Daily: Art Jobs

Here are a few art jobs on our radar around North Carolina, one in Education, one in Curatorial work, and one in Development.

Curator/Director of Academic Initiatives
Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University

Position Summary: The Director of Academic Initiatives is responsible for the development, implementation, and oversight of academic initiatives that enhance the Nasher’s contribution to the University’s academic agenda. Collaborating with faculty across campus, the Director of Academic Initiatives encourages the meaningful participation of the Nasher and its collection and exhibitions in graduate and undergraduate curricula. This includes the administration of the Concentration in Museum Theory and Practice in collaboration with the department of Art, Art History, and Visual Studies (AAHVS). This position oversees the work of the Assistant Curator of Academic Initiatives, the Student Outreach and Membership Coordinator and Graduate Teaching Assistants.

Duties include:

  • Work with faculty to develop new courses, exhibition concepts, or research projects utilizing the Nasher Collection
  • Oversee faculty and student exhibitions in the Incubator gallery
  • Seek out and encourage the use of the museum’s resources by departments and professional schools not traditionally understood as art museum clients
  • Create and collaborate with colleagues across campus in support of strategic plans and initiatives of the Nasher Museum and Duke University
  • Coordinate with other arts leaders and organizations on campus, particularly at the Rubenstein Arts Center
  • Oversee and administer Concentration in Museum Theory and Practice ensuring requisite courses are taught in sequence and at requisite frequency.
  • Teaches or co-teaches Art History 220S: Museum Theory and Practice; Teaches Art History 221S: The Museum Object; and Art History 455S: Curatorial Practicum
  • Administers Art History 310 and 311: Museum Internship I and II
  • Advises students enrolled in Concentration
  • Works with AAHVS faculty and administrators to assess the concentration.
  • Oversees special access to the museum collections for courses, faculty and academic colleagues from other institutions.
  • Designs and presents structured museum experiences to support curricular objectives
  • Develops and leads workshops on object based teaching and technical art history topics for university faculty, instructors, and graduate students
  • Teaches or co-teaches courses using the museum’s collections or special exhibitions
  • Manages the daily operation of Academic Initiatives projects and oversees annual and multiyear plans in accordance with the Museum’s strategic plan
  • Participates as a senior staff member of the Museum in the development and implementation of institutional plans, long-range budgets, and other initiatives
  • Coordinates and facilitates the activities of other museum departments with the work of Academic Initiatives
  • Researches, writes and publishes on the collection in areas of expertise
  • Works with faculty and students on the development of course and seminar-initiated installations and publications

Education Requirements: PhD in art history or related field required

Qualification & Experience Requirements: No less than four years of professional experience in an academic environment. Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills. Strong leadership, conceptual, written, and oral communication skills. Ability to work collegially with staff, faculty, and the arts community. Demonstrated ability to supervise as well as to work successfully with others. Proven ability to handle a variety of tasks concurrently in a complex environment. Record of college-level teaching, research, exhibition development, and publications.

The intent of this job description is to provide a representative and level of the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and shall not be construed as a declaration of the total of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. Employees may be directed to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description.

To apply: Please send cover letter and CV to Carolyn W. Watson, HR Specialist, Nasher Museum of Art carolyn.watson@duke.edu

Greenville Museum of Art
Assistant Curator of Exhibitions and Collections

Position Summary: Based in Greenville, North Carolina, the Greenville Museum of Art (GMA) seeks an Assistant Curator of Exhibitions and Collections to work cooperatively with museum leaders to imagine a new program of exhibitions and help lead the future growth of the organization’s 700-plus piece permanent collection of art from North Carolina, organizing collection-based exhibitions, non-collection exhibitions, and exhibition-specific programs.

Founded in 1939 as a Works Progress Administration Gallery, the Greenville Museum of Art (GMA) now houses an impressive collection of 20th-century American art and the largest permanent display of Jugtown Pottery in Eastern North Carolina. Situated in Uptown Greenville, the Museum is a dynamic, regional resource for the fine arts. Visitors and members alike enjoy contemporary works by North Carolina artists and exhibits of national, regional, and local importance. In addition to the collections and exhibitions, GMA serves as an educational resource for citizens of all ages.

Reporting directly to the Executive Director, the Assistant Curator of Exhibitions and Collections will oversee all aspects of the exhibition planning and the management of the permanent collections of the Greenville Museum of Art (GMA). This full-time position is also responsible for GMA security, occasionally opening and/or closing of the facility, providing general information to visitors, and helping maintain a positive, welcoming atmosphere at all times.

Duties Included:

  • Coordinate all aspects of exhibition planning, including: set and schedule dates for exhibitions, communicate with exhibiting artists and select work for exhibitions, issue appropriate paperwork and artist contracts, process loan object condition reports, design exhibition layouts, prepare labels, install and de-install exhibitions, and assist with exhibition opening receptions.
  • Coordinate production of all exhibition materials (wall vinyl, postcards, posters, catalogs, brochures, signage, etc.) including: licensing of images, preparation of text and work with designers of exhibition materials as well as work with external vendors for printing and delivery of materials.
  • Maintain exhibition-related materials and ensure that appropriate museum staff (volunteers included) have access to accurate and current information.
  • Prepare and monitor the exhibition budgets.
  • Oversee workshop and storage areas, keeping records of stock and creating organizational structure to all work areas.
  • Manage the care of the Greenville Museum of Art’s permanent collection in alignment with the organization’s collections management policy and by exercising best practices
  • Ensure current and accurate permanent collection records: oversee the cataloguing, photographing, numbering, identification labels, condition reporting and maintenance of artists’ biographical information using
  • Maintain temperature/humidity standards, and security standards; oversee the collection’s maintenance schedule; and assist with maintenance projects within budget as required
  • Oversee the collection database using the collection management software (Past Perfect) in collaboration with museum staff and supervise data cleanup and revision as necessary
  • Make recommendations for acquisitions to the Executive Director and Acquisitions Committee
  • Occasionally open and close the Greenville Museum of Art (GMA) to the public on weekdays and weekends, or for scheduled special events (e.g. rentals, etc.)
  • Maintain all aspects of the Museum’s website that relate directly to exhibitions or collections, and provide content as needed for social media accounts
  • Supervise volunteer curatorial staff and intern(s) when required, providing an excellent example of professionalism, generosity and team building
  • Assist with Museum tours, special events, and rentals; support efforts of all full-time staff

Education Requirements: Bachelor’s degree in museum studies, art history, fine art, or related field required.

Qualification & Experience Requirements: At least three years of gallery and/or museum experience including curating, coordinating and installing exhibitions with an excellent working knowledge of the visual arts, including a demonstrated record of innovative exhibition development. Strong interpersonal skills: Ability to effectively communicate, listen to others, and clearly communicate needs and directions, as well as courtesy in maintaining an effective working relationship with board members, donors, volunteers and museum patrons. Ability to operate effectively, both as part of a team and independently, in a fast-paced, dynamic environment with ambitious schedules and plans. Excellent project management skills. Ability to plan and organize multiple projects, prioritize duties, work with budgets, and meet deadlines. Knowledge of best practices for gallery management, exhibition installation and lighting, as well as artwork handling methods. Strong computer literacy: proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite and comfort with technology, including use of social media, mobile devices and other relevant media. Proficiency in collections management software, Past Perfect, and with Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator) is a plus.

To apply: Candidate should submit a resumé, contact information for three references, and a cover letter via email to info@gmoa.org with Assistant Curator in the subject line. Applications can also be mailed to: Greenville Museum of Art, 802 South Evans Street, Greenville, NC 27834.


John C. Campbell Folk School
 Development Coordinator

Position Summary: John C. Campbell Folk School provides experiences in non-competitive learning and community life that are joyful and enlivening. Located in scenic Brasstown, NC, the nonprofit Folk School offers year-round weeklong and weekend classes for adults in craft, art, music, dance, cooking, gardening, nature studies, photography and writing.


  • Assists with the creation and execution of the department’s annual operational plan including mass, individual and corporate appeals; major gifts; estate gifts; grants; and special events
  • Facilitates accurate gift recordings, gift acknowledgments, mailing lists and reports using a CRM database
  • Assists with planning, promoting and executing special events including auctions, donor cultivation events, donor appreciation celebrations, chamber of commerce meetings, and other internal and external events
  • Facilitates annual charitable solicitation licensing in all applicable states
  • Facilitates in-kind donations, including coordinating receipts, distribution and acknowledgments
  • Assists in the development of solicitation and communication materials (newsletter, website, social media, etc.)
  • Assists in grant research, applications, and reports
  • Supports the Development Manager with Board of Directors relations, including the Development Committee
  • Collaborates with the Human Resources Manager to recruit and utilize volunteers to increase long-term volunteer engagement
  • Provides administrative support to Development Manager, as needed

Education Requirements: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university

Qualification & Experience Requirements: Minimum 1 year of fundraising experience, including event coordination. Proficiency with a constituent relationship management program (Raiser’s Edge preferred). Proven advanced writing skills and proficiency in Microsoft Office’s program suite. Extraordinary attention to detail, well-honed time-management skills and organizational prowess desired, along with strong interpersonal skills and emotional intelligence, ability to work independently and be self-motivate, ability to maintain a high degree of confidentiality. Candidate should be able to simultaneously conduct numerous projects, meet strict deadlines, and speak confidently to groups of various sizes.

To apply: Email cover letter, resume, 2 professional references, and college transcripts to kathi@folkschool.org. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until position is filled.


Digital Media Specialist
The Mint Museum

Position Summary: Under the direction of the Director of Advancement & Communications and the Director of Public Relations & Publications, the Digital Media Specialist is responsible for planning, developing, and implementing digital marketing, video, display, social media, website, and the overall digital presence of The Mint Museum. This work involves creating media, marketing, and strategic digital communications for exhibitions, events, branding, and community awareness. Also responsible for conceptualization and design of digital solutions, often within existing branding guidelines, and coordination of the digital user experience by gathering, posting, and maintaining all of the museum’s venues for digital and social media.


  • Define and implement a highly effective overall digital and social strategy for The Mint Museum.
  • Monitor, measure, and analyze website traffic and success of marketing campaigns through use of web- analytics tools. Google Analytics Certified preferred.
  • Lead efforts to expand traffic generation beyond organic SEO, and increase revenues from virtual visitors through search engine marketing, social media advertising, and other paid acquisition channels.
  • Manage key platform and vendor relationships to insure optimal expertise is obtained and strategy is executed.
  • Produce and manage internal and external digital displays (screens).
  • Develop, manage, and distribute marketing copy and content for websites, social media, email campaigns, brochures, newsletters, news releases, presentations, promotional materials, and other marketing-related collateral.
  • Work across multiple departments to implement and enhance digital access in the museum and across its web platforms.
  • Work closely with other teams including Collections & Exhibitions and Curatorial to ensure digital strategies are compliant and consistent with contracts, development, grants, museum branding, and other applicable obligations.
  • Support all museum departments to develop and execute social media strategy (Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, etc.).
  • Assist in the development, editing, and production of video content.
  • Maintain output and promotion of museum podcasts.
  • Serve as project manager for the SMARTIFY app and maintain knowledge of other relevant apps or mobile platforms.
  • Strategize about digital advertising and use of technologies such as geofencing and retargeting.
  • Serve on the museum task force researching DAM (digital asset management) strategies.
  • Maintain and organize the museum’s PR image library.

Education Requirements: BA or BFA in Digital Media, Graphic Design, or related area.

Qualification & Experience Requirements: Minimum three to five years professional digital media experience. Work samples required. Strong digital knowledge including web, mobile, and social media. Experience working in digital development environments and applying digital best practices. Advanced knowledge of Mac OSX, all major social media channels required. Knowledge of video editing software preferred (Final Cut, After Effects, Premier Pro, etc.). Graphic design and experience in Adobe Creative Cloud preferred. Basic knowledge of HTML and CSS. Advanced computer literacy, including experience with image manipulation and editing. Strong photography and/or video skills.
Knowledge of Constant Contact email marketing preferred. High attention to detail with the ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously. Must be a self-starter, entrepreneurial, resourceful, and comfortable working in a small team environment where self-sufficiency is essential.

To apply: Apply via http://www.mintmuseum.org/about/careers/


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