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

Curatorial Museum Fellow

Digital Communications Manager

Executive Assistant, Deputy Director, Finance and Operations

Curatorial Museum Fellow

About the Fellowship

The Studio Museum in Harlem and The Museum of Modern Art are accepting applications for one additional fellow position in their third Museum Fellowship Collaboration. The fellow will spend nine months at MoMA and one year at the Studio Museum.

The museum fellows, under the direction of a curatorial department, will work independently and collaboratively with museum staff to gain in-depth experience through practical learning opportunities. This joint fellowship will develop the next generation of museum professionals, and will offer insight into the daily workings of a museum through hands-on work, workshops, professional development, and contribution to academic discourse within each institution. The fellows will contemplate the role of museums in contemporary society through the exploration of the mission and collections of these partner institutions.

The curatorial fellow will participate in the essential activities of a curatorial department, which may include assisting the staff in the following areas: collection management, archives, acquisitions, loans, exhibition research, catalogue production, and administration. Under the guidance of the curatorial and administrative staff, the fellow may also assist in the logistics, research, planning, and organization of activities and programming generated in their assigned department, in addition to various research and administrative aspects designed to foster future involvement in the field of art history and curatorial endeavors.

This fellow would be placed at The Museum of Modern Art in their first year, working with the Department of Media and Performance. At The Studio Museum in Harlem the fellow will be assigned to work on exhibitions or permanent collection.

The ideal candidate will be willing to embrace the full scope of tasks relevant to curatorial work, from photocopying to primary research on artists. They should be prepared to be an active collaborator with a wide range of staff across the museum, and comfortable working in a professional office environment. Candidate should provide essential research for histories of early 20th-century music and performance.

Requirements

The Museum Fellowship is a paid, two-year employment opportunity for individuals in the early stages of their career. The ideal museum fellow will have a baccalaureate or graduate-level degree, with a concentration in art history, curatorial studies, Africana studies, dance studies, comparative literature, film, visual culture, or a related field. Archival research skills and experience highly preferred.

Previous involvement within an arts community or arts institution and a desire to work in a museum are also important. Candidates for the Museum Fellowship will be reviewed through a competitive, open process.

Excellent research and written communication skills are required, along with the ability to function in a fast-paced environment within a team. Applicants must be able to manage multiple projects at once with keen attention to detail, adaptability, and a positive attitude. 

Applicants must be members of historically underrepresented groups in the curatorial and museum profession; have a demonstrated interest in curating, programming, writing, and research; and possess knowledge of the contemporary art world.

The Museum Fellowship includes health benefits, three weeks paid vacation per year, and an additional $2,000 to cover travel expenses for an approved research trip related to the fellow’s field of interest.

Application Process

As part of the application process, you must include:

  1. A cover letter specifying your interest in either curatorial or public programs, highlighting a particular area of professional or scholarly interest
  2. Your résumé
  3. A writing sample of no more than five pages

Application deadline: November 11, 2019

(Please note: All supporting materials must be received by this date)

Fellowship begins: Mid-December 2019

Fellowship ends: September 3, 2021

Click here to submit your application

 

Digital Communications Manager

The Communications department facilitates knowledge of and engagement with the Studio Museum’s mission and content. The department stewards the Museum’s brand; creates, edits, designs, and disseminates content on multiple analog and digital channels; and works with all Museum departments on content strategy and institutional messaging.

The Digital Communications Manager manages the Museum’s digital presence. The Manager supervises the production and distribution of high-quality and engaging digital content to diverse museum constituencies.

Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities

  • Oversee the Museum’s online platforms, including website, social media, email, and partner sites/initiatives
  • Maintain brand presence, quality, and consistency across platforms
  • Act as the webmaster for studiomuseum.org; coordinate with outside contractors and the Museum’s Technology Department to manage website design, accessibility, maintenance, growth and API (Application Programming Interface) integrations
  • Manage the creation, compiling, editing and uploading of content (including but not limited to copy, images, and multimedia)
  • Track and analyze website, social, and paid search metrics
  • Collaborate on cross-departmental technology initiatives
  • Participate in planning for future digital initiatives and technologies
  • Oversee SEO (Search Engine Optimization), SEM (Search Engine Marketing), digital advertising, and other paid media efforts
  • Supervise Marketing Coordinator, instructing them on departmental procedures and activities and devising individual projects for them
  • Other duties as assigned

Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in communications, digital design, computer science, art history or other related field required
  • Strong understanding of how the internet, websites, and social media platforms function, particularly in a museum context
  • Strong writing and editing skills
  • Digital project management experience, including past participation in entire software development lifecycle
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills paired with a positive attitude essential.
  • Excellent computer skills required, including Adobe Creative Suite, Microsoft platforms and content management systems, preferably Drupal and/or WordPress

Salary

Salary is commensurate with experience within the guidelines of a small not-for-profit. Competitive benefits package is provided, including medical, dental, life and long-term disability insurance, retirement account, and substantial vacation.

Application

To apply, please email cover letter, resume/CV, salary requirements, and 2-3 samples of relevant past work (this may include links to digital projects, writing samples, and/or an online portfolio) to jobs@studiomuseum.org. Please include “Digital Communications Manager” in the subject line of your email.  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.

Executive Assistant, Deputy Director, Finance and Operations

The Executive Assistant is responsible for providing a range of administrative support to the Deputy Director, Finance and Operations (DDFO). The Executive Assistant is a vital member of the Deputy Director’s Office as they manage the DDFO schedule, support fiscal operations, and liaise with other departments on projects, particularly those related to the construction of Studio Museum’s new building, and Institutional Planning initiatives. 

Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities

  • Management of DDFO calendars (and others as requested).
  • Booking of travel and professional development activities for DDFO.
  • Reviewing of DDFO mail/incoming correspondence, sorting, and filing as required.
  • Providing reminders regarding upcoming meetings, events or anything requiring a collective action from the executive team and/or other team members.
  • Prepare correspondence and communications.
  • Complete research projects as required; analyze and assemble data for report preparation.
  • Provide assistance with mailings, correspondence, inquiries and other tasks regarding major donors and endowments.
  • Serves as a member of the project team, responsible for managing the internal building project timeline, and coordinating with external contractors.
  • Coordinate the Institutional Planning process with various staff and consultants.
  • Prepare board committee reports and presentations.
  • Maintain filing system and overall confidentiality levels associated with performing duties as assigned.
  • Miscellaneous administrative support as required (eg. Letters, presentations, correspondence, meeting preparation).
  • Taking of minutes at Board/Committee (committee meetings as required) meetings and completion of draft minutes within specified timelines.
  • Tracking of attendance, quorum, agenda item requests in accordance with established processes.
  • Organize corporate meetings; orchestrating conference calls, preparing presentations, catering requests and minute taking.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Experience

  • Three to five years’ experience as an executive assistant.
  • One to three years’ experience in an office support role, preferably at a coordinator or equivalent level.
  • Post-secondary education in a related field is an asset.
  • Understanding of working with senior management, senior volunteers (Boards and/or Committees).
  • Strong attention to detail, accuracy and efficient organizer.
  • Excellent ability to communicate both verbally and in writing.
  • Excellent ability to build relationships with all staff.
  • Ability to discreetly handle sensitive and confidential information.
  • Ability to provide high level, priority management and calendar management support to executive management.

Salary

Salary is commensurate with experience within the guidelines of a small not-for-profit. Competitive benefits package is provided, including medical, dental, life and long-term disability insurance, retirement account, and substantial vacation.

Application

The position is open until filled. Please submit a cover letter, resume and two writing samples to jobs@studiomuseum.org. Include “Executive Assistant, Deputy Director, Finance and Operations” in the subject line of your email. 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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