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Curatorial Assistant


 

Assistant/Associate Curator

Job Title: Assistant/Associate Curator

Department: Photography

Reports To:Lisa Hostetler, Curator-in-Charge Dept. of Photography

Status: Full time

Start Date: Immediately

Posting Dates: : January 15, 2015

Overview:

Work with the curator-in-charge and other Department of Photography (DOP) staff on the presentation, interpretation and maintenance of the Photography Collection at George Eastman House. Develop and execute exhibitions and programs for the public. Evaluate, identify, and propose acquisitions to the collection, concentrating on nineteenth-century materials.

Responsibilities:

  1. Curate temporary exhibitions that combine a strong curatorial concept with compelling visual interest and strong scholarly merit. Organize occasional rotations from the collection for the History of Photography Gallery.
  2. Conduct research and publish scholarship in areas of interest and/or expertise.
  3. Collaborate with GEH staff on exhibition- and collection-related public programming, including docent training, gallery talks, online content, and related activities.
  4. Evaluate and refine the museum's substantial and internationally renowned collection of nineteenth-century photographs. Identify, evaluate, propose, and present new acquisitions (gifts and purchases) for the photography collection.
  5. Create and maintain object, exhibition and constituent records in The Museum System (TMS) database.
  6. Work with Development office on DOP grant proposals and other fundraising activities.
  7. Provide access and information about the collection to internal and external colleagues and members of the public.
  8. Contribute to the organization and maintenance of the photography collection and related materials.
  9. Work closely with the Conservation Department to ensure that collection objects are properly identified and preserved.
  10. Instruct and advise students in the Photographic Preservation and Collections Management program as needed.
  11. Attend external conferences and events to promote the collection and foster alliances/collaboration in the field.
  12. Serve on internal GEH committees as requested by the curator-in-charge. Such committees include but are not limited to the TMS Committee, DOP submissions review committee, Loan Committee, and Disaster Preparedness Committee.
  13. Perform other duties/tasks as assigned by supervisor.

 

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. Requires a PhD or Master's Degree in History of Art/Photography or related field.
  2. Requires 5 years' experience working with museum/photographic collections.
  3. Must have knowledge of standard museum practices, protocols and ethics.

 

The duties of this position may require standing, walking, sitting, lifting/carrying (40lbs), pushing/pulling (75lbs), balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching crawling, reaching, speaking, hearing, seeing, depth perception, color vision, repetitive motion and ability to travel.

Please submit your cover letter and resume for consideration to Will Green, at wgreen@geh.org

George Eastman House is an Equal Opportunity Employer
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Curatorial Assistant

 

Job Title: Curatorial Assistant

Department: Moving Image Department

Reports To: Jared Case, Head of Information, Research and Access

Status: Full time (one year, renewable)

Start Date: Immediately

Posting Dates: March 2, 2015 through March 13, 2015

George Eastman House is seeking candidates for a Curatorial Assistant in the Museums Moving Image Department. This is a full time, grant funded, entry-level position, annually renewable. The archive preserves over 28,000 film titles in all film gauges and a variety of video and digital formats. It's Stills, Posters and Paper Collection contains a vast array of historic artifacts including posters, production stills, historical documents, music cue sheets, lobby cards, scripts, pre-cinema materials, nitrate film frames, audio collections, as well as correspondence related to filmmakers, producers, and performers. 

Overview:

The Research and Information Specialist reports to the Head of Information, Research and Access and works in close collaboration with her/his team, as well as with the Moving Image Department's Collection Manager. She/he supports the Moving Image Department in implementing its daily activities and special projects.

Responsibilities:

  1. Coordinate and implement the activities of the Film Study Center by organizing on-site access to the collections for scholars and researchers;
  2. Respond via telephone, mail and email to research inquiries related to the Department's collections;
  3. Organize collection materials and gather information for the purposes of collection management and cataloguing;
  4. Participate in the activities of the L. Jeffrey Selznick School of Film Preservation, with special emphasis in teaching and mentoring students;
  5. Offer administrative support to the Moving Image Department; provide information to staff members, interns and volunteers about collection materials.

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. Candidates must possess a solid knowledge of international film history.
  2. Requires an advanced degree in Film and Media, Archive Management or equivalent field, and be fluent in film archiving and curatorial matters.
  3. Experienced in Collection management, including familiarity with cataloguing principles, especially as it applies to the field of moving images;
  4. Familiar with the handling of collection materials, with special emphasis on film prints, production stills, posters and historical documents;
  5. Familiar with cataloging and imaging software.

Please submit a letter of intent, your resume and at least three professional references to Jared Case, Head of Information, Research and Access, Moving Image Department at jcase@geh.org

George Eastman House is an Equal Opportunity Employer
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