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Museum Curatorial Assistant
Job Requisition Number: 67526

Under limited direction, assist with the Museum’s programs of collection, acquisition and conservation, exhibitions, education and publication. The Curatorial Assistant/Associate reports to the Associate Director for Exhibitions, Collections, and Curatorial Affairs and works on projects for other curators as assigned. He/She is responsible for assisting in all aspects of collections and exhibitions development. The curatorial assistant/associate will provide support for the organization of original and loan exhibitions; the maintenance and development of the permanent collection, including record keeping; and the management of departmental activities including research, programs, education, public affairs, and development.
For more information and to apply, Job Requisition #: 67526

Development Manager 1: Cantor Associate Director and Director of External Relations
Job Requisition Number: 67309
Lead development, efforts and execution of fundraising goals and activities for the Cantor Arts Center. This position reports directly to the Cantor’s Director with a dotted line to the Senior Director of Development, Arts Program in the Office of Development. The Associate Director serves on the Cantor Senior Management team and leads the development efforts and execution of its fundraising goals and activities. The scope of the fundraising responsibilities includes all priorities of the Cantor as well as serving as a liaison to the broader arts fundraising efforts on campus. At the Cantor, the scope ranges from principal and major gifts, acquisitions, stewardship, bequest intentions as well as the joint membership of the Cantor/Anderson Collection. Annual commitments to the Cantor are in the $13M-$15M range with over 2,500 members providing support in excess of $1M.

• Direct efforts of the Cantor External Relations team. This team currently includes two event planners, a membership manager, two project managers and a term position as a membership assistant. This team manages nearly 100 events each year.
• Plan and implement the fund-raising program for the Cantor Arts Center.
• Work with volunteers and leaders to develop goals and fundraising activities.
• Provide opportunities for professional growth focusing on retention to increase capacity and stability of the team.
• Inspire and motivate staff by fostering a work environment that encourages new ideas, risk-taking, team-based efforts, celebrating current achievements and setting/meeting philanthropic goals.
• Direct staff and provide leadership to achieve goals and vision of the organization. Responsible for hiring and retaining staff, career coaching, personal development for direct reports and accountable for the performance of employees
• Ensure appropriate resources are allocated towards programs, resolve internal allocation issues.
• Provide strategy, leadership and direction, including creating a strategy to sustain the momentum and growth of the joint membership program (Cantor/Anderson Collection) established in 2014, building on a 50 year membership program at the Cantor.
• Commitment to the advancement of the arts.
• Submit annual goals to the Cantor Director, School of Humanities and Sciences, and the Office of Development for the fund-raising programs for the museum: membership, annual gifts, stewardship, principal and major gifts.
* - Other duties may also be assigned
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Positions open to Stanford students only. Updated: April 10, 2015

Family Sunday Ambassadors

Applications accepted on rolling basis.

The Cantor Arts Center is hiring twelve Family Sunday Ambassadors to work during the highly popular Family Sunday program in the summer. Candidates should be highly motivated, reliable individuals who demonstrate interest in art or museum work, take initiative, exhibit strong communication and interpersonal skills, and enjoy working with families and young children. Ambassadors are expected to work on average two Sundays per month for at least six months; excellent attendance is a must. Hours are 12:15 to 3:30 pm. To apply, please submit a cover letter and one-page resume with the subject line, "Family Sunday Ambassador,"  to Please note that candidates should not apply to a single role; Ambassadors will be trained to fulfill all four roles and will rotate on a weekly basis:


Studio Assistants work with a professional art educator to present unique studio art-making experiences each week. Responsibilities include explaining the lesson, elements of art, and techniques to families, maintaining art supplies, preparing materials, assisting the art educator as needed, and managing setup and cleanup of the studio.


Welcome Table Assistants are the first point of contact for Family Sunday visitors. In addition to informing families about Family Sunday activities, they ensure the smooth flow of visitors. Responsibilities include greeting family visitors, providing families with information about the day's tour and art project, managing tour and art-making sign-ups, tracking metrics, and helping guide families in and out of the art-making studio.


Art Pack Assistants manage the organization and distribution of Art Packs, which contain materials for visitors to use independently in the museum. Responsibilities include signing out Art Packs, explaining museum guidelines, maintaining the quality of the materials, circulating throughout the galleries to engage families in thoughtful drawing experiences.


Tour Assistants help docents lead tour groups by tracking the time and number of participants, recording notes and comments, managing group dynamics, and helping families move through the galleries. Family Sundays offer four half-hour tours; after the final tour, tour assistants will use their remaining time to assist with studio art-making or art pack duties.


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