Employment Opportunities at the Carter

Assistant Curator of Paintings, Sculpture, and Works on Paper

Under the direction of the Director of Collections & Exhibitions and oversight of upper level curators, assist with initiatives aimed at caring for and activating the collection of Paintings, Sculpture and Works on Paper, including cataloguing, storage, research, interpretation, rotation, conservation, and outreach. Support and organize collections-based exhibitions, present and contribute to varied publications, including the development of intellectual content for the website. Represent the museum, its mission, and collection to its members and the public at large.

Responsibilities

• Construct significant collection presence on the museum web site, including: updating and adding to collection and sub-collection descriptions; discussing collection objects of note; discussing content and significance of past exhibitions and exhibition history; updating and expanding collection object catalogue records
• Support and organize collection exhibitions and rotations from inception to installation including conceptual outline, selection of objects, research, writing, interpretation, implementation, budget development and oversight, fundraising, and venue development
• Write for Museum publications and scholarly outlets, as well as for fundraising proposals
• Participate in programs related to the ACMAA collection or exhibitions including presentations, gallery tours, front-line staff and docent training, and special events; Assist with relevant public programs and cultivation as needed
• Assist with curatorial oversight of the care, handling, movement, and storage of permanent collection and art loaned for exhibition and acquisition consideration
• Assist with establishing and implementing preservation and remediation priorities
• Participate in curatorial staff meetings; assist with development and implementation of short- and long-range program plans; assist with compilation, implementation, and oversight of project program budgets; serve on museum committees as assigned
• Field inquiries and assist outside researchers; conduct tours for special groups and individuals
• Advise Librarian and Archivist on acquisition of research books, periodicals, and manuscript materials
• Assist with finding, researching and evaluating possible acquisitions, and with presenting acquisitions to the board
• Assist with the evaluation of loan requests
• Maintain confidentiality regarding all sensitive museum information
• Other duties as assigned

Supervisory Responsibilities

• Supervise interns, volunteers, and contract writers working on collection or exhibition projects; provide training as appropriate

Skills and Requirements

• Knowledge of the history of American art, theoretical and applied museum practices, and museum operations
• Recognized scholarly ability in art history demonstrated through publications and participation in professional conferences and lectures, with credit for one or more exhibitions and publications
• Ability to thrive in a collaborative environment for creation and implementation of projects; equally comfortable in a leadership role or as a team member
• Demonstrated writing ability; computer, editing, proofreading and public speaking skills
• Commitment to the proper care of works of art, and awareness of conservation storage techniques; knowledge of preservation practices; familiarity with conservation practices
• Demonstrated public speaking skills
• Proven ability to manage multiple concurrent projects and meet deadlines; highly developed organizational and interpersonal skills
• Ability to work under pressure, meet scheduled deadlines, and communicate effectively with staff and consultants

Key Characteristics/Traits

• Ambitious
• Energetic
• Tactful but shares opinions; listens to others’ opinions
• Excellent time management
• Accuracy and attention to detail
• Highly motivated and creative
• Emotionally mature
• A good sense of humor
• The flexibility and sensitivity to work with diverse personalities and situations
• Good negotiation skills
• Good project management skills
• Flexible approach to work
• Strategic vision and creativity, with self-motivated and results-oriented work ethic

Qualifications/Education

• Advanced degree in art history or American studies (with specialization in painting, sculpture, or works on paper) required; Ph.D. preferred
• Minimum two years art museum experience with American art; specific experience with western American art or works on paper desirable but not required
• Advance knowledge of research methods in American art
• Record of Public Speaking
• Experience with automated collection management systems preferred
• Experience with budget planning and management a plus
• Knowledge of fundraising strategies and experience writing grants desirable
• Proficiency in MS Office applications required

Applicants should submit a cover letter, resume and 3 references to human.resources@cartermuseum.org, fax to 817-665-4315 or mail to Human Resources, 3501 Camp Bowie Blvd, Fort Worth, Texas 76107. No walk-ins. EEOC

Assistant Curator of Photographs

Under the direction of the Director of Collections & Exhibitions and oversight of the Senior Curator of Photographs, assist with initiatives aimed at caring for and activating the collection of Photographs, including cataloguing, storage, research, interpretation, rotation, conservation, and outreach. Support and organize collections-based exhibitions, present and contribute to varied publications, including the development of intellectual content for the website. Represent the museum, its mission, and collection to its members and the public at large.

Responsibilities

• Construct significant collection presence on the museum web site, including: updating and adding to collection and sub-collection descriptions; discussing collection objects of note; discussing content and significance of past exhibitions and exhibition history; updating and expanding collection object catalogue records
• Support and organize collection exhibitions and rotations from inception to installation including conceptual outline, selection of objects, research, writing, interpretation, implementation, budget development and oversight, venue development, and fundraising
• Write for Museum publications and scholarly outlets, as well as for funding proposals
• Participate in programs related to the ACMAA collection or exhibitions including presentations, gallery tours, front-line staff and docent training, and special events; assist with photography-related public programs and cultivation as needed
• Assist with curatorial oversight of the care, handling, movement, and storage of the permanent collection and art loaned for exhibition and acquisition consideration.
• Assist with establishing and implementing preservation and remediation priorities; in collaboration with museum conservator of photographs and registrars, oversee movement and handling of photography collection during photography vault expansion
• Participate in curatorial staff meetings; assist with development and implementation of short- and long-range program plans; assist with compilation, implementation, and oversight of project program budgets; serve on museum committees as assigned.
• Field inquiries and assist outside researchers; conduct tours for special groups and individuals.
• Advise Librarian and Archivist on acquisition of research books, periodicals, and manuscript materials.
• Assist with finding, researching and evaluating possible acquisitions, and with presenting acquisitions to the board
• Assist with the evaluation of loan requests
• Maintain confidentiality regarding all sensitive museum information
• Other duties as assigned

Supervisory Responsibilities

• Supervise interns, volunteers, and contract writers working on collection or exhibition projects; provide training as appropriate

Skills and Requirements

• Knowledge of the history of photography, the history of American art, theoretical and applied museum practices, and museum operations
• Recognized scholarly ability in art history demonstrated through publications and participation in professional conferences and lectures, with credit for one or more exhibitions and publications
• Ability to thrive in a collaborative environment for creation and implementation of projects; equally comfortable in a leadership role or as a team member.
• Demonstrated writing ability; computer, editing, proofreading and public speaking skills
• Commitment to the proper care of works of art, and awareness of conservation storage techniques; Knowledge of preservation practices; familiarity with conservation practices
• Demonstrated public speaking skills
• Proven ability to manage multiple concurrent projects and meet deadlines; highly developed organizational and interpersonal skills
• Ability to work under pressure, meet scheduled deadlines, and communicate effectively with staff and consultants

Key Characteristics/Traits

• Ambitious
• Energetic
• Tactful but shares opinions; listens to others’ opinions
• Excellent time management
• Accuracy and attention to detail
• Highly motivated and creative
• Emotionally mature
• A good sense of humor
• The flexibility and sensitivity to work with diverse personalities and situations
• Good negotiation skills
• Good project management skills
• Flexible approach to work
• Strategic vision and creativity, with self-motivated and results-oriented work ethic

Qualifications/Education

• Advanced degree in art history or American studies (with specialization in photography) required; Ph.D. preferred
• Minimum two years art museum experience with photography collections
• Advance knowledge of research methods in American art
• Record of Public Speaking
• Experience with automated collection management systems preferred
• Experience with budget planning and management a plus
• Knowledge of fundraising strategies and experience writing grants desirable
• Proficiency in MS Office applications required

Applicants should submit a cover letter, resume and 3 references to human.resources@cartermuseum.org, fax to 817-665-4315 or mail to Human Resources, 3501 Camp Bowie Blvd, Fort Worth, Texas 76107. No walk-ins. EEOC

Digitization Fellow, Cataloging

The Amon Carter Museum of American art seeks a Digitization Fellow in Cataloging. This position supports the operations of the Amon Carter Museum of American Art to digitize and provide public access to the correspondence and ephemera contained within the museum’s Artist Archives collections. He/she is responsible for handling archival materials; creating KEMu database records to represent archival objects; performing OCR on textual documents; cross-referencing related database records; and publishing records and images to the museum’s IMu interface. This is a Full Time, Grant Funded Temporary position.

Responsibilities

· Document and catalog archival materials in collection management system according to museum and industry standards.
· Apply established metadata standards to new or legacy collection records for ingesting into collection management system.
· Assess and prioritize archival materials for digitization.
· Coordinate day-to-day movement of archival materials.
· Perform OCR on textual documents.
· Cross-reference archives records with related records for the museum’s art collection, exhibitions, and artists within KEMu.
· Publish records and images to the museum’s IMu interface.
· Import digital multimedia files to collection management system for in-house and public access.
· Assist the project team with interface and data organization planning and best practices.
· Make judgments about proper object handing and representation in collection management system.
· Collaborate with project team to determine best practices, benchmarks, and project workflows.
· Work closely with project team to manage photography workflow and object handling. Record and interpret cataloging statistics for project reports and reviews.
· Assist with maintenance of archival files and records as needed.
· Maintain confidentiality regarding all sensitive museum information; other duties as assigned.

Supervisory Responsibilities

None

Skills and Requirements

· Knowledge of standard archival collections cataloging practices.
· Experience using collection management systems, particularly KEMu.
· Experience transforming and migrating data from legacy sources.
· Experience using Windows.
· Proficiency with MS Office products.
· Excellent written communication skills

Key Characteristics/Traits

· Attention to detail.
· Willingness to collaborate with project team and other museum staff.
· Ability to work quickly and independently to meet specific deadlines.
· Interest in using technology to engage with museum audiences.
· Interest in museum collections and exhibitions.

Qualifications/Education

· Minimum undergraduate degree in art history, English, history, library sciences, or related field; MSIS or MLS degree preferred.
· Experience handling archival or other rare/fragile materials in a museum, library, or educational setting.

Other Job Requirements

· Must pass post-offer drug screen and background screen.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, resume and 3 references to human.resources@cartermuseum.org, fax to 817-665-4315 or mail to Human Resources, 3501 Camp Bowie Blvd, Fort Worth, Texas 76107. No walk-ins. EEOC

Events Support Staff, Part-Time

Provide assistance with museum events. The work schedule varies and may average five to twenty hours per week, with hours from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Responsibilities

· Assist with preparation and provide support during events including exhibition receptions, cultivation dinners, public programs, and corporate events as directed by the Museum Events Manager or Events Assistant. Must carry and maintain radio contact when on duty.
· Arrange tables, chairs, place settings, floral arrangements and event equipment.
· Assist with cleanup and breakdown after the event, mindful of the special nature of the art museum environment
· Maintain inventories of event supplies, table service, silver, linens and paper items.
· Assist with oversight of caterers and vendors on-site.
· Inform the Museum Events Assistant or Manager of any safety hazards or repairs necessary for event equipment.
· Assist with event-related cleaning requests.
· Submit hours worked on timesheet for approval and payroll in a timely manner.
· Assist with emergency and evacuation procedures if requested.
· Other duties as assigned.
· Maintain confidentiality.

Skills and Requirements

· Food Handler Certification required (class provided); Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission (TABC) certificate preferred.
· Must follow proper food-handling etiquette and direction regarding preparation, handling, storage and disposal of food.
· Must be able to stoop, lift, and carry objects not exceeding 25 pounds. Job requires long periods of walking and standing.
· Must be able to read and understand museum safety instructions and signage; must follow all museum regulations and instructions.
· Good personal grooming and professional etiquette required at all times.

Key Characteristics/Traits

· Must be responsible, reliable and available to work the schedule necessary to support museum events scheduled early mornings, during the day, in the evenings and on weekends.
· Excellent time management skills needed to perform duties according to deadlines and report to work timely when scheduled.
· Must take direction well, follow instructions, and work without supervision.

Qualifications/Education

· High school diploma; college or trade school certification required.
· Prior VIP event experience preferred.

Other Job Requirements
· Satisfactory completion of post-offer drug screen, physical, and Food Handlers Certification required. The required uniform and radio will be provided. The Carter Museum campus is smoke-free.

To apply send cover letter, resume, and employment references to Human Resources, 3501 Camp Bowie Blvd., Fort Worth, TX 76107 fax (817) 665-4315, email human.resources@cartermuseum.org. EEOC.