This section contains information about art and design history related jobs and opportunities.
Docent.co a new Arts eCommerce platform is seeking curators and art consultants to recruit artists, write copy, and help with marketing efforts. We are a virtual organization--We officially launch in July, demo site can be seen at www.Docent.co
Contact and further information details: Write to email@example.com for more information.
Application Deadline June 17, 2013.
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Sotheby's Institute, Career Services Intern
We are looking for a friendly, enthusiastic and fast-learning intern, with strong attention to detail, to offer administrative support to our Career Service, which helps MA and semester students and graduates seeking employment in the art world.
Duties to include:
- A range of administrative support
- Answering email enquiries from students and employers
- Advertising jobs on an online careers database
- Diary management
- Researching jobs of interest to our students
- Degree in art history
- Excellent written English
- Attention to detail
- Well organised.
- Well presented and used to a customer focussed environment
- A general interest in both the private and public sectors of the art world including museums, commercial galleries and foundations, auction houses, art consultancies, art publishing and arts PR.
- An additional language would be advantageous but not essential
- Eligible to work in the UK
3 month period (with two week trial period)
Three days a week (flexible)
Start 1st June
£6.50 per hour
Please send a covering letter and CV to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline: Sunday 26th May
About Sotheby's Institute
For more than forty years Sotheby's Institute of Art has been preparing students for careers in the international art world.
Our vision is to be universally acknowledged as the premier provider of advanced object-based art education, whose graduates combine passion for the visual arts with scholarship and market sophistication in order to flourish as leaders in the international art world.
Our degrees are awarded by the University of Manchester in the UK and through the Regents of the State of New York and accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design and combine professional training with academic study.
The Institute combines a unique object-based approach to works of art and art history with study of the international markets and their practices. Its graduates combine a passion for art with scholarship and market sophistication.
The Institute offers programs leading to PhD and MA degrees as well as courses taught on-line (available anywhere/anytime). There are also a variety of semester-long, study abroad and summer program options for graduate and undergraduate students as well as for continuing professional development. Special lectures, seminars and evening courses are offered throughout the year in both London and New York.
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Professor of Art History
Empower students to achieve their potential as a full-time professor of art history at SCAD Hong Kong. In this position, you will deliver an array of lectures and survey courses as part of the foundational curriculum, teach specialized electives and develop new courses that capitalize on the campus location.
- Ph.D. in art history or a related field
- Vast knowledge of contemporary art methodologies
- Demonstrated success in college-level teaching
- Curatorial and exhibition experience with arts institutions, cultural arts programming and artists throughout the region
- Proven leadership skills and ability to work with students of diverse backgrounds
Courses of study are registered with the Hong Kong Education Bureau, registration numbers: 261958-261971 and 262196-262202. It is a matter of discretion for individual employers to recognize any qualification to which these courses may lead.
For complete submission requirements, please visit our website using the URL listed and follow application instructions:
Should you have questions regarding your application package, you may submit an email to Human Resources at email@example.com.
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The Savannah College of Art and Design is a private, nonprofit, accredited institution conferring bachelor’s and master’s degrees in distinctive locations and online to prepare talented students for professional careers. The diverse student body of more than 11,000 comes from all 50 United States, three U.S. territories and more than 100 countries worldwide. The education and career preparation of each student are nurtured and cultivated by a faculty of more than 700 professors with extraordinary academic credentials and valuable professional experience. Through individual attention in an inspiring university environment, and with advanced, professional-level technology, equipment and learning resources, SCAD is uniquely qualified to provide an exceptional education and unparalleled career preparation. SCAD has garnered acclaim from respected organizations and publications; see the latest at www.scad.edu/recognition. SCAD is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer and welcomes all persons without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation or disability.
Middlesex University’s School of Art and Design has a number of jobs available, from lecturer to professor, in Visual Culture, Fine Art, Fashion, Interiors, and Design, with a closing date of 6th March. Details can be found in this link:
We also have some full PhD studentships available – closing date 22nd march. Details are here:
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Devonshire Arts and Heritage is delighted to be recruiting for a Head of Asian and African Studies for an internationally renowned library.
The Library contains over 150 million items including manuscripts, printed books, newspapers, maps, photographs, stamps, sound recordings, prints, drawings and ephemera from all over the World. The post holder has overall management responsibility for a total of 21 specialist curatorial staff; 6 of which will be direct reports.
The post is permanent and full time. First stage interviews will take place on the first week of March, so you must be fully available then, and if successful be available to start within a reasonable amount of time after that.
The Post Holder Will:
- Motivate, build trust, inspire and ultimately lead a team of Asian and African specialists
- Have the ability to identify what is important and achievable for the curatorial team to conserve the collection, in order for it to continue being the best of its kind
- Support and mentor team members through regular one to one and group meetings
- Continue to build and strengthen relationships with other internal departments
- Develop service propositions to exploit the collections across a range of formats, seeking and brokering partnerships with other libraries, research institutions and technology partners as appropriate
- Act as an effective advocate for the Library and communicate with stakeholders nationally and internationally
- Leading negotiations re: major acquisitions of heritage and archival material, liaising with the Development Office, Communications etc., as appropriate
- Be able to make strategic decisions, implement and oversee the completion of plans accordingly
- Develop and implement innovative and creative approaches to strengthen the Library’s user experience
Essential Requirements Include:
- First degree level qualification or above in a relevant discipline or subject
- Exemplary collection management experience
- You must have a proven area of academic and practical expertise relevant to the collection
- Previous employment experience in a library, museum, academic institution or in the fine art/antiquities sector
- Experience in leading and overseeing the development of corporate plans, strategies and programmes
- Knowledge of new developments in digitisation and emerging research trends and methodologies
- Experience of budgetary and financial management
- Oral and written fluency in the English language
- Information technology skills, including web-based skills
- Ability to travel for work purposes as and when required
Salary: £47,246-£54,871 depending on experience + wonderful benefits.
In order to apply, please send your covering letter and CV to Ana, firstname.lastname@example.org, with “Head of Asian and African Studies” in the subject line of your e-mail or call 0203 047 4628 for a confidential conversation.
Only suitable applicants will be contacted.
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The Department of French and Italian at the University of Colorado, Boulder invites applications for an Assistant Professor, Tenure Track, in the area of 19th c. French literature, culture, society. We are especially interested in a scholar who would enhance our current initiative to augment existing expertise in literary studies with a fuller inclusion of the cultural and social aspects of France and the Francophone world. PhD in French Language, Literature or other relevant fields by 8/1/13 required, along with native or near native fluency in French and ability to teach basic undergraduate French literature. All applications accepted electronically at https://www.jobsatcu.com, posting 818565, including; CV, 3 letters of reference, writing sample (French or English), transcripts,dissertation abstract. Review will begin 11/16/12 and continue until position filled.
Please contact James Andrew Cowell at email@example.com for further information
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"The Searchers Casting are looking for a genuine professor / teacher / lecturer of art age between 40 - 65 years old for a series of films that will be made for an online library of the Humanities. This will be an ongoing job that will last for at least 5 years and where filming would take place one day a month only.
The payment is to be confirmed for the whole job but we wish to make a test run for corporate use only and the payment for this will be £350 for one day's filming which we will shoot on Tuesday 25th Sept.
So what i'm looking for is genuine history of art teachers / professors who would be available to come and see the director, producer and myself for a casting and meet on this coming Friday 21st Sept with the hope that they may start filming on the following Tuesday.
If the company I am working for win the bid the prospects of someone earning a good wage over the next 5 years is excellent.
If interested please contact myself at : firstname.lastname@example.org or ring me direct on 07958 922829"
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Tenure-Track Faculty Position in the History of Architecture and the Built Environment
Department of Art History, Faculty of Fine Arts
Concordia University’s Department of Art History invites applications for one tenure-track position in the field of the History of Architecture and the Built Environment for July 1, 2013.
Taking advantage of its location in the Faculty of Fine Arts, the Department of Art History offers full undergraduate degree programs in Art History, Art History and Film Studies and Art History and Studio Art. Our MA program focuses on the art, visual cultures and built environments of North America, while students in our inter-university PhD program pursue a wide range of doctoral projects that are international, historically-diverse and theoretically-informed. With a complement of 12 full-time faculty members, the department is committed to a curriculum and research environment that acknowledges the diversity of methods in the fields of art history and theory and encourages students to become active contributors to the discipline as early as possible in their studies.
We are interested in art historians who can examine the history of architecture and built environments in North America across all historical periods, using new interdisciplinary perspectives that encompass such concerns as sustainability and work within global contexts. Expertise in the architectures of at least one other region of the world would be advantageous.
The successful candidate will be expected to teach a variety of undergraduate courses, some specific to architecture and others bringing architecture into new considerations of historical and contemporary interactions across cultures. From the outset, the candidate will also contribute teaching to the MA program and supervision for MA and PhD students, while maintaining an active research profile that includes, where appropriate, interdisciplinary undertakings. The candidate will be expected to participate in curriculum development and in university service involving committee and administrative work.
Applicants should possess a completed PhD, teaching experience at the post-secondary level, a demonstrated ability to conduct and disseminate innovative research and a record of administrative and committee service. Although classes are taught in English, fluency in French would be considered a major asset.
Submissions should include a covering letter, a curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy and interests, evidence of teaching effectiveness (including course syllabi and student evaluations), a research statement and writing sample, and the names and contact information of three referees, one of which must be the candidate’s department chair or dean or someone in a direct supervisory role.
Applications should be submitted or postmarked on or before November 1, 2012 to:
Dr. Catherine MacKenzie, Acting Chair, Department of Art History
1455 De Maisonneuve Blvd. West, EV 3-820, Montreal, Quebec, H3G 1M8 Canada
Tel: (514) 848-2424 ext. 4700
Fax: (514) 848-4584
Civic address for in-person and courier delivery:
Engineering, Computer Science & Visual Arts Integrated Complex
Sir George Williams Campus
1515 Ste. Catherine Street West, EV 3-820, Montreal, Quebec, H3G 2W1 Canada
For further information, applicants are encouraged to consult:
Department of Art History: http://art-history.concordia.ca
Faculty of Fine Arts: http://finearts.concordia.ca
Academic Services for Fine Arts Faculty:
Subject to budgetary approval, we anticipate filling this position, normally at the rank of
Assistant Professor, for July 1, 2013. Appointments at a more senior level may also be
considered. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the
position is filled.
All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority. Concordia University is committed to employment equity.
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Lingnan University, a distinctive liberal arts institution in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, is committed to the provision of quality education distinguished by the best liberal arts traditions. Adopting a whole-person approach to education, it offers a wide range of honours bachelor’s degrees and postgraduate programmes up to the doctoral level in the disciplines of arts, business and social sciences. Lingnan University is fully committed to the pursuit of excellence in both teaching and research. Applications are invited for the following position, which will be tenable from January 2013 or by mutual agreement:
Department of Visual Studies
(Post Ref.: 12/156/AAH)
The Department of Visual Studies (http://www.LN.edu.hk/visual/) adopts an interdisciplinary approach to visual arts and visual culture. In keeping with a traditional liberal arts mission of cultivating flexible, humanistic, value-oriented skills and knowledge, the Bachelor of Arts (Hons) degree programme in Visual Studies is designed to combine practical training in how to understand and appreciate visual images with historical and theoretical reflection on visual representations. Understanding key aspects of the history of the visual arts is a crucial part of such a training, as is the students’ engagement with the best theoretical reflection on the psychological, conventional, and formal conditions of visual representation.
Candidates should have a PhD degree in the relevant discipline, with relevant teaching experience and a good research record. Candidates should be able to teach in one or more of the following areas: Asian Art, Non-Western Art (other than Asian Art), Hong Kong Visual Culture, Fashion, Design, Architecture, Photography, Museum Studies and Arts Policy, and History of the Visual Arts. All else being equal, preference will be given to candidates who can teach in the areas of Asian Art and/or Museum Studies and Arts Policy.
Candidates are required to provide information on their research records and evidence of quality teaching. Excellent communication and presentation skills are essential. Administrative experience will be a distinct advantage. The successful candidate is expected to have a strong commitment to teaching excellence and services to the Department and the University community, and to engage actively in quality research and publication.
The conditions of appointment will be competitive. Remuneration will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Fringe benefits include annual leave, medical and dental benefits, mandatory provident fund, gratuity, housing benefits and incoming passage and baggage allowance for the eligible appointee.
Appointment will normally be made on an initial contract of three years, which, subject to review and mutual agreement, is renewable for longer-term appointment or substantiation.
Applicants are invited to forward their dossier together with a personal data sheet (Form R1) which is obtainable from the University’s web site at http://www.LN.edu.hk/hr/application-forms, to the Human Resources Office, Lingnan University, Tuen Mun, Hong Kong by post, by fax (852) 2891-5782 or by email: recruit@LN.edu.hk (as attachment in MS Word format) on or before 15 August 2012. Applicants are required to provide names and contact information of three referees (with applicants’ prior consent for their providing reference). Please specify the post you are applying for and quote the reference number of the post in all correspondence. Further information on the University and its programmes and activities can be found on the University’s web site: http://www.LN.edu.hk. Enquiries can be directed to recruit@LN.edu.hk.
The University reserves the right not to make an appointment for the post advertised, or to fill the post by invitation or by search.
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Devonshire Arts and Heritage Division is looking for ‘Museum Technicians with Conservation Experience’ to work on a temporary ad hoc basis for a number of London’s leading museums. We are looking for individuals with specialist knowledge/ background in any of the following areas:
- To install, arrange, assemble, and prepare artefacts for exhibition, ensuring the artefacts' safety, reporting their status and condition, and identifying and correcting any problems with the set-up.
- To assist in exhibit installations, constructing displays, dioramas, display cases and models.
- Clean objects, such as paper, textiles, wood, metal, glass, rock, pottery, and furniture, using cleansers, solvents, soap solutions, and polishes.
- Prepare artefacts for storage and shipping.
- To have knowledge of preservation procedures, such as control of temperature and humidity.
- Classify and assign registration numbers to artefacts.
- To assist in the handling, mounting, care, and storage of art objects.
- Cut and weld metal sections in reconstruction or renovation of exterior structural sections and accessories of exhibits.
- Build, repair, and install wooden steps, scaffolds, and walkways to gain access to or permit improved view of exhibited equipment.
Pay Rate: £11 - £18 per hour, depending on experience.
Please apply by writing a covering letter and enclosing your CV to Ana, email@example.com.
Only suitable candidates will be contacted.
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