Employment Opportunities at the Carter

Digitization Fellow of Cataloging

The Amon Carter Museum of American Art is seeking candidates for a Digitization Fellow of Cataloging which supports digitization and provides public access to the correspondence and ephemera contained within the museum’s Artist Archives collections. This is a 2-year full time position with benefits. 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.

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.

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.

Digitization Fellow of Imaging

The Amon Carter Museum of American Art is seeking candidates for Digitization Fellow of Imaging which supports digitization and provides public access to the correspondence and ephemera contained within the museum’s Artist Archives collections. This is a 2-year full time position with benefits. He/she is responsible for digital imaging activities, including handling archival materials; photographing archival records and ephemera; processing digital images; embedding metadata into individual image files; creating derivative image files; and performing OCR on textual documents.

Responsibilities

• Digitize archival objects for documentation, research, and print and electronic publications following museum standards.
• Produce digital image files with various cameras and scanners from original archival records and ephemera in the Archives collection.
• Process digital image files according to museum technical standards. Produce derivative image files from master image files and manage resulting files on the museum network. Create PDFs, perform OCR, and provide quality control for resulting textual documents.
• Make judgments about proper object handing, lighting, and safe handling of equipment.
• 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 digital imaging statistics for project reports and reviews.
• Assist with selection, configuration, and maintenance of digital imaging equipment.
• Maintain confidentiality regarding all sensitive museum information; other duties as assigned.

Supervisory Responsibilities

None

Skills and Requirements

• Expertise using digital cameras and/or scanners and processing raw image files.
• Proficiency with Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Bridge, and CaptureOne Pro.
• Experience creating PDF documents and performing OCR.
• Experience in color judgment and image quality control.
• Experience using Windows and Mac OSX.
• Proficiency with MS Office products.

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 photography or related field.
• 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

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.

Gallery Attendant, Part-Time

Under the supervision of the Security Supervisors, insure the safety of the collection, building, and visitors; assist visitors and ensure they feel welcome in the museum; assist in emergency situations as assigned. Work closely with Visitor Services Representatives to provide visitors with a positive and memorable experience at the museum.

Responsibilities
1. Observe museum visitors in all situations making sure that they do not touch or endanger works of art, paying particularly close attention during special events with large numbers of visitors present.
2. Insure visitor compliance with security procedures in a manner that promotes a positive visitor experience.
3. Provide visitors with brief information as needed, which may include information on directions, exhibitions, special events, and the cultural district; refer more in-depth questions to the Visitor Services Representative; furnish/reinforce museum rules regarding photography in the galleries.
4. Regularly observe surroundings to detect damage to the museum structure or works of art. Report evidence of damage to Security Supervisor or Control Room Operator immediately.
5. Be advised during roll call of special visitors or programs scheduled during your shift; advise your relief of this information.
6. Assist with evacuation from galleries, rescue from elevators, and use of fire extinguishers as required.
7. Provide security for other locations in the building or grounds; accompany outside vendors and contractors to behind-the-scenes locations and supervise them as they work. Assignments may occur on Mondays or outside regular museum hours.
8. Maintain confidentiality; other duties as requested.

Supervision Received
Supervision is received from the Security Supervisors; receive directions during each shift from the Control Room Operator on duty.

Qualifications
• High school diploma or equivalent; college courses preferred.
• Proper conversational use of English language required (bilingual skills helpful); must be able to transmit clear messages via radio. Must be able to read and understand written security and safety material.
• Must be able to stand for long periods of time.
• Must be courteous and poised when dealing with visitors and staff.
• Must be responsible, reliable, and flexible; able to take initiative, exercise good judgment, and follow instructions.
• Must be able to understand and follow chain of command.
• Must be available to work hours needed to support the security department.
• Must pass post-offer drug screen and background screen.
• Must be able carry and operate a fifteen-pound fire extinguisher.
• Must be able to assist persons requiring a wheelchair.
• Must be able to hear normal conversation; prosthetic acceptable.
• Must be able to hold a heavy door open for minutes at a time and to climb stairs.
• Must present a neat, clean, and present a professional appearance.
Note: The required uniform and accessories are provided.

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

Head of Museum Advancement

The Amon Carter Museum of American Art seeks a skilled professional to serve as Head of Museum Advancement assisting the Director of Communications and Development in oversight of all aspects of the museum’s development and membership programs to ensure achievement of annual fundraising goals. The Head of Museum Advancement works with Director of Communications and Development on annual strategy and implementation of the fundraising plan. This plan includes implementation of a major gifts program, direct mail program, acquisition and renewal of museum membership, special exhibitions and grants; including cultivation, solicitation, recognition and stewardship of donors at all levels.

Responsibilities

· Provide oversight and direction of annual giving through general membership acquisition and renewal, direct mail, and other direct solicitation of corporate, foundation and individual constituencies. Work with database manager and membership manager to set annual goals and quarterly benchmarks for general museum membership, and Amon Carter Circle memberships. Develop plan for optimal database reporting and mining to reach goals and benchmarks.
· Oversee an aggressive fundraising program to support museum exhibitions and programs. Identify donor prospects and appropriate funding opportunities for current and long-term projects. Prepare proposals with input from administrative and program staff as appropriate and submit to potential funders. Coordinate and lead grant team meetings, ensuring that all mandatory and voluntary reporting requirements are met. Maintain grant calendar and provide information for board and development reports.
· Oversee the Membership Manager and Corporate Relations & Events Manager ensuring that they have clear goals, benchmarks and understand strategy and implementation requirements for their respective areas within the overall Development Department Plan. Works with the entire development department as a team member and facilitates cohesive implementation of all strategies.
· Work with Director of Communications and Development in developing and impending prospect action plans for major gift prospects, coordinating identification through prospect research, to cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship.
· Maintain confidentiality of museum and donor information
· Other duties as requested

Supervisory Responsibilities

The Head of Museum Advancement supervises the Membership Manager and Corporate Relations and Events Manager.

Skills and Requirements

· Proficiency with Windows 2K, Office XP and Raisers Edge.
· Proven funding track record, preferably with art or museum focus.
· Experience managing staff, budgets, audit requirements and multiple projects.
· Excellent writing, research, management skills and an understanding of foundation/corporate community and successful communication tools.

Key Characteristics/Traits

· Ability to work congenially and productively with museum staff and external customers.
· Dependable and accountable; focused on quality and accuracy; commitment to delivery on time
· Values integrity, honesty, and ethical behavior
· Collaborative and involves others; establishes strong working relations and promotes productive cooperation.

Qualifications/Education

· B.A. or B.S. degree; CFRE certification a plus.
· Eight to ten years fundraising and development experience, with museum experience preferred.

Other Job Requirements

· Available to work nights and weekends as scheduled.
· Must successfully complete required background and drug screens.

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.