Employment

Curator—European and American Art

The Curator of European and American Art contributes to the conceptualization and realization of KAM’s vision, mission, and strategic directions. The incumbent will develop and execute innovative and well-researched exhibitions, collection installations, and multidisciplinary projects for KAM’s early modern program. S/he will shape the collection by conducting research, identifying strengths and weaknesses, and soliciting acquisitions through gifts and purchases. Additionally, the ideal candidate will embrace and advance KAM’s commitment to greater academic integration through dynamic curricular (and extra-curricular) collaborations with students, faculty, and staff.

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Application Deadline: November 24, 2014



Student Inventory Assistant

This position will provide assistance to KAM’s Museum Registrar and Collection Manager in surveying and recording KAM’s art collection.

Specific duties include handling artwork to check for inventory numbers and updating spreadsheets and/or KAM’s database system with the current artwork location. Work will be performed in KAM’s art storage rooms and galleries. Other collection related tasks may be assigned.

Requirements

  • Applicant must be current U of I undergraduate or graduate student
  • Preferred field of study: Art history, studio art, library science, or related field
  • Art and/or museum experience is preferred
  • Training/experience with fine art object handling is preferred
  • Applicant should be well organized, detail oriented, able to multi-task
  • Demonstrated experience with MS Excel and database systems is preferred

Compensation and Schedule
$10.00/hour; 8–12 hours per week
Expected start: February 2015

Application
Submit resumé and cover letter to the Collections Manager and Museum Registrar/Exhibitions Director no later than November 21, 2014.

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Undergraduate and graduate students who wish to gain experience in an art museum environment are invited to take advantage of the courses offered through Art Education and the Museum Studies program. For more information, please visit our learning opportunities page.



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