Employment Opportunities at the Carter

Curatorial and Faculty Fellow in the History of Photography

The Amon Carter Museum of American Art and Texas Christian University invite applications for a shared three-year postdoctoral Curatorial and Faculty Fellow in the History of Photography, to begin July 1, 2015. ABD required; PhD. Preferred.

The successful candidate will work half-time with the Senior Curator of Photographs at the Amon Carter Museum, and, in collaboration with other museum staff, on activities relating to the presentation and interpretation of the museum’s photography collection with special scholarly emphasis on its six artist archives. The candidate will teach three classes each year in art history, serve on MA thesis committees (as needed), and attend art history divisional meetings at Texas Christian University. The fellow will represent the museum and the university and their missions to museum members, students, and the public at large. The position includes full benefits.

A full list of responsibilities and required qualifications follow

To apply, submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, names and contact information for three confidential references, and a writing sample (approximately 25 pages: an article, dissertation or book chapter) to Human Resources, 3501 Camp Bowie Blvd., Fort Worth, TX 76107 fax (817) 665-4315, email human.resources@cartermuseum.org. EEOC. The museum is smoke free. Review of applications will begin January 8, 2015.

AMON CARTER MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART AND TEXAS CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY
POSITION DESCRIPTION

Position: Curatorial and Faculty Fellow in the History of Photography
Reports to: Amon Carter Museum of American Art Senior Curator of Photographs and Texas Christian University Art History Division Coordinator and School of Art Director
Classification: Three-Year Temporary Position; Non-Tenure Track

Work with the Senior Curator of Photographs at the Amon Carter Museum of American Art (ACMAA), and in collaboration with other museum staff on activities relating to the presentation and interpretation of the museum’s photography collection with special scholarly emphasis on its six artist archives. Teach classes, serve on MA thesis committees (as needed), and attend art history divisional meetings at Texas Christian University (TCU). Represent the museum and the university and their missions to museum members, students, and the public at large.

Responsibilities

  1. Organize and present permanent collection exhibitions in collaboration with a cross-departmental team, from inception to installation, including conceptual outline, selection of objects, research, writing, interpretation, and implementation with special attention to recent acquisitions and rarely displayed works.

  2. Teach three classes each year at TCU (generally two and one), including the general Introduction to Art History, the History of Photography, and a specialized upper-level undergraduate course and/or graduate seminar built on applicant’s area of expertise and using the museum’s holdings; courses to be coordinated with TCU and the museum.

  3. Develop and upgrade illustrated introductions to key subcomponents of the museum’s photography collection for presentation on the museum’s web site.

  4. Prepare for publication a significant scholarly article based on one of the museum’s six artist archives that moves beyond a retrospective or biographical treatment.

  5. Lecture on the ACMAA photography collection, including gallery talks, docent training, and outreach presentations.

  6. Attend the art history faculty’s divisional meetings. Serve as necessary on student committees and MA thesis committees.

  7. Assist with general museum curatorial outreach activities as needed including, but not limited to, fielding outside inquiries; assisting outside researchers; and conducting tours for special groups and individuals.

  8. Assist with general museum internal curatorial activities as needed, including, but not limited to, conducting object cataloguing; drafting acquisition proposals; assisting with the drafting of annual budgets; and assisting with oversight of interns and volunteers.

  9. Participate in pertinent professional organizations; present papers, and publish as time permits.

  10. Maintain confidentiality regarding all sensitive museum and TCU information.

  11. Other duties as needed.

Qualifications
• Advanced degree in art history with specialization in the history of photography, and scholarly focus on American photography before 1970; ABD required; Ph.D. preferred.
• Advanced knowledge of research methods in American art and photography.
• Experience teaching at the university level.
• Record of published scholarship and/or public presentations on photographic topics.
• Minimum of one year curatorial experience with American photography collection.
• Knowledge of theoretical and standard museum practices.
• Knowledge of preservation practices; familiarity with conservation practices; experience handling photographs from all time periods.
• Proven ability to manage projects and meet deadlines; highly developed organizational and interpersonal skills.
• Proven ability to balance teaching load and museum duties.
• Experience with cataloguing works of art and automated collection management systems.
• Demonstrated writing ability for general and scholarly audiences.
• Demonstrated computer, editing, and proofreading skills.
• Demonstrated public speaking skills.

Housekeeper, part-time

The Amon Carter Museum of American Art seeks a qualified individual to clean and maintain the museum buildings, grounds, and vehicles to ensure a healthy and pleasant experience for visitors and to provide a safe, clean work environment for staff and the museum’s collections. Housekeeper reports to the Housekeeping Supervisor.

Responsibilities

  1. Working under the direction of the Housekeeping Supervisor, clean assigned areas of the museum facility, grounds, central plant, and offsite warehouse facility. Cleaning duties include: sweeping, mopping, waxing, vacuuming, dusting, trash removal, break room cleanup, and washing windows. Complete assigned tasks in a timely manner.
  2. Operate vacuum cleaner, buffer, floor polisher, floor scrubber, and pressure washer safely, using prescribed methods and cleaning chemicals.
  3. Maintain the museum facility to ensure all areas are clean and free from slip, trip, and fall hazards; report maintenance needs to the Housekeeping Supervisor.
  4. Check email and work-order system for special cleaning assignments during each shift.
  5. Cleaning areas immediately that are soiled due to accidents, and assist with flooding hazards, oil or chemical spills, etc.
  6. Assist with evacuation and emergency procedures as needed.
  7. Operate dishwasher, load/unload; stock kitchen supplies.
  8. Weekend duties are required. In addition to routine cleaning, also perform weekend inventory audit and submit to the Housekeeping Supervisor.
  9. Maintain confidentiality of museum non-public information.
  10. Perform other duties as requested and as time permits.

Qualifications

• High school diploma or equivalent required trade school training a plus.
• Experience in building maintenance or janitorial work required.
• Ability to work congenially with museum staff, visitors, volunteers, and vendors.
• Ability to move items up to 25 lbs.; mobility over large areas. Ability to climb and work from a step ladder.
• Operate power equipment including power washer, buffing machine, carpet cleaning machine, etc. according to established procedures and in a manner that ensures the safety of persons and objects.
• Must be responsible and flexible; able to use good judgment.
• Must be able to write, understand, and to follow written and spoken English.
• Must be able to work weekends, evenings, and holidays as necessary. Must be available for overtime work when necessary.
• Ability to understand safety procedures; must exactly follow safety regulations, which include lock-out/tag-out procedure, hazard communication program, and bio-hazard procedures.
• Be proficient with computers, able to read and print email (MS Outlook) and work order system, complete and update inventory lists.

Must be available for work any day as scheduled between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. May be requested to assist with museum evening events as needed. Satisfactory completion of drug and background screens required. The uniform is provided. To apply, email cover letter, resume and references to human.resources@cartermuseum.org or send to HR Manager, Amon Carter Museum of American Art, 3501 Camp Bowie Blvd., Fort Worth, TX 76107 - fax (817) 665-4315. EEOC. (No walk-ins). The Carter Museum campus is smoke-free.

Public Programs Coordinator

Are you passionate about sharing art with a variety of audiences? Do you have creative ideas on how art museums could design programs to better reach members of their communities? Do you want to be a member of a nationally recognized Education team that is supported across all levels of the museum?

The Amon Carter Museum of American Art in Fort Worth, Texas, seeks a full-time Public Programs Coordinator to join its Education team. Under the supervision of the Public Programs Manager, the Public Programs Coordinator aids in the implementation of a broad range of public programs designed to assist visitors of all ages and abilities—including adults, children, and families—to experience and understand the Amon Carter’s collection and special exhibitions.

Responsibilities

• Work with the Public Programs Manager and other museum staff to plan, execute, and evaluate exhibition- and collection-driven public programs for a variety of audiences, including adults, children, and families.

• In collaboration with the Public Programs Manager, assist with maintaining the public programs budget and provide support for grant management.

• In collaboration with the Public Programs Manager, maintain the public programs calendar, program attendance statistics, and program evaluation data.

• Produce correspondence, contracts, and travel itineraries for program presenters. Produce check requests and purchase orders in compliance with museum purchasing system guidelines.

• Provide public programs support by assisting with visitor reservations; tracking Family Loyalty Program participants; and acquiring and preparing program supplies.

• In collaboration with the Public Programs Manager, contribute to promotional copy for printed and electronic publications, and help solicit subscribers to add to the museum’s public programs marketing database.

• Maintain confidentiality of museum information; other duties as requested.

Skills and Requirements

• Minimum of one year of experience working with the public; experience with various ages in an educational setting a plus
• Excellent writing and public speaking skills for audiences of all ages and abilities
• Ability to manage details of multiple projects and deadlines
• Flexibility with work schedule, including some nights and weekends
• Capability and willingness to travel for program development and presentation

Key Characteristics/Traits

• Demonstrated ability to work congenially and productively with museum staff and the community
• Professional presence; diplomatic and comfortable in dynamic situations
• Flexibility, creativity, and a good sense of humor

Qualification/Education

• BA degree in art museum education, art history, museum studies, or related field; MA degree in related field a plus
• Knowledge of learning styles, museum education theory and practice, and the ability to apply it to programming and interpretation
• Computer proficiency with MS Office products
• Ability to learn specialized museum software as needed, e.g. event scheduling

Other Job Requirements

Supervision is provided over program volunteers as directed by the Public Programs Manager.

Applications now open for the position, which begins no sooner than April 1, 2015. Salary and benefits competitive; background screen required.
Send cover letter outlining your interest in the position and related skills and experience as they pertain to the position, resume or CV, a writing sample related to the interpretation of a work of art (please also indicate the audience the sample was written for, e.g., families, scholars, etc.) or a writing sample pertaining to museum programs, and professional references to HR Director, 3501 Camp Bowie Blvd., Fort Worth, TX 76107 fax 817.665.4315 or to human.resources@cartermuseum.org. EEOC.