Opportunity - Cynthia Woods Mitchell Curatorial Fellowship, Blaffer Art Museum, deadline September 23Posted by April Steele • Thursday, September 1. 2011 • Category: Jobs & Opportunities
The application date for this opportunity has passed.
During the two-to-three-year fellowship, the Fellow will assist Blaffer Art Museumâs director and chief curator with the organization of exhibitions and publications for presentation at the Museum and subsequent circulation to other venues. If appropriate, the Fellow will coordinate and oversee the installation of exhibitions borrowed from other institutions. She or he will work closely with artists on timelines and budgets for works commissioned for exhibition purposes. The Fellow functions as the curatorial liaison for projects organized in collaboration with the School of Art and the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center, a collaborative center that provides funding and resources to implement interdisciplinary projects that connect with other areas of the University of Houston. The Fellow will work with the Curator of Education in conceiving public programs in conjunction with Museum exhibitions. Additional responsibilities include working closely with Museum's development and marketing staff to expand audiences and support for exhibitions and programs, and training and supervising curatorial interns to assist in the work of the department such as research, exhibition design and publication management . The Fellow will serve as an ambassador for the Museum in the local, national, and international arts community.
Knowledge of and passion for contemporary art; BA in Art History or Museum/Curatorial Studies; excellent communication, interpersonal, and management skills. The successful candidate will be collaborative, collegial, creative, and resourceful; demonstrate integrity in all professional matters; enjoy learning from objects and working with students, docents and volunteers. She or he will be committed to the vital academic and cultural life of the University and the surrounding Houston and central Texas community, which is known for its vibrancy and enthusiastic cultural participation. Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.
Preferred qualifications: MA, museum experience, publication history.
Applicants are required to submit an application, cover letter and resume through UH online employment system at https://jobs.uh.edu; posting # 066572.
Salary and benefits are competitive.
Application deadline: Sept. 23, 2011