Stanford Jobs at Cantor Arts Center

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PERMANENT POSITIONS

Associate Director for Academic and Public Engagement
Job Requisition Number: 62090
The Associate Director for Academic and Public Engagement (ADAPE) reports to the Director and is a member of the senior staff.  The ADAPE is responsible for the museum’s academic and educational programming, including developing and implementing educational and audience building strategies, overseeing the operations of an education department that specializes in integrating the visual arts into campus life, building community, and encouraging use of the Museum’s collections and exhibitions in the university curriculum.  S/he works with the museum’s staff and volunteers, the university community, the broader education community, and the public to create and implement programs utilizing the museum’s collections and special exhibitions that stimulate learning about and through the arts, art history and theory, educational theory and practice, and other related disciplines.  The ADAPE designs learning environments to serve the museum’s diverse audience, which includes all age groups and various levels of knowledge and interest.  With the Director and other curators, the ADAPE envisions, designs, and implements strategies designed to realize the museum’s potential as a vital force in the academic and social life of the University and local, regional, national, and international communities.  In addition, the ADAPE provides leadership to the museum’s Visitor Services program and the museum’s comprehensive Marketing and Communications strategy and implementation.  The goal is to ensure that the educational focus of the museum is clearly articulated and communicated, while working to build strong and engaged audiences on campus and beyond.
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Curatorial Project Manager, Department of Prints, Drawings and Photographs
Job Requisition Number: 62184
The Curatorial Project Manager reports to the Curator of Prints, Drawings, and Photographs, and will work on a number of significant traveling exhibitions and catalogues, as well as other gallery rotations. Responsibilities include providing support for these original exhibitions and loan shows; documenting objects in the permanent collection by conducting scholarly research, creating records, and updating information in the museum database; and being active in departmental programs related to student engagement with the collection, academic programs, and donor cultivation.
Fixed Term: March 2014September 2015
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Museum Curator
Job Requisition Number: 61073
The Phyllis Wattis Curator of the Arts of Africa and the Americas
The Curator of the Arts of Africa, Native America and Ancient America is responsible for the development of this area of the collection, including its documentation, research, preservation, presentation, and growth. The collection includes objects in several media from Africa, American Indian tribes primarily from the western parts of North America, including art from the modern and contemporary period, and ancient Native American cultures from before the period of western contact. We are committed to developing these areas of the collection, and expect the successful curator will specialize in either the arts of Africa or Native American cultures, and also have a strong interest in the other area of the collection. We are especially interested in a curator who can offer new and fresh perspectives on the collection and will integrate contemporary art and issues into the collection and exhibition program.
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Museum Preparator III
Job Requisition Number: 62971
Under the supervision of the Acting Manager of Collections, Exhibitions and Conservation, the Museum Preparator III works with the team of Preparators at the Cantor Arts Center at Stanford University (CAC) in the preparation, installation, storage, packing, and general handling of art objects in the permanent collection and temporary exhibitions.  Preparators perform a wide variety of duties in support of museum operations and in collaboration with Registrars, Curators, Head of Exhibitions, and Conservators.  This position is covered by a collective bargaining unit.  The Preparator’s responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:  Serves as Lead Preparator on assigned exhibitions including active participation in the design, coordination, and implementation of exhibitions using a high level of organization, communication and time management skills.  Designs and fabricates custom mounts and exhibition furniture. Works in galleries as part of the installation team for exhibitions and rotations including installation of digital media and multimedia and electronics (film, computer, audio video) and gallery lighting. Designs and fabricates custom storage housing for long-term storage at CAC.
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Outdoor Sculpture and Conservation Coordinator
Job Requisition Number: 63022
With Cantor staff, develop and manage program for siting, installation and maintenance of Outdoor Sculpture Collection. Maintain works in good condition; develop budget, work plan and goals; train, hire and work alongside Stanford and occasionally non-Stanford students hired for the Outdoor Sculpture Maintenance Crew; plan, schedule, coordinate and monitor special projects such as annual survey, installations, de-installations, conservation treatments and repainting. Develop and maintain campus contacts, with vendors/consultants/contractors and other relevant departments. Schedule and work closely with specialist contract conservators and other service providers; write reports and perform record keeping of paper, photographic documentation and data files; contribute to Conservation blog with posts on activities and help maintain blog-site; work with Education Department and Public Relations department in creating signage as needed for special projects, and communications with university, public and staff. Collaborate closely with supervisor, director, curators, events staff, collections manager and finance manager on all aspects of program.
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STUDENT POSITIONS
All positions open to Stanford students only.

Position Title: Conservation Assistant

Assist Director of Art and Science Learning Lab in preservation, restoration, and conservation duties.  By end of assistantship, have clear idea of general museum practices in the preventive care and conservation treatment of the collection.  May include preparation of objects for specific gallery rotations or exhibitions.  Assist contract conservators on site while estimating or performing treatment on paintings, sculpture, works on paper, textiles, etc. Gain knowledge of basics of climate control in museum setting.  Other duties include monitoring gallery hygrothermographs twice a week; filing records; preparing silica gel for exhibition cases and storage cases; monthly inventory safety cabinet for lab chemicals; performing simple treatment procedures as training with conservator progresses (brush dusting, preparing for storage, surface cleaning, in-painting, pest control measures). Some experience with art object handling skills desirable; art history and/or studio art; chemistry; photography is desirable, but not required. Student should be responsible and organized; able to take direction and work well with others. Position is approximately 5 - 8 hours per week. To apply: send resume and cover letter to Susan Roberts-Manganelli, Director of Art and Science Learning Lab.

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Position Title: Outdoor Sculpture Maintenance Technician
The technician will work with the current sculputure

maintenance crew and Objects conservator, for training and on

large projects. May be required to interact with university staff and contractors to obtain services and assistance (fencing, water, power, lifts, and other equipment as necessary), to review Facilities Operations Construction Updates in order to anticipate projects and events that might have an adverse effect on the Outdoor collection. In addition, responsibilities will involve washing and general maintenance of the outdoor sculpture collection. Technicians must be prepared to answer questions regarding the museum, sculpture, and working with the sculpture. May be photographed by The Daily and other papers and perhaps quoted. The position requires a minimum of 5 hours per week during the school year, and more in the summer. To apply: send resume with cover letter to Emy Kim, Outdoor Sculpture Conservator, by Friday, May 9th.

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Position Title: Preparator Assistant
Under the direction and supervision of museum preparators, the Preparator Assistant learns and undertakes standard and certain specialized practices for handling, mounting, installing, and storing works of art in various media, as well as preparing gallery spaces and furnishings. No experience necessary, but consideration will be given to candidates who have experience with making and/or handling works of art or comparable fragile and sensitive materials; good dexterity and vision; physically and temperamentally steady; responsible; reliable; able to take direction and work well with others. Schedule is flexible, 8 - 10 hours per week. Open to Stanford students only. To apply: send resume and cover letter to Daniel Meltsner, Preparator.
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