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Communications Coordinator



The Studio Museum in Harlem has earned an international reputation as a leader in the contemporary arts arena with its groundbreaking role in promoting the work of artists of African descent. Now at the beginning of its 50th anniversary year, the Museum has entered an exciting transition period with its inHarlem programming initiative, while it lays the groundwork for the institution's vital next chapter and the construction of its new facility.

The Communications Coordinator creates, edits, monitors and disseminates content to diverse museum constituencies. As a vital member of a dynamic Communications team, the Coordinator acts as the managing editor of Studio magazine and contributes to print, digital and other initiatives. The Communications Coordinator is supervised by the Communications Director.

Responsibilities:

Manage production and distribution of biannual, award-winning museum magazine, Studio

Work with Museum and outside contributors to shape, gather, and edit content, while managing timeline and budget

Act as primary liaison with graphic designers to refine design and content of magazine

Manage online version of Studio

Draft and edit texts including but not limited to website content, Studio articles, and press materials

Maintain up-to-date style guide and work with colleagues to ensure all Museum communications are consistent with Museum mission, style and brand

Participate in cross-department editorial team for exhibition didactics and other publications

Participate in creating and managing cross-platform editorial calendar

Work with internal and external designers on creation of digital and print publications and other collateral

Other duties as needed in a faced-paced, rapidly-changing environment

Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree in art history, African-American studies, English, or other related field

2+ years relevant experience required

Superior writing and editing skills with a keen eye for detail

Excellent computer skills required, including Adobe Creative Suite and Microsoft platforms.

Interest in and familiarity with global contemporary art and/or African-American art required

Excellent interpersonal communication skills essential

Website content management experience, especially in Drupal, preferred

Experience with CoSchedule and/or Trello platforms a plus

Fluency in Spanish a plus

Please submit resume, cover letter, and relevant writing sample (under 1000 words) to {{{mre*frppxqlfdwlrqv*frruglqdwru@vwxglrpxvhxp*ruj}}}. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

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.

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, American Art and/or African-American Art, history or culture; graduate degree or studies a plus

Minimum of 3 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 forward application materials in one PDF to: {{{mre*fxudwruldo*dvvlvwdqw@vwxglrpxvhxp*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—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.

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.

Curatorial Assistant, Permanent Collection



The Studio Museum in Harlem has earned an international reputation as a leader in the contemporary arts arena with its groundbreaking role in promoting the work of artists of African descent.

The Curatorial Assistant, Permanent Collection will work in the areas of research, planning and organization of exhibitions.

Responsibilities:

The Curatorial Assistant, Permanent Collection will work closely with permanent collection curator(s) on:

Research on collection artists and works of art, as well as potential acquisitions and gifts

Exhibition research and administration, including preparing loan requests; assisting in the preparation of checklists and didactic materials; and liaising with other departments on installation, catalogue production, etc.

Reviewing, cataloguing and conditioning works of art

Acquisition Committee meetings

Maintenance of the collection and its related files

Serve as the curatorial point person to expand the collection's presence on the website

Manage all rights and reproductions requests

Answer queries from both the general public and scholars regarding the permanent collection

Oversee the exhibition history spreadsheet and the loan log

Manage all aspects of the collection's inventory in The Museum System (TMS) database, including cataloguing object details, loans, provenance, appraisals, and exhibition history

Assist with general departmental administration, including scheduling and budgeting

Additional duties as assigned

Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree in Art History or a related field

Strong background in mid-century and contemporary art by artists of African descent

Familiarity with databases, including The Museum System (TMS)

Proficiency with Microsoft 365 and Adobe Photoshop

Experience working in a museum or cultural organization

Excellent oral and written communication skills

Ability to work independently and as part of a team

Application Materials:

Cover letter that summarizes 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

Two writing samples focusing 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

To apply, please send application materials to: j{{{re*fxudwruldo*dvvlvwdqw*shupdqhqw*froohfwlrq@vwxglrpxvhxp*ruj}}}.

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.

Executive Assistant to the Director of Institutional Advancement



Thanks to its groundbreaking role promoting the work of artists of African descent, The Studio Museum in Harlem has earned an international reputation as a leader in the contemporary arts arena. Under the Directorship of Thelma Golden, the board and staff are looking towards the Museum's 50th anniversary in 2018 and its Capital Campaign, and are preparing to bolster programming and fundraising in honor of these landmark occasions.

The Executive Assistant is primarily responsible for supporting the Director of Intuitional Advancement (DIA) with a range of administrative and departmental operational tasks in order to facilitate the efficient running of the busy and growing department including: senior level administrative support for the DIA; and coordinating the department's human resources and managing all financial accounting.

Responsibilities:

Coordinate meetings related to Development, Capital Campaign and Trustee meetings

Prep DIA for meetings and calls

Manage and maintain DIA schedule, appointments and travel arrangements

Schedule, coordinate and prep for meetings and events

Answer and manage incoming calls

Review and distribute incoming mail

Prepare, edit, collate and execute routine correspondence

Prepare and send mailings, messenger, and special deliveries

Help to prepare meeting packets/binders

Liaise with internal staff at all levels and receive incoming visitors

Liaise with the Director & Chief Curator's office for development related requests

Work with DIA on strategic planning to improve upon the department's operational processes in compliance with the organization's policies and procedures

Monitor, track, and reconcile monthly departmental budget and review and submit department purchase orders; assist DIA in developing and monitoring budgeting processes in conjunction with Finance

Submit expense reports and manage credit card account reconciliation for the department

Manage the department's HR needs, including managing time and attendance, the onboarding and transition of new/departing staff, and managing consultants' contracts; helping to coordinate professional development opportunities for team members and departmental meetings and retreats

In conjunction with Database Manager and Special Events Manager refine department's digital and paper retention policies and compliance; review and evaluate historic and archival materials

Ongoing organization and maintenance of physical and digital files

Other duties as needed

Key Competencies:

Organizational and planning skills; attention to detail

Ability to multitask and work under pressure with multiple deadlines

Excellent communication skills and ability to problem solve

Professional dress and demeanor

Confidentiality

Requirements:

The successful candidate will possess exceptional organization skills, along with the ability to multi-task, meet deadlines and work as part of a team. Must be highly accountable and often responsible for safeguarding confidential information.

At least 3-5 years' experience providing support at a high level

Proficient computer skills and in-depth knowledge of relevant software such as MS Office Suite

Knowledge of standard office administrative practices and procedures

Bachelor's Degree preferred

The position is based in Harlem, New York.

Salary will be commensurate with experience, skills, and knowledge.

Send resume and cover letter to {{{mre*hahfxwlyh*dvvlvwdqw*lqvwlwxwlrqdo*dgydqfhphqw@vwxglrpxvhxp*ruj}}}. No phone calls or faxes, please.

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Communications Coordinator



The Studio Museum in Harlem has earned an international reputation as a leader in the contemporary arts arena with its groundbreaking role in promoting the work of artists of African descent. Now at the beginning of its 50th anniversary year, the Museum has entered an exciting transition period with its inHarlem programming initiative, while it lays the groundwork for the institution's vital next chapter and the construction of its new facility.

The Communications Coordinator creates, edits, monitors and disseminates content to diverse museum constituencies. As a vital member of a dynamic Communications team, the Coordinator acts as the managing editor of Studio magazine and contributes to print, digital and other initiatives. The Communications Coordinator is supervised by the Communications Director.

Responsibilities:

Manage production and distribution of biannual, award-winning museum magazine, Studio

Work with Museum and outside contributors to shape, gather, and edit content, while managing timeline and budget

Act as primary liaison with graphic designers to refine design and content of magazine

Manage online version of Studio

Draft and edit texts including but not limited to website content, Studio articles, and press materials

Maintain up-to-date style guide and work with colleagues to ensure all Museum communications are consistent with Museum mission, style and brand

Participate in cross-department editorial team for exhibition didactics and other publications

Participate in creating and managing cross-platform editorial calendar

Work with internal and external designers on creation of digital and print publications and other collateral

Other duties as needed in a faced-paced, rapidly-changing environment

Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree in art history, African-American studies, English, or other related field

2+ years relevant experience required

Superior writing and editing skills with a keen eye for detail

Excellent computer skills required, including Adobe Creative Suite and Microsoft platforms.

Interest in and familiarity with global contemporary art and/or African-American art required

Excellent interpersonal communication skills essential

Website content management experience, especially in Drupal, preferred

Experience with CoSchedule and/or Trello platforms a plus

Fluency in Spanish a plus

Please submit resume, cover letter, and relevant writing sample (under 1000 words) to {{{mre*frppxqlfdwlrqv*frruglqdwru@vwxglrpxvhxp*ruj}}}. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

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.

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, American Art and/or African-American Art, history or culture; graduate degree or studies a plus

Minimum of 3 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 forward application materials in one PDF to: {{{mre*fxudwruldo*dvvlvwdqw@vwxglrpxvhxp*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—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.

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.

Curatorial Assistant, Permanent Collection



The Studio Museum in Harlem has earned an international reputation as a leader in the contemporary arts arena with its groundbreaking role in promoting the work of artists of African descent.

The Curatorial Assistant, Permanent Collection will work in the areas of research, planning and organization of exhibitions.

Responsibilities:

The Curatorial Assistant, Permanent Collection will work closely with permanent collection curator(s) on:

Research on collection artists and works of art, as well as potential acquisitions and gifts

Exhibition research and administration, including preparing loan requests; assisting in the preparation of checklists and didactic materials; and liaising with other departments on installation, catalogue production, etc.

Reviewing, cataloguing and conditioning works of art

Acquisition Committee meetings

Maintenance of the collection and its related files

Serve as the curatorial point person to expand the collection's presence on the website

Manage all rights and reproductions requests

Answer queries from both the general public and scholars regarding the permanent collection

Oversee the exhibition history spreadsheet and the loan log

Manage all aspects of the collection's inventory in The Museum System (TMS) database, including cataloguing object details, loans, provenance, appraisals, and exhibition history

Assist with general departmental administration, including scheduling and budgeting

Additional duties as assigned

Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree in Art History or a related field

Strong background in mid-century and contemporary art by artists of African descent

Familiarity with databases, including The Museum System (TMS)

Proficiency with Microsoft 365 and Adobe Photoshop

Experience working in a museum or cultural organization

Excellent oral and written communication skills

Ability to work independently and as part of a team

Application Materials:

Cover letter that summarizes 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

Two writing samples focusing 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

To apply, please send application materials to: j{{{re*fxudwruldo*dvvlvwdqw*shupdqhqw*froohfwlrq@vwxglrpxvhxp*ruj}}}.

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.

Executive Assistant to the Director of Institutional Advancement



Thanks to its groundbreaking role promoting the work of artists of African descent, The Studio Museum in Harlem has earned an international reputation as a leader in the contemporary arts arena. Under the Directorship of Thelma Golden, the board and staff are looking towards the Museum's 50th anniversary in 2018 and its Capital Campaign, and are preparing to bolster programming and fundraising in honor of these landmark occasions.

The Executive Assistant is primarily responsible for supporting the Director of Intuitional Advancement (DIA) with a range of administrative and departmental operational tasks in order to facilitate the efficient running of the busy and growing department including: senior level administrative support for the DIA; and coordinating the department's human resources and managing all financial accounting.

Responsibilities:

Coordinate meetings related to Development, Capital Campaign and Trustee meetings

Prep DIA for meetings and calls

Manage and maintain DIA schedule, appointments and travel arrangements

Schedule, coordinate and prep for meetings and events

Answer and manage incoming calls

Review and distribute incoming mail

Prepare, edit, collate and execute routine correspondence

Prepare and send mailings, messenger, and special deliveries

Help to prepare meeting packets/binders

Liaise with internal staff at all levels and receive incoming visitors

Liaise with the Director & Chief Curator's office for development related requests

Work with DIA on strategic planning to improve upon the department's operational processes in compliance with the organization's policies and procedures

Monitor, track, and reconcile monthly departmental budget and review and submit department purchase orders; assist DIA in developing and monitoring budgeting processes in conjunction with Finance

Submit expense reports and manage credit card account reconciliation for the department

Manage the department's HR needs, including managing time and attendance, the onboarding and transition of new/departing staff, and managing consultants' contracts; helping to coordinate professional development opportunities for team members and departmental meetings and retreats

In conjunction with Database Manager and Special Events Manager refine department's digital and paper retention policies and compliance; review and evaluate historic and archival materials

Ongoing organization and maintenance of physical and digital files

Other duties as needed

Key Competencies:

Organizational and planning skills; attention to detail

Ability to multitask and work under pressure with multiple deadlines

Excellent communication skills and ability to problem solve

Professional dress and demeanor

Confidentiality

Requirements:

The successful candidate will possess exceptional organization skills, along with the ability to multi-task, meet deadlines and work as part of a team. Must be highly accountable and often responsible for safeguarding confidential information.

At least 3-5 years' experience providing support at a high level

Proficient computer skills and in-depth knowledge of relevant software such as MS Office Suite

Knowledge of standard office administrative practices and procedures

Bachelor's Degree preferred

The position is based in Harlem, New York.

Salary will be commensurate with experience, skills, and knowledge.

Send resume and cover letter to {{{mre*hahfxwlyh*dvvlvwdqw*lqvwlwxwlrqdo*dgydqfhphqw@vwxglrpxvhxp*ruj}}}. No phone calls or faxes, please.

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