Virginia G. Schroeder Curator of Art
The Curator of Art serves as a full-time, key member of the senior management team and must bring strong management experience, a track record of innovative projects, and a desire to create a distinctive experience in a dynamic museum environment. In working with the Executive Director, the Curator of Art is responsible for the Museum’s art exhibitions and programs, for recommending art for inclusion in and/or removal from the permanent collection, and for oversight of the permanent collection galleries devoted to the fine and decorative arts. The Curator of Art works within the Curatorial department in the development and growth of the permanent collection, the scope and framework of a temporary exhibitions program, research, and coordination of resources to produce publications. The Curator may be a subject specialist, with the expectation that he or she will conduct original research on objects and guide the organization in its collecting.
- Serving as a primary contact for potential gifts, purchases or bequests for the Museum’s fine and decorative art collections, the Curator of Art shall work with donors and the Museum’s administration, development staff and Registrar through the acquisition
- Relative to the Museum’s collections, the Curator of Art shall select art and/or artifacts for internal and external exhibition and works with appropriate staff on all aspects of the art collection’s management including research, display, storage, conservation, appraisal, insurance, and outgoing
- Relative to the Museum’s temporary exhibitions, the Curator of Art shall work with the other Curators in the development of annual exhibition and educational program schedules and oversees their review and approval by the Art Committee and Board of
- The Curator of Art is responsible for guiding all aspects of the design and installation of temporary art exhibitions including working with lenders; research; production of all labels, signage, marketing materials, gallery guides, and
- Working with the Executive Director and Director of Development as part of the development team, the Curator of Art will assist in the solicitation of sponsorship gifts and ongoing stewardship of major
- The Curator of Art shall work with the Executive Director to coordinate the American Alliance of Museums’ Accreditation Review process.
- Works in collaboration with all departments of the Museum and assists the Executive Director as requested.
- Assists in Museum events, exhibition openings and with development and fundraising activities.
- Some evening and weekend hours are necessary in order to meet the needs of this position.
Education & Experience: Master’s Degree required in a subject such as history of art, archaeology, anthropology, or classics. Must have a minimum of three years of curatorial experience.
Curators are also expected to have contributed to their academic field, for example, by delivering public talks, publishing articles or presenting at specialist academic conferences. The Curator of Art must have knowledge of the current collecting market for their area of expertise, and be aware of current ethical practices and laws that may impact the Museum’s collecting. With the increased complexity of many museums and cultural organizations, professional development opportunities in fields such as public history, museum studies, arts management, arts policy, and curating/curatorial practice may be beneficial.
Other Skills, Knowledge and Abilities: Demonstrated experience in managing substantial departmental, project, and program budgets. The individual must be able to handle multiple priorities, manage stress appropriately, work with others effectively and work alone effectively and efficiently. Must have a mastery of the English language, both written and verbal. Knowledge of Microsoft Office programs required with additional skills in program related software.
Physical Demands: The physical demands are representative of the work duties that are essential in this job. The individual must be able to remain working in a stationary position up to 50% of the time, move about inside the office to access files, supplies, office machinery, etc., operate a computer and other office equipment, occasionally ascend/descend stairs, communicate with staff and patrons, ability to lift up to 50 pounds as needed for programs, exhibitions and events, and work in indoor and outdoor climate conditions.
Please mail or email your resume and list of three references to the following addresses.
Evansville Museum of Arts, History & Science
Attn: Ms. Mary Bower, Executive Director
PO Box 3435
Evansville, IN 47733
Please include in your subject heading: Virginia G. Schroeder Curator of Art
Deadline for submissions: September 30, 2018
HISTORY INTERN PROGRAM
This unique opportunity is designed to give university students an introduction to curatorial work at a mid-size, general museum. The successful candidate will work directly with the Museum’s curator of history. The emphasis of the internship is the history exhibition process. Students will gain experience in exhibition research, exhibition prep work, and exhibition installation. Students will also be introduced to collection management work including the acquisition process, the cataloguing process and collection research.
The successful intern should be familiar with basic historic research techniques, have the ability to accomplish varied tasks and have the ability to work both in a team setting and independently.
This internship is non-paying and requires a minimum of 150 hours for completion, generally completed 10-15 hours per week. Hours for interns will be scheduled in a period from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday-Friday. Interested applicants should send a resume and cover letter detailing what they would like to obtain from an internship to Tom Lonnberg at the Evansville Museum at email@example.com.
SCIENCE GRAPHICS INTERNSHIP
Applications are open for Fall 2018.
This is a unique opportunity for individuals who are interested in a computer graphics practicum. While the program is geared towards current students at the junior or senior level of a university program, any interested person is encouraged to apply. This internship is non-paying.
The primary responsibility of the Science Graphics Intern will be to assist the Director of Science Experiences with the creation of content at the region’s only digital planetarium, the Koch Immersive Theater. The Museum’s Koch Immersive Theater utilizes a highly capable Digistar 5 software system to present astronomical presentations, scientific visualizations, and giant screen movies on a 40 foot domed projection screen. Tasks will be assigned based on the department’s needs and the intern’s specific skill set, interests, and goals but may include: programming development, the creation of graphics and multimedia for use in the planetarium dome, 3D modeling, script enhancement for existing planetarium shows, sound recording, organizing materials, etc. No previous knowledge of astronomy, or the operation of a digital planetarium is required; however, a thorough knowledge of Windows ÿ and the Adobe Creative Suite is compulsory. Fluency with one or more of the following tools, such as Maya, 3DS Max, and Blender is required. In this internship you will have the opportunity to gain valuable job knowledge and work in a highly creative environment with skilled professionals. Specific tasks and a schedule will be decided on a case by case basis to meet the needs of both the department and the intern.
Interested individuals in are encouraged to apply. Not all applicants may be accepted, and all interns must successfully pass a criminal background check. Applicants should send a resume and cover letter either by mail or email detailing any previous experience and desired internship outcomes to Mitch Luman 411 SE Riverside Drive, Evansville, IN 47713. Questions about internship may be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org
EDUCATION DEPARTMENT INTERN PROGRAM
Applications are open for Fall 2018.
This is a unique opportunity for individuals interested in an educational practicum. While the program is geared towards current students at the junior or senior level of a university program, any interested person is encouraged to apply. This internship is non-paying.
The primary responsibility of the Education Intern will be to assist the Curator of Education with tasks within the education department. Tasks will be assigned based on the department’s needs and the intern’s specific skill set, interests, and goals, but may include program development, facilitating programs, developing education resources, working with visitors of a variety of ages, marketing, working with teaching collection items, researching topics, organizing materials, etc. Specific tasks and schedule will be decided on a case by case basis to meet the needs of both the department and the intern.
Individuals interested in education (formal and non-formal), science, history, and/or art are encouraged to apply. Not all applicants may be accepted, and all interns must successfully pass a criminal background check. Applicants should send a resume and cover letter detailing any previous experience and desired internship outcomes to Karen Malone at email@example.com or 411 SE Riverside Dr, Evansville, IN 47713.
REGISTRATION INTERN PROGRAM
This is a unique opportunity for Archaeology, Anthropology, Art History, History and Studio Art majors for an educational practicum. Qualified applicants will be current students at the junior or senior level of a university program. Graduate students and recent graduates will be considered.
The Registration Internship Program prepares students for the challenges of working with a museum collection. Interns have the opportunity to work with new acquisitions as well as large collections within the permanent collection. Each internship is a unique experience based on current projects within the museum and will generally include: training on proper art and object handling, database management, object care and storage, condition reporting, exhibition preparation, art installation and packing.
This internship is non-paying and requires a minimum of 150 hours for completion, generally completed 12-15 hours per week. Hours for interns will be scheduled during the registrar’s regular working hours, Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Interested applicants should send a resume and cover letter detailing what they would like to obtain from an internship with the Evansville Museum to Liz Fuhrman Bragg at firstname.lastname@example.org.
COLLECTIONS MANAGEMENT INTERN PROGRAM
This is a unique opportunity for Archaeology, Anthropology, Art History, History and Studio Art majors for an educational practicum. Qualified applicants will be current students at the junior or senior level of a university program. Preferred applicants will have previously completed an internship program where they have worked with collection objects and have a basic understanding of the nature of a museum collection. Experience with the collections management database program PastPerfect is also preferred, but not required. Graduate students and recent graduates will be considered.
The Collections Management Internship is a unique opportunity to work on an IMLS grant funded project to inventory a large portion of the museum’s Permanent Collection. Successful applicants will work closely with the museum’s collections manager to perform an extensive inventory of the museum’s storage facility, creating reports which will be utilized to determine the status of the History collection. The process will include documenting each object, photographing and utilizing the museum database program, PastPerfect.
This internship is non-paying and requires a minimum of 150 hours for completion, generally completed 12-15 hours per week. Hours for interns will be scheduled during the collections manager’s regular working hours. Interested applicants should send a resume and cover letter detailing how they would be a good fit for the program to Kaman Hillenburg at email@example.com.