Jobs

Thank you for your interest in The Studio Museum in Harlem. Current available positions:

Assistant Curator

Curatorial Assistant

Staff Accountant

Studio Museum Institute Coordinator

Assistant Curator

The Studio Museum in Harlem is the nexus for artists of African descent locally, nationally and internationally and for work that has been inspired and influenced by black culture. It is a site for the dynamic exchange of ideas about art and society.

Reporting directly to the Director and Chief Curator, this position represents a crucial leadership role within the Curatorial Department. As the Museum prepares for a significant expansion ahead of its 50th anniversary, the Assistant Curator will, working closely with both senior and junior members of the curatorial team, be responsible for the execution and continued articulation of the department's strategic vision.

The position requires a candidate equipped to think broadly and innovatively about the department's artist-centered mission, while also independently managing a wide range of administrative responsibilities.

The candidate must be comfortable working in a collaborative, experimental and culturally diverse setting and possess the openness, flexibility and diplomacy required for meaningful collaboration with contemporary artists. Exceptional speaking, writing and research abilities are required.

Responsibilities:

Conduct original research

Create exhibition related proposals and organize exhibitions

Produce didactic texts and exhibition-related publications

Manage loans and donation offers

Create presentations and reports for the Board of Trustees and Acquisition Committee

Management and coordination of the departmental budget and exhibition calendar

Work closely with the museum Registrar on the maintenance and care of the permanent collection

Work collaboratively across multiple departments, including the Director's Office, the Registrar, Communications, Community Engagement and Public Programs, Education, Development, Finance and Information Technology

Engage multiple audiences and stakeholders, both internal and external, across a variety of platforms

Cultivate and maintain relationships with a diverse constituency of artists, trustees, members of the press, professional associations and local non-profit organizations

Solicit and manage the touring of Studio Museum exhibitions to other museum venues, and coordinate non-Studio Museum, traveling or guest-curated exhibitions presented at the Museum

Other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

Master's degree in art history or a related field, with emphasis on Contemporary Art and/or African-American Art, history or culture

5-7 years of curatorial experience within a Museum setting

Outstanding written (both academic and editorial) and verbal communication skills

Excellent organizational and analytical skills; experience with administrative and clerical duties

Strong background in the history of modern and contemporary art and art by artists of African descent

Ability to speak and write persuasively on the role of culturally specific institutions in the museum field

Supervisory experience and demonstrated project management skills

Excellent computer skills, particularly MS platforms, including Word, Photoshop, Outlook and Excel, digital imaging experience a plus

Strong interpersonal skills and collaborative spirit

Bi- or Multi-lingual a plus

Familiarity with New York art and culture communities

Salary commensurate with experience, skills and knowledge.

Application Materials:

Cover letter summarizing the applicant's most relevant work experience; educational background and familiarity with art by artists of African descent; and the candidate's sense of their own potential contribution to the Museum and its mission

Resume

One writing sample with a focus on artists of African descent or artworks by an artist of African descent

The names, titles and contact information of three professional references able to speak to the candidate's skills, experience, character and commitment

Please email all application materials in one PDF. No phone calls or faxes, please.

The subject line of this email should include the applicant's name and the position for which they are applying (e.g. "Applicant's Name—Assistant Curator").

Please note that while careful consideration will be given to each submission, the Museum will only be able to contact those applicants whose knowledge, skills and work experience best fit the requirements of the position.

The Studio Museum in Harlem is an equal opportunity employer and considers all candidates for employment regardless of race, color, sex, age, gender identification, national origin, creed, disability, marital status, sexual orientation or political affiliation.

Curatorial Assistant

The Studio Museum in Harlem is the nexus for artists of African descent locally, nationally and internationally and for work that has been inspired and influenced by black culture. It is a site for the dynamic exchange of ideas about art and society.

Reporting directly to the Director and Chief Curator, this position will provide critical support to the Curatorial Department. As the Museum prepares for a significant expansion ahead of its 50th anniversary, the Curatorial Assistant will help implement the department's strategic vision and participate in all aspects of exhibition development, planning and execution. A strong academic and professional background in work by artists of African descent is required.

The position requires a candidate equipped to think broadly and innovatively about the department's artist-centered mission, while also independently managing a wide range of administrative responsibilities.

The candidate must be comfortable working in a collaborative, experimental and culturally diverse setting and possess the openness, flexibility and diplomacy required for meaningful collaboration with contemporary artists. Exceptional speaking, writing and research abilities are required.

Responsibilities:

Conduct original research

Create exhibition related proposals and organize exhibitions

Produce didactic texts and exhibition-related publications

Manage loans and donation offers

Create presentations and reports for the Board of Trustees and Acquisition Committee

Assist in the management of the departmental budget and exhibition calendar

Attend approved off-site exhibitions, studio visits with artists, symposia and programs

Work collaboratively across multiple departments, including the Director's Office, the Registrar, Communications, Community Engagement and Public Programs, Education, Development, Finance and Information Technology

Engage multiple audiences and stakeholders, both internal and external, across a variety of platforms

Cultivate and maintain relationships with a diverse constituency of artists, trustees, members of the press, professional associations and local non-profit organizations

Solicit and manage the touring of Studio Museum exhibitions to other museum venues, and coordinate non-Studio Museum, traveling or guest-curated exhibitions presented at the Museum

Other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree in art history or a related field, with emphasis on Contemporary Art and/or African-American Art, history or culture; graduate degree or studies a plus

Minimum of 5 years work experience, with at least 2 years in a museum or gallery setting, or comparable engagement with art in a related venue or field

Outstanding written (both academic and editorial) and verbal communication skills

Excellent organizational and analytical skills; experience with administrative and clerical duties

Strong background in the history of modern and contemporary art and art by artists of African descent

Excellent computer skills, particularly MS platforms, including Word, Photoshop, Outlook and Excel, digital imaging experience a plus

Strong Interpersonal skills and collaborative spirit

Bi- or Multi-lingual a plus

Familiarity with New York art and culture communities

Salary commensurate with experience, skills and knowledge.

Application Materials:

Cover letter summarizing the applicant's most relevant work experience; educational background and familiarity with art by artists of African descent; and the candidate's sense of their own potential contribution to the Museum and its mission

Resume

One writing sample with a focus on artists of African descent or artworks by an artist of African descent

The names, titles and contact information of three professional references able to speak to the candidate's skills, experience, character and commitment

Please email all application materials in one PDF. No phone calls or faxes, please.

The subject line of this email should include the applicant's name and the position for which they are applying (e.g. "Applicant's Name—Curatorial Assistant").

Please note that while careful consideration will be given to each submission, the Museum will only be able to contact those applicants whose knowledge, skills and work experience best fit the requirements of the position.

The Studio Museum in Harlem is an equal opportunity employer and considers all candidates for employment regardless of race, color, sex, age, gender identification, national origin, creed, disability, marital status, sexual orientation or political affiliation.

Staff Accountant

The Studio Museum in Harlem is the nexus for artists of African descent locally, nationally and internationally and for work that has been inspired and influenced by black culture. It is a site for the dynamic exchange of ideas about art and society.

The Museum seeks a Staff Accountant with strong analytical skills and an exceptional knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles. This position will support the Finance Department in ensuring compliance and enforcement of financial policies, while assisting with the launch of Financial Edge NXT.

The Staff Accountant will manage the day-to-day accounting work for the Museum, including accounts payable, accounts receivable, journal entries, balance sheet, program accounts, and bank and investment accounts.

Responsibilities:

Process accounts payable and accounts receivable with exceptional accuracy

Review invoices for correct payment amount, proper general ledger account assignment and appropriate authorizations

Maintain the system of financial controls over accounting transactions

Communicate with vendors regarding payables

Maintain accounts payable files, including invoices and check copies

Obtain appropriate documentation including form W-9 and independent contractor forms, as required per IRS regulations, for accounts payable and claim payments

Deposit checks and cash receipts timely and accurately

Prepare and post journal entries as part of monthly closing

Reconcile Admission and Store deposit receipts per departmental procedures

Reconcile corporate credit card expenses

Review and analyze accounts

Perform monthly bank and balance sheet account reconciliations

Perform statutory reporting, including monthly sales tax filing, benefits reporting and Department of Cultural Affairs reporting

Assist in the preparation of internal financial reports

Assist with the interim and year-end audit, including preparation of schedules

Distribute financial reports to Department Managers and analyze significant variances from budget

Liaise with Departmental Managers and Assisting staff

Develop and maintain the necessary tracking and reporting systems to insure execution of all tasks

Assist with the transition from FundEz to Financial Edge NXT software, including migration and maintenance of the chart of accounts and project coding set up

Leverage the Finance Department's SharePoint site to ensure compliance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles as well as enforcement of the Finance Department's policies and procedures

Provide accounting assistance for Human Resources

Assist with other financial duties as needed

Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree in Finance, Accounting, or a related field

Minimum 5 years' of professional experience in progressively responsible roles in Accounting and Finance, ideally in museums or other cultural organizations

Strong analytical and problem solving skills

Effective communicator with positive attitude, excellent interpersonal skills and collaborative instincts

Efficient and decisive management of workflow with exceptional attention to detail and deadlines

Excellent organizational skills

Proactive and self-motivated with the ability to work independently and complete projects with minimal direct supervision

High degree of accuracy in data inputting

Excellent judgment and discretion in handling confidential and sensitive information

Proficient with Financial Edge NXT, FundEz, Microsoft Excel, Word, Outlook, SharePoint and PowerPoint

Benefits:

Health insurance: Excellent medical, dental and vision plans

Flexible Spending Account

401(K) Retirement Savings Plan

Eligibility for pension after 5 years

Employee Assistance Plan (free counseling, financial and legal advice)

Pre-tax transit benefits

To apply: Please email cover letter and resume with "Staff Accountant" in the subject line.

The Studio Museum in Harlem is an equal opportunity employer and considers all candidates for employment regardless of race, color, sex, age, gender identification, national origin, creed, disability, marital status, sexual orientation or political affiliation.

Studio Museum Institute Coordinator

The Studio Museum in Harlem is the nexus for artists of African descent locally, nationally, and internationally and for work that has been inspired and influenced by black culture. It is a site for the dynamic exchange of ideas about art and society. The Museum has earned a reputation as a leader in the contemporary arts arena and is internationally known for its catalytic role in promoting the work of artists of African descent.

The Studio Museum in Harlem seeks an experienced, motivated museum professional to coordinate the Studio Museum Institute (SMI), a significant professional development, curatorial and arts education capacity building initiative. SMI aggregates the Museum's vision and commitment to train and mentor art world leaders from historically underrepresented backgrounds including educators, curators and scholars.

Studio Museum Institute programs include a robust set of programs and activities including:

Professional Development for Staff

Provides staff from historically underrepresented backgrounds in the Curatorial, Community Engagement and Education departments, as well as young curators, researchers and creative professionals, opportunities to build substantial, experience-based knowledge and skills through the new inHarlem programming and community engagement initiative.

Fellowship Program

Provides paid year-long fellowships across museum departments including Curatorial, Exhibitions, Public Programs and Community Engagement. Fellows work alongside some of the most innovative practitioners of museology across the Museum, engaging in in-depth scholarship opportunities, program development, and professional development activities (peer leadership, mentoring, thematic workshops etc.)

Internship Program

Provides high school, college undergraduate and graduate students with structured summer and academic-year internships that increase participants' knowledge of and interest in visual arts careers. Interns assist in departments across the Museum, participate in lunchtime talks with Museum managers, and network with staff at other museums and art organizations.

Museum Education Practicum (MEP)

A course offered bi-annually, which provides emerging museum and arts educators with free, intensive professional development and training including: an eight-week seminar, in-gallery lab sessions, talks and presentations, opportunities to observe education programs and experience facilitating public programming. MEP participants develop their museum-based arts education knowledge and skills, practice applying these skills within the gallery setting, and take advantage of opportunities to network and pursue professional opportunities.

Responsibilities:

Coordinate the recruitment, selection, training, and supervision of SMI interns, fellows, and MEP participants

Facilitate the application and selection process

Develop and implement curriculum and organize recruitment efforts for the Museum Education Practicum program

Organize recruitment efforts for the fellowship and internship program, including job postings, email outreach, and Museum e-newsletter

Organize fellowship and internship orientation sessions, as well as professional development activities including cohort meetings, staff talks, and offsite excursions

Collaborate with Human Resources to develop and implement professional development sessions and mentoring opportunities for SMI participating staff engaged in inHarlem programming

Coordinate and compile comprehensive evaluations across all SMI programs at the conclusion of each program cycle; write year-end reports at the end of the fiscal year

Devise renewed strategies for tracking professional activities of SMI program alumni

Promote increased visibility for Studio Museum Institute programs by spearheading an online platform to showcase the projects and activities of SMI participants

Qualifications:

Individual must have a Master's degree in arts administration, museum studies, visual arts, art history, education, or a related field, in addition to museum education experience

Strong desire to mentor young professionals and an interest in collaborating with museum staff at all levels

Self-starter with the ability to multi-task, handle concurrent schedules of workshops sessions, meetings and key deadlines

Supervisory experience and demonstrated project management skills

Ability to work both independently and with colleagues across museum departments, as well as arts professionals in the field

Excellent organization, communication, writing, research, and interpersonal skills are necessary

Experience facilitating quantitative and qualitative evaluation methods

Background and interest in programs that engage artists of African descent

Demonstrated proficiency with and accuracy in using MS Office products, including Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint and other related software applications

Familiarity with New York art and culture communities

Salary commensurate with experience, skills and knowledge.

Application Materials:

Cover letter summarizing the applicant's most relevant work experience, educational background and sense of potential contribution to the Museum and its mission

Resume

The names, titles and contact information of three professional references able to speak to the candidate's skills, experience, character and commitment

To apply: Please email all application materials in one PDF to {{{mre*vwx*pxv*lqvw*[email protected]*ruj}}}.

The subject line of this email should include the applicant's name and the position for which they are applying (e.g. "Applicant's Name—SMI Coordinator").

Please note that while careful consideration will be given to each submission, the Museum will only be able to contact those applicants whose knowledge, skills and work experience best fit the requirements of the position. No phone calls or faxes please.

The Studio Museum in Harlem is an equal opportunity employer and considers all candidates for employment regardless of race, color, sex, age, gender identification, national origin, creed, disability, marital status, sexual orientation or political affiliation.

Internships

Click here to learn about seasonal internship opportunities.

Assistant Curator

The Studio Museum in Harlem is the nexus for artists of African descent locally, nationally and internationally and for work that has been inspired and influenced by black culture. It is a site for the dynamic exchange of ideas about art and society.

Reporting directly to the Director and Chief Curator, this position represents a crucial leadership role within the Curatorial Department. As the Museum prepares for a significant expansion ahead of its 50th anniversary, the Assistant Curator will, working closely with both senior and junior members of the curatorial team, be responsible for the execution and continued articulation of the department's strategic vision.

The position requires a candidate equipped to think broadly and innovatively about the department's artist-centered mission, while also independently managing a wide range of administrative responsibilities.

The candidate must be comfortable working in a collaborative, experimental and culturally diverse setting and possess the openness, flexibility and diplomacy required for meaningful collaboration with contemporary artists. Exceptional speaking, writing and research abilities are required.

Responsibilities:

Conduct original research

Create exhibition related proposals and organize exhibitions

Produce didactic texts and exhibition-related publications

Manage loans and donation offers

Create presentations and reports for the Board of Trustees and Acquisition Committee

Management and coordination of the departmental budget and exhibition calendar

Work closely with the museum Registrar on the maintenance and care of the permanent collection

Work collaboratively across multiple departments, including the Director's Office, the Registrar, Communications, Community Engagement and Public Programs, Education, Development, Finance and Information Technology

Engage multiple audiences and stakeholders, both internal and external, across a variety of platforms

Cultivate and maintain relationships with a diverse constituency of artists, trustees, members of the press, professional associations and local non-profit organizations

Solicit and manage the touring of Studio Museum exhibitions to other museum venues, and coordinate non-Studio Museum, traveling or guest-curated exhibitions presented at the Museum

Other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

Master's degree in art history or a related field, with emphasis on Contemporary Art and/or African-American Art, history or culture

5-7 years of curatorial experience within a Museum setting

Outstanding written (both academic and editorial) and verbal communication skills

Excellent organizational and analytical skills; experience with administrative and clerical duties

Strong background in the history of modern and contemporary art and art by artists of African descent

Ability to speak and write persuasively on the role of culturally specific institutions in the museum field

Supervisory experience and demonstrated project management skills

Excellent computer skills, particularly MS platforms, including Word, Photoshop, Outlook and Excel, digital imaging experience a plus

Strong interpersonal skills and collaborative spirit

Bi- or Multi-lingual a plus

Familiarity with New York art and culture communities

Salary commensurate with experience, skills and knowledge.

Application Materials:

Cover letter summarizing the applicant's most relevant work experience; educational background and familiarity with art by artists of African descent; and the candidate's sense of their own potential contribution to the Museum and its mission

Resume

One writing sample with a focus on artists of African descent or artworks by an artist of African descent

The names, titles and contact information of three professional references able to speak to the candidate's skills, experience, character and commitment

Please email all application materials in one PDF. No phone calls or faxes, please.

The subject line of this email should include the applicant's name and the position for which they are applying (e.g. "Applicant's Name—Assistant Curator").

Please note that while careful consideration will be given to each submission, the Museum will only be able to contact those applicants whose knowledge, skills and work experience best fit the requirements of the position.

The Studio Museum in Harlem is an equal opportunity employer and considers all candidates for employment regardless of race, color, sex, age, gender identification, national origin, creed, disability, marital status, sexual orientation or political affiliation.

Curatorial Assistant

The Studio Museum in Harlem is the nexus for artists of African descent locally, nationally and internationally and for work that has been inspired and influenced by black culture. It is a site for the dynamic exchange of ideas about art and society.

Reporting directly to the Director and Chief Curator, this position will provide critical support to the Curatorial Department. As the Museum prepares for a significant expansion ahead of its 50th anniversary, the Curatorial Assistant will help implement the department's strategic vision and participate in all aspects of exhibition development, planning and execution. A strong academic and professional background in work by artists of African descent is required.

The position requires a candidate equipped to think broadly and innovatively about the department's artist-centered mission, while also independently managing a wide range of administrative responsibilities.

The candidate must be comfortable working in a collaborative, experimental and culturally diverse setting and possess the openness, flexibility and diplomacy required for meaningful collaboration with contemporary artists. Exceptional speaking, writing and research abilities are required.

Responsibilities:

Conduct original research

Create exhibition related proposals and organize exhibitions

Produce didactic texts and exhibition-related publications

Manage loans and donation offers

Create presentations and reports for the Board of Trustees and Acquisition Committee

Assist in the management of the departmental budget and exhibition calendar

Attend approved off-site exhibitions, studio visits with artists, symposia and programs

Work collaboratively across multiple departments, including the Director's Office, the Registrar, Communications, Community Engagement and Public Programs, Education, Development, Finance and Information Technology

Engage multiple audiences and stakeholders, both internal and external, across a variety of platforms

Cultivate and maintain relationships with a diverse constituency of artists, trustees, members of the press, professional associations and local non-profit organizations

Solicit and manage the touring of Studio Museum exhibitions to other museum venues, and coordinate non-Studio Museum, traveling or guest-curated exhibitions presented at the Museum

Other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree in art history or a related field, with emphasis on Contemporary Art and/or African-American Art, history or culture; graduate degree or studies a plus

Minimum of 5 years work experience, with at least 2 years in a museum or gallery setting, or comparable engagement with art in a related venue or field

Outstanding written (both academic and editorial) and verbal communication skills

Excellent organizational and analytical skills; experience with administrative and clerical duties

Strong background in the history of modern and contemporary art and art by artists of African descent

Excellent computer skills, particularly MS platforms, including Word, Photoshop, Outlook and Excel, digital imaging experience a plus

Strong Interpersonal skills and collaborative spirit

Bi- or Multi-lingual a plus

Familiarity with New York art and culture communities

Salary commensurate with experience, skills and knowledge.

Application Materials:

Cover letter summarizing the applicant's most relevant work experience; educational background and familiarity with art by artists of African descent; and the candidate's sense of their own potential contribution to the Museum and its mission

Resume

One writing sample with a focus on artists of African descent or artworks by an artist of African descent

The names, titles and contact information of three professional references able to speak to the candidate's skills, experience, character and commitment

Please email all application materials in one PDF. No phone calls or faxes, please.

The subject line of this email should include the applicant's name and the position for which they are applying (e.g. "Applicant's Name—Curatorial Assistant").

Please note that while careful consideration will be given to each submission, the Museum will only be able to contact those applicants whose knowledge, skills and work experience best fit the requirements of the position.

The Studio Museum in Harlem is an equal opportunity employer and considers all candidates for employment regardless of race, color, sex, age, gender identification, national origin, creed, disability, marital status, sexual orientation or political affiliation.

Staff Accountant

The Studio Museum in Harlem is the nexus for artists of African descent locally, nationally and internationally and for work that has been inspired and influenced by black culture. It is a site for the dynamic exchange of ideas about art and society.

The Museum seeks a Staff Accountant with strong analytical skills and an exceptional knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles. This position will support the Finance Department in ensuring compliance and enforcement of financial policies, while assisting with the launch of Financial Edge NXT.

The Staff Accountant will manage the day-to-day accounting work for the Museum, including accounts payable, accounts receivable, journal entries, balance sheet, program accounts, and bank and investment accounts.

Responsibilities:

Process accounts payable and accounts receivable with exceptional accuracy

Review invoices for correct payment amount, proper general ledger account assignment and appropriate authorizations

Maintain the system of financial controls over accounting transactions

Communicate with vendors regarding payables

Maintain accounts payable files, including invoices and check copies

Obtain appropriate documentation including form W-9 and independent contractor forms, as required per IRS regulations, for accounts payable and claim payments

Deposit checks and cash receipts timely and accurately

Prepare and post journal entries as part of monthly closing

Reconcile Admission and Store deposit receipts per departmental procedures

Reconcile corporate credit card expenses

Review and analyze accounts

Perform monthly bank and balance sheet account reconciliations

Perform statutory reporting, including monthly sales tax filing, benefits reporting and Department of Cultural Affairs reporting

Assist in the preparation of internal financial reports

Assist with the interim and year-end audit, including preparation of schedules

Distribute financial reports to Department Managers and analyze significant variances from budget

Liaise with Departmental Managers and Assisting staff

Develop and maintain the necessary tracking and reporting systems to insure execution of all tasks

Assist with the transition from FundEz to Financial Edge NXT software, including migration and maintenance of the chart of accounts and project coding set up

Leverage the Finance Department's SharePoint site to ensure compliance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles as well as enforcement of the Finance Department's policies and procedures

Provide accounting assistance for Human Resources

Assist with other financial duties as needed

Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree in Finance, Accounting, or a related field

Minimum 5 years' of professional experience in progressively responsible roles in Accounting and Finance, ideally in museums or other cultural organizations

Strong analytical and problem solving skills

Effective communicator with positive attitude, excellent interpersonal skills and collaborative instincts

Efficient and decisive management of workflow with exceptional attention to detail and deadlines

Excellent organizational skills

Proactive and self-motivated with the ability to work independently and complete projects with minimal direct supervision

High degree of accuracy in data inputting

Excellent judgment and discretion in handling confidential and sensitive information

Proficient with Financial Edge NXT, FundEz, Microsoft Excel, Word, Outlook, SharePoint and PowerPoint

Benefits:

Health insurance: Excellent medical, dental and vision plans

Flexible Spending Account

401(K) Retirement Savings Plan

Eligibility for pension after 5 years

Employee Assistance Plan (free counseling, financial and legal advice)

Pre-tax transit benefits

To apply: Please email cover letter and resume with "Staff Accountant" in the subject line.

The Studio Museum in Harlem is an equal opportunity employer and considers all candidates for employment regardless of race, color, sex, age, gender identification, national origin, creed, disability, marital status, sexual orientation or political affiliation.

Studio Museum Institute Coordinator

The Studio Museum in Harlem is the nexus for artists of African descent locally, nationally, and internationally and for work that has been inspired and influenced by black culture. It is a site for the dynamic exchange of ideas about art and society. The Museum has earned a reputation as a leader in the contemporary arts arena and is internationally known for its catalytic role in promoting the work of artists of African descent.

The Studio Museum in Harlem seeks an experienced, motivated museum professional to coordinate the Studio Museum Institute (SMI), a significant professional development, curatorial and arts education capacity building initiative. SMI aggregates the Museum's vision and commitment to train and mentor art world leaders from historically underrepresented backgrounds including educators, curators and scholars.

Studio Museum Institute programs include a robust set of programs and activities including:

Professional Development for Staff

Provides staff from historically underrepresented backgrounds in the Curatorial, Community Engagement and Education departments, as well as young curators, researchers and creative professionals, opportunities to build substantial, experience-based knowledge and skills through the new inHarlem programming and community engagement initiative.

Fellowship Program

Provides paid year-long fellowships across museum departments including Curatorial, Exhibitions, Public Programs and Community Engagement. Fellows work alongside some of the most innovative practitioners of museology across the Museum, engaging in in-depth scholarship opportunities, program development, and professional development activities (peer leadership, mentoring, thematic workshops etc.)

Internship Program

Provides high school, college undergraduate and graduate students with structured summer and academic-year internships that increase participants' knowledge of and interest in visual arts careers. Interns assist in departments across the Museum, participate in lunchtime talks with Museum managers, and network with staff at other museums and art organizations.

Museum Education Practicum (MEP)

A course offered bi-annually, which provides emerging museum and arts educators with free, intensive professional development and training including: an eight-week seminar, in-gallery lab sessions, talks and presentations, opportunities to observe education programs and experience facilitating public programming. MEP participants develop their museum-based arts education knowledge and skills, practice applying these skills within the gallery setting, and take advantage of opportunities to network and pursue professional opportunities.

Responsibilities:

Coordinate the recruitment, selection, training, and supervision of SMI interns, fellows, and MEP participants

Facilitate the application and selection process

Develop and implement curriculum and organize recruitment efforts for the Museum Education Practicum program

Organize recruitment efforts for the fellowship and internship program, including job postings, email outreach, and Museum e-newsletter

Organize fellowship and internship orientation sessions, as well as professional development activities including cohort meetings, staff talks, and offsite excursions

Collaborate with Human Resources to develop and implement professional development sessions and mentoring opportunities for SMI participating staff engaged in inHarlem programming

Coordinate and compile comprehensive evaluations across all SMI programs at the conclusion of each program cycle; write year-end reports at the end of the fiscal year

Devise renewed strategies for tracking professional activities of SMI program alumni

Promote increased visibility for Studio Museum Institute programs by spearheading an online platform to showcase the projects and activities of SMI participants

Qualifications:

Individual must have a Master's degree in arts administration, museum studies, visual arts, art history, education, or a related field, in addition to museum education experience

Strong desire to mentor young professionals and an interest in collaborating with museum staff at all levels

Self-starter with the ability to multi-task, handle concurrent schedules of workshops sessions, meetings and key deadlines

Supervisory experience and demonstrated project management skills

Ability to work both independently and with colleagues across museum departments, as well as arts professionals in the field

Excellent organization, communication, writing, research, and interpersonal skills are necessary

Experience facilitating quantitative and qualitative evaluation methods

Background and interest in programs that engage artists of African descent

Demonstrated proficiency with and accuracy in using MS Office products, including Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint and other related software applications

Familiarity with New York art and culture communities

Salary commensurate with experience, skills and knowledge.

Application Materials:

Cover letter summarizing the applicant's most relevant work experience, educational background and sense of potential contribution to the Museum and its mission

Resume

The names, titles and contact information of three professional references able to speak to the candidate's skills, experience, character and commitment

To apply: Please email all application materials in one PDF to {{{mre*vwx*pxv*lqvw*[email protected]*ruj}}}.

The subject line of this email should include the applicant's name and the position for which they are applying (e.g. "Applicant's Name—SMI Coordinator").

Please note that while careful consideration will be given to each submission, the Museum will only be able to contact those applicants whose knowledge, skills and work experience best fit the requirements of the position. No phone calls or faxes please.

The Studio Museum in Harlem is an equal opportunity employer and considers all candidates for employment regardless of race, color, sex, age, gender identification, national origin, creed, disability, marital status, sexual orientation or political affiliation.

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