid sick days. A hot lunch program is offered two days a week along with an on-site fitness center and a summer flex schedule. This position is located in the northwest suburb of Hoffman Estates, Illinois near the Sears Centre.
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The Curator is responsible for developing innovative and inclusive on site, traveling and digital museum exhibits and experiences:
Supervise Museum Collections Aide and volunteers.
Assist Historical Museum Director with supervising and assigning work to Museum Research Aide.• Responsible for the development of temporary and permanent exhibits in the museum as well as traveling exhibits.• Budget development, vendor selection and relations, research, writing, design, graphic design and video development, artifact selection and preparation, installation and deinstallation and assessment.• Work with Historical Museum Director to set master exhibit and programing calendar.• Assist with museum collections management tasks, to include digitizing and photographing artifacts, collections cataloguing and collection storage.• Develop and supervise specific collections as assigned.• Maintain a working knowledge of Salvation Army history, Orders and Regulations, official Policy and Procedure directives, and Minutes relating to the area of Salvation Army work of this position.• Write historical articles as requested.• Assist with planning and coordinating displays for special events .• Assist in development and execution of museum education, outreach and public relations programs.• Coordinate and execute monthly Hands on History program for THQ (Territorial Headquarters) staff.• Assist with on-site and off-site museum programs as assigned. This may include research for program, program material assembly and cleanup in addition to staffing program.• Respond to written, telephone and in-person reference requests as appropriate.• Participate in museum strategic planning process.
Assist with compiling of monthly reports and statistics.• Assists with the care and cataloguing of museum collections along with developing curatorial projects as well as museum programs
Bachelor's degree in Museum Studies or related field required. Master's degree in Museum Studies or related field preferred.
Three years' experience working in a library, museum or other archival collections environment.
Working Knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point and Access, Lotus Notes, PastPerfect and Adobe Photoshop.Ability and understanding of how to conduct research in the areas of Religious and American history.
IT Training Manager / Content Curator
Clearance Required: Must be a U.S. Citizen and possess a current and active TS/SCI clearance granted by the Department of Defense or an Intelligence Community agency. Must be able to pass a Counterintelligence (CI) Polygraph.
Assured Consulting Solutions provides strategic and innovative solutions for customer needs across the business, technology, and organizational spectrum. As a member of our team, you will have the chance to work with customers that are both Government and industry leaders and technology innovators.
This position will be responsible for leading the design and creation of Information Technology (IT) career development pathways and material (eg guides, career paths, courses, manuals, job aids, FAQ documents, Quick Guides, etc). In addition, the position will be responsible for gathering and organizing training information and requests, and conducting research on available in-house and external solutions and resources to fulfill those requirements.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
- Engage and collaborate with Talent Management components and Career Field Managers to develop, schedule and coordinate robust training and skill guides and materials for Information Technology (IT)-specific career fields
- Lead content collaboration with key stakeholders to identify training, education, and skill requirements to grow and develop the IT professional of the future
- Compile and present information including KPI’s which reflect success of program development, value to the business and related trends, utilizing both internal and external bench-marking
- Maintain a keen understanding of training trends, developments and best practices, and present to management teams the talent development program’s return on investments
- Ensures learning development programs evolve to support the changing needs of the business and employees, including introducing or changing training methods and mediums to integrate with new technologies and learning practices
- Build and maintain working relationships with business process owners, subject matter experts (SMEs) to create review and edit training materials, facilitating the timely accomplishment of project deliverables
- Determine course content, student learning objectives, methodology, syllabi, lesson plan, and student manuals requirements
- Partner with other Talent Management departments to develop, align, leverage, and integrate strategies and programs
- Identify, track and analyze metrics to measure organizational effectiveness and learning solutions
- Conduct research on best practices, synthesize findings into summary slides and recommendations for new processes and initiatives
- Content Curation
- Partner with key stakeholders to assess learning needs, design, develop, implement, and evaluate content
- Serve as a content custodian supporting the evaluation of existing content and potential new content to meet workforce needs
- Identify the appropriate delivery modality (eg ILT, online, social, etc) based on best practice adult learning techniques
- Understand and effectively identify leading-edge trends with respect to learning content creation/curation and ensure training solutions remain fresh, engaging, and a competitive advantage
- Lead engagements with key stakeholders to understand talent needs and develop solutions
- Collect, manage, interpret and analyze talent data and participant/partner feedback
- Source, evaluate and provide recommendations for new vendors and content
- Mitigate risk by following established procedures, spotting key errors and demonstrating strong ethical behavior
- Conduct learner research to identify content needs relevant to consultant and consulting support staff team members
- Develop strong relationships with solution partners and vendors, recommend potential partnerships to augment existing content and establish contracts for training library accesses and/or individual course integration
- Evaluate solution partner and vendor products to find content matching development needs and evaluate suitability for workforce requirements
- Plan and conduct special research projects to source content in area of interest or expertise
- Establish and manage taxonomy and assigned metadata of all external and user generated content; maintain accurate records of inventory
- Group content logically based on topic, date, popularity, sources, target audience and other relevant data fields; ensure alignment with existing learning management system groupings
- Develop and implement standards for external and user generated content quality and sources
- Assess learning materials to determine outdated or unused items and archive out of date materials to ensure content remains ‘hot and fresh’
- Launch and promote new content and sources; continually evolve offerings
- Monitor content effectiveness, evaluate impact and assess achievement of objectives through analysis; prepare dashboard reports summarizing results and implement enhancements
- Design, organize, or conduct virtual tours, workshops, and training sessions to acquaint individuals with existing external and user generated content
- Knowledge of principles of learning development and methods for curriculum and training design, and teaching and instruction for individuals and groups
- Experience in project management, vendor management, contracting, and budgeting skills
- Knowledge of and access to third party content vendors and hosts
- Experience administering and maintaining a training program
- Understands how to align training with Human Capital KPIs
- Ability to measure and assess training needs
- Expertise in learning principles, assessment and evaluation techniques, and content design
- Experience working with data analytics tools – Tableau, Power BI etc.
- Experience with generating products in the suite of Microsoft tools
- Strong presentation, written and verbal communicational and interpersonal skills
- Demonstrated aptitude for continuous learning, adapting to shifting priorities, and navigating ambiguous situations.
- Ability to think critically in order to solve problems creatively and independently
- Possess a drive to meet commitments and deadlines
- Strong strategic thinking, consulting, and influencing capability
- Self-directed and comfortable dealing with ambiguity
- Team-oriented and effective collaborator
- Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Instructional Design, Training & Development, General Business, or IT-related field
- Advanced degree in Organizational Development or comparable field preferred
- 8+ years experience in an IT career field
- 5+ years experience working in Talent Management, Talent Development, and/or Training
Curator II (NY Or SF)
Curator II (NY or SF)
San Francisco, CA
Twitter Curation is a global team that provides essential insight in thirteen languages for the content published on our platforms. We help people find the best of what's happening on Twitter, putting it into context and then helping them join the conversation.
We're looking for an experienced, innovative and detail-oriented reporter, expert in social media and passionate about journalism, to fill out the team.
What you'll do
Twitter is where news is most often first reported, and a single Tweet often drives the news agendas of the world's largest media companies. The breaking news team will be part of an experimental initiative to detect, verify and explain the biggest stories breaking on Twitter in real time.
As a member of the Curation team, you will be based in San Francisco, and report to the deputy breaking news lead. In this role, you will be responsible for monitoring and verifying news alerts, quickly and accurately summarizing and updating them, and sourcing Tweets that accurately explain and contextualize what is happening in real time.
You will also:
Curate live streams of Twitter content across various topics
Work quickly and under time pressure without sacrificing accuracy
Communicate early, clearly, and often when collaborating on assignments with local as well as global colleagues
Provide incisive feedback on use of internal tools
Who you are
If this role sounds like a great match, you probably have:
A strong sense of urgency and an unbreakable commitment to accuracy first
Proven experience with online publishing and content curation
Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills
A commitment to metrics, and making decisions based on data
An ability to stay calm and make decisions under pressure
Active Twitter/Periscope accounts and a strong interest in social media
BA/BS degree or local equivalent required
Journalism qualification or equivalent experience
4+ years experience in real time publishing in a breaking news team, content curation, or similar
Extensive experience in using Twitter as a tool in reporting
Experience with newsgathering tools like Tweetdeck, Dataminr for News, etc.
Working hours may vary depending on business need, including on-call shifts/coverage
Multi-lingual preferred but not necessary
We are committed to an inclusive and diverse Twitter. Twitter is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate based on race, color, ethnicity, ancestry, national origin, religion, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, marital status or any legally protected status.
San Francisco applicants: Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.
DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF WORK
This position is responsible for planning and coordinating the operations of an assigned area. Responsibilities may include assisting with supervising part-time staff; managing operations and/or events; and monitoring compliance with regulations.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
These duties are a representative sample; position assignments may vary.
Assists with supervising part-time staff and volunteers to include: prioritizing and assigning work; coordinating staff training; and supporting personnel procedures.
Oversees and assists with management operations and/or events, including:coordinating and executing marketing strategies for all aspects of the museum; preparing marketing materials; facilitating events; planning maintenance and repair work; maintaining inventory of supplies; overseeing social media outlets for department; and performing related tasks.
Assists with monitoring operations, including: assisting with directing the classifying, cataloguing and exhibiting of museum objects; and performing related tasks.
Assists with preparing budgets for assigned areas.
Supports the Historical Commission and Museum Guild and other volunteers with regards to Museum property and operations; conducts tours.
Demonstrates regular and predictable attendance, including attendance at required meetings.
This job description is intended to represent only the key areas of responsibilities; specific position assignments will vary depending on the business needs of the department. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
Applicable systems and equipment;
Curator and public speaking principles;
Applicable federal, state, and local laws, rules, and regulations;
Social media knowledge;
Developing marketing strategies;
Utilizing communication and interpersonal skills as applied to interaction with coworkers, supervisor, the general public, and others sufficient to exchange or convey information and to receive work direction.
Positions in this class typically require: climbing, balancing, stooping, reaching, standing, walking, grasping, talking, hearing, and seeing.
Light Work: Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING/LICENSING REQUIREMENTS
Bachelor's degree in Business Management, History, or related field and 1 year of related experience; or, Associate's degree and 3 years of related experience; or, all required certification(s) and 3 years of related experience; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above.
- Valid State of Michigan Driver's License
Curators perform a broad range of professional and technical museum work involving, but not limited to, assessment, evaluation, survey, inventory, preservation, research, education and planning for a specific collection and/or program area within a museum.
Incumbents possess a degree of knowledge and proficiency sufficient to perform advanced-level work and may provide work direction and training to others.
This is a professional position in the Department of Tourism & Cultural Affairs, Division of Museums & History at the Lost City Museum in Overton, Nevada. Overton is located in Moapa Valley, 65 miles northeast of Las Vegas.
The Curator of Exhibits position is responsible for: museum education and programming related to exhibition collections, conducting school tours, and leading internship/volunteer projects; management of museum exhibition collections (including registration, processing, preservation, conservation, security and appropriate use of artifacts in museum exhibits); exhibit and gallery management (inspecting, cleaning, and updating existing exhibit content); exhibit transition management (developing new exhibit content, hands-on materials, design plans for exhibit replacement, etc.); graphic design and social media management of Lost City Museum. This position has a variable work week from Sunday to Thursday and is required to work some holidays. There is a travel requirement of up to 25%. Applicants are encouraged to apply immediately if interested as the recruitment may close at any time.
To see full Class Specifications visit: http://hr.nv.gov/Resources/ClassSpecs/Class_Specifications-7_0/
In order to be qualified, you must meet the following requirements:
Education and Experience (Minimum Qualifications) Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in history, prehistory, natural history, museum studies, education, or closely related field plus two years of professional experience in a museum. This experience must have included experience in exhibit development, and collections registration, and/or developing, promoting, executing and evaluating educational programming; OR one year of experience as a Curator I in Nevada State service; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience as described above.
Special Requirements A State of Nevada/FBI background check will be required of the selected applicant. Additional Position Experience This position is located in Overton, NV.
Nagpra Liaison And Associate Curator Of Archaeology & Ethnography
If you are considering a career opportunity with the goal of making a difference, consider joining the dedicated people of Colorado History. Our professionals inspire generations to find wonder and meaning in our past and to engage in creating a better Colorado. The History Colorado Center is a convenient location to downtown shopping, restaurants, and cultural facilities in the Golden Triangle district. In addition to a great location, we offer fantastic benefits including:
Strong, secure, yet flexible retirement benefits including a PERA Defined Benefit Plan or PERA Defined Contribution Plan plus 401K and 457 plans
Medical and dental health plans
Employer supplemented Health Savings Account
Paid life insurance
Short- and long-term disability coverage
10 paid holidays per year plus 12-16 hours of vacation and 6.66 hours of sick leave per month
Discounted RTD EcoPass (Denver Metro locations)
BenefitHub state employee discount program
CafeWell employee wellness program
Excellent work-life programs, such as flexible schedules, training and more.
HISTORY COLORADO has a strong commitment to diversity and cultural competence. We welcome responses from people of diverse backgrounds and abilities.
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Description of Job
History Colorado is seeking a dynamic museum professional with significant experience in NAGPRA compliance and community centered projects. The primary focus of the NAGPRA Liaison and Associate Curator of Archaeology and Ethnography will be to continue the important and the longstanding collaboration between History Colorado and American Indian tribes, and to insure and coordinate institutional compliance with the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA). The position is also responsible for the creation of, and access, to the Ethnography and Archaeology collection.
The NAGPRA liaison component responsibilities are: to plan and lead tribal consultations, to provide information to tribes about History Colorado collections, work with the Colorado Commission of Indian Affairs, the Southern Ute Indian Tribe and the Ute Mountain Ute Tribe on NAGPRA partnership efforts, and coordinate efforts of the History Colorado NAGPRA team.
The Associate Curator component responsibilities are to (1) to manage the Ethnography and Archaeology collection as part of the History Colorado Collection by: defining an optimum collection, assessing the needs of the collection, assess incoming donations, making the final determination regarding additions to the collection, deceasing, processing, providing care of the collection and associated documentation; (2) to interpret and make the collection and its intellectual content available to patrons (both internally and externally); (3) to inform or guide other staff regarding the interpretation and use of artifacts in the collection; (4) to assume responsibility for departmental affairs including the supervision of contact staff, volunteers and interns, project management, reports, budgets and budget expenditures, and reviews and participates in division and organizational strategic planning; (5) serve as a primary curatorial contact for History Colorado's community museum (Ute Indian Museum); (6) promote the goals and mission of History Colorado through cultivating and sustaining relationships with community groups interested in specific collection holdings, exhibits and/or activities and; (7) working with the Office of Archaeology and Historic Preservation to facilitate and support the curation of state owned collections as appropriate.
For more information about the History Colorado collection, please visit: https://www.historycolorado.org/research-learn
MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:
Leading efforts to process and facilitate repatriation claims under NAGPRA.
Coordinating tribal consultations and publishing Federal Register notices, and assisting the State Archaeologist on transfers of human remains and funerary objects.
Overseeing the care of human remains and associated funerary objects in the HC collection.
Chairing the HC NAGPRA Team.
Serving as the HC representative on the Colorado Lands for Repatriation and Reburial Workgroup.
Coordinating implementation of the HC/CCIA "Process for Consultation, Transfer, and Reburial of Culturally Unidentifiable Native American Human Remains and Associated Funerary Objects Originating from Inadvertent Discoveries on Colorado State and Private Lands".
Obtaining, managing and implementing NAGPRA grants.
Working with the Commission of Indian Affairs (CCIA) Executive Director and History Colorado (HC) staff to complete outstanding grants.
Promoting the mission and goals of History Colorado through cultivating and sustaining relationships with community groups, colleague institutions, partner organizations, educators, and researchers.
Participating in the exhibit development process by serving as the lead exhibit developer (developing content, drafting labels, writing articles, consulting on design decisions, developing and participating in programs) for upcoming History Colorado exhibits utilizing the Archaeology and Ethnography holdings.
Working to build a meaningful collection for the 21st century through the pursuit of a purpose-driven acquisition and deaccessioning program tied to institutional vision and goals and the development and implementation of an updated collection plan in collaboration with other curatorial departments.
Improving physical and intellectual control of and access to collection resources through processing and documentation in coordination with Collections Management and Registration.
Using a variety of approaches to outreach, including public presentations, education programs, scholarship, social media, responding to patron and scholarly inquiries, and collaboration with other departments and divisions to realize the collection's full potential as an interpretive and educational tool and a resource for understanding Colorado history.
Supervising volunteers and interns.
Performing other duties as assigned.
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Minimum Qualifications, Substitutions, Conditions of Employment & Appeal Rights
Master's degree in Anthropology, History, Museum Studies, Art History or other relevant graduate degree with significant experience in the museum field and a minimum of two years of experience implementing NAGPRA for tribes, museums or agencies. In addition, knowledge of western American Indian history, cross-cultural sensitivity, knowledge of American Indian cultures, and a thorough understanding of museum ethics and best practices. This position also requires the ability to travel independently throughout the state, including overnight stays.
PREFERRED CANDIDATE CAN SUCCESSFULLY DEMONSTRATE:
The successful candidate will be a forward-thinking and dynamic individual who possesses a passion for preserving and sharing the past and a belief in the power of original documents/photographs/artifacts and the stories they embody to engage people in making personal connections to history through research, exhibit experiences, and educational programs. A creative imagination, the ability to recognize and deal with sensitive issues and diverse cultures, and a willingness to step outside the traditional curatorial role are highly desirable as being:
Knowledge of Colorado and National NAGPRA regulations and policies.
Good communication skills, both written and oral, including evidence of writing and presenting public programs for a variety of audiences.
Ability to work both independently with minimal supervision and collaboratively in a team environment.
A minimum of two years of progressively responsible experience working with artifact collections in a museum or other collecting institution with a public audience.
Experience working with museum collections, including human remains.
Successful NAGPRA grant-writing and administration experience.
Attending National NAGPRA Review Committee meetings.
Experience developing exhibits in a team environment, including: demonstrated knowledge and experience with serving as a lead developer of content for exhibits.
Demonstrated knowledge of museum practices working with the Archaeological and Ethnographic collections and proven ability in processing, preservation, and digitization of artifact collections.
Experience with information management techniques and database systems used in museums.
Oversight of departmental operations, including good organizational skills, time management, budget management, facilitating meetings, and professional objectivity.
Additional requirements for this position:
Ability to lift boxes of up to 40 lbs. from 14 ft. shelves while on a ladder
A resume and cover letter expressing interest in this position and outlining relevant experience.
Three professional references, including current phone, email addresses and affiliations.
Successful candidates must pass a criminal history background check prior to hire.
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Associate Clinical Variant Curator
The Associate Clinical Variant Curator aides the laboratory director during the test development and validation of clinical testing pipelines. The curator cultivates working relationships with Research and Development, Process Development and Operations, Genetic Counseling, LIMS support engineering and the biostatistics and bioinformatics teams.
Assists the laboratory director in the accurate identification and precise classification of variants detected through Clinical Molecular Genetic screening.
Requires variant annotation using many databases.
This role works with PHI on a regular basis both in paper and electronic form and have an access to various technologies to access PHI (paper and electronic) in order to perform the job
Employee must complete training relating to HIPAA/PHI privacy, General Policies and Procedure Compliance training and security training as soon as possible but not later than the first 30 days of hire.
Must maintain a current status on Natera training requirements.
Employee must pass post offer criminal background check.
Masters in a Life Science such as Molecular Biology/Genetics/Bioinformatics/Biochemistry or equivalent; PhD preferred
A minimum of 1 year of sequencing data interpretation experience.
Research laboratory and/or clinical experience in human genetics required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
Background in Human Genetics is preferred.
Understanding of the biology, molecular mechanisms and functional studies of human genetic disease genes.
Ability to read, understand, and interpret data from scientific publications on a daily basis is preferred.
Cross-disciplinary and analytical skills as well as experience using computational methods, databases, software and hardware.
Familiarity with NCBI and other germline databases, Sanger Sequencing and Next-generation sequencing (NGS) is preferred
Technical skills include a knowledge of elementary statistics, interpretation of graphs and quick grasp of scientific data.
Ability to perform a "paper chase" through the scientific literature to understand the significance of a particular human variant
Ability to provide written and verbal summaries of medical and scientific literature.
Computer literacy required.
Ability to interact with large cross-functional teams and get along with and prosper working in a diverse group of people is required.
Ability to read, interpret and summarize human molecular genetics scientific literature.
Knowledge of many of the following databases: PubMed, dbSNP, OMIM, Chinar, GeneReviews, 1000 Genomes, Seattle SNPs (NHLBI 6500), LOVD and to adjudge amino acid change severity and evolutionary conservation.
Familiar with the use of the UCSC genome browser and the Human Genome Mutation Database
Knowledge of laboratory operations and decorum is beneficial.
Computational biology knowledge is required.
Effective verbal and written communication abilities.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS & WORK ENVIRONMENT
Duties are performed mainly in an office adjacent to a laboratory setting.
Long duration of keyboard and screen use is expected.
Duties may require working on weekends and/or after hours.
Occasional travel is expected (less than 5% of the time).
Driven by the passion for elevating the science and utility of genetic testing, Natera is committed to helping families identify and manage genetic diseases. Natera is a rapidly-growing diagnostics company with proprietary bioinformatics and molecular technology for analyzing DNA. Our complex technology has been proven clinically and commercially in the prenatal testing space and we are actively researching its applications in the liquid biopsy space for developing products with oncology applications.
The Natera team consists of highly dedicated statisticians, geneticists, doctors, laboratory scientists, business professionals, software engineers and many other professionals from world-class institutions, who care deeply for our work and each other. When you join Natera, you'll work hard and grow quickly. Working alongside the elite of the industry, you'll be stretched and challenged, and take pride in being part of a company that is changing the landscape of genetic disease management.
WHAT WE OFFER
Competitive Benefits. Healthy catered lunches, Premium snacks and beverages, Onsite gym with cardio and weight-training equipment, Game room with satellite TV, Onsite dry cleaning and alteration service with pick-up and delivery, Employee-organized sport leagues, Happy hours and BBQs, Generous Employee Referral program.
For more information, visit www.natera.com.
Natera is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Philip Hofer Curator Of Printing And Graphic Arts
Advanced degree(s) in Art History, History, Library Science, and/or another subject area relevant to the collections of the Department of Printing and Graphic Arts.
Minimum 5 years work experience in a special collections environment, preferably in an academic research library.
Record of scholarly production and professional activities.
Experience teaching with primary sources and working with students in classroom settings.
Demonstrated familiarity and fluency with emerging fields of digital scholarship and outreach around the history of the book.
Reading knowledge of at least one foreign language.
Although this position will remain open until filled, applications will be reviewed beginning February 22, 2019.
The Department of Printing and Graphic Arts was founded at Harvard in 1938 by legendary curator, collector, and connoisseur Philip Hofer. The department holds an extensive collection of original artifacts from all periods illustrating the book arts and the materiality and historical development of the book, whether manuscript or printed. In addition to facilitating teaching and research based in the collection, the department administers a vibrant set of programs including the Frances and Philip Hofer lecture series, the Philip Hofer Prize for Collecting Books or Art, workshops on letterpress printing, and other activities core to the department's mission and spirit.
The Department of Printing and Graphic Arts is one of the main curatorial departments of Houghton Library, Harvard's principal repository for rare books and manuscripts, literary and performing arts archives, and more. The library is a destination for students and scholars on campus and around the world, and each year welcomes thousands of researchers and students into its reading room and classrooms.
Houghton Library's collections represent the scope of human experience from ancient Egypt to twenty-first century America. With strengths primarily in North American and European history, literature, and culture, collections range in media from printed books and handwritten manuscripts to maps, drawings and paintings, prints, posters, photographs, film and audio recordings, and digital media, as well as costumes, theater props, and a wide range of other objects. To learn more about the collections and Houghton Library, please visit our website at https://library.harvard.edu/libraries/houghton.
Diversity Across Harvard Library
Across the Harvard Library, our work is enriched by our diverse campus community. Our unique and wide-ranging abilities, experiences, and perspectives are integral to achieving Harvard University's mission of excellence in research, teaching, and learning for our patrons, our collections, and our workplace. We believe that an inclusive environment that cultivates and promotes understanding, respect, and collaboration across our diverse workforce enables our success.
We invite individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences and abilities to be a part of our community of over 700 staff members. Our work with faculty, students and researchers to explore answers to intellectual questions, enduring and new, and to seek solutions to the world's most consequential problems, requires that we not only reflect, but also champion our diverse society.
Harvard Library inspires collaboration, reflection, experimentation, and discovery connecting users to related disciplines and to University-wide teaching resources. The Library engages users through curated discovery, digital collections, reimagined physical space, and specialized research support.
Today, Harvard Library's holdings range from traditional print collections to rapidly expanding access to digital resources. Harvard Library provides the University's faculty, students, and researchers—now and in the future—with exceptional experiences and comprehensive access to these materials.
Learn more about our contributions to the academic enterprise by visiting us at http://library.harvard.edu and about the Harvard University community at http://hr.harvard.edu/why-harvard.
The Harvard Library is a proud member of the Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL) Diversity Alliance.
Curator Of Collections, Department Of Anthropology (002674)
Tracking Code002674 Job Description
The Department of Anthropology at the University of Denver is composed of seven full-time nationally and internationally recognized scholars, teachers, and practitioners. Our vision is to be a center of creative research and teaching, and a leading voice for the practice of public, collaborative, and community-engaged anthropology. Our undergraduate and graduate programs in archaeology, cultural anthropology, and museum and heritage studies draw on a spectrum of research practices ranging from basic to applied research. A focus and strength is public anthropology: applying the disciplines concepts, methods, and insights to problems and issues of contemporary relevance. Our department offers BA and MA degrees in anthropology.
The Curator of Collections works with the University of Denver Museum of Anthropology (DUMA) collections of ethnographic, archaeological, and archival materials, and is responsible for their day-to-day care, management and use. The Curator collaborates with faculty, staff, and students from the Department of Anthropology and other departments to facilitate use of collections and gallery for teaching and other projects. DUMA is a teaching and research museum that is integral to the Departments Museum and Heritage Studies Graduate Program. The Curator is therefore responsible for helping fulfill this mission by training students and facilitating research. The Curator is responsible for teaching a course bi-annually on collection care and management.
Day-to-day management and care of collections, including registration, documentation, preventive conservation and environmental monitoring, security, access and use
Develop and implement policies consistent with the mission of the museum and write an annual report; develop and monitor an annual budget for collection related activities and seek outside funding
Respond to research inquiries and facilitate researcher visits
Train and supervise students, interns, volunteers and others in basic museum practices, exhibit installation, and collections based research
Teach a course on collections care and management on a bi-annual basis Support the use of collections for teaching and learning across the curriculum
Maintain, update, and ensure accuracy of museum records and collection database Work with NAGPRA Coordinator/Registrar to ensure compliance with laws and regulations and participate in consultations with tribal representatives
Work with Federal agencies on the care and management of Federal Repository collections Regularly review and revise DUMA policies and procedures
Maintain and oversee museum collection database Participate in DUMA exhibit committee meetings, and work with students on exhibition design and installation
Help supervise gallery activities and public programming with Director of Museum and other faculty
Attends department meetings
Carry out other museum related duties as needed
Position will supervise students, interns and volunteers.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Knowledge of current museum technologies.
Good communication skills (oral and written).
Experience working collaboratively with diverse communities.
Familiarity with legal and ethical issues that affect museum collections and collections databases.
Master's degree in Anthropology.
Two to three years' experience in the management and curation of archaeological and ethnographic collections.
Experience teaching and working with students.
Experience with exhibitions, educational programming, and community engagement.
Experience with grant writing, fund raising, and budget management.
For best consideration, please submit your application materials by 4:00 p.m. (MST) February 5, 2019
Candidates must apply online through www.du.edu/jobs to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted. Once within the job description online, please scroll to the bottom of the page to apply.
Please include the following documents with your application:
Resume or C.V.
List of professional references
NOTE: The online system is limited to uploading 10 files. Please combine content if necessary to get all content uploaded.
The University of Denver is committed to enhancing the diversity of its faculty and staff. We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of age, race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, military/ veteran status or any other status protected by law.
All offers of employment are based upon satisfactory completion of a criminal history background check
DepartmentAnthropology (10)Position TypeFull-Time/Regular
Director And Chief Curator
Reporting to the Executive Vice President of Arts and Sciences, but working closely with the Department of Art History and Archaeology, the School of the Arts, and Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library, the Director and Chief Curator directs the activities and operations of the Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Art Gallery and contributes to Columbia's historical, critical, and creative engagement in the visual arts.
Serving as both a laboratory and a forum, The Wallach Art Gallery offers opportunities for curatorial practice and discourse, while bridging the diverse approaches to the arts at the University with a welcome broader public. The Wallach present projects organized by graduate students and faculty in Art History & Archaeology or by other Columbia scholars, as well as projects focusing on the contemporary artists of the campus and its broader communities or offering new scholarship on University special collections. Established in 1986, The Wallach Art Gallery is the University's premier visual arts space, a platform for critically acclaimed exhibitions, a dynamic range of programming, and publications that contribute to scholarship. The Wallach Art Gallery also animates other university spaces as opportunities arise.
The Wallach Art Gallery operates within the new Lenfest Center for the Arts on Columbia University's rising Manhattanville campus. As such, the Wallach is now a vital link between the University and much broader public and art-going communities.
The Wallach presents 2-3 major exhibitions each year in its Galleries that involve and engage its core constituencies, and it closes each academic year with the MODA Curates, MFA First-Year, and MFA Thesis student exhibitions. The incumbent oversees and guides these projects, collaborating with faculty and student guest curators. The Wallach currently has annual projects that the incumbent oversees in other Columbia campus lobby spaces, and the Gallery occasionally travels exhibitions. The Wallach presents an active slate of public and educational programming, and produces scholarly catalogues when appropriate.
The incumbent leads a Governance Committee (for matters of finance and policy) and an advisory Steering Committee (for programmatic planning). Minimum Qualifications for Grade
Applicant MUST meet these minimum qualifications to be considered an applicant Master's degree required. 8-10 years of related experience. Additional Position-Specific Minimum Qualifications
Applicant MUST meet these minimum qualifications to be considered an applicant Special Instructions Preferred Qualifications PhD preferred.
At least 5 years progressive experience and proven leadership at a museum or not-for-profit gallery or arts organization. Knowledge of museum standards and curatorial best practices, and reputation in the field as a nurturer of new talent.
Excellent organizational, oral and written communication skills. Demonstrated ability to thrive while working on multiple projects simultaneously. Appetite for diplomacy, public speaking and social engagement.
Demonstrated ability to create successful partnerships. Familiarity with upper Manhattan and its artistic stakeholders highly desirable. Essential Functions CHARACTERISTIC DUTIES AND FUNCTIONS
Maintaining the University's high standards of research and instruction, the incumbent strives to make the rich resources of the University?-intellectual, pedagogical, artistic, archaeological, anthropological, and collection-based?accessible to the public in compelling ways.
The incumbent aims to engage various University audiences and new audiences beyond the University. In keeping with the University's pedagogical mission, the incumbent strives to provide opportunities for students to experience all facets and stages of the exhibition process-administrative and managerial, educational, promotional, and curatorial.
The Director and Chief Curator oversees the program of the Wallach Art Gallery by:
Recommending the program and overseeing 1-3 years of development of all exhibitions and events; guiding and advising staff, faculty, student curators, classes, and occasional outside scholars in the organization and preparation of their projects; seeking implementation funding and loans; overseeing all printed and scholarly materials; and ensuring adherence to best curatorial practices and compliance with scheduling and budgetary guidelines.
Maintaining and developing effective working relationships with academic and administrative leadership throughout University, initiating collaborative relationships with University departments, centers, institutes, as well as relevant cultural organizations and community groups.
Developing long-term plans for Gallery's financial growth; overseeing annual fundraising by identifying development targets, funding sources, and potential donors; cultivating and maintaining relationships; and collaborating on long-term larger University fundraising plans.
Hiring and supervising all Gallery staff and curators; overseeing the Gallery's budget, monitoring expenditures while ensuring compliance with University fiscal policies; overseeing the Gallery's facility and equipment, improvements, and purchases, and working in collaboration with the administration and staff of the Lenfest Center for the Arts.
Shaping the public profile of the Gallery and serving as its spokesperson within the University and local/national/international arts communities; developing and overseeing any marketing efforts; and cultivating relationships with media contacts and art critics. Additional Essential Functions (Limit to 3950 characters.) Special Indications
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