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

Administrative Assistant to Deputy Director, Finance & Operations

Associate, Development Administration

Associate Curator, Exhibitions

Administrative Assistant to Deputy Director, Finance & Operations



The Studio Museum in Harlem was founded in 1968 by a diverse group of artists, community activists and philanthropists who envisioned a new kind of museum that not only displays artwork but also supports artists and arts education. 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.

The Administrative Assistant will be responsible for providing a wide range of administrative support to the Deputy Director.

Responsibilities:

Manage and maintain the Deputy Director's calendar and travel arrangements

Prepare and edit routine correspondence

Prep Deputy Director for meetings and calls

Complete and submit expense reports and payment requests

Manage credit card account reconciliation

Liaise with internal staff at all levels and receive incoming visitors

Manage the Deputy Director's incoming and outgoing mail

Support the Deputy Directory administratively, including researching projects, providing clerical support, filing, copying, typing, and scanning

Other duties as needed

Requirements:

The successful candidate will be pro-active and highly skilled in office management. The candidate will have excellent communications skills, pay close attention to detail and thrive in a team-oriented environment.

The ideal candidate will possess:

An Associate's degree or related school experience is required, a Bachelor degree is desirable

A minimum of 2 years of administrative support experience in the nonprofit and/or cultural sector highly desirable

Excellent computer skills with proficiency in Office 365, Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook; and SharePoint

Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Excellent organizational and analytical skills

Experience with administrative and clerical duties

Professionally mature, demonstrating discretion and confidentiality

Strong interpersonal skills, ability to work well with others as part of a team

Salary will be commensurate with experience, skills and knowledge.

Send cover letter, resume and a writing sample to: {{{mre*[email protected]*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.

Associate, Development Administration



The Studio Museum in Harlem was founded in 1968 by a diverse group of artists, community activists and philanthropists who envisioned a new kind of museum that not only displays artwork but also supports artists and arts education. 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.

The Associate, Development Administration is responsible for a range of administrative and departmental operational tasks designed to facilitate the efficient operation of the department, including senior level administrative support for the Director of Institutional Advancement as well as coordination and management of the department's human resources and financial accounting processes.

Responsibilities:

Administrative support for the Director of Institutional Advancement to include general administrative support, calendar management, meeting coordination, travel arrangements, distribution of email, answering phones, drafting routine correspondences and assistance with meeting preparation

Monitor, track and reconcile monthly departmental budgets and review and submit department payment requests

Assist with 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 human resources needs, including payroll, onboarding and transition of new or departing staff, consultants' contracts, coordination of professional development opportunities for team members and departmental meetings and retreats

Refine the digital and paper retention policies and compliances

Review and evaluate historic and archival materials

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

Ongoing organization and maintenance of physical and digital files

Help maintain departmental PCI compliance and filings with Better Business Bureau, GuideStar and other standard charities registrations

Other duties as needed

Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree required

A minimum of three years' experience providing support at a high level

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

Knowledge of standard office administrative practices and procedure

Exceptional organizational and planning skills with attention to detail

Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

Ability to meet deadlines and manage multiple projects simultaneously

High level of accountability, discretion and responsibility in safeguarding confidential information

Please forward application materials in one PDF to: {{{mre*dvvrf*ghy*[email protected]*ruj}}}

Salary commensurate with experience, skills and knowledge.

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.

Associate Curator, Exhibitions



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.

The Associate Curator, Exhibitions will serve a key leadership role in the curatorial department. As the Museum prepares for a significant expansion ahead of its 50th anniversary, the Associate Curator, Exhibitions will assume primary responsibility for the execution and continued articulation of the department's strategic vision.

The ideal candidate will be equipped to think broadly and innovatively about the Museum's artist centered mission, while independently managing a wide range of administrative responsibilities. A principal focus will be the long term planning and oversight of the Museum's Exhibition programming.

The Associate Curator must be comfortable in a collaborative, experimental and culturally diverse setting and possess the openness, flexibility and diplomacy required for meaningful collaboration with contemporary artists. This position will be a peer to the existing Associate Curator, Permanent Collection and will work collaboratively to oversee the Curatorial Department jointly to the Chief Curator.

Responsibilities:

With the Associate Curator, Permanent Collection; supervise curatorial staff, including the department's Curatorial Assistant, Exhibition Coordinator and Curatorial Fellows

Conduct original research and organize exhibitions

Produce didactic texts and exhibition related publications

Manage exhibition budgets and the exhibition calendar

Spearhead numerous projects related to the Museum's Exhibitions

Collaborate across multiple departments, including the Director's Office, 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 while cultivating and maintaining relationships with a diverse constituency of artists, trustees, members of the press, professional associations and local non-profit organizations

Other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

Strong background in contemporary art by artists of African descent required

Must have an international knowledge of the current art scene, including important emerging talent and be an active figure in the cultural community

Must be able to speak and write persuasively on the role of culturally specific institutions in the museum field

Master's degree in Art History, with an emphasis on mid-century to Contemporary Art, American Art and/or African-American Art, history or culture. Advanced degree preferred

Minimum of 3–5 years' curatorial experience in a museum setting

Supervisory experience and demonstrated project management skills

Exceptional communication skills with excellent speaking, writing and research abilities

Ability to work independently and as part of a team

Application Materials:

Cover letter summarizing the applicant's most relevant work experience, educational background and familiarity with art by artists of African descent as well as the candidate's sense of their own potential contribution to the Museum and its mission

Resume

Three writing samples: Two samples should focus on artists of African descent or artworks by an artist of African descent active between 1970 to the present



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*dvvrfldwh*[email protected]*ruj}}}

The subject line of the email should include the applicant's name and the position for which they are applying (e.g. “Applicant's Name–Associate Curator, Exhibitions”).

Salary commensurate with experience, skills and knowledge.

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.

All applications must be received by 5 pm, June 1, 2018.

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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Administrative Assistant to Deputy Director, Finance & Operations



The Studio Museum in Harlem was founded in 1968 by a diverse group of artists, community activists and philanthropists who envisioned a new kind of museum that not only displays artwork but also supports artists and arts education. 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.

The Administrative Assistant will be responsible for providing a wide range of administrative support to the Deputy Director.

Responsibilities:

Manage and maintain the Deputy Director's calendar and travel arrangements

Prepare and edit routine correspondence

Prep Deputy Director for meetings and calls

Complete and submit expense reports and payment requests

Manage credit card account reconciliation

Liaise with internal staff at all levels and receive incoming visitors

Manage the Deputy Director's incoming and outgoing mail

Support the Deputy Directory administratively, including researching projects, providing clerical support, filing, copying, typing, and scanning

Other duties as needed

Requirements:

The successful candidate will be pro-active and highly skilled in office management. The candidate will have excellent communications skills, pay close attention to detail and thrive in a team-oriented environment.

The ideal candidate will possess:

An Associate's degree or related school experience is required, a Bachelor degree is desirable

A minimum of 2 years of administrative support experience in the nonprofit and/or cultural sector highly desirable

Excellent computer skills with proficiency in Office 365, Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook; and SharePoint

Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Excellent organizational and analytical skills

Experience with administrative and clerical duties

Professionally mature, demonstrating discretion and confidentiality

Strong interpersonal skills, ability to work well with others as part of a team

Salary will be commensurate with experience, skills and knowledge.

Send cover letter, resume and a writing sample to: {{{mre*[email protected]*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.

Associate, Development Administration



The Studio Museum in Harlem was founded in 1968 by a diverse group of artists, community activists and philanthropists who envisioned a new kind of museum that not only displays artwork but also supports artists and arts education. 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.

The Associate, Development Administration is responsible for a range of administrative and departmental operational tasks designed to facilitate the efficient operation of the department, including senior level administrative support for the Director of Institutional Advancement as well as coordination and management of the department's human resources and financial accounting processes.

Responsibilities:

Administrative support for the Director of Institutional Advancement to include general administrative support, calendar management, meeting coordination, travel arrangements, distribution of email, answering phones, drafting routine correspondences and assistance with meeting preparation

Monitor, track and reconcile monthly departmental budgets and review and submit department payment requests

Assist with 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 human resources needs, including payroll, onboarding and transition of new or departing staff, consultants' contracts, coordination of professional development opportunities for team members and departmental meetings and retreats

Refine the digital and paper retention policies and compliances

Review and evaluate historic and archival materials

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

Ongoing organization and maintenance of physical and digital files

Help maintain departmental PCI compliance and filings with Better Business Bureau, GuideStar and other standard charities registrations

Other duties as needed

Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree required

A minimum of three years' experience providing support at a high level

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

Knowledge of standard office administrative practices and procedure

Exceptional organizational and planning skills with attention to detail

Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

Ability to meet deadlines and manage multiple projects simultaneously

High level of accountability, discretion and responsibility in safeguarding confidential information

Please forward application materials in one PDF to: {{{mre*dvvrf*ghy*[email protected]*ruj}}}

Salary commensurate with experience, skills and knowledge.

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.

Associate Curator, Exhibitions



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.

The Associate Curator, Exhibitions will serve a key leadership role in the curatorial department. As the Museum prepares for a significant expansion ahead of its 50th anniversary, the Associate Curator, Exhibitions will assume primary responsibility for the execution and continued articulation of the department's strategic vision.

The ideal candidate will be equipped to think broadly and innovatively about the Museum's artist centered mission, while independently managing a wide range of administrative responsibilities. A principal focus will be the long term planning and oversight of the Museum's Exhibition programming.

The Associate Curator must be comfortable in a collaborative, experimental and culturally diverse setting and possess the openness, flexibility and diplomacy required for meaningful collaboration with contemporary artists. This position will be a peer to the existing Associate Curator, Permanent Collection and will work collaboratively to oversee the Curatorial Department jointly to the Chief Curator.

Responsibilities:

With the Associate Curator, Permanent Collection; supervise curatorial staff, including the department's Curatorial Assistant, Exhibition Coordinator and Curatorial Fellows

Conduct original research and organize exhibitions

Produce didactic texts and exhibition related publications

Manage exhibition budgets and the exhibition calendar

Spearhead numerous projects related to the Museum's Exhibitions

Collaborate across multiple departments, including the Director's Office, 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 while cultivating and maintaining relationships with a diverse constituency of artists, trustees, members of the press, professional associations and local non-profit organizations

Other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

Strong background in contemporary art by artists of African descent required

Must have an international knowledge of the current art scene, including important emerging talent and be an active figure in the cultural community

Must be able to speak and write persuasively on the role of culturally specific institutions in the museum field

Master's degree in Art History, with an emphasis on mid-century to Contemporary Art, American Art and/or African-American Art, history or culture. Advanced degree preferred

Minimum of 3–5 years' curatorial experience in a museum setting

Supervisory experience and demonstrated project management skills

Exceptional communication skills with excellent speaking, writing and research abilities

Ability to work independently and as part of a team

Application Materials:

Cover letter summarizing the applicant's most relevant work experience, educational background and familiarity with art by artists of African descent as well as the candidate's sense of their own potential contribution to the Museum and its mission

Resume

Three writing samples: Two samples should focus on artists of African descent or artworks by an artist of African descent active between 1970 to the present



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*dvvrfldwh*[email protected]*ruj}}}

The subject line of the email should include the applicant's name and the position for which they are applying (e.g. “Applicant's Name–Associate Curator, Exhibitions”).

Salary commensurate with experience, skills and knowledge.

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.

All applications must be received by 5 pm, June 1, 2018.

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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